This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Prof. Ademola Ladele, born on October 13, 1956, and passed away on June 10, 2021. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Adegbola Adesola Charles on June 29, 2022
We missed u my dear egbon, but truely ur memory will forever lives in our heart till we meet to part no more.
Adieu my dear brother.
Posted by Moradeyo Adebanjo Otitoju on June 10, 2022
Accept my condolences. God'll grant the family and friends the fortitude to bear this loss.
Posted by Gbonjubola Faniran-Awolol... on June 10, 2022
Uncle, May your sweet soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Adeniyi Togun on June 10, 2022
Demola, may your soul continue to rest in the bosom of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Posted by Adeniyi Gbadegesin on June 10, 2022
We missed you dearly Demola. May your soul continue to rest in the bosom of Almighty God. Amen
Posted by Tokunbo OYESOLA on June 10, 2022
Like yesterday. May your soul continue to rest in peace till the day of resurrection. My son Tomiwa and his friends (BOWEN University) talk about your counsel that shaped their destinies. Thank you.
Posted by Olabisi Ladele on October 15, 2021
Forever in our hearts. I miss you Daddy.

Posted by Adeniyi Gbadegesin on October 13, 2021
You are forever in our mind. We remember you today and always. May your soul continue to rest in perfect peace. Amen
Posted by Malox Man on July 10, 2021
...may your soul rest in peace sir️
As death is inevitable,I want us all to take solace in God ,the writer of our will. Daddy came,he saw,and he did conquered_Halleluyah.
Barr. Bisi may God comfort you,your siblings and every members of the Ladele's family. AMEN ️
Posted by Olusola Philips on July 5, 2021
Prof, it's very certain you've gone to be with the Lord. The legacies you instilled in us live on. Continue to rest sir.
Posted by Olusola Philips on July 5, 2021
Prof, it's very certain you've gone to be with the Lord. The legacies you instilled in us live on. Continue to rest sir.
Posted by Godwin Uwana on June 29, 2021
Tribute to Prof. Ladele of blessed memory.

How hard it is for us to admit the news of your sudden exit. We can't but imagine the vacuum created in your stead.

You were always so true blood extension; both home and abroad. An example for us to follow.

As a department we will miss you and all you do. However we have your epistles in journals and books to comfort us.

Even though you are gone, you live on.

From department of Agricultural Economics and Extension Services, University of Benin
Posted by Oluwakemi Fapojuwo on June 28, 2021
Thank you so much sir for all you did and stood for. Your doggedness and resilience was one in a million. You are given to details, hardworking and highly meticulous. I remembered when you asked me that Kemi are you not remarrying again? I think you have waited enough and should consider remarrying for companionship. Thank you so much for bringing me on board RuSAN and being a model and good example of who an academic should be. You will be sorely missed sir. Rest on till the resurrection morning. Adieu.
Posted by Tokunbo OYESOLA on June 25, 2021
Well it took me time to put down these few lines about my Egbon, Counselor and Motivator. Few days before departure you called to wish me happy birthday and prayed with me. We further discussed about NAFDAC and other registrations. And booking an appointment with my wife about your daughter's wedding and seeking few information from me. But, Alas you spoke with my wife and few hours before you departed this world to great beyond. Oyin found it a bit difficult to break the news to me friday morning, only to say we lost Egbon and l asked which Egbon and he said Prof Ladele and l said it cannot be possible, that he spoke with my wife yesterday and book an appointment with her for his wife.
Getting to office today passing by your door brings more reality to me that you're gone. I thank God for making us to come across and know each other. You proof read most of my publications and technical reports. Thank you. You took up Tomiwa and guided him meticulously in all aspects of life. Thank you. You contributed a lot to the development of our products. Thank you. Your frank comments, jokes and lifestyle will we miss. Adieu, Prof Ladele, surely your rest is peaceful till resurrection day. May God console the family, friends and colleagues in Jesus name.
Posted by Tunde Joshua on June 25, 2021
With a painful heart but total submission to the will of God almighty, we the board and members of Environmental Conflict Mediation and Women Development Initiative (ECOMAWDI) wish to condole with our Executive Director, Mrs Stephenie Ijeoma Ladele over the demise of her beloved husband, Professor Ademola Ladele who until his demise was a caring father, a teacher and scholar per excellent, a servant in God's vineyard and mentor. A man who had positive influence on all who had met him, knew him or heard about him. The vacuum his death has created can never be filled but we are console in the fact that he is in a better place.
We pray God to grant his family the fortitude to bear this great loss.
Rest till we meet to part no more.
Good night sir!

