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First Indigenes to Achieve Significant Success





M. O . Dada, O.B. E. 1919 The First ordained Minister of Religion.
He entered the ministry in 1919 and was the first and only African Chairman of the Western Nigeria District of the Methodist Church, Nigeria
Chief T. T.Solaru M.A., B. D., Dip ED (London) 1942 The First graduate of a University.
He passed B. D. (Hon.) London in 1942
Chief J. O. Ajibola 1952 The First Barrister at law.
He was called to the Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) London in 1952
Brigadier Babafemi Ogundipe 1951 The First Commissioned Army Officer.
He joined the Nigerian Army in 1943. He became the Chief of Staff Supreme Headquarters in January 1966 and the High Commissioner for the United Kingdom in August 1966 till 1970
Dr S. D. Onabamiro, B Sc., Ph. D. 1951 The First to obtain a doctorate degree. He discovered the cause of the Guinea Worm disease, the cyclops was named after him, Tropocyclops Onabamiroid. He discovered two other cyclops which were named after his friend, Dr Mellamby, and the other after our home town Ago-Iwoye. Also the brain behind the “Free Education Idea” introduced by Late Obafemi Awolowo.Copepods Identified & Characterised By Dr. Sanya Onabamiro

  1. Tropocyclops onabamiroi Lindberg, 1950
  2. Halicyclops korodiensis Onabamiro, 1952
  3. Tropocyclops mellanbyi Onabamiro, 1952
  4. Tropocyclops wellanbyi Onabamiro, 1952
  5. Tropocyclops confinisawiensis Onabamiro1957,
  6. Tropocyclops prasinuss hagamiensis Onabamiro, 1957
  7. Thermocyclop siwoyensis Onabamiro, 1952
Dr Oluyinka Ogundipe 1961 The First Medical Practitioner. He passed M. R. C. S., and L. R. C. P.
Mrs Esther Adeola Odumosu (nee Ajibola) 1926 The First lady certificated teacher
She passed 3rd Class Teachers Certificate Examination in 1926 and 2nd Class in 1928
Mr S. B. Adenugba The First England Trained Tailor
He obtained Diploma in Cutting and Tailoring in two Technical Colleges in London and Masters College Designers Diploma for Ladies and Gents’ Cutting, USA.
Mr Banjoko Paul, Pharm B. The First Pharmacist
Chief Mrs A. O. Solaru (nee Sonaike) 1950 The First to obtain S. C. M. in London
Mr Adeyemi Adefeso 1957 The First Catering Officer.
He obtained Diploma in Hotel and Catering Craft (London).
Mr Kola Onalaja. A.C.I.I. The First to qualify in Insurance
Mrs Emiola Olugbekan (nee Odumosu). B. A. (London) 1960 The First lady graduate.
Principled U.M.C. Ibadan
Mr I A Onalaja, LL. B. (London) 1962 The First Magistrate. Was appointed Magistrate in 1962
Mr A O Ogundipe B.Sc. The First Deputy Permanent Secretary; Federal Ministry of Health Lagos.
Mr Olusegun Ogundipe M A., F L A. The First to hold a degree in Librarianship
Mrs Dolapo Akinsanya,(nee Onabamiro) LL.B.(Hon. Manchester) 1966 The First lady lawyer. Called to the Bar in Nigeria
Mr Ladipo Ajibola HND(Budg) HNC (STRUCTS) GRADE I, STRUCT. E. The First to qualify as a Building Architect
Mr J. Oluwole Ogundipe, B Sc The First to graduate in Electrical Engineering.
Mr Z. A. OnalajaA.A.C.C.A., A.C.I.S. The First to qualify as a certified accountant and Chartered Secretary.
Miss Omolara Ogundipe, B. A. (Hon) London 1963 The First to obtain 1st Class Honours in English Language in London.
Late Mrs F A Ogundipe The First Healthcare Professional woman to establish a Health Centre in Mamu, Ogun State.

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  1. Am just so very proud of your guys. It’s a job well done. Going through the milestones, I understood first hand why an average Ago-Iwoyean wants to be the first. Am well on my way to become the first PhD in Project Management Engineering in Nigeria too (however, are those firsts in Ago-Iwoye per-se or Nigeria as a whole?).

    I hope to continue to network you guys when I start my research thesis (“Systems Approach to Implementing and Sustaining Successful SocioEconomic Development Projects in Ago Iwoye, Ogun State – Nigeria : Prospects, Challenges and Panaceas”) next year. My research goal is to create a socio-economic model for AgoIwoye, secure development funding to fund development projects in AgoIwoye and turn Ago-Iwoye into a mega city to be emulated by the rest of the country.

    I am from the Odosinusi quarter in Ago-Iwoye. I am also popularily known as LORD EFFECT! Keep the flag flying and am always proud to be an AgoIwoyean.

  2. To God be the glory. That Ago-Iwoye can raise up her head and proudly claim to belong to the ICT age is due to your patriotism and your resourcefulness.

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you for ever.

  3. I am proud to be a son of the soil of Ago-Iwoye

  4. Together we can make Ago-Iwoye a better place

  5. Wishing our highness long life and prosperity

  6. Great Site, Ijebu Reee

  7. Nice to see this one come to reality

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