RESUME! OGBENI RAUF ADESOJI AREGBESOLA

by Adabanija Kamorudeen

RESUME!

OGBENI RAUF ADESOJI AREGBESOLA
18, Oduduwa Crescent
Ikeja, GRA, Lagos
0802 453 7105, raregbesola@yahoo.com

Personal Data
Full Name: Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji, AREGBESOLA
Date of Birth: 25th May, 1957
Place of Birth: Ikare, Ondo State.
Nationality: Nigerian
Contact Address: 18, Oduduwa Crescent, Ikeja, GRA, Lagos
Marital Status: Married

Educational Background
Education Institutes attended with dates.
The Polytechnic, Ibadan 1976-1980
Akoko Grammar School, Arigidi – Akoko 1973-1975
Manuwa Memorial Grammar School, Iju-Odo, 1971-1972
Okitipupa, Ondo State.
Academic and Professional Qualifications.
Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE)
Fellow Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FNIMechE)
Fellow of the Nigerian Association of Technological Engineers (FNATE)
Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (FNIM)
Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE)
Corporate Member, Nigerian Association of Technological Engineers
Associate, American Institute of Industrial Engineers.
Associate, Nigerian Institute of Management.
Higher National Diploma – Mechanical Engineering
Ordinary National Diploma – Mechanical Engineering
West African School Certificate.

Awards and Commendations
Awards for Best Governor in the Southern Nigeria and Best Governor in Social Investments and Social Protection at the 2018 edition of Business Day States Competitiveness and Good Governance Competition.
GLEEHD Foundation-Commonwealth Democracy Initiative Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award 2014.
2014 AD King Prize for Achievement In Public Service.
United Nations World Summit Award at Global Congress 2013 in Sri Lanka for Opon Imo (Tablet of Knowledge) on E-Learning and Science.
AES Governor of the Year Award.
International Human Rights Award of Excellence.
Islamic Financial News Deal of the Year Award 2013.
EMRCAgriBusiness Award 2013 in Kigali Rwanda.
Best Governor in Urban and Rural Infrastructure Development as well as Best Governor in Youth and Sports Development at the first Business Day States Competitiveness sand Good Governance Awards.
Independent Newspapers’ Man of the Year 2013 Award.
BusinessWorld Newspaper’s Most Innovative Nigerian Governor in First Term. 2014
National Infinity Magazine’s Nigerian of the Year 2013.

Work Experience
STATE OF OSUN
Governor, Osun 2010-2018

Key accomplishments as the Governor of Osun
Urban Infrastructure
constructed over 1136.44 kilometres of roads:
381.89 kilometres of inter-city roads.
255.17 kilometres of township roads.
180.92 kilometres of boundary roads.
87.40 kilometres of highway roads.
231.06 kilometres of council roads.
Rural Infrastructure
constructed over 500 kilometres of rural roads across the State.
Education Infrastructure
Pioneered the first alternative bond (Sukuk) for Infrastructure development in Nigeria.
3685 new classrooms built.
67 new model elementary schools built.
49 new middle schools constructed.
11 new high schools constructed.
139 elementary school classrooms renovated.
271 middle school classrooms renovated.
9 high schools renovated.
62,922 units of furniture provided.
Social Investment
Agba Osun: medical and financial support over 1,000 critically vulnerable veterans.
World Bank-endorsed Osun Youth Empowerment Scheme (OYES) which employed over 60,000 youths within his 2-term tenure.
School Feeding and Health Programme (O-MEALS) for 250,000 primary school children.
Opon Imo (Tablet of Knowledge) for E-learning.
Bola Ige Mechatronics Institute (BIMI) – The first Mechatronics Institute of its kind in Nigeria. BIMI provides expert training for developing private sector competence in auto diagnostics and repair, facilitate a modern hi-tech environment to train the trainers, provide theoretical and practical setting for retaining local auto mechanics and serves as a test bed for raising auto remediation entrepreneurs. Established in Esa Oke, Osun, The institute was set up in collaboration with the National Automotive Design and Development Council with a one billion naira (N1b) facility from the Bank of Industry (BOI). In terms of capacity development, the state facilitated 3-month training of train-the-trainers of 31 youths, including 1 female, from across the state in Germany by Lucas Nulle. The institute has trained hundreds of auto technicians and is involved in the federal Government’s social investment programme called NPower Build.
Most of the Osun innovative Social Protection Programmes have served as template for similar programmes at the federal level.
Please see more details in the attached Annexure ORAF.

