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Meet The BIG Men Of ABEOKUTA Club

Every social club has big men who are members of their club. They are either Patrons, Vice-Patrons, Trustees, Past Presidents, Live Presidents, Live Vice-President, Exco Members. They are accomplished men. Some are professionals. Some are corporate players. Some are successful businessmen. Some are elder statesmen.

Abeokuta Club is not left out in this regard. It has good quality members who are prominent men in society. Some are former heads of state, Governors, and Royal Fathers.

A few days back, Abeokuta Club celebrated its 50th Anniversary. It went on for 9 days. It started on Thursday 21st July 2022 with a visit to Royal fathers. And on Monday 25th July 2022 a Press Conference was held at the Olatunde Abudu Meeting Room. On Sunday 31st July 2022, there was a Church Service at the St. Peters Church, Ake. On Monday 1st August 2022, there was a visit to Children Homes & Lepers Colony, and on Tuesday 2nd August 2022 there was the Golden Jubilee Anniversary Lecture. On Wednesday 3rd August 2022, there was the Tree Planting on Club premises and Inter Club Games/Competition  Football Match (Final).

On Thursday 4th August 2022, there was Medical Outreach to Communities in Egbaland. And on Friday 5th August, there was a Jumat Service at Egba Central Mosque, Kobiti. There was also the commissioning of Projects & Awards Ceremony, and there was also a Night of Indigenous Egba Music.

Saturday 6th August 2022 was the Grand Finale which saw the Luncheon Fund Raising & induction ceremony for newly admitted members and on Saturday 13th August was a Golf Competition.  Tee-Off was 7am to 10am at the Abeokuta Golf Club.

Who are these big men who make Abeokuta Club tick? Let us start with the Exco Members. The 13 man exco is made up of the President, Engr. (Chief) Tokunbo Odebunmi; 1st Vice President, Dr. Adewale Adeola, 2nd Vice President, Alhaji N.B Oyedele; Hon. General Secretary, Chief Sesan Olukoro; 1st General Secretary, Eng. Ademola Agboola, 2nd General Secretary, Chief Olusola Otesile; Treasurer, Alhaji Jubril Ajose (FCA); Legal Adviser, Barr. Akinremi Fabunmi; Welfare Committee, Alhaji Kamarudeen Adedo; Publicity Committee, Chief Ayodele Koleade and Social Committee, Alhaji Samusideen Adenekan.



Management Committee-Dr. Soji Vaughan, Membership Committee-Chief Sofela Sowemimo, Development Committee-Engr. Mutiu Odesanya, FNSE, Sports & Games Committee-Elder Jonathan Adebola Adeneye, Youth Development Committee-Chief Sina Luwoye, Welfare Committee-Alhaji Kamarudeen Adedo, Publicity Committee-Chief Ayodele Koleade, Social Committee-Alhaji Samusideen Adenekan, Health Service Committee-Dr. Nofiu Aigoro, Finance Committee-Alhaji Jubril Ajose, FCA, Investments Committee-Sir (Prince) Niyi Olatidoye, Covid-19 Protocols Committee-Engr. Ademola Agboola, FNE, ICT Committee-Engr. Femi Williams.



HE Navy Capt. Rasheed Raji (rtd), Asiwaju Maxwell Ayinla, Chief Niyi Adegbenro, Chief Ogo-Oluwa Bankole, Alhaji Muyideen 'Wola Salau, Alhaji Ambali Ishola and Engr.Ola Sobande.



The Club has 4 Royal Fathers as Patrons and the Alake is the Grand Patron. Tthey are Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo, CFR, Okukenu IV, The Alake & Paramount Ruler of Egbaland - Grand Patron(M/No. 469), Oba (Dr.) AdedapoTejuoso, CON, OsileofOke-Ona Egba-Patron (M/No.084),  Oba (Dr) Sabur Babajide Bakre, Agura of Gbagura - Patron(M/No. 723), Oba (Prof.) Saka Adelola Matemilola - Patron (M/No. 935), Oba Olufemi Omolade, Olubara of Ibara -Patron, Brig. Gen. Oluwole Rotimi (Rtd), CON -Vice Patron, Chief Olusegun Osoba, Former Governor of Ogun State - Former Governor(M/No.401), Senator Ibikunle Amosun. CON, FCA, Ogun Central Senator & Former Governor(M/No.781)



