Ijebu High Chief and successful Corporate Lawyer, Chief Chris Ogunbanjo is dead.
Chief Ogunbanjo died at on Saturday, October 7 , 2023 in his Erunwon, Ogun State country home.
Aged 99 years, Ogunbanjo died barely two months to his 100th birthday anniversary.
Ogunbanjo, made landmark contributions as one of Nigeria’s most celebrated corporate lawyers.
Meanwhile, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has sent his condolences to the Ogunbanjo family and the entire Ijebu-Ode community on the passing of their patriarch and elder statesman, Dr. Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo, OFR, OON.
Ajuri Ngelale, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity to the president in a statement on Sunday said Tinubu joins the family members, colleagues, friends, and well-wishers of the late legal luminary in mourning his loss.
Tinubu who described Ogunbanjo as a distinguished figure in Nigeria’s legal and business communities, said ” multifaceted roles as an industrialist, corporate lawyer and philanthropist had left indelible impressions in these important fields as he empowered and mentored numerous professionals from Nigeria and beyond.
” As an honoured recipient of several prestigious chieftaincy titles, such as the Olotu of Ijebuland, Larinja of Egbaland, Gbadero of Lagos, Lerinja of Egbaland, Baba Oba of Ijebu Imusin, and Baba Oba of Erunwon Ijebu, the President paid tribute to Pa Ogunbanjo for consistently dedicating himself to championing causes close to his heart, including grassroots community development and advocacy for peaceful co-existence between Nigerians from diverse backgrounds.”
President Tinubu : “urges all who are mourning this elder statesman, whose life was characterized by an exceptional commitment to philanthropy and the betterment of the country, to reflect on the extensive contributions he had made to the progress of humanity and to carry forward the ideals he lived for.
“Chief Chris Ogunbanjo will be remembered for his extraordinary life of service to his community and the promotion of best business practices as a corporate lawyer of untarnished repute. His contributions to the economic development of Nigeria and commercial law practice in our country will endure.
“The President prays for the peaceful repose of Pa Ogunbanjo’s soul and divine comfort to his family and loved ones over this irreparable loss.”