@42: Celebrating MAJOR DEE, Akeredolu’s Dependable Loyalist, Philanthropist ahead of 2023
Kindhearted individuals with robust touch of charity channelled to the destitute, undoubtedly earn downright support of the populace.
Of such a stock of individuals is the Chief Executive Officer of Major Dee Motors, Adewole Ayodeji Steve, whose pseudonym is Major Dee.
Major Dee, who is a chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress in Ondo State, has proven his unfettered love for the needy who largely constitute the desenly populated society, despite his paltry resources with its concomitant economic downturn.
Ayodeji, a blithesome young man who never kept his associates, acquitances at arm’s length will on 29th September, 2021 clock 42 years on earth.
Reminiscing on the good old days, Adewole Ayodeji was born in Akure into the family of Pastor Adewole Charles Adeyemi.
He attended ASCON Staff school Topo Badagry for his Nursery and primary education before proceeding to Badagry Grammar School, Badagry, Lagos and African Church Unity Secondary School, Epinmi Akoko in Ondo State, Nigeria.
He then studied at the prestigious University of Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State where he bagged his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology.
Major Dee has over the years accumulated several number of years in the Nigerian workforce.
Upon completion of his compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 2006, Ayodeji joined the Intercontinental Bank, Ojota Branch sometime in 2007 where he worked as a Marketer.
While at AYP Solutions Ltd Lekki Phase 1 lagos as Business Executive, Ayodeji carried out several important responsibilities including but not limited to preparing and following up on financial issues.
He is also a pioneer staff of Triple A Microfinance Bank Limited, Utako, Abuja where he was the Team-Lead, Marketing Department. Under his leadership, Triple A Microfinance Bank Ltd experienced a huge financial turnover in yearly profit particularly due to his involvement in the management of non-performing loans and the incorporation as well as structuring of the SMEs into all branch credit facility.
In 2015 upon incorporation of his Auto sales company, Major Dee Global Motors, Ayodeji commenced full-scale business in the transport sector, creating job opportunity for thousands of youths and helping to provide the much-needed competitive edge in the transport sector to further improve the economy.
Earlier, Ayodeji’s interest in politics dates back to the 90s. His first official political role was as a personal assistant to Mr. Tony Ala who was the special adviser on Security to the former Governor of Ondo State, Dr. Olusegun Agagu in 2006.
He was actively involved in the State political affairs particularly at the ward and local government level as a then Member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
He left active politics to pursue a working career where he served in various tasking positions
before making a return to politics sometimes in 2019.
Ayodeji officially became a card bearing Member of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in 2020. His selfless service attracted the nation’s attention when in November 2020, the Vanguard newspaper recounted the laudable contributions of Ayodeji towards Akeredolu’s re-election success.
In the report, Ayodeji was described as “One of the very few who has etched for himself an honourable path which sets him aside from his peers as a true progressive, a good son of the soil who has ever remained committed to his roots; one whose people can truly call “OMOLUABI” that’s a child well birthed and nurtured.
As a captain of industry, Ayodeji doubles as a member of Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Abuja. Having associated with the body in 2019, he became a member of the Junior Chambers International (JCI), and later bagged the Ondo State Young Achiever’s Award for the year 2020. The award came on the heels of his valuable contributions to the development of the State through various self-sponsored empowerment schemes.
While describing Adewole and his laudable projects, the immediate past commissioner for Works and Infrastructure in the state, Hon Saka Yusuf Ogunleye, described Ayodeji as “a friend of the masses and a staunch supporter of the present (Akeredolu) administration”.
He continued: “To Ayodeji, it is always
pleasure for him touching the lives of the less privileged in society”
Albeit, it is an incontrovertible fact that some leaders at the helms of affairs, welding powers with enormous influence and affluence have not touched the lives of the less privilege, while Adewole has been passionate from time immemorial about lifting up the proletariats grappling to eke out a living inspite of their frailties.
Exuding his unalloyed benevolence, thorough entrepreneurship training partnership, with beneficiaries of his foundation (Major Dee Foundation), are widows who get #10,000 monthly, and youths who are exposed to thorough entrepreneurship training accompanied with empowerment. Specifically, he has trained 100s of youths and widows in fashion design, soap and cosmetics making, computer and skills acquisition and giving them materials such as sewing machines, Laptops and cash to kick start a new life.
