The Chief Commissioner @NigerianGuides Mrs Maria Goretti Sule has announced the passing on to glory of our Trustee, Past Chief Comm, and Nigeria’s First Female Science Graduate, Lady Deborah Jibowu. She was aged 95 years.
Lady Jibowu was reputed for being the first Nigerian Female Science Graduate, having graduated from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom in 1947.
She was a recipient of Member of the British Empire (MBE) Honour in 1962
and Officer of the Order of Niger (OON) in 1965.
Member of the Local Government Service Commission, Western Region (1959-1971),
Commissioner at the National Population Commission (NPC) (1981-1983), and
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, University of Calabar (1993-1997).
Matriarch to the Fasanmade family of Ido-Ile Ekiti, Ekiti State.
an illustrious daughter of the Land of Honour,an achiever and a patriot who served her fatherland diligently.
She lived a life of service to God and humanity.
A National Commissioner of Nigerian Girl Guides Association (1960-1980) and later Chief Commissioner (1991-1997),
Member of WAGGGS World Board Committee in 1966 for 9years.
First Regional Chairman of the newly created Africa Region immediately after her tenure in World Committee.
she invested her time and resources in moulding the lives of many young females across the Country and Africa .
She was also coordinator to many professional and civil society groups, including the Red Cross Society, National Council of Women Society, ational Youth Council and Education for All NGO Network (EFANGO) , amongst others.
mama Jibowu invested her time, energy and resources on many laudable initiatives that impacted positively on the people, especially the girl child.
She remained a source of pride and inspiration to generations after her.”
“Though we shall miss her wise counsel and positive disposition, we are comforted by the fact that this great nationalist lived a good life and left behind a legacy of honour.