April 13, 2021


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Hon. Olumide Araoyinbo honoured

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By Oladapo Sofowora

It was yet another addition to the highly decorated cap of young and enterprising businessman and politician, Honorable Olumide Araoyinbo. Araoyinbo, a former majority leader of the Ondo State House of Assembly, was recently installed as the Basorun Onisowo of Ibadanland. Expectedly, Hon. Araoyinbo’s large base of friends and business colleagues stormed the ancient city of Ibadan and painted the town red leaving trails of sweet stories that will be told for long.

A man of many parts, Akoko-born Araoyinbo is a businessman, humanist, security expert, entrepreneur, investor, community leader, and politician of repute. He is the President of Akoko Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines, Industry, Manufacturing, and Agriculture, AKOCCIMA. His foray into the murky waters of politics, he said, was informed by his experience as a child and the determination to liberate the masses and give succor to the poor.

His international business concerns include interest in manufacturing, property development, hospitality and tourism, importation and exporting, security and mining.

Before his latest addition to a long list of traditional titles, Araoyinbo held the traditional titles of Otunba Ogbagba-Agbotewole of Idimu-land, Lagos, Olu-Omo of Irun Akoko, and Otunba-Bobagunwa of Ogbagi-Akoko among several others. As a Parliamentarian, Araoyinbo served as the Chairman of a very strategic House Committee on Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, and other Committees like Vice Chairman of Transport & Utilities, also in the Committees on Sports, Commerce & Industry, Natural Resources, and the Finance & Appropriation.