Obafemi Anibaba is a Nigerian government employee and specialist who was delegated Federal Minister of Works in March 2006 and was redeployed as Minister of Communications in September 2006 amid the administration of Olusegun Obasanjo.
Government Minister of Works
Walk 2006 – September 2006
Gone before by Adeseye Ogunlewe
Succeeded by Cornelius Adebayo
Government Minister of Communications
September 2006 – January 2007
Gone before by Cornelius Adebayo
Succeeded by Frank Nweke
Obafemi Anibaba got a four year certification in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lagos and went ahead to get a Phd. in Engineering from the University of Surrey. He worked for a long time for the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Transport. He has served on the leading group of a few organizations, and was Chairman, Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority and Chairman, Femo Engineering (Nigeria). He was on the leading group of First Bank of Nigeria, Jos Steel Rolling Company and Allied Bank of Nigeria, and was Chairman of the Governing Council of Lagos Polytechnic, Isolo.
The Federal Government of Nigeria designated him Minister of Works in March 2006. He was exchanged to end up Minister of Communications in September 2006. He led the Nigeria Telecommunications Forum in Abuja on the 19– 20 September 2006. He opened the Universal Service Provision Fund (USPF) Consultative Forum on Strategies for Achieving Access in Nigeria in Lagos on October 31, 2006. In his introductory statements he noticed that USPF is just a store to encourage take off of administrations in recognized rustic zones. The administrations would be executed through qualified working companies. On 22 November 2006 he went to a function where President Olusegun Obasanjo slice the strip to formally open the new Corporate Headquarters of the Nigerian Communications Commission in Abuja.
In January 2007, Olusegun Obasanjo reported the last bureau reshuffle of his organization. Among different moves, Frank Nweke, Jr was designated Federal Minister of Communications, while Anibaba remained on as Minister of State in the Ministry, a position he held until the new organization of President Umaru Yar’Adua came into office in May 2007.
In November 2009, the Senate impromptu panel on transport drove by Heineken Lokpobiri, presented an answer to the upper house that uncovered “affirmed serial acts of neglect” in street contracting over a ten-year time span, and suggested that previous pastors of works Anthony Anenih, Adeseye Ogunlewe, Obafemi Anibaba, Cornelius Adebayo and others be arraigned for corruption. The Senate Ad Hoc Committee charges included granting contracts without budgetary arrangement, and for inability to represent benefits from a substantial offer of bitumen. Senate discourse of the report was postponed.