ForeverMissed

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
2 Timothy 4:7-8

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Prof. Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo, 79 years old, born on December 3, 1941, and transitioned to glory on March 17, 2021.

We are comforted that he is resting in the bossom of the Lord. He lives forever in glory, and we will meet again some day.
Till then, rest on, dear one!



For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.


Posted by Emmanuel Kayode Oladimeji on May 28, 2021
A Tribute To A Blessed Soul: Prof J. A. T. Ojo

by

Dr. E. K. Oladimeji FCILRM, FCIPM, FIPPM

Professor J. A. T. Ojo of Ikogosi Ekiti, a UNILAG Don, Professor Emeritus of International Banking and Finance, UNILAG, President several terms of MMU(Men's Missionary Union), Baptist, Obanikoro, Lagos, former(Ex) staff of OPEC, Vienna, Austria, Fellow CIBN, Nigeria,(formerly NIB), Former Dean Business School, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, a humble man, has gone to rest from his labours at 79.

Prof. made great impact on a number of souls I knew, including the UNILAG B.Sc. Finance (with special reference to Banking, class of 1986) of which I am one humble part.

I have been so blessed by our late father Prof Ojo, his wife and the divinely blessed children from brother Toyin, eldest, to the youngest. I was an orphan admitted to study in Prof's department and he practically adopted me, housed me, tutored me, personally taught me Finance Research(even till far into the night), Article writing, Academics, Consulting, Christianity (practically, by his love for people) I am honored, immensely grateful to God and humbled by this life so lovingly lived and so positively touching to humanity!

Referring to an earlier tribute, what can we say about the Agbeje he gave us to eat! The bananas for UNILAG Staff Primary School children visiting Prof at his UNILAG office! Now at age 54, I still remember those children singing "Baba Ologede" as they dance away from his door. The pawpaw fruit for young souls refreshed by his care, jovial spirit and magnanimity!

The love and closeness to the ways of Christ, the Prince of Peace, shared by Prof Ojo and the entire Tade family, shown to us from other families, is a beautiful thing to behold! The elders of that family and even the "younger" ones, like Kolade Alade, Tayo Tade, made many happy to have known this family!

We have been greatly loved because "God gave us you," sir! Rest in the blossom of the Lord, until we meet to part no more.

Humbly

Dr. Emmanuel Kayode Oladimeji
Lead Consult
Clarity Consultancy Services.
0802 322 4614, emmanuelola@yahoo.com
Posted by Ifeoluwa Ojo on May 22, 2021
TRIBUTE BY MR & MRS SUNDAY MACKONOR

The just never die. This is true of Deacon Professor J.A.T. Ojo. He just slept. A man of many parts. He loves God, work for God and walked with God. A man who loves his family and care for everyone around him. He is a giver. He made an indelible mark on the sands of time. A man of impeccable character. Never say die. A mission oriented. I loved  him for his tenacity and courage in things of God. He is an honest man. God keep his family always. Mr&Mrs. Sunday Mackonor
Posted by Olusegun Ayadi on May 17, 2021
PROFESSOR J.A.T. OJO WAS INDEED THE PROFESSOR OF PROFESSORS

I first met Professor J.A.T. Ojo when I enrolled in the Department of Finance at the University of Lagos in the late 1970s. He later left Nigeria for Vienna, Austria for a short opportunity with OPEC. After his return to Unilag our path crossed. I had completed the B.Sc. degree program and was a graduate assistant and a member of the first cohort of the M.Sc. degree in finance in the department. Professor Ojo was one of my professors. He reached out to me, and I became close to the family. My closeness to the family led me to attend church with the Ojos. I left Nigeria in the late 1980s and was regularly in touch with the family. My relationship with Professor Ojo was the reason I chose to serve as a Fulbright Scholar at Covenant University in 2012 when he was a key member of the university. Professor Ojo was a scholar in the true sense of the word. He was a hard worker who would stay diligently in his office at all hours conducting academic research. Anyone who knew Professor Ojo would tell you of his devotion to academia. He made his mark in the field of banking and finance in Nigeria and beyond. At a recent ‘Celebration of Life’ in Toyin’s church in the U.S., Toyin said that his dad turned down monetary offers from some “executive” students. I was shocked. Of course, some Nigerians are bold in a negative way. I cannot wrap my head on the idea that someone would look at Professor Ojo and bring such a request to him. The Professor Ojo that I knew was an upright man. A man who was dedicated to God, family and his community. In 2012, when I was at Covenant University with Professor Ojo, he would attend the church service on any Sunday in Ota and then drive back to Lagos to attend a second service at the Shepherd Hill Baptist Church. Professor Ojo was a father to all. Any time he was in the U.S., he would call to let me know he was around. Most of the time, we would organize a get-together and would appreciate his prayer points as a man favored by God. I have no doubt that the Lord has accepted him into His bosom. I’m already missing him sorely. May the Lord grant him Eternal Rest.
Posted by Temitayo Taiwo on May 16, 2021
It’s still like a dream to me ,I am yet to believe that you have left us in this world, when I close my eyes all I see is the memories of you daddy,you never compromised on education ,you instilled godly values in us and always preach to me to be better everyday , It breaks my heart that I am writing this at this time ,but I know you are resting at Gods right hand,your great deeds and legacy lives on in our heart,I love you always

YOUR DAUGHTER
BUSOLA
Posted by Temitayo Taiwo on May 15, 2021
Little did we know that God was going to call your name, i feels like I am dreaming, I still remember vividly in the morning before you left us I was giving you a drink then you looked at me and said “ Temitayo is it okay thank you “ you held my hand and smiled at me, it breaks my heart to lose you daddy, you left us peaceful memories I remember your favorite song on the Baptist hymnal clapping your hand , gesticulating full of joy while singing it “ I will not forget thee or leave thee in my hands I fold thee in my hands I hold thee...“i take confort in knowing that my dad is no longer in pain. I love you always ❤️❤️

Your daughter
Temitayo
Posted by Sola Shodimu on May 13, 2021
Daddy, you will forever live in our hearts. I was shocked when I heard of your departure unto glory seeing you two days before your departure. I believe you have gone to rest at the Bossom of your saviour. A daddy to me and my siblings. An amazing, energetic, supportive, devoted to God's service and humanity, a disciplinarian and my super hero. I and my siblings Taye, Kehinde, Femi,Tope and others will miss you greatly and the biblical principles you have taught us will remain forever in our hearts. May your soul find perfect peace. Rest on till the resurrection morning Daddy Prof. JAT OJO
Posted by Kemi Osimosu on May 12, 2021
Dear Daddy Campus and Prof, as my siblings and I fondly remember you, you were always supportive of our academic pursuits.

