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The man Ifeoluwa Oyedele: His Rise and Rise

Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele is a son of the Sunshine State soil and has evidently carved a niche for himself as a very successful professional and politician. He is an extremely intelligent and versatile individual. He is a very active member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) who visibly played a very important roles in the electoral victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential election.

Engr. Oyedele is the Executive Director in charge of Engineering and Technical Services at the Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited. He was appointed into this position on merits on September 1, 2016.

Ifeoluwa has over the years built a robust career that cut across engineering management, manufacturing, construction, venturing, governance and engineering consulting from 1982 till date. He has evidently proven his mettle in both the public and private sectors. Oyedele began his career with DAFEC Consultants as an engineer with responsibilities to design and prepare tenders for rural electrification projects. His responsibilities also included supervision and monitoring the implementation of projects. He later joined Oyo State Ministry of Works and Transport where he worked for two years with similar career responsibilities in his previous job.

Engr. Oyedele later became the Head of the Sales Department of Dynapower Nigeria Limited for another two years. He thereafter consulted for Edison Group and Partners where he strictly designed electrical engineering projects and services in accordance with clients’ briefs and terms and also supervised the execution of projects.

At the earlier stage of the career of Engr. Ifeoluwa, his clearly distinct
innovative and leadership skills paved way for him in executive capacities in some bluechip companies that carryied out cutting edge businesses in Nigeria from 1987 to 1991. In his capacity as Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Engr. Oyedele was responsible for mapping out strategic business agenda, negotiating contracts and ensuring that quality as well as standard of jobs are maintained.

Before his appointment as an Executive Director at the Niger Delta Power Holding Company, Ifeoluwa was the Managing Director of a construction company, Matcom Limited. It is a company that was incorporated in 1992 and has successfully undertaken a good number of construction jobs for local government, state and federal governments.

Oyedele has also been very actively involved in politics as a political organiser and canvasser exclusively for parties and candidates that shares his sentiments and visions for Nigeria. He was the Head of Media and Publicity Committee of Buhari Campaign Council in Ondo State in the run up to 2019 presidential election.

He is highly reputed and respected for his fearlessness and deep understanding of politics. The 1982 graduate of Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos is a member, Nigerian Society of Engineers and Institute of Directors. Engr. Ifeoluwa Oyedele is married with children and has tremendous respect for family values.

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