PA SUNDAY ALABI ADEWALE

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Pa Sunday Alabi Adewale who hails from Abeokuta, Ogun State was born on 20th day of August, 1933 in Alakuko, Lagos State to a railway worker father.

Young Sunday Alabi Adewale had a brief elementary education stint (4 years) at Odo-Abore Primary School, Mushin, Lagos State before enrolling to learn the rudiments of vehicle repairs.

Between 1949 and 1953, he was supervised for his training by late Pa Saka Balogun at Babalosa area of Mushin, Lagos.

After graduation, he secured a vehicle repair/maintenance job with West African Pilot Newspapers, which was then located at Sabo Yaba area of Lagos (for one and a half years).

He later joined Leventis Motors Nigeria Limited (where Mercedes Benz Lorries were assembled) and was there for 27 years; retiring in 1980.

Upon retirement from paid job, Pa Adewale established S. A. Adewale Motor Workshop at 1, Ilori Street, Ire-Akari area of Isolo, Lagos State; where he carried out vehicle repairs/maintenance and car wash. He later established another workshop at Plot 8, Mechanics Village, Aswani, via Isolo, Lagos State.

Pa Sunday Alabi Adwale contributed immensely (financial wise and materially) to the establishment of Nigeria Motor Mechanics and Technicians Association which later transformed to Nigeria Automobile Technicians Association.

He tirelessly worked with the late Pa Adeola (the first Treasurer of the association), late Comrade Olukosi, late Baba Sunmola of Itire, late Ahaji S. Olo, among others to put the association’s foot on ground in Lagos State.

Pa Adewale who believes that “NATA should be one of the best associations of tradesmen and professionals in Nigeria if not for the ways it was run” is currently a Patron of NATA, Lagos State Chapter and National Trustee, NATA Western Zone. He continues to serve as Mediator-in-Chief to NATA members whenever there is crisis in any unit, branch and even at the state level.

Pa Sunday Alabi Adewale with like-minds; most especially from Nigeria Motor Mechanics and Technicians Association established Evangelical International Gospel Church at Igbo-Owu area of Mushin, Lagos. He actively participated in the management of the church.

And when the church council mandated him to put in his all in the affairs of the church, he permanently retired from vehicle repairs/maintenance practice to see to the church growth.

Notably however, Nigeria Football Supporters Club was emerging (1963) when Pa S. A. Adewale joined the founders and helped re-organise it properly.

Till date, he remains an active, loyal supporter and an Elder of the Club.

Pa Sunday Alabi Adewale who is married and blessed with children who are successful in their various fields of endeavours has visited Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jerusalem, London, Germany and United States of America.

He is currently one of the Patrons of Automobile And Road Safety Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation; established in 2013 with the consent of Federal Road Safety Commission.

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