Do you know any prominent University of Ilorin notable alumni? Below, you will find a list of the most famous alumni of the institution. The university is known not only for being one of the most popular and one of the best in the country but also for many prominent professionals who are its products.
Short University of Ilorin alumni list
Here you can find a list of the most famous ones who have made not only their alma mater proud, but also the entire country.
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- Femi Adebayo
Femi Adebayo is one of the most famous alumni of the University. He studied Law before he went into acting and became one of the most prominent Nollywood stars. Now, this Yoruba celebrity is a successful actor, producer, and film director. He received an award as the Best Yoruba Actor from the famous Afro Hollywood.
- Ezekiel Adebiyi
Ezekiel is a prospective and successful computation biologist and researcher, one of the most prominent research scientists in this field in Nigeria. He graduated from the University of Ilorin in 1991 and received an award as the most promising and outstanding students of the entire University. Now, Ezekiel is the President of the Nigerian Bioinformatic Society and the Vice President of the African Society for Bioinformatic and Computational Biology. He’s the first Bioinformatics Professor in West Africa.
- Sarah Alade
Sara is a former Governor of Central Bank. She took up position after the suspension of Lamido Sanusi in 2014 and stayed in charge until Godwin Emefiele took over. Sarah Alade Ph.D. in Management Science at University of Ilorin in 1991.
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- Abdul Rasheed Na’Allah
Abdul Rasheed is a popular author who’s known for his article for The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought. His received Bachelor of Arts at the University of Ilorin in 1988. Several years later, he obtained Master of Arts in literature at the same University. After this, Abdul Rasheed traveled to Edmonton, Canada, to the University of Alberta where he obtained a Ph.D. in comparative literature.
- Charles Ayo
Charles Ayo Ph.D in Numerical Computation at University of Ilorin. His education started at the Ahmadu Bello University but eventually he ended up in Ilorin, after which he moved to Lagos, he left Lagos to become Vice Chancellor of Covenant University.
- Aize Obayan
Aize used to be the Vice Chancellor of both the Covenant University and Landmark University. Having received her Ph.D. from the University of Ilorin, she used to be a lecturer at a British University! After the University of Roehampton, UK, she returned to Nigeria where the joined the Covenant University.
- Josephine Obiajulu Odumakin
This famous activist for human rights, the leader of many organizations for human rights and for the rights of women received her B.Sc., M.Sc and Ph.D at the University of Ilorin. She is one of the most prominent and notable alumni of this university.
- Johnson Bamidele Olawumi
This man is outstanding in many things. The former Director General of the NYSC, a Major General of the Nigerian army, a Coordinator of the Nigerian military aviation, he has also been the chief of cyber security department at the Defense Space Agency.
The General received his Bachelor’s degree from the Nigerian Defense Academy (1988) and went to further education at University of Ilorin where he received his M.Sc in Mechanical Engineering (1997). In 2006, he also received a Master’s degree in defense studies at the University of London.
- Is-haq Oloyede
The Chief Executive of JAMB received his Bachelor’s degree in Arabic studies at the University of Ilorin in 1978. His Doctorate in Islamic Studies is also from University of Ilorin (1991).
- Nkem Owoh
Many people know him as Osuofia due to one of the most famous movies of his, Osuofia in London. Nkem has been one of the most popular comedy actors in Nollywood for years. Just as many other Nollywood stars, this guy study a completely different course at a University of Ilorin, but became an actor.
This is a short list of some most famous alumni of Ilorin University. Of course, there are many Unilorin alumni doing great things in the world and every year, more outstanding, talented, and promising young professionals leave it’s amiable walls.
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