Meet Engineer Oluremi Omowaiye- The Young Commissioner for Works and Transportation in the State of Osun

The global events point to one fact that the world longs for people who will stand up for what they believe, even if they have to stand alone, leaders whose courage has such a strong sense of purpose and security that they welcome the unknown.
Engineer Oluremi Omowaiye, a COREN Registered Engineer and ICT specialist, is a man with a rare courage and this has helped him to move various organizations, personalities and governments from the state of relegation to the limelight. He was born about four decades ago at Ilesa, State of Osun,Nigeria.

A 2003 Electrical/Electronics Engineering graduate of the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomoso, Engineer Omowaiye equally has a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with expertise in Financial Management.

Not yet done with his pursuit, the young and enterprising Omowaiye started his professional career as a Trainee in the hardware/telecom department of EcoBank Lagos , later to the Electrical Engineering department of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, Imo state. He served as the ICT Assistant to the then Vice Chancellor of LAUTECH as well as the Head of LAUTECH Web Technology between 2006- 2010.

What a man cannot propagate before his death is not success, while in LAUTECH, the multi-tasking and dynamic engineer pioneered the design and deployement of the students web portal and financial automation system of the institution, a remarkable feat which is still operational till date. Blessed with a passion to lift the fortunes of his community and people, in 2007, Engineer Remi Omowaiye rendered qualitative services to his state when he served as a consultant to the UNIOSUN Implementation committee. Based on merit and mental capacity for productivity, he was distinguished with another appointment to serve as a Technical consultant on ICT/ETF projects for the Osun State College of Education Ilesa.

Heroes are ordinary people, but with extraordinary determination, he also served as consultant to Thaboera IT Solutions, South Africa . Impressively, he maintained a rhythmic success story just as he served as consultant to The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), serving as the Deputy Head Technical on Virtual Institute of Technical Education in Africa (VIHEAF ) Project for UNESCO Bamako Cluster Office in 2009.

The skillful Omowaiye has deep knowledge in computer programming and wireless technology, his optimistic hunger for competitive advantage and consuming passion for academic pursuit earned him a significant reputation as he is a Microsoft Certified Developer (MCPD) as well as a globally certified hacker who has to his credit about ten ICT Internationally recognized certifications. His versatility and unending search for knowledge has given his professional career and advancement a magnificent exposure to study in four continents of the world, Remi is scholarly trained in Nigeria, France, Ghana, United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa, United Kingdom, India and Senegal.

In practical display of his acquired skills over the years, the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) hired Remi Omowaiye as their Lead Forensic Expert at the National Assembly/State Election Petition Tribunal in 2011. His foray and pursuit in politics is objectively to channel his ICT competence and rewarding experience to articulate, propagate and emancipate his immediate environment in the overall interest of the government and the governed through unquantifiable service, this was instrumental to his first political appointment in the Year 2012 as a Special Assistant on Electronic Media by The Governor of The State of Osun, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

The savvy computer guru and political disciple of the Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu school of progressivism displayed proficiency, maturity and unparalleled leadership traits having been selectively chosen to serve in several governmental committees in implementation and advisory roles with preferential edge in Health, Education, ICT, Information, Agriculture among others.

The Ijesa born technocrat was an integral part of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Publicity Committee of Ogbeni Aregbesola re-election bid in 2014 and the Director of Data Ogbeni Aregbesola door 2 door campaign organisation (OD2D). Having served as media/information management consultant with proven track performances to notable politicians within and outside the South West, he was also an active member of the APC Presidential campaign for South West , where he intelligently contributed meaningfully to the publicity committee. As a reward of his immense contribution, support and loyalty to the ethics and principles upon which the threshold of the Aregbesola administration stands, he was elevated by the Governor to the post of Technical Director to OSBC / Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Electronic Media and Broadcast in December 2014, a position he served meritoriously before his recent nomination where he had performed exceptionally and wonderfully well as a rare breed of honest political class.

Till date, the intellectual brainbox is still a consultant to United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA) as well as a consultant and technical adviser to the Honourable Minister of Health of The Federal Republic of Nigeria on Strategic Communications and Technology Support. He is an active member of Osun Cancer Detection and Management project team.

Engineer Remi Omowaiye is a consummate politician with a broad view of implementing the ideology and vision of the APC manifesto, very accessible and accommodating, his general interest is engrossed in qualitative service delivery with commitment and diligence. He is a timely goal setter and goal getter, he is best described as a professional in political space. He is an alumnus of Media Academy, Capetown South Africa. He also attended Koeing Solutions India.

He is highly proficient in web programming, micro processor programming, he has a midas touch of excellence in Broadcast production and technology and an expert in Telemedicine. Unarguably, he is a social media guru, a platform through which he has distinguished himself as an accomplished political technocrat across the country and beyond.

A motivational and inspirational leader to his generation, Engineer Omowaiye has attended many fora, seminars, conferences and educational summits locally and internationally, with several academic publications to his untainted credit. He is one of the Must-Look-Out cabinet members in the newly constituted team of Aregbesola’s administration.

Omowaiye was screened on Tuesday 9th May, 2017 by the Osun State House of Assembly.

Sourced from the resume submitted to the Osun State House of Assembly.