Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi


Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi is a passionate grassroots politician who not only enjoys massive support from his community but is also famous for his blunt criticism of the failings of the past administration. 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, he is the third child of his parents. He has two elder brothers — Femi and Dele — and a younger sister, Modupe. Mr Alabi has a 93-year-old mother, Mrs. Ena Alabi.

Kayode Alabi 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 then became a sales representative for Bastone and Firminger, a British trading company in chemicals from 1991 to 1996. 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 Hot Wings Foods and Investment Limited

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

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

Kwara State Aids Control Agency (KWASACA)

What do we need to know about the KWASACA initiative?

KWASACA, chaired by Deputy Governor Kayode Alabi, is an intergovernmental agency set up to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS in Kwara State. Due to the transit nature of the State, it has become paramount that the Administration does not relent in its effort to rid the state of the disease.

The key responsibilities of the agency are to offer AIDS services, ensure identification and administering of drugs to AIDS victims, as well as ensure effective campaign against the disease within Kwara State.

Since inception, the agency has resuscitated over 900 healthcare facilities for combating the disease. It has also successfully brought down the prevalence rate to one per cent HIV prevalence rate, even below the national average of 1.5 per cent.

The agency has also commenced HIV screening in communities across the state — Bode-Sadu, Dogari, and Kambi Oloru — while also recently presenting N671,837 million cheques to different support groups of the network of People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA).

The presentation, which was done by Mr. Alabi is part of the 2.5 per cent counterpart fund to access World Bank grant to support people living with HIV/AIDS.

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