Meet 45-year-old Lautech Female Professor Making Waves In Africa, Prof. Olagunju Funke Iyabo [PHOTOS]

Prof. (Mrs) Olagunju Funke Iyabo

Prof. (Mrs) Olagunju Funke Iyabo is a lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Economics, Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, LAUTECH. She had her BSc, MSc and PhD in Agricultural Economics.

Beautiful Prof. Olagunju Iyabo, born in 1971, lectures and supervises research work of university students from B.Sc. to Ph.D. levels, with passion to address issues relating towards enhancement of the quality of life of the rural farmers through gender sensitive poverty alleviation strategies, improvement of post – harvest processing as well as conscious awareness of good record keeping, access to loan and exploration of factors affecting market access to improve economic status of the poor rural household, for self – sufficiency with consequence of reduction in poverty.

Prof. (Mrs) Olagunju Funke Iyabo

Her research largely focused on the area of Agricultural Finance using Agribusiness, Cooperatives and Marketing activities to address poverty problems of rural community through improved farm productivity for financial empowerment. This was accomplished through her research work in production economics, agribusiness and finance as well as environmental resource economics.

Prof. Olagunju is a post-Doctoral fellow of highly competitive and prestigious African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) in 2013 and had a fellow mentee in 2014.

The 45-year-old elegant lecturer is very passionate and concerned towards achieving self- sufficiency with consequence of reducing poverty among the smallholder farmers, especially women.

She had physically demonstrated and trained female farmers on adding value to harvested cassava which was turned to a sustainable improved income via good record keeping thereby combating poverty and food insecurity with potential enhancement in the livelihood of small holder farmers and their families at both rural and urban centers.

Prof Olagunju, has served as External Examiner for postgraduate studies at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, assessed senior lecturers for readership positions at Ekiti and Ebonyi states Universities.

Prof. Olagunju is a registered member of African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya, , Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economist (NAAE,) and so on. She won a research grant of African Economic research Consortium in 2011 and won LAUTECH Tetfund research grant in 2015. She has software skills in STATA, SPSS, R-STUDIO, EXCEL and a bonafide member of both international and national professional bodies.

Prof. (Mrs) Olagunju is a team worker, working in a viable group and has produced a good number of academic studies and has imparted the skill to a number of graduate students. The quality, quantity and breath of her publications exemplified the synergistic benefit of collaborative research in agricultural economics and such efforts were responsible for her multiple scientific papers. The wide scope of her publications is a convincing evidence of a fertile and imaginative mind. Most of her works have appeared in print in reputable local and international outlets. Consequently, her ideas have been disseminated to the scientific community, especially her peers in and outside the country.

In addition to her scholarly publications, she has supervised and taught many courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She is presently involved in supervision and teaching of both undergraduate and postgraduate students. She is very committed and responsible to carry out assignments given to her and have respect for time and dates in delivering them.

She won an international grant from African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), an NFP Short Course fellowship held at Wageningen University and competitively won a career-changing two-year African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) for her Post- doctoral Fellowship, as a result of her outstanding research for rural communities.

She belongs to several committees within and outside the university such as the Business Manager of International Journal of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development (IJAERD), member of Faculty of Farm Management and Internship committee, former chairperson of Internship committee and presently representing the dean of the faculty at the Board of Pre-Degree Science Program, LAUTECH.

The elegant female Lautech female Professor hails from Ijebu Isiwo, Ijebu Ode local government, Ogun State.

Prof. Olagunju Funke Iyabo is happily married to Prince A.B.C Olagunju who hails from Otan Ayegbaju , Boluwaduro local government in Osun state.

You can contact Prof. Olagunju via these email addresses:


  1. Ghost

    June 17, 2016 at 12:30 pm

    I love you so much ma’am,keep up the good work. she can explain witH a matchstick just to let you understand.

  2. John

    June 17, 2016 at 5:26 pm

    Seriously…..guess being pretty and a lecturer is extraordinary nowadays.
    Beauty & brains must be really scares in African. Not hating o, but what makes this news apart from cheap publicity.

    • tej

      June 18, 2016 at 7:13 am

      I don’t really understand some People nowadays with dere arrogancemust u comment ,go ahead and make ur own publicity ,like d world c see it.Learn to apprecaite little things and if u can’t just keep shut.

