The President Christ’s School Alumni Association, Kunle Lawal Jinadu paid a condolence visit to the family of late Achitect Fola Alade’s family in Lekki on Friday 9th July, 2021.
Jinadu who was Accompanied by his wife, Mrs Olusayo Olakunle-Jinadu, the Association Treasurer, Otunba Jaiyeola and the Ex-officio, Mrs Iyabo Obasa acknowledged Late Fola Alade’s contributions to the development of Christ’s School and the Alumni Association.
The President’s entourage was received by Arc. (Mrs) Yinka Williams, baba’s eldest child.
Late Achitect Isaac Fola Alade attended Christ’s School, Ado Ekiti for his secondary education. In 1961 he graduated from the Nigerian College of Arts & Sciences and Technology Zaria (now Ahmadu Bello University) as one of the first four pioneer Architecture graduates. Thereafter, he completed his post graduate studies at the Architectural Association School of Tropical Studies, London in 1965, on a Commonwealth Scholarship.
Late Fola Alade, one of Nigeria’s most renowned Architects joined the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing as a Resident architect in the old Western Region. He was the first Architect to become a Federal Permanent Secretary in 1976, a post he held until his retirement in 1979 after which he established his private practice Fola Alade Associates in 1979.
Chief Fola Alade who died on June 19, 2021 was a pride to Christ’s School and the Alumni Association. His contributions to the Nigerian Architectural designs include:
1. 1004 Housing Estate, Victoria Island, Lagos.
2. Federal Secretariat building, Ikoyi, Lagos.
3. National Stadium, Lagos
4. Remembrance Arcade, Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos.
5. Satellite Town, Lagos
6. Nigerian Air force base, Ikeja.
7. Nigerian Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies building, Kuru, Plateau State.
8. National Judicial institute, Abuja.
9. Nigerian Embassy buildings in 11 countries
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