Ministerial screening: My year of admission is 1977 not 1971, says Niyi Adebayo
Written by Henry on July 25, 2019
Former Governor of Ekiti State, Adeniyi Adebayo, on Thursday made a correction to his curriculum vitae, saying he was admitted in 1977, not 1971.
He attended the University of Lagos where he obtained a Bachelor of Laws degree.
Adebayo, who was given an opportunity to make clarifications on his CV during his screening as a ministerial nominee at the Senate, stated that the error was as a result of “the printer’s devil.”
He said, “My CV is before all of you but I want to point out a slight correction. It’s as a result of the printer’s devil. My year of admission is 1977 and not 1971. I have been a lawyer since 1982 and my area of practice has been commercial practice.
“I have been opportune (sic) to represent various companies both Nigerian and international in almost every area of commercial practice. In 1996, upon the creation of Ekiti State, I decided to throw my heart into the political ring.
“My first port of call politically was in the United Nigeria Congress Party. Upon the conscription of that party, I joined the Alliance for Democracy and to the grace of God, I was opportune (sic) to be elected the first civilian governor of Ekiti State in the year 1999.”