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Buhari Mourns Passage of Former Commerce Minister, Kuforiji

ABUJA, NIGERIA (AFRICAN EXAMINER) – President Muhammadu Buhari Monday commiserated with the family of former Minister of Commerce and Industry, Otunba Ayora Bola Kuforiji-Olubi, who passed away at the age of 80.

It would be recalled that Buhari recently received the former Minister and first female Chairman of the United Bank of Africa (UBA) at the State House, Abuja. The President in a statement issued by his SA on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adeshina extended his heartfelt condolences to the Government and people Ogun State, the banking industry, Otunba Kuforiji-Olubi’s friends and professional colleagues over the sad loss.

President Buhari recalled that during his October 20 meeting with the banking and accounting guru, where he congratulated her on her 80th birthday, she was warm and hearty.

He affirmed that the then first female President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of NIgeria, served her nation and humanity ‘’with all her God-given strength and talent’’, noting that the multiple professional, national awards and fellowships she received were well deserved.

‘’As a distinguished economist and manager who scored many firsts in breaking the glass ceiling in both private and public services, the President believes that Otunba Kuforiji-Olubi will be remembered for redefining the place of womanhood in Nigeria’s development and inspiring others’’ the statement reads.

President Buhari prayed that the Almighty God would grant her eternal rest and comfort all her loved ones.

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