Akin was born on Sunday 13th February 1944 to the
Family of Late Mr. Joseph Adetunji and Late Mrs. Egbinola Adetunji Olunloyo
Compound Ibadan. After leaving Primary School in 1957, he attended the famous
Mayflower School between 1958-1962 on obtaining the Cambridge School Certificate
He proceeded to the Muslim College Ijebu-ode between 1963-1964 for his Higher
School Certificate Course which he passed with flying colours in 1964. On
applying to the then only four Universities in Nigeria, he was given admission
to all four of them for various courses but opted to read Engineering at the University
of Lagos which he attended between 1965-1968 graduating with Second Class upper
division in Mechanical Engineering.
Thereafter he worked briefly at Food Processing
Company as an Assistant Maintenance Engineer for about six months before
joining the Federal Ministry of Mines and Power as Petroleum Engineer in
Training.. As part of his raining programme he was sent to the Imperial College
of the University of London between 1969-1970 to study Reservoir Engineering at
post graduate Level on the completion of which he was awarded an MSc. (London) DlC
(lmperial College). Thereafter he went for practical attachment to Olifield activities
in the International operations of the major IOCs.
On his return in 1972, he assumed duties as a full-fledge
Petroleum Engineer in the then Petroleum Division of the Mines & Power
Ministry which later became the Department of Petroleum Resources. He was made
a Principal Petroleum Engineer to assist the Chief Engineer in charge in
supervising oil fields operations Nationally. Later, he was promoted to Chief
Engineer in charge of the Division and a year later was promoted to the position
of Assistant Director.
Five years later became Deputy Director-and in addition
to his regular duties he developed various metrology processes for measuring
the quantities and qualities of Nigerian oil & gas production, and exports.
He was appointed Group General Manager in NNPC in 1995 when in charge of NAPIMS
supervised the Design and Engineering of the first Gas to Liquids project as a
gas utilization scheme. Also supervised the Engineering Procurement and
Construction (EPC) of the First Deep water development in Nigeria â€“ the Bonga
Field with an initial 150,000barrels per day scalable.
In this capacity also by organizing the first National Seminar on Nigerian Content in June 2001 got both the Executive and the Legislature to buy into the Nigerian Content scheme. He retired from Government Service in September 2001 and set up an Engineering Company to service the Energy Sector. Married to Mrs. Abimbola Adetunji and blessed with three Boys two practicing Engineers and one IT Specialist,