LAGOS STATE
Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure. 1999-2007

Key accomplishments as Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure
Championed construction of the major infrastructure projects within Lagos State including:
Major Road Projects
Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island
AdeolaOdeku Street, Victoria Island
Agege Motor Raod, Mushin Local Government Area
Iyana-Itire, Yaba
Kudirat Abiola Way (Oregun Road), Ikeja Local Government Area
Ikotun-Igando Road, Alimosho Local Government Area
Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Eti-Osa Local Government Area
Idowu Taylor Street, Victoria Island
KarimuKotun, Victoria Island.
Led the construction and upgrading of the Lagos Business District Roads
NnamdiAzikiwe Street
Broad Street
Odunlami Street
Ereko Street
Martins Street
Bamgbose Street
Alli-Balogun Street
Old Marina Street
Idumagbo Avenue
Customs Street
Kakawa Street
Tinubu Street
Breadfruit Street
Campos Street
Brook Street
Adeniji Adele Street (Docemo Street end to loop joining Eko Bridge)
Tinubu Square
Led the construction of Bye-Pass Roads:
Akinola/AmokeAlasela – Bye-pass connecting Abeokuta Express Road to Ipaja-Moshalashi Road in Alimosho Local Government Area.
AbuleEgba-Ekoro-Agbelekale-Meiran Road – A Bye-pass linking Abeokuta Expressway ad Meiran Road in Alimosho Local Government Area.
Kazeem/DoyinOmololu/Demuren, Alapere in Kosofe Local Government Area.
Social Club – A link road between Adeniyi/Jonathan Coker and Abeokuta Express Road in Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Area.
Adewole/Duduyemi/Ogundana Streets linking Ipaja Road and Egbeda in Alimosho Local Government Area.
Olu Amara/Lateef Dosumu Streets in Ikeja Local Government Area.
Old Otta Road, Agege.
Jimoh Odutola Street, Surulere.

Initiated The Involvement Of Private – Public (IPP.) Sector Partnership Ventures In Road Development;

S/N
PROJECT
FINANCED BY
REMARK

1.
Rehabilitation of Bishop Kale Close, V/Island.

Starcomms Limited

Completed

2.
Rehabilitation of Okodua/Dillion Street, Kirikiri.
Residents Association contribution of N10 Million in collaboration with Lagos State Government.

Completed

3.
Rehabilitation of OlakunleBakare Street, V/Island.

Vee Networks limited.

Completed

4.
Rehabilitation of part of MoladeOkoya Thomas Street, V/Island.
Zenith Bank Plc.

Completed

5.
Construction of Access Road to Beach Resort Estate, V/ Island.
Beach Resort Nig. Limited.

Completed

6.
Rehabilitation of Orofin Street/Old OjoroadJunction, Maza-Maza, AmuwoOdofin.
Intercontinental Bank Plc.

Completed

7.
Rehabilitation of OyinJolayemi Street, V/Island
Access Bank, All States Trust Bank, Cooperative Development Bank, Broad Bank, Econet Wireless, First City Monument Bank, Guarantee Trust Bank and Standard Trust Bank

Completed

8.
Rehabilitation of LigaliAyorinde Street, V/Island
Global Bank Plc, Pan Ocean Oil Corporation, Capital Bank International, Prestige Assurance Plc and Victoria Continental Hotels and Tours Ltd.

Completed

9.
Powering and Maintenance of street light on WEMPCO Road, Ikeja.
WEMPCO group

Completed

10.
Upgrading/Dualization of part of Adetokunbo Ademola Street, V/Island from Ahmadu Bello to Sanusi Fafunwa Round-about.
Eko Hotels and Lagos State Government.

Completed

11.
Rehabilitation of Danmole Street, V/Island.
Intercontinental Bank Plc.

Completed

12.
Provision, Energizing and Maintenance of street light on Ligali Ayorinde Street, V/Island
Pan Ocean Oil Corporation

Completed

13.
Rehabilitation of Buraimoh Kenku Street, V/Island
Liquefied Natural Gas Company (LNG) Ltd.

Completed

14.
Rehabilitation of OladeleOlashoreStreet, V/Island
Leads Merchant Bank, All States Trust Bank and others

Completed

15.
Rehabilitation of Akin Olugbade Street, V/Island
New Nigerian Bank Plc.

Completed

16.
Rehabilitation of Luggard Road, Ikoyi
National Industrial Court
Completed

17.
Redevelopment of Ajose Adeogun Street, V/Island
Zenith Bank Plc.

Completed

18.
Rehabilitation of JimohOdutola Street, Surulere.
Flour Mills
Completed

19
Rehabilitation of Lugard Road, Ikoyi
National Industrial Court
Completed

Pedestrian Bridges
Airport Road, Mafoloku in Oshodi-Isolo Local Government Area
Ketu Bus-stop (Demurin) In Kosofe Local Government Area
Mile 2 on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway
Alapere on Oworonshoki to Lagos-Ibadan Express Road
Ikeja Bus-stop in Lagos – Abeokuta expressway, Ikeja Local Government Area
Rural Roads
Abule Oshorun in Ikorodu Local Government Area
Agunfoye Lagbosi in Ikorodu Local Government Area
Imeke-Gbanko in Badagry Local Government Area