Joshua Tunde
Environmental Conflict Mediation and Women Development Initiative (ECOMAWDI )
Posted by Adetola Oyegbile on June 25, 2021
Prof A.A. Ladele has made significant impact in the lives of many. We are reminded by his departure that we cannot be here forever and the need to maximize the moment because we will surely give account someday.

Rest on Prof.
Posted by oyesola oluwatomiwa on June 25, 2021
Well daddy as i fondly call you,i want to bless God ever since i met you through my dad you have been so straightforward,decent,full of humour,how you made me see different ways Agricultural extension is wide and made me believe in myself during my undergraduate days.My colleagues at bowen university still talks about how you came and made it all easy for us during our final years.I still remember how you call me everyday checking with all aspects of my life and my business...All i can say is that heaven gained a soldier.Prof A.A Ladele an erudite &dogged teacher,pastor,family man,socialist and disciplinarian......I will miss you..God will console the family.Amen
Posted by Olukunle Abimbola on June 24, 2021
I heard of the news of your demise with shock today in Osogbo from Dr Adeniyi from UI. What a great loss to the academia?
Prof. Ladele was an erudite scholar, cool,calm and unassuming. He will surely be missed in the department of Agricultural Extension & Rural Development, University of Ibadan and with the whole Agricultural Extension family in Nigeria.
May the good Lord comfort your family. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by Olukunle Abimbola on June 24, 2021
I heard of the news of your demise with shock today in Osogbo from Dr Adeniyi from UI. What a great loss to the academia?
Prof. Ladele was an erudite scholar, cool,calm and unassuming. He will surely be missed in the department of Agricultural Extension & Rural Development, University of Ibadan and with the whole Agricultural Extension family in Nigeria.
May the good Lord comfort your family. May your soul rest in perfect peace.
Posted by rhoda titilayo on June 23, 2021

The news of the demise of a gentle and principled Icon...Prof A.A. Ladele came to me as shock; yet we can not query your maker who has the calendar of your life..Frankly speaking, the global Agricutural Extension body will greatly miss you.
Personally, your impromptu test during my days has instilled in me the spirit of preparedness which has been adding feathers to my application. You will always be remembered....The principles of Extension you taught me will ever be fresh in my memory....You are such a good tutor...
Rest on in the bosom of your creator till the resurrection day

Dr Rhoda Titilayo Adeniyi....
Posted by John McCollin on June 22, 2021
I only met Prof. Ademola in Zoom Bible studies and never got to meet him in person and shake his hand. But he is my beloved brother and I shed tears when I heard of his passing. I trust our God and Father that Ademola is now at peace and that I shall meet him in glory. May the Lord God pour His blessings and shalom on all of Ademola's family and comfort them as they mourn, amen.
Posted by Jonathan Anaglo on June 22, 2021
This was the man who supervised my MPhil Thesis. He had been my mentor and friend until I heard this sad news. Good bye
Posted by Adeniyi Olatunbosun on June 22, 2021
So sadly hearing the news of your death,Prof. Ademola Ladele just a moment ago. You were a gentle soul, easy going and admirably courteous. I recalled our times at AP&C , as Deans your soft approach to issues imbued with wisdom and deep sense of understanding, very considerate and utmost display of humanness in your opinions and positions. Sleep on my senior brother and senior colleague.
Posted by Tokunbo OYESOLA on June 22, 2021
Tribute- Prof A. A. LADELE
As it is often said "Good people don't die, they transit as their good works outlive them". Prof A.A. Ladele was a member and one of the pillars of the Nigerian Rural Sociological Association.(RuSAN)
He served the association in various capacities among which are: as Assistant Editor for over four years and later as the Editor-in-Chief. He subsequently ascended to the apex position of the Association as the President, a sway that he held for over four years.
Prof A.A. Ladele was a good and pragmatic leader. An erudite scholar of great repute; he had passion for the organisation and worked hazardously for the sustainability of the Association.
We shall miss his leadership acumen and prowess. No doubt, a good tree does not linger in the forest! We pray the Lord comfort the family and our Association that he left behind. We will continue to take solace in the truism of the maxim that "When someone becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure"
Rest on till the resurrection day.
*RuSAN Family*.
Posted by Salako Debo on June 21, 2021
You left too soon, my brother. I never knew it would be as soon. But I am comforted that you are already with our king. You have escaped the pollutions, vanities and emptiness of the world. You were valiant. You fought the fight of faith and finished your course. You were a brave soldier. You died at your duty post. All the glory and praise be to God. Please, rest on, till we also together reach the other side.

