Family, Place & Date of Birth Born in Ibadan on the 24th of December, 1962 to the Adekola family as Bilkisu Abiodun Motunrayo Omobolanle Ibidunni. The third child in a Moslem family then of seven children to a Nigerian father, Mr. Abdulmashood Adekola of Oke-Foko Ibadan, and a Cameroonian mother, Hannah Aduke Adekola nee Ashu of Tinto village in Western Cameroon.
Early Education Primary education started in Ibadan but completed at St. Pauls African Church Primary School in Lagos. Methodist Girls High School, Yaba for secondary school education: engaged in sports, debate and singing amongst others. Delivered valedictory message for her set in Church (even as a Muslim). Achieved excellent academic results, finishing with a Grade 1 and won the Dotun Okubanjo prize for the most outstanding student.
Higher Education: Graduated with a BSc. in Chemistry from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife). An alumna of the Chief Executive Programme of Lagos Business School and the Global Executive MBA Programme of the prestigious IESE Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
YOUTH SERVICE She had an interesting number of aspirations at different phases of her life. In the secondary school, she wanted to be a doctor at the University. While studying chemistry, she developed an interest in Law because she did not like chemistry as a course, then in architecture and finally decided to work in an accounting firm during her service year. “I found the profession too regular for my restless nature” she says. She says she is driven by the need to get things done the right way, with the right values.