Lai Olurode  celebrates 69th birthday in style


Lai Olurode was born in Iwo, November 2, 2021. Today is his 69th birthday. He had his primary and secondary education at Aipate Baptist Primary and Baptist High schools, Iwo, respectively.

His first and masters degree were from the University of Lagos. After his first degree and being the best graduating student of his set in 1979, upon the completion of the mandatory national service in 1980, he got an automatic employment as a graduate assistant in August 1980 at the university of Lagos.

He obtained his doctorate degree from the university of Sussex in Britain in 1985. He had been head of Sociology Department and later Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences. He was appointed  by President Goodluck Jonathan as a National Commissioner into the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2010.

Olurode is an author of several publications, a regular face on television and commentator on national and international issues. He is the Chairman of the University of Lagos Muslim Community and proprietor of The Wings Schools in Iwo.

A social critic, he is an advocate of political restructuring, social justice,  power devolution and political inclusiveness.


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