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Oyo names ex-Rep member, Akinlabi, chairman, Road Maintenance Agency

Oyo State Governor, Engineer Seyi Makinde, has approved the appointment of a former member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Kamil Akinlabi as the chairman of the Oyo State Road Maintenance Agency (OYSROMA).

A statement endorsed by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Makinde, Mr. Taiwo Adisa, confirmed that Akinlabi’s appointment takes immediate effect.

The statement further indicated that the Governor wished the newly-appointed OYSROMA chairman the best in his assignment.

Hon. Akinlabi, who served as member of the House of Representatives between 2007 and 2015, was until his appointment a member of the State’s Advisory Council and has also served as Special Adviser (Legislative Matters) in the Office of Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives, between 2015 and 2019.

Born on November 7, 1965, Akinlabi was educated at the University of Philippine, where he bagged a Certificate in Public Procurement in 2009 and the Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo State, where he obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate in Quantity Surveying in 1993.

He had his secondary education at the Isale-Oyo Community Grammar

School, Oyo, between 1979 and 1984.

Hon. Akinlabi’s professional qualifications include membership of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (GNIQS), 1996; Corporate Membership, The Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (MNIQS), 2008; and Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (FNIQS).

He had also managed a variety of projects including being appointed as Project Quantity Surveyor at COSTA PARTNERSHIP, Kaduna between 1995 and 1998.

He was Project Manager KINGFEM NIG Limited, Abuja between 1998 and 2001 as well as Executive Director at Apparent

concerns limited, Abuja between 2001 and 2007.

While in the House of Representatives, Akinlabi served as Chairman, sub-committee of the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) between 2007 and 2009 as well as the Deputy Chairman, House Committee on Urban Development between 2009 and 2011.

During his second term in the House, between 2011 and 2015, he served as the Chairman House Committee on Youth Development.

Dele Fashomi
Dele Fashomi, seasoned journalist and communication teacher, is a holder of Master of Arts degree in Communication and Language Arts from the University of Ibadan in 1992/93. Earlier, he had bagged a Bachelor degree from the same university in 1984, after which he proceeded to the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos, in 1990, for a postgraduate diploma in Journalism. He had done many courses in communication, including the EU-BBC Editing Course in 2002. Mr. Fashomi combines effectively the practice, research and teaching of communication. And to date, he has published two academic works in communication: Issues in Communication Technology and Policy (2010) and Economic and Social Issues in Advertising and PR (2013). He had his first break in the Nigerian media in Concord Newspapers in 1990 and today, he has over two and half decades experience earned in several newspapers. He has been part of many start-ups, such as The Republic (1987), The Comet (1999), The Anchor 2001 - 2002; Sun Newspapers (2003); Westerner newsmagazine (2005 - 2010) as Editor; National Life (2011) as Sunday Editor, and Newswatch Newspapers (2012- 2016) as Daily Editor. Dele Fashomi is now the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of newspaper online, which he started in July 2015. He is also into biography writing, with many books in his trail, some of which he wrote alone and one he co- authored with his mentor, Mr Dare Babarinsa, entitled:  Olabiyi Durojaiye - DARE TO BE DiFFERENT. He also guided and collaborated with Pa Olatunji Odusanya in writing his autobiography - AGAINST ALL ODDS. There are many other books in the works under his pen.