Olarewaju Joel Olawepo Profile

MR OLAREWAJU JOEL OLAWEPO


   

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olarewaju.joel@lmu.edu.ng

Olarewaju Joel Olawepo was born on 15th April 1950, at Omu-Aran, Kwara State, Nigeria. Joel is a Christian, male, and Yoruba by tribe. After elementary school at Omu-Aran, he attended Government Secondary School, Ilorin where he passed out in 1971 with Division one. He gained admission into University of Ife and obtained B. Sc. Agric. in 1976. He also attended University of New-England, Armidale, Australia and obtained Diploma in Agric. Econs. in 1985. Joel obtained M. Sc. in Extension Education in 1992 at the University of Missouri, Columbia, USA.

Olarewaju spent about 27 years in the service of Kwara State Government, particularly in Kwara Agricultural Development Project (KWADP). He worked with farmers in the area of increasing their productivity and profitability through adoption of production recommendation packages, in crops and livestock, using various extension education methods. He rose from bottom to become the Chief Executive Officer, otherwise called Project Manager/Managing Director of KWADP in 1997till 2004.

Joel travelled throughout the length and breadth of Nigeria attending meetings, workshops, seminars and conferences called by the Federal government and the external donor agencies such as The World Bank and African Development Bank. He attended short courses, workshops and conferences in overseas.

He has good interpersonal relationship and motivates staff to achieve organizational objectives. He had worked with different nationals and has good verbal and writing skills.

 

His hobbies include current affairs, reading and games.

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