Seyi Makinde | Biography | Age | Family | Education | Political Career

Oluwaseyi Abiodun Makinde is a Nigerian businessman, politician and also the executive governor of Oyo State, Nigeria.


He was born on 25 December 1967 (Age 52), in Ibadan. Also, the third child of the family.


Spouse: Tamunominni Makinde

Father: Olatubosun Makinde (Late)

Mother: Abigail Makinde

No of Children: 3


Makinde began his education at St Paul Primary School and completed his primary education at St Michael Primary School, Yemetu, Ibadan. His secondary education was at Bishop Phillips Academy, Monatan, Ibadan.

Oluseyi Makinde earned his Bachelor’s degree as Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos between 1985 – 1990.

In 1998, he trained at Industrial Control Services in Houston, Texas on Safety Shutdown System.

The year 1999, he went to Lagos Business School now Pan African University (Development of Analytic Competence for Managing Operations).  In 2000, he had training in automation.  Also, Jiskoot Auto Control Training Centre Kent England (Fundamentals of Crude Sampling) in the year 2002.

In 2005, Engr. Seyi Makinde studied Understanding and Solving Complex Business Problems at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in the USA.

He obtained Advanced Certificate in Management and Leadership in the year 2014 – 2016 from Sloan School of Management – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA


Seyi Makinde did his NYSC  with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria and later engaged as a pupil engineer (Jan 1990 – Dec 1992). He was a Field Engineer at Rebold International Limited (Dec 1992 – Jan 1997).

He established his first business (Makon Engineering and Technical Services Limited) after working for five years with other companies. Makinde is the Group Managing Director of Makon Group Limited (Jul 1997 – Jul 2018).


Engineer, Politician (A Political member of People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Makinde was sworn in as the 28th executive Governor of Oyo State on 29 May 2019. He took over from Senator Abiola Ajimobi after the latter’s eight years in office.

Oluseyi Makinde, the Governor of Oyo state, publicly declares his asset worth over 48 Billion Naira.

In August 2019, Makinde appointed a 27-year-old, Seun Fakorede as a commissioner in Oyo state.

Engr Seyi Makinde is a visionary whose soft-spoken nature endears him to all and sundry. He is indeed a philanthropist.

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