    • Emmanuel

      June 18, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Thank you for that. I was waiting to read something serious…. But, no. Just beautiful and brilliant.


    June 17, 2016 at 8:12 pm


  4. Babalola J Olaniyi

    June 18, 2016 at 4:12 am

    That is my Oga. Proud of you ma.

  5. Lehnix

    June 18, 2016 at 7:34 am

    yet to come to term on the need for such an explicit documentation about the person Of Prof Mrs Olagunju. The citation is rich and radiates encouragement. It was well crafted but yet see to see the need for it

  6. oyebode Adeola

    June 18, 2016 at 8:15 am

    So so proud of you ma!!! Brain and pretty! Greater height.

  7. niran Olusegun

    June 18, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    That is my olori, ori Ade agbe o, oya mi lotan afole. We are proud of you.

  8. Komolafe Seun

    June 18, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Really proud of you my Oga

  9. Ogiri Deborah

    June 18, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Am so proud of you ma, and I love the way you always smile ma.

  10. olatunji olatunde

    June 18, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    Olori Prof you are celebrated.

  11. Okiki

    June 18, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    Very proud of you. Great LAUTECH. Keep yhe flag flying. Welldone. More success IJN.

  12. Adeyinka Adedoyin Oluwadamilola

    June 18, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    You have just started ma…. Greater height ahead

    Best female lecturer so far…
    Much love ma


    June 18, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    I am not surprised about your laudable achievements, right from your undergraduate days you genuinely demonstrated your commitments to academic work in all ramifications. Honesly speaking, as I use to advice you “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we don’t give up”..Galatians 6:9. You actually create a season of Success every time you complete an instruction from God. Continue trusting God for a good harvest, but keep on hoeing, the sky is your beginning. We are always proud of you on the premises that “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose…..Romans 8:28 NIV. Congratulations my darling wife, proud of you always. My regard to the media and people of mission, vision and accomplishments.


    June 18, 2016 at 10:08 pm

    One of the media outfit in the world. Keep the flag flying, truly the best among equal

  15. Falekulo Bayo

    June 19, 2016 at 5:01 am

    She supervise my undergraduate research project in university of Ilorin. Thank God! my prayers are being answered. Carry go

  16. Olagunju Adenike Omobola

    June 19, 2016 at 5:11 am

    She is brilliant all way round, not only in the academia but in building sustainable family relationships. Lucky to have her in our family.

    • Funke

      June 19, 2016 at 7:47 pm

      Thank you my sweet sister in law. Your coasts shall be expand beyond your expectations. I really appreciate you ma. You shall reap the beautiful fruits of your labour.

  17. TITI OJO

    June 19, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    My HOD wonderful woman, God bless you ma congratulations.

  18. ike

    June 19, 2016 at 2:37 pm

    More grease to your elbow as you continue to make the women race proud. May God continue to bless your career and your home.

  19. Olubunmi

    June 19, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    My lecturer, patient & hardworking. Ur teaching method is simply d best. I hail U ma.

  20. Jide Abimbola Jr.

    June 19, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I knew great people like this female prof will start emanating from lautech. It’s a very great university. While I was the SUG PRO of the university 12 years ago, I predicted all these things in the national dailies. I’m proud of u prof. Olagunju. Keep the flag flying.

  21. Funke

    June 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I appreciate you my darling husband, without you the story might not be a complete success. Thanks for being there always. We are just starting, we are soaring higher and higher.
    We appreciate everyone for your contributions in one way and the other. May we be celebrated at all times. One Love.

  22. Adebisi

    June 20, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Oku ni ibon un ro…. This is just the beginning ma… I love ur styles, i love ur courage… Kip flying cos d lord is ur strength…congrats mama

    • Funke

      June 21, 2016 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks @Adebisi. You are blessed.

  23. Awopetu Faith

    June 22, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    I am impressed by this rich profile
    Greater height In Jesus Name

  24. Ajao Moses O

    June 22, 2016 at 8:27 pm

    To God be the Glory for the achievements!
    I know prof for uncommon HUMILITY .

  25. Funmi Abioje

    July 10, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    We are proud of you ma, may the Lord bless the work of your hand.

  26. adesina ademola

    July 26, 2016 at 11:24 pm

    Best supervisor

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