SIJUWADE, HRH Oba Okunade Adele (Late)

tradi tional ruler, businessman, born January 1, 1930, Ile-Ife, Oyo State; married Yetunde Oyebode 1959, one son, three daughters; Education: St John's School, Igbein, Abeokuta, Abeokuta Grammar School, Oduduwa College, Ile-Ife, British Institute of Management, Holborn, London, Business Management (Attachment) Training, Italy Greece, Cyprus, Scotland, West-Germany and Israel; served in the Nigerian Tribune, Ibadan in the 1950s; First African Trainee Manager, Leventis Group of Companies, Manchester, England, 1957-59; Sales Manager, Leventis Motors (defunct Western Nigeria), Ibadan, 1959; Regional Manager and later Adviser, Leventis Group (defunt Western Region), 1961; Personal Assistant to the Chairman, Leventis Group, 1962; Managing Director, National Motors (Nigeria) Limited, 1963; Direc tor and Chairman of various business concerns including: WAATECO, Euro-African Services Limited, Ikeja, Lagos, Royal Carpet, Ibadan, Agip Petrol State, Ile-Ife, and Motel Royal, Ile-Ife; Crowned the Ooni of Ife, Olubuse II, since November 1980; Chairman, Oyo State Traditional Rulers Council; President, Ad visory Committee of Yoruba Obas; appointed Chancellor, University of Cross River State, Uyo, since March 1988; member, British In stitute of Mangement; member, Island Club, Lagos; member, Yoruba Tennis Club, Lagos; member, Ife Country Club; Award: Awarded Honorary Fellow of the National PostGraduate Medical College of Nigeria, 1988; Traditional Title: The Ooni Olubuse II of Ife National Honour: Conferred with Com mander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR), 1983; Justice of the Peace (JP); Foreign Honour: Recipient of Gold Medal as the Key to the Cuban Capital, Havana, 1988; Honorary Degrees: Conferred with Honorary Doctor of Civil Laws (Hons. D.CL), Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1987; Honorary Doctor of Letters (Hon. D.Ltt), Unviersity of Cross River State, Uyo, 1988; Hobbies: swim ming, squash, horse-riding; Official and Home Address: Aafin, Enuwa Square (Ooni's Palace), Ile-Ife, Oyo State.
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