-What you need to know about him
Decorated as Ondo State Security Man of the year 2020, seasoned politician and celebrated security expert, Honorable Gabriel Oladipupo Babatunde Okeyomi is yet again set to promote growth and grassroot development among the people as he declares his interest to contest for the chairmanship position of Ojokoro LCDA, Lagos State.
The gentleman, Okeyomi, who has continually distinguished himself as a man of the people, a supporter and advocate of good governance is an experienced administrator, a devoted leader and change maker whose love for hardwork and resourcesfulness has continually taken up the ladder of sucess to be a channel of blessing and an inspiration to many.
His resounding doggedness and achievements in life and politics speaks of a man with a mission; a man with the heart, commitment, foresight and capacity to positively impact humanity. *A glance/peep (which do you prefer)* into his background shows he is the illustrious son of Ikare Akoko in Akoko North-East Local Government Area of Ondo State. He was born on 5th October 1968 to Archbishop Sunday Joseph Okeyomi, founder and head of the Holy Fountain Cherubim and Seraphim Church Worldwide and Mother Captain Christiana Okeyomi.
His elementary education was at Saint Moses Orimolade Primary School, Ikare–Akoko, Ondo State from 1975 to 1981 and secondary school education was at Agbaode/Orimolade Grammar School, Ikare-Akokofor from 1981 to 1986. However, he concluded his program at Victory College, Ikare-Akoko from 1987 to 1988 where he obtained his West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Ambitious and passionate for more knowledge, he joined Zajtronic Computer Institute, Abule Egba, Lagos and obtained Diploma Certificate in Computer training in 1999. And in 2000, he gained admission into the Polytechnic of Ibadan for his Advance Diploma Certificate in Local Government Administration and in 2011, he joined Ladoke Akintola University of Technology Ogbomosho where he got his Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration.
And being one not given to mediocrity, (Dr.) Oladipupo Babatunde Okeyomi fondly called, ‘Carry Go,’ has proven he can not only be trusted with leadership and mentorship but also has the principle and capacity to advance the common good of the people. He has a Doctorate Degree in Theology, is a Chartered Associate of the Institute of Local Government Administrator, is a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Human Resources Management, Fellow, Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Specialist of United Kingdom-Nigeria Chapter. Meanwhile in 2013, he got his Masters Degree in Business Administration from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH).
In the political terrain, it will be worthy to note that Honorable Okeyomi has a robust political resume having served in various political capacities thus, bringing him the experience to understand and serve the people at the grassroots much better. Some of his political appointments include:
Member, Transition Committee (AD) Akoko-North East, Ikare, Akoko, Ondo State; Youth Leader Alliance for Democracy LGA; Financial Secretary, SDP Ilepa Ward II; Financial Secretary CNC, Akoko-North East Local Government; Senior Special Assistant Security and Special Duties to Akoko North East Chairman; Senior Assistant on Security; Ojokoro LCDA, Lagos State; Security Consultant African Business Roundtable Awards; Security Consultant to Igando Ikotun LCDA. (2008 – 2011); Security Consultant to the Governor of State of Osun; Security Consultant to the Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, 2020-till date and Deputy Chairman, Special Operation on Landed Properties, Governor’s Office, Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos (2020).
Interestingly, Hon. (Dr.) Gabriel Babatunde Oladipupo Okeyomi who is vying for the chairmanship position of Ojokoro LCDA 2021 is a local and Internationally acclaimed security expert. His quest for professionalism in the industry saw him attend the School of Security and Management, Lagos; Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISSON), Lagos; International Foundation for Protection Officer’s (IFPO), Naple Florida, U.S.A and, American Society For Industrial Security ASSI International Alexandra, U.S.A.
More so, he is the founder and the life President of Change Agent Foundation International (CAFI), a non-profit organisation Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Germany, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, Canada and America is committed giving a face-lift to the less priviledged in the society. Aside being a succour to many disadvantaged people in the society, the philanthropist has contributed immensely to educational development of the less privileged teenagers and youths by offering scholarship awards school drop outs because of financial constraints.
Many who know Hon. Okeyomi say he is a responsible, respectable, compassionate, intelligent and cheerful leader who will stamp his feet in the sand of time serving God and humanity.