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Thursday, August 12, 2010


The d-day finally came some weeks back and the baton of leadership finally exchanged hands after several months of preparation, the CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA had given directives about those to go in their efforts to completely overhaul the banking system and several managing directors and chief executives had, had to go-TONY ELUMELU, the GMD/CEO of one of the biggest financial institutions in Nigeria, who had reigned supreme at the post for more than a decade, and had helped take the bank to such enviable heights, also was the MD of ZENITH BANK,MR JIM OVIA and that of SKYE BANK, all three had built their institutions as one to envy. So management of UBA PLC had sent out cards to several heavyweights in the country to gather to help send forth the enigmatic man that several refers to as the 'turnaround expert' and they came in torrents a testimony to the fact that he was and still is a jolly good fellow, the guests lists was a virtual who is who- Chief Olusegun Aremu Okikiola Obasanjo-past president of the FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, Admiral OKHAI MICHEAL AHKIGBE, former chief of general staff and former governor of Lagos, Haitian superstar and now presidential aspirant-WYCLEF JEAN, former ambassador of UNITED STATES OF AMERICA TO NIGERIA, Chief WALTER CARRINGTON and wife, ARESE were around, GOVS IKEDI OHAKIM,LIYEL IMOKE,PETER OBI,DEPUTY GOV OF LAGOS, MRS SARAH SOSAN, top business man JIMOH IBRAHIM, Forbes listed billionaire ALHAJI ALIKO DANGOTE, PROF DORA NKEM AKUNYULI-Minister for COMMUNICATION, THE OBA OF LAGOS-RILIWAN AKIOLU,UNCLE WILLIE ANUMUDU-CHAIRMAN GLOBE MOTORS,LEKE ALDER,EX-GOVS:OTUNBA NIYI ADEBAYO, CHIEF RASHEED LADOJA, SENATOR IYABO OBASANJO, SEGUN AWOLOWO, HON.JUMOKE OKOYA THOMAS,CHIEF DELE MOMODU PUBLISHER OVATION, CHIEF CHRISTOPHER KOLADE FORMER NIGERIAN HIGH COMMISSIONER TO THE UK,FORMER GOVERNOR OF THE CENTRAL BANK-CHIEF JOSEPH SANUSI,CELINE LOADER A FORMER DIRECTOR AT UBA PLC, YETUNDE BAKARE ASIKA,MRS ONARI DUKE, TIMI ALAIBE FORMER MD AT NDDC AND MANY MORE, it was a beautiful party , that was also the launch of TONY ELUMELU'S book.


$Dith said...

keep up d good work Biola!
Love your blog!!!

Frank Damon said...

One of the most fabulous retirement parties I've ever seen! Mr.Tony deserves to have this kind of heart-warming party, as he has contributed so much in the banking industry. Hope he's now enjoying his retirement life..