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#MonarchMonday: The 38th Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Emmanuel Adegboyega Adeyemo

the Olubadan of Ibadan

The 38th Olubadan of Ibadanland, Oba Emmanuel Adegboyega Adeyemo Operinde 1 was born on January 1st, 1905 and passed on April 8th, 1999. His reign started in 1994 up till 1999 before he passed on. He was popularly known as Alayeluwa Oba Emmanuel, Operinde 1 before his glorious exit.  Alayeluwa Oba Emmanuel Adegboyega Adeyemo was coronated on January 14th, 1994 precisely.

Before, Oba Emmanuel Adegboyega Adeyemo became the Olubadan of Ibadanland he gave immense yieldedness to matters regarding the state and was one of the leading leaders of change.

Early life of Oba Adegboyega Emmanuel Adeyemo

Oba Adegboyega Adeyemo started his early life in school. He attended Saint Cyprian school in Portharcourt, Rivers State and also went to Methodist Central School, Lagos. He got his first and second class pupil teachers certificate and became a teacher in Enugu until 1930. He then joined the government civil service as a clerk in Prison headquarters in Enugu. Oba Emmanuel Adegboyega Adeyemo became a first class clerk in 1940 after working in ther Central departments at the governmental level.

Achievements of the 38th Olubadan of Ibadanland

Oba Emmanuel Adegboyega Adeyemo joined the British army as the training officer of the newly recruiter army clerks in Kaduna during World War II. His active participation and commitment got him promoted to the Communication Liaison Officer of the Army in Kaduna.

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Before Oba Emmanuel Adegboyega Adeyemo retired he served in East Africa, Burma, India, Somalia and Malta from 1940-1945 during the period of World War II. He was demolized in 1946 as a staff sergeant. In 1947, he became the treasurer to the Ibadan Native Authority. Oba’s was fully involved in activities and in 1956 he became the president of Ibadan Customary Court, Oke Aare until 1960 after the independence when he withdrew.

Not long after the declaration of the state of emergency in Western Region of Nigeria by Tafewa Balewa, Oba Emmanuel Adegboyega Adeyemo was made the Western Region of Nigeria commissioner for local government affairs. Shorty after then, Oba fully retired from public service and got into a real estate business privately owned by him.

The reign of Oba can be duly accounted for peace, liberty and freedom. Amongst these were the surge of abundance, construction of buildings and other reputable assets for the state. Up until the time he died, he rendered active participation and ensured that his legacy lived on even until now. He was succeeded by Oba Yunusa Ogundipe Arapasowu 1.


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