Olatunji Akinosi is a Mechanical Engineer, and a Fellow of the Nigeria Society of Engineers, he is also a Fellow of the Nigeria Institution of Mechanical Engineers who early in his career held technical roles in fabrication and automobile works.
His versatility and practical experience saw him undertake construction projects in prominent cities pan Nigeria.
As a project manager, he managed the commencement of the Ogun-Guangdong Free Trade Zone which currently employs over 15,000 direct and indirect workers, generating about 400billion Naira through Customs Duty and is pivotal in promoting the echoes of free enterprise and free market in Nigeria.
His immediate past role as the commissioner for the Ministry of Forestry in Ogun State put to task his resilient and tenacious spirit. Managing 9 forest reserves covering 2,731.62 SqKm (273,162 Hectares).
Prior to this time, this ministry had lost millions of Naira due to the illegal felling of trees for commercial purposes. Under his leadership, this was curtailed and the criminal cartel responsible was brought to book; by creating security and stability in the forests of Ogun State, private organizations such as Nigerian Breweries plc. have embarked on reforestation projects at the Olokomeji Forest Reserve in bid to curb the debilitating effects of climate change with many other organizations showing interest.
Also a firm believer in the power of agriculture to develop and boost economies, Olatunji Akinosi served from 2008- 2011 as Commissioner for Agriculture Ogun state where he worked with his team to implement the FADAMA project which was aimed at empowering small-holder farmers to enhance food security and reduce rural poverty.
As a result of his leadership, the Fadama 2 project in Ogun State was adjudged to be 94% successful having won three awards in its first year.
As the chairman responsible for the Ogun State Agricultural land Allocation, he ensured an equitable and fair distribution of land resources in a way that ensured that the people and their interests were primary.
His advent into politics, borne of his significant contribution to society saw him emerge as the Ado-Odo/Ota local government chairman where he inculcated strategies to improve the internally generated revenue system of the local government. He also implemented the “back to farm” project in which he encouraged people to adopt farming as a means of livelihood.
He has been on the board of several Engineering concerns. Olatunji Akinosi is indeed a man of character and experience.
He is a technocrat, a politician, and a viable problem solver ever ready and willing to transcend the boundaries of mediocrity to achieve great things as a leader.
Olatunji Akinosi is a Rotarian and a Paul Harris fellow of Rotary international.