Olamilekan Adeola's Profile

Solomon Olamilekan Adeola, also known by the alias Yayi (born August 10, 1969), is the Senator representing Lagos West and Chairman of House of Representatives Committee on Public Accounts. He is also a chartered accountant, and a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).

Early life and educational background

Solomon Olamilekan Adeola was born on August 10, 1969 at Lagos Island Maternity Hospital to Mr. Ayinde Adeola Ogunleye and Madam Abeeni Olasunbo Ogunleye (née Akinola).

Adeola grew up in Alimosho where he began his education at State Primary School in Alimosho, Lagos. He proceeded to Community Grammar School, Akowonjo, Lagos for his secondary education. His quest for knowledge took him to the Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo now Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo state where he bagged a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting.

Adeola became a Chartered Accountant at a very young age[citation needed] and is a distinguished Chartered Accountant-Associate Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN).

Professional background

Adeola had a stint with the flagship of Nigerian newspapers, The Guardian Newspapers Limited for 12 years and rose to the position of Accountant.

Adeola proceeded to Olatunji Omoyeni & Co, a chartered accounting firm, where he led the audit team for several years and was later promoted to the position of a Senior Auditor.

Adeola later established his own company, SOOTEM Nigeria Limited,[4] where he was the managing director and chief executive officer in the firm that specialized in tax consultancy.

Political career

Following his decision to join active politics, sometimes at the dawn of the 4th Republic, Adeola was nominated and won the primary of the then ruling Action Congress of Nigeria and was elected as a member to represent Alimosho State Constituency 2 at the Lagos State House of Assembly from 2003 to 2007 and again from 2007 to 2011. Adeola was reputed to have been instrumental to the enactment of the law that strengthened the Lagos State Internal Revenue Service, a legislation that catapulted the revenue of the state from N5billion monthly to over N20billion.[citation needed] He was also part of the team that passed the Fiscal Responsibility Act and the Public Procurement Act of Lagos State.

Adeola was elected to the Federal Legislature to represent Alimosho Federal Constituency at the Nigerian House of Representatives in 2011.

And when the committees of the House were inaugurated by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal for members, he got position of the chairman of the only constitutional committee, the Public Accounts Committee of the House. He got the post as a first time member of the House. He is now a Senator and is the Vice Chairman of Senate Committee on Communications as well as member of the Finance, Marine, Interior and Science and Technology committees of the Senate.

Membership

Adeola is a member of Aids, Loans and Debt Management, Emergency & Disaster Preparedness, Land Transport and Petroleum Resources (Up Stream) Committees.

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