PROFILE OF PRINCE ENIOLA OJAJUNI JOSEPH
Prince Eniola Joseph Ojajuni was born on the 28th of December 1978 to the royal family of Ojajuni Karaki, descendant of Mesere family in Ugbo Kingdom, Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State. Ojajuni is one of the famous families in Ilaje Local Government Area having children across the world, and in different ministries and agencies across Nigeria who have made a mark in their chosen careers.
Eniola Joseph Ojajuni had his Primary School education in Ebute- Ipare Primary School, Ilaje Local Government Area, Ondo State. From there, he proceeded to Ajao Estate High school in Anthony Village, Lagos. Eniola secured admission to the prestigious Lagos State University (LASU) in Ojo, Lagos, where he studied Law for his first degree and then proceded to Ghana Business School to gain knowledge in Business Administration.
Prince Eniola had been to various business schools across African countries and in Europe. He started his business career at a very tender age. As a young person who developed interest in his mother’s business, Prince Eniola helped his mother in selling dried and smoked fish. His enthusiasm towards this business prompted some Lebanese who dealt with importation of Fish at Ijora Olopa, Ijesha, to advise him to register a company that would enable him import Sardine Fish.
Eniola Ojajuni in his wisdom suggested to the Lebanese that instead of importing Sardine Fish, Nigeria can become a major produce of Sardine Fish since the commodity in abundance is in the coastal areas of Ondo State and other riverine areas in Nigeria, and all that was needed was branding and packaging.
The Lebanese developed interest in this idea and a proposal was written in this regard to the then Ondo State Governor, Late Olusegun Agagu in 2011. The then Ondo State Government was pleased with the proposal but due to lack of infrastructure, the implementation of the project was stopped. In the same 2011, Prince Eniola proceeded to importing wines and commodity goods.
He became a consultant to the then Oceanic Bank on investment banking and also a consultant to metropolitan bank on investment and strategy. Prince Eniola Joseph Ojajuni is a consultant to Vega Foods, Singapore on Africa investment and also a consultant to Delta State Investment Agency on Direct Investment.
Prince Eniola Ojajuni has successfully written over 200 proposals to investors including over 25 state Governors, past and present in Nigeria. He has also written over 1,500 articles in the past three years on Investment and National Policy for Local newspapers in Nigeria and abroad.
Prince Eniola began his journey to Politics while in School. He once served as Students Representatives Council (SRC) in Lagos State University (LASU), 2002/2003 Academic session which led him become a member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD).
He further contested for the Lagos State House of Assembly, Kosofe constituentcy II in 2015 under the Alliance for Democracy. In 2016, he was an aspirant during the Ondo State Gubernatorial Election.
In 2017, at the Yoruba Youth Summit, he was presented with the creative leadership award by voice of Yoruba Youth. Also in the same year, he was presented an award by the African Youth Initiative in Ghana as one of Africa’s Enterprising Youth.
Still relentless in making his dream for a better Nigeria a reality, Prince Eniola Joseph Ojajuni contested for the 2019 Presidential Election in Nigeria under the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD). He was among the first set of Young Nigerians to declare his intention for the Country’s number one seat.
Prince Ojajuni later stepped down for Gbenga Hashim-Olawepo of People’s Trust Party (PTP) in expectation to produce a third force movement. Ojajuni held different meetings with Gbenga-Hashim alongside other party Leaders of AD. After finding out that Gbenga-Hashim works for the People Democratic Party (PDP), Ojajuni decided to withdraw his support.
After several consultations and deliberations in search of a vibrant youth who can lead Nigerians, Ojajuni pcked OMOYELE SOWORE who was contesting under African Action Congress (AAC). He adopted SOWORE as the candidate to support in the 2019 General Elections and worked relentlessly for him in the South-West region. Since SOWORE was a man from Ojajuni’s state and community, it was easy to canvass and get along.
As great philanthropist and lover of humanity, OJAJUNI has helped several women, children and men who seek supports in different ways. This has placed him high in the society.
To realise more of the Dreams and Aspirations, PRINCE ENIOLA OJAJUNI is picking a ticket to run for the Governoship seat in Ondo State. His mantra is #TotalRecovery, #RecoverOndo2020.
Prince Ojajuni who is a great Philanthropist set up a Scholarship scheme to assist over 1,000 students across the 18 Local Government in Ondo State. The Scholarship program will admit indigenes of Ondo State into Pan African College of Education in Kwara state.
The scheme was setup to assist less privileged in the State and help the educational standard in Ondo State.