Chief Olatunde Abudu, CFR (Mayegun of Egbaland) - Chairman, Board of Trustees, Life President, & Club Chairman (1985-1988) (M/No. 030), Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, Former President of Nigeria - Trustee & Vice-Patron(MlNo. 094), Prince Bola Ajibola, SAN, CFR - Trustee & Life Vice- Patron(MlNo. 028), Chief Fatai Lawal -Trustee, Chairman (1997-2000) & Hon. General Secretary (1986-1988) (M/No. 163), Prof Afolabi Soyode, JP - Trustee, President (2011-2014) & Hon. General Secretary (1998-2010) (M/No. 171), Hon Justice G. Ademola Bakre, OON -Trustee & Life Vice - President (MINo.177)



 Hon Justice G. Ademola Bakre, OON -Life Vice-President (M/No. 177), Chief Doja Adewolu, MFR-Life Vice-President (MlNo. 218), Prof. Ope Adekunle, OON-Life Vice-President (M/No. 146)



Chief Olatunde Abudu, CFR (Mayegun of Egbaland) - Hon. General Secretary (1985-1988) (MlNo. 030) Chief Fatai Lawal-Hon. General Secretary (1986-1988) (MlNa. 163), Prof AfolabiSoyode,JP - Hon. General Secretary (1998-2010) (MlNo. 171). Chief Adeniyi Lasaki - President (2014-2018) & Hon. General Secretary (1998-2010) (MlNo. 348). Engr. Niyi Abiola, FNSE - Hon. General Secretary (2010-2013) (MlNo. 488), Alhaji N.B. Oyedele - Hon. General Secretary (2013-2018) (MlNo. 517),  Engr. (Chief) Tokunbo Odebunmi, rnni, FNSE President (2018 - 2022) (M/No.480)

Chief Sesan Okutoro-Hon. General Secretary (2018-2022) (MlNo. 494).



Arc. AM. Soetan (MINo. 044), Hon. Justice Deinde Shoremi - Judiciary (MINo. 521), Olootu Ogooluwa

Bankole (MINo. 315), Dr. Ishola Abudu (MINo. 091), Chief Sarafa Tunji Ishola -Nigerian High Commissioner to UK (M/No. 530), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede - Former Vice-Chancellor & Registrar of J (MINo.815), Chief Adeniyi Adegbenro (MINo. 524), Hon. (Engr.) Lanre Edun (MINo. 499), Chief Reuben O. Sogaolu (MINo. 759), (10) Prince Olanrewaju Adebo (MINo. 211) Chief Sofela Idini Sowemimo (MINo. 655), (12) Rev. Tunde Lemo (MINo. 532), Dr. Funso Adebiyi (MINo. 069), (14) Engr. S.A Sulu (MlNo. 148), (15) Engr. S.O. Bosere Ogun (MINo. 198) Dr. Akin Majekodunmi (MIN o. 143), High ChiefL.A Shoyombo (MINo. 013), (18) Prof. Olatoye Ogunbode (MINo. 124), (19) ChiefR.AB. Adeyi (MINO. 154), Alhaji M.AA Adeniran (MINo. 274),  Alhaji M.W Salau (MINo. 545), (22) AlhajiS.O. Morin (MINo. 356), (23) Barr. AdebayoA Ayodele (MINo. 667), Engr. Ola Sobande (MlNo. 654), Prof. Akin Odebunmi (MlNo. 463), (26) Asiwaju Maxwell Ayinla (MINo. 525), (27) Dr. TayoApampa(MlNo. 306), (28) Engr. S.B. Akinsanya (MINo.449), Chief. AkanniAkinwale (MlNo. 299), Chief Moyo Oke (MlNo. 375), Alhaji Olayiwola Salami (MINo. 408), 32) Evangelist (Prof.) Ebenezer Obey-Fabiyi, MFR (MlNo. 87), HE, Capt. Rasheed A Raji (MlNo. 604), (34) Chief Abiola Popoola (MINo. 834), (35) Arc. Moshood Kusimo (M No. 529)



