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The Profile Of Osun State Ministerial Nominee -Hon Jelili Adesiyan

Hon Jelili Adesiyan

African Examiner

The nominee for Osun state was a black horse who was never publicly mentioned during the scheming for the ministerial list until few days ago.


Hon Jelili Adesiyan

Adesiyan, a member of the People’s Democratic Party in Osun state is regarded as one of the top leaders of the party in the state.

Adesiyan ,an educationist, is a 59-year old former commissioner for education in Osun  state and a former Director General for the state ministry of Commerce and industry. The nominee who was a leading NADECO activist in Oyo/ Osun during the pro- democracy struggle holds first and second degrees from the University of Ibadan in the field of education.

He was into several businesses before he ventured into active politicking both at home and abroad.

A teacher, Adesiyan worked in several private sector companies including Guinness Nigeria Limited  and Johnson White United in Lagos before setting up his private firms such as Spy Emporium and Jot Image Nigeria Limited  in which he was chairman and executive director respectively.

With a long history of political activism, the nominee was the secretary of NADECO in Texas, USA, Assistant Secretary, Alliance for Democracy, Osun state, old Oyo state coordinator of NADECO national delegate, defunct Social Democratic Party campaign secretary, defunct SDP in old Oyo state and a strong youth activist under the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria.

An avid educationist, Adesiyan has delivered so many educational papers at home and abroad . Adesiyan belongs to such organisations as Egbe Omo Yoruba  (USA, Canada), African Overseas Union (Houston, USA), Egbe Omo Oduduwa ,Houston ,USA and National Council on adult Education.

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1 Comment for “The Profile Of Osun State Ministerial Nominee -Hon Jelili Adesiyan”

  1. Akintokunbo Adejumo

    I am very disappointed with this Profile, or rather, the person whop compiled it. My problem is the word EDUCATIONIST attributed to the subject.
    I read through the profile, and I never saw anywhere or any deed or career that made this man and Educationist.
    Apart from picking up a first and second degree from the University of Ibadan (as if he’s the only one who has even done so, or to prove that the man has achieved what others will never achieve or have never achieved before) I don’t see how his work, business, political posts, etc made him an Educationist unless we are being made to agree that being a Commissioner for Education confers on him the Educationist tag.
    Let’s be factual here.

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