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Who is Makinde’s 27-year-old commissioner?



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IN what appears to be a break from the norm, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde has nominated a 27-year-old graduate of Obafemi Awolowo University, Seun Fakorede, as commissioner for youths and sports.

This follows the earlier appointment of Temilolu Seun Asamu, a 32-year-old UK-trained as commissioner for energy a few days ago.

The Speaker of the House, Adebo Ogundoyin, confirmed Fakorede’s nomination in his Facebook post on Monday.

“Let’s clear the air, the Oyo State House of Assembly has received the name of the 27-year-old Seun Fakorede of Ibarapaland as commissioner-nominee from the Oyo State government led by Governor Seyi Makinde,” Ogundoyin wrote.

Who is Seun Fakorede?

Fakorede, a native of Idere in Oyo State, attended Government College Apata Ibadan and later Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria where he studied Civil Engineering. He also studied Art of Management at Swiss E-Learning Institute, Switzerland.

While in Ife, Fakorede contested as the Students’ Union President and lost the election to Tayo Akande popularly known as TY.

He together with his team runs Home Advantage Africa (HAA), a non-profit devoted to promoting local dominance and global stardom in Africa through digital storytelling and other projects.

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HAA is an international community at the forefront of a shift towards the creation and strengthening of the African narrative, welcoming Africans from every culture and discipline — from science to business to global issues — who desire to stand tall and tell their stories to the world.

According to information shared on his Facebook page, he had worked at Lagos State Development and Property Corporation.

He is the founder & executive director at Home Advantage Africa.


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