Kolapo Ishola

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Kolapo Olawuyi Ishola
Governor of Oyo State
In office
2 January 1992 – 17 November 1993
Preceded by Abdulkareem Adisa
Succeeded by Adetoye Oyetola Sode
Personal details
Born June 1934[1]
Died 9 August 2011 aged 77[1]

Chief Kolapo Olawuyi Ishola (June 1934 – August 9, 2011)[1] was a Nigerian politician who was elected on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform as Governor of Oyo State, Nigeria, holding office between January 1992 and November 1993 during the Nigerian Third Republic.[2]

Ishola started work as a Survey Assistant in the Ministry of Lands, (1956–1959), then as Building Inspector with the Ibadan Municipal Government (1959–1960). He also worked as Land Surveyor with the Federal government. He studied in London and became an associate of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. In 1969 he was awarded the Nigerian Surveyors Licence Certificate.[3]

Ishola was elected on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform as Governor of Oyo State in December 1991, taking office on 2 January 1992. On 3 September 1992 Ishola formally established the Oyo state post-primary schools teaching service commission.[4] He founded the School of Science, Pade, which was abandoned by the subsequent military government.[5] Ishola left office on 17 November 1993 when General Sani Abacha assumed power.[6]

Kolapo Olawuyi Ishola died in his sleep in the early hours of Tuesday, 9 August 2011 in Ibadan, South West Nigeria, aged 77.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d Oseheye Okwuofu (9 August 2011). "Ex-Oyo State governor, Kolapo Ishola is dead". The Nation (Nigeria). Archived from the original on 23 March 2012. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 
  2. ^ "Nigerian States". WorldStatesmen. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  3. ^ Oyo State past and present. Ministry of Information, Youth, Sports & Culture. 2002. pp. 50–51. 
  4. ^ "About TESCOM". Oyo State Post-Primary Schools Teaching Service Commission. Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  5. ^ "GOVERNOR ALAO-AKALA RESTATES HIS ADMINISTRATION'S COMMITMENT TO EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT". Oyo State Government. May 27, 2009. Retrieved 2010-04-30. [permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "About Oyo State". Oyo State Government. Retrieved 2010-04-30.