Obituary: Simeon Olaosebikan Adebo

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The Independent Online
Simeon Olaosebikan Adebo, lawyer and civil servant, died 30 September, aged 80. One of the pioneers of the Nigerian Civil Service, he rose to be permanent secretary, Ministry of Finance (1955-57), and head of the Western Nigeria Civil Service (1957-62). Nigeria's ambassador and permanent representative to the United Nations in 1962-67, after which he was appointed executive director of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (Unitar), in 1968-72, the first African to be so honoured.