Engineer Ifeoluwa Oyedele, Executive Director, Engineering and Technical services at Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited, will today be decorated as the10th Ondo State Man of the Year, at an event that is expected to attract the crème de la crème of the society from the state and beyond.
Such a recognition hardly comes easy but the organisers of the award have found him worthy after due checks and given his pedigree in the society.
Oyedele’s career spans engineering management, manufacturing, construction, venturing, governance and engineering consulting from 1982 till date. He has worked in both the public and private sectors. He started his career with DAFEC Consultants as an engineer whose responsibility was to design and prepare tenders for rural electrification projects as well as supervising and monitoring the implementation of the projects. He proceeded to Oyo State Ministry of Works and Transport where he served for two years with similar responsibilities as his previous job. He headed the sales department of Dynapower Nigeria Limited for the next two years after which he consulted for Edison Group and Partners where he designed electrical engineering projects and services per clients’ briefs and terms and also supervised project executions.
Engr. Oyedele’s innovative and leadership skills later saw him serve in a number of executive capacities in some bluechip companies carrying out cutting edge businesses in Nigeria between 1987 and 1991. As Executive Director/Chief Operating Officer, Oyedele set the companies business and strategic agenda, negotiated contracts and ensured quality and standard of jobs are maintained.
Until his appointment with Niger Delta Power Holding Company on September 1, 2016, Oyedele was the Managing Director of Matcom Limited. A very successful construction company he set up and run since 1992. He has also been actively involved as a political organiser and canvasser, exclusively for parties and candidates that shares his sentiments and visions for Nigeria
Engr. IfeOluwa Oyedele is successful entrepreneur, a fearless yet sound politician, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree, Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos in 1982. He is a member, Nigerian Society of Engineers and Institute of Directors. He is married with children.
Previous winners of the Award include Senator Ajayi Boroffice, Justice Babatunde Adejumo of the Industrial Court, Professor David Ijalaiye to mention a few.
The event, which is slated for the Dome Events Centre in the Ondo State capital would have the State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu as the Chief Host while the Niger Delta Affairs Minister, Hon. Usani Nguru Usani as the Special Guest of Honour and Ooni of Ife Oba Ogunwusi as the Royal father of the day.
Engineer Oyedele, whose phenomenal contributions in the development of Ondo State is incontrovertible has been active not only in the state at the level of philanthropy but also in terms of empowerment of indigenes of the state.
These factors we gathered made him stand out among the various nominees for the award this year. Indeed, since his nomination, accolades have been coming from far and near about the award being overdue due to his steadfastness of purpose, commitment to excellence and his love for his people’s well being.