Bro Demola, you have now joined the cloud of witnesses añd overcomers, watching us to see how we fought on.

Words cannot describe how much I'm already missing you but I will understand things better by and by.... When all the saints of God are gathered home.

Adieu, my brother!!!!
Posted by Taofeeq Yekinni on June 20, 2021
Prof Ladele will be seriously missed. He had the grace to have impacted on many, among whom is yours sincerely. I would never forget how he sharpened my knack for research when I was in his Research methodology class during the M.Sc. programme. He interacted with me beyond teacher-student level, which made me feel free to him to discuss other matters with him.

I strive to emulate his principled lifestyle, which I cherish a lot, even if some people loathe it. I attest that it's a lifestyle that is meaningful and beneficial. I never get bored in his company, whenever I'm privileged to be honoured to have it.

I pray that the Lord, the Almighty, will be merciful to all those he left behind.
Posted by Abdulrasak Kannike Musa on June 20, 2021
Songs of love and words of commendation and appreciation pour in to a teacher's immeasurable contributions. Professor, you have departed this world to die no more but to continue to live eternally on the bosom of the Lord. I adore you, I acknowledge your skill, I extol your virtue. You have indeed gone to rest. Your soul is reposed in peace.
Posted by Femi Omotesho on June 20, 2021
Dear Saint from thy Labor rest.
You came, you served, you won!!!!
Rest easy Prof.
Posted by Ashiru Omolara on June 20, 2021
Dear daddy Ladele as we fondly call you rest on in the bossom of your creator, it is so shocking and painful but we know God's way are beyond our way. We will miss you greatly but we are consoled in the resurrection of the dead in Christ. Good night daddy Ladele as we don't die in Christ, there is hope for us.
Posted by yomi omotesho on June 20, 2021
Beloved Lemmy, it was truly shocking to learn of your transition to glory. We have come a long way from our first contact in 1984. What else can l say? I am just understanding the context of our last discussion. Thank God for your life.You truly left your foot prints in the sands of time. "To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die". Rest on dearly beloved.
Posted by Adeniyi Gbadegesin on June 20, 2021
Gone too soon Demola!!! Its now clear to me that our discussion 48 hours to your demise was our last. You deliberately directed me to get in touch with your trusted friend, Dr. Oyeranti, thanks him and that we should make sure that Olabisi's wedding is properly organized and not postponed because you will try as much as possible to be present. It was a shock that you left barely 48 hours after. By the grace of God, your last wish will be our command. Rest in perfect peace Demola.
Posted by Nkiru Theresa Meludu on June 19, 2021
Prof Ademola Adekunte Ladele is gone forever. The news of your death came to me with great shock because you chatted me up on WhatsApp two days to your demise. I never imagined that it will be so soon but that is the way life goes, so mysterious.
You were a great mentor, very strong in spirit, very resourceful and an encourager. An erudite Professor of international repute, who collaborated with many colleagues including me for Tetfund and University of Ibadan Senate Research Grant! Yea! You left your foot-print because you impacted Christian virtues to most academia who knew your passion and zealousness for God’s work. I know that God will not forget your work of discipleship. You encouraged me to move up in my career life. Thank God for there is a great rejoicing in heaven that you made your mark on earth and are back home with acceptable credentials to meet your God.
On behalf of my family, I pray that your soul rests in peace and that God continually takes care of your wife, children and extended families and may God console the Department of Agricultural Extension, Rural Development University of Ibadan and the entire extension professionals.

Adieu! Adieu!! Adieu!!!

Prof Mrs Nkiru Theresa Meludu
Posted by Olabisi Ladele on June 19, 2021
Daddy Thank you for showing me that love is an action word... Thank you for showing me the way of salvation... Thank you for teaching me what friendship means... Thank you for showing me that family is everything... Thank you for showing me that hardwork pays... Thank you for showing me that character and integrity is essential... Thank you for your words of wisdom... Thank you for going above and beyond for your family... Thank you for teaching me mathematics... Thank you for believing in me and never doubting my abilities even when I didn't believe in myself...Thank you for teaching me how to save and invest... Thank you for showing me excellence and diligence it's truest form... Your legacy is mind blowing... I am proud to be your daughter... I really looked forward to our dance... God remains Sovereign.