Oh I remember how devoted you were to family devotions every morning and evening.

We know you are resting on in the blossom of our heavenly father.

Kemi Osimosu
Posted by Julius OJO on May 12, 2021
DADDY PROF. JOSHUA ADEWALE THOMPSON OJO.
I really do not know where to start. I have found it too difficult and unbelievable writing a tribute to someone whom I have known from childhood as a father. More so when we were trusting God while you were asking us to join our faith with yours believing you would get well soon.
Hardly did I know that I would be so close to you in 1968 when you taught me History in form one at Ekiti Parapo College, Ido - Ekiti where you worked briefly after graduating from the University of Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University. It was during this time that you met my only sister Florence Olayemi, the girl who eventually became your wife of forty years before her demise in 2009. You have been there for me and my family as a father and somebody to look up to as I was always around you and your wife since then.
The memory is still fresh of how you used to drive all the way from Lagos to Ikogosi to see Yeye (as your late mother was fondly called), to Epe to see my mother, to Ado-Ekiti to see your sister Mrs Ilojo, Akure to see Daddy Ogundare and Ondo to visit Baba Ondo (your late Uncle). On our way back,  the car would be loaded to the brim (with no space to put our legs), with fresh farm produce such as yam, assorted vegetables, plantain, bush meat which you loved so dearly, assorted fruits and in particular your favorite pumpkins (agbeje). Oh! how time flies.
My trip to Austria in 1979 for holiday with your children when you were working at OPEC while your wife was a student in Germany is still fresh in my memory. It was from your home I took off to my own home. My wedding was planned from your home and conducted at your church, Shepherd Hill Baptist Church Obanikoro, as I started my own family with my husband. Even after our wedding, we had to put up with your family for good 6 months before moving to our own apartment. This is how magnanimous you were to us.
Our children grew up to know you as “Daddy Campus”.
Daddy, what more can we say, you were a loving husband to your wife. You stood with her when she needed your presence. Quite unfortunate she was snatched away from you suddenly by the cold hands of death in 2009. An incidence that shook you greatly!!! You were a faithful and wonderful father to your children. Thank God that you trained them in the ways of the Lord which is evident in their lives even when they had left home.
What more can we say, your godly virtues is highly contagious as no one can go out without the morning devotion nor sleep without the night prayer time and fellowship. Daddy, our consolation is that you modeled many lives. You left a godly legacy for all of us. You touched numerous lives and homes. Above all, we are confident that you are resting in the bosom of the Lord you loved so much.
Good night Daddy. We shall meet at the resurrection morning where we meet to part no more.

VICTORIA MODUPE OJO
Posted by Ojo Adenike on May 10, 2021
Daddy Daddy just the way I call you,I miss u so much,I remember how you react to every word on the hymn book making us dance and jump on the songs,you taught me a lot that I can never forget,you disciplined me as well,you always promised to stay strong regardless,it’s so sad to loss you so soonBut I’m rest assured that your singing songs with your maker,thank you for being an icon to all of us love you daddy ❤️,RIP daddy
Your Kehinde
Posted by Lanre Adekanmbi on May 8, 2021
You are going to be greatly missed daddy. You were an epitome of humility, love and devotion to your God. I remember when we moved to Magodo in 2012, you became so close to our family as if we've known for years. Every morning then, you would come and knock at our door and began to sing joyfully and the environment would become a mini church worship. You were so caring and selfless and you would never look down on anybody. You reflected Christ in all you did and there was no way anyone could cast aspersion on your genuine born again experience. Daddy, daddy as I fondly called you, you will be greatly missed . I am so certain that you are already amongst the heavenly choir singing joyfully. Rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Danladi Dele Agbeyo on May 8, 2021
Prof. J.A.T Ojo has always been a complete gentleman. Soft speaking. Unassuming.
I was in Form 1 while he was in his final year. Form 5. I never for once saw him quarrel with his mates or punish a junior throughout the time. The last time I met him was during the launching of his book at Covenant University in the company of Chief Olorunfemi and Engineer Bejide. It was also the first time, I set my eyes on the Proprietor of the University. Bishop David Oyedepo. Thereafter, Prof. Ojo intervened unsuccessfully to ensure we are offered the Language Laboratory installations contract by the institution. It was awarded to our rival who made a poor job of it. The lab has to date, remained redundant since it was installed. That showed how caring and patrotic he was. Exceptional. 
May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace. Goodnight my Professor.
Posted by Ojo Adenike on May 6, 2021
Daddy! Hmmm...Words fail me to be honest..A strong man indeed! You fought battles physically and spiritually. You loved God dearly you didn’t joke with your Christian life. You thought me so many lovely hymns. Still hard to phantom but God knows best.
I will forever miss how you call me to put on the water heater,bring your water from upstairs and charge your phone. My tayee like you foundly call me lol. Daddy I really miss you so much. Rest on icon!

Taiwo Temidayo Taiwo(your Tayee)
Posted by Ranti Adedayo on May 6, 2021
We bless the Lord for the life and times of Prof JAT.I first met Prof in 1997 when I served my Sabbatical at DLI, University of Lagos and he was the Director of the Institute. A good boss who was very kind and always willing to help.I really enjoyed working with him and he gave me good advice for the development of my Career.
Our paths crossed again in 2004 when I was on Second Sabbatical at Covenant University, Once again he was my boss: the Dean of the Faculty where I served.The staff and students loved this aimable hardworking, erudite scholar who was a father figure to all
I later got to be connected with the family through his kind late wife, Mrs Florence Ojo ,who I discovered to be a senior sister to my friend, Mrs Victoria Ojo.I enjoyed my relationship with the family till his demise. The Baptist Convention and The Academic world will definitely miss Prof.May the Lord comfort his widow, his children and grandchildren and the entire Ojo family from Ikogosi.The Lord will glorify Himself in all the burial activities in Jesus name.Jesus is Lord!
Posted by Helen Akinade on May 5, 2021
Your demise came to me as a rude shock. Your smiling face even in the face of challenges can never be forgotten. You lend your voice to issues in our management meetings and you are always willing to render advice when needed. Continue to rest in the blossom of your Lord and Master. Adieu prof.
Posted by Ojo Rotimi Bright on May 5, 2021
My Daddy,its a pity that death snatched you away from us, it was so painful, when l heard your sudden departure to great beyond, but am sure that you are now resting in the blossom of our Lord Almighty.
I will never forget you, sleep on until we meet to path no more.
           Dns Amigun Funmilayo.
Posted by Gbenle Grace on May 5, 2021
Grandpa, as I fondly call you. The day I heard you were gone to meet with the Lord, tears rolled down my eyes. I know you are in heaven smiling down at us, because you were indeed an epitome of Humility, a Singer, teacher, father and leader per excellence. The short time I had with you in Mountain Top University as my Dean will never and can never be forgotten for good. I remember the song you always sing any time you see me, because my name is Grace
"Grace, grace, God's grace,
Grace that will pardon and cleanse within;
Grace, grace, God's grace,
Grace that is greater than all our sin!"
I pray that the Grace of God will not depart from your family and loved ones whom you left behind.
Baba JAT as fondly called by some of us, sleep on, in the bosom of our Lord, till we meet at His feet. Baba rere
Posted by OLUROTIMI OLURIN on May 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO A PROFESSOR OF PROFESSORS

