My name is
Bamidele Salam

I am a Journalist, Lawyer, Educationist, Author, politician and Member of the House of Representatives, representing the good people of Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency.

The Journey So Far

Until 2003, I was a staff of the Osun State Broadcasting Service (OSBC) where I worked in several areas of broadcast journalism. It was from here that I proceeded to serve in the Government of Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola as Media Assistant to the Governor, a position I held until 2007.

I contested and won the Chairmanship election in Egbedore Local Government and served as Chairman of Egbedore Local Government from 2008 till 2010. My tenure as Chairman of Egbedore Local Government witnessed several unprecedented achievements in the Local Government. The giant strides achieved by the Administrative team led by me in the LG were largely attributable to our uprightness and dedication to quality service delivery that will benefit the common man.

I proceeded to serve as the Head of Media in the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Public Affairs. I held this position until 2015 when the government of former President Goodluck Jonathan was succeeded by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In the 2019 National Assembly election, I was elected to represent Ede North/Ede South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.

Today, I represent the people of my Federal Constituency with a vision to make landmark impacts in the areas of access to business funding for young entrepreneurs, access to justice particularly for the less privileged, access to healthcare and access to quality education.

I am a Member of the ECOWAS Parliament and the Vice Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Pensions. I am also a Member of the House Committees on Works, Communication, Public Petitions, FCT Judiciary, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Media, Drugs & Narcotics, Tertiary Institutions, Petroleum Resources (Upstream) and Banking & Currency.

Among other social involvements, I founded the Children of Africa Leadership and Values Development Initiatives (CALDEV) in October 2017. This nongovernmental, nonprofit organization is committed to raising true leaders in Africa, who can lead the continent out of the murky waters into its rightful position in the world.

All through the course of my professional and political journey that saw me move from Journalism into Politics and then to Law, I have remained dedicated to a task that I consider to be a calling – teaching. I believe we can make the future bright by passing on vital knowledge to the younger generation through role modelling, academic teaching and tireless involvement in matters that involve them.