On Sunday 19th February. 2023 Oba (Dr.) Adedapo Adewale Tejuoso, the Osile Oke-Ona Egbaland marked his 85th Birthday with the conferment of Oke-Ona Egba chieftaincy titles on a few eminent Nigerians. Below are the recipients.
High Chief Hon.Taofeek Lawal FAAC was born on 2/7/1950 at Orile llugun.
He attended St James Primary School at Orile Ilugun. He thereafter proceeded to Macjob Grammar School Onikolobo Abeokuta for his elementary school education. He later proceeded to University of Jos where he obtained his B.Sc and thereafter M.Sc. He served meritoriously in the Niger state civil service.
Alhaji Alao lawai is married with a wife and 6 children and all graduates. He served Odeda
Local Government as a Liaison Officer to Gov. Osoba and also former Liaison Officer to former Gov. Gbenga Daniel and former Vice Chairman Odeda Local Government during Gov. Amosun administration.
He is currently the Baale of Orile Ilugun Kingdom. He is the Lukotun Ilugun Abeokuta. Akinrogun Oke Ona Egba. He is a fellow Academy of Arts and Culture.
He is presently the National President of Macjob Grammar School Alumni. He is a Politician/Businessman.
ALH. MORUFU AJISEGIRI
Alh. (Hon) Chief Morufu Omolaja Ajisegiri was born to Chief Ayinde Ajisegiri of Ateko Compound, Ago Oko and Chief Mrs Mulikat A. Ajisegiri of Sagilogbe’s compound, Ago Oko on 28th day of January 1961. Both parents are late.
He started his academic career from Muslim Primary School, Ago Oko in 1969 after which he proceeded to learn shoe making in Jankara, Lagos State. He returned home in 1977 to pursue his secondary education at Egba Obafemi Community Grammar School, Obafemi via Abeokuta as a pioneer student. It is on records that Morufu Ajisegiri scored the best WAEC results in the history of the school till date with 3 As, 4 Cs and I pass at a sitting. This gave him an opportunity to pursue his University Education at the popular Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) also as a pioneer student in 1982. He graduated in 1986 with B.SC (Hons) in Accounting.
It is worthy of note that throughout his years in both Secondary School and University, he combined work with academic pursuit.
After the one year mandatory NYSC which he went through at Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, he returned home in search of job. It must be mentioned that he got full time employment even before the completion of the NYSC as a Mathematics teacher having distinguished himself midway into the service scheme.
In 1993, he gained admission into the popular University of Lagos for his M.Sc degree in Accounting which he successfully completed in 1994.
Ajisegiri bagged Honorary Doctorate degree in Public Administration from All Saints University in the United State of America in year 2011.
Morufu Omolaja Ajisegiri started work as an Accountant with S.O. Akinremi & Sons soon after returning from the NYSC scheme. He proceeded to the Ogun State Office of the Auditor – General as an Audit Officer I in the Civil Service between 1987 until April 1990. He left the civil service for Gateway International Hotel as the pioneer Chief Accountant on May 1st 1990. The position he held until December 31st 1991.
In 1993, he was employed as a Lecturer in the department of Accountancy of Moshood Abiola
Morufu Omolaja Ajisegiri became a member of Ogun State House of Assembly through an election he contested and won on the platform of Social Democratic Party (SDP) in 1991. Subsequently, he became the Majority Leader of the House, the position he held until November 1993 when there was a military coup resulting from the actualisation MKO Abiola stolen mandate.
In 1998, he was invited to contest the Chairmanship position of Abeokuta North Local Government on the platform of Alliance for Democracy (AD). This invitation is not unconnected
with his good performance while in the House of Assembly. To God be the Glory as he contested
and won the election convincingly against all odds. Immediately after completing his tenure as the Executive Chairman, two months after, he was appointed the Transition Committee Chairman of the same Local Government. His performance as the Executive Chairman formed the basis for his appointment of the Chairman of the Transition Committee.
In year 2003, PDP took over the reign of power in Ogun State from AD. In year 2006, he was
invited into PDP and appointed a member of the Governing Council of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Ojere, Abeokuta.
The position he held until year 2008, when he was appointed the Governor’s Liaison Officer for Abeokuta North Local Government. In the year 2009, he was also appointed as the Campaign
Coordination of Goodluck/Sanmbo Presidential Election for Abeokuta North Local Government.
Because of his political sagacity, Morufu Ajisegiri was also given the position of Caretaker
Committee Chairman for Abeokuta North Local Government. These three (3) positions were
managed together by Alh. (Hon) Morufu Omolaja Ajisegiri.
Morufu Ajisegiri’s struggle for the Orile Oko freedom and Oke Ona from the hands of Remos while in the House of Assembly fetched him a Chieftaincy title of Okanlomo of Ago Oko in February 1992.