Chief L.a. Shoyombo, Prince Ajibola Bola (Cfr), Chief Abudu A. Olatunde (Ofr), Alhaji Onabiyi Sule, Chief Oluseyi Oyebolu, Chief Ayo Adegboyega, Dr. Adebiyi Olufunso, Dr. Adegbite Sanusi,  HRM Oba Tejuoso Adedapo, Chief Osolake Ayo,  Chief Fabiyi Ebenezer Obey, Dr. Abuduisola- Dr. Towobola A. A. O, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo (GCFR), Engr. Solotan J.A, (16) Chief Olaogun B.A, Alhaji Ola Lateef, Prof. Olatoye Ogunbode, Alhajiadegbitem.O, Alhaji (chief) Orunsolu A.K,  Alhaji Olaleyen.A, Olubode O.M, Dr. Majekodunmi Akin, Prof. Adekunle Ope, Engr. Sulu S.A, Dr. (Chief) Majekodunmi M.O, Engr. Akindeji, Chief Adeyi R.A.B, Chief Lawal Fatai O, Adeyemi P.a,  Prof. Soyode Afolabi, Justice Bakre Ademola, Dr. Yesufu. Akanbi, Soyemi O.A Chief, Chief (Engr.) Ogun S.O, Engr. M.O. Adegbite, Chief Ademefun A. Abayomi, Engr. Akin Olugbemi,  Prince Adebo Olarenwaju, Alhaji Adeyinkas.A, Chief Osunkeye Olusegun, Adebakin S.O, Dr. Adebayo A.A, Chief Adegbite Yemi, Chief Adeboyej.A, Dr. Adekola S.A, Dr. Adelekantunji, Engr. Adenekan A.O. Mr. Adenekan Tajudeen, Chief Adeniran M.A, Chief Adesina S.M, Chief Adewolu Doja, Adeyemi R.A, Prof. Akinbode Folu, Chief Akinbode Funso, Chief I. Akanni Akinwale, Mr. Amusan O., Dr. Apampa Tayo, Dr. Ashley Dejo, Prince Bakare Abiodun, Chief Bankole Abel Ogo Oluwa, Engr. Sokalu Coker, Chief Dosunmu Adegboyega, Mr. Kolude Bayo, Chief Labode Layi, Alhaji Sakiru T. Labode, Chief Lasaki Adeniyi, Dr. Majekodunmi Femi, Alhaji Morin S.O, Engr. Ogunleye S.O, Dr. Ogunsan F., Mr. Oke Bodun, Chief Moyo Oke, Sen. (Dr.) Okunrounmu A.O, Bale Olumide Wole, Chief Osoba Segun, Alhaji Salami Olayiwola, Chief Soboyede O.A, Mr. Sokunbi Ranti, Dr. Soleye Onaolapo, Mr. Soremekun O.A, Mr. Soremekuny.O, Chief Sowande Olubunmi, Chief Soyinka R.O, Alhaji Hassan B.A, Alhaji M.A.O. Yusuf, Chief Soyomi Adeniyi, Engr. Akinsanya S.B, Mr. Osayemi Lawrence Ayinde, Chief Fadairo Joru, Mr. Akiyode Olufemi, Arc. Majekodunmi Femi, Prof. Odebunmi A, Chief Babatunde B.A, Arc. Adetona Waheed, Dr. Soremekun O. Adedapo, HRM Adedotun Gbadebo, Engr. Odebunmi Babatunde O., Elder Alaran.F A.O., Engr. A.O. Abiola, Pince Olatidoye Niyi, Chief Shoyoye Abraham A., Chief Okutoro Sesan, Chief. S.A. Shokunbi, Prof. Olasunmbo Martins, Hon. Lanre Edun, Rev Dokunmu Babatunde, Prof Oguntona Babatunde, HRM Makinde F.O., Alhaji Oyedele N. B, Hon Justice Shoremi G.O, Chief Niyi Adegbenro, Alhaji Aliyu Tajudeen, Chief Isola Sarafa Tunji, Mr. Lemo