image Chief Mrs Caroline Oladunni Adebutu the Otun lya Laje and the lya Apesin of Lagos, described her husband of fourty five years as a great father, wonderful friend, a sincere companion and a great mentor to the entire household. Born to the Jaiyesimi family of Odogbolu, Mrs Caroline Oladunni Adebutu had her Elementary Education at St Dominic Catholic School, Yaba and St Paul School, Odogbolu, Ogun State.

She attended Methodist Girls High School, Yaba from 1952-57 and started work at the Board of Customs and Excise in Lagos briefy before proceeding on a vocational training at the Federal Training Centre, Broad Street, Lagos. After completing this programme, she returned to the customs again and worked for a little while until January I963 when she travelled to the UK to study at the Pitmas College for a one year programme in Secretarial Administration.

On her return to the Nigerian shores, she was posted to the Ministry of Health from where she was seconded to the Board of Customs in 1967. She eventually left the service in 1971 on the request of her husband who wanted her to be a full time housewife. Of that decision, she said, "I didn't like the idea that time, but I had no option. My husband had been wonderful since then, tending to family needs while I was bringing up the children. Our marriage, from my own side, was blessed with children. The eldest is Honourable Oladipupo Adebutu, while the youngest is Olusegun, who is an (Economist).


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