Olu Akinfosile

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Olu Akinfosile was a Nigerian politician from Okitipupa who was Federal minister of Communications during the nation's first republic. He later became chairman of the NPP during the second republic. He was succeeded in that position by Adeniran Ogunsanya.

He was also a leader in the movement for the creation of Ondo state in the early 1970s.

Akinfosile was born on March 5, 1926 in Igbotako, Ondo State. He attended the ancient Baptist Academy, Lagos and later earned degrees at North Western polytechnic, London and the University of London. He worked with the United African Company as a Labour and staff assistant; in 1946 he became an assistant federal secretary of the Nigerian Union of Students, and was on the position for three years. A decade later, he became the president of the Nigerian Union of Great Britain and Ireland. He started active political participation in Nigeria in 1959 when he was elected into the House of Representatives.