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|Professor Adesayo Oyedijo|
21 April 1957|
Ada, Osun State, Nigeria
|Died||11 January 2016|
|Alma mater||Obafemi Awolowo University|
|Occupation||Academic, Author, Consultant|
|Employer||Lagos State University|
|Organization||Institute of Business Strategy (IBS), Nigeria|
|Title||Professor of Business Administration and Strategic Management|
Professor Isaac Adesayo Oyedijo (B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA, Ph.D., MCIA, ANITD, FISMN, PMIABE, FSM, FIBS, IABE) (born 21 April 1957) was a renowned Nigerian scholar and a Professor of Business Administration and Strategic Management. He was the Dean of The Faculty of Management Sciences, and a member of Senate at Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.
Before joining Lagos State University as a senior lecturer in 2003, he was a lecturer in the Department of Business Administration at Olabisi Onabanjo University (Ogun State University- OOU) Ago-Iwoye from 1987. He was also the Head of Department and Coordinator of the University's MBA programme from 1996-2002.
Early Life and Education
Oyedijo was born in Ada, Osun State to the family of Chief Abraham Adisa Oyedijo (Alade of Ada - Alade's Compound) and Princess Dorcas Oyepeju Oyedijo nee Olabiyi) of Oba's Compound, Ada, Osun State. He attended St Andrews Anglican Primary School in Ada where he obtained his first leaving school certificate between 1963-1969. He then proceeded to Ada Commercial Secondary Grammar School for his Secondary education between 1970-1974 under the tutelage of Venerable J.O. Ojo of blessed memory. He worked briefly as a classroom teacher after his Secondary Education at Saint Anthony's Primary School, Okuko, Osun State in 1975. The same year, he was admitted to The Polytechnic, Ibadan for his Advanced Level Certificate. In 1976, he was admitted to the University of Lagos (Unilag) where he studied BSc Sociology and graduated in 1979. After his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), he went back to University of Lagos for his Master's Degree in Sociology and completed in 1981. He obtained a Diploma in Computer Studies from Ladoke Akintola University of Technology in 1994.
After his MSc degree in 1981, he worked briefly as a personnel manager at AG Leventis Plc. In 1985, Oyedijo went to Obafemi Awolowo University where he obtained a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree and completed in 1987. He joined Ogun State University now Olabisi Onabanjo University as a Lecturer II in 1987. Whilst working as a lecturer, he went back to Obafemi Awolowo University for his Doctor of Philosophy degree which he started in 1991. In 1998, he completed his Doctorate in Business Administration with specialization in Strategic Management and Business Policy.
Ade Oyedijo was a lecturer at Olabisi Onabanjo University from 1987 to 2003. He became the Head of Department and Coordinator of the University's Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme from 1996 to 2002. In 2003, he joined Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos as a Senior Lecturer in Business Administration. While he was at LASU, he served the University at different levels. He was the head of the Business Administration Subject Group and later became the Head of Department of Business Administration and Management Technology. In 2012, Oyedijo was promoted to the rank of full professor and became the Dean of Faculty of Management Sciences in 2014 under the administration of Professor John Obafunwa the former Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University. Ade Oyedijo was also an external assessor for academic staff appointment/promotion (Including professorial level appointment and promotion), external examiner for M.Sc./MBA/Ph.D., and adjunct/visiting professor at various universities across Nigeria such as Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Lagos, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, University of Ilorin, University of Jos, Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ekiti State University, Osun State University, Covenant University, Crawford University, Redeemers University, Adekunle Ajasin University, University of Benin (Nigeria), Ebonyi State University, Caleb University, Wesley University of Science and Technology, University of Maiduguri, Osun State Polytechnic, The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Lagos State Polytechnic, etc. Professor Oyedijo received various medals, honours, and awards for his excellent contribution to teaching, research, and consultancy in Nigeria. He was a regular contributor of articles to reputable local and international journals. He attended and presented academic, technical and professional papers at many conferences in different parts of the world such as Zurich (Switzerland), Mexico City (Mexico), London (United Kingdom), Sydney (Australia), Barcelona (Spain), and Paris (France).
