Oluyole Club, Lagos

Club History


 Oluyole Club, Lagos was founded on the 14th of March, 1968 as a Cultural, non-political and non-profit making association of Ibadan indigenes resident in Lagos. The club was formally established by a resolution taken at 30, Ekololu Street, Surulere, Lagos. Among the foundation members of the club were Chief Durojaiye, Chief Kola Daisi, Alhaji A.O.G Otiti, Dr (Engr) Ajibade Olubode, Mr. Dejo Akinosun, Engr. Adebayo Oke, Chief N. O. Idowu, Chief Bode Amao, Dr. Lekan Are, Arc. Chief Olayiwola Balogun, Chief Omowale Kuye, Mr. Justice Diekola Ogundere, Dr. Olajire Akinleye and Mr. Oladele Amao. The first president was Prof. R. A. Akinola while Dr. Ajibade Olubode was the General Secretary.

The activities of Oluyole Club, Lagos center on the welfare of its members and the promotion of the interests of the city and its inhabitants, including non-indigenes. The Club encourages scholarship among the young citizens of Ibadan by awarding post graduate scholarship initially from funds donated by members and now undergraduate bursaries to deserving indigent undergraduates of Ibadan origin in Nigerian Universities. One of the products of the club’s post graduate scholarship, now a professor is a member of the club.

The club in the 80s sought to improve the wellbeing of residents of Ibadan by providing public toilets all over the city. The club has also been responding to emergency situations in Ibadan, Oyo state. For instance, the club donated relief materials to Oyo State government for the victims of the first Ogunpa flood disaster in 1980 and the second flood disaster of 2012.

Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo FCS -2020 till date

Chief Olufemi Olukanmi 2002-2006

Oluyole club, Lagos also financed a study on Employment generation for young school leavers and submitted same to the then Government of Oyo State under Alhaji Lam Adesina as Governor. In the same way a study including an Architectural design was commissioned by Oluyole club, Lagos on the resuscitation of Mapo hall. The study with the Architectural design was submitted to the Government of Oyo State during Senator Rasheed Ladoja’s tenure.

The club is currently running a youth employment scheme to assist unemployed graduates, artisans and petty traders to actualize their bankable ideas, acquire tools for their trades or to upgrade their wares as the case may be. A microfinance bank is collaborating with the club on the management of the scheme.

The club also received six scholarship slots for indigent candidates from Ibadan from the Chairman of Council of Lead City University, Ibadan, Prof Jide Owoeye. The slots were given to support the efforts of club on the annual bursary programme. The club with the assistance of the university have utilized five of the six slots during 2019-2020 session.   

As a socio-cultural organization, the club during the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020 supported Oyo State Government Covid-19 Response with a donation of N1,000,000.00 (One Million naira) only to Oyo State COVID-19 Endowment Fund to assist the government in combating the spread of the dreaded disease. The donation has been acknowledged and listed with the other donors on the website of the Fund – https://covid19.oyostate.gov.ng/donations.html

Ordinary General Meetings of the Club are held on the second Sunday of every month in Lagos or Ibadan as may be the choice of the host except in December which is for the preparation of our Annual party/ Lecture/ Bursary Awards.

Textile Labour House, 10, ACME Road, Ogba Industrial Estate, Ikeja, Lagos.



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