Popularly known as "Prof. JAT". A father to many students and friends to many lecturers. An epitome of blessings to all who had encounter with him. He was my lecturer, 1986 - 89 (Unilag.) and also my dean during this period. After 29 years (2018), Prof. Ojo was the Dean, College of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, Mountain Top University, where I am currently lecturing. He worked all through his lifetime. His passion for teaching, researching, coaching, mentoring and publishing books had no boundaries. He feared God and was committed to the works of God as a chorister. A disciplinarian and a man of high integrity. He surprised me anytime I find him teaching as he would not sit but stand and move from one point to another to assess the understanding of the students. His classes were very interactive and until his retirement in 2019, Prof JAT had been a father to all in the College of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences (CHMS), MTU Adieu Prof.

Dr. Omokehinde J.O
Accounting and Finance Department,
Mountain Top University,
Prayer City
Ogun State.
Posted by Olayemi Esezobor on May 5, 2021
Tribute to "my Baba" as he was fondly referred to.
I served with Professor J.A.T. Ojo as his secretary at Mountain Top University, he exhibited excellent loving and forgiving spirit. Baba would call my name countless time "Yemi Yemi". Oh what a beautiful soul!!!
I am sure Prof. Ojo was in God and God was in Him and hallelujah He is now with God.

Rest on Prof. Joshua Adéwálé Thompson Ojo!!!
Posted by Uchenna Udeani on May 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO LATE PROFESSOR JOSHUA ADEWALE THOMPSON OJO

The Bible in the book of Ecclesiastes Chapter 3, verses 1&2 says
"To everything there is a Season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die: a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted"

The season has come to bid farewell to our dear Professor Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo. A man whose humble beginning started as a Clerk at Barclays Bank between 1961 and 1965.

Late Professor Adewale Ojo's quest for knowledge and scholarship led him to the Academics, where he rose and attained the coveted Professorial Chair in Finance on 1st October, 1984 in the University of Lagos.

Based on his yearning to contribute to the development of his Faculty, he was appointed Dean, Faculty of Business Administration between 1988 and 1992, Acting Dean from 1994 to 1995, making him serve for two consecutive tenures.

Not done with management at the University, late Professor Adewale Ojo achieved yet another feat on the 1st of August, 1995, as he was appointed the Director, Correspondence and Open Studies Institute, University of Lagos, a position he held until the 31st of July, 1997, (the first to be appointed outside the Faculty of Education).

Among his numerous achievements as Director of the Institute are:

Movement of the Institute from Faculty of Arts Building to its permanent site.

Standard welfare of Staff and Students of the Institute.

Selfless service to his numerous Students, Department of Finance, Faculty of Business Administration, Distance Learning Institute and the University in general. (This was attested to by the Vice-Chancellor Professor Oluwatoyin Temitayo Ogundipe, FAS who was one of his Postgraduate Students).

Late Professor Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo was an epitome of good character, a complete success in all sphere of life.

Our amiable Professor, we love you but God loves you more.

May your Gentle ana Kind Soul Rest in Perfect Peace. Amen.

Adieu! Adieu!! Adieu!!!

Professor Uchenna Udeani
Director, Distance Learning Institute
University of Lagos.
Posted by OLUROTIMI OLURIN on May 5, 2021
TRIBUTE TO DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR JOSHUA ADEWALE THOMPSON OJO

Distinguished Professor Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo, the pioneer Dean of the College of Humanities, Management and Social Sciences, Mountain Top University, has gone to be with the Lord and we celebrate Jesus in his life. When 'Baba', as we fondly called him assumed duty in the College, he showered everyone with positive aura, sense of responsibility, anointing for impact and humorous disposition.

Baba was very friendly and related freely with everyone in spite of the wide margin of age between him and every member of the College. He was an embodiment of compassion and practiced Christianity of no deceit. He related with every College member's problem's of life personally and was always willing to bring solution to such problems be it physical, social, financial or spiritual. He was a gifted counselor as he would sit the affected persons down for a session of Godly advise which in most cases brought solution to such problems.

Simple but thorough, Baba always frowned at tardiness. He instilled in members of the College a deep sense of responsibility. He knew how to commend good/positive performances and how to lovely/Godly rebuke/correct shortcomings .

Baba was a firm believer in the word of God and its power. At every College Board meeting, Baba would always utilize the opportunity to read the word of God and give exhortation. This was very dear to him as he believed that all issues of life were settled in the word of God. As a result of this, every member of the College became a better person.

With Baba, there was no dull moment; his sense of humor was legendary and second to none in the entire University. If he took part in any stand-up comedy competition, there was no doubt that Baba would defeat all other contestants. In all, Baba was humane, friendly and Godly. He impacted positively all that came his way. He will be sorely missed, not only by his biological family members but also by his academic family where he had been a mentor for several decades. We rejoice with the family for the good life Baba lived, for the legacy he left behind, and above all, for the hope of where Baba has gone to be- heaven.

Distinguished Professor Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo, you came, you saw, you conquered. Until we meet to part no more, good night!


Professor Akinyomi John Oladele
College of Humanities, Management & Social Sciences
Mountain Top University
Prayer City
Ogun State
Posted by Ojo Rotimi Bright on May 3, 2021
Dear Daddy, you left a vaccum that nobody can fill, you're a great man that we be hardly forgotten within the family of Alu Tade dynasty, your country home of Ikogosi Ekiti, the Universities community and all other places you have worked both locally and internationally, you are endowed and respected all over.
You impacted positively to human development, you helped always, you are just a RARE GEM, daddy.
An Emeritus Professor Sir, am already missing you, your counsel, advice (s) always, you taught me to be focus and diligent and never be distracted to achieved my goals.
You bring succumbed, joy and happiness to anyone that come across you at any time, above all the fear of God is your watchword.
Daddy, who are we to query God especially when it is the death of a GREAT MORTAL, confidant and father of many, you are GONE, but always fresh in my heart, good night and rest on Sir.
                 Your Son
                 Hon, Rotimi Ojo Bright.
           
