Kunle Adelabu & Wale Jagun
The nine aspirants for the Ikorodu Constituency II seats from Ijede Local Council Development Area (LCDA) will have their fate determined today on who gets the Council’s nod to represent it in the primary election next month.
As many as ten aspirants are aspiring to represent the constituency on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) from Ijede LCDA alone.
After a meeting with aspirants on Wednesday in Ijede, party leaders resolved that there will be a shadow primary where ward executives in the council would vote to determine who gets the mandate to represent Ijede’s interest.
The Council has been at a loggerhead with Hon. Nurudeen Solaja, who is from Imota LCDA and who has not only insisted on vying for a third term against the rotational arrangement in Ikorodu Constituency II and has proceeded to obtaining the party’s nomination form.
As a result, the resolve of party leaders for a single aspirant whom the entire Ijede would stand by instead of a case of multiple aspirants vying at the moment.
THE IMPACT reports that aspirants from Ijede LCDA who would be participating in the shadow poll are: Hon. Fathiu Jimoh Salisu, former Chairman, Ijede LCDA; Hon. Olugbenga Akinwale Oshin, former member, Lagos State House of Assembly; Mr Olakunle Aliasau Matti, Senior Local Government Staff and Youth leader and Mr Bello Yusuf.
Others are Mr Hameed Olalekan Aroyewun, former Commissioner nomineee and youth leader; Mr Aro Moshood Abiodun, former Assembly candidate and businessman; Mr Taoreed Hakeem Babajide, senior state government staff and chartered accountant, Mr Oluwatosin Onamade, a former Chairmanship aspirant and businessman; Mr Bello Yusuf and Mr Oresanya.
In this piece, THE IMPACT profiles the aspirants showing their family background, educational qualifications, political engagements and others.Mr Matti Olakunle Alliasau
Matti Olakunle Alliasau, a chartered accountant, administrator, teacher, senior council official and community leader per excellence, is among the few aspirants that have made their intentions to vie for the Ikorodu Constituency II seat in the Lagos State House of Assembly come 2023 General Elections, known.
The aspirant, who is contesting based on his exposure, resourcefulness, academic standing, antecedence in community and political arena and understanding of his environment, said that his early life sacrifices and engagements presents him as the most qualified person for the seat.
He was born in Surulere but lost both parents in his tender age. While in primary 5, Kunle moved to Ijede in Ikorodu Division area of Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria, to be with his aged grandmother and was enrolled at the Anwar – Ul – Islam Primary School and later moved to Luwasa High School, Ijede, for his secondary education.
The aspirant’s paternal family is from Ebute Olowo compound in Ijede while his mother was from the Agbaje family of Shokun Royal family and Solumade – Ojikutu Royal family in Itundesan, also in Ijede.
He also has great connection with the Ikorodu and Igbogbo parts of the division.
Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH), Yaba, Lagos, Business Administration, 1997 and 1999, Ordinary National Diploma (OND).
Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Bachelors of Science (BSC), Accountancy, 1999 and 2003.
Lagos State University, Ojo, Masters of Science (MSC), Business Management, 2009 and 2011.
Member, Institute of Strategic Management
Qualified Accountant (CNA)
Student – Member, Certified Information System Auditors (CISM).
He has many other certificates in Administration and Management.
Another area that Matti has made remarkable contributions is his involvement in community developments and engagements.
President (third), Ijede Students’ Union (ISU) between 1998 and 2000.
Foundation Assistant Secretary, Ijede Development Foundation (IDF) 2013 – 2017.
General Secretary, IDF, 2017 till date.
Olakunle Matti donated a borehole water project for the use of residents of Ojuyemoro/Oju Ogun community in Ijede which is still functioning till date.
He founded the Greenlight Concept which was designed to provide tutorial classes, nurtures and encourages young people to study and pass their WAEC, GCE and JAMB in Ijede.
The aspirant is also the immediate past President, Development Platform (DP), a platform which membership cut across the Ikorodu Division.
Former Auditor, Accounting Students’ Association, Lagos State University, (ASA – LASU).
General Secretary, Faculty of Management Science, LASU.
General Secretary, National Union of Local Government Employees of Nigeria (NULGE), Ikorodu Local
Government between 2011 and 2014.
Chairman, Audit Committee, LASUSU.
Secretary, State Special Committee, Ijede Ward D1 (Alliance for Democracy) 2001.
Congress Chairman, LGA, Action Congress (AC) deployed to Imota LCDA in 2010; Member, 5 – Man Committee from Ikorodu LGA that conducted the House of Representatives and House of Assembly primaries at the party’s State Secretariat, ACME, Ogba, Ikeja.
