AFOLABI, Prof Olabimtan

Born June 11, 1932

BA, MA, Ph.D,

Gender: N/A
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Comfort Olubunmi Olurinde 1961
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 3
Profession educationist, administrator, Politician
Working Experience
Previous Appointments:

Appointed Chairman, Egbado Divisional Schools Board, 1974-76; Commissioner for Local Government and Information,Ogun State, 1976-78; Head, Department of African Languages and Literature, University of Lagos, 1978-83; Chairman, Governing Council, Ogun State College of Education, 1981-83; Dean, Fac ulty of Arts, Ogun State University, Ago- Iwoye, 1983-84; Director, Correspondence and Open Studies Institute, University of Lagos, 1984-87; Chairman, Ogun State Council for Culture, 1987-89; member, West African Linguistic Society; Manager, Client Service, Lintas; Chief Executive, Promoserve 1982-97; member, National Library Board, 1992 -94; Gubernatorial aspirant, defunct Social Democratic Party, 1992; Chief Executive Officer, 21st Century Communication, 1997;

Christ Church School, Ilaro, Methodist Boys' High School, Lagos, University College, Ibadan,University of Ibadan, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland;

elected Senator, Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ogun West Constituency, 1999- date; Political Parties: member, defunct Social Democratic Party; member Alliance for Democracy;

Oluwa L ‘O M’ejo Da, Macmillan, 1966; Kekere Ekun, Macmillan, 1967; Aadota Arofo, Macmillan, 1969; Olaore Afotejoye, Macmillan, 1970; Ayanmo, Macmillan, 1973; Ewi Orisirisi, Longman, 1974; Baba Rere, Macmillan, 1977; Ogbon Itopinpin Ewi Yoruba, Macmillan. 1980;

reading, writing;

In 1999, Olabimatan was elected as a senator for the Alliance for Democracy party for Ogun West. He served just one term, standing down in 2003 in order to allow a younger successor to take his place. Later in the same year he was killed in a motor accident.

His death preceded the release of his autobiography, The Graces, the Grass and the Gains. This contained the claim that, in a 1994 meeting, a number of Yoruba leaders had supported the continued imprisonment of Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola, in return for bribes in the form of money and political positions. Those accused of attending the meeting, such as Ebenezer Babatope, have denied knowledge of it

August 27, 2003
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