Dangote, Otudeko visit late Chris Ogunbanjo’s family

Chris Ogunbanjo

Businessmen Oba Otudeko and Aliko Dangote, among others, have paid a condolence visit to the family of the late lawyer Chris Ogunbanjo.

The corporate lawyer died on Saturday, October 7 aged 99. His firm handled the incorporation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE).

The group chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Umaru Kwairanga led a delegation, including Otudeko and Dangote, former and current board members and management of the group and past presidents of the NSE, on the condolence visit.

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Speaking at the home of the Ogunbanjo family, Kwairanga said: “Chief Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo was not just a father but a patriarch, an elder statesman, philanthropist, legal luminary and a corporate titan. At NGX Group, we remember him for his fatherly role on the Council of the NSE and his contribution to the growth of many companies as an investor, encouraging them to list on the Exchange. He championed many initiatives in corporate law which positively impacted many companies.’’

“While his absence leaves a void that will be felt by the family, professional colleagues, and the communities that benefited from his benevolence, it is comforting to know that Chief Ogunbanjo’s legacy will endure and continue to inspire us for generations to come,” he added.

Ogunbanjo’s familiarity with corporate law led him to be a significant shareholder in various Nigerian companies like West African Batteries, Metal Box Toyo, Union Securities, 3M Nigeria, ABB Nigeria, Roche Nigeria and Chemical and Allied Products Ltd.