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Countdown To The 70th Birthday of Prince Engr. James Funso Ojo


In the next few days Engr. Prince James Funso Ojo will be 70. But he has lived a good life. He does not look that far gone in age. He surely looks good for 50.

Citypeople interviewed him a few days ago and met a sprightly man full of life. He is a man blessed with a robust sense of humour.


He is still a very brilliant man who bubbles with ideas. Don't forget he is a petroleum engineer. Let us tell you more about this successful man who is now an educationist.


He is the Chairman of Teskjok Group of Schools in Lagos.He was born on the 19 of March 1951 to the family of late Oba John John (oolojunja of otunja) and Madam Janet Aina Ojo Eki ( nee Ogungbe) in IKOLE- EKITI LGA, EKITISTATE.  He did his primary school at St.. Peter's Anglican primary school, ikole- eki and Inalende Ibadan. His secondary education was at Christ's School Ado- Ekiti between 1966 and 1970. He worked with the Federal Office of Statistics,ikoyi, Lagos from 1971-1973.

He studied Petroleum Engineering at the University of Ibadan,from 1973 to 1978 where he obtained a Bsc (Hons) in Petroleum Engineering.He served his one year NYSC at the Nigeria Agip Oil company, Portharcourt, Rivers state .He was employed by the then Nigeria national Petroleum Corporation NNPC in 1979. He was in the Department of Petroleum Resources for 32years, where he visited countries like Italy, france, Ghana and U.S.A on different occasions, to represent Nigeria on different reservoir and gas project.


He rose to the post of Reservoir Petroleum manager and retired after getting to the retirement age of 60.He retired on the 19 of March 2011. To keep the body and soul together, he is currently the Chairman of TESJOK GROUP OF SCHOOLS, Abaranje, Ikotun Lagos.

 He is a community man who has the interest and development of his people at heart by giving scholarships to his people to school certificate level. Engr J.F OJO belongs to various associations like the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Vice president of Ooyunya Sons and Daughters Association, Lagos branch. He is an elder and a staunch member of the Redeemed Christian church of God, Solid Parish Province 14, Egbe.

 Engr J.F OJO is happily married to his heartthrob, the ever beautiful and Gorgeous YEYE ADEJOKE OJO and the union is blessed with lovely children.

Stay tuned for his interview with Citypeople Magazine. Out next Monday.

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  1. So happy to see dad bubbling at this age.more greater years sir