The profile of Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) PDP Governorship candidate for Ondo State.


The profile of Eyitayo Jegede (SAN) PDP Governorship candidate for Ondo State.

Eyitayo Jegede, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, was born to the family of late Chief Johnson Bosede, the Odopetu of Isinkan, Akure, and Mrs C.O Jegede (née Asokeji) from Ipele town, near Owo in Ondo State, Nigeria.

He attended St. Stephen’s “SA” Primary School Modakeke,”Ife” and was at Aquinas College Akure from 5 January 1973 to July 1978 for his Secondary education

He was a Senior Prefect at Aquinas College and took active part in Sports in the best traditions of the family. He had his Higher School Certificate Education at Christ School, Ado Ekiti, and was the School Volleyball Captain both at Aquinas College, Akure and Christ School, Ado Ekiti between 1978 and 1980.

He also captained the University Volleyball team at the University of Lagos where he had his Law Degree Course between 1980 and 1983.

After an interesting years of Higher Education, he was posted to Yola, Adamawa State for his National Youth service Corps where he started his career as a legal practitioner.

In the year 1984, Mr. Jegede, qualified as a lawyer after the One Year mandatory programme at the Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian bar in 1984.

The Chief Justice of Nigeria in 1992 appointed him as a Notary Public by the Chief Justice of Nigeria in 1992 before being elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on 16th December, 2008.

He was a two-time chairman of the Adamawa state chapter of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Jegede was member of the 5-man implementation Committee that was saddled with the responsibility of establishing the American University of Nigeria (AUN), Adamawa State.

He is a member of the Council of Legal Education in Nigeria.

Jegede is a former Chancellor of the Anglican Communion of Jalingo, Taraba State, he was once the Chancellor of Anglican Dioceses of Yola.

Under the outgoing Ondo State Government, he was made a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.

Eyitayo Jegede is the PDP governorship candidate

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