Adekunle Fajuyi

Adekunle Fajuyi Biography / Profile

Francis Adekunle Fajuyi was born in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria on June 26th, 1926 to the late Pa. Isaiah and Felicia Osundunke Fajuyi.

Adekunle Fajuyi Age

Adekunle Fajuyi would have been 97 years old, if he were alive today. May his soul rest in peace.

Adekunle Fajuyi Early Life

Fajuyi attended St. George’s Catholic School, Ado-Ekiti. He joined the army on November 16th, 1943. After the basic military training in Zaria, he proceeded to the Army Clerks Training School, Yaba. He also attended courses in Teshi, Ghana and the Officers Cadet School in the United King­dom, where he was commissioned as a Lieuten­ant in 1954.

Adekunle Fajuyi Career

Fajuyi served as Military Adviser, Headquarters ONUC, Congo (August – December, 1961), 2 i/c 3rd Battalion NA, Kaduna; Commanding Offi­cer, 1st Battalion, NA, Enugu and Commander, Abeokuta Garrison. He served in Germany on attachment to the British Army. In 1957, he at­tended the Platoon Commanders course in Eng­land. He also trained as an officer in Pakistan in 1964. On January 17th, 1966, he was appointed the first military governor of the Western Region by Major General Ironsi.

Fajuyi offered to die along with his guest, Ironsi, who had just con­cluded a nationwide tour in Ibadan, a day before the coupists stormed the Government House, Agodi, Ibadan on January 15th, 1966. Fajuyi paid the supreme sacrifice so that Nigeria could live, just a month after his 40th birthday.

Adekunle Fajuyi Personal Life

Fajuyi was married and had children. His first wife, Eunice Ayodele Fajuyi, died in her sleep on July 12th, 2013. The deceased’s first and only surviving son, Donald Olufemi, said his late mother would have turned 85 on July 27th.

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