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  • Updated: January 12, 2022

Alao-Akala Dead: 10 Things You Never Knew About Christopher Alao-Akala

Christopher Alao-Akala was reported dead on Wednesday. Here is his biography and things you never knew about the Former Governor of Oyo State. 

Alao-Akala's death was confirmed by Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde shortly after the news broke online.

 Alao-Akala Dead: 10 Things You Never Knew About Christopher Alao-Akala Biography

  •  Alao-Akala was born on June 3, 1950, at Ogbomoso in the Ogbomoso North Local Government Area of Oyo State.

  • He attended his elementary school at Osupa Baptist Day School, Ogbomoso after which he proceeded to the Kamina Barracks Middle School, 5th Battalion of Infantry Tamale, Ghana. He furthered to Government Technical College, Tamale, Ghana and Ogbomoso High School, Ogbomoso.

  • He obtained the following certificates, the First school Leaving Certificate obtained in 1962, West African School Certificate (1972), ASCON Certificate (1985), Passed Staff College (Psc) 1990, Diploma in Business Administration (1998), Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) Honoris Causa, LAUTECH, Ogbomoso (2006), Doctor of Science (Political Science) Honoris Causa, Lead City University (2008).

  • He was enlisted as Cadet Inspector of Police in June 1974 at the Nigeria Police College, Ikeja. Following his brilliant performance, he was recommended for overseas training at the Metropolitan Police Training School, Peel Centre, Hendon, London.

Former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala

  • He was a classroom teacher at Baptist Day Modern School, Ogbomosho
  • When he was a police officer, Christopher Alao-Akala served as an Administrative Officer, Federal Operations at the Force Headquarters, Lagos, 

  • He later rose to the position of Operations Officer, FEDOPS, Lagos. He became the Personal Assistant to the Assistant Inspector-General of Police and subsequently the ADC to the Inspector-General of Police.

  • Christopher Alao-Akala served as chairman of the Ogbomoso North Local Government along with seven councillors under the platform of APP in 1998., he was also elected vice-chairman of the Association of Local Government Chairmen of Nigeria (ALGON) Oyo State Chapter between 1999 and 2002.

  • Alao-Akala served as the Deputy Governor of Oyo State from May 2003 to January 2006. Following the impeachment of then-incumbent Governor Rashidi Ladoja, Alao-Akala was sworn into office in January 2006 and served for 11 months. 

  • On December 8, 2014, Alao-Akala defected to the Labour Party in Oyo State from the People's Democratic Party (PDP). On December 10, 2014, he formally declared his intention to re-contest in the gubernatorial election of Oyo State on the platform of the Labour Party in February 2015.

  • In October 2018, Alao-Akala defected to the Action Democratic Party (ADP) where he won the gubernatorial ticket to contest for the office of Governor of Oyo State in the 2019 general elections. After February 23, 2019, Presidential and National Assemblies Elections, Akala defected back to the All Progressive Congress,

  •  Alao Akala bagged several honorary chieftaincy tittles in Oyo State, which are: Otun of the Source, Otunba of Akinmorin, Bobajiro of Owu Kingdom, Basorun Atunluto of Akure, Mayegun of Okeho, Akogun of Ilua, Aare Asoludero of Ibarapa, Agbaakin of Iseyin, Ariwajoye of Ede land, Atunluse of Ife Odan, Balogun of Igbojaye land, Aare Kebimapalu of Oyo State and Bobagunwa of Ogbomosoland.

  • Alao Akala was married to Kemi Alao Akala with seven children.

Kemi Alao Akala

  • He was announced dead on January 12, 2022.

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Zaccheus Ukhueleigbe
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