Sanwo-Olu Mourns Elder Statesman, Entrepreneur, Chris Ogunbanjo

Sanwo-Olu Mourns Elder Statesman, Entrepreneur, Chris Ogunbanjo

Segun James

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has mourned the passage of elder statesman and renowned corporate lawyer and philanthropist, Chief Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo who died at the weekend.

The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, expressed condolences to the Ogunbanjo family and the entire Erunwon community in Ijebu, Ogun State on the passing of the industrialist.

Sanwo-Olu said the death of Ogunbanjo, one of Nigeria’s most celebrated, was a colossal loss to the country and the legal profession and an irreplaceable loss to the people of Ijebu and Ogun State.

He said Ogunbanjo’s record of service as a celebrated legal luminary of repute, a renowned philanthropist and a leader of remarkable achievements in different business sectors, community service and philanthropy would remain indelible for generations to come.

“On behalf of the government and people of Lagos State, we celebrate the departure of a legend and celebrated corporate lawyer in Nigeria, Chief Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo, who contributed his quota to the legal profession and the economy of Nigeria during his lifetime.

“The legacies of Chief Chris Ogunbanjo, who died on Saturday a few months before his 100th birthday cannot be forgotten because of the positive impacts he made during his lifetime and his extraordinary life of service to humanity, his community and the nation.

“I commiserate with his family members, friends, associates, legal practitioners in Nigeria and the people of Eruwon in Ijebu, Ogun State over the death of the elder statesman. I pray for the repose of the soul of the late Chief Chris Ogunbanjo and that God grants the deceased family and loved ones the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” the governor stated.

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