Law firm announces funeral arrangements for Otunba Ogunbanjo 

Chris Ogunbanjo & Co. has announced the funeral arrangements for their esteemed Managing Partner, Otunba Abimbola Ogunbanjo (OFR), who passed away  February 9th, 2024, in California, USA.

In a statement released by the law firm in Lagos Thursday, a series of events have been planned to honor Otunba Ogunbanjo’s life and contributions.

A service of songs and night of tributes will be held  Thursday, February 29th, followed by a funeral service on Friday, March 1st hold at the Church of the Nativity, Parkview. Private interment follows at The Anchorage, Erunwon. The family has requested privacy during this difficult time.

A statement by the law form said: “Otunba Ogunbanjo was not just a leader, but a revered figure known for his wisdom, integrity, and dedication to legal excellence. He served as a guiding light for countless individuals within the firm and beyond, leaving an indelible mark on the Nigerian legal landscape.

“He was more than just a leader; he was a guiding light, a mentor, and a symbol of legal excellence,” said the firm.

“His absence leaves a significant void not only within our firm but also across the legal and business communities in Nigeria.

“Otunba Ogunbanjo’s legacy extends far beyond the courtroom. He was a passionate advocate for professionalism, innovation, and entrepreneurship, values that he instilled within the firm and inspired others to adopt.

“He was also a role model, embodying the timeless values of the firm’s founder, the late Chief Chris Ogunbanjo, OFR, CON.

The firm expressed their commitment to upholding his legacy and carrying forward his vision with unwavering determination.

“As we reflect on Otunba’s remarkable contributions, we are determined to honor his memory by rededicating ourselves to the pursuit of excellence that he championed.” 

Ogunbanjo was the group chairman of the Nigerian Exchange Group Plc (NGX Group) from 2021 to 2022.

He played a crucial role in shaping NGX Group, and his strategic acumen and dedication were instrumental in shaping NGX Group’s transformative journey.

Prior to this, he served as the President of the National Council of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) from 2017 to 2021.

Ogunbanjo was a distinguished legal practitioner, serving as Managing Partner of Chris Ogunbanjo LP (Solicitors), and he had extensive experience in commercial law, with a particular focus on capital markets, shipping, and mergers and acquisitions.

He was also on the boards of several multinational corporations and non-profit organizations, including Beta Glass Plc and the Advisory Board of the University of Buckingham Centre for Extractive Studies.