Ibadan: Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State is indeed an uncommon leader.
After nominating 27 year old Seun Fakorede as commissioner, the Mega billionaire Governor is in news again for the Right reasons.
For his age, Fakorede, a Civil Engineering graduate of Obafemi Awolowo, University, Ife has a highly impressive resumé.
The Speaker of the House, Adebo Ogundoyin, Monday confirmed the nomination of Seun Fakorede as commissioner by Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state.
Recently, Governor Makinde was hailed by a cross section of Nigerians for having the audacity to publicize his Asset Declaration.
A Pro-Restructuring Civil Society Group, Vote4Restructuring (V4R) issued a statement commending him for that “uncommon act which President Buhari and his vice, Osinbajo promised but failed to do, which even other Governors and as well his Party-the PDP are uneager to celebrate”
Going further, V4R stated that it would work with other CSOs to get the National Assembly to make it compulsory for political office holders, both elected and appointed to pass “the Makinde Test” by also making their Asset declaration public.
Here are some of the profile of 27-year-old Engr. Seun Fakorede:
Board chairman at Reasone innovations – a branding, visual communication and marketing agency.
Co-founder & CEO at Boddiemax Premium Fashion Brand.
Founder & Executive Director at Home Advantage Africa.
Former Civil Engineer at Lagos State Development and Property Corporation.
Studied The Art of Management. at Swiss E-Learning Institute, Switzerland.
Studied Civil engineering at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Went to Oladipo Alayande School of Science.
Went to Government College, Apata, Ibadan.
From Idere, Oyo, Nigeria.
Marital status: Single.
There is a Seun Fakorede in every State of Nigeria. The youths need to tell the Governors that they cannot remain “Leaders of tommorrow” for ever.
At the Federal level, it is even worse with 43 year old Sadiya Umar Farouq being the only “Youth” in Buhari’s oncoming cabinet.