Biography of Engineer Julius Alabi FaletiO
ur father was born on June 6, 1932 in Lagos Nigeria to the family of “Baba Ibadan” Solomon Eguntola Faleti, a renowned Ibadan farmer, trader and community leader & “Mama” Susana Olaegbe Faleti nee Adebiyi, a seamstress.
He attended St. Andrews primary school Oyo for his elementary education and Government College Ibadan “GCI” for his high school diploma (1947-1952). In addition to his academic excellence in Mathematics and Sciences at GCI, he played football, cricket and was on the track and field team.
He proceeded to Kumasi College of Technology, Kumasi Ghana (Now Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology) to study Civil Engineering and after graduating from there, he was employed by the Federal Government of Nigeria as an Engineer with the Federal Ministry of Works & Housing (1963) where he was the Lead Project Engineer for various Federal road construction projects at a time when we had good roads in Nigeria!
He got married to Agnes Adeola Adekoya on November 12, 1964 in Lagos and they were blessed with four children, Adegboyega, Adekunle, Adetoun & Oyinade.While with the Federal Ministry of Works, One of the notable projects he was involved in was the redesign and reconstruction of Herbert Macaulay way, Yaba in the late 1970’s.
He traveled to the United Kingdom for training and career development in January 1975 and after retiring from the civil service, he joined Comprehensive Engineering Consultants in 1977.
At CEC, he was responsible for a several water exploration projects in Nigeria, one of the largest was with the Ogun State Water Corporation that brought running water to most of Abeokuta in the mid 1980’s.
Just like his own father; He was a very honest, hardworking and God fearing man who did everything within his means to help everyone he came across.
He was a member of the Christian Fellowship society of Yaba Baptist Church http://www.yababaptist.org and Awe Development Union. He went on to join the Lord on Monday December 15th, 1986.
May his soul continue to Rest in Perfect Peace