OLUSOLA-Eleka, Prof. Kolapo Olubunmi



Kolapo, Olubunmi

Prof. Kolapo Olusola is a diligent, hardworking and principled leader whose legacies and achievements in the areas of human-power empowerment and capacity building during the past few years as the Ekiti State Deputy Governor has continued to attract many admirers and followers to him. As an epitome of humility, he radiates love and affection towards people around him. More significantly, his unflinching loyalty to his boss, His Excellency, Prof Peter Ayodele Fayose, the Executive Governor of Ekiti State is notable and has made both the young and old people of Ekiti adjudge him as “Stabilizing Factor” and a special gift not only to his boss but to the entire people of Ekiti State. Until his election as Deputy Governor of Ekiti State, Prof Olusola was an accomplished teacher in the Department of Building, Obafemi Awolowo University for twenty-four (24) years. Under his supervision, Ekiti State represented Nigeria in an international debate competition in Singapore and was awarded the “Best First-Timer Performance” trophy; just as Ekiti State was equally rated the overall best in Young Nigerian Scientist Presidential Award (out of 774 participating students) in 2017. In addition, Ekiti State emerged with Best Performance in Junior Engineers, Technologists and Scientists (JETS) in Interstate Quiz Competition in 2017; also, the state won the overall best student performance in 2016 (Science Teachers Association of Nigeria) STAN-organized Science written and quiz competition. Prof Olusola is an ordained Pastor in Christ Apostolic Church Worldwide. He stands out in his mentorship roles as the Former National Coordinator of the Christ Apostolic Church Students’ Association (CACSA) Fellowships in Nigerian Higher Institutions. He is currently a member of the Governing Council of Christ Apostolic Church Students’ Association being the apex body of the group. His achievements are being attested to by many young people of the church especially on moral and spiritual development, leadership capacity-building, self-discovery and maximization of good talents; which he successfully achieved as the Osun State Coordinator,1998-2004 and later as the Head, Directorate of Higher Institution, NYSC and TEENS Affairs for 10 years, 2004- 2014. As a mentor and teacher to students, he is renowned for his teachings on integrity, faithfulness, diligence and so many other aspects of leadership traits and of course the doctrines of faithfulness and loyalty as ways to be effective and productive as future leaders. Prof. Kolapo Olusola was a Governorship Aspirant for Ekiti State 2018 election however he lost to Dr. Kayode Fayemi on the 16th of July 2018.
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Deaconess Janet
State of Origin: Ekiti State
Father's Name Elder Olusola Ojo
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Profession Politician , Teacher
Working Experience

Gubernatorial Aspirant, Ekiti State 2018 Governorship Election

Previous Appointments:

– Deputy Governor, Ekiti State, 2014-2018
– Chairman, Nigerian Institute of Building(N.I.OB.)Osun State, 2006-2009
– Registrar,Nigerian Institute of Building(N.I.OB.), National Level,2007-2009
– Research Secretary and Member,National Council,Nigerian Institute of Building(N.I.OB.) 2006 – 2011;
– Examiner,Nigerian Institute of Building(N.I.OB.),1998-2002; 2006 – 2011).

St. Matthew’s Primary School, Ikere-Ekiti,1972-1978; Annunciation School, Ikere-Ekiti,1978-1983; Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1984-1989; University of Lagos,1993; Obafemi Awolowo University, 2005

Peoples Democratic Party, Member

– Winner, Service Leadership Award by University of Pittsburg, USA;
– Winner, Best Builder in Administration, by Ekiti State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Building (Merit Award);
– Winner, Outstanding Commitment to Education Award;
– Special Recognition Award, by Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors of Nigeria;
– Award of Recognition by Joint National Built Environment Conference, Nigeria;
– Professional Award of Recognition by Stanford University, USA;
– Professional Award of Recognition by University of Pittsburgh, USA;
– Award of Excellence as Outstanding God’s Army General by Word of Redemption
Evangelical Ministry, Nigeria;
– Award of Recognition for contribution and commitment to the growth of Education in Ekiti State by Shepherd International College, Nigeria;
– Award of Recognition for contribution and commitment to the growth of Education in Ekiti State by Shepherd International College, Nigeria;
– Special Achievement Award for Nation-Building and Grass-root Development by Oshoko Mass Movement, Nigeria;
– Outstanding Award of Recognition for Commitment to Education by Gemina Illuminous International, Nigeria;
– Award of appreciation by Christ Apostolic Church, Victorious Assembly, Ile-Ife;
– Ohaneze Award as Enyi Ndigbo in recognition of commitment and contribution towards the welfare and progress of NDIGBO in Ekiti Land;
– Winner, “OUTSTANDING Old Boy” Award of Excellence, by Old Boy’s Association of Annunciation School, Ikere – Ekiti;
– Winner, “Best Friend of Nigerian Students”, Students’ Union Government, Federal Polytechnic, Ado;
– Award of Honour by National Association of Ikere Students. E.t.c.

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