Our Trustees

RDSF Trustees are a group of disciplined men and women that have distinguished themselves in their various fields of endeavour.

SIR OLADEINDE OLUSOGA JOSEPH (REAR ADMIRAL, RTD) CON, MNI

Sir Oladeinde Olusoga JOSEPH (Rear Admiral, Rtd) CON, MNI was born at Ara-Moko, Ekiti state into the humble family of late Mr Joseph Owolabi and late Mrs Ajibabi Owolabi on the 9th of May 1948.

He enlisted into the Nigerian Navy in July 1967 and later graduated from the Nigerian Defense Academy Kaduna and was commissioned as a Sub-Lieutenant in July 1971 in India. He received professional training as a naval officer in India, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Rear Admiral Joseph is a graduate of the Nigeria Command and Staff College Jaji and the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies Kuru.

As a professional naval officer, he went through all the ranks in the Navy until he was promoted to the full Rear Admiral rank in 1998. While in the Navy, he had 4 sea commands which included that of NNS Aradu (the Navy’s flag ship), 2 Training bases and 2 Operational bases. He had 2 tours at Jaji Staff College as Chief Instructor and Director of the Naval Faculty. He was also the Military Governor of Ogun state between 1990 and 1992. His last job was Chief of Navy Personnel at Naval Headquarters until he retired in June, 1999.

Married to Mrs Katherine Lolade Joseph since April 1975, R/Admiral Deinde Joseph is blessed with 3 children; Toyin (now Mrs Borisade), and the boys Seyi and Jide, all university graduates. His hobbies are photography, reading and a handicap 9 golfer. A practicing Christian of Methodist church of the Trinity, Tinubu since 1967, he has a passion to help the less privileged in the society.

Rear Admiral Joseph is a recipient of the National Honor of the Commander of the Order Of the Niger (CON), and brings his experience and goodwill to the Foundation as the Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Rehoboth Dream Solid Foundation.

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