ADEFOPE, Maj-Gen Dr. Henry Edmund Olufemi

Born March 15, 1926,


Lt. Gen



Edmund Olufemi
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Dorothy Adedotun Adefarasin. 1951
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A

Has seven children

Profession Retired soldier, physician, businessman
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Medical Officer, Western Region, 1952-63; Principal Medical Officer, General Hospital, Abeokuta, 1963; enlisted in the Nigerian Army, 1963; Lieutenant-Colonel, 1965; Colonel, 1967; Brigadier-General, 1973; Major-General, 1976; Medical Officer, Nigerian Army, 1963; Director, Medical Services, Nigerian Army, 1967-75; Minister Federal Ministry of Labour, 1975-78, Foreign Affairs, 1973-79.

Chairman, National Sports Council, 1967-71; President, Nigerian Olympic Committee, 1967-76; Chairman, Nigerian Army Sports Control Board, 1970-75; Chairman, National Sports Commission, 1971-75; Chairman, Organising Committee, 2nd All-African Games, Lagos, 1973, 2nd Asia-Africa-Latin American International Table Tennis Tournament, Lagos, 1973;

St. Michael’s School, Kaduna, 1931-32; Government School, Kaduna, 1933- 35; St. Peter’s School, Faji, Lagos, 1935-37; Church Missionary Society Grammar School, Lagos, 1938-44; University of Glasgow, Scotland, 1947-52.

Vice president, Commonwealth Games Federation, 1974-82; honorary presd: Nigerian Olympic Committee, 1976; The Tripartite Commission, 1970-76; International Olympic Committee (IOC), since 1985; Apartheid and Olympic Commission, 1989-92; Medical Commission, 1989; Preparation of the 1996 Olympic Games Commission, 1989-90; Enquiry Commission, XXVII Olympiad, 2000, 1993; Evaluation Commission, XXVIII Olympiad 2004, 1996.

Commander of the Order of the Niger, (CON).

Table tennis, lawn tennis, swimming, badminton, reading, music.

15, Henry Adefope Crescent, off Opebi Road, P.O. Box 3532, Ikeja, Lagos.

01-4962266, 967224.
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