BREAKING: Access Holdings Plc Chairman Bababode Osunkoya is Dead at 68
Lagos, Nigeria – November 24, 2023: Bababode Osunkoya, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Access Holdings Plc, passed away Nov 23, 2023. He was 68 years old.
Osunkoya died after a brief illness on Tuesday, November 21, 2023.
He is survived by his wife and three children.
Osunkoya was a highly respected business leader and a pioneer in the Nigerian banking industry. He was the Chairman of Access Holdings Plc, one of the largest banks in Africa.
He also served as chairman of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Osunkoya was a passionate advocate for economic development in Nigeria. He was a founding member of the African Development Bank and served as chairman of the bank’s board of governors.
Osunkoya’s death is a great loss for Nigeria and the African continent.He was a visionary leader who made significant contributions to the development of the Nigerian economy.
Tributes pour in for Osunkoya
Following the news of Osunkoya’s death, tributes have poured in from all corners of the globe. Former President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria expressed his condolences to Osunkoya’s family and friends, saying that he was a “great patriot and a pillar of the Nigerian economy.”
The African Development Bank said that Osunkoya was a “champion of economic development in Africa” and that his death was a “great loss” to the continent.
The Central Bank of Nigeria said that Osunkoya was a “titan of the Nigerian banking industry” and that he would be “deeply missed.”
Funeral arrangements for Osunkoya are still being finalized. However, he is expected to be buried in his hometown of Lagos, Nigeria.
Osunkoya’s legacy will live on in the many institutions and organizations that he helped to build. He was a true pioneer and a visionary leader who will be deeply missed.