Honorable Adijat Adeleye-Oladapo is the Lawmaker representing Ifo II Constituency in Ogun State House of Assembly.
In an interview with Tayo Gesinde, the Chairman Committee on House Services who was once a thrift collector speaks on her rise from grass to grace, her sojourn in politics, how she has been combining her career with the homefront, among other issues.
Having come this far, what would you say was or driving force?
It is God. Some people would say hardwork or perseverance, but these come after God.
I know there are some people out there who are more hardworking than I am but have not recorded much success like I do today. I know what and where I wanted to be, the dedication, vision and focus were there. But even with all these, the Bible says "it is not of him that runneth...."You can make efforts but it’s God who crowns them with success. So, wherever I am today is as a reult of the help of no other than God.
Did you ever think you would become a politician?
No, but I knew I would be successful. But then, I never thought that this was the way God would make me great. He has His own way of doing things and He said it in the Bible that His ways are not our ways and His thoughts are not our thoughts.While some people refer to you as the Iron Lady of Ogun Assembly, to others, you are an accommodating person.
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