PROFILE OF HON. OLAMIDE ADESANMI OLADIJI
The member representing Ondo East State Constituency, Hon. Olamide Adesanmi Oladiji, better known as Landmark was born into the famous Oladiji family of Toribo Community in Ondo East Local Government Area of Ondo State some decades ago.
The little Olamide had his primary school education at St. Paul’s R. C. M Primary School, Yaba Ondo where he obtained his First Leaving Certificate. He did distinguish himself academically while in primary school and this earned him admission into the prestigious St. Joseph’s College, Ondo, where Olamide passed his WASCE in flying colours.
Subsequently, Oladiji proceeded to Ondo Boys’ High School, Ondo for his Higher School Certificate. He thereafter secured admission at the
Federal Polytechnic Unwanna, Ebonyi State where he studied and obtained Ordinary National Diploma in Accountancy. Olamide equally took a higher step on the academics ladder at the Federal Polytechnic, Ado- Ekiti, Ekiti State where he likewise studied and obtained a Higher National Diploma in Accounting.
The quest for higher academic attainment propelled Adesanmi to enrol for and obtained a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago- Iwoye, Ogun State. He took a further step by obtaining another Post Graduate Diploma in Theology from the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
The highly enterprising Landmark never liked white collar job right from his childhood and he never apllied for any as a result. Even while being trained as an Accountant, he leveraged maximally on his passion for business. He began by venturing into produce buying and God truly blessed him exceedingly through his entrepreneurial efforts.
Before he ventured into partisan politics, Landmark was the
Chairman Landmark Polytechnic located at Itele, Ayobo in Ogun State and the Dynamic Landmark Group of Schools in Lagos. He was equally the Chairman of Landmark Vocational and Innovative Institute,
Lamtex Hotels and Suites and Lamtex Oil and Gas.
Oladiji Landmark had been neck deep in philanthropic activities even before he ever thought of venturing into partisan politics. However, he saw the need for him to give back to the society that raised him. He joined the then relatively unpopular All Progressive Congress (APC) and contested the Ondo East State Constituency seat on its platform in
2015. The very first political outing of Landmark was unsuccessful due to the obvious fact that he contested against the powers that be in Ondo State at the time.
Oladiji however held his head high while he retreated to strategize. He nonetheless returned in full swing in 2019 to achieve the impossible by defeating the same set of powers that be. He rose to become the Deputy Majority Leader of the Assembly and he was indeed the very first legislator from Ondo East Constituency to have achieve this feat.
Hon. Oladiji has served as the Chairman of various Committees of the Assembly which include :
Government House and Protocols Committee
Judiciary and Petitions Committee
It is however on record that Hon. Olamide Oladiji has put up the best oversight performances demanded of him in these committees.
Hon. Landmark is highly reputed for his philanthropic activities within and outside of Ondo East State Constituency. He has done a whole lot to empower his constituents and also improve their welfare. A few of the developmental projects already embarked upon and successfully completed by Landmark in Ondo East include :
1. Grading of roads
2. Training of over 1000 students in vocational skills
3. Training of over 50 students in CCTV, Inverter, Solar Energy installations.
4. Summer School at four different centres in the Ondo East Constituency.
5.Distribution of writing materials to pupils and students in Primary and Secondary Schools in Ondo East Constituency.
6. Construction of bridges at Kolawole and Ogundele communities.
7.Donation of roofing sheets to Epe Community High School.
8.Renovation of Epe Central Mosque.
9.Award of life scholarship to Ondo East indigines
10.Provision of free medical programme in all the wards in Ondo East Constituency.
In recognition of the sterling legislative performance and contributions of Hon. Oladiji to the growth of APC in Ondo State, he was the winner of 2021 NUJ Best Legislator Award and Most Students Friendly Legislator Award by NANS in 2020 . Hon. Oladiji was also on two occasions appointed as the Director General of Aketi Campaign in Ondo East Chapter and he maximally delivered victory for the APC.
Several local and foreign honours have also been bestowed on Hon. Landmark by those in the academia, media, social circles to recognize his contributions in lawmaking and humanitarian services.
Hon. Olamide Adesanmi Oladiji is an ardent respecter of family values and he has been happily married to Mrs Oladiji. The union has been blessed with responsible children.
Landmark is very hardworking man and he unwinds by watching football, reading and getting involved in intellectual discussions.