Nature has bequeathed on Kwara, ingenious, resourceful and cerebral personalities. On today’s edition of Kwara’s Icons and Achievers, we shall be periscoping the antecedents of a passionate Kwaran, Chief Samuel Olu Alabi, popularly called Oluomo Alabi.
Chief Samuel Olu Alabi (LL.M) is a resourceful, hardworking and versatile Legal luminary from Erinle, Oyun Local Government (LG), Kwara State.
Oluomo Alabi’s career in Legal practice has spanned over three decades. This self-assured and result-oriented Kwaran is very much sought after because of his astuteness and broad knowledge of the Law. He pays great attention to details and handles all tasks with dexterity and professionalism.
He currently holds the following positions in reputable organizations across the country – Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Eko Hotels Ltd – From 1997 till date; Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Computer Information Systems Nigeria Ltd – From 2008 till date; Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, High Performance Distribution Company Ltd. From 2008 till date; Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Hyperia Nigeria Ltd. – From 2008 till date; Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Unibuild Nigeria Ltd. – From 2008 till date; Director, Intercellular Nigeria Plc. – From 2016 till date; Part-time Lecturer, National Institute of Hospitality and Tourism of Nigeria (NIHOTOUR) – From 2010 till date; and Director, Bowen Microfinance Bank from 2018 till date.
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Oluomo Alabi has over the years, carved a niche for himself in Hospitality Tourism. He is the: Board of Trustees Chairman, Federation of Tourism Association of Nigeria – From 2014 till date; President, Hotel Owners and Managers Association Lagos – From 2018 till date; President, Federation of Tourism Associations of Nigeria (FTAN) – From 2009 till July, 2013; President, Hotel & Personal Services Employers Association (HOPESEA) – From 2008 till date; Nigerian Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA), Governing Council Member – From 2009 till date; Member, Presidential Committee on Tourism – From 2009 till July, 2013; Member, Tourism Master Plan Implementation Committee – From 2009 till July, 2013; Chairman, Tourism Hospitality Group, Lagos Chamber of Commerce – From Jan. 2014 till date; and Member, Hotel Grading and Classification Review Committee, Lagos State – From 2012 – 2015.
This quintessential Legal practitioner belongs to the under-listed professional bodies –
- Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA),
- Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).
- Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Hotel & Catering.
- Fellow, Institute of Travel & Tourism UK.
- Fellow, Institute of Chartered Arbitrators.
- Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.
- Fellow, Institute of Tourism Professionals.
One unique attribute that distinguishes Oluomo from his contemporaries is his penchant for progress. Oluomo Alabi is a progressive-minded Kwaran and this is evident in the number of persons that have been gainfully employed through him. He has made it a point to duty to lift as many people as possible from impoverishment and give them a new lease to life.
The philanthropic gestures of Oluomo Alabi towards the indigents in Kwara South in particular and Kwara state as a whole is worthy of commendation. He ‘gives’ without raising an eyebrow. This gesture is quite rare amongst people of his calibre.
His service to humanity, especially, in his immediate community, Erinle, earned him the title “Oluomo of Erinle”. He also holds the following traditional titles – Agba Akin of Ode Remo, Ogun State; Taiyese of Eposo Land, Ogun State; Asiwaju Omo Oro Loba; and Baba Ewe of Ido Osun.
As a community leader of high repute, Oluomo Alabi participates actively in developmental activities within his community. This has earned him the following positions – Chairman, Ojokoro LCDA, Community Development Committee – From 2019 till date; President, Erin-Ile Progressive Union National Headquarter – From 2018 till date; General Secretary, Runsewe Estate Resident Association – From 2006 till 2016; General Secretary, Community Development Committee (CDC) Ojokoro Local Council Development Authority – From 2009 – 2013; Ex-Officio Member, Community Development Committee (CDC) Ojokoro Local Council Development Authority – From 2013 till 2019; Chairman, Ojokoro (Ahmadiyya) Community Development Association – From 2008 – 2013; Chairman, Ise Oluwa Community Development Association – From 2013 – 2016; Treasurer, Runsewe Estate Community Development Association – 2016; Member, Lagos State Weight Lifting Association – From 2011 – 2015; Treasurer, Erin-Ile Progressive Union, National Headquarter – From 2010 – 2011; and Treasurer, Erin-Ile Progressive Union, Lagos Branch – From 2006 – 2012.
This silent-achiever has left an indelible mark in the lives of those opportune to cross paths with him.
Oluomo Alabi is married and blessed with lovely children.
Aregbesola Glory writes from Ilorin.
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