Until year 2003, during the 14th Coronation Anniversary of His Royal Majesty, Oba Dr. Adedapo
Adewale Tejuoso CON, Oranmiyan, Osile Oke Ona Egba, Ajisegiri was conferred with the title of SERIKI of Ago Oko and Otun Seriki of Oke Ona Egba. This day also commemorated the naming of Oke Ona Grammar School road as Osile Oke Ona Egba road from Iberekodo junction to Oke Ona Grammar School under my watch as the Transition Chairman of Abeokuta North Local Government.
Currently, His Royal Majesty has deemed it necessary to confer on Hon (Chief) Morufu Omolaja Ajisegiri the title of Balogun of Ago Oko and Balogun of Oke Ona Egba.
Our Balogun of Oke Ona is a man of honour, a grassroot, hardworking and diligent politician, a goal getter and an erudite scholar of repute.
MR. OLUSOLA TOKUNBO MAJEKODUNMI
(AKOGUN OF OKE-ONA EGBA)
Mr Tokunbo O. Majekodunmi was born on August 4, in Abeokuta, Ogun State of Nigeria. He is married to Mrs Sholabunmi Majekodunmi. His father is from Ikereku Abeokuta (Oke-Ona Egba) while his mother hails from Totoro (Owu), Abeokuta.
He is currently a practicing lawyer in the United Kingdom with OA Solicitors. He started his primary education at Oke-Ona United Primary School, Ikereku, Abeokuta (O.U.S. Ikereku). He also attended Olumo Commercial School and later proceeded to Oke-Ona Grammar School after which he attended Ansar-Ud-Deen Teachers’ Training College, Ota in year 1981.
He migrated to Germany in 1988 where he established professionally in different capacities and subsequently to the United Kingdom where he obtained his law degree (LLB) at Birkbeck University, London and did his legal practice/LLM Law at University of Law, Moorgate London.
He is an ambitious, enthusiastic, energetic trilingual law graduate with a solid traditional background and love for his native town Ikereku and Oke-Ona Egba at large.
MRS. SHOLABUNMI MAJEKODUNMI
(ERELU AKOGUN OF OKE-ONA EGBA)
Mrs Sholabunmi Majekodunmi (nee Fajorin) was born on 23 October at Ebute – Metta Lagos State to the family of Mr and Mrs Akin Fajorin of Ikija. Her mother hails from Kenta-Oloko in Abeokuta.
Mrs Majekodunmi is a journalist in Abeokuta where she acts as a press officer to the state government.
After her primary and secondary education, she furthers her university education at Nasarawa State University where she obtained her first degree in Mass Communication. She is a patriotic Oke-Ona daughter, ambitious, hard working and diligent.
PROF. OLUSOLA BABATUNDE KEHINDE
Prof. Kehinde, Olusola Babatunde is a Professor of Plant Genetics and Breeding. He was born in Abeokuta, Ogun State on December 22, 1964. He attended the University of Ibadan where he obtained a B.Sc degree in Agricultural Biology (second class honours, upper division) in 1987; M.Sc in 1990 and a Ph.D in 1994.
He began his academic career at the University of Agriculture, Abeokuta in March, 1994 as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology and rose through the ranks to become a Professor in 2007.
Prof Kehinde has served the University in various capacities which included: Ag. Head, Department of Plant Breeding and Seed Technology (2004-2008); Director, Graduate Records and Career Centre (2008-2009); Dean, College of Plant Science and Crop Production
(2009-20 I I); Director, Institute for Human Resources Development (20 I 1-2013); member,
FUNAAB Governing Council (2009-2013). He has also been chairman/member of many notable
committees in the University. He is currently the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Development) until
November 0I , 2022 when he will assume office as Acting Vice-Chancellor.
He is a recipient of many fellowships and grants, both personally and for the university, some of
which are: Graduate Fellowship Programme at IITA, Ibadan; Chinese Fellowship Programme at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing; grants for research studies and the establishment of Centre of Excellence in Agriculture. He was a Visiting Lecturer at the Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic in 2010. He has attended leadership courses at the Galillee International Management Institute (GIMI), Israel; London Business School, London; and Graceland College, Kansas, USA.
Prof. Kehinde was a member of the National Technical Working Group (Agriculture) of the Vision 20:2020, as well as the Study Group that reorganised the National Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank into the Bank of Agriculture.
He was the pioneer Ag. Dean; School of Agriculture, Lagos State University (2016-2019).
He is a consultant to several international and national organisations and agricultural farms. He has attended many conferences, workshops and exhibitions nationally and internationally.
Prof. Kehinde has published more than fifty scientific articles in national and foreign journals and graduated several doctorate degree holders and numerous undergraduate students. He belongs to several professional associations and is a Fellow of the Association of Information Management Professionals.
