Search This Blog

Biography of Rauf Aregbesola

Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola is the current Governor of Osun state, he was born 25 May 1957.

He had his primary and secondary education in OndoState , and later attended The Polytechnic , Ibadan, where he studied Mechanical Engineering and graduated in 1980.

He was Speaker of the Students’ Parliament ( 1977 /78) , The Polytechnic, Ibadan, and the President of the Black Nationalist Movement ( 1978- 1980 ).

He was also an active supporter of other progressive students’ movements nationwide, which earned him , for instance the life membership of National Association of Technological Students .

In June 1990 , he became an elected delegate to the SDP Inaugural Local Government Area Congress.

In July of the same year, he was also a delegate to its first National
Convention in Abuja.

he was Director of the Bola Ahmed Tinubu Campaign Organisation which engineered the electoral
victory of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the Governor of Lagos State in 1999 

He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management ( FNIM) , Fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers ( FNSE) , Fellow of the Nigerian Association of Technological Engineers ( FNATE) and Fellow of the Certified Marketing Communications Institute of Nigeria ( FCMCIN ). 

As a pro - democracy and
human rights activist , he was a major
participant in the demilitarization and pro -
democracy struggles of the 1990s .

He was formerly an activist.

 He was Lagos Commissioner for Works and Infrastructure from 1999 to 2007.

He ran for governor of The State of Osun in the 2007 elections. Although the People's Democratic Party (PDP) candidate Olagunsoye Oyinlola was declared the winner, Aregbesola appealed the decision and on 26 November 2010 was declared the winner.
He was returned as Osun state governor on August 9, 2014 for another 4 years tenure.

Featured post


Nigeria is officially called "The Federal Republic of Nigeria". It is a federal constitutional republic comprising of 36 states a...