Senator Ibikunle Amosun

The Governor of Ogun State of Nigeria shall be the Visitor of the University. The Visitor shall as often as the circumstances may require, not being less than once in every four years undertaken a visitation of the University or direct that such a visitation be conducted by a selected team of academics, university administrative and/or professionals set up by the Visitor for the purpose of ascertaining that the objectives of the University are being met, and to this end.

Profile of Senator Ibikunle Amosun, FCA, Governor, Ogun State, Nigeria

Personal Data:

Born in Abeokuta on Saturday, 25 January, 1958, he attended the following institutions of learning:-

  • African Church Primary School, Abeokuta (1965 – 1970)
  • African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta (1971 – 1977)
  • Ogun State Polytechnic (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic), Abeokuta (1979 – 1983)
  • University of Westminster, London (M.A. in International Finance, 2000)


Senator Amosun is married to Mrs. Olufunso Amosun and the blissful union has produced five lovely children. Professional Career:

Senator Amosun, a Chartered Accountant, started his accounting career in 1984 as an Audit Trainee with Messrs J.A.A. Adeniyi & Co. (Chartered Accountants). He later joined Lanre Aremu & Co. (Chartered Accountants), where he rose to become a manager in 1989. He was also with XtraEdge Consulting as a senior consultant. In 1990, through industry and passion for professional excellence, he became an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN). In the same year, he established the highly successful Accounting Firm of Ibikunle Amosun & Co. (Chartered Accountants). In 2003, he was inducted as a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (FCA) and the Institute of Taxation (FITN).

Laurels and Awards:

His leadership qualities and outstanding achievements have earned him recognition nationally and internationally, some of these include:


  • Investment Development Icon Award for 2013 by African Leadership magazine in New York – September 2013
  • Best Security Conscious State Governor in West Africa” by Security Watch Africa. In Accra, Ghana – October 2012
  • Good Governance Award: Governor of the Fastest Growing State Economy by Businessday Newspaper in Lagos – November 2013

    His Philosophy:

    A social welfarist, he believes that the rich are obligated to cater for the poor and underprivileged in the society. His government policy thrust is anchored on a strong partnership between public and private sectors. While the government has the responsibility to provide the enabling environment, to achieve sustainable economic growth and social development, the private sector must play the pivotal role. Senator Amosun’s work rate and capability for critical thinking remain his core leadership attributes, in addition to commitment to transparency and accountability. He approaches every responsibility and task with an infectious passion, commitment and perseverance. A hands-on leader who leads by example, he has the knack to identify, assemble, and nurture talents to create motivated teams with capacity to deliver optimal outcomes.


    SIA believes that the provision of amenities and social development cannot be left to government alone. He therefore instituted a scholarship scheme in 1986, several years before venturing into politics, which he later institutionalized by setting up the Senator Ibikunle Amosun Scholarship Foundation (SIASF) on Thursday, 7 July 2005. He has awarded scholarships to over 1,000 students of Ogun State origin, in various institutions of higher learning. A consummate philanthropist, Senator Amosun’s generosity and quest to uplift others transcend the award of scholarships. He has instituted various other subsisting empowerment initiatives for trade groups, artisans, communities, women and other vulnerable groups in the society. His Alma Maters – African Church Grammar School, Abeokuta and Ogun State Polytechnic (now Moshood Abiola Polytechnic), also in Abeokuta – have benefited from his generous disposition to give back to the society. He built and commissioned the Administrative Block at African Church Grammar School, among other similar gestures.