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Ayo Martins

Ayo Martins, business executive, chief. Decorated World War medal. Served to sergeant major British Colonial Army, 1941-1946.; Member National Party Nigeria (official).


  • Martins, Ayo was born on October 31, 1919 in Ile Ife, Oyo, Nigeria. Son of Robert Ajibike and Rabiatu Ashabi (Abimbola) Martins.

  • Education

    • Diploma in English, Bennet College, Shefield, England, 1939. Diploma in Catering, Catering Institute Great Britain, 1948.


    • Teacher African Church School, Ile Ife, 1939-1940. Clerical officer Nigerian Railway, Lagos, 1947-1948. Catering officer Unibadan, 1949-1952.

      Politician with various political parties, Nigeria, 1953-1983. Executive chairman Ife Cleaning and Sanitary Services Ltd., Ile Ife, since 1983, Ayo Martins Enterprises, Ile Ife, since 1983. Chief Moluberin of Iwo, Otun Ijo African Church Ile-Ife.

      Organising secretary Action Group, Ife, 1952-1954, North Carolina.N.C., Nigeria, 1955-1958. Member Western House Assembly, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1959-1965. Parliamentary secretary Western Regional Government, Ibadan, 1964-1966.


    Served to sergeant major British Colonial Army, 1941-1946. Member National Party Nigeria (official). Clubs: Ife Recreation (secretary 1956-1950), Unife Staff.

    Lodge: Reformed Ogboni Fraternity.



    Farming, badminton.


    • Married Olayide Adigun, October 16, 1946. Children: Olufemi, Olugbenga, Funmilola, Bolanle, Oladepo, Fesola, Lolade.
    • father: Robert Ajibike Martins
    • mother: Rabiatu Ashabi (Abimbola) Martins
    • spouse: Olayide Adigun
    • children: Olufemi Martins
    • Olugbenga Martins
    • Funmilola Martins
    • Bolanle Martins
    • Oladepo Martins
    • Fesola Martins
    • Lolade Martins
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    Born October 31, 1919