Mrs. Titi Ogunbanjo, wife of the deceased former Chairman of the Nigeria Exchange (NGX) Group, Mr. Abimbola Ogunbanjo, clocked a new age yesterday.
However, the death of her husband in a helicopter crash in the United States last Friday night has thrown the family into mourning and ensured that the family did not roll out drums to mark her birthday.
Ogunbanjo died alongside Dr. Herbert Wigwe, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Access Holdings, when the helicopter went down. Wigwe’s wife, Chizoba, and first son, Chizi, also died in the air crash.
In an Instagram post on Monday, the chief executive officer of UBA Foundation, Ms. Bola Atta asked the public to pray for the bereaved.
She wrote: “Titi darling, it’s your birthday today and even though you are not celebrating, I hope everyone who sees this post will say a prayer for you and remember the deep love you and Bimbo share May he rest in God’s bosom until you both meet again.”
Writing @karenkoshoniinteriors, Ms. Karen Koshoni said: “Happy Birthday Titi, may God’s love surround you today and always , we grieve with you and hold you and the children up in prayers ”
G. Aminah wrote: “Happy Birthday and God’s speed always to our beautiful Sis.”
Meanwhile, Beta Glass, a subsidiary of Frigoglass Group, says it will communicate its board’s succession plan after the demise of Ogunbanjo, its chairman.
In a corporate filing on Monday, Beta Glass said its board of directors will continue to provide support, in the meantime. “In due time Beta Glass and the Frigoglass Group will communicate the board’s succession plan. In the interim, the Company will continue to receive support from its Board of Directors,” the company said.
Ogunbanjo was the chairman of NGX Group, the non-operating holding company that emerged from the demutualisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) from 2021 to 2022.
Born in Nigeria to the family of the Doyen of Corporate Law in Nigeria, Chief Chris Ogunbanjo and wife Hilda, Ogunbanjo continued in the family’s tradition by studying to become a lawyer. Until his death, he was the Managing Partner of Chris Ogunbanjo LP, an upscale commercial law firm.
MEDIA ROOM HUB reports that on October 11, 2022, former President Muhammadu Buhari conferred the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) on him for his contributions to the development of the capital market and corporate law.