By Yemi Akintomide

Leading Senatorial aspirant in the 2023 National Assembly Election for Ondo South Senatorial District, Matthew Oye Oyerinmade has been induced into the Prestigious Oil Africa Leadership Hall of Fame.

At a well attended ceremony hosted by Oil Africa Leadership Magazine, at Royal Birds Hotel and Towers, Alagbaka, Akure on Sunday, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MARIC NIG LTD – an Oil and Gas company, also received the MOST INNOVATIVE CEO OF THE YEAR 2021 AWARD at the event.

Oyerinmade, famously called, MATO was so honoured with other big players in the oil and gas industry, including; His Imperial Majesty, Oba Oluwasegun Akinyomi, the Amapetu of Mahin land, Chief (Mrs.) Ikem Oke, wife of Chief Olusola Oke SAN; Hon. Mayowa Akinfolarin, MHR representing Odigbo/Ileoluji-Okeigbo Federal Constituency and Bradama International Skill Works Ltd.

The induction ceremony of Oyerinmade, a former director in Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) was witnessed by a large crowd of his business and political associates, and many of his classmates and old comrades from National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) and well as from his Alma-Mata, former Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti (OSUA), now Ekiti State University (EKSU).

The awardee later hosted his guests who had came from all walks of life and his political associates and leaders from the Southern Senatorial District of Ondo State, to a dinner party, with lots of wines and dines at Sunview Hotel, Alagbaka- Akure.

While dedicating the award to his wife and children, and staffers in his companies, the Oke-Igbo born businessman also thanked his colleagues in the oil and gas industry for the success recorded over two decades in the industry.

The Chieftain of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ondo State also appreciated all the political leaders, elders and leaders of the party who had graced the occasion to identify with him and his family in such a special day.

He however, grateful to the organizers of the award for counting him worthy of the honour bestowed on him, promising not to betray the confidence and trust repose on him.

Matthew Oye Oyerinmade was a thoroughly brewed Students’ Union activist, having served as Speaker of the Students Representative Council (SRC) of NANS, during his University days.

His political affiliate was usually with the progressive group as a strong member of late Moshood Olawale Abiola Hope 93 Presidential Campaign Committee of the defunct Social Democracy Party (SDP), where he helped galvanized a variety of political interests to achieve the desired goals.

He is posited to use his wide range of rich experiences as students’ activist, community mobilizer, youth development advocacy, philanthropist, party politics and business acumen to bare in legislative sessions and activities when elected into the upper Chambers of the National Assembly in February 2023.

Oyerinmade, a devout Christian, also have substaincive economic interest in some high profile companies such as;


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