Arc (Dr) Olusegun Olarenwaju Aluko was born on 13thMay, 1960 in Osogbo, Osun State but hails from Mopa in the MopaAmuro Local Government Area of Kogi state. He started his Primary education at C.A.C. Primary School, Osogbo between 1965 and 1970.
Arc Aluko had his Secondary education at Ajasse-Ipo Comprehensive Grammar School and Oranmiyan Memorial College Ile-Ife between 1973 and 1978. He was at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria for his Advanced Level, Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Architecture between 1978 and 1985.
While at Oranmiyan Memorial College, Ile-Ife, he received an academic award as the best student in Chemistry in the West African School Certificate Examinations, WASCE, in the whole country.
Arc Aluko participated in the mandatory one-year National Youth Service Corps, (NYSC) and was deployed to HABITAT Associates, Kaduna, for his primary assignment. Having distinguished himself as an ‘apprentice’ Architect at Habitat Associates, he joined the services of the Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa as lecturer III in 1986.
Arc. O. O. Aluko transferred his services from the Federal Polytechnic, Nassarawa to the Federal Polytechnic Ilaro, in 1988 and rose to the position of Head of Department of Architectural Technology, Dean School of Environmental Studies 2012-2014, and Rector, the Federal Polytechnic, 2014 till date.
Between 1990 and 2010, Arc. O. O. Aluko held several positions in the Polytechnic which include, Departmental Examination Officer, Co-ordinator, Students’ Industrial Work Experience Scheme, (SIWES) and Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro chapter amongst others.
The Kogi State born technocrat has undertaken several architectural projects whose benefits are immeasurable. Some of the Portfolios include, Entrepreneurship Development Centre, EDC, Poly Staff College Classroom Laboratory, Main Gate House, the Extension of Medical Centre, Community Centre, and Administrative Complex, all in the Polytechnic. Others are, Lagos State Millennium Housing, Abule Ado Festac, Lagos State, Student Centre Oyo State College of Arts and Science, Ile-Ife Osun State and the Auditorium of the Apostolic Church, Ilaro, amongst others.
A member of the Nigerian Institute of Architects (MNIA), Arc. Aluko has several publications to his credit, which include, Rationalization of Existing Facilities in a Depressed Economy – A case study of The Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Library and Tourism – A sustainable Tool For Rural Development.