-Olabisi Ladele
Posted by Eniola Oluwakayode Sanya ... on June 19, 2021

You never told me that the words of prayer you said to me on the morning of your departure was your own way of saying good night to me. You have shocked me to the marrow. You have lived well.God led you to drag me to my place of assignment, where one of the purposes of God for my life was discovered. My father would be glad to welcome a life saver like you. You tried your best to keep him alive. The Entire Eniolas family and RCCG, Multiple Blessing Sanctuary bid you good night till we all meet at the resurrection morning. Once again good night, a father like friend.
Posted by Kevwe Oshogbo on June 19, 2021
“Extension Everywhere, extending Nowhere: The Cacophony of Agricultural Extension in Nigeria “. That was your inaugural lecture of 2105/ 2016. It was the first time I saw you spoke with so much intelligence and humility and I remembered the title so well because I enjoyed every bit of it. You were indeed a good and gentle man, I admired you so much from afar because of your humility and compassionate docility. Your wife and your family stood by you till the very end, I prayed frequently for God’s healing upon you even though never I had the privilege of talking to you but I admired you from afar couple with the fact that we shared the same birthday date.
Thank God for the gift of your life to humanity.Continue to intercede for us because we believe you are at peace with God whom you served so well while on earth. Continue to extend your ever smiling face to God our maker.
Posted by Godwin Uwana on June 19, 2021
Dear Prof,
What a loss this is for the academic world. You were always so simple in your approach to complex matters.

At my project defence, you were so kind even when you saw my flaws, you sweetly corrected me instead of hammering me down.

I pray that your good works continue to speak on earth here while you rest at the arms of our saviour, Jesus.

You are loved.
Posted by Abimbola Johnson on June 18, 2021
With our first conversation, I was happy to have you as Father-in-law, I always looked forward to our conversation, I always looked forward to seeing you.

I remember your smile, your enthusiasm, the joy that beamed from your face. I will miss these.

So sad we could not have you around for longer, but I am glad you have gone to be with the Lord, you have found your rest.

