Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo (born on 4 February 1958) is a Nigerian lawyer and politician who served as the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment of Nigeria from August 2019 to May 2023. He previously served as the first democratically elected governor of Ekiti State from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2003 on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).[1][2]

Niyi Adebayo
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment
In office
21 August 2019 – 29 May 2023
PresidentMuhammadu Buhari
Preceded byOkechukwu Enelamah
Succeeded byDoris Anite
Governor of Ekiti State
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2003
DeputyPaul Alabi
Preceded byAtanda Yusuf
Succeeded byAyo Fayose
Personal details
Born (1958-02-04) 4 February 1958 (age 66)
Political partyAll Progressives Congress (2014–present)
Other political
EducationUniversity of Lagos (LL.B.)
  • Politician
  • lawyer

He is currently a member of the All Progressives Congress, and is a top chieftain in the party. He was appointed minister of trade in August 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari following the announcement of his second cabinet.[3] Adebayo has extensive experience in a wide range of disputes & legal and advisory work. His more notable achievements have been in the areas of project finance, oil and gas, contract procurement and business facilitation. He is a member of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Education edit

He attended University of Lagos where he studied Law and obtained (LL.B Hons).

Personal life edit

Adebayo is a keen sportsman and plays tennis, squash and football.

References edit

  1. ^ Thisday online - Reinventing Nigeria
  2. ^ "Govt building future where oil won't be economic mainstay – Trade & Investment Minister". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 31 October 2021. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Otunba Niyi Adebayo Sets August Date for Son's Wedding". THISDAYLIVE. 2 July 2017. Retrieved 7 October 2017.