A lhaji Abdul Jelili Oyewale Adesiyan was born on the 14th August 1955 at Lagere, Ile Oke Agba Ode â€“ Omu in Ayedade Local Government Area of Osun State. He completed his Primary Education at A.U.D Primary School Ode â€“Omu in 1968. Alhaji Adesiyan attended Ahmadiya Grammar School Iwo from 1970 â€“ 1971, also was at Victory High School Ikeja Lagos from 1973 â€“ 1976. He later went to Oyo State College of Education Ilesa from 1980 â€“ 1983 where he obtained a Nigerian Certificate of Education in History and Yoruba studies.
He later gained admission into University of Ibadan in 1985 where he obtained a B.Ed Adult Education and History in 1988. He furthered his education at the same University in 1989 where he obtained a Masters Degree in Adult and Industrial Education M.Ed in 1991.
Hon. Minister Abdul Jelili Adesiyan, an educationist served as a Commissioner for Education in Osun State, he also served as Director General in the State Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Adesiyan worked in several public and private sector companies including a teacher in Community High School Ibadan, Victory High School Ikeja, Guinness Nigeria Limited and Johnson White United in Lagos. He has a long history of political activism, an active member of PDP in Osun State. He was an Assistant Secretary, Alliance for Democracy, (Osun State), National delegate, defunct Social Democratic Party Campaign Secretary in old Oyo State and a strong youth activist under the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria.
On the 6th of March, 2014 Alhaji Abdul Jelili Oyewale Adesiyan was appointed Minister of Police Affairs by the President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. The Honourable Minister is happily married with children.