Tolulope Akande-Sadipe

Tolulope Akande-Sadipe (born on March 29, 1966) is a Nigerian politician from Oyo State, Nigeria. She represents Oluyole Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives[1][2] and is the only female Federal lawmaker from Oyo State.[3] She is the chairman of the House Committee on Diaspora.[4][5][6]

Tolulope Akande-Sadipe
Member of the
House of Representatives of Nigeria
Assumed office
ConstituencyOluyole Federal Constituency
Personal details
Born (1966-03-29) 29 March 1966 (age 58)
Political partyAPC

Early life, Education and career edit

Tolulope was born in Ibadan to the illustrious Akande Family of Ibadan.[7] She graduated with a Bachelor of Science-Accounting degree from American University, Washington D.C., USA in 1987 and obtained a Master's degree in International Business Management from Southeastern University, Washington D.C. USA in 1991.

She began her career as an accountant at a communication processing company called Enterprises for New Direction, which worked on transportation matters for the U.S. President. After that, she joined an accounting firm in Washington D.C. called Gardiner Kamya & Associates, where she gained experience in both audit and management consulting. Between 1988 and 1992, she was seconded to Peat Marwick (now KPMG) to represent the firm in joint public sector audits of the District of Columbia Government and its agencies.[8]

Political career edit

Under the Abiola Ajimobi administration, Tolulope was appointed Special Adviser to the Governor of Oyo State on Projects in 2016 and also appointed Special adviser to the Governor on Oyo State on Projects and Bureau of Investment Promotions in 2017.[9] On 13th June, 2019, she was elected and inaugurated into the House of Representatives of Nigeria representing the Oluloye Federal Constituency of Ibadan, Oyo State on the All Progressives Congress (APC) platform.[10]

References edit

  1. ^ Isawade, Isa (7 July 2020). "Another 20 students get scholarship from Akande-Sadipe". PM News. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  2. ^ "National Assembly | Federal Republic of Nigeria".
  3. ^ Feyisipo, Remi (2022-05-28). "Only female Rep in Oyo, Akande-Sadipe, wins ticket for second term". Businessday NG. Retrieved 2023-03-17.
  4. ^ "Hon. Tolulope Akande-Sadipe – Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit – 2020".
  5. ^ NAN (11 July 2020). "Human trafficking: Reps urge states to support NAPTIP rehabilitate victims". Guardian. Retrieved 22 November 2020.
  6. ^ "House Committees: APC gets 80, PDP 21". Premium Times. July 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2023.
  7. ^ "Akande: 100 Years Of Joy And Accomplishment". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2015-06-14. Retrieved 2023-03-17.
  8. ^ Omoruyi, Omoleye (2020-06-30). "#YPolitics100: The 100 most influential Nigerians on the political scene". YNaija. Retrieved 2023-03-17.
  9. ^ "National Assembly | Federal Republic of Nigeria". Retrieved 2023-03-17.
  10. ^ "Elected Members of the House of Representatives 9th-National-Assembly.pdf" (PDF). PLAC. September 2019. Retrieved 17 March 2023.