Olawale Adeniji Ige

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Olawale Adeniji Ige
Minister of the Federal Ministry of Aviation
In office
Minister of the Federal Ministry of Communications
In office
Personal details
Born(1938-10-13)13 October 1938
Lagos, Nigeria
Died9 May 2022(2022-05-09) (aged 83)
Political partyNon-Partisan

Olawale Adeniji Ige MFR (13 October 1938 – 9 May 2022)[1] was a Nigerian electrical engineer and former Minister of the Federal Ministry of Communications (1990–1992).[2] He also served as the Minister of the Federal Ministry of Aviation (1993).[3]

Life and career

He was born on 13 October 1938 in Ogbomosho, a city in Oyo State, Nigeria. He was educated at Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, the capital of Ogun State, Nigeria (1951–1956) where he obtained the West African School Certificate (WASC). He proceeded to the Polytechnic, Regent Street, London now University of Westminster where he obtained a Diploma in electrical engineering.[4] He later became a graduate of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in 1965.[5] He returned to Nigeria as a chartered engineer in 1967 to join the services of the Federal Ministry of Communications where he rose to the position of a Director General in 1989.[6][7] He was appointed the honorable Minister of the Federal Ministry of Communications in 1990, a tenure that ended in 1992 and later reappointed the Minister of the Federal Ministry of Aviation in 1993.[8] He was the first civilian Chairman of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited, NITEL, and was the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Nigerian Internet Group[9] and also on the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC.[10]

Awards and fellowship

See also


  1. ^ Ex-Minister Of Communications, Ige, Dies At 83
  2. ^ Awoyemi Femi. "NIG has been pivotal to ICT in Nigeria-Engr Olawale Ige MFR Former Minister of Communications, Nige". proshareng.com.
  3. ^ "Nigeria: NIG to Focus On Broadband Devt At 2013 AGM". ictafrica.info.
  4. ^ RapidxHTML. "The Nigeria Academy of Engineering :: promoting excellence in technology and engineering training and practice to ensure the technological growth and economic development of Nigeria". nae.org.ng.
  5. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/201009150435.html[bare URL]
  6. ^ "open access fibre Archives - Technology Times Hub". Technology Times Hub.
  7. ^ "Rural Telephony: MTN covers 350 uncovered villages with smart technology". Vanguard News. 26 October 2010.
  8. ^ "Ndukwe, Ige for celebration of 50 years of ICT tomorrow". Vanguard News. 28 September 2010.
  9. ^ "Nigeria Internet Group - Board of Trustees". nig.org.ng.
  10. ^ "Olawale Ige". Nigeria CommunicationsWeek.
  11. ^ "GMD Bags Fellowship of Nigerian Academy of Engineering > NNPC". nnpcgroup.com.
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