PROFILE: OLUWATOYIN MESSIAH ALLEN (OMA), THE CHAIRMANSHIP ASPIRANT, ESE-ODO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, UNDER THE ALL PROGRESSIVE CONGRESS (APC) IN THE FORTHCOMING LOCAL GOVERNMENT ELECTION IN ONDO STATE
Almost five decades ago, precisely on Tuesday 17th of February 1970, Oluwatoyin Messiah was brought to life by the famous Allen family in the traditional headquarters of Apoi kingdom, Sabomi, Apoi Ward 3 in Ese-Odo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
He attended Methodist Primary School and Community Comprehensive High School both in Sabomi, Ese-Odo Local Government Area. After the high school education with excellent performance, Oluwatoyin pursued his university education at the foremost “Better by Far” University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Kwara State. Nigeria. It was there he obtained his first degree in Yoruba Linguistics (2003) and came out with an excellent result of Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons). He later proceed to the prestigious University of Lagos and University of Benin for his PGDE and M.A in Linguistics respectively. He also underwent various courses for better capacity building. Some of such programmes are: Adolescent Reproductive Health, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Maintenance, Community Development, Leadership Roles and Challenges.
POLITICAL CAREER AND SERVICES
Oluwatoyin has contributed immensely to the well-being of his people and having held different political leadership positions. His leadership qualities earned him the following position:
Local Government Organising Secretary, Aliance for Democracy (AD), Ese-Odo Local Government (2003-2005)
Secretary Steering Committee, Advanced Congress of Democrats (ACD) (2005).
Local Government General Secretary, Action Congress (AC) (2005 -2006).
Local Government General Secretary, Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) (2006- 2010).
General Secretary, Otunba Paul Akintelure Senatorial Campaign Committee (OPASCC) (2011)
General Secretary, Pastor Adewale Omojuwa House of Representatives Strategy Committee. (2014).
Ese-Odo Representative, Aketi Eagle Eye Squad (2012)
Ese-odo Coordinator Hon. Lucky Aiyedatiwa House of Representatives Campaign Team(2014-2015)
Ese-Odo Representative, Independent Campaign Network for Aketi 2012
State Secretary, Aketi Renaissance Gladiator (2016)
Oluwatoyin as a man of divergent talents, has worked in several places with proven track records. For instance, he has worked as Laboratory Assistance, Community Comprehensive High School, Sabomi (1990-1999); Editor-in-Chief, Laderin: A Yoruba Journal (2001-2002); Instructor, Peer Education (2003-2004); Marketer, Omega Bank Plc (2005), Secondary School Teacher with Ondo State Oil Producing Area Development Commission (OSOPADEC) (2006-till date); to mention but a few.
He is also a major factor in various departments where he worked. He served for example as HOD, Languages and Literature Department, Biagbini Grammar School, Biagbini (2006-2007); General Secretary, Association of Secondary Schools Games Masters, Apoi Chapter (2007-2009); Games Master, Ojuala Community High School, Ojuala (2008- 2013); Staff Scribe, Ojuala Community High School, Ojuala (2007-2013); Secretary, Ojuala CHS Trust Fund (2009-till date); HOD, Humanities Department, Community Comprehensive High School, Sabomi (2014 – 2017);and as Staff Secretary, Community Comprehensive High School, Sabomi (2017-2018).
As a dedicated community leader, as well as a kind-hearted, philanthropic, compassionate, humanitarian, and astute politician and a role model to this generation, Oluwatoyin has had a towering impact on the people of Apoi Clan in particular and Ese-Odo in general and beyond. His selfless meritorious services include but not limited to General Secretary, Apoi Elites Congress, Sabomi Chapter (in the early 90’s); President, National Association of Apoi Students (NAAS), Sabomi Chapter (1999-2003); President, Golite Youth Development Association, Sabomi; Member Board of Trustee, Ese-Odo Youth Congress (EYC) (2017-till date); Chairman, Sabomi Youth Council (SAYOC) (2009-2017); General Secretary, Okoro Dynasty, Sabomi; General Secretary, Kalasuwei Alominile Social Club of Apoiland (KASOCA); Treasurer, Ijaw National Council (INC) Western Zone (2015- till date); Financial Secretary, Achievers Elites Club of Ondo State (AECOS).
Some community-based projects executed during his reign as Chairman Sabomi Youth Council (SAYOC) include, Foundation Laying of Sabomi Community Library, Kalasuwe Unity Cup for all communities for good three years with fabulous prizes, Construction of Wooden Foot Bridge at Sabomi-lgbotu embarkment and hosts of others.
Oluwatoyin Messiah Allen (OMA) is a lover of God’s work right from his university education till date. He served as Assistant Secretary, Foursquare Students Fellowship (FSF), Unilorin; Corps Members Local Government Co-ordinator, Nigerian Christians Corpers’ Fellowship (NCCF), Uhmwode LG, Edo State (2003-2004); General Secretary, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Sabomi Chapter (2005-2012); National Financial Secretary, Unification of Zion Church (2015- till date); Principal, God’s Mercy Theological School (2006 – 2016); Chairman, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Sabomi Chapter (2016- till date); and lots more.
Oluwatoyin Messiah Allen (OMA) is a passionate husband and father and a lover of family life. He is married and the union is blessed with children. At leisure, Oluwatoyin’s hobbies include Sports, Swimming, Writing, Travelling, Meeting People and Intellectual Discourse Engagement.