Ade Oyedijo was also involved in various research training and manpower consultancy and developmental projects with various public and private sector organizations in Nigeria as a team leader or key team member including the Bureau of Public Service Reforms (BPSR) in the Presidency of Nigeria, Center for Corporate Planning and Strategic Management (CCPS), Union Bank of Nigeria, National Assembly Service Commission, Nigerian Ports Authority, WAPCO Cement Plc, Leadway Assurance Ltd, BOC Gases Nigeria Plc, Delta Glass Plc, Texaco Plc, LARFARGE Cement, Total, Lagos City Mega Project, MicCom Cables and Wires Ltd, Micro Finance Banks in Osun State, Federal Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Osun State Government, and many more.
Professor Ade Oyedijo established the Institute of Business Strategy (IBS), a professional and educational body with the purpose of developing and promoting corporate planning and business strategy education in Nigeria. He ran the institution closely with his long time business partner Engineer Seyi Fakolade (MBA) and many top academics in the field of Management and Strategy in Nigeria such as Late Professor O.Y. Oyeneye, Professor P. E. Oribabor, Professor P. O. Oladele, Dr. G. Onakoya, Professor O. Jackson, Mrs. U. O. Azubuike, and Dr. M. B. Lawal who all served as members of the board of trustees. The institute runs an induction workshop for its associate and full members yearly and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. The institute is also growing rapidly and still expanding its market base in Nigeria.
He published journal articles  and wrote books on Strategic Management, Business Policy, Organizational Theory, Organizational Behaviour, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Management Theory. Professor Ade Oyedijo taught many undergraduate and postgraduate courses including those in B.Sc., M.Sc., Postgraduate Diploma, MBA, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes in Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Marketing and Public Administration among others. He also supervised several Undergraduate, Postgraduate Diploma projects, M.Sc., MBA, and Ph.D. projects.
As evidence of Professor Oyedijo's knowledge, mentorship and drive to impact lives, he produced close to ten Ph.D holders within the period he joined the service of Lagos State University. This is an unprecedented record as far as the history of the Faculty of Management Sciences in Lagos State University is concerned.
- Ph.D. Candidates Successfully Supervised and Completed in Lagos State University
- Akewusola, R. O. (Graduated in 2010). Effects of Strategic Planning on the Performance of Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Lagos State. Department of Business Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Yusuf, R. O. (Graduated in 2010). An Evaluation of Budgetary Practices and Performance of Tertiary Institutions in South Western Nigeria. Department of Business Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Udegbe, S. E. (Graduated in 2011). Effects of Marketing Orientation Practices on Performance of Multinational Companies in Nigeria. Department of Business Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Yusuf, M. A. (Graduated in 2012). Impact of Functional Marketing Strategies on Organizational Performance in Nigerian Paint Manufacturing Industry. Department of Business Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Idris, A. A. (Graduated in 2012). Industry Environmental Factors and the Marketing Practices of Small Business Enterprises in Lagos, Nigeria. Department of Business Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Awe, K. (Graduated in 2013). Effects of Strategic Human Resource Management Practices in Nigerian Beverage Industry. Department of Business Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Idowu, K. A. (Graduated in 2013). Impact of Budgeting and Budgetary Control and Local Government Performances in Lagos State. Department of Business Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Zekeri, A. (Graduated in 2014). Impact of Inter - Industry Linkage Mechanism Mix on the Performance of Export Products Processing Companies in Nigeria. Department of Business Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Alaka, N. S. (Post Field Stage of Completion). Strategic Management of Information Technology and Bank Performance in Nigeria. Department of Business Administration, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos, Nigeria.
- M.Sc., MBA, and Undergraduate Projects Successfully Supervised and Completed
- M.Sc. Dissertations in Lagos State University (More than 50)
- MBA Projects in Lagos State University (More than 100)
- Undergraduate Projects in Lagos State University (More than 250)
Special Achievements and Contributions at Lagos State University
- As former Head of Department of Business Administration and Coordinator of the M.Sc. & MPhil/Ph.D. programmes in the Department of Business Administration and Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences and Coordinator of the MBA programme, Ade Oyedijo led the Department and the Faculty to secure Full Accreditation Status for these post-graduate programmes as well as the Master of Human Resource Management programme in the Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management of the Faculty when the National Universities Commission (NUC) assessed the programmes for the purpose of accreditation in 2014 and 2015.
