Sir Anthony Ayodele Adeleke, Knight of Saint Gregory former Principal St.Bernadines, Ladigbolu Grammar schools Oyo passes on.


Father of Former Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Victor Adekunle Adeleke passes on.

The death has been announced of the retired former Principal of Ladigbolu Grammar School, Oyo, Pa Anthony Ayodele Adeleke.

Sir Anthony Ayodele Adeleke, the father of Mr. Adekunle Adeleke (Ambassador-designate) former Deputy Chief of Protocol, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, who is currently serving in Embassy of Nigeria, Dublin, Ireland passed on at the of 84.

The late Pa Adeleke died peacefully on Sunday 16th, August, 2020  in his ancient Oyo town, survived by wife, children, many grand-children and great-grandchildren.

Children:

Dr. Ademola Adeleke, UK based Dental Surgeon and Chairman BOT, Oyo Global Forum.

Ambassador Victor Adekunle Adeleke, Deputy Head of Mission, Nigeria Embassy, Dublin.

Rev. Sr Yewande Adeleke, OSF.

Engr. Bimbo Adeleke, A consultant with Accenture, UK.

Engr Patrick Adeleke, USA based Cybersecurity Consultant.

Pa Adeleke was a devoted Christian of the Catholic faith who was knighted by the late Pope John Paul II in 1991 as Knight of Saint Gregory.

The late octogenarian was the ‘Baba Ijo’ of the Catholic Cathedral of Oyo Diocese. He was a renowned teacher and School Principal with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics. Sir Anthony Adeleke taught Physics and Mathematics in St. Charles Grammar School Osogbo, Oranyan Grammar School, Oyo Town, Baptist High School, Ogbomoso, as well as becoming  founding Principal, Isale Oyo Community Grammar School.

Late Pa Adeleke was Principal, St. Bernardines Grammar School  and retired as Principal at Ladigbolu Grammar School, Oyo.

According to son Mr. Ademola Adeleke, funeral rites of the late papa will be announced shortly.

May his soul rest in perfect peace with the Lord and may the Lord comfort Amb. Adeleke and rest of the family at this period of grief.

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