He is a legal practitioner and a top politician in Kwara state. Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo was also a popular face in the opposition camp for years and he was a known Saraki critics. He was at different times a commissioner, member of the state house of assembly and state PDP Chairman Akogun Iyiola Oyedepo has opened a leadership institute in Ilorin, known as ‘the Nations Leadership Institute’ .
It was officially commissioned on January 31st, 2020 by the Speaker, Kwara state House of Assembly, Hon. Salihu Yakubu Danladi.
The institute is designed to offer trainings in political party management, legislative studies, tourism and hospitality management and leadership values.
The Speaker said the Institute is truly a child of necessity, especially for young and aspiring leaders who need to be equipped with leadership ethics and values, noting that the spirit of tolerance, selflessness and resilience required to take Nigeria to its fullest potential is missing in some leaders.
‘Despite the overwhelming richness of the African continent, we have continued to struggle to realize our potential. Africa continues to battle with underdevelopment, insecurity, economic inequality, bad governance, corruption, drought and famine.
In all of these, it is safe to conclude that we are blessed with everything ‘right’ as a continent but ‘leadership’ and ‘patriotism’, thereby making an institution like the NATIONS LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE (NLI) a child of necessity at this critical point of our national and continental existence’ he said
Notable personalities at the event are the Deputy Governor, Mr. Kayode Alabi who was represented by Mr. Femi Yusuf, Honourables Saheed Popoola, Mohammed Baba Salihu, Omotayo Awodiji Felix, Ali Amuda Jimoh and Awolola Olumide Ayokunle. Others include Kwara state APC Chairman, Alh. Bashir Omolaja Bolarinwa and Alh. LAK Jimoh.