By JUMI RHODES
Ahead of the 2016 governorship election in Ondo State, the younger brother of immediate past Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, Mr. Akinyinka Akinnola has joined the race and he is one of the aspirants to watch out for on the platform of the All Progressives Congress(APC). The Akinnolas are children of boardroom guru, and late Lisa of Ondo Kingdom, High Chief Bayo Akinnola.Mr. Akinyinka holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Temple University in Philadelphia, USA and is an alumnus of the Cranfield Institute of Management (UK).
A Mechanical Engineer with training in Heating, Ventilation and Air conditioning, he has over 30 years’ experience in engineering, contracting services and manufacturing. He started his career with Cadbury Nigeria in 1985, proceeding from there to Atobi Metals and Paper Industries (Manufacturing of Metal packaging) as Operations Managers and later as Executive Direct in the same company. He founded Technoton Limited in 1988. Mr. Akinnola is a cognate member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning and the Institute of Industrial Engineers.