Tunde, Barr Adebayo Olalekan, Hon Obadina Bamidele, Hon Obadina O Lumuyiwa, Chief Oyekunle Zachaeus A, Chief Sofela E. Adebola, Alhaji Salau M. Wola, Dr. Adeola Adewale, Engr. Adesina Adebisi, Alhaji Ajose Jubril, Prof George Dapo, Dr. Akinsola S. Adeyemi, Mr. Coker Ade, Alhaji Onifade Musibau Ayinde, Mr. Sogunle Anthony Kehinde, Mr. Oyewunmi Oyewole FCA, Chief Kenny Jacobs, Dr. Majekodunmi Yomi. O, Mr. Salawudeen Babalola B.M, Alhaji Popoola Jimoh, Chief Fola Onifade, Chief Sofenwa Kehinde Adisa, Engr. Sobandeola, Chief Sowemimo Sofela, Barr Adebayo Ayodele, Chief Ayodele Koleade, Hon Fatal Akinderu Moruf, Alhaji Ishola Ambali, Chief Sodipe Nurudeen O., Chief Fadare Tosin, Chief Gbadebo Wahab Ajani, Mr Osota Ranti, Chief Sokunbi Akeem (Kubis), Dr. Adegbite Dapo Iskilu, Alhaji Bello Babatunde, Engr Sholatan T. Adetunji Prince Abiodun Karunwi, Prof Oyekanmi Akeem, Engr. Agboola Ademola, Capt Shokunbi Kolawole, Dr. Akinlawon Kayode, Engr. Odesanya Mutiu, Mr. Odeyale Bayo, Alhaji Shuaib Salisu, Mr. Yisaadeolu, HRM Bakre Saburi Babajide, Mr.Adeneye Adebola, Otunba Wale Soyode, Barr Adewolu Leke, Hon Olabode Taofeek T., Dr. Baiyewu Abayomi M., Barr Oduntan Sunday O. Akintan Olatunji Najeem, Dr Abayomi Lanre, Mr. Otesile Lekan, Alhaji Adedo Kamaldeen, Chief Owolabi Israel A., Dr. Olowonyo Tunde, Engr. Obadina Kolawole, Chief Sogaolu Reuben O., Barr Ogunmodede Benjamin, Dr. Sotayo Olalekan, Engr. Bisiriyu Olanrewaju I., Chief Luwoye Shina O., Alhaji Adenekan Samsideen, Surv Coker Jibolu, Chief Sanni Adisa N., Mr. Oyelola Oluyinka, Chief Kufile Oluyinka, H.E. Sen. Ibikunle Amosun, Alhaji Adisa Jimoh, Hon Otesile Sola, Chief Rahman Babatunde.S., Engr. Shokunbi Michael A., Balogun Adeigbe Olusegun, Mr. Folarin Babatunde, Hon Collins Abayomi, Dr. Ogungbe Rotimi, Chief Sobayo Adejare, Engr. Williams Femi, Barr Dokunmu Agbolade, Barr Akinremi Fabunmi, Dr. Vaughan Olusoji, Alhaji Okewole Olatunde, Olootu Adenekan Abdullateef, Dr. Aigoro Nafiu, Chief Ogunfunso O., Chief Balogun Sikiru, Mr. Adeoso Kolawole, Dr. Sowemimo George, Mr. Sowemimo Christopher Sobo, Prof. Akinyinka Olusegun O., Prof Oloyede Is-haq, Chief Sowunmi A. Adedeji, Comm. Ogunyemi Olaseni F., Solanke Abel Olukoyejo, ESV Ogunrinde Lekan, Chief Oganla Semiu, Mr. Fadahunsi Olufemi, Arc Majekodunmi David, Grp Capt. Samuel G Ariyo, Chief Folorunso Omosa, Otunba Soyemi Oluwarantimi, Chief Adebayo Victor, Mr. Smith Oluwole Alabi, Chief Kehinde Festus O., Dr. Zents Kunle Sowunmi,

