Justice joseph Adetunji Adefarsin inspects a guard of honor, Lagos , Nigeria.

Date 16th September 1963.

Justice joseph Adetunji Adefarsin (1921-28 march 1989) was a Nigerian high court judge born in ijebu-ode. He was the president of the international federation of red cross and red crescent societies from 1977 to 1981. He was the first African to hold this position and was awarded the Henry Dunant media, which is the highest world Red Cross award.

He was gracefully married to Hilda Adefarasin and they had 5 children including wale Adefarasin,, Bola Adefarasin, Yinka ogundipe, micheal Adeyemi Adefarasin and paul Adefarasin.