Kabba’s Owe Forum backs Ex-custom chief Jimmy Olumudi for ODA Presidency

The people of Kabba (Owe) have declared support for the Okun Development Association Presidential ambition of former Assistant Comptroller General (ACG) of Customs, Mr. Jimmy Olumudi, Mr. Ben Owoleke has said.

Speaking at the Owe Political Forum’s meeting on Saturday, Owoleke said all Owe sons and daughters would work for Olumudi in the coming ODA election.

“The entire Owe Kingdom is firmly behind the ACG (Rtd) Jimmy Olumudi. where ever he (Olumudi) goes, the Owe people are behind him.

“From Obadofin of Owe Land, the traditional rulers across the Owe Land and all the stakeholders are behind Jimmy Olumudi. He is the Consensus candidate of Kabba (Owe) to the office of the President, Okun Development Association (ODA)”, Owoleke stated.

Extolling the contribution of Jimmy Olumudi to the development of Okun Land, Owoleke said Okun Leaders ought to reciprocate Olumudi’s generosity by supporting him.

He described Olumudi as a selfless leader who has contributed to the development of Okun land. “Such an important figure in Okun Land, we as a people, have nothing to pay him back, than to support his ambition”.


Born in Kabba town, Kogi State on 28th December 1948. He attended St. Mary School Primary, Kabba and Baptist Day Primary School, Zaria from 1953-1960. From there, he proceeded to Govt Secondary School Birin Kebbi from 1962-1966 and to Govt College Sokoto from 1967-68 for his HSC. He was admitted into Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, from September 1969 to June 1972 and graduated with a degree in BA History. While in ABU, he was a strong student unionist popularly known as Olu for Food. As a young man, he was known for his great goalkeeping skills.

In 1972, he enlisted into Nigeria Customs Service as an Asst Preventive Supt and rose to the rank of an Assistant Comptroller General in 1999. He was the pioneer Chief Executive of NDLEA.

In the course of his service, he worked at Jos, Port-Harcourt, Ibadan, Lagos, Kano, and Sokoto. He held command posts at MM Airport Drug Unit , Sokoto Pan-Atlantic and was Zonal Coordinator at Kaduna and Lagos where he retired in 2004.

James Idowu Olumudi is a passionate Christian of the Catholic church who engages in humanitarian activities.
He lives permanently in Kabba. He is a fluent speaker of Hausa and Yoruba. His hobbies include reading, traveling and watching football.