Alh. Yakubu Oseni was born on 15th May, 1975 in Adavi LGA of Kogi State. He is a public officer and Tax Administrator and a Social Reformer.
He had his primary primary Education in RCM/LSMB Primary School in Okene from 1981-1987. He attended his Junior Secondary School Certificate at Ukpogoro from 1987-1990 and later proceeded to Abdulaziz Atta Memorial College Okene (AAAMCO) to obtained his Senior Secondary Certificate in 1993. He had his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in 2001, MSC in Economics at University of Abuja in 2013 and PhD (in view) in Credit Manage from Institute of Credit & Finance Management, Lagos an affiliation of Post Graduate School of Credit Financial Management, UK.
In 2003, he had his early professional career in banking by working with First Bank of Nigeria Plc to 2016. He also had the opportunity to work as well head broad and varied areas of banking operations and business development till he left the Organization as a Business Manager.
Upon leaving the Bank industry, he joined the Kogi State Government and was appointed as the Executive Chairman of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service. Under his watch, the State Revenue Service has witness a turning point through Quality Service Delivering (QSD). Part of his achievements within last the years covering from 2016-2018 are:
1. Awakening the tax culture of the citizens through enlightenment campaign with the creation massive awareness in the state.
2. Built and Edifice adjudged one of the best Revenue House in the country.
3. Automate tax collection and reporting system to block revenue leakages.
4. Triple revenue collections as at the end of December, 2016.
5. Introduction of tax Audit Monitoring Agent (TAMA) which hitherto is none existent in the defunct Board of Internal Revenue.
6. Restructuring of the KGIRS Management structure by creating the following departments which are previously nonexistence: Legal Department, ICT Department, Administration/ Corporate Services Department, Internal Audit Department; Recruitment of professionals and young graduates numbering over 500 into Kogi State Internal Revenue Service;
Establishment and expansion of Motor Licensing Centres in Okene and Kabba for seamless administration of Road Taxes.
7. Organising Maiden Edition of Revenue Generating agencies summit; drafting and submission of the State Executive Council and the State House of Assembly: Land Use Charge Law, Infrastructure & Regulation Agency; Activating and flagging off of House numbering and street naming across all Local Government in the State with intention to enhance security of the state and quick response to emergency situations.
He has won several Meritorious Awards based on his achievements, including Best Graduating Student of Faculty of Social Science in ABU Zaria as well as Best Graduating Student in the Department of Economics in 2001, Distinguished African personality of the Year Award by African personality of the Year by Africa Youth parliament (2016), Transformation Leader by Movement for peaceful and equitable Governance in Nigeria (2016), Excellent Leader by Okun Youths for Change ( 2016), Humanitarian Service Award by Kogi State polytechnic (2016), Quality Leadership & Outstanding performance award by Association of Kogi Youths Concern (2016).
He is a member of the; Association of National Accountant of Nigerian (ANAN), Chattered Institute of Taxation (CITN), National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria, Chattered Economists of Nigeria; Chattered Institute of finance and Control of Nigeria.
His 4 – point Development Vision for Kogi Central is as follows;
Job Creation/ Employment:
He will create Venture Capital, which he called patient equity funding. He will initiate legislation for the establishment of a venture capital corporation which will be a vehicle for the empowerment of indigenous entrepreneurs to be the drivers of employment creation in our economy as in the case in fasting – growing Economies in Kano, Lagos and Aba.
He will sponsor a bill to institutionalize the Metallurgical Training Institute in Ajaokuta that presently does not have any legal framework to operate. The Institute will in turn to serve as a panacea to the revival of the Steel Company, creating jobs for the teeming unemployed youths.