Dapo Abiodun MFR is a Nigerian businessman and politician who was born on May 29, 1960, in Iperu Remo, Ogun State. He is the son of Dr. Emmanuel Abiodun and Mrs. Victoria Abiodun from Iperu Remo, in Ogun East senatorial district. Abiodun won the 2019 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) and has been serving as the Governor of Ogun State since then. Before his political career, he was the managing director of Heyden Petroleum and the founder of First Power Limited.
Dapo Abiodun Profile
Adedapo Oluseun Abiodun
Date of Birth
29 May 1960
State of Origin
Businessman and Politician
All Progressive Congress (APC)
Dapo Abiodun’s educational background remains unclear, and he was involved in a certificate scandal in the build-up to the 2019 general elections. He claimed in the 2015 senatorial election form for Ogun East to have graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University, but in the 2019 governorship form, he claimed to possess only a secondary school certificate of education.
Abiodun is the managing director/CEO of the Nigerian oil and gas company Heyden Petroleum Ltd (HPL). He is also reportedly the founder of First Power Limited. Abiodun is a founding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Ogun State, although he is currently a member of the All Progressive Congress (APC). 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 organizations.
In 2018, TheCable alleged that Abiodun was involved in certificate forgery. As a result of the Pandora Papers leaks, the Premium Times reported on Abiodun’s involvement in two offshore companies known as tax havens, the British Virgin Islands.
The report noted that Abiodun owned and was the sole director of both Marlowes Trading Corporation and Heyden Petroleum Limited in apparent violation of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act as neither company was declared when Abiodun was elected governor.
In 2022, Sahara Reporters published the criminal record of how Abiodun was jailed in 1986 with jail number 8600B9436 for credit card fraud, petty theft, check forgery, and fighting and injuring a police officer in an attempt to resist arrest in Miami Dade Florida, USA under the pseudonym “Shawn Michael Davids.”
Dapo Abiodun Instagram Handle
Dapo Abiodun Instagram Handle is @dapoabiodunmfr.
Dapo Abiodun married Bamidele Abiodun in 1990, and they have five children, including the late Olugbenga Abiodun, a Nigerian DJ also known as DJ Olu.
Dapo Abiodun Net Worth
Dapo Abiodun Net Worth is estimated to be around $314 Million.