Akinwunmi Ambode Pays Tribute to Late Bode Agusto, Icon of Lagos

Akinwunmi Ambode Pays Tribute to Late Bode Agusto, Icon of Lagos

In a heartfelt tribute, the former governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode, expressed his admiration for the late Bode Agusto, describing him as a true icon of Lagos.

He reflected on Agusto’s remarkable contributions to the state and nation.

A Distinguished Economist and Philanthropist

Bode Agusto, a renowned economist and the founder of Nigeria’s first credit rating agency, Agusto & Co, passed away at the age of 68, leaving behind a significant legacy.

Ambode Commends Agusto’s Legacy

Ambode praised Bode Agusto’s legacy, emphasizing his role as a dedicated public servant who had a profound impact on Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole.

He highlighted Agusto’s contributions to the fields of accounting, finance, and economics.

A Patriot and Financial Maestro

Akinwunmi Ambode lauded Agusto’s reputation as not only a financial maestro but also a patriot. Agusto’s unwavering commitment to the nation’s economic development was evident in his contributions to both the private sector and public service.

Chairing the Lagos State Economic Advisory Committee

Ambode recounted his decision, during his tenure as Lagos State Governor in January 2017, to establish the Lagos State Economic Advisory Committee.

This 12-member advisory body comprised leading private sector professionals and experts who aimed to shape the state’s economic future.

Bode Agusto’s Selfless Chairmanship

When appointing the chairman of this strategic committee, Ambode turned to Bode Agusto, who graciously accepted the role without seeking financial compensation.

Agusto’s selflessness and patriotism were evident as the committee served diligently.

A Call for Honoring Bode Agusto’s Memory

In conclusion, Akinwunmi Ambode extended his condolences to the governor of Lagos, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Bode Agusto’s family, colleagues, and all the people of Lagos State.

He encouraged everyone to honor Bode Agusto’s memory by continuing his legacy of service, dedication, and excellence.