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 – 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,

His Professional Services include:
            Membership of National Standards Council (Governing Board of SON)
      ii.    Membership of the Council for the Regulation, of Engineering (COREN)
    iii.     Membership of the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC).
    iv.    External Member of the Senate of University of Lagos.
      v.   Chairman Governing Council of Ibadan Polytechnic.
    vi.     Author and Co- Author of many published Technical Papers on Oil & Gas Operations and Licensing Polices.
  vii.      Co- Author of a Book on Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry

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