Adeyemi Ikuforiji

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RT. Hon.
Adeyemi Ikuforiji
ConstituencyLagos, Epe Constituency I
Member Lagos State House of Assembly
In office
2 July 2003 – 3 July 2015
Speaker of the 7th Lagos State House of Assembly
In office
2 June 1999 – 30 May 2003
DeputyFarouk Adegboyega Oshodi
Bola Badmus Olujobi
Musibau Kolawole Taiwo
Preceded byAdeleke Mamora
Succeeded byMudashiru Obasa
Personal details
Born (1958-08-24) 24 August 1958 (age 63)
Lagos State, Nigeria
NationalityNigerian
Political partyAll Progressives Congress (APC)
Alma materBabeș-Bolyai University;

University of Lagos; Harvard University; Liverpool John Moores University; Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest; Cambridge University Judge Business School;

Epe Grammar School.
OccupationLawmaking
Websitewww.adeyemiikuforijie.org

Rt. Hon. Adeyemi Ikuforiji (born August 24, 1958) is a Nigerian economist, lawyer, politician, lawmaker and speaker of the 7th Lagos State House of Assembly.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

Ikuforiji was born on 24 August 1958 in Epe, Local Government area of Lagos State southwestern Nigeria. He attended Local Authority Central School in Epe before he proceeded to Epe Grammar School where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate on July 1975.[4] He received a bachelor's and master's degrees in economics from Babeș-Bolyai University and Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies respectively.[5] He later obtained a Master of Business Administration from the University of Lagos in 1980.[6]

Political life[edit]

He began his political career as the general secretary of the Unity Party of Nigeria. In 2003, he contested the seat of his constituency, Epe constituency I and was elected, member of Lagos State House of Assembly.[7] On December 2005, he was elected as Speaker of the house under the platform of Alliance for Democracy.[8] On 4 June 2007 he was re-elected for the second term as speaker of the 6th Assembly having emerge as winner of the race from his constituency.[9] On 4 July 2011 he was re-elected again for the third term as speaker of the 7th Assembly, that will run its course till July 3, 2015.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2015 Gov Race: I Want To Succeed Fashola, Says Ikuforiji - P.M. NEWS Nigeria". pmnewsnigeria.com. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  2. ^ "Ikuforiji Re-elected Lagos Speaker, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  3. ^ "I don't need any petition to impeach Fashola -Ikuforiji". The Punch - Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  4. ^ Leadership Newspaper (15 November 2014). "Lagos 2015: Ikufuriji, Hamzat, Ambode Battle To Clinch APC Ticket". Nigerian News from Leadership News. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  5. ^ "THE DAY I GOT A SCHOLARSHIP, MY POOR DAD DANCED NAKED –HON. ADEYEMI IKUFORIJI". nigerianbestforum.com. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  6. ^ "At 54, Lagos Speaker Ikuforiji Trudges On, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Ikuforiji Willing To Succeed Babtunde Fashola In 2015". naij.com. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  8. ^ Bright Owusu. "Ikuforiji re-elected speaker as Lagos inaugurates 7th Assembly". Ghanamma.com. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  9. ^ "Lagos 2015-why the next gov should be Ikuforiji". Tribune.com. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 18 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Lagos state house of Assembly: Ikuforiji re-elected speaker". theinfostride.com. Retrieved 18 April 2015.