Member, Electoral Committee for State House of Representatives and House of Assembly for the Kosofe Constituency in 2015 and Member, LGA Congress Committee, Bariga Local Government.
Chairman, LGA Congress Committee, Ikorodu North LCDA, 2019 and Chairman, Electoral Committee, Imota LCDA, 2021.
Secretary, TACT (Abiru Campaign Committee), Ijede LCDA.
During his service to the country as a Corper between 2004/05, Olakunle Matti served as a teacher in Bokkos LG, Plateau State.
Tutor (Financial Accounting) at Stars International College, Eyita, Ikorodu, between 2005 and 2006
Medview Airline, Ikeja, as Chief Finance Officer (CFO) between 2006 and 2008.
Lagos State Local Government Service Commission in 2008 and his first council of call was the Ikorodu Local Government where he worked as acting 2nd Signatory and later Principal Accountant between 2008 and 2017.
Ikorodu North LCDA and served in the capacity of Internal Auditor and Assistant Chief Accountant between February 2017 and March 2021.
Iru Victoria Island LCDA in March 2021 as the Internal Auditor and now Chief Accountant.
Awards & Honours
Gold Medal, NIPOGA Games in Kaduna for YABATECH
Promising Youth for Leadership Award, Starlight Light Magazine, Ijede, 2014.
Role Model for the Youth Award, Starlight LC Magazine, Ijede, 2018
Special Recognition for the Growth and Development of Ijede Community, Ajede Luwasa Day Award, 2018
Prince Hammed Olalekan Aroyewun
Prince Hameed Olalekan Aroyewun (HOA), a leading youth leader and community developer was nominated for the Commissionership position from Ikorodu Division at the beginning of Governor Babajide Sanwo – Olu’s administration.
Hammed Olalekan Aroyewun is a noble son of Egbin, Ijede, Igbogbo, and Ikorodu towns. He is a descendant of the Gbarule Royal Family of Egbin Kingdom, a wing of the Obateru Royal Family in Ijede Local Council Development Area. This lineage extends to the Onadugba wing of the Rademo Royal Family of Ikorodu. Through his mother, Hammed also hails from the Ogunmuyiwa branch of Ladega royal family of Ijede, Ijede Local Council Development Area.
Both of his parents also had ancestral roots in Igbogbo, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Local Council Development Area. While his father is from the prominent Aroyewun family of Itun-Perufu in Igbogbo, his mother is from the renowned Odusegun family of Itun-mokun, Igbogbo. His extended families have strong affiliation to the prestigious Itunabosan and Itunla communities of Igbogbo, Igbogbo/Baiyeku Local Council Development Area.
Hammed was educated at Methodist Primary School, Igbogbo, and Zumratul Islamiyyah Grammar School, Igbogbo.
He was trained as a teacher in Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education in 2002.
He had his Undergraduate studies at the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago- Iwoye, Ogun State and was awarded a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in 2007.
He is currently pursuing his master’s degree at the University of Lagos, Akoka.
From 2007 to 2008, Hammed Olalekan Aroyewun served the compulsory one-year youth service at the Yobe State Government Secretariat.
In 2010, he joined the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service as a Revenue Supervisor where he has continuously deployed his skills, charisma, and tireless energy to increase the revenue base of the state. He rose through the ranks to his present level of Revenue Officer.
Hammed has picked keen interest in politics right from his formative years; his alignment has always been with the progressives. He is a strong member of the All Progressives Congress till date.
He has served diligently as member, Evaluation and Monitoring Committee, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu Independent Campaign Group, 2018 – 2019. The committee provided quality information for giving impetus to the campaign and for advancing the electioneering activities of Mr Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu.
He was also screened and nominated by the Ikorodu Division APC Apex body to serve as a Commissioner in the present Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu led administration.
He was a member of the Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA Local Organizing Committee (2021) for the election of Senator Tokunbo Abiru as Senator, Lagos East SenatoriaL District.
He is currently the Coordinator, Youth for ABAT, Igbogbo/Baiyeku LCDA.
Community service and Social Engagements
Hammed has a long track record of community service.
He currently serves as Vice Chairman/Director of Programs, DE. Vanguard, a socio-political group domiciled within Ikorodu Division.
He is a distinguished member of the Egbin Emancipated Youth Movement.
He is the current Publicity Secretary, Igbogbo Development Association (IDEA) and doubles as member, Igbogbo Day Planning Committee.
He is an active member of the Concerned Ikorodu Division Youths.
