By: Oladeji Gloria & Ajisafe Paul
Dr. OLADIPO Isiaka Oladele of the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education was on 8th May, 2019, during the 156th World Red Cross Day and 100years of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society, inaugurated as an Associate member of Oyo state branch of the Nigerian Red Cross society. The event tagged LOVE was held at the Society’s Branch Office in Onireke Layout, Ibadan. The Nigerian Red Cross Society, Oyo State branch deemed it fit to decorate Dr. OLADIPO Oladele who also serves as a Life Patron of University of Ibadan detachment on the 8th of May, 2019 at which stands as the birth date of the Founder of Red Cross Society, Sir Henri Jean Dunnant.
Dr. Oladipo who is an Associate Professor of Sports Science and Exercise Physiology in the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, University of Ibadan is also a Life Patron of University of Ibadan detachment of the Red cross society.
His journey as a Life Saver started in 1996 when he joined the Osun State Branch of Red Cross society under the tutelage of Chief Jimmy Olusesi as the Branch Chairman and had his practical examination on August 1996 during the State Camp held in Osogbo, Osun State.
Barr. Mojisola Iyabode Ojo, the branch chairman of the society, while giving her speech after the decoration prayed that Dr Oladipo be helped by God in the delivery of the mandate — serving the society and mankind– given to him, she then expressed her surprise at the large number of people who followed the new Associate member.