Dr. Olubiyi Arikawe, former university don and researcher, was recently honored by Rescuer School of Theology, Trauma Healing & Chaplaincy Institute with an Award of Excellence in Community Leadership. Below are excerpts of the profile of the former lecturer at the University of Lagos and Yaba College of Technology and currently a clergy, entrepreneur and community leader in Agiliti Mile 12 area of Lagos state.
Pastor Dr. Olubiyi Akintola Arikawe (AMINIM) was born to Pa & Mrs. Arikawe in Okitipupa, Ondo state of Nigeria in December 19, 1950. He attended Baptist Primary School for his first school leaving certificate. He obtained the Grade 11 Certificate and further obtained both the GCE Ordinary Level (O/L) certificate and the Advanced Level (A/L) certificate in 1975 and 1996 respectively.
Subsequently, Olubiyi Aknitola Arikawe gained admission into the University of Ibadan and graduated from the ivory tower in 1980. He obtained Masters in International Law & Diplomacy (MILD), University of Lagos (1986/87) and another masters in Linguistic, University of Ibadan (1989/90). He became a full-time lecturer at the University of Lagos (1981-1983), along side Yaba College of Technology where in lectured as Business Communication Instructor (1981-1986). He was also a researcher at Nigeria Education Research and Development Council, Lagos state (1983-1990).
In 1987 Dr. Olubiyi Akintola Arikawe represented Nigeria at an international seminar on Educational Material Production programme in Togo, West Africa. In 1988, he became the Chairman/Managing Director of YEMSOLA Nigeria Limited from 1990 to date. In 1994-1996 he was a member, Caretaker Committee, Okitipupa local government. Presently, Arikawe is Mission Captain of The Evangelism Army Mission (TEAM) (2005 till date). He has written many books and publications which include the following:
- The Act of Recognition as a Legal Act in International Law (MILD Thesis)
- The Use of Emphasis in Nigeria languages (Yoruba)
- Contributor: Yoruba Mental Language Guide for creating mental-linguistic Terms for Africa Languages (UNESCO)
- The Use of Languages for Knowledge in Technical Know-how (UNESCO)
- The Use of Languages for Knowledge Acquisition (UNESCO)
- The Whole Armor of God
- God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Ghost:
- From Sin to Salvation
- Notable Characters in the Bible
PROFESSIONAL BODIES AFFILIATIONS
- Member, Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM)
- Member, Ondo state chapter of Nigeria Chambers of Commerce
- Member, Nigeria/Asia Chambers of Commerce
RELIGIOUS BODIES AFFILIATIONS
Pastor Olubiyi Akintola Arikawe is also a member of Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) among other Christian religious bodies. He was a former chairman of PFN chapter, Oke-Oko Iseoluwa Province. He is also a member of Dr. D.K Olukoya’s Goshen Club International (mentorship club). Currently, he is the Mission Captain of The Evangelism Army Mission (TEAM), chairman, Agiliti Community Elders Forun, coordinator, Agiliti Mile 12 Stakeholders Forum, and chairman/managing director, YEMSOLA Nigeria Limited. Pastor Olubiyi Akintola Arikawe was honored with honorary doctorate award on October 12, 2012 by Divine Favour Theological & Special Seminary. Today, he is being honored with an Award of Excellence in Community Leadership by Rescuer School of Theology, Trauma Healing & Chaplaincy Institute.
Pastor Dr. Arikawe being presented with the certificate for the Award of Excellence in Community leadership by Prof. Sunday Adeyemi, President/Rector, Rescuer School of Theology & Chaplaincy Institute.
Pastor Dr. Arikawe and other award honorees and front line Christian journalists; Chaplain Julius Adegunna, Dr. Gbenga Osinaike and Dr. Wole Olarinde flanked by Prof. Sunday Adeyemi and some chaplains of Rescuer School of Theology & Chaplaincy Institute.