By John Izabi,
Th Alake of Egbaland, His Royal Majesty, Oba Michael Adedotun Aremu GBADEBO III clocks 75 today September 14, 2018.
His Royal Highness, Kabiyesi Adedotu, is the grandson of Oba Gbadebo, the 6th Alake of Egbaland, who ruled from 1898 to 1920 and one of the 6 children of Omoba Adesanya Osolake Gbadebo and Madam Amoke Gbadebo, a distinguished Egba woman from the Ikopa area of Abeokuta.
Born on Tuesday, 14 September 1943, his birth was coincidental with the Centenary Celebration of Christianity in Egbaland, a faith and religion that carved out a niche for Egbaland, Egbaland was where the first Church was erected not only in Nigeria but also in the entire West Africa .
Born from the Laarun Ruling House, he was elected Alake of Egbaland, based in Abeokuta, Nigeria on 2nd August 2005. He was educated at the Baptist Boys’ High School in Abeokuta, then at the University of Ibadan from 1965, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1969, not many people know he was a Soldier.
NEWS FLAKES NG further gathered that he joined the army in 1969, and attended the Command and Staff College, Jaji from September 1978 to August 1979; he eventually became a Principal Staff Officer to the Chief of Staff at the Supreme Headquarters, Dodan Barracks, from January 1984 to September 1985. He retired from the army with the rank of Colonel.
Oba Gbadebo was appointed as a non Executive Director of OANDO Plc on 10 April 2006. His Highness obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria in 1969. He graduated from the Staff College of the Nigerian Armed Forces in 1979 and has served on the Boards of several companies including Ocean and Oil Services Limited.
He currently serves on the Boards of Global Haulage Resources Limited and Dolphin Travels Limited.
Happy Birthday KABIYESI