Biography Intro: Olasunkanmi Abioye Opeola,kurunloju Is the Oniroko, or traditional ruler, of the Yoruba town of Iroko, Oyo State, Nigeria. He has ruled since 4 February 2011.
NAME:Biography Of Olasunkanmi Abioye Opeola,kurunloju I
DATE OF BIRTH:9 March 1961
EDUCATION: He attended Iroko Grammar School, Iroko, then went on to St’ Andrew’s Teachers’ College, Iseyin in 1979, obtaining a Grade II certificate in 1982. He joined the Oyo State Teaching Service in 1983, and attended the Ikere Ekiti College of Education from 2000 to 2002, obtaining a Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE).
CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: He became the first leader of Iroko in over thirty years. There had previously been a dispute over who owned land in the area. The legal dispute was brought by Adetunji Kolapo, a tenant on the Oniroko’s land. In an interview with the Nigerian Tribune on 13 March 2012, the Oniroko said
“The man wrote a petition to the then Oyo State governor, General Oladayo Popoola, that he had a right to the Oniroko throne. This issue remained in and out of court for period of 32 years before the court finally gave its ruling on 31 January 2011 and before the man could go back to court, all evidences were tendered that a new Oniroko had been installed, in accordance with the directives of the state government.