The Governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, has approved Rasheed Akanbi as the new Oluwo of Iwo in Osun State.
In a statement, the Secretary to the Osun State Government, Moshood Adeoti, on Monday, stated that the 48-year-old Mr. Akanbi is of the Gbaase Ruling House of Iwo.
“The choice followed the completion of the due process by the kingmakers and the communication of their decision to the government,” the statement said.
Mr. Akanbi is from Molaasan Compound of Gbaase Ruling House in Isale Oba in Iwo. He was born on the June 21, 1967 in Iwo.
He attended Omolewa for his Elementary School and Nursery and Primary School, Oritamefa, Ibadan (1972-1978).
He proceeded to Iwo Grammar School, Araromi, Iwo (1978-1982) and later, Oba Akinyele Memorial High School, Idi-Ape Ibadan.
He worked as a Data Processor, Bio-skin GMBH in Hamburg Germany (1996-2005), International Development Analyst (Oxfam Canada); travelling to help war and disaster stricken countries around the world by supplying and supporting refugees with relief materials.
Mr. Akanbi also worked as Associate Supervisor, Purdy Wharf Towers, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada.
He is the Chief Executive Officer of Prince Enterprises, Toronto, Ontario M5H4E7 Canada; Director and Founder of People Against Loneliness Inc. 508-58 Waterson Road, Toronto Ontario, Canada; West Africa Coordinator (Karcher Group FutureTech) presently working on supply of future technology on peace keeping force to the Defence Ministry; and Managing Director, Morganz Gamo Quarry, Lagos-IbadanExpressway, Podo Village, Ibadan.
Mr. Akanbi speaks Yoruba, English, French and Deutsche (German).
He obtained a B.Sc. Business Administration from George Brown College, Toronto, Ontario (2005-2009), Ordinary National Diploma in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan (1985-87), Certificate in Cybis & Axis System, Convergys Institute, Halifax, Nova Scotia in Canada (2001-2005), Seismic certificate in Operations, Oil and Gas Processing Facilities (2005).