Education, they say is the key to success and Offa, a town with about 100,000 inhabitants in the north-central Kwara State in Nigeria who placed premium on education have currently produced over 100 professors who are serving in various institutions in Nigeria and abroad.
The Ijaiya family of Offa has achieved an amazing success in the nobility of academic towers and have continued to serve as the breeding ground for professors.
Below is the list of then Professors from this lineage:
1. Prof. Gafar T. Ijaiya (Economics)
2. Prof. Sidikat Ijaiya(Mrs) (Education) (First Female DVC, University Of Ilorin)
3. Prof. Mufutau A. Ijaiya (Finance)
4. Prof. Munir. A. Ijaiya (Medicine)
5. Prof. Hakeem Ijaiya (Law), University of Ilorin.
6. Prof. Waheed Olatinwo (Medicine
7. Prof. Bayo Lawal (Applied Linguistic /English Education) all in University of Ilorin.
8. Prof. Abdulmojeed T. Ijaiya 7(Animal Science/Nutrition): FUT MINNA
9. Prof. Najeem Ijaiya (Law): Crescent Uni. Abeokuta.
10. Prof. Maruf. K. A Adeboye (Soil science and Land management)