Comrade Raphael Idowu Adekunle a distinguished member of Ifako- Ijaiye Local Government Branch of Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association (NATA), was born on the 25″‘ day of February, 1960 at Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Due to his family’s early decision, Raphael Idowu Adekunle enrolled at a tender age to learn the rudiments of auto repair/maintenance (1975) after a brief stint at Saint Peter’s Anglican Primary School, Amoo Street, Agege area of Lagos State.
In 1980, Alhaji Yusuf Iyiola of Yusuf Automobile Technical Works who supervised Raphael for the duration of his training certified him as capable of being on his own.
Therefore, he joined Ade Automobile Technical Works at Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos (1981- 1983) as a Joining man.
He established Doas Technical Works Limited in 1983 at Fagba area of Iju, Agege Lagos, He later moved to Ishala village around Iju Gate Bus-stop due to incessant harassment of War Against Indiscipline (WAI) Brigade of the defunct Buhari -Idiagbon regime for about 4 years, before relocating to Olowosokedile, Off Iju Road, Agege, Lagos before finally settling down at Fagba Bus-stop, Iju Road, Agege, Lagos in 1989.
In 1985, he enrolled as NATA member at Ifako-Ijaiye Zone of the association and was elected Fagba Unit Treasurer in 1989. He held the post for 12 years.
In year 2001, he was appointed Ijaiye Unit Patron and in year 2005, he was chairman of Elder’s Forum of Ifako-Ijaiye Local Government Branch of NATA.
He was appointed NATA Lagos State Patron during the regime of late Prince James Adetunla Adedara as State Chairman.
Comrade Raphael Idowu Adekunle whose hubby includes travelling, has made it a habit to travel out of Nigeria every December to wind down.
Among the countries he has visited are United Kingdom, Germany, Dublin, France and United States of America. He visited Arizona between December 2016 and February, 2017 for further auto repair/maintenance training.
He is a member of Sun Flower Social Club, Agege, Lagos of which he had served as President for about 5 years and he’s currently its Vice President till date.
He is married and blessed with children