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| FAFOWORA, Chief Olagunju Idowu|
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June 28, 1932
1957 - 1958|
Ex INEC Chairman
Dr. Abel Ibude Guobadia was born on June 28, 1932 in Benin City Edo State. He died of prostrate cancer on February 4, 2011 in his home town. He attended CMS Primary School Benin from 1939-1945 from where he proceeded to attend the famous Government College Ibadan (GCI) between 1945 and 1951.
His post secondary education started in 1952 when he was admitted to the University College Ibadan. In 1957 he graduated from the same University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics.
After graduation he went to work as a Physics teacher at Osogbo Grammar School (1957), then at Ilesha Grammar School (1958) and later at his alma mater Government College Ibadan and in other schools like Edo College Benin City and Government College Ughelli.
Shortly before he went abroad for further studies he was a Lecturer at the University of Nigeria Nsukka
Dr Abel Guobadia was in the University of Pittsburgh USA between 1962 and 1966 where he obtained a PhD in Experimental State Solid State Physics. Between 1966 and 1971 he was a Lecturer at the University of Lagos.
In 1971, he continued his career in his chosen area of education, only this time not as a lecturer. He was
In 1987 Dr. Abel I. Guobadia was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Korea. He was in that capacity until 1991
- Between 1971- 1982:Pioneer Director of Planning & Ag. Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission.
- 1983- 1984:Pioneer Director, Consultancy Services Unit: University of Benin
- Between 1984-1986, he was at various times the State Commissioner of Bendel State for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the Ministry of Education.
For almost a decade afterwards Dr. Abel Guobadia was a Private Educational Consultant, consulting for various Organisations both local and International until May 2000 when he was called upon again by his beloved country to come and serve in a highly sensitive and challenging position as the Chairman of the Nations Electoral Body "The Independent National Electoral Commission", a Commission empowered by the Constitution to conduct Elections into various elective positions in the Land.
Dr Abel Guobadia was a
He is happily married to Mrs. Florence Guobadia and they have four children, three sons and a daughter, all of whom are happily married with families of their own.
- Fellow, Science Teachers Association of Nigeria and former President (STAN)
- Former Pro-Chancellor/Chairman of Council, Edo State University, Ekpoma
- Special Member of Senate, University of Benin
- Former member, Governing Council of West African Examination Council (WAEC)
- Justice of the peace 1991