Daniel Abimbola Kolade (DAK), the present Oyo State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftancy Affairs is the founder of Iredenetwork. He is native of Fiditi, Afijio LGA of Oyo State. He had his secondary education at St. Charles Grammar School, Osogbo and was at Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife for his Bachelor’s degree in Building. He obtained a Masters degree in Housing Development from University of Ibadan.
Abimbola Kolade worked with Tower Aluminum Nig.PLC, building products division where he rose to become the sales and marketing manager and the most senior Nigerian within the establishment.
While at Tower Aluminums Nig. Ltd, he handled the roofing of Muritala Muhammed Airport (MMA2) and Dangote cement plant at Obajana. He left Tower Aluminum to establish his own company DAK Roofing Systems Ltd. He attended various management courses in Lagos Business School (LBS).
Having a great heart to serve his people, he has been actively involved in politics as a professional in politics. He had contested for political positions and has also been appointed to various political positions in time past.
He has served as the Honorable Commissioner in the following ministries: Ministry of Works (Feb. 2014- May 2015); Ministry of Lands, Housing and Survey (Oct. 2012- Sept 2013); Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Rural Development ( August, 2011- November, 2012).
To attest to his core professional competence, he belongs to the following professional bodies: Incorporated Member Chartered Institute of Building (UK); Nigerian Institute of Management National Institute Marketing of Nigeria (Associate Member); National Roofing Contractors Association (USA); and Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria. He is also a Fellow of Nigerian Institute of Building
Kolade is a recipient of numerous awards of recognition due to his significant contributions to his immediate community, professional and civic organizations. He is a recipient of the following awards: Distinguished Fiditian Award from Fiditi Students Union; Distinguished Alumnus Award Ife Varsity from Association of Building Students Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife; Great Achievers Award from Faculty of Environmental Design and Management, Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife; Shield of Honour from Nigerian University Accounting Student Association University of Ilorin Chapter; Distinguished Charlean Award from Old Boys St. Charles Grammar School Osogbo; Distinguished Award of Excellence from Nigerian Institute of Building; Recognition Award from Pan African Society for Rural Development and Social Protection.
Kolade’s loves photography as a hobby. He spends his time positively impacting young people and continuously learning from the elders’ wealth of experience. He desires to see that the lives of the citizens improves and hopes to directly or indirectly contribute to the realization of the true dream of Oyo State and Nigeria as a nation in whatever capacity God enables him to do so and especially using the Iredenetwork.
Kolade Daniel Abimbola is happily married with wonderful kids. He loves his beautiful wife and wonderful children dearly.