- As Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences, Ade Oyedijo led the team that founded and launched the Lagos State University (LASU) Journal of Management Sciences, the very first of its kind in the history of the faculty. Professor Ade Oyedijo was also the pioneer editor of the Journal.
- Under the leadership of Ade Oyedijo as Dean of the Faculty of Management Sciences of Lagos State University, new postgraduate programmes were proposed and got to the final stage of approval by the Senate of the University.
Professor Ade Oyedijo had a broad research interest in Business Administration and Management, Strategic Management, Business Policy, Organizational Theory and Behaviour, Small Business Management, Small-Medium Enterprises (SMEs), Entrepreneurship, Leadership and management, Total Quality Management, Top Management Team (TMT) effectiveness, Survival Strategies of SMEs, Internationalization and Small Business Performance, Corporate Branding, Human Resource Management, Supply and Value chain Management, and Information Technology.
He was a member of the following professional bodies:
- Member, Chartered Institute of Administration (MCIA)
- Fellow, Institute of Strategic Management (FSM) 
- Fellow, Institute of Business Strategy (FIBS) 
- Professional Member, International Academy of Business and Economics (IABE) USA 
- Member, Nigerian Institute for Training and Development (ANITD)
- Oyedijo, I. A. (1981). Impact of Formal Organization on the Work Behaviour of Professional Employee: A Study of Some Engineers and Scientists in Selected Lagos Food Processing Companies. A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Sociology. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lagos, for the Award of M.Sc. (Sociology) Degree. July.
- Oyedijo, I. A. (1986). Consumer Patronage Behaviour and the Marketing Strategy of Leventis Stores. A Dissertation submitted to the Department of Management and Accounting. Faculty of Administration, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, for the Award of MBA (Business Administration) Degree, March.
- Oyedijo , I. A. (1998). The Practice of Strategic Management by Nigerian Banks and Its Relationship to Corporate Performance. A Thesis submitted to the Department of Management and Accounting, Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife for the Award of Ph.D. (Business Administration) Degree, March.
- Oyedijo, A. (2003). Major Issues in Modern Corporate Management, Management for Sustainable Development Journal, International Center for Management and Informatics Studies (ICMIS) UNAAB, Vol. 1, December, pp. 0–55.
- Oyedijo, A. and Akinalabi, A. (2008). Relationship Between the Intensity of Strategic Management and Corporate Financial Performance in Nigerian Banks. International Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research. The Postgraduate School, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Vol. 1, No. 1, December, pp. 52–61.
- Oyedijo, A, and Saka, R. (2009). Compensation Strategies and their Effects on Employees' Motivation and Organizational Citizenship Behaviour in Nigeria's Downstream Petroleum Industry. International Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research. The Postgraduate School, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Vol, II. No. 1, June, pp. 185–192.
- Oyedijo, A., Oladele, J., and Saka., W. (2009). Effects of Industry Structure on Firm Responses to Marketing Challenges of Globalization: A Study of Some MNEs in Nigeria; African Journal of Institutions and Development (AJID), Department of Public Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Vol. IV, Nos I&II, pp. 12–21.
- Oladele, O., Oyedijo, A., Oyerinde, B, and Aribaba, A. (2009). ''Assessing the Impact of Customer Relation Management Strategy for Competitive Advantage in the Banking Sector in Nigeria'' African Studies Review, Department of History and International Relations Studies, Adekunle Ajasin University, Vol. 8, June, pp. 310–320.
- Oyedijo, A., and Olateju O., and Okumu, O. (2010). Size, Industry Structure and Strategy as Determinants of Firm Responses to the Marketing Challenges of Globalization: A study of Some Indigenous MNEs in Nigeria, Global Business and Management Research: An International Journal, Universal Publishers- Brown Walker Press, Walker Circle, USA Vol. 2, No. 1, 2010, pp. 69–78.