Barring the aforementioned gestures, the Foundation, during the last yuletide season, gathered no fewer than 100 people who were chiefly widows and physically challenged unexpectedly and put smiles on their faces through gifting them cash and food items. This unanticipated succour sent a signal of hope to some spines of the recipients while others bleakly lamented about the dire state of the country, adding that if other well-meaning Nigerians advocating for nation building, restructuring, had helped the poverty stricken class as Major Dee has apparently been doing, then calls by agitators, separatists would have journey down the grave, as there would be a light at the end of the tunnel.
Also, during the COVID-19 pandemic that shut down the whole country last year, Major Dee alleviated the devastating effects of the novel virus by putting smiles on the faces of those beleaguered and left with quite forlorn of hope. The palliatives he distributed during this perilous time amounted to a huge sum of over N1milllion in the name of Ondo State Governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu.
However, he explained that tagging Akeredolu’s name in the scheme was just to support the good administration piloted by the Governor, since Government at all levels couldn’t satisfy its citizens.
Major Dee’s burning and unquenchable desires to give back to the community is staunch and unwavering. As a Philanthropist, he has committed to several humanitarian works through his foundation,
Unequivocally, his political aspiration keeps receiving unrestrained boost in Akure metropolis due to his conspicuous but unalloyed generosity, this is even as he is currently aspiring to be a lawmaker in the State.
Without a shadow of doubt, he has seen the farther than any other intending aspirants because his weight is already resting on the compassionate electorates.
Delving into his political career, his foray into politics earned him a rising profile. The rationale behind his rising profile that gave him an edge above all other politicians in Ondo State was his sincere loyalty to the APC.
He supported Akeredolu Mandate Group (AMG), while he was a major financier and contributed immensely to the second term project of Governor Akeredolu during the last gubernatorial election held in the State. This made him Staunch financier of the group in Akure South local government area and beyond.
Since he had the prognostication that Akeredolu would surely return as Governor, he dissipated his financial strength towards the victory of the Governor. He supported Arakunrin by donating two branded sienna bus to ease off campaign burden resting on the shoulder of the ruling party.
He flooded Akure, the state capital with billboards and he provided in abundance, customized souvenirs with party symbols, while other politicians also tapped from his sheer benevolence as he helped APC candidates during the 2020 local government election in Akure South council area with 5 APC Councillorship candidates in Akure South constituency-II as they enjoyed astronomical financial and logistics support from Ayodeji.
As a friend of her excellency Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, The Ada Owerri 1 and being a father of 3 girls, Ayodeji who is blessed with three daughters, gave a financial support to popular initiative of the State First Lady “BEMORE SUMMER BOOTCAMP” recently organized by Arabinrin Akeredolu.
His unparalleled contributions to the APC growth, community development and uplifting the less privileged through Major Dee Foundation, have all prepared and placed him head of others in the quest to have the people-oriented representatives for Akure South Constituency-two in the 2023 general election.
MAJOR DEE is a philanthropist, lover of less-privilege, a vibrant with an ever radiant smile, immense and humble sense of humor. MAJOR DEE has helped and trained widows and youths in Tailoring, Computer Training, Barbing, Mechanic, Petty Sales.
By December MAJOR DEE will be empowering more youths with Sowing Machines and Laptop Computers and support for the less-privileged through the NGO Scheme of St Gabriel Skill Acquisition And Empowerment Foundation.
MAJOR DEE promised to continue with another set of training with different skills in Fashion Design, Hairdresser, Vulcanizer, Shoemaking and more. MAJOR DEE is seizing all opportunities to help and improve the standard of living of people through humanitarian services.
Major Dee is a Christian whose philosophy about life is changing the political narrative and landscape of Akure politics. He has this popular saying that we come with nothing into this world and we shall leave with nothing; “The essence of living is giving.”
Ayodeji Adewole is married to his Heartrob, Mrs. Olajumoke Deji Adewole and their marriage is blessed with three (3) lovely children. Ayodeji who enjoys spending time in his personal library as he believes strongly in the popularly aphorism that “readers are leaders”. He watches football during his leisure time and enjoys listening to good music.
“A year of new tomorrows that is shining, bright and clear; A year of possibilities as endless as the sky, and a chance to meet the challenges in everything you try.” It is in the light of this that while wishing this patriotic Akure son, vibrant leading light, uncommon Philanthropist, Helper of widows, hope for the youths and hope of the less privileged, happy 42nd Birthday, it is our firm belief that all these good deeds of Ayodeji will be rewarded by APC faithful and he shall celebrate his 44th Birthday as a lawmaker representing Akure Constituency-II in the Ondo State House of Assembly.