HON. OLADIPUPO OLATUNDE ADEBUTU was born in Lagos State on 25th February, 1962 into the family of Sir. Dr. Chief Kesington Adebukunola Adebutu OON, CON, KJW and Dame Caroline Oladunni Adebutu.
His father is the Balogun and Babaoba of Iperu Remo, Akogun of Remoland, as well as the Olotu of Lagos. He hails from the renowned Adebutu Family of Eti-Obale, Iperu Remo, and the Apondele royal family of Ode Remo, while the mother is the Yeyemode of Iperu Remo, Apesin of Lagos and Yeyeoba of Odogbolu and she hails from the Jaiyesimi Jaiye Okuwa family of Odogbolu.
He started his elementary education at the International Day Nursery School, Yaba in 1964, before proceeding to St. Saviours Primary School, Oke-Ira, Ebute-Metta, Lagos. He later proceeded to Igbobi College where he obtained his West African School Certificate in 1978.
Upon the completion of his Secondary Education, he travelled abroad where he studied at the St. Columbas College, Rathfarnham, Dublin and obtained the Irish Leaving Certificate in 1980. He commenced his tertiary education at the National Institute of Higher Education, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. He also attended the Regional Technical College at Athlone and Carlow in the Republic of Ireland between 1981 and 1984.
Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu through his dint of hard work and brilliant academic exploit acquired the following academic qualifications:
Irish Leaving Certificate (1980) – Pre-degree Equivalent
Irish National Certificate (1983) – National Diploma Equivalent
Irish National Diploma (1984) – B.Sc.equivalent (Analytical Chemistry)
He had his primary assignment in the National Youth Service Corps Scheme in Biu, Borno State between 1987 and 1988. He worked briefly at Kesington Industries, Iperu Remo between 1988 and 1991. In 1991 he became the Chief Executive Officer of JB Farms Ltd and established Solomon Kesington Agro-Allied Limited shortly after. He is till date the Chief Executive Officer, and one of the largest livestock farmers in the country. He also serves on the board of the Premier Lotto Limited as an Executive Director.
Hon. Oladipupo O. Adebutu is a politician of high repute; he became a member of the National Assembly in 1992 under the platform of the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP), when he represented Remo Federal Constituency.
He was a Senatorial Aspirant under the United National Congress Party (UNCP) in 1998, as well as a National Assembly Aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2003, 2007 and 2011 respectively.
He was appointed as Full-Time Commissioner II in the Ogun State Local Government Service Commission in Sept. 2007. In October 2007, he was upgraded to Full-Time Commissioner I within a period of one month because of the zeal he brought to the job. During his stint at the LGSC, he was instrumental to the appointment, promotion, conversion, upgrading, and training of Local Government workers across the state. He also used his good office to secure employment for Remo sons and daughters in other parastatals and agencies of government.
He is an aspirant in the coming election to the National Assembly under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
COMMUNITY MOBILIZER & SOCIALITE
Through his deep grassroot commitment and love for his native land, he was appointed to serve as the Chairman of the Akesan Day Celebrations Committee in the year 2007. He was able to use his contacts to raise substantial funds for the development of the community during that remarkable edition.
In appreciation of his invaluable developmental strides, he was honoured with the Chieftancy titles of the Okanlomo of Iperu Remo, by the Alaperu of Iperu, Oba Adeleke Idowu Basibo, Odoru V; Aruwajoye of Ode Remo by the Alaye of Ode Remo, Oba (Surv.) Amidu Oso, Daniyan II and the Otun Ajagungbade of Remo land by the Akarigbo and Paramount ruler of Remoland, Oba (Dr.) Michael Adeniyi Sonariwo, Erinjugbo II respectively. A detribalized Nigerian, he was also conferred with the highly-reverred title of Ma
A detribalized Nigerian, he was also conferred with the highly-reverred title of Maiyakin by the Nupe Community in Remo land.
A socialite of no mean standing, he belongs to the famous Akesan (Iperu) Club 1954 and the prestigious Remo Club (1937). He is also an honorary member of the Lions Club (Abeokuta Metropolitan).
LADO AS A RELIGIOUS MAN
A devout Christian, who side from being committed to various works of humanity, also understands the importance of spiritual balance; thus, he is very involved and committed to God’s work. He is an active member of the Celestial Church of Christ and the Patron of Celestial Church of Christ, Tiwadire, Ipinle Ogbon, Iwera Parish, Sagamu. He also holds the title of Baba Ewe of the Methodist Church, Ibu Road, Iperu Remo.
A SPORTS ENTHUSIAST
Hon. Ladi Adebutu an ardent soccer lover is the proprietor of the LADI ADEBUTU FC; Patron of Remo Football Academy and Ikenne Local Government Football council. A loyal fan of the Chelsea FC of England, he has successfully sponsored the first and second editions of LADI ADEBUTU under-20 Football Competition for Youths in the Ogun East district
Some of the talent discovered during the competition, Ibrahim Deinde, Ayodele Femi and Udoh Davies are members of the National under 13, 15 and 17 respectively.
A philanthropist par-excellence, Hon. Adebutu had with his God-given resources executed various philanthropic acts which includes construction of roads, drainages and classrooms; provision of bursaries and scholarships to less-privileged students in both secondary and Tertiary institutions of learning; organization of free health programmed; Vocational Skill Acquisition Programme for the Youths; Economic empowerment for the people at the grassroots; provision of vehicles; donation of Electric Transformers to communities; construction of N2.5million Resource Centre at Ilisan; Establishment of Viewing centre in the 35wards of the Remo federal constituency and donation of N3 million worth of building materials towards the Olofin of Ilisan’s new palace project.
Aside these are his constant support towards the programmes and projects of several religious, social, political and non-governmental organizations, as well as the student and labour unions.
In acknowledgement of his feats in many areas of human endeavour, he has received several honours, awards, amongst which are;
1.Award of Excellence, Ogun State Youths Association
2.Distinguished Citizen of Ode Remo (DCOR)
3.Award of Excellence, Nigerian Union of Local Government Employees, (NULGE), Ogun State.
4. Award of Excellence, Forum of Remo Indigenes in the Ogun State Local Government Service.
5.Commendation Award, Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Ogun State.
6.Recognition Award, Babcock University Students Association (BUSA)
7.Appreciation Award, Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR)
8.Appreciation Award, NASFAT
9.Award of Honour, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Ogun Joint Campus Committee (JCC)
10.Award of Excellence, Remo Students Association, Moshood Abiola Polytechnic
11. Award of Excellence, Ilisan Youth Development Association
12. Pillar, Nigeria Football (Referees) Association
A versatile politician with bias for the people at the grassroots, a highly industrious individual and a very amiable, humble and accommodating personality; someone who believes that success in life is irrelevant, if it is not relevant to the need of others; a true and genuine leader who having discovered himself and his purpose for living is greatly committed to exploring and expressing himself fully to the glory of God and benefit of mankind.
A generous giver to whom service to humanity remains his heritage; whose guiding principle lies in the words of the great English Author- Albert Pine, which says;
“What we do for ourselves dies with us, what we do for others and the world remains; and it is immortal”
A loving husband and caring father, Hon. Oladipupo Adebutu is married to Yeye Adenike Adebutu and the marriage is blessed with children.