He was born in Jos, Plateau State, on November21, 1949. Lt. Col. Daniel Olukunle Akintonde, the Ogun State Military Administrator hails from Ogbomoso, Oyo State.
He attended the Methodist School, Yaba, Lagos State for his elementary education. Therafter, he proceeded to the popular Lagos City College, also at Yaba for his Secondary Education. He served briefly with Base Ordinance Depot (Nigerian Army), Yaba, as a store keeper.
Lt. Col. Akintonde entered the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna and was commissioned in 1973. He was adjudged the best all round Cadet and was awarded the Medal of Honour. To equip himself for today’s challenges, Lt. Col. Akintonde has attended both local and overseas Military training courses including the Young Officer’s Course, Battalion Commanders’ Course, Junior and Senior Staff Courses, Technical Courses, amongst many others.
The Military Administrator has had a brilliant career in the Nigerian Army. At different times,he was appointed Adjutant, Company Commander, Senior Instructor and GSO II (in-charge of Operations and Training). A widely travelled man, Lt. Col. Akintonde , once served as Deputy Defence Adviser to the Nigerian Embassy in Washington in the United States of America.
He has also in the course of duty visited Moscow and some African countries. He was later posted to Ibadan where he served with Headquarters 2 Mechanised Division of the Nigerian Army as a Commanding Officer and Staff Officer.
For his distinguished career in the Army, the Ogun State helmsman has been rewarded with several honours. He received the Pass Staff College honour (PSC), having attended the Command ans Staff College, Jaji in 1988. Some of the special honours he equally received are the Force Service Star (FSS) and the Meritorious Service Star (MSS).
Board and resuscitated the Area J 4 Eco Tourism Centre. It began the beautification, rehabilitation and improvement of Olumo Rock site, conducted a feasibility study on the tourism potential of Ode Omi and did the encasement of the first Bible at Ake Palace. It also began the first phase of the Adire Village project.