Richard Adeniyi Biography (Politics, Business, Honors)

Richard Adeniyi BiographyA lawyer and a Nigerian politician and traditional aristocrat, top chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, he was an interim Vice Chairman South West and Deputy Chairman (South) of the All Progressive Congress (APC)…
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Richard Adeniyi Biography

Otunba Richard Adeniyi Adebayo was born in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1958 to Major General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo. Adebayo who was the first civilian governor of Ekiti State between May 29th, 1999, and May 29th, 2003. His father once served as the Military Governor of the then Western region.

Richard Adeniyi BiographyEducation

Between 1962 and 1968, Niyi Adebayor attended Corona School Yaba before proceeding to University of Lagos Staff School in 1968 for his primary education. He obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1969. In 1969, Niyi Adebayo proceeded to C.M.S Grammar School, Bariga, Lagos where he obtained his O’Level certificate in 1974. Between 1975 and 1977, he studied at Davies Tutors, Hove, Sussex, England.
Although from Iyin Ekiti in Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti State. He attended the University of Lagos in 1997 where he studied Law and obtained LL.B Hons in 1981. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982

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His capacities as a lawyer has gained over 40 years experience. He has a wide experience ranges from legal and advisory work, project finance, oil and gas, contract procurement and business facilitation.


In 1999, Niyi Adebayo ran for the office of Ekiti State Governor under the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD) and emerged the first executive governor of Ekiti State from May 1999 to May 29, 2003. He however lost his second term bid to Ayodele Fayose of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He is currently a top chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, he was an interim Vice Chairman South West and Deputy Chairman (South) of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
Niyi Adebayo was appointed the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment by President Buhari in November 2019.

Richard Adeniyi Biography

Membership status

He is a member of:
• Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association
• Nigerian Institute of Management
• Fellow of the Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria
• Director of the Sickle Cell Foundation Nigeria
• A member of the Royal Commonwealth Society, Nigeria.

Chieftaincy title

He is conferred with the Traditional title of Otunba.

Personal life

Niyi Adebayo is married to Erelu Angela Adebayo at the age of 25 with children and grand children.
Personal Life Adebayo is a keen sportsman and plays tennis, squash and football. He us a Christian


He holds the Nigeria National Honor Award, Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON)

Social Media Handle

Twitter: @NiyiAdebayo_

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