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HRM: A VISIONARY LEADER
I feel greatly honored to write about His Royal Majesty. I knew him About 34 years ago when we met as medical students at the prestigiousUniversity of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). I noticed that he was an easy going and very deliberate and careful in his utterance.It was as if he was preparing himself for a leadership position. This was what attracted me to him such that we became the best of friends and room-mates throughout the medical school. My first visit to ondo was during his paternal grandmother funeral in 1978. We continued to do things together and with our families and I was privileged to have him as my best man on my wedding day in 1983. I therefore feel able qualified to speak on the person and character of his royal majesty, Alaiyeluwa, Oba Dr. victor Adesimbo Kiladejo, Jilo III the Osemawe and the Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom. HRM was a studious and brilliant individual whose desire to excel enabled him to obtain the National Scholarship Award as a result of his performance in the first year in the university. He was hardworking and goal oriented; He was able to achieve whatever he set his mind on without stepping on others’ toes. As a medical doctor Dr. Kiladejo was able to “think on his feet “and was committed to the welfare of his patients.
HRM was very socialable while in the university. He was the Social Director of Tudmont club, a social cultural organization. He was a member of the palmwine drinkers club although he never drank palmwine. He was a member of the Muritala Vanguard, a pressure group whose aim it was to promote the ideas of the late head of state. He was resourceful and enterprising having co-founded the “view finders “groups which brought movie to the campus in the late 1970.He is a team player who believes in the ability of others and he takes responsibility as a leader should the need arise.
Since graduating from the medical school, HRM has had a broad array of knowledge and experience in medical practice. He rose to the position of Medical Director under the Ondo state Health Management Board before he established and ran a highly sucessful private medical practice, Kiladejo Hospitals Limited, Lagos. He also found time to acquire postgraduate certifications from both the UK and U.S.A
As a friend HRM is dependable, honest, trustworthy, and thoughtful. He is an encourager who listens more than he talks and that allowed him to make invaluable contributions. He is capable of bringing orderliness into chaotic situations. He is a visionary leader that is highly devoted and put his body, mind, and spirit into whatever he believes in until it is accomplished. It is for all these reasons that I believe that the Ondo Kingdom is blessed to have as their King, a man of impeccable qualities that the Almighty God has prepared to lead the Ekimoguns.
Dr.Ademola Morunfolu. M..B.B.S MD. PH.D.
Diplomat, American Board of Internal, Med.