Till we meet to part no more, rest in the bosom of the Lord

Ayodeji Abimbola
Posted by ADAMS OMOBOLA on June 18, 2021
My daddy, mentor, adviser, roll model, haaaaaaa so sad that you have gone so soon, anytime I knock at your door, you always there for me, you never complain you always receive me like your biological daughter, I never knew my father's burial will be the last time I will see you, you help me carry the gas cooker and some other things I use from Ilesa to Ibadan which I know some people will never do, because of their level of education or being a pastor, hmmmmm daddy I miss you and love you but God love you more, rest on daddy till we meet again. The ADAMS family is saying good night daddy.
Posted by Dr. Clara Michael on June 18, 2021
Our dear colleague and eminent Professor, it's so heartbroken to know that you have departed to be with the Lord, though it's more profitable to be with the Lord. We will forever miss your detailed and intelligent ways of handling academic matters.
May the God of all comforts comfort those you left behind especially your immediate family. Rest on our Prof and external Examiner.
Posted by Agwu Ekwe Agwu on June 18, 2021
Dear Prof. The news of your transition into glory came as a huge shock to me as l never heard of your sickness or ill-health. You are a rare personality. Your humility is worthy of emulation....but even at that you had a good conscience and sound mind. You stood by the truth and whatever you believed interaction with you over the years was pleasant and l respect your view points at all are one of the few people that l know was not moved by one's place of origin......l cherish that so much. The Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria will forever miss you....and l am so sure that many more people who came in contact with you will miss you. Rest in peace gentle soul.
Posted by Promise Samson on June 18, 2021
I am speechless
Rest on daddy, till we meet to part no more
Posted by Jemimah Ekanem on June 18, 2021
Prof. It's so Sad to know that you are no more. God Almighty has permitted it and so be it, but you will forever remain in our hearts. Sleep on Peaceful one and may you rest well with your Maker till we meet on that resurrection morning. May the good Lord console your family and us your colleagues. Adieu Prof.
Posted by Adegbola Adesola Charles on June 18, 2021
My good, helpful & ever smiling brother, I never knew you are leaving us so soon. Am greatly impressed of your kind of faith in the Lord Jesus. Flashing back to our last discussion on your last visit to the Clinic at UCH, you opened up so many things the Great God that you served faithfully has done for you here on earth, how HE took you far beyond your expectations. You said for that reason, you are not intimidated by death. Egbon you ask me series of questions & I answered them all to your satisfaction. Am more resolute in my spirit that you left peacefully & gloriously to meet with your maker. Your memory shall ever remain in our thought, we shall Miss your loving smile & large heart that accommodates all. Your good & Godly legacy lives after u, continue to relax in the bosom of your maker where we shall meet to part no more on the resurrection day, Adieu my dear egbon.
Posted by Dixon Olutade Torimiro on June 18, 2021
Dear Prof. Ademola Adekunte Ladele,
Your death came as a shock to most of us!
We never knew that it will be this soon that your Saviour will call you home, but who are we to question God, who knows why, when and how you have to be called home.
However, we will continue to draw solace in sweet memory of your good works and indelible marks as a very gentle and kind hearted person, eminent professor and dedicated Christian in this terrestrial world.
There is no doubt, we will greatly miss you!
We pray that your gentle soul may rest in peace until the resurrection morning when every Christian shall meet to part no more.
Adieu, Prof. Ademola Adekunte Ladele,
an erudite scholar of international repute!
Good night!!!
Posted by Olusola Olagoke on June 18, 2021
One death too many. I found it unbelievable that a big tree of numerous branches in academia has fallen. An iconic personality has left us. An example to copy, not error to avoid as gone so soon. A paragon of virtues that contributed immensely in taking me from obscurity to the fore will not be seen again. What an irreplaceable loss! You stand tall among your pals. Oga, your imprints in academia will surely remain indelible.
May your soul find rest in your maker.
Good night sir.
Posted by Olufemi Martins Adesope on June 18, 2021
My Dear Prof. It is indeed painful that you have left us to be with the Lord. But he knows best. Rest on sir in the bossom of the Lord
Posted by Olugboyega Oyeranti on June 18, 2021
Dear Prof. Ademola Adekunte LADELE (Daddy Ladele). I love you but God loves you more. I'm counting on the grace and mercy of God to cope with the obvious fact that you are no longer available for me to do all that we used to do together over the past two and half decades: praising and worshipping God together, sharing the word of God together, praying together, talking over our personal matters together, giving and receiving from one another assistance of all kinds, eating together, laughing together, travelling together, walking together, and above all, talking and hoping for a peaceful and glorious end in the Lord together. You have ended peacefully and ended well in the Lord. I'm left in the race, trusting God to provide the grace and mercy to get going in Christ. Comforter, the Holy Spirit is aware of my present travails because of your transition. Nevertheless, my consolation stands over and above all pains. What's this consolation? That you ended the journey of this life on earth a redeemed of the Lord by the saving grace and mercy of God that you lived your life for till your last breath. Blessed be the name of the Lord.
Posted by Segun Ladele on June 18, 2021
My dear Egbon,
Words are not enough to describe how I felt when I got the news of your passage. It came as a rude shock. We would have love to have you around for many more years but it is beyond us as humans.
We however take solace in the fact that you lived your life in the service of God and humanity. Sleep on brother until we meet to part no more.
Segun Ladele
Posted by Bukola Odemuyiwa on June 18, 2021
I saw you at our meeting in Oyo in the month of April when you walk usually gentlemanly, May the almighty God console and uphold the family you left behind. You are a gentleman ato the core. Your death is heaven's gain and earthly loss.
RIP Proff Ademola Oladele
Posted by Olabisi Ladele on June 18, 2021
I don't have the words to describe how i feel. I am not sure how i feel. Tears well up in my eyes as i muster the courage to put my thoughts into words. Daddy i miss you so much... I love you so much... I am trying so hard to be strong because that is what you would expect of me... I know that even though i don't understand why now... I know that God loves you and God loves me... I choose to rest in that love even though it hurts so bad...

So many things i left unsaid... so many things i left undone... You are my Super Dad, my friend and my Priest... My anchor remains on the Solid Rock whom you taught me about... I will continue to abide by the values you instilled in me... We are comforted with the knowledge that you are with the Lord... I will always make you proud... I am proud of you... I am a proud daughter an Excellent Steward, Teacher and Mentor. Daddy you are forever in my heart... I really looked forward to our Father Daughter dance... Lord please help me...

