Currently pursuing a doctorate degree in Energy law at the University of Ibadan, Barrister Makinde graduated in Law from the University of Ibadan with a second class degree, which was followed by a Master’s Degree at the same University, and thereafter, proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Abuja from where he was called to the bar. Earlier on, he completed his HND in Business Administration from the Polytechnic, Ibadan which was preceded by his award of an OND in the same field at the Kaduna State Polytechnic.

A MEMBER of the Nigerian Bar Association and Nigerian Institute of Management (CMNIM).
He is presently undergoing professional training with the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Worked with the Nigerian Airforce, Directorate of Air Intelligence: as an Intelligence Operations Officer responsible for gathering of Intelligence Information, Analysis of Intelligence Report, Counter Insurgency Operation, V.I.P Protection, Airport Surveillance and Internal Security Operation.

Between June 1997 and February 2001 he was engaged as Business Development officer and Business Development Manager at MAKON Engineering & Technical Services Limited and MAKON Oil and Gas Limited respectively. At these two subsidiaries of an Upstream Oil and Gas group of companies, he was saddled with responsibility for Business Analysis and Forecast, Market Survey and Orientation, Development of Customer Data base, Customer Services and Development, Inter-government liaison and Public Relations, Product and Customer Complaint Services, Creation of Market Expansion Strategy, Orchestrating and facilitation of Business Meetings between Prospective Clients and Management
Similarly he had a stint in the banking sector, working at Cooperative Bank Plc between February 2001 and April 2005, where he progressed from Banking Operations Supervisor to Business Development Manager.

From September 2009 to July 2010, he practiced as Litigation Counsel with the Law firm of Olawale Omoloye & Co in, Ibadan, Oyo State after which he set up his own firm at which he is to date the Principal Partner.