Gboyega Oyetola Biography: Mother, Age, Net Worth, Religion, Wife, Children, APC, Father

Biography

Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola (born September 29, 1954), best known as Gboyega Oyetola, is the ninth Governor of Osun State. He is a prominent politician, technocrat, and businessperson.

The politician is among the fifteen contestants vying for the Osun State governorship. He emerged as the governor after the State gubernatorial position in the 2018 elections.

Oyetola is a member of the current ruling party All Progressive Congress (APC) party. During his first tenure as a Governor, Gboyega demonstrated his leadership skills.

As a business tycoon, Oyetola has many business ventures in Nigeria. He founded the Nigerian-based firm Silvertrust Insurance Brokers Limited. 

Gboyega Oyetola
Gboyega Oyetola biography
Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola is a renowned Nigerian politician, businessperson, and technocrat.
Quick Facts
Name:Adegboyega Isiaka Oyetola
Other Names:Gboyega Oyetola
Born:September 29, 1954 (age 67 years)
Place of Birth:Iragbiji, Boripe, Osun State
Nationality:Nigerian
Tribe:Yoruba
Education:Insurance
Alma mater:University of Lagos
Father:Hammed Oyetola
Mother:Alhaja Wulemat Oyetola
Occupation:Technocrat, businessman, politician
Party:Action Congress of Nigeria
Office:9th Governor of Osun State
Wife:Alhaja Kafayat Oyetola
Children:4
Religion:Muslim
Net Worth:US$1.5 million

Early Life

Gboyega Oyetola was born on September 29, 1954 in Iragbiji, Boripe Local Government Area, Osun State. His parents are notable personalities in Islam and his town.

His father, Hammed Oyetola, is the current Imam of Egbeda, Iragbiji. His mother is the late Alhaja Wulemat Oyetola.

Education

Gboyega Oyetola attended Ifeoluwa Grammar School in Osogbo, Nigeria. He enrolled for a Bachelor’s degree in Insurance at the prestigious University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria.

After his graduation, Oyetola went for the compulsory one-year NYSC in Potiskum. He obtained a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos.

Career

Business

Oyetola worked as the area manager of Leadway assurance company Limited from 1980 to 1987. He left for Underwriting Manager at Crusader Insurance Company Limited and worked from 1987 to 1990.

Isiaka became the Technical Controller at Alliance and General Insurance from 1990 to 1991. He left the organization in 1991 to establish his company Silvertrust Insurance Brokers Limited.

Oyetola served as the Chief of Staff to the former Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola. In 2005, Adegboyega became the Executive Vice Chairman of Ebony Properties Limited.

Gboyega was also Director of Pyramid Securities Limited. He was the Chairman of Ebony Properties Limited.

Politics

Oyetola joined the Alliance for Democracy before leaving for the Action Congress and Action Congress of Nigeria. Currently, he is a member of the ruling party Action Congress of Nigeria.

On November 27, 2018, Adegboyega was sworn into office, and in March 2019, the Election tribunal in Abuja declared that the APC and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola, were not validly returned.

Relationship with Bola Tinubu

Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is a Nigerian account and the twelfth Governor of Lagos State. He served as the Lagos State Governor from 1999 to 2007. 

Tinubu has been the national leader of the All Progressives Congress since 2013. Both Bola Tinubu and Gboyega Oyetola are members of the ruling APC.

Personal Life

Gboyega Oyetola is happily married to the humanitarian and philanthropist Kafayat Olaitan Oyetola. He is a proud father of four children.

His wife is the President of the Non-Governmental Organization Ilerioluwa Development Initiative. Kafayat has supported less privileged women and children in Nigeria through the organization.

Memberships

The renowned politician is a member of many professional bodies and organizations.

  • Chartered Insurance Institute in London and Nigeria.
  • Nigeria Institute of Management
  • Ikoyi Club
  • All Progressives Congress

Religion

Gboyega Oyetola comes from a Muslim family. His father, Hammed Oyetola, is the present Imam of Egbede, Iragbiji.

Net worth

Gboyega Oyetola has an estimated net worth of US$1.5 million as of July 2022. According to Legit.ng, his primary source of wealth is his business endeavors and political career.

Awards

Gboyega Oyetola is a recipient of many awards from prominent sponsors. In January 2016, Isiaka received the Award of Excellence from Osun State University, College of Law, Ifetedo.

YearAwardSponsor
2014Distinguished Merit AwardIfeoluwa Grammar School, Osogbo
2018Pan-African Distinguished Leadership Honour as Icon of Nation Building in NigeriaAfrican Students Union Parliament
2017Meritorious AwardNAOSS, Obafemi Awolowo University Chapter
2016Award of Excellence in Public AdministrationRotary Club of Osogbo, Rotary International
2016NAOSS-NHQ Award of Excellence in Administration and Good Governance
2016Leadership AwardInternational Association of Lions Club, District 404B2, Nigeria
2016Grand Patron of the Local Government Chapel of Osun State NUJ
2016Leadership Award for Outstanding PerformanceNigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Osogbo Branch
2017Award of Excellence as ICON of Good GovernanceNetwork of Non-Governmental Organisation (NETNOS) State of Osun Branch.
2017Award for Exemplary and Exceptional Support and Fellow of Osun State College of Technology
2016Award of ExcellenceOsun State University, College of Law, Ifetedo
2015Distinguished Award of Excellence in Public AdministrationNigeria Union of Journalists, Osun State Council
2017The Guardian AwardExceptional Chief of Staff in the Federation
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