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Ogunbanjo’s Death, a bitter pill to swallow, Senator Daniel Mourns

Ogunbanjo's Death, a bitter pill to swallow, Senator Daniel Mourns

Senator Gbenga Daniel expressed profound grief over the tragic passing of Otunba Abimbola Olurotimi Ogunbanjo, former Group Chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group), who was involved in a fatal helicopter crash in the United States of America last Friday.

The news of Otunba Ogunbanjo’s death, alongside Dr. Herbert Wigwe, former Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings Plc, and others, remains deeply sorrowful and difficult to comprehend. Senator Daniel, still reeling from the shock, described the loss as a bitter pill to swallow.

Ogunbanjo’s demise struck a personal chord for Senator Daniel, considering the close familial ties shared with the deceased. Otunba Ogunbanjo’s father, Chief Chris Ogunbanjo, who passed away last year, was not only a role model but also a staunch supporter of Senator Daniel’s representation of the Ogun East Senatorial District in the National Assembly.

Acknowledging Otunba Ogunbanjo’s outstanding contributions, Senator Daniel highlighted his distinguished career as a leading corporate lawyer and boardroom guru. He emphasized Ogunbanjo’s pivotal role in the transformation of various business entities and his instrumental contribution to the development of Nigeria’s securities market.

Senator Daniel also recalled Ogunbanjo’s significant service as Nigeria’s Special Counsel to the London and Paris clubs during critical refinancing and rescheduling agreements with international creditors. His multifaceted impact on the nation’s financial community is irreplaceable.

As the nation mourns the loss of Otunba Ogunbanjo, Senator Daniel extends heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family members. He drew comfort from Ogunbanjo’s legacy of service, dedication, and philanthropy, expressing hope that it would continue to inspire future generations.

In closing, Senator Daniel prayed for the eternal repose of Otunba Ogunbanjo’s soul, trusting that his enduring contributions and positive influence would endure beyond his earthly departure.