ENGR. OLATEJU OYELEYE
Born on 7th April, 1924, Engineer Olateju Oyeleye attended Ilesa Grammar School, Ilesa before proceeding to University of London where obtained a first degree in Electrical Engineering in 1957. On graduating, he worked with Feguson Radio Corporation, Engield Middlesex between 1957 and 1959.
Engr. Oyeleye returned to Nigeria in 1959 to join the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation where he rose to the position of the General Manager of the Western Nigerian Television- Western Nigeria Broadcasting Services (WNTV-WNBS), the first television station in Africa. During his tenure, the coverage of the station was significantly expanded. He retired in 1973 to join Total Nigeria Plc as the General Manager, from where he rose to the position of Group Executive Director. At Total Nigeria, he oversaw the activities of the main company and developed several of its subsidiaries such as Nigerian Gas Cylinder Manufacturing Company, Ibadan. Total Industries Ltd. Koko; Total Agrik Ltd., Olokoto (now Yakoyo Agrik Ltd.) and Rhone-Total Nigeria Ltd.
He retired from Total in 1992 to form his own Engineering and Management Consulting firm, and Yakooyo Agrik Farms. Engr. Oyeleye is a Fellow and one time President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, a Fellow of the institute of Petroleum, London and a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers of UK. He is also a Fellow and past President of the Nigerian Institute of Management and a foundation Fellow of the Academy.