Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde In Rare Birthday Celebration

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Governor Seyi Makinde

It’s 2-in1 celebration for the Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde today. He is celebrating the birthday of Jesus christ , interestingly the politician also clocked 52 today.

As early as 7am today, hordes of supporters, admirers, associates, family members and aides converged on his Ikolaba GRA, Ibadan home to celebrate with him.

The whole estate was filled with people and the security was a bit relaxed to accommodate party members and loyalists.

Some prominent people who gained entrance into the personal living room of the Governor took part in the early ceremony where the Governor’s wife, Omini and their three children were present.

Seyi Makinde was in his best element.

The Oyo State Governor whose election was recently affirmed by the supreme court wore a christmas ribbon and was seen exchanging jokes with families and friends.

Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde (born 25 December 1967) is a Nigerian businessman, politician and philanthropist. He is the governor of Oyo State in South-western Nigeria. He is an engineer and a subject matter expert on fluid and gas metering. Until August 2018, he was the Group Managing Director of Makon Group Limited; an indigenous oil and gas company in Nigeria. He established his first oil and gas private business called Makon Engineering and Technical Services, (METS) at the age of 29 in the year 1997, after earning years of work experience with international oil and gas companies.

Makinde contested for the Oyo State 2015 gubernatorial seat on the platform Social Democractic Party (SDP)
Makinde was born to a renowned teacher turned accountant, late Pa Olatubosun Makinde and Madam Abigail Makinde of Aigbofa Compound in Oja’ba, Ibadan. He is the third child of the family.

Makinde began his education at St Paul Primary School and completed his primary education at St Michael Primary School, Yemetu, Ibadan. His secondary education was at Bishop Phillips Academy, Monatan, Ibadan. In 1985, he gained admission to the University of Lagos (Unilag) where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

In 1998, Oluwaseyi trained at Industrial Control Services in Houston, Texas on Safety Shutdown System ; and Development of Analytical Competence for Managing Operations at Lagos Business School in 1999. In 2000, he had training in automation. In 2002, he studied Fundamentals of Crude Sampling at Jiskoot Auto Control Training Centre, Kent, England. Also, in 2005, he studied Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems at Massachusets Institute of
Technology, USA.