Seyi Makinde Basic Information
|Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde
|Date Of Birth/Age:
|25 December 1967 (56) Years Old
|Place of Birth:
|Ibadan, Oyo state
|Married to (Tamunominini Makinde)
|University of Lagos
Seyi Makinde Biography
Seyi Makinde is a Nigerian politician, businessman, and current governor of Oyo state. He was elected governor of Oyo state for the first time in 2019. Before then, he had sojourned in the business world and established several companies, including Makon Engineering.
Seyi Makinde stands out as much for his affable personality as for his humane spirit, always considering how his policies will affect members of the public and ensuring suffering is mitigated as much as possible.
Given his people-centric policies and exemplary leadership, he is much loved by his subjects in Oyo state and Nigerians generally. And many look at him as a potential presidential candidate.
Seyi Makinde’s family comprises five members – himself, his wife, and their three children (two daughters and a son).
Governor Makinde’s wife is Tamunominini Makinde, a lady of Rivers state origin. The couple met during Seyi’s NYSC sojourn. When she turned 50 in 2022, she noted that she was alive and fulfilled.
“I am not just alive but I feel fulfilled. God gave me a loving husband, our own governor, and my sweetheart. I say thank you to you.”
By her admission, Seyi Makinde had told her that posterity would judge her if she failed t marry him.
Seyi Makinde is a father to three children – two girls and a boy (the youngest of his household). The governor has a deep bond with his children. He should, perhaps. After all, by his admission watching his wife give birth drew him closer to God.
Seyi Makinde was born to Olatubosun Makinde (father) and Abigail Makinde (mother). His father died before he became a governor, but his mother was around to see him become the number one citizen of Oyo. Sadly, she died soon after.
According to Makinde, his father taught him unforgettable lessons in dignity and integrity – lessons that have stayed with him to this day.
Governor Seyi Makinde is pretty modest compared to other Nigerian politicians in a similar position. His interest is in service, and even at that, he is usually sensitive to the yearnings and aspirations of his people. He is one for family and randomly shares pictures of his.
Governor Seyi Makinde is a wealthy man with a personal fortune of about #48 billion – based on his assets declaration years ago.
Governor Seyi Makinde has several businesses to his name, a list of which is given below – not in order of founding:
- Makon Engineering and Technical Services Limited.
- Energy Traders and Technical Services Limited.
- Makon Oil and Gas Limited.
- Makon Group Limited.
- Makon Construction Limited.
- Makon Power System Limited.
Before he became Oyo state governor in 2019, Seyi Makinde lived in Ikoloba GRA in Oyo state. Since becoming governor, though, he has been living in the government house in the capital, according to multiple reports.
When someone becomes a governor, usually, the discussion moves from the cars he used to own to his official vehicles in his new political position. And that’s precisely the case with the incumbent Oyo governor. His official cars include Toyota and Lexus SUVs.
Seyi Makinde is of a well-educated Nigerian politician with academic journeys spanning the University of Lagos (where he obtained his first degree), Pan Atlantic University, and Lagos Business School, among others.
Seyi Makinde has often been pointed out as a politician of exemplary leadership. The Oyo state governor believes in service with a human face. He usually makes it a point to assess how his policies or initiatives affect the people, and he tailors them to prevent as much suffering as possible. He is much loved for this.
In fact, because of his leadership style, he is being named on social media as Nigeria’s potential president.
Foundation & Scholarships
After they have accomplished what they set out to in life, many people launch avenues to empower other members of society. This empowerment initiative is usually in the form of foundations. Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo state is one public figure with a foundation to his name.
The Seyi Makinde Foundation was founded years ago and is currently located in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.
The governor also runs a scholarship scheme that gives disadvantaged students bursary awards.