Surv. Akinloye Olufemi Oyegbola born on the 7th September1955 is the first of five children of
Deacon Joshua Oyewole Oyegbola who was a Management Consultant from Fiditi, Oyo State and Deaconess Chief (Mrs.) Victoria Ibidunni Oyegbola who was a teacher from Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Surv. Akin Oyegbola had his primary and secondary school education in Surulere Baptist School and Birch Freeman High School. They are both in Surulere, Lagos State and he completed them in 1967 and 1973 respectively.
He started briefly at the then Federal School of Science, Victoria Island, Lagos and later took up employment with the then Federal Ministry of Works, Survey Department in May 1975 for the purpose of starting a course in Surveying.
He completed the Basic Course in Surveying (Basic 17) in School of Surveying, Oyo, Oyo State in 1976 and was transferred to Ilorin Field Headquarters of the Federal Survey Department.
In 1977, he obtained a Federal Government Scholarship to study Surveying Engineering in Bulgaria. He studied in the only University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Sofia, Bulgaria. He returned to Nigeria in 1983 with a second degree (M.Sc. Eng.) in Surveying Engineering.
In 1989, he was registered as a Surveyor by the Surveyors Council of Nigerian (SURCON).
Surv. Oyegbola’s past and present appointments, offices held and responsibilities are as listed below:
- National Open University – Lecturer (NYSC) 1983 – 1984
- Niger-build Construction Coy.Ltd. Site Engineer 1984 – 1985
- Yaba College of Technology – Lecturer (full Time) 1986 – 1991
- Nigerian Institution of Surveyors –Secretary General 2000 – 2002
- Surveyors’ Council of Nigeria – Council Member 2000 – 2002
- Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria – Sec. 2000 – 2002
- Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria – Treasurer 2002 – 2004
- Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria – Sec. 2004 – 2006
- Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria – Treasurer 2006 – 2008
- Association of Private Practising Surveyors of Nigeria (Lagos State Branch) – Chairman 2003 – 2005
- Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria – General 2008 – 2010
- Nigerian Institution of Surveyors – Vice President (National) 2010 – 2012
- Federal School of Surveying Oyo – Council Member 2010 – 2012
- Yaba College of Technology – Lecturer (part time) Gratis 1991 – 2014
- Surveyors’ Council of Nigeria – Examiner 2001 – 2012
- Rotary International – Paul Harris Fellowship 1996
- President of a Rotary Club 1998 – 1999
- Yaba College of Technology (School of Environmental Studies Professional Advisory Board) – Member 2011 to Date
- Nigerian Institution of Surveyors – Deputy President 2014 – 2016
- Nigerian Institution of Surveyors – President 2016 – 2018
- Akin Oyegbola & Associates – Principal Partner 1991 to Date
- Baptist College of Theology, Oyo, Oyo State – Chairman, Governing Board 2018 to Date
- Association of Indigenious Construction Contractors of Nigeria –Member, Board of Trustees 2018- to Date
- Birch Freeman High School Guild of Awardees of Excellence – Member 2019 to Date
- Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria –1st Deputy President —- 2018 to 2020
- Association of Professional Bodies of Nigeria –President —- 2020 to Date
- Lagos Country Club, Ikeja, Lagos – Member
Surv. Oyegbola got married in 1981 to Mrs. Folayemi S. Oyegbola, an Engineer and a retiree from the Director’s cadre of Federal Ministry of Environment. The marriage is blessed with three wonderful children.
Surv. Akin Oyegbola played Football in school and even as a lecturer in Yaba College of Technology. He plays lawn tennis and swims very well.