WHO IS CHIEF (MRS) MARGARET OLUFUNKE EGBEYEMI; THE WOMAN BEHIND THE MAN?
It’s said that behind every successful man, there is always a strong woman whose support, love and courage know no bound. Chief (Mrs) Margaret Olufunke Egbeyemi, the wife of the Deputy Governor of Ekiti -State is a silent achiever, a dutiful mother and a courageous wife. She was born as an aristocrat into the family of Chief Ali Adebiyi of Ogbon-Oba quarters, Ado Ekiti.
Chief Margaret Olufunke Egbeyemi attended L. A. primary school, Aafin, Ado Ekiti between 1955-1960. The love of education made her proceeded to St. Louis Catholic Modern School, Ado Ekiti. As a woman who was poised for nothing less than excellence, she proceeded to the then prestigious Catholic preliminary Nursing school, Oye Ekiti to pursue a career in nursing. Upon graduation, she went further to hone her nursing career by undergoing a course in midwifery at Mary Assumpta and School of Nursing, Ado Ekiti respectively.
Chief Margaret Olufunke Egbeyemi worked as a nurse in many towns in the old Ondo State and later Ekiti State. She also worked in the Ministry of women affairs. At various times, she didn’t stop at being a professional nurse, as she ventured into businesses to earn legitimate living. She is a successful business woman with a thriving table water business in Ado Ekiti, today.
Chief Margaret Olufunke Egbeyemi got married to Chief Bisi Egbeyemi, the Deputy Governor of Ekiti State in 1975 and the marriage is blessed with great children who are doing well in their respective endeavours.
As a result of her penchant for probity, reliability, transparency and honesty, the wife of the Deputy Governor doubles as the Treasurer of Nigeria Council of Women Society (NCWS) as well Association of Table Water Producers, Ekiti state. Her uniqueness transcends Ekiti state as she holds a chieftaincy title of Otun Iyalode of Ita-Ogbolu in Ondo state.