|Intro||Nigerian civil servant|
|Birth||17 May 1925, Nigeria|
|Death||August 2013, University College Hospital, Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
(aged 88 years)
Tejumade Alakija (17 May 1925 – August, 2013) was a Nigerian civil servant who rose to be the first female head of Oyo State’s civil service.
Princess Alakija was born in Nigeria in 1925. Her father was Sir Adesoji Aderemi, who was the Ooni of Ife. She trained to be a teacher and passed her PGCE at Oxford University. She joined the Nigerian civil service where she was directed to teach.
She rose to be the first female head of Oyo State’s civil service. From 1993 to 1997, she was Pro-Chancellor of the University of Abuja.
Princess Alakija died in University College Hospital, Ibadan in 2013.