Engr. Dr. Ayokunle Olusegun Ade-John was born October 14, 1947. He attended St. Paul’s College, Wusasa, Zaria as well as Barewa College also in Zaria, from 1961-1967. Dr. Ayo Ade-John attended both the St. Paul’s College, Wusasa, Zaria as well as Barewa College, Zaria from 1961-1967.

He later attended the University of Lagos, where he obtained B.Sc Honours Chemistry and Mathematics in 1972. Dr Ade-John then proceeded to the University of Aston in Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1972. Obtaining the Post Graduate diploma Chemical Engineering 1973; M.Sc and PhD in Chemical Engineering in 1974, and 1976 respectively, under the supervision of the world renowned Chemical Engineering Professor, G. V Jeffreys.

Dr. Ade John is one of the early and premier set of Chemical Engineers in Nigeria. He was a University of Lagos Scholar (1970-1972) with both the German Academic Exchange and the McDermott Scholarships. At the University of Aston; he also had both the British Council Fees Award as well as the Kwara State Government Scholarship. He taught both at the University of Aston Birmingham (1974-1976) and the University of Lagos (1976-1990) where he meritoriously retired as a Senior Lecturer.

Professionally, Dr. Ade-John is a registered engineer with COREN (R.3337); member, American Institute of Chemical Engineers and Fellow Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers in 1981 – 1984.

Subsequent upon his experience at the (LACRIMOID, TELFERS, ANSELLS Breweries and UNILEVER) in the UK coupled with quality research and teaching at the University of Lagos (with more than a dozen IP publications in top peer-reviewed international journals) on Spray Drying of Local Food and the Effect of Impurities on Crystal Growth; his academic focus has been on Applicable Research and Development. He attended several Executive Management Courses and Workshops in the UK and Nigeria.

Dr. Ade John was the Managing Director of FOREMOST Dairies Nigeria Plc (makers of SAMCO Products) (1990-1998); a two-time State Commissioner of Health and later Works, Housing and transport in both Kwara (1984-1985) and Kogi States (1998-1999). Dr. Ayo Ade John is the Principal Partner of ASTONADE Consultants; a firm that specialises in innovative services provision in Engineering Projects Management from Design through managed construction to maintenance.

Dr. Ayokunle Ade-John is a community Leader, the Bashorun of Mopa and married to Chief (Mrs.) Mojishola Ade-john with children.    

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