He has served, since 2019, as member of the organizing committee, Igbogbo Youth Coalition.
He served as Chairman, Electoral Committee, Igbogbo Students’ Union.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Hammed is a member of the Association of Economics and Statistician of Nigeria (AESN).
He is also a member Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN)
Hon. Fathiu Salisu
Salisu Fathiu Jimoh, a former Chairman, Ijede LCDA, is an indigene of Ijede Local Council Development Area.
Master in Public Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, 1999-2001
B.Sc. Economics, Lagos State University, Ojo, 1991-1996
West African School Certificate, Luwasa High School, Ijede, 1988-1989 –
West African School Certificate, Urban Day Secondary School, Jericho, Ibadan, 1983-1988
Primary School Leaving Certificate, Abiola Jacob Primary School II, Foko, Ibadan, 1977-1983 –
Executive Chairman, Ijede Local Council Development Area, Ikorodu Local Government, 2017- 2021.
Council Clerk of the House, Ikosi-Ejirin Local Council Dev. Area.
Chief Admin Officer, Ikorodu Local Government, 2016-2017
Training Officer, Imota Local Council Dev. Area, 2003-2016.
Admin Officer, Ikorodu Local Government, 1998-2003
Economics Teacher, College of Arabic & Islamic Studies, Katsina State, 1997-1998
Clerical Officer, Ikorodu Local Government, 1991-1992
Personnel Asst. II, Ikorodu Local Government, 1990-1991
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Leadership and Governance USA (FCILG) Nigeria Chapter, 2020
Fellow, Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators (FIPMA) 2019
Chairman, Ijede Tipper Ventures, 2001-2017.
Chairman, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) Imota Local Council Dev. Area, 2003-2008.
Secretary, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employee (NULGE) Ikorodu Local Government, 2000-2003.
Vice President, Muslim Corpers Association of Nigeria, Katsina, 1997-1998.
President, Muslim Student Society of Nigeria, LASU, 1995-1997
Hon. Gbenga Oshin
Hon. Olugbenga Akinwale Oshin, popularly called, ‘Omo Oshin’, is a former Member, Lagos State House of Assembly. He represented Ikorodu Constituency II in 2011, after he won a bye – election as candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on December 12, 2010, following the death of Hon. Rotimi Sotomiwa who was then the incumbent representative of the constituency.
He hails from the Oluwo Okujumo and Oshinbokuren Royal family in Igbogbo and Oreshe Anifowoshe Royal family in Ijede, which makes him well rooted as indigene of the two Local Council Development Areas (LCDAs) which are among the three LCDAs that made up the Ikorodu Constituency II.
His wide political network, having worked with many leaders in the constituency, Ikorodu Division and State at large, put him in a good stead for the coveted seat.
Oshin studied Local Government Administration at the National Centre for Economic Management and Administration (NCEMA) and obtained a Higher Diploma in Management at the University of Ibadan (UI) and studied Physical Education at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos. He was a former student of Oriwu College, Ikorodu, and St. Patrick Catholic School, Yaba.
He is the Managing Director, Grand G. Arena, Chief Executive Officer, Grand G Multi – Resources Limited and also Chief Executive Officer, Hutchinson Ventures and Farms. He was a Senior Personnel Officer, Oshodi/Isolo Local Government. He was a former staff of Nelco, Oshodi, Romo Nigeria Company Limited, Igbogbo and Prince Ade Aje Company.
He joined the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 1999 but left to joined the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.
Hon. Oshin was the Chairman, Electoral Committee, Ikosi Ejinrin Primary Election (2021), Secretary, Local Organising Committee (LOC), 2019 General elections, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, Member, Screening Committee, Ikosi Ejinrin LCDA Councillorship/Chairmanship Aspirants, 2017, Member, APC Ikorodu Divisional Apex Body, Secretary, APC Apex body, Igbogbo/Bayeku LCDA, Special Assistant to the Chairman, Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Jos, National Delegate, National Convention of Peoples Democratic (Party), 2011 and Member, Ad Hoc Committee, Lagos State Taxi Drivers & Owners Association.
He was also a Member, 6th Assembly, Lagos State House of Assembly, 2011, Candidate, Ikorodu Constituency II, Lagos State House of Assembly, 2007, Aspirant, Ikorodu Constituency II, 2002. He was also the LGA Financial Officer, 2001 – 2002.
Hon. Oshin, who joined Democratic Party of Nigeria (DPN) in 1997, was the party’s candidate for the Lagos State House of Assembly the same year before it was dissolved alongside other political parties in 1997.
