OLANIYAN, Chief (Dr.) Christian Francis Ipoola

JP, BA, H.Dip Ed; educationist, businessman, administrator; b: October 3, 1932, ht: Odeomu, LGA: Aiyedaade; State: Osun; Married: Eunice Abolade Laniya, 1959; has children, EDUCATION: Christ Church School, Ipetumodu, Ife Division, 1937-40; Origbo Central School, Ipetumodu, 1941-44; Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife, 1945-49; Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone, 1951-56; Trinity College, Dublin, 1956-57. CAREER: Third Class Clerk, Public Works Department, Abeokuta, 1950-51; Vice-Principal, Gbongan/Odeomu Anglican Grammar School, 1957-59; First Principal, Christ Apostolic Grammar School, Ibadan, 1960-64; First Principal, Hope Grammar School, now Adelagun Memorial Grammar School, Ibadan, 1965;Principal, Oriwu College, Ikorodu, 1966-72; chairman Ikeja division Welfare Association, I973-79; Managing Proprietor, Victory High School, Ikeja, 1969-76; Victory Correspondence College, since 1975:77; Dir. Nigerian Bank For Commerce and Industry,1980-83; Chairman. Board of governors, Odeomu High School, since 1980; MD. Hotel Grandeur International, Ikeja, 1977-91; comm. Oyo State Government, October-December, 1983; Managing Proprietor, Victory Home School, Ikeja, since 1975; MD. Victory Motel, Olaniyan Estate Odeomu, since 1982; Proprietor, Victory Institute of Catering and Hotel Management Ikeja, since 1984; Proprietor, Victory Home School, Odeomu, since 1987; Proprietor, Victory Home School, Ojota, since 1988; Proprietor/ Principal, Victory Grammar School, Ikeja, since 1990; Chairman/MD. Viclanco Nigeria Ltd, since 1980, Odeomu Victory Motel, 1992;mm: Western Nigeria Marketing Board, 1963-64, Board of Directors, Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation. Western Zone. 1964-65, Lagos State Sports Council, 1971-72; Dir. Nigerian Bank, for Commerce and Industry, 1980-83; chairman: Board of Governors. Odeomu Council of Titled Chiefs, Ikeja, since 1992; v-presd. Boy Scouts Movement Ikeja Unit, since 1996; patron, Nigerian Red Cross Society, Ikeja Division, since 1996; patron, Christian Association of Nigeria, Odeomu, since 1998; f: Royal Economics Society, London, 1957; awards: Christ Church Ipetumodu Scholarship to Oduduwa College, IIe-Ife Traditional Title: Atunluse of Odeomu, 1982; Bobajiro of Ikeja, 1985; Baagbimo of Onigbagbo-Opebi, 1988; Otun Ijo, St. David's Church, Odeomu, 1988. h. Lord Bishop of Lagos (Anglican) Award for Contribution to Education. 1978; Eko Merit Award, 1993; Justice of Peace, Osun State Government, 1995; Corporate Citizens Communication Merit Award, 1996, Interclassic Children/Youth Club Award,1996 Educational Administration Students Association Merit Award Certificates as the Education Administrator of the Year 1996, All Nigerian Conference of Principals(ANCOPPS), Osun State Branch Merit award, 1996 ECOWAS International Gold Award, 1997. Honorary Degree: Doctor of Education, Brunswick University, 1992. Social Club: President Great Inner Circle Club, 1967-79; general sec Ikeja Club, 1976-79; President 1990-91. Hobbies: lawn tennis, table tennis, dart, music, dancing, reading, writing, off: 1 Olaniyan Street, off Mobolaji Bank- Anthony Way, Onigbagbo, P.O. Box 3185, Ikeja, Lagos, tel: 01- 4976383, 4961438.
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