Former managing director of Heyden Petroleum and Chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission, Abiodun’s business ethics have come under scrutiny, with the Pandora Papers investigative journalism consortium identifying him as the beneficiary of an offshore bank account in the British Virgin Islands tax haven, a contravention of Nigeria’s code of conduct for elected office holders.
None of that has stopped Abiodun from voicing strong opinions about increasing judges’ salaries and initial support for the #EndSARS protests. He is set to run for a second term as governor next year. Here are five things you should know about him:
1. Tactics for success
A businessman turned politician, Governor Dapo Abiodun does not believe that state governments should raise more of their revenue internally and not rely so heavily on the Federal Government, prompting the The Cable to write: “Abiodun, being a
There's more to this story
Get unlimited access to our exclusive journalism and features today. Our award-winning team of correspondents and editors report from over 54 African countries, from Cape Town to Cairo, from Abidjan to Abuja to Addis Ababa. Africa. Unlocked.
Already a a subscriber Sign In