My hope is built on nothing less
Than Jesus blood and righteousness
I dare not trust the sweetest frame
But wholly trust in Jesus name
Christ alone
Weak made strong
In the Saviour's love
Through the storm
He is Lord
Lord of all

It is well

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Posted by Adegbola Adesola Charles on June 29, 2022
We missed u my dear egbon, but truely ur memory will forever lives in our heart till we meet to part no more.
Adieu my dear brother.
Posted by Moradeyo Adebanjo Otitoju on June 10, 2022
Accept my condolences. God'll grant the family and friends the fortitude to bear this loss.
Posted by Gbonjubola Faniran-Awolol... on June 10, 2022
Uncle, May your sweet soul continue to rest in perfect peace.
his Life


Professor Ademola Adekunte Ladele was born in Oyo on October 13, 1956, to the late Chief T. A. A. Ladele and late Mrs. S. A. Ladele (nee Layanju), both native of Okeho, in Kajola Local Government Area, Oyo State. He attended Oranyan Grammar School (1968-1972) and Olivet Baptist High School (1973-1975) both in Oyo, obtaining West African School Certificate and Higher School Certificate respectively. He later proceeded to the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) Ile-Ife from 1976  1979 where he obtained B. Sc. Agriculture [with specialization in Agricultural Extension]. He had a stint of lecturing at Oyo State College of Education, Ila-Orangun (now Osun State College of Education), before he gained admission to the University of Ibadan where he obtained M.Sc. in Agricultural Extension in 1983 and Ph. D. Agricultural Extension in 1990. He benefitted from Cocoa Board Award at the Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Ilorin Staff Development Award during his undergraduate and masters degree programmes respectively.

He got married to Late Mrs. Adeyinka Adetoun Ladele (nee Olowu) in 1990 and the marriage is blessed with wonderful children. Although as a man coming from a Baptist family he attended ECWA Church in Ilorin for several years. 

Professor Ladele was appointed an Assistant Lecturer with his M.Sc. degree at the University of Ilorin in 1985 and lived with his family in Tanke, Ilorin until 2000 when he was divinely led to relocate to Ibadan. While in the University of Ilorin, he served his department, faculty, and the university in various capacities as he rose in ranks from Assistant Lecturer to Senior Lecturer. He was the first Editor-in-Chief and Chairman, editorial board of Agrosearch  a journal of agriculture, food, and development. He was on prima facie for the position of Reader in University of Ilorin before he took a Senior Lecturer appointment in the Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, at the University of Ibadan in July 2000. He was promoted to Reader in 2003 and to the rank of Professor in 2007.

In the year 2000, he became a member of RCCG, Beautiful Gate Parish when he moved to Ibadan with his family. As a result of his dedication, he rose quickly to be a minister under the leadership of Pastor Lawrence Oni and later on became Assistant Pastor of Reigning King Parish from 2003 to 2007. He was transferred to RCCG, Praise Assembly Parish in September 2007 and then to Hosanna Sanctuary as an Area Pastor in September 2015. He served as an active Sunday school teacher, minister, house fellowship coordinator, excellent men president and leader or member of one committee group or the other in the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). Daddy Ladele as fondly called by members of his parish played a father role to many church members.

In the University of Ibadan, he was Chairman, Staff Seminar Committee, 2000-  2003; Editor, the Ibadan Extension Monograph series, 2000 -2003; and Postgraduate Programme Coordinator, 2002 -2003. He served as the acting Head of his Department (2004 – 2006) and a substantive Head of Department from 2010 to 2013. He led the UI Radio Project Committee as Chairman (2005 -2010) to establish Diamond FM Radio, the 1st community radio in Ibadan and environs. He likewise served as the first Dean of the newly created Faculty of Agriculture, University of Ibadan (2017-  2019).

Professor A.A Ladeles inaugural lecture titled Extension Everywhere, Extending Nowhere: The Cacophony of Agricultural Extension in Nigeria was delivered at the Trenchard Hall of the University of Ibadan on Thursday, 15th September 2016. It is on record that Professor A. A Ladele was the first Ph.D product of the Department to deliver an inaugural lecture and the third from the department in the University.

