Robert Adeyinka Adebayo, Nigerian politician and military officer, Died at 88

Robert Adeyinka Adebayo was born on March 9, 1928 and died on March 8, 2017.

He was the former governor of the now defunct as the Western State of Nigeria, 1966–1971.

Adebayo became governor after Col. Francis Adekunle Fajuyi’s death in the 1966 coup d’état.

Adebayo received his education at All Saints School, Iyin-Ekiti, and later attended Eko Boys High School and Christ’s School Ado Ekiti.

Adebayo became a member of the West African Frontier Force in 1948 as a regiment signaler and later completed the Officer Cadet Training Course in Teshie, Ghana from 1950 to 1952.

When he had passed the War Office Examination for Commonwealth cadets in 1952 as well as the West African qualifying examination in 1953, he was commissioned as an officer in the Royal West African Frontier Force (RWAFF) as the 23rd West African military officer with number WA23 and 7th Nigerian military officer with number N7 after completing the War Office Cadet Training in Eaton Hall, England.

Later, Adebayo attended the Staff College course in Camberley (Surrey) in 1960 and the prestigious Imperial Defence College, London in late 1965 where he was the only African officer.

He died in Lagos.

Robert Adeyinka Adebayo passed away at 88 years old.