Daniel Melaye (Dino)


Category: Who is who in Kogi State


Dino Melaye is a member of the Nigerian Senate representing Kogi West Senatorial District, under the All Progressives Congress Party (APC).  He was inaugurated as member of the Senate on June 9, 2015 having emerged as winner of the Senatorial election that was held on April 28, 2015. He seconded the nomination of Senator Bukola Saraki as candidate for the office of President of the Senate following a nomination made by Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima. 

He is presently the chairman house committee on communications. 

Daniel Melaye is a former member of the House of Representatives. He was in National Assembly from 2007 until 2009 when he was removed following a fracas he led against the then Speaker of House of Representatives.

Dino was born in the city of Kano. He attended Abdul Aziz Atta Memorial College from 1985 till 1992. He later went to Ahmadu Bello University from 1995 until 2000 when he graduated from Geography department. He was a Student union leader at the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in his university days before leading the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS). After that he became the Secretary General of African Youth Council and then that of the Common Wealth Youth Council. These positions won him the African youth of the year award among many other citizens of 54 competing Commonwealth countries in 2005 after which he was appointed by President Olusegun Obasanjo to chair the Presidential Advisory Council on Youths.



Not fewer than 30 undergraduates are enjoying scholarship under his education empowerment fund, sinking of boreholes in various villages in his constituency, donated drugs worth several millions to hospitals in various villages and not to forget his continuous widow empowerment programmed.

He is currently unmarried but was married to Tokunbo Melaye for 10 years. She filed for divorce after a domestic violence dispute where she claimed that he beat her up and pointed a gun to her head. Shortly after, Dino Melaye moved another woman named Alero Falope into the home that he shared with Tokunbo. Falope moved out 6 months later. Tokunbo had 3 children for Dino 

Awards:
  • Best Honourable Representative of the Year by Global Youth Awareness and Development Initiative,Protector of the Youth P.D.P National Youth Vanguard
  • Epitome of Servant by National Association of Kogi State Students
  • Youth Libra for Award by the Visioners Club of Kogi State
  • The Great Motivator of Students by Nigerian Economic Student Association
  • Icon of Good Leadership by Kogi Peoples Forum
  • 2008 Diplomatic Member of the year by St. Monica’s College Kabba
  • Most performed National Legislator by Vision 2020 Youth Group
  • Most vibrant honourable member, Abuja merit Awards African Parliamentarian of the year 2005 in U.S.A. 
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