Oil & Gas Top Shots Storm Igbara-Oke, as Olowa Honours PPMC Director, Gbenga Komolafe for His Honesty & Excellence

The sleepy town of Igbara-Oke in Ifedore Local Government area of Ondo State, came alive on Saturday the 16th of November, 2013, as top names in the Oil & Gas sector of the country and their representatives stormed the town for the Executive Director, Commercial of the Pipelines and Products Marketing Company, Eng. Gbenga Olu Komolafe on the celebration of his town’s day (Igbara-Oke Day 2013) and fund raising. Incidentally, Komolafe was also being honoured as an outstanding; committed son of the town. It was a two-fold celebration as the town’s ruler, HRH Oba Ven. John Adebimpe Adepoju, the Olowa of Igbara-Oke took time to honour some outstanding Igbara Oke indigenes.  A fund raising programme was also held for a university project.
Igbara-Oke 3Engineer Komolafe was deemed fit for the honour by the Olowa for his honesty and excellence not only in the service to humanity, but also as a civil servant. He described Komolafe as a man of the people and a committed son of Igbara-Oke, who is always working towards the development of his community and Ondo State generally.
Checks have revealed that Komolafe is not just loved for nothing’s sake, his track record as a civil servant shows the stuff he’s made of and his positive role in his sector is enormous. Apart from being a firm believer in the “hard work pays” principle, he is well known for his zero tolerance for corruption.
Directors, Permanent Secretaries as well as junior staff he has worked or still working with can testify to the fact that Engr. Komolafe’s watchword is transparency. He is a good Christian and very committed to church activities which have also made him one of the leaders in his place of worship.
A peep into Engr. Komolafe’s educational and professional background would convince one that his achievements are indeed products of diligence and conscientiousness. After he graduated from the University of Ilorin where he obtained his first degree in Engineering, he proceeded to the University of Ibadan where he bagged two degrees in Industrial & Labour Relation and Industrial & Production Engineering in 1995 and 1998 respectively. Engr. Komolafe did not rest on his oars; he went further in his quest for more knowledge and capacity building. He did a Law degree at the University of Benin and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2008. After his Youth Corp Service, he joined the National Productivity Centre, where he was seconded to the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA), as the pioneer Executive Secretary. He has served in different capacities in the oil sector and has headed many committees where he has served diligently. Today, Engr. Gbenga Olu Komolafe has risen through ranks in service and has become the Executive Director, Commercial in Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC). He is happily married with lovely kids.
Olowa of Igbara-Oke 1As a worthy son of Igbara-Oke in whom Kabiyesi, the Olowa and his subjects are well pleased, Komolafe was called upon to support his hometown in terms of infrastructural development. But as much as Komolafe would have wished to do for his community, he can only do little as a civil servant. It was in the light of this that friends rallied round him during the Igbara-Oke Day celebration.
The community was however not disappointed as Engr. Gbenga Komolafe’s friends led by Mr. Wole Arisekola, an astute businessman and Publisher of Streetjournal Magazine, committed the sum of N 72 million naira to the university project.
Other indigenes of the town that was also honoured on the occasion include the Chairman, Premier Hotel Limited, Dr. Adeniyi Ijogun, Chief A.A Olagbaiye, Chief Samuel Adebisi Adedeji, Hon. Justice Williams Rotimi Olamide and Air Vice Marshal G.B Odesola. The colourful event held on the field of Anglican Grammar School, Igbara-Oke, had in attendance sons and daughters from far and near. Amongst whom is the Asiwaju of Igbara-Oke, Prince Adefarakanmi Agbede, Chairman, Igbara-Oke Development Council (IDC), Mr. Siji Ijogun and some royal fathers.

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