Solomon Olamilekan Adeola

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Solomon Olamilekan Adeola
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Senator for Lagos West
Assumed office
June 6, 2011
Preceded byGaniyu Olarenwaju Solomon
Vice-Chairman of the
Senate Committee on Communications
Assumed office
September 17, 2015
Preceded byGilbert Nnaji
Honourable of the House of Representatives
In office
2011–2015
Preceded byEmmanuel Oyeyemi Adedeji
Succeeded byOluwafemi Adebanjo
Personal details
Born
Solomon Olamilekan Adeola

(1969-08-10) August 10, 1969 (age 49)
Lagos, Nigeria
Political partyAll Progressives Congress
Spouse(s)Temitope Adeola
Alma materRufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo state
ProfessionAccountant
Politician
Websiteyayiadeola.com

Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, also known by the alias Yayi (born August 10, 1969),[1] is the Senator representing Lagos West and Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts. He is also a chartered accountant, and a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).[2][3]

Early life and educational background[edit]

Solomon Olamilekan Adeola was born on August 10, 1969, at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital to Mr. Ayinde Adeola Ogunleye and Madam Abeeni Olasunbo Ogunleye (née Akinola).[1]

Adeola grew up in Alimosho where he began his education at State Primary School in Alimosho, Lagos. He proceeded to Community Grammar School, Akowonjo, Lagos for his secondary education. He then moved on to the Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo now Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo state where he bagged a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting.

Adeola is a Chartered Accountant and is a Chartered Accountant-Associate at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Professional background[edit]

Adeola had a stint with the flagship of Nigerian newspapers, The Guardian Newspapers Limited for 12 years and rose to the position of Accountant.

Adeola proceeded to Olatunji Omoyeni & Co, a chartered accounting firm, where he led the audit team for several years and was later promoted to the position of a Senior Auditor.

Adeola later established his own company, SOOTEM Nigeria Limited,[4] where he was the managing director and chief executive officer in the firm that specialized in tax consultancy.[5]

Political career[edit]

Following his decision to join active politics, sometimes at the dawn of the 4th Republic, Adeola was nominated and won the primary of the then ruling Action Congress of Nigeria and was elected as a member to represent Alimosho State Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly from 2003 to 2007 and again from 2007 to 2011. Adeola was reputed to have been instrumental to the enactment of the law that strengthened the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, a legislation that catapulted the revenue of the state from N5billion monthly to over N20billion.[6] He was also part of the team that passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act and the Public Procurement Act of Lagos State.

Adeola was elected to the Federal Legislature to represent Alimosho Federal Constituency at the Nigerian House of Representatives in 2011.

And when the committees of the House were inaugurated by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal for members, he got position of the chairman of the only constitutional committee, the Public Accounts Committee of the House. He got the post as a first time member of the House. He is now a Senator and is the Vice Chairman of Senate Committee on Communications as well as member of the Finance, Marine, Interior and Science and Technology committees of the Senate.[1][7] He was re-elected as senator representing Lagos west in the 2019 general elections.[8]

Membership[edit]

Adeola is a member of Aids, Loans and Debt Management, Emergency & Disaster Preparedness, Land Transport and Petroleum Resources (Up Stream) Committees.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c National Assembly | Federal Republic of Nigeria. Nassnig.org. Retrieved on 2016-07-30.
  2. ^ Lagos West: Adeola Aka Yayi Make History Winning Senate Seat. Thenigerianvoice.com (2015-03-31). Retrieved on 2016-07-30.
  3. ^ Yayi wins Lagos West senate seat – The Nation Nigeria. Thenationonlineng.net (2015-03-31). Retrieved on 2016-07-30.
  4. ^ Global Light Industry trader – Sootem Nigeria Limited. Made-in-china.com (2009-05-26). Retrieved on 2016-07-30.
  5. ^ Abuja 2011. Liveway.tv. Retrieved on 2016-07-30.
  6. ^ Admin. "Lagos generates N120bn from tax in 6 months". Vanguard Ng. Retrieved 24 January 2019.
  7. ^ About Me | Senator Adeola Olamilekan Solomon. Yayiadeola.ng. Retrieved on 2016-07-30.
  8. ^ https://dailypost.ng/2019/02/26/nigeria-election-result-winner-lagos-west-senatorial-seat-emerges/amp/
  9. ^ NGP KYG: Hon. Olamilekan Adeola Solomon. Kyg.nigeriagovernance.org (1969-08-10). Retrieved on 2016-07-30.