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Meet Rahmon Adedoyin; educationist, business mogul and founder of Oduduwa University and The Polytechnic



Omoba Rahmon Adegoke Adedoyin is a distinguished educationist and notable business mogul. He was born on January 1st, 1957 in Ile-Ife, Osun state, Nigeria.
Omoba had his basic education at Ansar-Islam Primary School in Ile-Ife (1961-1969). He attended Oduduwa College Ile-Ife (1970-1974), and Muslim Grammar School, Odinjo, Ibadan (1975-1976). 
He thereafter, proceeded to the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife where he graduated in 1983 with an honours degree in Mathematics Education. He also earned Masters and Doctorate Degrees (1996) in Mathematics and Education from All Saint University of America, New York, United States of America.
A lover of fun and tourism, Dr Adedoyin ventured into the hospitality business when he established the 5-star Hilton hotels, Ile-Ife which today is regarded as one of the best hotels in Osun State (Nigeria).
The hotel which is located in the Parakin layout of Ile- Ife has played host to many great Nigerians who have had course to visit the cradle of the Yorubas. 
To his tracks are chains of businesses and investments in Ile-Ife, Lagos, Abuja and the United States of America. Some of these include: Our Saviours Institute of America Inc. New York, Our Savior’s Tours and Visitors Company of America Inc., The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Hilton Hotels, Ile-Ife, Ray Power Guards (Security Outfit) Lagos and Abuja and of course the singular brain behind the establishment of Oduduwa University, Ipetumodu Ife NLG, Osun State, Nigeria.
His great love for education prompted him to establish the Universal Tutorial College, Ile-Ife as soon as he left the University in the 1980’s when all his mates were running after white collars jobs in the corridors of powers. 
The Polytechnic, Ile-Ife (formerly Universal College of Technology) is today described as one of the fastest growing Tertiary Institutions in the country (Nigeria) offering courses in Accountancy, Business Administration, Computer Science, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mass Communication, Statistics and Catering and Hotel Management both at the National Diploma and Higher National Diploma levels.
In the field of community development, Chief Adedoyin has made monumental contributions to the development of Ile- Ife community in particular and the society in general. 
He is a great philanthropist who has been giving scholarship and awards to outstanding students especially those from indigent background. He has also made appreciable donations to charity services; he has contributed a lot to the upliftment of the dignity of life and moral values. He is a great defender of humanity, a vanguard of peace, order, justice and equity. 
Omoba had a failed bid to become the Ooni of Ife. He described this as an act of God. In 2018, the new Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, suspended him as the Maye of Ife, over his newly-released ewi (poetry). The monarch said the poem was composed to deride the stool of the Ooni.

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