Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide
Oloye Akinjide was born on the 4th August, 1959. She had her primary and secondary education between 1963 & 1974 at Maryhill Convent School & St Louis Grammar School, both at Ibadan, Oyo State of Nigeria respectively. She then left Nigeria for the United Kingdom (UK), where she attended Kings College, London, University of London and bagged in 1980 a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with 2nd Class Upper. She also attended Harvard Law School and in 1981 bagged a Master of Laws (LLM). She was at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos where she was called to the Nigerian Bar (BL) in 1982.
Oloye Akinjide was admitted as a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in July 1983 while in March 1996, she was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK. She is a member of various local & international professional bodies/associations such as Nigerian Bar Association, Law Society of England and Wales, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators USA, International Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) to mention just a few. Similarly, she was variously nominated/elected member of Committees/Board such as Aviation Sector Reform Implementation Committee (2000-2002), Board of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1999-2002), Arbitration Law Reform Committee of Lagos State 2007, Nigerian Economic Summit Group, etc.
She has had varying work experience in both the public and private sector. She was the Special Assistant to Mr. President (SAP) on FCT Matters (2001-2002) & SAP on G77 and Nigerians In the Diaspora Organisation (NIDO) – 2002 to 2003. She was a Principal Partner to NEWMAN LEGAL – a Law firm based in Lagos & Abuja and the former Managing Partner of Akinjide & Co. where she was Joint Head of the Energy Law Dept. and the Head of Company Law Department. She was also the Chairperson, Local Organising Committee, Association of International Petroleum Explorationists (AIPN), West Africa Chapter.
She is the current Minister of state for FCT and through her position has contributed immensely to the development of satellite towns and area councils