- Oyedijo, A. (2010). Deconstructing Strategic Management Intensity: Towards an Expanded Framework for Empirical Research. Institute of Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 1, No 2, March, pp. 141–152.
- Oyedijo, A., Idris A., and Olumoko, T., (2010). Public Utilities Marketing in Nigeria. The Case of Power Holding of Nigeria. Institute of Strategic Management, Vol. 1, No. 2, March, pp. 188–211.
- Oyedijo, A. (2010). The Relationship Between Employee Participation in Strategic Management and Corporate Financial Performance in Nigerian Banks. African Journal of Institutions and Development (AID), Department of Public Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, March, Vol. 5. No. 1&2, pp. 17–29.
- Oyedijo, A., Adeoye, A., and Elegunde, A. (2010). Advanced Concepts in Strategic Management: A Survey of the Literature. International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review (IJSSHR); Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Vol. 1, No 4, December, pp. 147–152.
- Onafalujo, A., Olateju, I., Oyedijo, A., and Adeyemi, O. (2010). Branding Nigeria: Implications for Effective Leadership on Identity Gap. Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences. Faculty of Business and Administration, University of Bucharest, Romania, pp. 33–45.
- Oyedijo, A. (2011). Gaining a Competitive Marketing Advantage in an Era of Globalization: Some Challenges for Indigenous Firms in Developing Countries. The Nigerian Journal. Department of Management Science, University of Jos, Vol. 5, No. 1. pp. 45–61.
- Oyedijo, A., Adeoye, A., Awoniyi, M,. and Saka, R. (2011). Total Quality Management as a tool for enhancing the Quality of Higher Education Management: International Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities Review (IJSSHR). Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Vol. 2, No. 1, March, pp. 111–128.
- Oyedijo, A., Akinlabi,B., and Awoniyi., B. (2011). Corruption, Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Nigeria: An Empirical Investigation. Journal of Research in International Business and Management. Vol. 1(a) pp. 278–292. Also accepted for publication in Growth, Trade and Economic Development: Theory and Evidence, Postgraduate Research Department, School of Economics, Institute Politecnico Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico.
- Adebisi, S., and Oyedijo, A. (2012). Strategic Importance of Credit Risk Management to Shareholders' Wealth-Sustenance in Nigerian Banks: An Empirical Analysis. Acta Universitatis Danubius Economica, Vol. 8 Issue No. 1/2012. Romania. pp. 131–148.
- Oyedijo, A. (2012). Competitive Strategy Orientations of Small and Medium Business Owners and their Performance Impacts: The Case of Paint Manufacturing SMEs in South-Western Nigeria. Business and Management Review. Vol.1. No.12. pp. 10–18.
- Oyedijo, A. (2012). Strategic Agility and Competitive Performance in the Nigerian Telecommunication Industry: An Empirical Investigation. Business and Management Review. Vol. 1(12), pp. 39–50.
- Oyedijo, A. (2012). Effects of Product-Market Diversification Strategy on Corporate Financial Performance and Growth: An Empirical Study of some Companies in Nigeria. Global Advanced Research Journal of Management and Business Studies. Vol. 1(10). pp. 061–069.
- Oyedijo, A. (2012). Antecedents and Performance Outcomes of Strategic Planning in Nigerian Public Universities. International Journal of Asian Social Science. Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 448–461.
- Oyedijo, A., Idris, A., and Aliu, A. (2012). Impact of Marketing Practices on the Performance of Small Business Enterprises: Empirical Evidence from Nigeria. European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences, EJEFAS Austria. Issue 46, March, 2012, pp. 130–146.
- Oyedijo, A., and Akewushola, R. (2012). Organizational Strategy and Firm Performance: An Empirical Test of Miles and Snow's Model Using 34 Paint Manufacturing SMEs in South-Western Nigeria. Journal of Research in International Business and Management, Vol. 2(6) pp. 170–178.
- Oyedijo, A., and Akewushola, R., and Saka, R. (2012). Effects of Strategic Planning on the Performance of Selected Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Lagos State. Advances in Management, Department of Business Administration, University of Ilorin. Vol. 10 (1) pp. 115–126.
