Lam Adesina

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Lamidi Ona-Olapo Adesina
Governor of Oyo State
In office
29 May 1999 – 29 May 2003
Preceded by Amen Edore Oyakhire
Succeeded by Rasheed Ladoja
Personal details
Born (1939-01-20)20 January 1939
Ibadan, Nigeria
Died 11 November 2012(2012-11-11) (aged 73)

Alhaji Lamidi Ona-Olapo Adesina (20 January 1939 – 11 November 2012) was an educator who became governor of Oyo State in Nigeria on 29 May 1999 as a member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) party.[1]

Adesina was born on 20 January 1939. He attended Loyola college in Ibadan. then studied at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka from 1961–1963. Later he attended the university of Ibadan in 1971. He worked in private educational institutions before entering politics.[2]

Adesina was a sponsor of Abiola Ajimobi in his successful bid to be elected to the senate for Oyo South in 2003. Later the two men fell apart, and Ajimobi moved to the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), but in October 2009 the two were leaders of the Action Congress (Nigeria) (AC) party in Oyo State, and had reconciled.[3]

Lam Adesina died on 11 November 2012 at the private St. Nicholas Hospital on Lagos Island. It was thought that the cause was related to diabetes, from which he had suffered for some time.[4] He was to be buried at his Felele residence according to Islamic rites.[5]


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