Two roads diverged, I took the one less taken… and that has made the difference in my life” – SIA
Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s rich family background can be traced to his grand parents. His paternal grand father’s name was Sanusi Agbabiaka – Amosun of omolasin compound in owu Abeokuta while his paternal grand mother was Asia Mobolaji (nee Ogunsholu) of Ita- Iyalode also in owu quarters Abeokuta.
The marital union between Ibikunle Amosun’s grand parents was blessed with the birth of Abdulasisi Oyedeni Alade Amosun who was born at Olowopapa village in Ewekoro Local government area of Ogun State.
Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s mother is Alhaja Rafatu Alake Mojisola Akinbola- a full blooded Egba woman. Her father the late Mr Akinbola hailed from Igbore quarters, whilst her mother Wulemotu Ogunsanmi hailed from Ile Jojo in Ita Gbanba area of Itoko also in Abeokuta.
The Akinbola’s lived and settled in the present Obafemi Owode Local Government area of Ogun State. Little wonder Senator Ibikunle Amosun’s Mother Alhaja Rafatu Mojisola Alake Amosun (nee Akinbola) was born in Ajura Village in Obafemi Owode local Govt. where her own parents had settled.
Senator Ibikunle Amosun has a unique lineage as he is firmly rooted in two major quarters of Abeokuta- the Owu where his father hails from and the Egba Alake his maternal homestead.
Senator Ibikunle Amosun is the Third child of Alhaji and Alhaja Lasisi Oyedeni Alade Sanusi Amosun. He was born on the 25th of January, 1958
While growing up, his parents taught him the values of service and responsibility and the blessings of his Islamic faith, lessons Ibikunle Amosun carries with him to this day. Ibikunle Amosun had his primary school education at African Church Primary school, in the city of Abeokuta from 1965 to 1970. He went on to African Church Grammar school, Abeokuta for his Ordinary and Advanced level studies between 1971 and 1977. Immediately after which he proceeded to Ogun State Polytechnic (now Moshood Abiola Polytecnic) and graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in 1983.
Determined to tread the professional path, young Ibikunle Amosun studied hard and attained an Associate membership of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 1990. He later became a fellow of the Institute (FCA) in 1996. Ibikunle Amosun is also an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (1998). His quest for academic excellence led Ibikunle Amosun to the University of Westminster in London (UK), where he acquired a Masters of Art (MA) in International Finance (2000). He started his career with Lanre Aremu & Co. (Chartered Accountants) as Audit Trainee in 1984 where he rose to Manager Cadre in 1987. He later went on to work with XtraEdge Consulting as a managing consultant. Presently, Ibikunle Amosun is the Principal partner of Ibikunle Amosun & Co. (Chartered Accountants) since 1990, an accounting firm of repute with head office in Lagos.
In the year 2003, Ibikunle Amosun Contested and won the senatorial seat of Ogun Central Senatorial district. He is married to Olufunso Amosun (nee Odesanya) and is blessed with 5 children.