Posted by Ojo Rotimi Bright on May 3, 2021
Ha! adieu my beloved elder brother, this life is misery "Ajanaku subu ko le dide, o di gbere Egbon mi owon, o di gbose , ojo Miran oja",
I will never forget you in my life, God bestowed on you wisdom and understanding from above,you are so brilliant, vibrant, diligent and above all fear of God is your watchword.
Our father late Pa Mathew Ojo Tade died in 1957 when you're in form 2 at Ekiti parapo college, that morning of our father demise on 28th September 1957, our mother late Lydia Adesoye Ojo told our father that look at Adewale who was sent for school fees from school and our father replied that every one will contribute ten ten kobo for your assistance and he gave up the ghost, ha what a lost, calamity!
Since then God have been showing mercy and uncommon favor upon Adewale my brother,he won scholarship in IJERO districts Council in 1958 till 1960 to complete his secondary education.
He equally won federal scholarship due to his brilliance to further his education in 1968 to England where he obtained his MSC and PhD respectively.
In England, he ensures that all of us, his younger ones we're able to further their education, he enroll me at Uromi trade School in 1968 to 1972.
I know him as my father because, l was just 12 years when our father died and up till his dead he played and demonstrated fathers roles to every one of us, he confessed how dearly he loves me, he tells me everything l need to know, he said whenever we are aged and gone that he loves us to meet at a resurrection day,adieu my brother.
We met last in October 2020 when he came for burial and l told him to correct some issues which he obliged immediately as if he knows that his time is nearer, l got wind of his sickness and l visited him immediately in Lagos where l asked him of is fearing and he said promptly that's not feeling better at all, l prayed for him and he responded, but unfortunately he died five days l left his place.
I ll forever missing you on daily basis,o ma se o.
My Father, brother, l love you dearly but l know God knows the best we shall meet on resurrection day, Adieu, o digba o.
              Chief Joseph Olalere Ojo
              Samoyun of Ikogosi Ekiti.
Posted by Tayo Tade on April 30, 2021
Professor J A T Ojo
Rest in peace my Dearest Daddy. You taught us how to be patient. You taught us how to love God and be loving. You taught us how to teach our children morals, values and virtues, and to give a legacy of sound education to them. l can not mention everything that you have done to make life comfortable for us. l will remember you always for the good you have done to my family and everybody around you. Thank you my dearest Daddy. You are a gift to humanity. Good Night .

Beatrice Tade-Odejide
Posted by Tayo Tade on April 29, 2021
The Chiefs and generality of Erigbe Sons and Daughters of Ikogosi-Ekiti condole with the Samoyun's Family on the death of their illustrious son, the first Professor in Ikogosi-Ekiti, late Professor Adewale Ojo. Rest in the bosom of your God till we meet to part no more. Adieu Papa Professor. From Chief Oluwadare Akinyemi Olokeore. For Erigbe People.
Posted by Akin Oladeji-Johnbrown on April 27, 2021
Prof JAT Ojo was my mentor in academic world. He was instrumental to my starting a Doctoral Degree in Finance at the University of Lagos ("UNILAG")and subsequent appointment as a pioneer staff of Department of Banking and Finance at the then Ondo State University Ado Ekiti ("OSUA"). Although my stay in academics was brief, the mentorship of Prof Ojo is evergreen in my memory.
As an academia in Department of Finance at UNILAG for many years, he contributed immensely to the training and manpower needs of the Nigeria banking industry.
At OSUA, with other pioneering academics, Prof developed a curriculum that elicits the interest of staff and students in wide areas of Banking and Finance("BF"), hence OSUA was able to produce in 1989 a set of graduating students who are now accomplished professionals in BF. Most of these students are mainly Ekiti indigenes because of community interest of Prof Ojo to Ekiti natives at home and diaspora .
Prof was unassuming and an accomplished authority in Development Finance. He will be missed by all. May His soul rest in peace.
Posted by Tayo Tade on April 27, 2021
Professor JAT OJO was one of my mentors, he helped me to secure admission for law degree at University of Lagos. Immediately i completed my law degree my former company Dunlop Nigeria Plc elevated me to the post of purchasing manager.

Daddy your good deeds will continue to follow you. Continue to rest in the bossom of our Lord Jesus Christ. My Daddy, My Prof as was popularly called, Adieu! Adieu! Adieu!!! Good night.

One of your first class beneficiaries, and your son, Biodun Ogundipe ( Balesi of Ikogosi Ekiti).
Posted by Tayo Tade on April 27, 2021
The role naturally conferred on you as the ELDERLY FATHER in the house of ALU-TADE of Ikogosi-Ekiti, this you diligently/adequately served well and held so dearly to your heart. Your death created a big hole in the family as there are major assignment and projects the reports of which you would have loved and gladly taken to our progenitors: Late Miriam Oyindamola Alade (Nee Tade), Late Rev. Solomon Ogunmola Tade, Late Matthew Ojo Tade, Late Enoch Oni Tade and Late Julianah Ajibola Oguntusa (Nee Tade). As it is, the onus now is left to us here to carry forth with the projects and see to its logical conclusion, for which I know you will be greatly pleased so as others in the great beyond. We are MISSING YOU ALREADY my FATHER! We will forever cherish with fondness every moment you spent here. Such MEEKNESS, HUMILITY and a BEAUTIFUL SOUL with the HEART OF GOLD. Rest on well with the LORD JESUS CHRIST whom you so much loved and served all your life. It is well, all all is well! Love as ever.
Your Son: Tayo Tade.
Posted by kayode oguntuashe on April 26, 2021
I write on behalf of myself, my family, and Ekiti Parapo Unilag Estate to express our deep condolence to the family of Prof. Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo of Ikogosi-Ekiti and pay a tribute to this worthy son of Ekiti.

Prof. J.A.T Ojo was a highly celebrated scholar who distinguished himself as one of the foremost Financial Economists in the land. We observed with pride the trajectory of his academic career from University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) to Universities of Leeds and Wales where he left a blazing trail. His sojourn as an international money and financial analyst at OPEC secretariat in Vienna also prepared him for a sterling career at the University of Lagos where he was head of Finance Department and Dean of Faculty. We noted with admiration that even in retirement, he was a much sought-after professor of finance by Covenant University and Mountain Top University, his last port.