He is happily married to Prof (Mrs) Iyabode Kehinde and they are blessed with children.
Chief Mrs. Abiola Osokoya started her academic life at All Saints Primary School, Isan Orile Oko and
Olorunkole Grammar School, Ogun State. She futher attended Government Teachers Training College Badagry, Lagos and Abraham Adesanya College of Education (Formerly Lagos State College of Education), Oto, Ijanikin before she got admitted to University of Lagos, Akoka,
Lagos where she bagged a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. She has a Masters-Degree in Marketing from Lagos State University.
CHIEF MRS. FATIMOH TESLIM (FIWAGBOYE OF OKE-ONA EGBA)
Alhaja Fatimoh Teslim was born on the 5th of October 1968 to the families of Alhaji Bashiru Oyeleye family of Oke-Ago, Owand worked wu in the Ogun State of Nigeria. His father was a civil Servant in his days and worked with Nigeria Textile Mills, Oduduwa Investment, and He role to a position of a manager in Ikeja, Lagos State.
While her Mother Alhaja Musiliat Oyeleye was from the popular Salako family of Ibeshe in Egbado side, Ogun State. Her mother was a successful business woman and one of the major distributor of Rice, Milk etc. as far back as 1970s.
Alhaja Fatimo Teslim started her primary education at Apostolic Primary School in Agege, Lagos State. She later attended Lafro II Somorin Secondary School, Ifako, Agege, Lagos State. Alhaja Fatimo Teslim later delved into international business importing Rice and Vegetable Oil from Cotonou and other Middle East countries. Her tenacity to expand her business left to fast Moving Consumable Goods (FMCGs) Product. Hence, becoming distributor of Semovita, Semolina and many more. We can at this point refer to her as a serial entrepreneur.
Alhaja Fatimo Teslim is a great daughter of Egbaland, she serves so much in the realization of Egba nation and Youth Development as the future Nigeria. She is married and blessed with three (3) wonderful children.
CHIEF MRS. MARGARET OMOBOLANLE ODEKEYE
(OGANLA OBINRIN OF OKE-ONA EGBA)
Chief Mrs Odekeye Mobolanle Margaret was born on 5th of July, 1962 to the family of late Chief Kareem Ayinde Soyemi, a notable community leader and till his death, the Baale of Ajegunle Elite, Otun Baasegun of Egba, Oganla of Ago Oko. Mobolanle started her education from Lisabi Primary School, Ijoko, Egba High School Asero, Abeokuta and completed her education at University of Ibadan where she earned her Master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies.
She attended several Para military training and international courses both home and abroad. A security and management expert to the core.
She served in various capacities in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps for many years without blemish. The federal government appointned her as the first Female Substantive Commandant in Ogun State. A seasoned administrator and a member to several learned bodies (MIPDIN, MNIM, FIICA etc).
In her recognition to selfless service to humanity, Chief Mrs Odekeye bagged several awards to mention a few. An Outstanding Service Award by Ogun State Governor Otunba Gbenga Daniel 2009. Most Cooperative Commandant Award by the State Security Service (sss), Benin City 2008.
Most Credible Public Officer Award 2007 by Institute of Administrative
Management of Nigeria until her retirement from service. She is a devoted Christian, lover of music, reading, dancing, travelling and a peace maker.
Married and blessed with children and grand children.
CHIEF (MRS) COMFORT MOPELOLA ADEFUYE (JP)
(BIBI IRE OF OKE-ONA EGBA)
Chief (Mrs) Comfort Mopelola Adefuye (JP) a.k.a. Beere of the Universe hails from Abeokuta in Ago-Ododo, Abeokuta North Local Government Ogun State. She is married to Prince Ajibola Adefuye, a gentlemen from Ogbere Ijebu, Ogun State. She was born into a Muslim family on a Tuesday, the 26th of April, 1960, but converted to Christianity and precious grandchildren. Beere began her educational pursuit at Salvation Army Primary School Freeman Street, Ebute Metta Lagos.
She proceeded to Lagos State City College Sabo Yaba, Lagos State for her secondary education.
Afterward, she worked as a flight announcer with the defunct Nigerian Airport Authority (NOW FAAN) between 1977-1979. She proceeded to the Aviation School in 1980 and became an Air Hostess with Defunct Nigeria Airways where she flew local and international flights for a decade.
She started her own business in 2004, when Cheratin Guest House Ogbere Ijebu Ogun State was established.
