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{The Race & The Runners} BOA: Bringing Private Experience To Bear

{The Race & The Runners} BOA: Bringing Private Experience To Bear
  • PublishedApril 27, 2018


A member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), BENEDICT OLUGBOYEGA ALABI (BOA), born and nurtured in Ikire, Irewole Local Government, Osun State. He is from a family of nine children whose father was a reputable administrator and mother, a business woman of great repute.

Olugboyega attended Holy Cross Catholic Primary School, Ikire before proceeding to Baptist Grammar School, Ikire, Osun State and Lagos African Church Grammar School, Ifako-Agege. Thereafter, he gained admission to Ibadan Polytechnic to study Banking in 1983.

He later obtained a Bachelor Degree in Banking and Finance from Olabisi Onabanjo University Ogun State and a Masters degree in Economics (with specialization in International Development) from the University of Lagos.

For many years, Olugboyega worked in the financial sector cutting across various institutions and departments, among which are Societe Generale Bank (now Heritage Bank), Neighborhood Building Society Limited, Transnational Building Society Limited and left his last position as General Manager of Sterling Bank Plc.

He later set up his own company, Eliezer Workplace Management Limited, which is into facility management. With a clear vision, he nurtured and grew the company to an award winning entity with certification in compliance from ISO 9001:2008 and BS OHSAS 18001:2007 as well as the British Safety Council.

Olugboyega has attended numerous training and conferences both home and abroad, and has been a recipient of many awards, as the Group President/CEO of Eliezer Workplace Management Limited. He has interest in other areas like agriculture and manufacturing.

Olugboyega is a man of integrity with great passion for Infrastructure and best practice. He has served on the Technical Committee of Federal Government of Nigeria on Development of Green Building Initiative for Nigeria as well as Committee on Establishment of Building Rating System. Both Initiatives of Federal Government of Nigeria are directed towards taming building collapse in Nigeria.

Olugboyega’s hobbies include among others Squash, Golf, interacting with people and above all spending quality time with his loving family.

He is happily married with four children.

Beyond having B.Sc and Masters degree in Economics from Olabisi Onabanjo University and University of Lagos respectively, Olugboyega further in his study both in Nigeria and abroad with professional qualifications. Through his training, experience and contributions, he holds the following certifications; Fellow of Institute for Government Research and Leadership Technology, Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, Fellow of Institute of Credits Administration, Associate of Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals, Member of Environmental Society of Nigeria, International Facility Management Association (IFMA) USA, Sustainability Facility Professional.

He was the first African to be awarded Sustainability Facility Professional (SFP) certification by International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Houston, United States of America (the umbrella body of all facility management practitioners worldwide) after passing the three practical modes of the study (Strategy and Alignment for Sustainable Facility Management, Managing a Sustainable Facility and Operating a Sustainable Facility).

If there is anyone who is committed to human emancipation and has dedicated his life to ensuring a better life for his people and the generality of human race through sustainable empowerments and tireless philanthropic gestures, that person is no other than Olugboyega Alabi, popularly known in the political circles as BOA.

Olugboyega co-founded the Osun Ajose Foundation, a non-profit Organization that has since become a vehicle through which succor, economic freedom and emancipation from poverty have been delivered to numerous people that desire them. This is the same group that has been mobilizing support for his ambition under the APC.


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