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Ayo Martins

business executive , Chief

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.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Farming, badminton.


Married Olayide Adigun, October 16, 1946. Children: Olufemi, Olugbenga, Funmilola, Bolanle, Oladepo, Fesola, Lolade.

Robert Ajibike Martins

Rabiatu Ashabi (Abimbola) Martins

Olayide Adigun

Olufemi Martins

Olugbenga Martins

Funmilola Martins

Bolanle Martins

Oladepo Martins

Fesola Martins

Lolade Martins