Like I said , we would be learning a lot about the great men of Ibadan. It is time,you, as an Ibadan indigene learned a lot about your city. And especially the younger generation need to know who had passed through the soil of the city and those that are still making impact in the city.
Chief Theophilus Adediran Oni was the owner of T.A Oni and Sons , the first indigenous construction company in Nigeria. His philanthropy way back then was a well documented fact .
His hospital is still at Ring Road, Known as T.A Oni Memorial Children Hospital.
It will still not be easy to forget the pioneering efforts of Chief Theophilus Adediran Oni, popularly known as T.A Oni and Sons (adulterated as Oni o Suwon) in the building and construction industry in Nigeria.
He was born in Oke-Mesi, Ekiti State in 1913 and died in February 1975. Chief Oni’s most notable act of kindness, was willing his family estate to charity, as a clear demonstration of his high level degree of philanthropy and love for the city of Ibadan. He willed his residence- Goodwill house, to the Oyo/Western state government, to be used as a Paediatric Hospital, and that is the same T.A Oni Memorial Children Hospital, Ring Road Ibadan.
This sprawling family Estate and residence was cited on a 15acre piece of land, 65 rooms, with modern conveniences, Olympic Swimming Pool, and stable for Horses etc.
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