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Oh No! Second Republic Politician, Olaniyan Is Dead

The deceased was a Commissioner for Local Government within the defunct Victor Olunloyo’s administration, and proprietor of Victory Group of Schools in Lagos State.

Chief Christian Ipoola Olaniyan, a Second Republic politician and eminent educationist, has died, The Nation stories.

He was 92.

The deceased was a Commissioner for Local Government within the defunct Victor Olunloyo’s administration, and proprietor of Victory Group of Schools in Lagos State.

A product of Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra-Leone, and Trinity College, University of Dublin, United Kingdom, he served because the principal of Christ Apostolic Grammar School, Ibadan and Oriwu College, Ikorodu, earlier than Victory Grammar School, Ikeja, Victory Home School, Ojota and Victory Home School, Ode-Omu, Osun State.

His former college students embrace Prof. John Abioye, Chief Abiola Morakinyo, Osuolale Oyefiran, an architect, Prof. Abraham Oyedeji, Prof. Keye Akinbami, Chief Timothy Adesiyan, and Hakeem Dickson, former chairman of Surulere Council in Lagos.

Olaniyan was drafted into politics in 1959 by native {party} leaders of Ode-Omu, together with Pa Dawodu Makanjuola, Pa Ezekiel Adelowo and different grassroots politicians, who agitated that the realm must be represented by an informed individual.

Despite shedding his regional parliamentary bid, the foray opened his eyes to the crucial of politics as a veritable vocation for serving the locality.

Although he was appointed commissioner in 1983, Olaniyan give up politics in 1984 to face his instructional pursuits, following the navy intervention in politics.

His daughter, Mrs. Titi Adenekan, informed reporters in Lagos the kids have resolved to guard his legacies as an educator, administrator, politician, Scout patron and group chief.

She mentioned: “Victory High School has turned out 332,000 students till date. Other seven schools are not resting on their oars, but continue to turnout successful candidates as well.”

Adenekan additionally praised Olaniyan’s philanthropist actions, recalling that ‘he never stopped awarding scholarship in Egbedore District of Osun State’. She mentioned most of the beneficiaries turned professors, medical medical doctors, attorneys, architects and different professionals, who now represent a formidable affiliation often known as ‘Olaniyan Scholars’.

The deceased was the Atunluse of Ode-Omu, Bobajiro of Ikeja, Baagbimo of Onigbagbo/Opebi, and Justice of Peace (JP).

His son, Biola Olaniyan, mentioned his father had a succession plan, including that plans are additionally underway to immortalise him for his service to humanity.

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