When Hon. Shina Peller first muted the idea of going into politics a few years back, many couldn’t just believe how the young businessman would easily transform from being a businessman to go into full-time politics.
Even when he decided to contest for a National Assembly seat, it was the same skepticism that trailed his decision.
But many years after settling in this slim and stylish Oyo lawmaker has left no one in doubt that he is fit and able. He has dazzled his constituents beyond a reasonable doubt. He has also fulfilled his promises to his people. In fact, the general view is that Hon. Shina Peller has over delivered on his promises.
Not only that. He visits his constituency almost on a weekly basis and constantly empowers Male, Female, Young, and Old people in his constituency. They see him as nice and down to earth. He interacts with them freely and they constantly leave his events with a broad smile.
It is still amazing how Hon. Peller in just a few years has risen to become one of the lawmakers to beat, in terms of performance.
Let’s tell you more. This hard-working young man has done the youth proud. Born in May 1976 he is an entrepreneur, politician, industrialist, and member of the 9th National Assembly. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Aquila Group of Companies and Club Quilox.
Shina Abiola Peller is the son of Alhaja Silifat and Professor Moshood Abiola Peller who grew up in a Muslim home. He traces his origins to Iseyin, Oyo State. He studied Chemical Engineering at Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomosho, Nigeria, where he obtained his first degree in 2002. Subsequently, he obtained a master’s degree in Business Management also from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 2013. He served in Abia State in 2003 to fulfill the mandatory one-year service of the National Youth Service Corps required of all Nigerian graduates.
He is a member of the All Progressive Congress and declared his intention to contest under the platform of the All progressive congress as a member of the Federal House of Representatives representing the Iseyin/Itesiwaju/Iwajowa/Kajola Federal Constituency in Oyo State.
On 5 October 2018, Shina Peller won the primary election for House of Representatives candidate for lseyin/ltesiwaju/ Kajola/lwajowa federal constituency on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) for the 2019 general election and won the seat. He won the seat for the House of Representatives in his constituency on 23 February 2019.
It is for his sterling and remarkable performance that we picked him as our Personality of the Week.