Otunba Funsho Lawal’s Sterling Quality


Those who have met this oil and gas top player, Otunba Funsho Lawal, will attest to the fact that he has a charming character and uncommon leadership quality. To say the man is brainy and witty is stating the obvious. Besides, he is well vast and experienced in many areas of the economy, especially oil and gas, where he has been actively involved in over three decades. It was gathered that he participated in the recent Oil and Gas Conference in Houston, Texas, USA, where he made an impressive contribution.

His profile got a boost in 2006 when he led other top players in the oil sector to form the popular Petroleum Club, Lagos. A few years after he birthed the prestigious club, he was able to prove that it was a carefully planned project. The Club was officially launched in 2007 by former President Goodluck Jonathan while he was Vice President to the late former President Umar Musa Yar’Adua.

The club  was set up to provide a forum for leaders and professionals within the oil and gas industry to interact and meet with eminent national and international business, oil and gas and political leaders, while also contributing to policy formulation. This is in addition to promoting the interest of the oil and gas industry in Nigeria. Many say the founder has kept faith with this pristine vision.

But if you think the former Citibank Vice President loves to make a noise over this, you are wrong; he loves to operate behind the scene, while his numerous achievements make the noise. No wonder, he declined to be the President of the club when it was initially formed, despite the fact he conceived the idea.