Monday, May 30, 2011

PROFILE: CHIEF DR R.A ADEDOYIN (MAYE OF IFE)


A distinguished educationist and notable business mogul, Chief, (Dr.) Ramon Adegoke Adedoyin could best be described as a role model worthy of being emulated by many Nigerians.

Chief (Dr.) R.A Adedoyin could also be described as one of the foremost educationists in Nigeria whose singular effort has contributed immensely in providing Nigerians especially the youths with solid education which is indispensable for social and economic empowerment.

As an educationalist, he is a great moulder and builder of worthy characters thereby contributing tremendously to the transformation of the society. He radiates the ideals of morality, decency, decorum, God-fearingness, probity, accountability, hardworking and inspiration to management.

He is also a man of creative ingenuity, great vision, managerial acumen, indefatigable spirit, irrepressible courage whose astute business initiatives have made him a success in every sphere of his life.

He learnt the virtues of humility and respect for humanity in his early life at Maha-Had Islamic foundation, Isale Alfa, Ibadan in 1960.

His formal education however started in Ansar-Islam Primary School in Ile-Ife (1961-1969). He attended Oduduwa College Ile-Ife (1970-1974), and Muslim Grammar School, Odinjo, Ibadan (1975-1976). Also he gained admission to the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife (GREAT IFE) and he graduated in 1983 with an honours degree in Mathematics Education.

Dr. Adedoyin also has Masters and Doctorate Degrees in Mathematics and Education from All Saint University of America, New York, United States of America.

His great love for education prompted him to establish the Universal Tutorial College, Ile-Ife as soon as he left the University in the 1980's when all his mates were running after white collars jobs in the corridors of powers.

The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife (formerly Universal College of Technology) is today described as one of the fastest growing Tertiary Institutions in the country (Nigeria) offering courses in Accountancy, Business Administration, Computer Science, Electrical/Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mass Communication, Statistics and Catering and Hotel Management both at the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma levels.

A lover of fun and tourism, Dr Adedoyin ventured into the hospitality business when he established the 5-star Hilton hotels, Ile-Ife which today is regarded as one of the best hotels in Osun State (Nigeria).The hotel which is located in the Parakin lay out of Ile- Ife has played host to many great Nigerians who have had course to visit the cradle of the Yorubas.

In the field of community development, Chief Adedoyin has made monumental contributions to the development of Ile- Ife community in particular and the society in general. He is a great philanthropist who has been giving scholarship and awards to outstanding students especially those from indigent background.

He has made appreciable donations to charity services; he has contributed a lot to the upliftment of the dignity of life and moral values. He is a great defender of humanity, a vanguard of peace, order, justice and equity.

It was in recognition of his gallantly that he was conferred with the chieftaincy titles of Balogun of Parakin Eleyele Community, Ile-Ife and Maye of Ife by His Imperial Majesty, Oba Okunade Sijuade, the Ooni of Ife.

In recognition of his outstanding and tremendous contributions to community development and the Nigerian project, he was also honoured by the Ife Central Local Government through the naming of the popular NITEL road to be known as Dr. Ramon Adedoyin way. The Ife Development Board also bestowed on him ‘The Best Ife Son’ Award during a recent Ife Day celebrations.

To his collosal tracks are chains of businesses and investments in Ile-Ife, Lagos, Abuja and the United States of America. Some of these include:

Our Saviours Institute of America Inc. New York, Our Saviours Tours and Visitors Company of America Inc., The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Hilton Hotels, Ile-Ife, Ray Power Guards (Security Outfit) Lagos and Abuja and of course the singular brain behind the establishment of Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu Ife NLG, Osun State, Nigeria.

Chief (Dr.) R.A Adedoyin is a complete detribalised Nigeria, a paragon of Pan- Nigerians which is evident in his recruitment of workers in his various establishments.

In his home life, Dr Adedoyin is no less a success. He is happily married to a devoted wife; Chief (Mrs.) Iyabo Adedoyin and they are both blessed with wonderful children.

At his leisure, he plays Table-Tennis, discusses Politics and loves dancing.


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