Ex-president of Ogbomoso Parapo, Mogaji Adisa Adeleye dies at 88

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Yinka ADETUNJI
Another prominent figure in Ogbomoso is dead. He is Mogaji Adisa Adediran Adeleye. He died yesterday, January 17, in Lagos at the age of 88 due to age-related sicknesses.
This was disclosed to ogbomosoinsightomline.com by Hon Chief Michael Abioye,, a former secretary of Egbe Omo Ogbomoso Parapo Agbaaye.
Mogaji Adisa Adeleye was the immediate past president of Egbe Omo Ogbomoso Parapo Agbaaye; he was president between 2007 and 2014.
He was also the publisher of Ogbomoso bi-linqual magazine, Irawo Owuro, which publication started in 1986. For many years he a columnist in a national daily.
Mogaji Adeleye’s tenure as president of Egbe Omo Ogbomoso Parapo Agbaaye witnessed tremendous progress and development. The secretariat of the association at Apaake was built during his tenure and it was during his presidency that the name of the body was changed to Egbe Omo Ogbomoso Parapo Agbaaye. He also completed the process for the registration of the socio-cultural organization, caused the constitution of the association to be reviewed, undertook the electrification project of Ogbomoso Girls High School among others.
Born on April 4, 1934, at Baale Moya Compound, Masifa, Ogbomoso, he attended St. Luke’s Primary School and Baptist Day School, both in Jos. Between 1953 and 1958, he was at Eko Boys High School in Lagos after which he travelled abroad to attend University of London where he obtained B.Sc. Degree in Economics and Diploma in Journalism.
In London he worked with the UAC as well as with the British Civil Service. He later relocated to Nigeria where he first worked with the Daily Times newspaper rising to become the Commercial Editor/Lead Writer.
In 1967, he secured employment with Shell Nigeria Ltd. as Head of Economics and Trade Relations. He had a robust experience at the company, serving at various times as Ag. Area Manager in several regions. He retired as Trade Relations Manager in 1989.
Mogaji Adisa Adeleye was passionate about Ogbomoso. He was a member of Ogbomoso Pivotal Club, Lagos, a prominent service/social club, which he served as president between 1999 and 2001.
He was a stabilizing factor in the community and would be remembered as one of the Ogbomoso city fathers.
May his soul rest in peace.

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