A Former Governor of Ogun State, now a Senator representing the state, Otumba Engr Gbenga Daniel have been conferred with Fellowship of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, NIMechE In Abuja.
He thus joins the rank of distinguished fellows of the Institution which draw membership among the high ranking engineers who has contributed immensely to the profession and the society.
His Excellency, Otunba (Engr.) Gbenga Daniel, FNSE, FAEng. is an Engineer, a Technocrat and a staunch Nationalist. He joined an Engineering firm; H.F. Schroeder (W.A.) Limited in his early years an rose to the level of the Deputy Managing Director thus becoming the first African to occupy such position. He left Schroeder and founded Kresta Laurel Limited (KLL) an Electro-mechanical Engineering company that specializes in elevators, overhead travelling cranes and hoists. He is also the Founder of Conference Hotels (CH) a first class brand in the hospitality industry and he is on the board of several companies.
Otunba Daniel attended Baptist Boys High School (BBHS) and later proceeded first to the School of Basic Studies at The Polytechnic Ibadan for his Advanced Level and thereafter got admitted into the School of Engineering, University of Lagos and graduated with flying colours as an Engineer. He holds the Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).
He was declared Mastermind of the Year 1975 in an NTA Quiz programme as a 19 year old under-graduate at the University of Lagos and the best Student in Mechanical Engineering in 1979.
He was a two-term Executive Governor of Ogun State from 2003-2007 and 2007-2011. His campaign in 2003 was a revolution in the state as he visited all the 236 wards in the State and met with every stakeholder. He was applauded for redefining campaign for any political office holder in Nigeria.