From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated businesswoman, banker, economist and accountant, Ayora Bola Kuforiji Olubi, who clocked 80, recently.
In a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, Buhari described Olubis as a pace-setter and leader in banking, manufacturing and entrepreneurship, not only in Nigeria but also, in Sub-Saharan Africa. The president recalled her decades of distinguished career in the private and public sectors of national life and noted that her contributions will remain inspiring to the younger generation.
“It is not surprising that she is a proud and well-deserved recipient of the national honour, fellowships, awards and honorary degrees from within and outside the country,” the president said of the first female chairman of one of the first generation banks in Nigeria, United Bank for Africa (UBA).
President Buhari also noted that God has been kind to Otunba Olubi, prayed for continued health and longer life for the octogenarianto “enable the nation and humanity benefit from her wisdom and wealth of experience.”