A brief history of the Ataoja of Osogbo.
number one indigene of Osogbo land, the great Oba Iyiola Oyewale hails
from the Matanmi ruling house (There are Four established ruling houses
in Osogbo land). He is born to Pa Shittu Amoo and Madam Sabitiyu Ajile
had his elementary education at the St. Andrews Primary School,
Oke-Baale and the St. John Primary School, Ita-Olookan, both in Osogbo.
later proceeded to the Teachers College and practiced teaching
profession for sometime. His hard work and quest for more knowledge
later took him to Yaba College of Technology, Lagos where he studied
Oyewale later took other management and professional courses at the
Universities of Ibadan and Lagos and the Folks Lynch Institute, London.
He earned Graduate and Associate membership A.C.C.A , Great Britain;
Fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN); and
Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (MNIM).
prince Oyewale, had his fair deal of his professional career before
ascending to the throne of his fathers, these include working as
Special Assistant to the University Bursar on Financial Planning and
Budgeting at the University of Lagos. The dynamic Oba Oyewale is also a
partner at Ogunbanjo Okunbule Firm of Chartered Accountant.
Kabiyesi is not only an accomplished Chartered Accountant, he has also
demonstrated his intellectual creativity in a number of publications
and other journals. Amongst his hand works are: "The Role of
Traditional Rulers in Nigeria" (1981); "The Role of Traditional Rulers
in Local Government Administration" (1986).
Iyiola Oyewale has carried this same dynamism to his wise and organized
system of ruling over his 300,000 subjects. May he live long to
continue to administer justice and wise counsel over his people.
Ki ade pe l'ori, ki bata pe l'ese Oba o. Ase!