Rotimi Akeredolu Biography: Age, Wife, Children, Family, Death, News & Net Worth

Read Rotimi Akeredolu biography, age, career, state of origin, net worth, wife, children, family and many more.

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Rotimi Akeredolu Biography

Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu popularly known as Rotimi Akeredolu, was born on 21 July 1956.

He is a Nigerian politician and lawyer who is currently the Governor of Ondo State, in office since February 24, 2017.

He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) who became president of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008.

 Akeredolu was also a Managing Partner at the Law Firm of Olujinmi & Akeredolu, a Law Firm he co-founded with Chief Akin Olujinmi, a former Attorney General and Minister for Justice in Nigeria. 

On 21 July 2020, he was declared as the Ondo governorship candidate after the primary elections under the platform of the APC.

He is the current Governor of Ondo State and doubles as the chairman of Southwest Governors Forum.

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Early Life and Education

Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu popularly known as Rotimi Akeredolu, was born on 21 July 1956.

He was born in Owo to Reverend J. Ola Akeredolu of the Akeredolu family and Lady Evangelist Grace B. Akeredolu of Aderoyiju family of Igbotu, Ese Odo, in Ondo State.

Akeredolu started his primary education at Government School, Owo. He proceeded to Aquinas College, Akure, Loyola College, Ibadan and Comprehensive High School, Ayetoro, for his Secondary School Education and Higher School Certificate, respectively.

His middle name “Odunayo” means “Year of happiness” in Yoruba He went on to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) to study Law, graduating in 1977.

He was referred to as the Nigerian Bar 1978.

Rotimi Akeredolu Career

Rotimi Akeredolu was appointed Attorney General of Ondo State from 1997 to 1999.

In 1998, he became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He was Chairman of the Legal Aid Council (2005–2006).

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In November 2009 he faced allegations of corruption when the Bar Association’s third Vice-President, Welfare Secretary and Assistant Financial Secretary circulated a petition entitled “Complaints against your fraudulent manifestations, violation of the NBA”.

Subsequently, the allegations against him were reviewed and dropped by the National Executive council of the Nigerian Bar Association.

In a lecture in December 2009, Akeredolu said no amount of electoral reform or judicial system could give Nigeria free and fair elections if Nigerians themselves refused to take practical steps to ensure that their votes count.

Later that month he stated that Umaru Yar’Adua, the President of Nigeria should have handed over to Vice-President Goodluck Jonathan in an acting capacity during his illness, a statement that was backed up by the Nigerian Bar Association who said he was authorized to speak on their behalf.

In 2012, the Nigerian Bar Association named its new secretariat in Abuja after him, with its president citing the reason being the need for “generational identification and recognition of those who had contributed immensely to the development of the association. 

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The sheer courage for him (Akeredolu) to go through the rigour is a testimony to his selfless service.”

On the 4th February 2022, he was awarded the Grand Patron of the t

The Chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig-Gen. Mohammed Marwa .(rtd)

On the 4th February 2022, He was awarded as the Grand Patron of the the Chairman of National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Brig-Gen. Mohammed Marwa (rtd).

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Personal Life

Rotimi Akeredolu is married to Excellency Mrs Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu. The marriage is blessed with 4 children.

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Net Worth

Rotimi Akeredolu is a Nigerian politician and lawyer. His net worth is not available.

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