Silifat and Nurudeen are children of the late prominent politician from Ibadan, Oyo State, Adegoke Adelabu. The duo tells OLUFEMI ATOYEBI that the death of their father in 1958 denied them quality education.
Nurudeen : I am the only surviving son of
the late Adegoke Adelabu. I was two years old when he died but it is difficult to forget what he looked like and the affection he gave us. I also learnt a lot about him through my siblings and the life he led. My father was a hero and a role model. He brought westerd education closer to us.
Silifat : I am the fourth daughter in the family. My father was a hero that this country has not given his deserved honour. A hero is not always appreciated until after his works are reviewed, mostly after his death. My father was a great
thinker. Deapite my dads wisdom and
smartness he barely know all his kids by name.