- Oyedijo, A. (2012). Performances Effectiveness of Related Product-Market Diversification Strategy in Nigerian Companies: The Enabling Role if Information and Communication Technology. World Journal of Social Science, Australia.
- Oyedijo, A., Yusuf, B, Sobowale, D and Idowu, K. (2011). The Role of Participatory Leadership and Style in Budget Performance in South-Western Nigeria Tertiary Educational Institutions. International Journal of Multi Disciplinary Research. The Postgraduate School, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Vol, IV, No. 1.
- Oyedijo, A., Yusuf, B., and Idowu, K. (2011). An Empirical Study of the Behaviour of Nigerian Individual Investors. International Journal of Management and Development Studies. Department of Business Administration, Ekiti State University.
- Oyedijo, A., Akewusola, A, Onafalujo, K., and Saka, R. (2011). Effects of Strategic Planning on the Performance of Some Small and Medium Scale Enterprises in Lagos State. Journal of Public Administration and Management. Faculty of Management Sciences. Lagos State University, Ojo.
- Ogundele, O., Oyedijo, A., Idris, A., and Ahmed-Ogundipe (2012). Entrepreneurial Succession Problem in Nigeria's Family Businesses: A Threat to Sustainability. Journal of Enterprising Culture. National University of Singapore, Singapore.
- Oyedijo, A. (2008). Gaining a Competitive Marketing Advantage in an era of Globalization: Some Challenges for Indigenous Firms in Developing Countries. International Conference on the Challenges of Globalization for Marketing in the 21st Century, Department of Management Sciences, University of Jos, April, pp. 20–29.
- Oyedijo, A. (2014). Compensation Strategies in the Nigerian Beverage Manufacturing Industry. Paper presented at the 2014 Conference on Business and Social Science held in Paris, France.
- Oyedijo, A., Yusuf, B, R., Sobowale, D., and Idowu, K. A. (2014). The Role of Participatory Leadership Style in Budget Performance in South-Western Nigerian Tertiary Educational Institutions. International Journal of Multi Disciplinary Research. The Postgraduate School, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye. Vol. IV, No. 1, June.
- Akewusola, R. O. and Oyedijo, A. (2013). Strategic Management Practices of Micro Finance Banks in Lagos State and Their Effects on Financial Performance and Growth. Paper presented at the 4th International Conference on Strategy Management and Research. Organized by The International Centre for Economic Research and Development, held in Barcelona, Spain.
- Awoniyi, M. A., Oyedijo, A. and Nassar, M. L. (2011). The Nigerian Micro Entrepreneurship System: The Small and Medium Enterprises, Cottage Industries and the Nation's Go-Slow Marketing in Perspective. Proceedings of the 18th Annual International Conference on Advances in Management and the 4th Annual International Conference on Social Intelligence held in Cancun, Mexico, July 13–16, Vol. 18. pp. 47–49.
- Awoniyi, M. A., and Oyedijo, A. (2011). Ethnic Marketing and Cultural Branding as Corporate Identity and Business Enterprises Survival Strategy in Nigeria. Proceeding of the 1st International Colloquium on Corporate Branding, Identity, Image and Reputation, Center for Marketing Management, Zhaw Zurich University of Applied Sciences, School of Management and Law, Zurich, Switzerland. February 15–16, pp. 33–34.
- Ogundele, O. J. K., Oyedijo, A., Idris, A., A., Ahmed-Ogundipe, K. A. (2014). Entrepreneurship Succession Problem in Nigeria's Family Businesses: A Threat to Sustainability. Journal of Enterprise Management.
- Oyedijo, I. A. (1996). Fundamentals of Marketing (Ibadan Paramount Books Ltd), 206 pages.
- Oyedijo, I. A. (2004). Strategic Management: An Introductory Text, (Lagos: Strategic International Press Ltd), 313 pages.
- Oyedijo, I. A. (2008). Contemporary Business in Nigeria (Ibadan: Paramount Books Ltd), 380 pages.
- Oyedijo, A. and Oladele, P. (2009). Comparative Management and International Business (Lagos: Strategic International Press Ltd), 144 pages.
