President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with distinguished businesswoman, banker, economist and accountant, Otunba Ayora (Dr.) Bola Kuforiji-Olubi, OON, who recently clocked 80.
The President recalled the former minister’s decades of distinguished career in the private and public sectors of national life.
He noted that the contributions of the first female chairman of one of the first generation banks in Nigeria, UBA, would 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,” he said.
President Buhari particularly expressed delight that the economist had remained a pace-setter and leader in banking, manufacturing and entrepreneurship not only in Nigeria, but also in Sub-Saharan Africa.
He noted that God has been kind to her and prayed for continued health as well as longer life for the octogenarian, author and philanthropist to “enable the nation and humanity benefit from her wisdom and wealth of experience”.
A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Accountants, Ademola Ogunkunle on Thursday said, contrary to the allegations of the Chairman of the Petroleum Revenue Task force, Nuhu Ribadu that Steve Oronsaye never attended the panel’s meetings; that the former head of civil service attended four of eight meetings.
Speaking as a guest on Channels Television’s breakfast programme, Sunrise Daily, Mr Ogunkunle said he was privy to the minutes of the 26-man committee and that Mr Oronsaye’s name appeared on the attendance register of four of the panel’s meeting.
There was a faceoff between Mr Ribadu and Oronsaye during the presentation of the committee’s report to President Goodluck Jonathan with the former accusing the latter of not participating in the panel’s work.
Mr Oronsaye also disclaimed the report presented by Mr Ribadu insisting that the figures in the report were not verified.
A former member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Babatunde Ogala, who was also a discussant on Sunrise Daily said what Mr Oronsaye did on the day his committee presented its report to President Goodluck Jonathan was ‘a show of shame.’
He said the former Head of Service ‘has shown himself to be a man that is even not fit to hold any office in this country.”
The former lawmaker said it was irresponsible for Mr Oronsaye to have verbally disclaimed a report presented by a committee he was a part of, without presenting a minority report to the President.
“If you did not agree with the majority report, have yours ready,” he said.