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Biography of Abiola Ajimobi

Abiola Ajimobi is the current Governor of Oyo state, he was born on 16 December 1949 to the Ajimobi of Ibadan at Oja'ba, Ibadan.

His grandfather was Sobaloju of Ibadan Land (a chief in the royal court of Ibadan). His uncle, Hon. N.A. Ajimobi was minister of works and transport in the Western Region. His father, Pa Ajimobi, was also an Honourable member of the House of Assembly in the Old Western region.
 
He attended Saint Patricks Primary School, Oke-Padre in Ibadan, but later moved to Ibadan City Council Primary School, Aperin, where he obtained his Primary School education. He thereafter moved to Lagelu Grammar School for his secondary education.

He moved to United States of America where he studied Business Administration and Finance at the State University New York, in Buffalo, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree.

He got his MBA in Operations Research and Marketing with a concentration in Finance at the Governor’s State University, Park Forest, Illinois.

He was engaged in Buffalo, New York as a state certified underwriter, by Equitable Life Assurance Corporation, which was then the 2nd largest Insurance Company in America.

He was formerly the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the National Oil and Chemical Marketing Company a goodsubsidiary of Shell Petroleum

In 2003 he became a Senator of the Republic of Nigeria. He was a principal officer in the Senate, serving as the Deputy Minority leader of the Senate.


In 2007 he contested the gubernatorial election under the umbrella of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) but lost the election bid. He contested again in 2011 under the All Progressive Congress and was elected in a keenly contested election.

As the incumbent, he contested for a second term in an election that took place on April 11 2015. He contested under the All Progressive Congress for a second.

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