Curfew declared in Odomola-Epe as Oba Odukoya of Odomola dies
One of Lagos’s prominent ruler in Eredo Local development Area, the Omola of Odomola, Alaiyeluwa Oba, Sikiru Taiwo Adewale Odukoya has joined his ancestors at the age of 68, Source told the Rezponder.
The source further said anyone going to Ajah should kindly avoid Epe road as the community has announced that there will curfew around Odomola-Epe road from this evening Wednesday 22nd February till Sunday in line with Yoruba culture on the demise of an Oba.
He hinted the Rezponder that nobody will be allowed to go out of his house and all doors and windows will remain shut for the period.
Alaiyeluwa Oba, Sikiru Taiwo Adewale Odukoya was born in Ilese – Ijebu on the 19th day of March 1939 to Prince (Hadji) Ismaila Olubowale Shekoni Odukoya of Shalo Ruling House, Odomola Fidipote Ruling House Ijebu-ode and Princess (Hadja) K.W.A. Odukoya of Kapo Ruling House, Ilese.
He started his academic career in Oke-Ijasi Preparatory School, Ijebu-Ode where he acquired the Nursery education and continued the Primary School education in Ansar-Ud-Deen Primary School, Ijebu-Ode where he finished Standard Six in 1953. He got admitted into Ijebu Muslim College, Ijebu-Ode January 1954 and wrote the WAEC/Senior Cambridge University Examination in 1958.
He worked in 1959 in the then Western Region of Nigeria Judiciary from where he won the Federal Government Sponsorship to read Science and Mathematics at the Federal Emergency Science School, Onikan, Lagos and finished in 1962. He worked for a while with Esso Nigeria Limited, (now Oando Pic) and won the Federal Government Scholarship to read Engineering in Europe in 1962.
He was still in the Language School in Poland when he decided to transfer to Western Germany and got admitted into West Berlin Technical University (one of the best in the World) at the beginning of the Winter Semester in October 1963. This was after he had finished the required German language course and Pre-University Practical Engineering course. He also passed the language test set by the University.
While in Germany he had the opportunity to work with many industries prominent among which were:
1. Grun & Bilfiger A.G. -Freiburg I. B.R. – Bauuntemehmung.
2. Dellschau Stahlbau G.m.b.h. – Berlin – Tempelhof.
3. Siemens A.G. – Berlin.
He was a famous avowed student Union activist, a Counsellor and a human Right defender. He was a part-time film actor with some studios in West Berlin. He came back to Nigeria in October 1972, and started work with Agip Nigeria limited, an Italian Oil Company in 1973.
While working with Agip, he went through many management development courses, and he resigned in 1983 to incorporate his own company, STA Techno Company Ltd. Established to handle the sale of Gas and other Petroleum Products and do Engineering works including contracts and other businesses. He also partnered his uncle to establish the Shekoni Farms Ltd. based In Odomola, Lagos state.
As a young boy, he was interested in the activities of the Boys Scouts of his youthful era. As an elder, he partakes in the community development activities of his peers. He is very generous and he is always prepared to help the needy.