2014 Ekiti State Merit Awardees

September 30, 2014

POST HUMOUS

1.        Late Prof. J. Ade Ajayi

(A world – Class Professor of History)

 

2.        Late Prof. Adegoke Olubummo

(The First Nigerian Professor of Mathematics)

 

3.        Late Chief Ezekiel Bejide Bankole

(The First Nigerian University Librarian)

 

4.        Chief Elemure Ogunyemi

(An Exponent of Ekiti Kete Native Music)

 

 

ACADEMIC & RESEARCH

5.        Prof. Philomena Ikulayo

(A foremost Educationist and an Icon of Sports Administration)

 

6.        Prof. Wuraola Shokunbi

(Erudite Scholar & Consultant Haematologist)

 

7.        Dr Hallowed Oluwadara Olaoluwa

(Africa’s Youngest PhD (Maths) and Nigeria’s Youngest PhD Holder)

 

CULTURE& TRADITION

 

8.        Dr Akintunde Ayeni

(A Foremost Trado – Medical Practitioner and businessman with a heart of philanthropy)

 

PROFESSIONALS

 

9.        Arch. Olajumoke Adenowo

(A foremost Female Architect and an Inspiring Public Speaker)

 

10.      Chief Elizabeth O. Adegite

(Former President of ICAN championing the cause and roles of women Accountants)

 

11       Alhaji (Engr.) Ismaila Olowolafe Dayisi

(A thorough-bred professional and an Ekiti patriot)

 

 

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

 

12       Yinka Ayefele

(A Juju Musician, Gospel Singer, Turning Disability to Ability)

 

PHILANTHROPY

 

13       Mr Abiodun Arokodare

(A Successful Accountant and a Philanthropist)

 

 

INDUSTRY/COMMERCE/TRADE & ENTERPRNEUR

 

14       Moses Ojo Owolabi

(A popular physically – Challenged and consistent Newspaper Vendor in Ekiti-State)

 

15       Mrs Emily Olaboye

(An accomplished mat – weaver popularizing Ekiti – State)

 

16       Dr. Tope Aroge

(A physician-turned Agro-Allied Entrepreneur)

17       Chief (Sir) Clement Adeola Ayoola

(A cooperative Guru and Respected Community Leader)

 

YOUTH AND SPORTS DEVELOPMENT

 

18       Mr. Temitope Christopher Tedela

(Winner of Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Award, 2014 using Entertainment to reach out to the younger generation)

19.      Miss Tosin Oribamise

(Africa’s number one Junior Circuit Table Tennis)

 

GOVERNANCE & SERVICE TO HUMANITY

20       High Chief J.E. Babatola

(A man of many parts: Former Minister, A patriot and an incorruptible Leader)

 

21       Alhaji Elyass Olaseni

(A Muslim and community Leader and an Apostle of Religious Tolerance)

 

22       Chief Femi Oyebanjo

(Advocate of Progressive Politics and Community Development Enthusiast)

 

23       Chief Ibidapo Awojolu

(A retired Federal Officer, A Respected Leader, and a Patriot)

 

SPECIAL AWARDS FOR THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

(i)           Best Teacher in Nigeria 2013 (Mr Jude Micheal Osagwu).

(ii)          Best Performing School in the State (College of Education Demonstration College, Ikere-Ekiti)

(iii)         Most Effective Student at external competitions (Master Oluwaseun Makinde)

(iv)         Second Best Primary School Teacher in Nigeria 2013 (Mrs E.B Esan)

(v)          Second Best Primary School in Nigeria 2013 (St. Andrew’s Primary School, Oke-Ila, Ado-Ekiti).

Three (3) Ekiti Indigenes who participated in the U – 17 Footballers of the All Africans Youth Games in Botswana and brought home Gold Medal to the country

(i)            AYOSUNKANMI OSHO

(ii)           LEKAN AKINOLA

(iii)          TAIWO ADEBISI

 

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