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On Saturday, 28th January, 2023 CLAM Pastor, Wole Oladiyun donated a Maternity Home to CAC Oke-Isegun, Ile-Oluji. It is an initiative of Pastor Wole & Pastor Mrs. Bukola Oladiyun. The new maternity home is called The Samuel & Dorcas Oladiyun Maternity. Why did he name it after his parents? We can tell you. His mum is Deaconess Dorcas Ejiolapo Oladiyun. It is to salute her courage & perseverance. His dad is Elder Samuel Oladiyun who he has described as Integrity personified and a lover of God and humanity. Deaconess Dorcas Ejiolapo Oladiyun (alias Eji ligai) was born on June 28, 1934 to the family of Pa Gabriel Akinrolayo (of the Oni extraction) and Mama Maria Adejebi (alias Mama Lakun). Her father, a pleasant farmer, very gentle, amiable and diligent with the praise name of “Okinkinho ye mu se yato” was the younger brother of the famous Pa Oni, the father of Ven. Dr. Olumide Olawanle Oni (alias Okpako of blessed memory). Dorcas was the last child of Mama Maria Adejebi. Deaconess Dorcas Oladiyun’s siblings are;
*Madam Victoria Bolanle Akinmadeyemi – Number 1 – the mother of Anty Febi, Anty Ibikunle, Chief Lawrence Akjnmadeyemi (Luday Travels), and others
*Pa Samuel Smart Adenrele-Number 2 – (The father of Late Alhaja Ronke Abike Arisekola-Alao and others.
*Mr Oluwawemimo Adeboyejo (Soda Eko) – Number 3 – (The father of Ade Eko, Fadeke and others).
*Olori Elizabeth Ereade Adeseko (Anty Eli) – Number 4 – (The mother of late Engr. Remi Adeseko, Mrs Peju Filani, Funke, and Laju)
*Deaconess Ejiolapo Dorcas Oladiyun (Anty Eji) – Number 5 -(The mother of Mrs Iran Akinrelere, Pastor Wale Oladiyun and others).
Dorcas Oladiyun did not have formal education but was taught the art of trading by her mother. This early exposure to commerce -made her venture into Gari (Cassava Flour) business which earned her the nickname (Eji Ligai i.e. Eji the Gari Seller). She was so prolific in this businessto the. extent ofhaving many business partn-ers among the Urhobos:
In 1956, she met her husband, Pa Samuel Olaafun Oladiyun (the son of Pa Mogaji Olaafun, the younger brother of Late Sama Fagbamiye). By the. grace of God, the matrimonial alliance gave birth to lovely sons and daughters) namely:
(1) Mrs Helen lranola Akinrelere (2) Pastor Joseph Olawole-Oladlyun (3) Dr. Akinduro Olakunle Oladiyun
(4) Mr. Lawrence Oluwaqbenqa, Igbekele Oladiyun (5) Mrs Cecilia Oluwamayokun Adesina (6) Mr.OluwafemisaYo-Otadiyun (7) Mrs. Remilekun Fadakinte (8) Mrs-Temitope Oluwole.
Mama and her husband joined the Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) at the inception when Pa Akinso-oto facilitated its establishment, in Ile-Oluji. She served in many departments in the Church.especially in the Prophetic and Visioners group until she was ordaineda Deaconess.
To the glory of’God, shewas an ardent giver, very altruistic and kind. Though she was widowed when. she was 37years old, she remained steadfast in the Lord, interceding daily andhoping for a better tomorrow, One striking quality she had as testified by Chief David Adedimeji Jawando Adewakun is that mama Dorcas was always very appreciative of every favour done her.
Lets tell you about Pastor Wole’s dad, Elder Samuel Oladiyun. He was born in Omobolade Street. Oke Otunba Quarters. Ile-Oluji to Pa Mogaji Olaafun. the younger brother of Sama Fagbamiye. His brothers were Pa Samuel Akin Taylor and Pa Stephen Akingbolasan. They grew up not using their common surname – Mogaji Olaafun Fagbamiye.
About his childbood? Pa Samuel Oladiyun grew up with his maternal family at Oke Odunwo Quarters. lIe-Oluji. His mother was the immediate younger sister of Mama Mathilda Adewakun. His siblings are Pa Noah Olasoto. Pa Claudius Adekugbe. and Mama Christianah lIemobade Adesuyi. He travelled to Kaduna with his cousin. Pa Ipoola Adewakun. where he trained as a Goldsmith and sojourned with him in Oshogbo.
How about Marriage & Family life? He returned to Ile-Oluji and married the then Miss Dorcas Ejiolapo Akinrolayo of J. J. Oni family extraction (later known as Deaconess Dorcas Ejiolapo Oladiyun).
He has been described as a fervent Prayer Warrior. Once he settled in lle-Oluji, he joined Pa Akinsoto and his best friend. Pa Amos Akinmoladun to start CAC Oke Isegun, lIe-Oluji. The duo was among the early crop of CAC prayer warriors in lIe-Oluji. They laid the foundation for today’s CAC prayer movement in lle-Oluji and they were committed missionaries who devoted their time, efforts, and resources to evangelism.
Pa Oladiyun has a striking personality. He was a very handsome man and hairy with immaculate white teeth. He was very hardworking, amiable, diligent. and God-fearing. He was resourceful and versatile, hence he was able to multi-task
effortlessly. He loathed indolence and was consistent in telling his children and those around him that hard work is the key to enduring success.
He was a man of many parts. He spoke Hausa fluently. He had eyes for details, and he was an ardent record keeper. He was a great disciplinarian who was loving and caring, but also firm and principled. He was also a successful farmer who was active on farms at Ita Lugba, Kinye, Agiodo, and Oke Loro.
He was a committed family man. He gave his best to his nuclear and extended families. A lover of education, he spared nothing in ensuring that his children had basic education.
Pa Oladiyun passed on after a brief illness while practising faith without medication as prescribed then in the CAC doctrine. Madam Ejiola was pregnant with Remi when he passed. He was survived by Madam Dorcas Ejiola and seven children – Mrs Iranola Akinrelere, Pastor Wole Oladiyun, Dr Akinduro Oladiyun, Mr Gbenga Oladiyun, Mrs Mayokun Adesina, Mr Femi Oladiyun, and Mrs Remi Fadakinte.
To God be the glory for the fulfilling, rewarding, and impactful life he lived.
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