Bosom friends Ayodele Adigun and Oluwarotimi Akeredolu aka ‘Aketi’ in 1976 and 2019.
Both born in 1956, they attended Loyola College, Ibadan for their ‘O’ Levels and Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro(Compro) for their ‘A’ Levels.
Adigun graduated with a Bachelor in Arts degree from the University of Ibadan and started his working life in the Oyo State Civil Service.
He rose to become Permanent Secretary, then Head of Service and later became Secretary to the Oyo State Government.
Akeredolu studied Law at the University of Ife(now Obafemi Awolowo University)and later set up a successful Legal practice in Ibadan. Akeredolu was appointed Attorney General of Ondo State and served from 1997–1999. In 1998 he became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN).
He served as Chairman of the Legal Aid Council (2005–2006). He became president of the Nigerian Bar Association in 2008. He later went into politics and was elected Executive Governor of Ondo State in 2017.
Photo Source: akeredolu collection