By Aderele Ijelu
IBILE.TV NEWS – As the governorship campaign officially kicks off this weekend, the Dapo Abiodun Campaign Organization has announced Engr. (Mrs.) Noimot SALAKO-OYEDELE as the Deputy Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Ogun State.
The choice of Mrs Salako-Oyedele was made by the leaders, elders and stakeholders of the party after dispassionate deliberations, detailed screening of various qualified individuals that were hitherto put forward for the position, and a voting process by all stakeholders present at the meeting venue.
52 year old Noimot Salako Oyedele is a multi-talented professional with over 30 years of proven records of experience in Consulting, Contracting and Real Estate Sectors. A result-oriented and enthusiastic individual with broad range of knowledge and experience in developing and implementing effective strategies in managing projects from inception through to completion, she is currently Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Glenwood Property Development Company Limited.
A former General Manager (Business Development)/Acting Managing Director, GRENADINES HOMES LIMITED, she has also served as Graduate Engineer/ Project Manager at OVE ARUP & PARTNERS, LONDON, UK.
Noimot holds a Masters degree in Public Health Engineering from the Imperial College of Science & Technology London, UK, a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Lagos.
An Awori woman from Ado Odo Ota local Government of Ogun state, Noimot is the daughter of late Professor Lateef A. Salako who served Ogun State as Chairman, Ogun State Scholarship Board and Chairman Ogun State University Teaching Hospital Board of Management. Prof Salako also served as Special Adviser to the then Minister of Health, Prof. Olikoye Ransome-Kuti and was Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research for seven years and for a further three years, the Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Vaccine Research Laboratories, Yaba.
Speaking after the election of the Deputy Governorship candidate, the APC flagbearer, Prince Dapo Abiodun said “I am convinced that Mrs Salako-Oyedele is suitable for this position, given her proven integrity, professional track records, leadership skills and capabilities. And I look forward to working with her to deliver good governance to the good people of our dear state”
The Director General of the campaign Organization, Prince Segun Adesegun also called on all party members and well-meaning sons and daughters of Ogun State at home and abroad to rally round the candidates and give them the needed support in the quest to collectively create a robust and sustainable development for Ogun state.