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Monday, 4 June 2018

GTBank MD, Segun Agabje’s Mother-In-Law, Nike Olakunri dies In Church at 80

GTBank MD, Segun Agabje?s Mother-In-Law, Nike Olakunri dies In Church at 80
Chief Mrs. Olutoyin Olusola Olakunri, mother of Derin Agabje, wife of Segun Agbaje, MD/CEO, Guaranty Trust Bank, has died. Early reports said she slumped and died during a church service this morning.

Born on November 4, 1937, she attended primary school in Nigeria, and completed her secondary and tertiary education in the United Kingdom.

In February 1963, Chief Mrs. Olakunri qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales; and became a Foundation Member the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria [ICAN] in 1965.

Chief Mrs. Olutoyin Olakunri is the first female Chartered Accountant in Sub-Saharan Africa and the second female President of ICAN. To date, there have been six female heads of ICAN, and quite a number of eligible women in line.

She was the Chief Promoter of the Society of Women Accountants in Nigeria [SWAN], which she served as Chairman for over a decade. Among other initiatives, SWAN has supported women to realize their potentials in the fields of accountancy, mathematics and other numeracies. In 1997, in Paris, it launched the World Body for Women Accountants; and has been supporting women of other professions to set up similar organizations at the national, regional and global levels.

Chief Olutoyin Olakunri worked with Casselton Elliot & Co. as a Chartered Accountant and the then Nigerian Industrial Development Bank [NIDB], among others. She subsequently took a courageous leap into entrepreneurship & corporate management — owning and managing industrial outfits and venturing into stock broking.

She was also the Chairman of the then Education Trust Fund [now Tertiary Education Fund] for two terms. She had variously served on the Council of Federal University of Ado-Ekiti, Redeemer’s University, Bells University of Technology, & Achievers’ University.

She also held Chieftaincy by communities in Owo, Ijebu-Ode, Abeokuta and Ijero-Ekiti. She was married to Elder Simeon Olakunri, SAN with children and grandchildren.


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