Friday, August 21, 2020


Born on 19th October, 1970, at Ilara-Mokin in Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State, Gboye started his Educational career at St. Micheal Anglican Primary School, Ilara-Mokin, 1976 and obtained his First School Living Certificate in July, 1982. Between 1983 and 1988, he was at Mokin Comprehensive High School, Ilara-Mokin for West African School Certificate.

Engr. Adegbenro proceeded to the then Ondo State university (Now Ekiti State University) Ado Ekiti in 1991 and was awarded a Bachelor‘s Degree in civil Engineering in 1997. Also a Master’s Degree holder in Project Management from the Federal University of Technology, Akure.

He has worked in many organizations before he became the Founder and Principal partner of AGE consults LTD in September, 2005 where he was practicing until April, 2009 when he was appointed as a Senior Special Assistant on Infrastructure to the Governor of Ondo State. He was later elevated to the position of Special Adviser to the Governor on Infrastructure in January, 2010, a position he held until his appointment, first at Acting Commissioner for Works and subsequently the  substantive Commissioner for Works in September, 2010 till that Council was dissolved after the 2012 Governorship Election. When the Council was re-constituted in 2013,       Engr. Adegbenro was re-appointed and remained in Office till the end of the second term of Mr. Governor. Adegbenro was the longest serving Commissioner for works in Ondo State, occupy the office for six year, six month and five days.

Gboye is a member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), member, Association of Consulting Engineer of Nigeria and a Chartered Engineer.

Adegbenro had earlier bagged Fellowship of the Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineer (FNICE) and Fellow of the Certified Institute of Management. By the special grace of God, Engr. Adegbenro, today, is a fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE) the Pinnacle of Engineering Profession in Country. 

An achiever per Excellence, he has attended various Seminar and Workshop within and outside the shores of the Country and as well made presentation in different fora.

Based on his remarkable performance and contribution to his Profession, he has won quite a number of awards, notable among which is the Presidential awards  for outstanding contribution to Civil Engineering practice in Nigeria by Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers in 2010; Role Model Award by National Association of Nigerian Student (NANS), 2010, Nigerian’s Top 50 Professional award of Excellence by THIS DAY newspaper 2011; 50 Nigerians with Integrity by Guardian Publishing 2011; Ondo State man of the year award by TRACE News Magazine 2011; Excellence Award in Urban Renewal and Government Projects Management by Federal University of Technology Akure; Best Commissioner for Infrastructure in the South-West by the Federal House of Representative Committee on Inter-governmental  Affairs, Best Commissioner for Works in Nigerian by Federal Information Chapel, Abuja (Nigeria Union Of Journalist), among several others.

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