13 Apr 2016

Biography of Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi

Biography of Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi
Senator  Rilwan Adesoji Akanbi was born in 1963. He is an indigene of Oyo State.  He
is a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria representing Oyo South senatorial District.

He attended the following institutions, Lagelu Grammar School, Ibadan Oyo State where he obtained his West Africa School Certificate in 1979. He proceeded to West London Business School, Acton Town W3, where he obtained a Certificate in business administration in 1982. In 1983, he attended the Centre for Marketing Management Studies and got a Diploma in Business Administration. He went further to Kingston University, kingston Upon-Tyme Kings  and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies in 1984.

Prior to becoming a Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, he was a Financial Analyst (Stock Broker) in the United Kingdom  from 1985 to 1988. From 1989 to 1991, he was the Executive Director(Operations) of Italstrade Nigeria Limited. From 1991, he was the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of R.S.I. Investment and Trust Limited,  from 1996, he was the Executive Chairman of Libragold Travels Group, From 2008, he was the Chairman of  Dynasty Airline Management Limited.

It is also interesting to note that he was a Member of Afenifere Renewal Group from 2007 to 2015, Special Adviser to the Governor of Oyo State    from 1999  to 2003, Member House of Representatives  from 1992 to 1993.

In the 2015 elections, he contested for a seat in the Oyo South Senatorial District under the Platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC) and Won.

It is worthy to note that he has as his legislative interest, Aviation. And he Targets a better Nigeria. He also aims at providing a robust and effective representation for his senatorial district.

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