ADEBO, Chief Simeon Olaosebikan(Late)

Born October 5, 1913



Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Regina Abimbola Majekodunmi 1941
State of Origin: Ogun
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 3
Number of Female Children 1

Prof. Oluwole Adebo
Abiodun Adebo
Dr. Oladipo Adebo
Funlayo Adebo-Kiencke

Profession Legal practitioner , international public servant , Administrator
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Clerk with the Nigerian Railway, 1933-42; became an Administrative Officer, 1942-55; Chief Secretary, Western Nigeria Government and Head of Civil Service, 1957-62; Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Nigeria to UN, New York, USA, 1962-68; Under Secretary-General, UN; Executive Director, UN Institute of Training and Research, 1968-72; Chairman, National Universities Commission, 1975; Chancellor, University of Ife, 1982-84; Chancellor, University of Lagos; Consultant, Centre for Democratic Institutions, USA.

Vice President, World Association of World Federalists and a director of many companies at the time of his death

St. Peter’s Day School, Abeokuta, Abeokuta Grammar School, 1927-28, King’s College, Lagos, 1929-32; Group Inn, London, 1948.

Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (CFR), 1978

Companion of (the Order of) St Michael and St George, 1959

Report on the Nigerianisation of the Civil Service, co-author, (1953): Our Unforgettable Years (Lagos, Macmillan, 1984); Our International Years (Ibadan, Spectrum Books, 1988)

13 honorary degrees from various universities, among which are: Western Michigan University, 1963; University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1965, Union College (USA) 1965, Fordham University, 1966, Lincoln University, 1966, Bearer College, USA, 1965, Pittsgburh University, 1968, University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) 1969, University of Ibadan, 1969, Columbia Univer sity, USA, 1971, Ahmadu Bello University, 1973, Open University (UK) 1974

swimming, reading

September 30th, 1994
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