President Tinubu Mourns the Passing of Distinguished Lawyer and Philanthropist, Christopher Ogunbanjo

President Tinubu Mourns the Passing of Distinguished Lawyer and Philanthropist, Christopher Ogunbanjo

President Tinubu Mourns the Loss of Christopher Ogunbanjo

President Bola Tinubu has expressed his sorrow over the passing of Christopher Oladipo Ogunbanjo, a distinguished lawyer and businessman.

Ogunbanjo, an elder statesman, passed away on Saturday, October 7, at the age of 99, just two months before reaching his centenary.

Condolences to the Ogunbanjo Family and Ijebu-Ode Community

In a statement released on Sunday by his spokesperson, Ajuri Ngelale, President Tinubu extended his heartfelt condolences to the Ogunbanjo family and the entire Ijebu-Ode community.

He acknowledged the significant contributions made by Christopher Ogunbanjo in various fields.

Acknowledging Christopher Ogunbanjo’s Contributions

President Tinubu highlighted the remarkable impact of the late Ogunbanjo in Nigeria’s legal and business landscape.

He described Christopher Ogunbanjo as one of Nigeria’s most celebrated corporate lawyers, emphasizing his multifaceted roles that have left enduring impressions in these vital areas.

Legacy of Economic Development and Philanthropy

The President recognized Christopher Ogunbanjo’s contributions as an industrialist, corporate lawyer, and philanthropist, emphasizing their enduring impact on Nigeria’s economic development and the field of commercial law.

He expressed confidence that these contributions would continue to influence the nation positively.

Prayers for Peaceful Rest and Comfort

President Tinubu offered prayers for the peaceful repose of Pa Ogunbanjo’s soul and divine comfort to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.

He urged those mourning the elder statesman to reflect on his extensive contributions to humanity and carry forward the ideals he stood for.

Christopher Ogunbanjo’s Legacy

Christopher Ogunbanjo received several prestigious chieftaincy titles in recognition of his dedication to causes such as grassroots community development and advocacy for peaceful co-existence among Nigerians from diverse backgrounds.

His commitment to philanthropy and advancing the nation’s progress will be remembered and celebrated.


Chief Chris Ogunbanjo’s extraordinary life of service, commitment to his community, and promotion of best business practices have left an indelible mark on Nigeria.

President Tinubu paid tribute to this legal luminary of untarnished repute and celebrated his contributions to Nigeria’s economic development and commercial law practice. His legacy is expected to endure.

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