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Ogun State Map - Local Government areas

  • Date Created February 03, 1976
  • Capital Abeokuta
  • Governor Dapo Abiodun
  • Land Area 16,980.55 sq km (6,556.23 sq mi)
  • Population 3,751,140
  • GDP $10.47 billion

Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun

Dapo Abiodun
  • NameDapo Abiodun
  • Assumed Office 29 May, 2019
  • Date of Birth29 May, 1960
  • Political partyAll Progressives Congress (APC)

Dapo Abiodun was born on May 29, 1960 in Iperu Remo, Ogun State, to the royal family of Iperu. He was born into the family of Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun and Mrs. Victoria Abiodun from Iperu Remo, in Ogun East senatorial district. He is a Nigeria businessman and politician. Abiodun is a founding member of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun state, although he is currently a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC), defecting after the 2015 general elections. He contested the Ogun East senatorial seat on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in the 2015 Nigerian general elections which he lost to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate. He was elected a senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of the defunct United Nigeria Congress Party (UNCP) in 1998. He has served as a member of various presidential committees and organisations. In 2019, he contested in the gubernatorial elections in Ogun state and won, under the of the All Progressive Congress (APC). He was sworn in as Governor of Ogun State on 29 May 2019.