University of Ilorin,also known as Unilorin, is a federal government-owned university in Ilorin, capital of Kwara state.It was establish in 1975. The institution has produced several national and international alumni,five of such personalities will be highlighted in this write-up.
Dr.Sarah Alade (Banker)
Sarah Alade was the acting governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) during the suspension of Lamido Sanusi from February 20,2014 until the appointment of the present CBN Governor,Godwin Emefiele
Dr.Sarah Alade has a PhD in management science (operation Research) from the University of Ilorin in 1991.
Sarah Alade, was once a lecturer in the Department of finance, University of Ilorin.She joined the CBN in 1993 as an Assistant-Director in the Research Department.
Nkem Owoh is from Enugu state, Nigeria, he is an actor and comedian.He studied Engineering in the University of Ilorin.His natural talent and comic personality can make you laugh all day long.
Owoh is a superstar who has starred in a lot of movies.He has been in more than eighty movies during his flourish career.His best movie is believed to be "Osuofia in London".He has dedicated his life to the movie Industry in Nigeria.Can you really imagined Nollywood without Nkem Owoh.
Professor Is-haq Olarewaju Oloyede (Administrator)
Professor Oloyede hails from Abeokuta South local government area of Ogun state.He was the former vice-chancellor of the University of Ilorin,his alma mata and the current Registrar and chief Executive of Joint Administration and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Pro.Oloyede studied Arabic in the University of Ilorin and graduated with first class honour in 1981.He worked as a lecturer in the Department of Religions of the Unilorin.
He was a two-time 1st and 2nd National vice-president of the Unilorin Alumni Association.He was elected the vice-chancellor of the the University of Ilorin, his alma mata on 15th October,2007.At present,Prof.Oloyede is the Registrar of JAMB.
Major-General Johnson Bamidele Olawumi (Administrator)
Bamidele Johnson is a major-general of the Nigerian Army and former Director-General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC). He is from Ekiti-state .
He has a master degree in mechanical Engineering from the University of Ilorin in 1997. He was enlisted into the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and commissioned as a second Lieutenant into the corps of Nigerian Army on September 23,1989.
Femi Adebayo (Lawyer, Actor and politician)
Femi Adebayo is one of the notable alumni of the University of Ilorin.He studied law in the University before he went into acting and became one of the prominent Nollywood stars in the Yoruba genre.Femi Adebayo is a successful actor,film director and producer.He has received many awards through his acting:
AMVCA for the best indigenous movie (Yoruba)2018.
City People movie Awards for the best Actor of the year (Yoruba)2017.
City people Entertainment Awards for the best movie producer(Yoruba)2015.
Femi Adebayo was once served as Special Adviser on Arts, Culture and Tourism to the Governor of Kwara state.Femi Adebayo has acted in several English and Yoruba speaking movies, he is married with children.
Many people that that I can't mention here,due to time constraints are alumni of this great institution, The University of Ilorin which include my humble self.
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