Prof. J.A.T Ojo was a highly valued member of Ekiti Parapo in whom we are all proud.........an unassuming, un-obtrusive yet extremely cerebral ambassador of Ekiti. A committed and un-apologetic Christian of the Baptist Faith, we pray that God in His mercy would rest his gentle soul and keep the loved ones he has left behind.

May his soul rest in peace.

Prof. Kayode Oguntuashe
(President Ekiti Parapo, Unilag Estate, Magodo)
Posted by Adebiyi Adesuyi on April 25, 2021
PROFESSOR ADE T. OJO: A GIANT IN THE BANKING WORLD

Professor Ade T. Ojo was a great academic, a dynamic researcher, a development enthusiast and a benevolent father.

He was essentially the progenitor of Banking and Finance as a discipline in Nigeria. He was instrumental to the establishment of Banking and Finance Department in Ondo State University (now Ekiti State University). My coursemates and I were the pioneer students of Banking and Finance in OSUA in 1985. We had the privilege to be taught by Professor Ojo for four academic sessions. Yes, we were under his academic training for eight semesters. He gave us all the education one could dream of in domestic and international finance. He loved us so much that all academic and non-academic staff in the university recognized us as his adopted children.

His demise was like the fall of the brightest star from the firmament of Finance. All his former students who are now leaders in the private and public sectors of the economy felt the huge loss. A great mentor has exited this world. A prolific author has just dropped his pen and left for the celestial realm. He will sorely be missed.

In recognition of his positive impact on us when we were his students, my classmates and I (OSUA BFN '89) have created an Endowment Fund in his honour. Our Endowment Fund will enable Ekiti State University to give Professor Ade T. Ojo's Prize to the best graduate of Banking and Finance at the University's Annual Convocation. Every recipient of the Prize will also receive N50,000.00 as a reward for academic excellence. This will serve to memorialize Professor Ojo. It is worth mentioning that contributions into the Endowment Fund began about three months before his death. Our intention was to allow him to witness the honour while he was alive but God had a better plan for his eternal retirement. In spite of his demise, OSUA BFN '89 has resolved to go ahead with the glorious plan.

On behalf of all members of OSUA BFN '89, I pray for the repose of his gentle soul. May the Lord comfort his wife, children and grandchildren.

Goodnight, our amiable Professor. Adieu, the father of Bankers and Financiers.

Adebiyi Adesuyi
Chairman, OSUA BFN '89.
Posted by Benson Babatunde Odewale on April 25, 2021
TRIBUTE TO DN. PROF. J.A.T. OJO (1941 - 2021).

Shakespeare said "All the world is a stage, and men and women merely players. They have their entrances and their exits..."So, our beloved Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo , the godly,erudite scholar of international repute, humble and caring friend and brother has played his part and left the stage.
He advocated hard work, honesty and truthfulness. He took interest in people around him and made sacrifice for them as necessary. All who were close to him will always remember him as a person who viewed situations and challenges from positive angle. No doubt he has deposited something valuable in us all not only to help us here but also more importantly, in eternity with Jesus.
I conclude this tribute in King David's words in Psalm 37 verse 25 "I have been young, and now am old, yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken not his seed begging bread."
May we all finish our earthly journey well and strong as well in the mighty name of Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. Amen

Rest on in peace our dear brother.

Tribute by Rev'd. Benson B. & Olawande .V Odewale
Posted by Rolake Ajala on April 25, 2021
I knew Daddy Ojo as a dedicated and kind father to all. I spoke to him last in January 2021 and didn't think it would be the last time. I've had many good encounters with him when he visited.
you were and will always be an inspiration to us, the entire family and anyone who knew you. You have left a void in the family that will never be filled. Your Death came as a shock to us and as you sit in the arms of the Lord, I pray your gentle soul continue to rest in peace sir.
Posted by TOMOLA OBAMUYI on April 24, 2021
TRIBUTE TO LATE PROFESSOR JOSHUA ADEWALE THOMPSON OJO, FCIB, FIMC
. . . BY PROFESSOR TOMOLA M. OBAMUYI

I am inspired to celebrate the life and times of Late Professor Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo, also known as Professor JAT, who spent most part of his life earnestly seeking ways to better the careers of others. When one looks around and see the number of academic products (former students) of Baba, many of whom are now Professors, Bankers, Industrialists, Consultants, Pastors, Business men/women, among others, one can say without equivocation that he fulfilled the divine mandate of fruitfulness.

Professor J. A. T. Ojo has fundamentally influenced my academic development as my Mentor and Supervisor at both first and second degrees. He read and improved the quality of my Ph.D thesis and inaugural lecture. He was a Lead Editor of the book published by the School of Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, to honour me as the first Substantive Dean of the School. To God be the glory, I am happy that he was able to read the book, which was delivered to him on Sunday, 14th March, 2021, before he died on Wednesday, 17 March, 2021.

In appreciation of the rare robust academic-heartedness of the Late Distinguished Professor, all his academic products (former students) have agreed to stand by the family, pay the last respect by attending the programmes of the burial ceremony and ensure that the dream of baba does not die with him.

Our prayer is that God shall grant his soul eternal rest, and he shall live in the best heaven.

Prof. Tomola M. Obamuyi
The Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria
Posted by Oluwatoyin Matthew on April 24, 2021
I knew Prof JAT Ojo right from his days at Covenant University, he was a complete gentleman and he played his fatherly role so well. Baba Ojo, as I fondly call him, always smiled and would ask after my welfare. Adieu the Doyen of Banking and Finance in Nigeria. Goodnight Baba Ojo.
Posted by oloyede john adebayo on April 23, 2021
TRIBUTE TO DADDY LATE PROF J A T OJO
 ...by Prof J A Oloyede

Adieu! my great academic father and benefactor! Since I came in contact with you many years ago by divine providence, you have changed my academic and career landscape. You took me and related with me not just as a student but as your bossom son in whom you were well pleased. You sincerely opened all the available channels of your resources for me to benefit from. Your words of encouragement, timely assistance, discipline and warnings are of great benefits. I will continue to be eternally greatful for all you did to make me what I am today. Your investment in my academic and career upliftment is immeasurable and indelible. Thanks very much sir for the trust and great confidence reposed in me to the extent of making me your 'bestman'. I pray I will not let you down. You were more than a father. You were an incomparable Mentor and uncommon teacher. You were truly an erudite scholar, a professor of professors, a teacher of teachers, and the acclaimed doyen of Banking and Finance profession in Nigeria. You were truly a God sent. Besides, you were God-fearing, faithful and a committed servant of God with high integrity. You exhibited zero tolerance for indiscipline, indolence and indecency in all ramifications. You were indeed a man beyond description!!!. You have left a great legacy behind which will continue to speak loud of your virtues for generations to come. With a painful heart, my family and I say, Good night, Daddy!

