President Muhammadu Buhari will be honouring some Nigerians for their efforts in making the country proud, later this month.
It has been gathered that six of them are Oyo indigenes.
- Ezra Olubi
Founder of Paystack, attended Babcock University, located in Illishan Remo, Ogun State, Nigeria. He was born in Ibadan on 12, November 1986.
- Adebayo Adelabu
Born 52 years ago, he was immediate past Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria. The Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, graduate had worked in many financial institutions, including a training in Pricewaterhouse before joining politics in 2018.
- Justice Olukayode Ariwoola
Olukayode Ariwoola is a Nigerian jurist and Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian Court of Appeal and on November 22, 2011, he was appointed to the Bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Justice, sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria. He was born 22 August 1958.
- Professor Adebayo Olaniyi Afonja
- Barrister Kehinde Aina
Kehinde Aina, a Sir Alexander Darnley Award nominee redefined the practice of Law in Nigeria with notable changes in justice administration when he founded The Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse, the first connected ADR Centre in Africa. Thereafter, he saw to its replication in almost twenty state courts, established the Court of Appeal Mediation Centre and the Supreme Court Mediation Centre in Nigeria. As a lead partner in one of Africa’s leading Law firms, Aina Blankson, he is known for his professionalism, competence and visionary leadership. His core competence in mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, litigation, international commercial arbitration and mediation has resulted in a number of cross border representation for multinationals and governments.
He has a first degree in Political Science, a second degree in Law along with a Master’s Law Degree.
- ACG Ishola (an Oyo State indigene at Customs)