Ibikunle Amosun Biography: Age, Wife, Net Worth, Profile, House, Daughter, Son, Phone Number, Private Jet, First Wife, Second Wife
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Ibikunle Amosun Biography
Ibikunle Amosun (born 25 January 1958) is a Nigerian politician, former governor of Ogun State and two-term senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He first served as an elected senator for Ogun Central district of Ogun State, Nigeria from April 2003 to April 2007, and was re-elected in 2019.
After an unsuccessful bid for governor of Ogun State in April 2007, he was elected governor of the state on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) platform in 2011.
He contested again for a second term as governor under the All Progressives Congress and after winning the election, was sworn into office on 29 May 2015.
Early Life and Education
Amosun was born on 25 January 1958 to a Muslim family.
He attended primary school at African Church Primary school in Abeokuta (1965–1970), and then African Church Grammar school, Abeokuta (1971–1977).
He then went to Ogun State Polytechnic, graduating with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in 1983.
Amosun gained an Associate membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 1990. He became a fellow of the Institute in 1996.
He also became an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (1998).
Amosun went to the University of Westminster in London, United Kingdom, where he acquired a Master of Arts in International Finance in 2000.
Senator Ibikunle Amosun Career
Amosun began his career as an audit trainee with Lanre Aremu & Co. (Chartered Accountants) 1984.
Later he joined XtraEdge Consulting as a managing consultant. From 1990, he was Principal partner of Ibikunle Amosun & Co. (Chartered Accountants) in Lagos.
In April 2003, Amosun was elected to the senatorial seat of Ogun Central Senatorial district.
He was an unsuccessful candidate to become Governor of Ogun State in April 2007, running on the All Nigeria People’s Party (ANPP) platform, but was defeated by Gbenga Daniel.
He disputed the result, but in August 2009 the Ogun State Election Petitions Tribunal dismissed the petition.
Amosun was the candidate of the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) for April 2011 Ogun State gubernatorial election.
A report in the Nigerian Tribune on 12 February 2011 quoted his media aide as saying he had switched to the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), but this was denied by ACN officials.
Amosun won the 26 April election running on the ACN platform with 377,489 votes.
Adetunji Olurin of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) polled 188,698 votes and Gboyega Isiaka of the PPN came third with 137,051 votes.
In 2015, Amosun contested for a second term as governor. He chose Yetunde Onanuga as his deputy governor.
He had to find a new running mate as his previous deputy governor had defected to an opposition party.
Amosun chose Onanuga who had been working in the Lagos State Ministry of Environment over three other possible candidates.
On 29 May 2019 Amosun handed over to another member from his political party who is perceived to be his successor, Dapo Abiodun after completing the constitutional maximum two terms of eight years as a governor.
However, he was elected as the senator for the Ogun central senatorial district at the National Assembly.
Awards and Honours
His leadership qualities and outstanding achievements have earned him recognition nationally and internationally, some of these include:
- In October 2012, he was awarded as the Best Security Conscious State Governor in West Africa by Security Watch Africa in Accra, Ghana. The award was presented by the Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Security Watch Africa, Dr Theresa Oppory Beeko
- In September 2013, he received the Investment Development Icon Award for 2013 from African Leadership magazine in New York.
- In November 2013, Businessday Newspaper in Lagos honoured him with the Good Governor Award as the governor of the fastest growing state economy.
- In September 2014, President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan conferred on him the National Honour Award as the Commander of the Order of the Niger (C.O.N).
- He bagged the Governor of the Year award for 2016 for his outstanding achievement in leadership and infrastructural development. The award was conferred on him by the Nigeria Union of Journalists (N.U.J) President, Abdulwaheed Odusile at the Award Night and Investiture of the Governor of the Year to mark N.U.J. at sixty-two.
Senator Ibikunle Amosun Net Worth
Ibikunle Amosun is a Nigerian politician, former governor of Ogun State and two-term senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He has an estimated net worth of $500,000.