Research Fellow, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs
Tayo Abimbola Adekunle, a native of Oyo Town in the Oyo West Local Government Area of Oyo State, is an accomplished individual with a diverse range of experiences. He has a strong background in politics and advocacy.
As a former Member of the Nigerian Youth Parliament, Tayo actively participated in shaping youth-related policies and championed the interests of young Nigerians. He is an esteemed alumnus of the University of Ibadan, where he obtained both a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Political Science, specializing in International Relations.
With a firm belief in the importance of public welfare, Tayo made significant contributions to society. Notably, he spearheaded efforts to address prison overcrowding and worked towards eliminating discriminatory names for schools catering to individuals with special needs in Oyo State.
Tayo is widely recognized as a public affairs analyst and intellectual, contributing his insights to various discussions and debates. He currently serves as a Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, a prestigious Foreign Policy think-tank situated in Victoria Island, Lagos.
In addition to his professional engagements, Tayo operates as a private consultant for traditional rulers, political office holders, and organizations. He also dedicates his time as a Trustee of the Ibadan Women Shelter Foundation, an organization that provides support to women who have experienced domestic violence.
Furthermore, Tayo is actively involved in mentoring young individuals through the PAA Youth Mentorship Initiative, helping shape and guide the next generation. Beyond his professional and philanthropic endeavors, he enjoys hobbies such as reading, conducting research, volunteering, and engaging in community service.
Lastly, Tayo is happily married and blessed with children, finding fulfillment in both his personal and professional life.