Mr. Kayode Alabi is the Deputy Governor of Kwara State. He ran on the same ticket with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on the platform of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2019 general elections.

Born on August 1, 1963 into the family of Mr Yahaya Samuel Alabi (1925-2007) Oro-Ago in Kwara State and 93-year-old mother, Mrs Ena Alabi, he is the third child of his parents. He has two elder brothers — Femi and Dele — and a younger sister, Modupe.

Education

Alabi attended St. Barnabas Primary School, Ilorin, and Offa Grammar School (OGS). He had his tertiary education in the United Kingdom at London School of Accountancy and Business Studies at Old bailey London EC1 where he read Marketing.

He did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in Lagos in 1985 and later worked as a part-time lecturer in the Marketing Department of Kaduna Polytechnic between 1988 and 1989. From 1987 to 1989, he worked with Beba Consult (Marketing Consultants) in Kaduna. He was a sales representative for Bastone and Firminger, a British trading company in chemicals from 1991 to 1996.

 

Career

Alabi later embarked on integrated marketing consulting services for various organisations and business concerns with his company, The Marketing Concept Limited.

He then went into private business from 1996. He established a flourishing water bottling company in Lagos. He is the Chairman of Vantage Heights Nursery and Primary School and Chairman of Little Tots School, both in Lagos. Alabi at various times worked as the Chief Executive Officer of Bayview Oil and Gas Limited and the Chief Executive Officer of Hotwings Foods and Investment Limited

He is a member of different professional associations of repute, including the London Chartered Institute of Marketing.

His Politics

He has always been part of the Kwara struggle. Apart from being blunt in his criticism of the rot in the running of the state, he had since been part of partisan politics. He contested for Senate seat of the Kwara South in the 2019 primaries before his nomination as deputy governorship candidate of the APC.

He is a passionate grassroot politician who enjoys massive support from his community.

Family

Kayode Alabi, a Christian, is happily married to Mrs Abieyuwa Tokunbo Alabi. They are blessed with two children.