Oyo Commissioner, Ojo loses 97-year-old Dad


Chief (Hon.) Josephus Adewole Ojo, the father of the Oyo State Commissioner for Trade, Investment, Industry and Cooperatives, Chief Ademola Ojo, is dead.

Pa Adewole Ojo’s passing was announced by the Commissioner in the early hours of Wednesday, August 9.

“With gratitude to God for a fulfilled life, we announce the peaceful transition of an exemplary legend, Chief Josephus Adewole Ojo.

“Late Chief Ojo, Gboonka of Igboora, Jagumolu of Igboora and Baa Agigi of Imala Kingdom, answered the Lord’s call in the early hours of Wednesday, August 9, 2023 at a celebrated age of 97 years.

“Daddy, a distinguished Oyo State legislator in the second republic was a beacon of love and community service and an epitome of humility and Godliness whose positive impact on the lives of countless people was priceless,” he said.

The late Ojo was born in Igbo-Ora, the headquarters of Ibarapa Central Local Government area of Oyo State.

He attended Baptist School, Igbo-Ora; Baptist School Ijaiye, Abeokuta; Baptist College, Ede; Baptist College, Iwo and University of Ibadan.

The late Pa Ojo served as School Inspector Western State; Tutor, Vice- Principal Teachers Training College, Otta and Company Administrator.

He was elected member of Oyo State House of Assembly, where he represented Ibarapa Constituency II on the platform of Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN).

The late Pa Ojo was until his death a respected community leader and illustrious father, who served God as well as humanity excellently.

He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Chief Oje Morakinyo, a former Commissioner in Oyo State and kinsman to the deceased has condole with the family over the death of late Pa Ojo.

“Please accept my condolences on the departure,early this morning, of your illustrious dear father, Josephus Adewole Ojo. Your Father served God..Your Father served humanity.

“He had stamped his feet on the sands of life and history. May his kind and gentle soul get accepted in God’s bosom.

“May God still prolong the life of your dear mother who has been my acquaintance since 1962. May you all live long,” he said.


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