Aig-Imokhuede, Otudeko pay tribute to Abimbola Ogunbanjo

Abimbola Ogunbanjo
Abimbola Ogunbanjo

Businessmen and women gathered on Tuesday in Lagos to pay tribute to a former chairman of Nigeria Exchange Group (NGX) Abimbola Ogunbanjo who died in a helicopter crash in the United States on February 9.

Group CEO of Access Bank Herbert Wigwe also died in the crash alongside his wife and son.

The event tagged ‘Afternoon of Tributes and Closing Gong Ceremony’ was organised by NGX and Coronation Group.

Those in attendance included former president of the Nigeria Stock Exchange, Oba Otudeko; chairman of Coronation Group, Aigboje Aig-Imuokhuede; NGX chairman, Umaru Kwairanga; and NGX group GCEO, Temi Popoola.

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In his opening remarks, Kwairanga hailed the late Ogunbanjo’s profound impact and emphasised his role in steering the successful completion of the demutualisation process of the group.

He said, “Ogunbanjo was not merely a leader, but a beacon of light and a guiding force within the community.”

He mentioned his immense contribution to reshaping the group’s trajectory in the West African sub-region.

Aig-Imuokhuede said Ogunbanjo “served the world in a way only few could do.”

Popoola echoed the sentiments of admiration and gratitude, highlighting Ogunbanjo’s unwavering dedication to the exchange’s success and seamless leadership transitions.

Otudeko said, “As a living thing, the NGX went through its metamorphosis to get to where we are today because of the skills and professionalism of investors and the system identifies people wired to deal with particular problems, which led to Bimbo becoming president at the time he became president.”