Niyi Adebayo

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Otunba Niyi Adebayo
Governor of Ekiti State
In office
May 29, 1999 – May 29, 2003
Preceded by Atanda Yusuf
Succeeded by Ayo Fayose

Niyi Adebayo, alias Otunba, (born 1958) is a Nigerian politician and traditional aristocrat. He served as the first Executive Governor of Ekiti State from May 29, 1999 to May 29, 2003 and represents the Alliance for Democracy (AD).[1] Adebayo has been associated with APC, and he is currently a top chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, [2] Niyi has extensive experience in a wide range of disputes & legal and advisory work. His more notable achievements have been in the areas of project finance, oil and gas, contract procurement and business facilitation. He is a member of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the International Bar Association (IBA). Niyi is a keen sportsman and plays tennis, squash and football. 

Niyi and Education[edit]

He attended University of Lagos where he studied Law and obtained (LL.B Hons).


  1. ^ Thisday online - Reinventing Nigeria
  2. ^ Editor, Online (2017-07-02). "Otunba Niyi Adebayo Sets August Date for Son’s Wedding". THISDAYLIVE. Retrieved 2017-10-07.