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#KnowYourLawmakers: Mr. Bamidele Oleyelogun; the Speaker of Ondo Assembly

Mr. Bamidele David Oleyelogun who is the current speaker of the Ondo State House of Assembly is a third-term legislator representing Ifedore state constituency. He emerged the speaker of the eight Assembly in April 2017 following the resignation of Mrs. Jumoke Akindele. He took over from Mr. Adeniyi Malachi who was the acting speaker. He has traversed the Labour Party (LP), the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and was elected for his third term on the All Progressives Congress (APC). He holds a Masters’ Degree in Business Administration and Management from the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

His Early Life and Education

Mr. Bamidele David Oleyelogun was born about six decades ago into the family of Pa. Abifawaye Oleyelogun and Mrs. Mary Oleyelogun in Isarun, Ifedore Local Government Council of Ondo State. He grew up in a polygamous family with other children of the family.

He had his primary education at St. Luke’s Anglican Primary School, Isarun and at C.A.C Primary, Igbara Oke while his Secondary Education was in Apostolic High School Ilara – Mokin in 1983 and Aiyekale Community High School at Saki in 1998. For his post-Secondary Education, Rt. Hon (Prophet) Bamidele David Oleyelogun graduated with National Diploma (1996) and bagged his Higher National Diploma (2000) from Iree Polytechnic, Osun State respectively. He also bagged Masters’ Degree in Business Administration and Management from the Federal University of Technology, Akure in 2005.

Mr. Bamidele David Oleyelogun has several professional certificates which include:

  • Certificate in Store and Materials Management/Purchasing and Inventory Control, under World Bank, assisted programme.
  • Combatant Certified Chartered Buyer from Nigerian Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CPS I, II, III)
  • Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management
  • Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Logistic and Transport

His Experience and Political Journey

Mr. Oleyelogun had also attended several international seminars and conferences in countries like Ghana, Togo, South Africa, Dubai, Tanzania, USA, United Kingdom etc.

He grew from grass to grace. He rose from turbulent and helpless educative up growth through frustrating carrier ladder. He had been labourer to bricklayers, farmers, car wash etc. He started his formal carrier in 1984 with Oyo North Agricultural Development Project, Saki (ONADEP), moved to Osun State Agricultural Development Project, Iwo Osun State between 1992 and 1998. He worked at Olashore International School between 2001 and 2005. He later worked at Redeemer’s University between 2005 and 2007 as the head of the store before he moved to National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) as the Chief Store Officer for the period of 2007 and 2010.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bamidele David Oleyelogun in his interest towards humanity had always made him participate in different political activities such as been the President of Student Union Government at Iree Polytechnic, Iree Osun State and held several executive positions before he finally resigned and contested as member of Ondo State House of Assembly to represent Ifedore State Constituency which he won in 2011on the platform of Labour Party. He re-contested for the second term in 2015 on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which he won gallantly to the glory of God. And again he re-contested for the third term and he triumphed courageously with special grace despite all odds on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He held several important positions in the House of Assembly, which include the following:

  • Chairman, House Committee on MDGs (now SDGs)
  • Chairman, House Committee on Culture and Tourism
  • Chairman, House Committee on Utility, Transport and Special Duties
  • Chairman, House Committee on Health
  • Vice-Chairman, House Committee on Tender Committee
  • Vice-Chairman, House Committee on Finance and Appropriation
  • Vice-Chairman, House Committee on PHC Government Account
  • Vice-Chairman, House Committee on Women Affairs e.t.c

He was a member to almost all committees of the House of Assembly. He served as the Parliamentary Secretary of the Assembly till he was elected and legally sworn-in as the Speaker of Ondo State House of Assembly in April 2017 and he maintained the position till the dissolution of the 8th Assembly. Unanimously without any rancor, perhaps due to his outstanding performance and unbeatable team spirit and leadership qualification, more confidence was reposed in him as the Speaker of the 9th Assembly.  Being the Speaker till date is as a result of the very strong hand of the Almighty God and the benevolence and love of the State Executives and his Party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) especially that of the Governor; Arakunrin Odunayo Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, the party chairman and his fellow members of the Ondo State House of Assembly.

During the 8th Assembly, he was elected as the Vice-Chairman of the Conference of Speakers of States in Nigeria and the Chairman of all South West Speaker of States. This is a height that has never been attained by any Speaker in the history of Ondo State so far.

Mr. Bamidele David Oleyelogun is a spirit-filled man of God. He was conferred Alore of Ihinrere Chieftaincy title at St. Luke Anglican Church Isarun (2010) and later as Evangelist at St. Luke Anglican Church, Isarun (2012). He was also anointed as an Evangelist at Wings of Praise Soul Winning Church Ibadan (2013). He graduated in the realm of the spirit to the Office of a firebrand Prophet of God.

He is the founder of Soul Winning Spiritual Evangelical Church which is located at Unity Estate, along KINQUS way, Oda town, Akure. He is also the prophet in charge of Oke Isegun Ase kiki Oro Prayer Mountain, located at opposite Ogbe High School, Oda, Akure.  Prophet Oleyelogun is known for his spiritual programme such as Gbe Ogo fun Ole mi and Night of Wonders.

His is happily married Prophetess (Mrs.) Olufunke Juliana Oleyelogun and they are blessed with glorious and resourceful children among who are business administrator, accountants, doctor and child psychologist.

Mr. Bamidele David Oleyelogun is a philanthropist, very humble, accommodating, and an astute politician and a renowned man of God.

Citizens of Ondo State and constituents are enjoyed to constructively engage him on legislative, and governance issues via his email: while his constituency office situated at 26, Surulere Street, Isarun, Ifedore LGA, Ondo State, Nigeria.


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