Timothy Somorin (March 4, 1938- Dec. 24, 2019): Exit Of A Great Man
Chief Timothy Adekoya Somorin was born on March 4, 1938 in Sagamu, Remo, Ogun State to the family of the late Pa Daniel Somorin and Madam Alice. E. Somorin. He died on December 24, 2019 at the age of 81.
Armed with basic education, wits and immense energy, Somorin walked wet grounds along the rough roads to success.
He attended St. Paul’s Primary School, Makun, Sagamu where he and his childhood friend, Alhaji K. Odujoko were among those that scored 99% in their First School Leaving Certificate in 1956.
He then relocated to Lagos to start his apprenticeship in plumbing works at 1, Lagos Street in 1959.
After a few years of successfully learning his craft, he left for Hamburg, West Germany in 1962 to further his education in mechanical and electrical plumbing at Hamburg Technical Institute. On the completion of his education in Hamburg, he served in various capacities in West Germany and some other parts of Europe.
Upon his return to Nigeria, he worked briefly with the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, and he later joined the construction giant, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc. and worked for 12years.
Whilst at Julius Berger Plc., he was the first president of the Senior Staff Association from 1975 until his retirement in 1980.He established and incorporated his own company, Timmy Engineering Company Ltd., where he did supplies and contract works for numerous companies. After experiencing successful business growth many years later, he went into the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry where he had a filling station franchise with the then National Oil Company.
As a responsible family man, he held both his immediate and extended family members very dear to his heart at all times. Somorin’s life was one of dedication, inspiration and selflessness with very firm but loving hands, he instilled in all of us enduring values of integrity, hardwork, honesty and respect.
He was the first President of Ayegbami Community Development Association in Ketu, Lagos. On March 23, 2013, he was installed by the Ewusi of Makun Sagamu Remo, HRH Oba Timothy Oyesola Akinsanya as the first Baale of Agbowa Makun in Sagamu. He served his people to the best of his abilities morally, culturally and financially up until his death.He is survived by wife, children, and grand children including Mr. Ayodele Somorin, Mrs. Omolara Balogun, Mrs. Tolulope Samuel, Mr. Oyewole Somorin, Miss Taiwo Somorin, Mr. kehinde Somorin among others.