Oyo Speaker, Michael Adeyemo, Dies at 46

The Oyo State House of Assembly and the  state secretariat were thrown into mourning mood with the news of the death of the Speaker of the Assembly, Hon. Michael Adeyemo, Friday morning.

Adeyemo reportedly died on Friday. Details of his death were still scanty as at press time.

Adeyemo, a lawyer, was elected on the platform of the defunct Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) to represent Ibarapa East in the state assembly in 2011. Until then, he was an associate at the law chambers of Olijinmi & Akeredolu & Co., Ring Road, Ibadan.

He was re-elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015 after which he was elected the speaker of the Assembly due to rotational consideration among the five zones in the state. He hails from Lanlate, Ibarapa Zone of Oyo State.

The deceased was born to the Adeyemo family of Alaarun Compound, Lanlate, Ibarapa East Local Government Area of Oyo State and he was the first child of the family.

He attended IMG School, Oke Ado, Ibadan for his primary school education and Celestial Church High School, Oke Ado, Ibadan for his secondary school education.

Adeyemo bagged his first degree in Educational Management from  the University of Port Harcourt and LLB  from the University of Ibadan in 2004.

In his first term as lawmaker, he was the Deputy Chief Whip and a member of committees of Fund Allocation, Works and Transport, Agriculture, Trade and Investment as well as Appropriation and Public Finance.

He was a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and International Bar Association (IBA) and served in the Executive Committee as an auditor and Assistant Secretary of NBA, Ibadan branch.

Until his death, Adeyemo was a Master’s student at the Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan.

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