Biography Intro: Abiodun Ishola Layonu, SAN
NAME:Abiodun Ishola Layonu
DATE OF BIRTH:Born on 24 December 1960
PLACE OF BIRTH:Osun State
EDUCATION: Secondary School education at Olivet Baptist High School, Olivet Heights, Oyo, 1972-1976. WASC Grade One Educated to Ph.D level in Law at home, (University of Ife) LL.B. (Hons), 2nd Class Upper Division, (1981), and abroad, London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London) LL.M (1984)- with distinction in Principles of Civil Litigation- and Ph.D (1989). Called to the Nigerian Bar B.L. 2nd Class Upper Division. (1982).
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: Was a former part-time Law Lecturer, Willesden College of Technology, London, (1989-1990) and Principal Legal Officer, London Borough of Southwark, London (1989-1990).
Is a Fellow of and was a former President of Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners of Nigeria (BRIPAN) an Insolvency, Recovery and Business Turn-Around Association.
Has served on statutory Commissions in Oyo and Osun States – Land Use and Allocation Committee and the Local Government Service Commission in 1991.
Currently, the Chairman Governing Council, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State (May 2017).
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria, and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK [Nigerian Branch]. Been in active legal practice since 1982 and is the Principal Partner of Layonu & Co. Wears the distinguishing rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN (2009).
Director of several companies.