Kuforiji Olubi, Nigerian businesswoman and politician, Died at 80

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Bola Kuforiji Olubi was born on September 28, 1936, and died December 3, 2016.

She was a Nigerian noblewoman, banker and federal minister of commerce.

Kuforiji Olubi graduated from the University of London in 1963 with B. Sc honours in Economics.

She was a fellow of Institute of Charted Accountants, England and Wales 1977, ICAN Nigeria 1976, British Chartered institutes of company Secretaries (ACIS 1964) – Nigerian Institute of management (FMIN) 1985, British Institute of Directors.

Kuforiji Olubi was a recipient of the following honours and awards: Doctor of Business administration from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, 1997, Doctor of Laws, LLD honoris causa (Latin: “for the sake of the honor”) – Bayero University, Kano, 2004, Doctor of letter (Honoris Causa), Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye Ogun State 2006.

Her other honors and awards include Federal government of Nigeria with the National award of member of the Order of the Niger in 1979, for her contributions to management education and socio- economic Advancement of Nigeria.

Kuforiji Olubi was conferred with the award of Order of the Niger (OON) in 2002, award of certificate of Merit by the United Nations Decade of Woman, 1980, award for Excellence from the University of Benn’s Skonit Club in 1988, honorary Grammarian of CMS 1988 by CMS grammar school, award of Excellence by Brigade of Nigeria, 1992, International award of Excellence for outstanding entrepreneurial achievements, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States.

She was a recipient of 2002 conferment award for Woman of achievements under the auspices of the Woman development centre, Abuja, 2005.

Kuforiji Olubi’s publications included, the female Entrepreneur and Financial Management for Survival 1987, Civil service reform in a developing Economy 1988.

Kuforiji Olubi passed away at 80 years old.

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