Meet NIYI RUFAI “RAI FOUNDATION” IN BRIEF

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POSTED BY OTUNBA BAYO AYINLA

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Niyi Rufai was born into the family of Alhaji. Sabit ‘Bayo and Late Mrs Mojirayo Taiwo, Rufai. His father, popularly known as Papa Chary is from Oga-Onila’s compound, Molete Ward III, Iwo and his mother, well known as Ejire Foto and well known as Mama Foto is from Erin-Owon’s compound, Molete Ward III.

His father, Papa Chary is a grassroots politician and trader. His mother, Mama Foto was a unionist and former chairlady of Iwo Professional Photographer Association. Both hailed from the same Ward III, Iwo, Osun State.

rai-5RAI grew up with his late grandmother, maternal, Madam Fatimat Ayoni Salawu (Née Nafiu) of the blessed memory, who was well known as Mama Alakara at Olubu’s Compound, Isale-Oba Ward I, Iwo.

He had his early elementary school at A.U.D. Pry School, Akinfenwa, Isale-Oba, Iwo, Osun State. He later proceeded to Baptist High School, Adeeke, Iwo for both junior and senior high school. In the year 1999, he gained admission to Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State into School of Business and Management Studies, Dept of Marketing where he was awarded both National Diploma and Higher National Diploma in Marketing, 2003 and 2007 respectively.

He had his National Youth Service (NYSC) at Wukari, Taraba State. And did his community service with Federal Road Safety Commission, Wukari, Taraba State.

He worked as Accounts Officer for Lifecare Ventures Limited, Ota, Ogun State between 2004 and 2006 before he finally left his job to fully concentrate on his studies at Federal Polytechnic Offa.

raiHe left for US in the year 2009 after his national youth service.

He is currently a full time employee of City of New York-Human Resources Administration. And reservist with United States Navy.

He’s the Managing Director, Instinct Group LLC, New York, US.

He is popularly known as El-Rufai during his college days, while his high school mates known him as Mr. RAI in high school days, and also nicknamed as Super-Dee during his childhood elementary school days by his peers.

He is a founder and co-founder of many organizations and belongs to several professional bodies, (AMA, NIMN, NIM, MWR,… etc) labor and industrial unions, leadership groups, advocacy, social and political groups. He is a unionist, activist and community service mobilizer per excellence. He had held few political posts during the college day at level of department, and SUG.

He has been happily married since January 2008 and blessed with children.

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