Bamidele Obiniyi: Portrait of An Iconic Leader

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Chief (Engr.) Bamidele Johnson Abayomi Obiniyi MNSE, MCILGPA, MCLRM
The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step, in the same anvil the journey of a man on earth begins at birth. It is on this philosophical premise that I take a peep into the place of birth and state of origin of this iconic leader who is married and blessed with three lovely children.
He was born in Isanlu community of Kogi State. His early education was at CAC Primary School Isanlu, he proceeded to African Church Secondary School Isanlu and finally St. Kizito’s College also in Isanlu. He did not stop there as he went in search of further advance academic qualifications to qualify as a Civil Engineer.
In quick succession he added more feathers to his academic laurels with; Master in Transport Management MTM,  Master in Business Administration MBA and Advance Diploma in Theology from Christ Apostolic Church Seminary Ile Ife,  respectively.
He buttresses his academic background with rounded professional qualifications and membership of relevant professional institutions for career advancement and enhancement:
  • Member Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE)
  • Member Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration of Nigeria
  • Member Chartered Institute of Loan and Risk Management of Nigeria (MCLRM)
His versatile professional work experience and managerial leadership capacity encompasses but not limited to the following:
Chairman/MD Chief Brodefe Network Ltd. Abuja
Provides overall leadership and direction to ensure the organization achieves its vision, mission, goals and objectives. Organizes and manages staff and contractors to provide effective and efficient planning and construction.
Approves and adopts organization’s construction policies, procedures and maintains accountability for the performance of the entire company. Provides overall leadership and staff direction in formulating and achieving organization’s objectives. Oversees the development and implementation of short-range and long-range goals and business plans.
Oversees organization’s planning efforts, including identifying major priorities, establishing goals and strategies that ensure the success of the projects. Provides overall direction to ensure the safe delivery of quality construction projects on time and within budget. Balances future infrastructure needs that integrate development opportunities effectively and respects community and stakeholders needs. Exercises fiscal responsibility and provides the framework for developing strategies to work within financial constraints.
Manages departments including developing, monitoring and adhering to organization’s policies/procedures. Budget and achieving goals and objectives. Maintains, supports, and promotes a safe work environment, while complying with all construction rules, policies, and procedures in Construction of Roads all over the country.
Chairman/MD Sovereign International Sport Academy Abuja
Responsible for organizing sport championships, both local and international to discover talents at the grass root. These include Kogi State governors badminton championship from 2004 till date.
Chief Resident Engineer, Petroleum Tax Fund (PTF). Abuja.
(1998 – 2000)
Responsible for monitoring all PTF road project under Enugu State Zone, Redesigning, Rehabilitation, Daily and Monthly report preparation, Supervision and Monitoring of staff, determine the financial needs of each site contractor, prepare bills and claims payment for work done.
Redesign, rehabilitation and reconstruction of: Agabni road, Coal Camp road, Enugu – Port Harcourt road, Enugu – Abakaliki road, Enugu – Awka – Onitsha road, Abakaliki – Ogoja road, New Haven Abakpa road to mention  but few.
In his personal statement, he stated unequivocally that; “ I will serve as a leader, live a balanced life and apply ethical principles to make a significant difference to the growth and development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”.
It is a truism that the dream one has is a picture of his tomorrow. He learnt early in life to be profitable in what he does and perfected the art of being tenacious in any dream he chases. He also learnt to be industrious, consistent and powerfully focused. He has always been a dogged, hardworking person and has the enabling ability and capacity to survive in any kind of challenging situation. He did understand the moral of the “Wise Saying” that, “the choices we make determine to a large extent our success in life”.
He is soft as a flower when it comes to kindness, but tough as thunder when it comes to principle. He is courteous and polite at all times, but can never be pushed around. This is just but a snippet of the extensive repertoire of our Vintage; CHIEF (Engr.) Bashorun Bamidele Johnson Abayomi Obiniyi MNSE,MCILGPA,MCLRM
As a philanthropist, he has been very conscious of his role in the development of his community. In recognition of his kind gestures and philanthropy, he was honoured by the traditional council with the chieftaincy tittle of Bashorun of Okeagiland, and subsequently in December 2016 he was honoured with another exalted traditional chieftaincy title Akeweje of Bagido followed closely in 2017 with the title of Oluomo of Isanlu Kingdom.
His hobbies and interests include; Music, Football, Volleyball and Badminton.



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