Nigeria

Foremost Ibadan elder, Theophilus Akinyele is dead

A foremost Ibadan elder, Chief Theophilus Adeleke Akinyele is dead.

Akinyele, until his death was one of the prominent sons of Ibadan land, he died at the age of 88.

He was the Bobajiro of Ibadan

He died in Lagos on Monday at 88.

Akinyele was born on February 29, 1932, in Ibadan.

He was the Permanent Secretary in the Ministries of Agriculture and Finance of the old Western State of Nigeria, Registrar and Secretary to the Council of the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Ile-Ife Nigeria and Secretary to the Military Government, Oyo.

He rose to the position of Head of the Civil Service of Oyo State and also served as Director of Budget and Special Adviser on Budget Affairs to President Shehu Shagari from 1979-1983.

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