ADEOYE, Olanrewaju Abeke is the Assistant General Secretary and Member, Management Committee of Unique Unilag Staff Multipurpose Cooperative Society. She was enormously elected by members of the Society as the Assistant General Secretary at the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Society.
Prior to being elected to her present position as the Assistant General Secretary, Adeoye has served the University of Lagos- in particular, and the Nigerian Nation- in general, in her capacity as a Sports Personality of repute, and also as a Trained and Certified Educationist of over thirty (30) years post qualification experience.
To start with, Adeoye was the Head Mistress, Bellina Nursery and Primary School, Akoka, Lagos, for two years, where she coordinates the activities of the school, amongst other responsibilities. She once also worked at Our Lady of Apostle Schools, Yaba, Lagos; Government College, Surulere, Lagos; and at Nazareth Nursery and Primary School, Ijeshatedo, Surulere, Lagos, before joining the service of the University of Lagos Staff School.
In serving her father’s land, Nigeria, Lanre Adeoye (Nee Jenkins) represented the Old Western State at the 1975 National Sports Festival held in Lagos. She also represented the old Ondo State, comprising of the later created Ekiti State, at the 1978 National Sports Festival held in Kaduna, and at the 1980 edition of the Festival held in Benin City, capital of the former Bendel State.
Furthermore, Mrs Adeoye, in the aftermath of her excellent performance at the 1982 Nigerian University Games Association (NUGA Games), held at the University of Ibadan (UI), was awarded the University of Lagos “Sports Full Colours for Outstanding Performance in Athletics” having won one (1) gold medal, two (2) silver medals, and one (1) bronze medal in athletics for the University.
Four years later, she was also awarded yet another University of Lagos “Sports Full Colours for Outstanding Performance in Athletics” in the aftermath of her outstanding performance at the 1986 NUGA having won two (2) gold medals, two (2) silver medals, and two (2) bronze medals in athletics for Unilag.
Similarly, she was also decorated as the University of Lagos Sports Woman of the Year Award, 1984; and was also a recipient of the Vice Chancellor’s Scholarship Award for her Masters Degree.
Mrs Adeoye did not only excel in Sports. She is a 1984 graduate of the University of Lagos, Akoka, where she was awarded the Bachelors of Arts in Education (B.A.Ed. Hons) Degree in Guidance and Counselling by the Senate of the University. She was also awarded the Degree of Masters of Education (M.Ed.) in Educational Foundation, University of Lagos, Akoka, in 1984 and 1986 respectively. She also holds an Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management from the University of Lagos in 2012.
Adeoye, who is also a member of the University’s Senior Staff Club, member of the University of Lagos Women Society, and Member of Unilag Alumni (Lagos Branch) is happily married with children and lives with her family in Lagos.