                                      Prof 'Bayo Oloyede
                                      Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
                                      (Your first PhD graduate and Son)
Posted by ROY JENKINSJ on April 23, 2021
It has been a joy to know Joshua as a good friend since his postgraduate days in Bangor, North Wales nearly 50 years ago.  He was a lovely presence at Penrallt Baptist Church, full of warmth, laughter and a deep faith.  That faith was reflected in immense dedication to his work, which usually kept him at his books late into the night. We will never forget the party with students from around the world at which he celebrated the award of his PhD. It was a privilege there to handle his bound thesis, and to see alongside the traditional thanks to supervisors, professors, and others his expression of gratitude to the God who had enabled him to complete it.  We had never encountered such a dedication before, and it left a lasting impression.  We thank God for the privilege of having known him. 
- Elizabeth and Roy Jenkins
Cardiff, Wales
Posted by Patrick Okoh on April 22, 2021
A GENTLE MAN OF GREAT ATTRIBUTES THAT PLACED THE PRIORITY OF HUMANITY AT HIS FORE.

I first knew Prof from a distance as a lecturer in University of Lagos and never would I have thought I will be married to his niece. He has achieved so much and yet he lived a very simple life with so much admiration.

Adieu Baba,may your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by jibade ATARASE on April 22, 2021
A father, a Missionary and erudite Scholar Deacon (Prof) J A T Ojo will always be remembered for his passion for the things of God, especially Evangelism. Prof Ojo would always organize and sponsor a mission visit on every Good Friday to Iberekodo, in Eti-Osa Local Govt Area of Lagos. His valuable contributions to the growth of Missions & Evangelism is unquantifiable before he laid down his sword for the great reward.

Definitely, Baba Prof Ojo did not go to meet His Creator empty handed;
May God help and enable those of to also finish well and strong.
Posted by Wunmi Odebo-Olokoyo on April 21, 2021
An icon has gone to be with the Lord. Before I met Prof. J. A. T. Ojo physically, I had read some of his works and heard so much about him from my HOD in my undergraduate days, Prof. John A. Oloyede. So, it was a great privilege to meet him in person when I joined Covenant University in 2005 and directly be under his tutelage. My first months in CU, people actually thought I was a library staff because I was practically thrown there by Prof to gather data after data for ongoing research works. He will tell me then, 'you are employed as a Research Fellow and you must proof your worth'. His was a life of excellence, you must dot your 'i' and cross your 't'. Prof was so full of life, energetic and very hardworking. He was a devoted Christian and loving father and grandpa. He was a giver who gave to many humanitarian courses (he was a 'husband' to many widows whose upkeep and children's education he was sponsoring) . He impacted so many lives and his legacy surely lives on. You will forever be fondly remembered for your good works. Adieu Baba JAT as we all fondly call you in the Department of Banking and Finance, Covenant University. We love you but God loves you best. Keep resting at the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ till that perfect morning.
Posted by Adetiloye Kehinde on April 21, 2021
A Distinguished Professor at Covenant University, I met Professor JAT Ojo before his days at Covenant, a very simple man to the core, but very principled. I was privileged to work with him in the course of which I offended him, and he forgave many times. Privileged to be supervised by him, I learnt that PhD thesis are not essays. The marks left behind in academic sector in the Banking and Finance discipline will forever remain indelible. Adieu, Professor of Professors. Rest on till Eternity!!!
Posted by Lanle Ola Ojo on April 19, 2021
Dear father, Thank you for the legacy of a life which was committed to service, excellence, one which embodies and exemplifies humility, meekness , as well as the ultimate epitome of gentlemanly character.


Tribute to a very loving Father, Professor J.A.T Ojo



“……the race is not to the swift , nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favor to men of skill : but time and chance happeneth to them all (Ecclesiastes 9:11)…..”



When I think of one of the many legacies which my father left, amongst which was his drive and focus to use his talents, gifts and capacities to the fullest, I’m also reminded of how well he used those opportunities he was presented with.

Indeed, a life is not really blessed and can not be considered to have reached its full potential if yet blessed with so many opportunities, those opportunities are not used – or rather, not allowed to be used. Whilst certain opportunities present themselves only once, God so merciful visits with yet further opportunities to make up for previous and possibly non substitutable purposes of our lives. Because as His word truly demonstrates …… “ for He knoweth our frame, he remembers we are dust…” (Psalm 103:14). The mercifulness and all-knowing nature of God does not only relate to our frailty, but His willingness to provide further opportunities when other forces, outside our frailty and weaknesses, are at work. In this sense, the Preacher also adds: “..He hath made everything beautiful in His time…..so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end…… (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

Taking things easy, was not the best phrase that my father like to be greeted with. He was always of the opinion that whatever you did, it had to be done with vigor, utmost dedication and commitment - since man would not have such opportunity when no longer able to fulfil such calling……. “Work for the night is coming – when man shall work no more” being among his favorite hymns.

Last year, during which I was opportuned to have many conversations with him, I asked for a recommendation on one of his sermons (daily devotionals)….namely a vital lesson to be learned from one of the daily sermons which he gave at home, during the pandemic. He thoughtfully said then… “Wisdom”. The following week, when I asked during a call, what the principal message for the morning sermon had been, he repeated again, “ Wisdom”. It is also therefore, the case that being blessed with opportunities is not on its own, sufficient to lead a blessed life, one must also execute wise decisions in accepting and maximizing such opportunities.

I have learned over the course of the years, how important it is to appreciate loved ones – when one can. Daddy loved to sing like no other person I know. During recent years, choral singing was a rewarding aspect of his life – which he more intensively engaged in. This by no means meant that he previously did not have a cheerful countenance, it made him even a more pleasant person. I know that he will be in the best company with continuous heavenly choral singing filled with joyful songs….. This is particularly one aspect I will dearly miss about my dear father. Another one of his legacies which I hope to continue – though his dedication and commitment to morning and evening devotionals is one which I’m of the opinion, cannot be equaled. In more recent years, he sought to compensate for certain opportunities which he did not have with some of us (particularly the elder children) whilst we were growing up and he did this brilliantly through our participation in the joyful singing. I also realized particularly last year, that he was reaching out to be closer to his children – even amidst the pandemic and difficult circumstances. It was a joy to always participate indoors or outdoors because daddy’s singing had a positive and invigorating impact on anyone who engaged in our devotionals. It was like being part of a personally orchestrated choir – with daddy, naturally conducting the choir. That was part of the spiritual medicine that he unconsciously derived and benefited from everyday – along with his joy of being outdoors. Air conditioning was never an option – but invigorating fresh air….



