Joseph Fadahunsi

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Joseph Odeleye Fadahunsi
Governor of Western Region, Nigeria
In office
December 1962 – 16 January 1966
Preceded by Adesoji Aderemi
Succeeded by Adekunle Fajuyi
Personal details
Born 1901
Ilesha, Osun State
Died 12 May 1986 (aged 85)
Ilesha, Osun State

Joseph Odeleye Fadahunsi, KBE (1901 – 12 May 1986)[1] was a Nigerian businessman and politician who was a vice president of the National Council of Nigeria and the Cameroons. He also represented the Ilesha district in the House of Assembly during the nation's first republic, and subsequently served as the Governor of the Western Region of Nigeria.

Business career[edit]

Fadahunsi started work as a teacher at a government assisted school in Ilesha before he left teaching to become a produce buyer. He became a buyer under the United Trading Company, a branch of the Swiss Lutheran Church's missionary association, the Basle Mission. He started his business buying cocoa from farmers and hiring transporters to deliver the produce to the Ibadan office of the United Trading Company. He then earned enough profits to buy his own transport vehicles and his enterprise soon expanded into the transport sector.[2]


  1. ^ Ladigbolu, A.G.A. (1996). The African governor: Sir Chief Joseph Odeleye Fadahunsi. Lichfield Nigeria Limited. ISBN 9789783049895. Retrieved 2014-11-30. 
  2. ^ 18 The final tour