Engr. Olawale Adeniji Ige was born on the 13th of October, 1938, in Ogbomoso in Oyo State. He attended Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, Ogun State, between 1951 and 1956, where he received his West African School Certificate. In 1961, Engr. Ige proceeded to the Polytechnic, Regent Street, London, where he received a Diploma in Electrical Engineering. He became a graduate of the Institute of Electrical Engineers in 1965.
After a stint in the UK, Engr. Ige returned to Nigeria as a chartered Engineer in 1967 and joined the services of Federal Ministry of Communications where he rose through the ranks to become the Director General in 1989. Engr, Ige was a two-time Federal Minister. Between 1990 and 1992 he was Honourable Minister for Communications. In 1993, he was again appointed the Honorable Minister for Communications, Transportation and Aviation.
At the end of 1993, Engr, .Ige settled down to private practice. He is presently the Chief Executive of Informatics Generals & Electric, a company that specializes in Telecommunications Consulting.
Engr. Ige who was the first Civilian Chairman of NITEL, is currently the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Internet Group and also on the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission. He was decorated with a national honour in 1979 as a Member of the Federal Republic (MFR). Engr. Olawale Ige is a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering.
- Telecommunication Engineering and Management