Then I am reminded of the importance of not just what we do, but who we do them with. The same act can generate multiple effects with certain people and yet less with others. The joy of teaching one’s child to ride a bike, is not the same as that derived from teaching as a paid professional.

Children have the tendency of generating infectious and impactful joy, not just because they are given, but because of their response to what is given.

“… they are life to those who find them, and health unto their flesh……” Even so as the seed (the Word of God ) is, so are certain other aspects of the seeds and investments that we have made in life.



I am really grateful and thankful for the joyous company he had when He passed on to the great beyond.

One does not need to be told they are loved – even acts which demonstrate how much one is loved, are not conclusive of the fact that one is loved. One simply knows…… and we know how much our father loved us – and how much we love him. He told me once “ You do not know how much you are loved”. I hope – particularly during the course of last year, that he realizes how much he is loved. He did observe a lot – even though he would not talk about certain things. Certain occasions were a test – not deliberately orchestrated – but an opportunity to demonstrate the real inner person. When you know your parents love you, nothing or whatever anyone says can ever change the love you have for them.





Daddy was, and continues to remain an epitome of utmost humility, commitment to excellence, meekness and peace. It is with deep gratitude to God that we know that He is in a better place where he can be fully more appreciated for his life’s contribution and legacy. It is with deepest thanks to God that we glorify Him for our father having completed his race and having kept his course.



“Some glad morning, when this life is o’er….

I’ll fly away

To that home on God’s celestial shore

I’ll fly away



I’ll fly away, O glory

I’ll fly away

To that home on God’s celestial shore

I’ll fly away



Like a bird from prison bars has flown..

I’ll fly away

When I die, Hallelujah bye and bye

I’ll fly away



Just a few more weary days and then..

I’ll fly away

To a land where joys shall never end

I’ll fly away



I’ll fly away , O glory

I’ll fly away

When I die, hallelujah bye and bye

I’ll fly away” 

                        (Jim Reeves)

                                                                     Professor Ola Bola(nle) Ojo

Posted by Zoe Olubunmi Isaacs on April 19, 2021
Daddy,
I know you are rejoicing with the Lord. I and the kids miss you greatly, but we know beyond a shadow of doubt that you are with Jesus in eternal glory. You are safe in His arms and free from the constraints of the flesh. You are ALIVE!
Till we meet again, dear Daddy, you will forever be in my heart. I love you.
Bunmi

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Posted by Emmanuel Kayode Oladimeji on May 28, 2021
A Tribute To A Blessed Soul: Prof J. A. T. Ojo

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Dr. E. K. Oladimeji FCILRM, FCIPM, FIPPM

Professor J. A. T. Ojo of Ikogosi Ekiti, a UNILAG Don, Professor Emeritus of International Banking and Finance, UNILAG, President several terms of MMU(Men's Missionary Union), Baptist, Obanikoro, Lagos, former(Ex) staff of OPEC, Vienna, Austria, Fellow CIBN, Nigeria,(formerly NIB), Former Dean Business School, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria, a humble man, has gone to rest from his labours at 79.

Prof. made great impact on a number of souls I knew, including the UNILAG B.Sc. Finance (with special reference to Banking, class of 1986) of which I am one humble part.

I have been so blessed by our late father Prof Ojo, his wife and the divinely blessed children from brother Toyin, eldest, to the youngest. I was an orphan admitted to study in Prof's department and he practically adopted me, housed me, tutored me, personally taught me Finance Research(even till far into the night), Article writing, Academics, Consulting, Christianity (practically, by his love for people) I am honored, immensely grateful to God and humbled by this life so lovingly lived and so positively touching to humanity!

Referring to an earlier tribute, what can we say about the Agbeje he gave us to eat! The bananas for UNILAG Staff Primary School children visiting Prof at his UNILAG office! Now at age 54, I still remember those children singing "Baba Ologede" as they dance away from his door. The pawpaw fruit for young souls refreshed by his care, jovial spirit and magnanimity!

The love and closeness to the ways of Christ, the Prince of Peace, shared by Prof Ojo and the entire Tade family, shown to us from other families, is a beautiful thing to behold! The elders of that family and even the "younger" ones, like Kolade Alade, Tayo Tade, made many happy to have known this family!

We have been greatly loved because "God gave us you," sir! Rest in the blossom of the Lord, until we meet to part no more.

Humbly

Dr. Emmanuel Kayode Oladimeji
Lead Consult
Clarity Consultancy Services.
0802 322 4614, emmanuelola@yahoo.com
Posted by Ifeoluwa Ojo on May 22, 2021
TRIBUTE BY MR & MRS SUNDAY MACKONOR

The just never die. This is true of Deacon Professor J.A.T. Ojo. He just slept. A man of many parts. He loves God, work for God and walked with God. A man who loves his family and care for everyone around him. He is a giver. He made an indelible mark on the sands of time. A man of impeccable character. Never say die. A mission oriented. I loved  him for his tenacity and courage in things of God. He is an honest man. God keep his family always. Mr&Mrs. Sunday Mackonor
Posted by Olusegun Ayadi on May 17, 2021
PROFESSOR J.A.T. OJO WAS INDEED THE PROFESSOR OF PROFESSORS

I first met Professor J.A.T. Ojo when I enrolled in the Department of Finance at the University of Lagos in the late 1970s. He later left Nigeria for Vienna, Austria for a short opportunity with OPEC. After his return to Unilag our path crossed. I had completed the B.Sc. degree program and was a graduate assistant and a member of the first cohort of the M.Sc. degree in finance in the department. Professor Ojo was one of my professors. He reached out to me, and I became close to the family. My closeness to the family led me to attend church with the Ojos. I left Nigeria in the late 1980s and was regularly in touch with the family. My relationship with Professor Ojo was the reason I chose to serve as a Fulbright Scholar at Covenant University in 2012 when he was a key member of the university. Professor Ojo was a scholar in the true sense of the word. He was a hard worker who would stay diligently in his office at all hours conducting academic research. Anyone who knew Professor Ojo would tell you of his devotion to academia. He made his mark in the field of banking and finance in Nigeria and beyond. At a recent ‘Celebration of Life’ in Toyin’s church in the U.S., Toyin said that his dad turned down monetary offers from some “executive” students. I was shocked. Of course, some Nigerians are bold in a negative way. I cannot wrap my head on the idea that someone would look at Professor Ojo and bring such a request to him. The Professor Ojo that I knew was an upright man. A man who was dedicated to God, family and his community. In 2012, when I was at Covenant University with Professor Ojo, he would attend the church service on any Sunday in Ota and then drive back to Lagos to attend a second service at the Shepherd Hill Baptist Church. Professor Ojo was a father to all. Any time he was in the U.S., he would call to let me know he was around. Most of the time, we would organize a get-together and would appreciate his prayer points as a man favored by God. I have no doubt that the Lord has accepted him into His bosom. I’m already missing him sorely. May the Lord grant him Eternal Rest.
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A brilliant, godly man, who touched the lives of many . . .

Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo (PhD) was born in 1941 at Ikogosi-Ekiti in Ekiti State, Nigeria. He was the son of Matthew (Alutade family) and Lydia Adesoye (nee Ogundare). He was educated at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) and graduated with a B.Sc. Hons degree in Economics in 1968.

He proceeded for further studies at the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom and obtained the M.A. degree in Development Economics and Finance in 1970. His insatiable hunger for learning took him further to the citadel of learning as he enrolled for his Ph.D at the University of Wales also in UK. He graduated with a Ph.D in Financial Economics in 1974. He obtained a professional qualification in Banking, clinching a Diploma of the London Institute of Bankers in 1968. He was a Western State of Nigeria Doctoral Scholar (1969-1974) and a British Council Scholar at the University of Leeds (1969-1970).

 After a successful banking career at the former Barclays Bank (now Union Bank) from 1961 to 1965, Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo had a stint in public service in the former Western State of Nigeria where he served as Government Auditor in the Audit Department, from 1968 to 1975. He was also a senior International Money and Financial Analyst at the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretariat in Vienna, Austria.

He joined the University of Lagos in 1975, and became the Head of Department of Finance (1981/1982 and 1987/1988), Dean of Business Administration (1988 – 1992 and 1994 – 1995), Director of Distance Learning Institute (1995-2001).

He was formerly a visiting Professor at the University of Bayreuth in Germany between July 1990 and August 1996. He has served as External Examiner for most Universities in Nigeria and Zimbabwe. He was a consultant, World Bank / Central Bank of Nigeria countrywide survey on Rural Financial Institutions in Nigeria 1996/1997; Consultant to various projects of the Central Bank of Nigeria, and Consultant to Community Banks in Lagos State. He was awarded the Association of Community Banks Merit Award in December 2001.

A Professor of Banking and Finance, Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo, became a member of faculty of Covenant University in 2004. He was the Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences, in 2005/2006 session, and the Head of Department of Banking and Finance, an office he held till 2015. He was the Chair of the Senate Business Committee as well as Chair of the Board of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Studies at Covenant University. He later joined Mountaintop University and retired from academics in 2019. 

Professor Joshua Adewale Thompson Ojo was a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management; Nigerian Economic Society; West African Economic Association and President, Nigeria Finance Association (1987-1994). He was a Fellow of both the Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC) and Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB). He was also a member of the International Council of Small Business (ICSB) and Chairman of the Board of Deacons at Shepherd Hill Baptist Church, Lagos. He was married and blessed with many children and grandchildren.

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DADDY PROF. JOSHUA ADEWALE THOMPSON OJO.

I really do not know where to start.  I have found it too difficult and unbelievable writing a tribute to someone whom I have known from childhood as a father.  More so when we were trusting God while you were asking us to join our faith with yours believing you would get well soon.

Hardly did I know that I would be so close to you in 1968 when you taught me History in form one at Ekiti Parapo College, Ido - Ekiti where you worked briefly after graduating from the University of Ife now Obafemi  Awolowo University.  It was during this time that you met my only sister Florence Olayemi, the girl who eventually became your wife of forty years before her demise in 2009. You have been there for me and my family as a father and somebody to look up to as I was always around you and your wife since then.

The memory is still fresh of how you used to drive all the way from Lagos to Ikogosi to see Yeye (as your late mother was fondly called), to Epe to see my mother, to Ado-Ekiti to see your sister Mrs. Ilojo,  Akure to see Daddy  Ogundare and  Ondo, to visit Baba Ondo (your late Uncle). On our way back,   the car would be loaded to the brim (with no space to put our legs),  with fresh farm produce such as yam, assorted vegetables, plantain, bush meat which you loved so dearly, assorted fruits and in particular your favorite pumpkins (agbeje).  Oh! how time flies.

My trip to Austria in 1979 for holiday with your children when you were working at OPEC while your wife was a student in Germany is still fresh in my memory.  It was from your home I took off to my own home. My wedding was planned from your home and conducted at your church, Shepherd Hill Baptist Church Obanikoro, as I started my own family with my husband. Even after our wedding, we had to put up with your family for good 6 months before moving to our own apartment. This is how magnanimous you were to us.

Our children grew up to know you as “Daddy Campus”.

Daddy, what more can we say, you were a loving husband to your wife. You stood with her when she needed your presence. Quite unfortunate she was snatched away from you suddenly by the cold hands of death in 2009. An incidence that shook you greatly!!!  You were a faithful and wonderful father to your children. Thank God that you trained them in the ways of the Lord which is evident in their lives even when they had left home.

What more can we say, your godly virtues are highly contagious as no one can go out without the morning devotion nor sleep without the night prayer time and fellowship. Daddy, our consolation is that you modeled many lives. You left a godly legacy for all of us. You touched numerous lives and homes. Above all, we are confident that you are resting in the bosom of the Lord you loved so much.

Good night Daddy. We shall meet at the resurrection morning where we meet to part no more.



VICTORIA MODUPE OJO

Anjolaoluwa Aworinde (nee Ojo)

Shared by Anjolaoluwa Ojo on May 11, 2021
Your demise came to me as a rude shock. 1 Corinthians 15:55 “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

Daddy Campus, as we used to call you when we were much younger. You had a very large heart to accommodate every family member, including myself.

I am bold to say that you were my lecturer, and you performed your work with the integrity of heart.

You left legacies and several memories behind, one of which is your library of books which I found very helpful while writing my final year project. 

I also remember how you came to visit me in my house when I gave birth to my first child. I thought that could have only come from the largeness of your heart.

You were ever-smiling and happy. I never saw you get angry. You loved hymns, a lot of hymns that I know today are credited to your love for hymns.

You came to this world, you fought the good fight of faith, and you held on to the faith up till the end.

We surely would miss your presence.

Till we meet to part no more. Adieu Sir.