Beere Mopelola Adefuye is a fashionista and a role model of distinction. She has been honoured by many traditional rulers in her native Yorubaland for her outstanding contribution to the development of the community. She has earned notable awards from Nigeria, some of the outstanding merit awards from Nigeria include the Gold Merit Award for excellence from West African College of Nursing in recognition of her commitment to quality health care of the people in 2015 and also from Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) as Yeye Balogun Onigbagbo on the 1st of December 2007. While overseas, she bagged a doctorate award of Doctor of Divinity (DO) from the Christian University, South Carolina USA for her contribution to spiritual growth in Nigeria. Her endearing, moral, amiable and philanthropist gestures have attracted many to her. Beere loves to see people happy, her hobbies includes praying, partying,
dancing, watching reality TV, traveling, listening to good music and spending quality time with her husband and grandchildren.
CHIEF (MRS.) MOJISOLA FOWOWE
(YEYEMESO OF OKE ONA EGBA)
Alhaja Mojisola-Fowowe was born 50 years ago to the family of Gloye Tajudeen Fowowe and Mrs. Mulikat Fowowe of Alatise Compound Ikija Abeokuta. She is currently Practicing Nursing in the United Kingdom.
She is recipients of many fellowship and grants. She is happily married with children and grand children.
PRINCESS BOLATITO MULIKAT AYORINDE
(YEYE LIKA OF OKE-ONA EGBA)
Princess Bolatito Mulikat Ayorinde was born on 25/04/1955. Her mother name is Olori Musliat Abake Ayorinde & father’s name is late Oba Shamsideen Afolabi Ayorinde, the late Alakija of Ikija in Abeokuta North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Princess Bolatito Mulikat Ayorinde started her elementary school at Ansarudeen Grammar School Ishaga Orile in the year 1976 and later proceeded to Government Technical College, Idi Aba to study catering between the year 1977 to 1980 where she obtained her Ordinary National Diploma O.N.D.
Princess Bolatito Mulikat Ayorinde is a successful business woman who has ventured into her personal business since the 80s and she is still in business till date due to her doggedness and foresight in bee field.
Princess Mulikat Ayorinde was installed the Otun Lika Aje of Egbaland in the year 2017,Yeye Apesin Onigbedu in Ewekoro Local Government in the year 2020, Yeye Bajela of Awowo in Ewekoro Local Government in the year 2019, Lika Aje Ikija in the year 2017,Yeyemesho Eko in the year 2006 & Iyalaje Ebute Iro 2016.
She is married and blessed with children and grandchildren.
CHIEF MRS. ESTHER ABIKE OGUNDELE
(YEYE BAJELA OF OKE ONA EGBA)
Amb. Rotarian Chief Mrs Abosede Ogundele is a successful business woman with over 40 years of experience.
She is a Paul Harris Fellow of The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.
She graduated from Royal Polytechnic College, a private owned college in Yaba. She also attended Mount Camel Catholic School in Ebute-Metta Lagos. She is also an American chaplain with three stars.
She is the C.E.O of EB & Sons Nig. Ltd. She started her business in the year 1979 at Balogun Market before she moved to Holloway market Oke Arin in the year 1980. She was the first woman at Oke Arin market to went for Lagos International Trade Fair in the year 1985.
She has also travelled all over Nigeria for trade exhibitions. She has travelled to so many countries to import household utensils into the country. She is an entrepreneur who loves to see people around her.
Due to her zeal towards business, she was crowned as the Iyalaje of Holloway Market Oke Arin Lagos. Due to her love for humanity, she was also ordained as the Iya Ijo of Beautifulgate International Gospel Church.
Madam EB, as people fondly call her is a proud Rotarian serving humanity and also a member of Rotary Club of Gbagada since 2017.
She was appointed as “Special Planet Earth Ambassador” in Rotary.
OTUNBA YEMI LAWAL
(YEYE OPOMULERO OF OKE-ONA EGBA)
Chief Saheed Adeyemi Lawal was born on 18th December 1966 to the family of late Akanji Lawal Odutolu & Mrs. Hafsat Lawal Odutolu of Baasuru’s compound of Ago-lka Abeokuta.
He is also the Leragun of Ika.
Oganla of Gbagura and Osi-Bobagunwa of Egbaland.
He is married to Chief Mrs. Ayotunde Lawal and blessed with God fearing children.
MRS. ATINUKE ABEO FOLARANMI
(YEYE BEWAJI OF OKE-ONA EGBA)
Chief Mrs. Tinuola Abeo Folaranmi was born on 17th March 1960 to the family of Chief Adekunle F. Olaranmi & Chief Mrs Gbonjubola Folaranmi of Awole’s Compound.
Chief Mrs Tinuola Abeo Folaranmi attended Trinity Nursery and Primary School, Nawarudeen Grammar School and completed her elementary education at African Church Grammar School Ita Eko Abeokuta.
After her education, she worked briefly at the Ogun State High Court Isabo and later worked as an adhoc staff at the Federal Electoral Commission FEDECO in the Second Republic.
She proceeded to Lagos in the 80s where she worked briefly before venturing into private business till date and she has been a successful business woman in her field. She is married and blessed with children.
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