He successfully supervised and mentored several students out of which some have risen to the rank of professor. He was a member of several professional bodies such as the Association for International Agricultural Extension and Education [AIAEE], International Rural Sociology Association [IRSA] and Nigerian Forum for Agricultural Advisory Services [NIFAAS]. In addition, he was a life member of the Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria [AESON]; and Rural Sociological Association of Nigeria [RuSAN], where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the journal of the Association (2006 to 2010) and President between 2012 and 2016. Professor Ladele was the Programme Director of Farm and Infrastructure Foundation [FIF], he also founded Pricewell Agrext Consults Limited; a private extension and farm management outfit promoting the transformation of smallholder farmers to agribusiness. He was a recipient of Senate Research Grants and Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Research Grants. He consulted for NIGERIA-USAID/MARKETS II project under the auspices of Pricewell Agrext Consults. He also collaborated with other social researchers and consulted for several governments and international development agencies including IFDC and CFC. In his lifetime, he worked assiduously to advance the frontier of knowledge in the areas of private sector participation, commercialization of extension services and herbal solutions to COVID-19.

Professor Ladele was a visiting scholar on sabbatical leave to the University of Ghana, Legon and Olabisi Onabanjo University, College of Agricultural Sciences, Ayetoro, Ogun State and Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State. He also served as an external examiner to several institutions within and outside the country.

Professor Ademola Ladele though born into a Christian home got born again under the ministration of Bro. Gbile Akanni. He was ordained Assistant Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God in 2003. He also went on Holy pilgrimage to Jerusalem in 2012. He married Mrs. Ijeoma Stephanie Ladele (nee Okeugo) in 2015. He was a dutiful husband, doting father, lover of the extended family, community developer per excellence, a dedicated member of the University. He was an adept capacity builder and mentor to hundreds of youngsters. He is survived by his loving wife (Mrs Ijeoma Ladele), children (Olumide, Olabisi, Oladotun and Oreoluwa), grandchild (Albert), siblings, many friends, associates and mentees.   

In his final social media post cum confession, he declared, "I know my God (Jehovah-Rapha) knows the way through the wilderness, all I have to do is to follow, yes, He knows the way through, the wilderness, all I have to do, is to follow... When he is through with me, I will surely declare His Almightiness to the whole world. God is good in all circumstances, He's faithful, beautiful, kind, gracious, and abounds in mercy. I'll praise His name at all times and in all circumstances! He is so good to me in all circumstances..."
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One Year Without You

Shared by Olabisi Ladele on June 10, 2022
Daddy, I have a lot to tell you... I don't know where to start... Well I guess you already know what I want to say... A lot has happened in the last One year... It has been a roller coaster of emotions... Highs and Lows... But through it all the Lord has been Faithful... We are all doing well inspite of everything... 
Your extended family and friends showed up for us... Both at your funeral and my wedding... I was blown away by the commitment of your kinsmen and friends to our well being... After all they could have chosen to desert us... There would be no one to fault them... But they chose to stand by us every step of the way...

In the early days I was shocked, angry and upset... I had looked forward to our Father and Daughter dance... I walked down the aisle pretending to be walking down with you... I imagined that you and Mum were watching the proceedings...

A lot has happened since you left this realm... I have cried until there was no more tears and I could only moan in agony... I have felt pain that I can't express in words... And I have been pleasantly surprised several times... At the cross road of decisions when I had so many questions I found succour in the Word of God... 
I love and miss you so much Daddy

From Dr. Olufolake Adelakun

Shared by Olabisi Ladele on October 15, 2021
Now, it is gradually becoming real that my Mentor, my role model, my father figure is gone. Prof. A. A. Ladele, the great, gently closed the door of this world. As I gather his life and times in pictures, I can't but remember year 2008 when my path cross his shortly after my Masters programme at the University of Ibadan. In his characteristic approach to selecting the best, he placed out vacancy for research assistant, which my friend Chinwe and I applied for. He conducted an interview for us and found us fit for the job, since that day he became the giant on whose shoulder i ride till the day of his final exit.
Prof played his part to the best of his ability, he made his impact felt everywhere he found himself. Brilliant and full of great ideas with matching energy to pursue them. Nothing restraints him, nothing constraints him, for him  when there's a will there's a way . You can't be with him and remain at the least of your potentials . Prof's death was shocking and came with unexplainable pain.  - July 8th, 2021

From Prof G. B. Adesiji

Shared by Olabisi Ladele on July 6, 2021
You were a good man. I could recount how you sent "sand paper" leaves to me. The news of your demise came as a rude shock but with total submission to the will of God the Almighty.
Sleep on Sir.

Prof G. B. Adesiji
Dean's Office Faculty of Agric. UniIlorin