Meet DR. ABIODUN ISHOLA ISMAIL SAKA-LAYONU SAN, FCIArb.
Born on 24 December 1960. Hails from Apena Quarters, Ede, Osun State. Secondary School education at Olivet Baptist High School, Olivet Heights, Oyo, 1972-1976. WASC Grade One Educated to Ph.D level in Law at home, (University of Ife) LL.B. (Hons), 2nd Class Upper Division, (1981), and abroad, London School of Economics and Political Science (University of London) LL.M (1984)- with distinction in Principles of Civil Litigation- and Ph.D (1989). Called to the Nigerian Bar B.L. 2nd Class Upper Division. (1982).
Was a former part-time Law Lecturer, Willesden College of Technology, London, (1989-1990) and Principal Legal Officer, London Borough of Southwark, London (1989-1990).
Is a Fellow of and was a former President of Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners of Nigeria (BRIPAN) an Insolvency, Recovery and Business Turn-Around Association.
Has served on statutory Commissions in Oyo and Osun States – Land Use and Allocation Committee and the Local Government Service Commission in 1991.
Was a member of the Vision 20:2020 Committee.
Currently, the Chairman Governing Council, Waziri Umaru Federal Polytechnic, Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State (May 2017).
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria, and Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK [Nigerian Branch]. Been in active legal practice since 1982 and is the Principal Partner of Layonu & Co. Wears the distinguishing rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN (2009).
Dr. Layonu is a director in several companies including Stablini Visinoni Ltd, a Construction Company and Bi-Courtney Ltd, the Concessionaire of Terminal 2 of the Murtala Mohammed (Domestic) Airport and the Lagos-Ibadan express way.