Olutoyin Adedamola Ayinde studied Town and Regional Planning at Yaba College of Technology, Lagos from 1976 to 1978, and 1979 to 1981 for the Ordinary and Higher Diplomas, respectively. He worked with the Lagos State Ministry of Works and Planning from 1978 to 1979 in the Master Plan Project Unit where he participated in the preparation of the Lagos Metropolitan Master Plan and Lagos State Regional Plan launched in 1980. He was an award-winning student when he bagged the Post-Graduate Professional Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning in 1990, and later obtained Master of Transport Planning Degree of the Lagos State University, Ojo in 2000. He is an alumnus of the Daystar Leadership Academy.