Infrastructure
Undertook The Upgrading Of The General Operations Of The Lagos State Electricity Board To Enhance The Diminishing Effectiveness Of The Then PHCN.

Co-Ordination of the Initiation and Completion Of IPP At Egbin Power Station to deliver THIRTY (30) MW. IPP (AES/Y. Folawiyo Power) for Lagos; but taken over by the Federal Government by diverting it to the National Grid At Osogbo for Distribution Nationally.

Initiated and Completed the Centralisation Electricity Generating Sets’ POWER for the Lagos State Secretariat, Alausa, Ikeja.

Initiated In The Settling Up Of The ALL YEAR ROUND DRAINAGE CLEANING OUTFIT THROUGHOUT THE METROPOLITAN LAGOS , through the setting up of DRAIN DUCKS & HIGHWAYS MANAGERS AGENCY.

Undertook the Construction Of A BEFITTING GOVERNOR’S LODGE, all Essential Amenities and Facilities near Alausa, Ikeja (Near the Lagos State Secretariat).

Rehabilitation and Expansion Of LAGOS HOUSE, MARINA, Into the interior modernisation to meet the present set-up.

Reconstruction and Upgrading Of THE OBA OF LAGOS PALACE, IGA IDUGANRAN, to Introduce some interior modernization and the Construction of Separate Multi-storey Guesthouse.

Pioneered The Reconstruction Of The Badly Destroyed LAGOS CITY HALL, in Lago Island Into Modernised Edifice.

Championed the Construction Of NEW SKILL-ACQUISITION CENTRE for the destitute and homeless people within the metropolitan areas, at TEKUNLE ISLAND, off an interior town in the Lekki Peninsula, Lagos.

The Reconstruction of an appreciable portions in the DESTITUTE REHABILITATION CENTRE AT OWUTU, IKORODU AREA OF LAGOS.

Pioneered the initiation of FIBRE OPTIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS CABLE RESERVATION ALONG LAGOS HIGHWAYS AND DESIGNATED ROUTES.

Housing projects
Provision of Roads, External Electrification, Water supply and Reticulation in Lekki Millenium Housing Scheme I
Construction of network of Roads and External Electrification in Ayangburen Housing Estate Phase 2
Construction of network of Roads and External Electrification in Abraham Adesanya Housing Estate in Ajah Phase 1 and 2
External Electrification of Abraham Adesanya Housing Estate Phase 2;
Construction of Access Road into Gbagada Millenium Housing Scheme 1 and 2 (Oke Alfa Road);
Construction of Access Road, Car Parks and External Electrification in Amuwo Odofin Housing Scheme;
Construction of Major Roads in Phase 1 and 2 of Ojokoro Millennium Housing Scheme;

Aurora Nigeria Limited, Lagos 1989-1999
President

Robicon Nigeria Limited, Lagos 1988-1989
Director of Operations

Lagos Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos 1986-1988
Maintenance Engineer

Nigerian External Communications Limited, 1981-1986
Kujama, Kaduna
Higher Technical Officer (Utilities)

Imesi Ile High School, Imesi Ile, State of Osun 1975-1976
Tutor

Political/Government Assignments/Appointments

State of Osun 2010-2018
The Governor

Tripartite National Minimum Wage 2017-2018
Negotiation Committee.
Member

Lagos State 1999-2007
Hon. Commissioner for Works & Infrastructure

Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign 1998-Date
Organization (BATCO)
Director of Organization

Elders Committee AD Alimosho LGA 1998-Date
Secretary

Alimosho Welfare Association 1994
Coordinator

Primrose Patriotic (MKO) Movement, Alimosho 1993

Alimosho LGA Caretaker Committee 1992
Member

Social Democratic Party (SDP) Convention, Abuja 1990

Black Nationalist Movement, The Polytechnic Ibadan 1978-1980

The Polytechnic, Ibadan Students’ Parliament 1977-1978
Speaker

Extra-Curricular Activities

Reading, Talking, Politics, Travelling, Football.
Referees
Chief Bisi Akande.
Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

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