- Oyedijo, I. A. (2009). Essentials of Management (Ibadan Paramount Books Ltd), 382 pages.
- Oyedijo, A., Ogundele, O., Adekunle, I, and Aliu, A. (2010). Strategic Marketing Management. (Lagos: Molofin Nominees), 756 pages.
- Oyedijo, A. (1st edition 1995, 2nd edition 2011). Management Theory and Organizational Behaviour (Ibadan, Paramount Books Ltd) 274 pages.
- Oyedijo, A. and Odediran, O. (2006). Globalization, Information Technology and Higher Education Management in Nigeria. (Ondo: SMCL/National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, NEPA) 265 pages.
- Nasser, M., and Oyedijo, A. (1996). ''Strategic Planning: An Imperative for Organizational Growth and Survival in the 21st Century'' in Tale Omole and Nasser M.L (eds.). Nigeria's Administration in the 2000 AD and Beyond: Challenges and Opportunities, Faculty of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, pp. 88–102.
- Oyedijo, A. (1999). Training and Development in Organizations. In Balogun S.K. and Obasan K.A. (eds) Understanding Organization Behaviour: A Socio-psychological Perspective, CESAP, Olabisi Onabajo University, Ago-Iwoye, pp. 120–132.
- Oyesiku, O., and Oyedijo, A,. (2000). Concepts, Models and Theories in Research. In Odugbemi, O., and Oyesiku O., (eds) Research Methods in the Social and Management Sciences, CESAP, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, pp. 30–61.
- Oyedijo, A. and Odediran, O, (2006). Total Quantity Management and Bench-marking for Proactive Higher Education Administration in Nigeria. In Oyedijo. A. and Odediran, (eds). Globalization, Information Technology and Higher Education Management in Nigeria, Ondo, NEPA, chapter 6, pp. 94–115.
- Oyedijo, A. (2006). Improving the Performance of University Business Venture Employees Through Empowerment and Teamwork, in Oyedijo and Odediran (eds) Globalization, Information Technology and Higher Education Management in Nigeria, Ondo, NEPA, chapter 3, pp. 32–49.
- Oyedijo, I. A. (2010). Business Policy and Strategic Management. Strategic International Press Ltd. Tejumola House 24, Ogba - Isheri Road, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.
- Oyedijo, I. A. (2013). Business Policy and Strategic Management: An Introductory Text with Cases. National Library of Nigeria. Cataloging in publication data. 227 pages.
Oyedijo went into politics for a few years and became the Caretaker Chairman of Boripe Local Government area of Osun State under the administration of Olagunsoye Oyinlola the former Governor of Osun State headquartered in the town of Iragbiji. He was in office under the People's Democratic Party (PDP). While he was Local Government Chairman, he was involved in various projects that developed and restructured his local government area such as building hospitals, schools, roads, bridges, healthcare service and facilities, programmes for vulnerable children and adults and many more. As wife of the chairman, Mrs Comfort Oyedijo led and was involved in several projects that helped and developed women, widows, disabled children and adults, aged members of the community etc. Ade Oyedijo impacted lives positively during his tenure and his outstanding record in as a leader is still spoken about today. He was also a member of Osun State Economic Empowerment and Development Committee in 2007. He left politics completely in 2008 and returned to the Academia.
Professor Ade Oyedijo was a Senior Management Staff, Member of the Senate, and Dean of the most populous Faculty at Lagos State University, the position he occupied until his sudden death. Oyedijo died on 11 January 2016 from Cardiac Arrest. He was driving back home from work when he suddenly experienced breathing difficulty. He pulled over to sought for help and was rushed to Hospital where he passed away. Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University and the whole University commiserated with the family of the senior management staff and special sessions were held to honour the great and popular icon and one of the greatest academics from Nigeria. Oyedijo died at 59 and survived by his wife Mrs. Comfort Modupeola Oyedijo, and his children. At the ceremony held for Guru at Lagos State University on 21 January 2016, Mrs Comfort Modupeola Oyedijo stated in her speech to the University that he lived a blessed, fulfilled and impactful life.
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