Mrs Olukemi Ayoola, wife of a former speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly- Hon. Kehinde Ayoola, is now a professor.
Yesterday, the authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, elevated her to the position of professor of agronomy of the Faculty of Agriculture.
It was, however, backdated to 2011.
The mother of two boys lectures at the institution’s Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, IAR&T, Moor Plantation , Ibadan.
She was already a doctoral candidate on September 21, 1996 when her husband, who became speaker three years after, in 1999, married her.
Writing on his facebook page to celebrate his wife, Oyo-born Ayoola praised God, revealing that: ”I remember when I proposed to my wife about 23 years ago, she told me that she wished to be an ‘acada’ and would I support her aspirations?
“I said YES! And so that support manifested in different ways; from helping her carry (in my old VW Beetle) cassava sticks for planting on her experimental plots around IITA, Ibadan to watering her plants inside the Greenhouse to lonely nights and cold pillows when she went to conferences to having to endure with her the pains and frustrations of backstabbing, of plagiarism of her works , of stolen data and the ‘undue attention’ of lecherous men,” he submitted.