Profile of New Olomu of Omu-Aran…as coronation holds today

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Oba Abdulraheem Adeoti




The new Olomu of Omu-Aran, Oba Abdulraheem Oladele Adeoti, born September 22, 1956, is of Ijoko Compound of the Olomu-Efon Ruling House, Omu Aran. His father was Prince Yusuf Amuda Adeoti Awoyinka.

The growing up years of the new Olomu was in Omu Aran when it was largely an agrarian community. His primary education was at Saint Paul’s Anglican School Omu-Aran. In 1966, he was admitted into the prestigious Government Secondary School, Ilorin as he passed the Northern Nigeria Common Entrance Examination with flying colours.

In his quest for education at the tertiary level, he sought admission into Kaduna Polytechnic and was admitted to study Urban and Regional Planning. He today holds Higher National Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning. He has since capped it with a Master Degree in Environmental Management.

He started his working career at the Kwara State Housing Corporation. He also worked with Kwara State Ministry of Works, Lands and Survey. He was at he Ministry of Lands and Housing before he was finally moved to the Kwara State Town Planning and Development Authority.

He served the state meritoriously, rising through the rank of managerial positions to become the Executive Secretary and Chief Executive of the agency. He was at different times Head of Department of Schemes and Urban Renewal, Development Control. He held the position of Executive Secretary of the agency for two terms before he withdrew his service voluntarily May 2018.

Oba Adeoti is renowned for community service, he was always at his best when putting his professional expertise to use for the community. In his interaction with people around him, he has be known to be someone who cherishes honesty, trustworthiness and devotion to duty. He is equally hardworking and forthright.

At Omu-Aran, his service to the community started in 1986 when he produced a sketch of Omu-Aran for House Numbering Scheme. He served severally as member of Planning Committee in the years 1986 to 1988, 1992 to 1994, 1998 to 2000, 2008 to 2010 and 2016 till his selection and appointment as the new Olomu, and subsequent ascension to the throne of his forebears. He was the Assistant Secretary General of Omu-Aran Development Association from 2004 to 2006.

As a registered professional town planner and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners, and who had the grace of being the chief executive of the state physical development control agency, he mentored a good number of young professionals who are today doing well. He was the immediate past Chairman of the Kwara State Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Town Planners and a member of the National Council of the institute.

On the social radar, Oba Adeoti measured up to expectations. He has been the President of Omu-Aran Unik Klob since 2012; a position he may have to relinquish upon his ascension.

He is happily married and blessed with children and grand children.

The coronation of the new Olomu of Omu-Aran held today Saturday,  22nd of September, 2018 at Omu-Aran in Irepodun local government area of Kwara State as everything is set to organise a befitting, historic and epoch making coronation ceremony beginning at 10:am. Let’s all be there to grace the memorable occasion.

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