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Dapo Abiodun Biography | Age | Education | Wife | Children | Net Worth

Who Is Dapo Abiodun?

He was the board Chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission. Before he assumed office, he was the managing director of Heyden Petroleum and the founder of First Power Limited. On 10 March 2019, he was declared Governor-Elect of Ogun State by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Early Life of Dapo Abiodun

Abiodun was born on 29 May 1960 in Iperu Remo, Ogun State, to the royal family of Iperu. He was born into the family of Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun and Mrs. Victoria Abiodun from Iperu Remo, in Ogun East senatorial district.
The educational background of Abiodun remains unclear. He was involved in a certificate scandal in the build-up to the 2019 general elections when he claimed in the 2015 senatorial election form for Ogun East to have graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, but in the 2019 governorship form, he claimed to possess only secondary school certificate of education.


Bamidele Abiodun (born 16 July 1966) is a Nigerian businesswoman, philanthropist and wife of Dapo Abiodun, governor of Ogun State, Nigeria.

Dapo Abiodun Career Life

He is the Managing Director/CEO of the Nigerian oil and gas company Heyden Petroleum Ltd (HPL). He is also reportedly the founder of First Power Limited.
Abiodun is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, although he is currently a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) defecting after the 2015 general elections. He contested the Ogun East senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2015 Nigerian general elections which he lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. He was elected a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) in 1998. He has served as a member of various presidential committees and organizations.
In 2019, he contested the gubernatorial elections in Ogun state and won, under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He was sworn in as Governor of Ogun State on 29 May 2019.

Marital Life of Dapo Abiodun

Abiodun married Bamidele Abiodun in 1990 and had five children, including the late Olugbenga Abiodun, a Nigerian DJ also known as DJ Olu.

Dapo Abiodun Net Worth

Dapo Abiodun’s net worth is $314 million. He is one of the richest politicians in Nigeria. Aside from politics, he is also a very successful businessman.

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