As a grassroots politician, Oshin, who was Member, First Legislative Council, Ikorodu Local Government, 1990 – 1993, was the Chairman, Street Naming Committee, Member, Education, Housing, and Finance Committee and Member, Ikorodu LG Transport Committee of the House.
He was also a Member of the Social Democratic Party which he joined in 1989.
Mr Aro Mashood Abiodun
Aro Moshood Abiodun popularly called ‘AMA’ was born and raised in Ijede LCDA under Ikorodu Constituency II.
AMA attended Anwarul-Islam Primary School in Ijede, Ikorodu Constituency II.
Luwasa High School in Ijede, also in Ikorodu Constituency II.
He studied Accounting at Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State.
Aro Abiodun owns businesses and properties in both Ikorodu Constituencies I and II.
He is the Managing Director of AMA Hotel & Suites in Ijede.
The young politician is a popular political and youth leader with massive followers and vast connections in the three councils that made up the Ikorodu Constituency II.
He was a rallying point in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) till 2021 when he moved into the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was the PDP Candidate, Ikorodu Constituency II Seat, Lagos State House of Assembly and emerged the runner – up to the APC candidate in the General Elections.
Regional Manager, Billingtin India Wood Import and Exporter, o 2002- 2008
Associate Director Temitope Group of Company, 2008-2012
CEO MKTVARO Nigeria Limited, 2012- Till date
CEO AMA HOTEL AND SUITES, 2017-Till date
National PRO, Process Wood Producers and Marketers Association of Nigeria, 2014 till Date
National Vice Chairman, Sawmallers Association of Nigeria, 2014 till Date
Member, National Forest Funds (NFTF), 2018 till Date
PRO, All Stars Football Club Ijede, 2018 – 2021
Vice Chairman, All Stars Football Club Ijede, 2021 till Date
PDP Candidate, Ikorodu Constituency II Seat, Lagos State House of Assembly, 2019
Prince Taoreed Hakeem Babajide
Taoreed Hakeem Babajide was born into the family of Prince Tajudeen Babtunde Taoreedm the Olootu of Kuyinu Royal Family of Rademo ruling House in Ijede.
ACTI Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation (CITN)
ACA Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN)
M.Sc. Accounting, University of Lagos (UNILAG), Lagos
Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Criminal Intelligence, International Institute of Certified Forensic Investigation Professional (IICFIP)
B.Sc. Accounting, Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo.
SSCE, Okesuna High School, Lagos Island.
Lecturing 2019 till Date:
Professional Values and Ethics in Accounting
Oil and Gas Accounting in Nigeria, KB Study Centre, Yaba, Lagos.
Head of Internal Audit Unit, Lagos State Infrastructure Assets Management (LASIAMA), 2021
Member, Monitoring Team, Bi – Annual and Annual Monitoring Exercise, Lagos State Parastatal Monitoring Office (PMO) 2020/2021
Internal Auditor, Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment (MWCE), 2018
Special Assignment, Office of Special Adviser, Finance and Audit, Lagos State Pensions Verification Exercise, 2017
Internal Auditor, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, 2016
Internal Auditor, Ministry of Rural and Urban Development , 2014.
Internal Auditor, Central Internal Audit Department
Research Assistant on History of Lagos, Governor’s Office/Ministry od Home Affairs, Archival/Historical Institutions in the United Kingdom, 2013
Member, Sport Committee, Lagos State Sports Commission, Eko 2012 Sport Festival.
Personal Assistant, Commissioner for Home Affairs and Culture, 2012
Audit Trainee, National Service Corp (NYSC) Primary Assignment, Pipelines and Products Marketing Company Limited (PPMC)
Marketing Representative, Bishop Gate Micro – Finance Bank, 2009
Member, BOSCO Group, 2015 Gubernatorial Election, 2015
Councillorship Aspirant, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), 2011
President, Department of Accounting, Faculty of Management Science (FMS), Lagos State University, Ojo.
Member, Lagos State University Students’ Union Government
Prince Taoreed Babajide has many Certificates from several workshops and programmes.
He has also engaged in many programmes and engaged in many community/social and humanitarian activities like provision of Street Lights, organizing Marathon Competition among others.
Mr Oluwatosin Onamade
Oluwatosin Onamade is an indigene of Ijede in Ijede LCDA and a businessman.
He is the Chief Executive Officer, Western Funeral Homes Limited, Ijede
He was a former Chairmanship aspirant for the Ijede LCDA
Other aspirants are Mr Bello Yussuf, an Insuarance expert and Prince Oresanya.