Chief Popoola Abiola, Dr. Adeoye Gbenga, Chief Adetayo Remi, Chief Adekunle Niyi, Mr. Popoola Babatunde, Capt. Olugbade Ibraheem A., Chief Oluwole A. Babatunde, Mr. Oluwasola Olatunde, Alhaji Kalejaiye Tunji, Dr. Babayemi Kolaj. J., Hon. Akinosho Olajide A., Alhaji Adesegun Isau Ajadi, Prince Sokalu Abiodun, Acp Aliu Musiliu Olayiwola, Mr. Okanlawon Abdullahi O., Alh Jimoh Najeem A.,

Chief Odekunle Oluwole Jonathan, Engr. Alabi Alfred O., Dr. Agboola Afis Akanni, Adeyinka Moyosore Kotoye, (SAN), Feti, Chief Omoyinmi Kola, Chief Meshioye Stephen O., Prof Kehinde Babatunde, Prof Sobayo Richard A., Chief Sodipo Debo, Bldr Adesina Sunday Isiah, Mr. Ojukotola Rahman O., Mr. Ojukotola Musiliu, Alhaji Oke Monsuru Atanda, Engr. Ogunmuyiwa Adebayo and Prince Shomoye Adebayo.

Others are Mr. Sowande Obayomi, Alh Awodele Adelaja T., Mr. Egbesola Olusola, Mr. Oyekanmi Rotimi O. , Chief Omotunwase Sharaf, Mr. Shokunbi, Olakunle, Hon Majekodunmi Omolaja A., Alhaji Adegbite Yekeen A. FCA, Mr. Martins Michael Adetokunbo, Mr. Akoni Olawale A., Alhaji Gbemi Sola Kabir, Hon. Olawale Sobur O., Alhaji Oridota Lateef A., Cp. Soyemi Adesina Musliu, Rt. Hon Obasa Mudashiru A., Prince Adedo Yomi, Hon Bakenne Wale F., Mr. Oguntayo Timothy Ajani, Mr. Tajudeen A. Odunmbaku, Mr. Ogunlolu Abolade, Chief Oyejobi Festus.O., Mr. Sokunbi John Oladipo, Dr. Adesanya Ayinde, Alhaji Atinuke Musiliu E., Chief Adebayo Oluwole, Chief Shorinola Morakinyo, Alh. Majekodunmi Ganiyu A., Prof Sowemimo Francis S., Mr. Okanlawon Benedict A., Mr. Dosunmu Mukaila, Chief Adeife Adebola G., Mr. Owolabi Abayomi A., Chief Akinyele Kolawole I., Mr. Lasaki Babatunde A., Mr. Ayorinde Olusesi A., Pastor Ogunseye Michael K., Mr. Adebakin Tajudeen A., Mr. Sowemimo Oluseyi S., Alhaji Durowoju Raubil O., Mr. Umar Taofeek Ayoku, Mr. Oyekanmi Motolani Ajibade, Mr. Fatinoye Albert Kehinde, Chief Ajayi Salmon Abiodun,

Chief Adeniji Musediq Akande, Dr Sorunke Dotun Omotayo, Chief Akindele Mukaila Ayinla, Mr Dosunmu Kehinde Samson, Mr. Olubakin Adedotun, Alh.(Chief)Akintunde Farouk Adeniyi, HRM Prof. Matemilola Saka Adelola, Chief Bakai Ajao Okedara, Chief Akinkunmi Ayodeji Jiboku and Amb. (Chief) Olatoye Okanlawon.



Alhaji Nurudeen B. Oyedele-(Chairman), Engr Ademola Agboola, FNSE-(Secretary), Chief Sesan Okutoro, Dr Soji Vaughan, Chief Sofela Sowemimo, Engr Omoniyi Odesanya, FNSE, Chief Ayodele Koleade, Alhaji Kamarudeen Adedo, Alhaji Samsideen Adenekan, Elder Bola Adeneye, Alhaji Jubril Ajose, Chief Semiu Oganla, Alhaji Ambaliu A. Ishola, Alhaji M. Wola Salau, Chief Kehinde Sofenwa, Chief Abiola Popoola, Engr Lanre Bisiriyu, FNSE, Chief Festus Kehinde, Dr Kayode Akinlawon, Alhaji Jimoh O. Adisa, Mr Oyewole Oyewunmi, Chief Seni Ogunyemi, Mr Yinka Oyelola, Dr Yomi Baiyewu, Prof Akeem Oyekanmi, Prof Richard Sobayo, Mr Babatunde Folarin, Chief Wole Babatunde, Hon Taofeek Olabode, Dr Mikhail Sotayo, Chief Zents Kunle Sowunmi, Engr Femi Williams, Est Surv Lekan Ogunrinde, Bld Sunday Adesina, Chief Niyi Adekunle, Chief Debo Sodipo, Mr Tunde Oluwasola, Alhaji Lateef Oridota, Dr Kola Babayemi, Engr Kola Obadina, Alhaji Ebun Atinuke, Hon Akim Olajide Akinoso, Arc David Majekodunmi, Chief Jonathan O. Odekunle, Mr Obayomi Sowande, Mr Musbau Adeyeye-(Manager) and Mr Gafar Adewolu (Accountant).

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