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Tinubu mourns Chris Ogunbanjo, eminent corporate lawyer and philanthropist

Dr. Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo, OFR, OON

*President Bola Ahmed Tinubu expresses his condolences to the Ogunbanjo family and entire Ijebu-Ode community on the passing of Dr. Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo, OFR, OON, a patriarch and elder statesman, who made landmark contributions as one of Nigeria’s most celebrated corporate lawyers

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has expressed his condolences to the Ogunbanjo family and the entire Ijebu-Ode community on the passing of Dr. Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo, OFR, OON, their patriarch and elder statesman, who made landmark contributions as one of Nigeria’s most celebrated corporate lawyers.

President Tinubu joins the family members, colleagues, friends, and well-wishers of the late legal luminary in mourning the loss of a distinguished figure in Nigeria’s legal and business communities.

Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser (SA) to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement issued October 8, 2023, noted the President said Dr. Ogunbanjo’s multifaceted roles as an industrialist, corporate lawyer and philanthropist had left indelible impressions in these important fields as he empowered and mentored numerous professionals from Nigeria and beyond.

Ngelale stated as an honoured recipient of several prestigious chieftaincy titles, such as the Olotu of Ijebuland, Larinja of Egbaland, Gbadero of Lagos, Lerinja of Egbaland, Baba Oba of Ijebu Imusin, and Baba Oba of Erunwon Ijebu, Tinubu paid tribute to Pa Ogunbanjo for consistently dedicating himself to championing causes close to his heart, including grassroots community development and advocacy for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians from diverse backgrounds.

The statement said Tinubu urged all who are mourning this elder statesman, whose life was characterised by an exceptional commitment to philanthropy and betterment of the country, to reflect on the extensive contributions he had made to the progress of humanity and to carry forward the ideals he lived for.

President Tinubu asserted:  “Chief Chris Ogunbanjo will be remembered for his extraordinary life of service to his community and the promotion of best business practices as a corporate lawyer of untarnished repute.

“His contributions to the economic development of Nigeria and commercial law practice in our country will endure.”

He, therefore, prayed for the peaceful repose of Pa Ogunbanjo’s soul and divine comfort to his family and loved ones over this irreparable loss.

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