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Otunba (Dr.) S.A.J. Ibikunle, BDS, FDSRCS, FMCDS, FWACS; Dental Surgeon

Otunba SAJ Ibikunle 90th Birthday Anniversary Starts May 24

Otunba (Dr.) S.A.J. Ibikunle and one of his grand-children at a recent event in Ilaro-Yewa.

ILARO-YEWA – The activities marking the 90th Birthday Anniversary of Otunba (Dr.) S.A.J. Ibikunle, BDS, FDSRCS, FMCDS, FWACS; Dental Surgeon; the Otunba of Ilaro, Asiwaju Onigbagbo of Ilaro, Diocesan Father of Yewa Anglican Communion and Osi Asiwaju Onigbagbo of Ogun State starts by 10.30am on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 with a Cultural Show at the Auditorium, Yewa Frontier Hotel, Ilaro-Ibese Road, Ilaro, Ogun State.

Also, a Public Lecture, titled: The Role of the Family in Stabilising Society and Individuals for Effective Human Development” by Prof. Stephen Afolami continues same day at Yewa Frontier Hotel, Ilaro-Ibese Road, Ilaro-Yewa by 12.30pm.

The celebration continues on Friday, May 27, 2022 with a Jumat Prayer at the Ilaro Central Mosque by 2.30pm.

Thanksgiving Service comes up on Saturday, May 28, 2022 at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Ona-Nla Quarters, Ilaro-Yewa while reception follows immediately at Yewa Frontier Hotel, Ilaro-Ibese Road, Ilaro-Yewa, Ogun State.

Otunba (Dr.) S.A.J. Ibikunle, BDS, FDSRCS, FMCDS, FWACS; Dental Surgeon was born on May 24, 1935 at Ilaro, Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State.

He started his educational pursuit at the Christ Church School, Ilaro, Ogun State, (1939-47); then Igbobi College. Lagos (1948-52); Woolwich Polytechnic (now University of Greenwich) London, England (1957-58); Royal College of Surgeons of England (1967-68); University of Pittsburgh, USA (1978);

He was Government Dental Surgeon Grade II/Principal Dental Surgeon, defunct Western Nigeria (1963-71); Registrar, Bristol Dental Hospital, England (1967-68); Registrar, Oral Surgery Department, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh. Scotland and the Maxillo Facial and Plastic Surgery Unit, Bangoar General Hospital, Scotland (1968-69); Consultant, Oral Surgeon, defunct Western Nigeria (1971-74);

He was a member, State Executive Committee of the Nigerian Medical Association; Western State (1971-76); Board, Faculty of Dental Surgery. Nigerian Post-Graduate Medical College (1971-76); Examiner, School of Dental Science, College of Medicine, University of Lagos (1971-76); Associate Lecturer, College of Medicine, University of Lagos (1971-86); Senior Consultant, Oral Surgeon, defunct Western Nigeria (1974-76) and Chief Dental Surgeon, Ogun State (1976- 78).

Otunba (Dr.) S.A.J. Ibikunle, was the Chairman, Ogun State Sports Council (1976-79); Medical Adviser, Egba-Egbado Anglican Diocese (1977-90); Chief Consultant (Dentistry), Ogun State (1978-89); Honorary Consultant, Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos (1979-86); Examiner, Final Fellowship Examinations of the Nigerian Postgraduate Medical College (1980-84); Consultant, International Denial Federation Commission of Oral Health, Research and Education (1980-84); Chairman, Ogun State Health Education Committee (1980-84) and President, Nigeria Dental Association (1981-82 &1982-83).

He was also Guest Lecturer, World Congress of the Federation Dentaivc Internationale Helsinki, Finland (1984): Member, Board of Trustees, Neuro-psychiatric Hospital Endowment

Otunba (Dr.) S.A.J. Ibikunle with Otunba AbuSatar Idowu Hamed at the installation of the later in Ilaro-Yewa.

Fund, Aro-Abeokuta, since 1984; Chairman, Ogun State Sports Council (1984-86); Head, Abeokuta Health Zone, Abeokuta (1984-89): Member, World Health Organisation Expert Advisory Panel on Oral Health (1984-93); National Delphic Council Nigeria, since 1995; Ogun State. Community Mental Health Society: Nigerian Dental Association: Nigerian Medical Association; President, Rotary Club of Abeokuta (1989-90); Medical Adviser, Yewa Anglican Diocese, Ogun State, since 1990: Chairman, Tai Solarin College of Education Governing Council, Ijebu-Ode since. 1991 and Governor, World Leisure and Recreation Association, since 1991;

Otunba (Dr.) Ibikunle was Director, Ilaro Community Bank, Ilaro. Ogun State (1992-95): Chairman, Board of Trustees Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital Endowment Fund. Aro-Abeokuta. Ogun State, since 1995; Chairman, Ogun Slate Polytechnic Governing Council Abeokuta, Ogun State (1996-98); Secretary, Ogun State Community Mental Health Society; Western Nigerian Scholar (1956-63); Commonwealth Scholar (1967-70); Cathedral Church of St. Peter Ake, Abeokuta, Merit Award for Service to the Church (1998); Igbobi College Old boys Association Merit Award for Service to Igbobi College (2000); Secretary, Musical Society of Ogun State; Yewa Think Tank:

He was also the Secretary, National Republican Convention (NRC): United Nigeria Congress Party and Alliance for Democracy.

Otunba (Dr.) S.A.J. Ibikunle’s hobbies include community work, gardening; sports, music, etc. He is married and blessed with successful children and grand-children.

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