Pioneer, OILMAN, Educator, Statesman
Born December 12, 1912, Chief Danieles Kubuwaje Olumofin was a native of Ikare-Akoko in Southwestern Nigeria. He was foremost a teacher, politician, oilman and statesman.
In 1952, he entered the Western House Of Assembly in Ikare-Akoko and continued his political career till the end of Nigeria's first republic in 1966.
The Hon. Chief Danieles Kubuwaje Olumofin served as the first Minister of Economic planning and afterwards as Western Nigeria's Minister of Education.
Self-improvement through education were at the core of his fundamental beliefs. A triglot, who spoke his native Yoruba tounge, English and Latin, he believed in the timeless saying that knowledge bestows power upon whoever seeks and acquires it.