This memorial was created in honor of Ambassador Victor Adegoroye [A Career Diplomat who served as Nigeria's former Ambassador to Ethiopia and Representative to the African Union (AU)]. He was born on March 1, 1925 and passed on April 1, 2018. Ambassador Victor Adegoroye was loved by many and will be dearly missed by family and friends.
His life and times:
1934-1937: Houseboy to Mr. Fayose, headmaster of Barnabas School, Ilorin
1938-1941: Attended St David's Primary School,Akure
1942-1945: Attended Christ School Ado Ekiti, passed Cambridge School Certificate with exemption from London Matriculation
1946-1951: Worked in the Western Civil Service as 3rd and 2nd Class Clerk
1951- Proceeded to England
1952-1953: Attended Regent Street Polytechnic London and passed what was then known as Preliminary (a requirement for entrance to University)
1953-1956: Attended London School of Economics (London University) and came out with B.Sc Economics Honors
Until 1954, when the Western Region gave him a scholarship, he was working as a Porter in Euston Station London (11:30pm- 07:30am) and attending School full time
On return to Nigeria in 1956, he joined the Western Civil Service as Administrative Officer. Victor Adegoroye worked as assistant district officer in Auchi (Edo State) and Ijebu-Remo (Ogun State) from where he was transferred to the foreign Service in 1959.
Ambassador Victor Adegoroye was posted with other new recruits to London for training by the Commonwealth office. He learnt German and was sent to Bad-Aibling in Bavaria to learn the language. He was also attached to the British Embassy in Copenhagen (Denmark) for Six Months.
In 1960, he returned from London and was posted to Accra Ghana. From there, he was posted (1961) to open Nigerian Embassies in Bon (then Capital of Western Germany) and Moscow capital of the Soviet Union).
He came back to headquarters in 1963 where he worked as Head of Africa Department and head of Political Department.
In 1967, he was posted to Ghana as High Commissioner.
In 1971, he returned to Lagos and was seconded to the Federal Ministry of trade as Permanent Secretary.
In 1973- he was appointed as Ambassador to Ethiopia where he stayed until 1975 when he retired from Civil Service. On retirement, he formed a Construction Company (Rosular Nigeria Limited).
Some of the Jobs of the firm included:
- 6 Houses in Festac Town
- The residence of the Commissioner of Police Akure
- Police houses in Ado-Ekiti
- Military Barracks in Okitipupa, Ondo State.
Ambassador Victor Adegoroye will be dearly missed by family and friends.