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    Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru (Ph.D) (born July 1, 1972) was a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice [1] for Osun State in Nigeria. He also served as Commissioner in the Ministry of Regional Integration & Special Duties from August 2010 - November 2014. [2] He was once a Lecturer in Osun State University November, 2014 - May 2017.

    Dr. Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru, is the Senator representing Osun Central Senatorial District under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) ; and was appointed the Chairman Senate Committee on Diaspora, Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Societies, also he was later meritoriously appointed as the Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs (Senate Spokesperson) due to his intellectualism and proactiveness.

    He’s also a member of the following Senate Committees:

    Committee on Airforce;

    Committee on Downstream Petroleum Sector;

    Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters; and

    Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream).

    His pact with the good people of Osun Central Senatorial District has been seeing the light of the day, every within his One year in Office!

    Early life

    Ajibola Basiru had his primary education in Osogbo where he attended Salvation Army Primary School, Oke-Fia, Osogbo, Osun State, 1983. He then proceeded to Laro Grammar School, Oke-Fia, Osogbo, Osun State where he sat for WASC/GCE O’Level in 1988.

    Law career

    Senator Ajibola Basiru was admitted into the University of Ilorin to study Arabic and Islamic Studies but was rusticated in his third year. He got an admission to study Law at the

    University of Lagos , Akoka, Yaba,

    Lagos for L.L.B. (Hons) Bachelor Of Laws from 1994-2000. [3]

    He attended The Nigeria Law School, Bwari, Abuja, FCT. (2001-2002) and had a Second Class, Upper Division. From 2005-2006 he attended University of Lagos, LLM (Master Of Laws) Degree in Secured Credit Transactions; Planning & Compulsory Acquisition; Law of the Sea and Comparative Company Law. In 2016, Ajibola Basiru also had his Ph.D in Property Law, Faculty of Law, at the University of Lagos. [4]

    Political career

    Dr. Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru is representing Osun Central Senatorial District as a senator [5][6][7] under the platform of the ruling party All Progressives Congress (APC). He was a member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD), and has been in the party through its metamorphosis to Action Congress (AC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and now the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was a commissioner [1] during the administration of Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola , and also served in the first term as Honorable Commissioner of Regional Integration and Special Duties. Later, in the second term, he was appointed as the Honorable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice for the state. [1][8]

    On the 28th of April, 2020, Senator Ajibola Basiru was appointed as the new chairman of the Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan .[9]

    References

    1. ^ a b c "The Cabinet - The Official Website Of The State Of Osun" .

    The Official Website Of The State Of Osun . Retrieved 2018-10-27.

    2. ^ "Ministry of Regional Integration and Special Duties - The Official Website Of The State Of Osun" .

    The Official Website Of The State Of Osun . Retrieved 2018-10-27.

    3. ^ "How my expulsion from UNILORIN changed my career -Osun Attorney-General Ajibola" .

    4. ^ "Aregbesola, Prominent Nigerians to Honour Ajibola Basiru For His Doctorate Degree - CityMirrorNews" .

    CityMirrorNews . 2016-04-14. Retrieved 2018-11-09.

    5. ^ "APC's Basiru wins Osun central senatorial seat" . The Nation Newspaper. 2019-02-24. Retrieved

    2019-05-01.

    6. ^ "He was declared winner of Osun Central Senatorial election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)" .

    Legit (Naij) . February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 27, 2019.

    7. ^ siteadmin (2017-04-16).

    "Exclusive List Of New Commissioners And Special Advisers Governor Aregbesola Sent To Osun State House Of Assembly | Sahara Reporters" .

    Sahara Reporters . Retrieved

    2018-11-09.

    8. ^ "The Official Website Of The State Of Osun" . Archived from

    the original on 2019-05-01. Retrieved 2019-05-01.

    9. ^ Clifford, Igbo. "Ajibola Basiru Biography, Age, Family, Education, Political Career, Businesses, Net Worth" .

    Information Guide Africa. Retrieved 2020-04-29.

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