Yomi Awoniyi Biography, Career, Education, Politics, State Of Origin, Net Worth, and everything you need to know about Yomi Awoniyi.
Yomi Awoniyi, former deputy governor of Kogi State, have officially joined the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the state’s governorship election on November 11.
Name: Yomi Awoniyi
Date Of Birth: 4th of September, 1960.
State Of Origin: Kogi
Political Party: APC
Net Worth: Nil
Yomi Awoniyi Biography
Yomi Awoniyi attended various primary schools before ending up at Adeola Model School Offa, Kwara State where he obtained the First School Leaving Certificate in 1970.
In 1971 he enrolled at Government Secondary School Okene (now Abdulazeez Atta Memorial College) for his secondary education. He later transferred to the famous Barewa College, Zaria where in 1976 he obtained the West African School Certificate, passing in Division One.
From Barewa College Yomi proceeded to the School of Basic Studies at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and thereafter, was admitted to the Department of Architecture of the same University. He graduated in 1981 with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master of Science degree in Architecture in 1983. To cap this he proceeded to the prestigious University College, London and graduated with Master of Science degree in Urban Development Planning 1984.
From the onset of this democratic dispensation in 1998/1999, Yomi Awoniyi has been actively involved in politics under the banner of the Peoples Democratic Party. He contested for the Senate seat of Kogi West Senatorial District but lost during the PDP Primaries held on 2nd December 2006. He displaced uncommon sportsmanship by being the first to congratulate the winner. He went on to be an active supporter of the winner and participated robustly in ensuring a second term victory for the senator.
In 2000, he was appointed by the Federal Government, to the pioneer Board of the Onne Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority and was Chairman of the Investment Committee of the Board.
In 2005, he was again, appointed to the Management Board of the University Teaching Hospital, Ilorin and served on various committees of the Board.
In 2009 he was retained in Ilorin and appointed to Management Board of the Nigeria Stored Products Research Institute, Ilorin, Kwara State. He was Chairman of the Staff Welfare Development Committee, until all Federal Government Boards were dissolved in October 2011.
Yomi was appointed Member of the Presidential Project Assessment Committee (PPAC) on the 4th March 2010 by President Goodluck Jonathan. The committee, a special one, is responsible for preparing an inventory of all on-going Federal Government Projects and looking into value for money issues. It is charged with the task of assessing the components of all projects with a view to fast tracking their delivery as envisioned in the underlining government objective and policy.
Yomi Awoniyi, a former deputy governor of Kogi State, has formally joined the ruling party ahead of the state’s governorship election on November 11. Last week, Awoniyi submitted a letter of resignation to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the opposition.
Awoniyi was formally welcomed into the APC on Tuesday in Abuja at the party’s national headquarters.All Progressive Congress (APC).
Speaking shortly after announcing his new political journey, the former Kogi State deputy governor acknowledged the complexities and challenges of Kogi State politics.
He commended Governor Bello for unifying Kogi State against all odds.
“From 2011 to 2015, I was Kogi State’s deputy governor,” he stated. I am quite familiar with the state, and I can assure you that the current governor has demonstrated excellent leadership and sound governance. His capacity to bring people together is astounding, and he is unsurpassed in humility.
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