Bayo Kuku is dead By MOSHOOD ADEBAYO

KukuEminent Nigerian businessman and philanthropist, Chief Bayo Kuku, is dead.

Kuku, until his death yesterday, was the Ogbeni Oja of Ijebuland in Ogun State.

According to a press statement by a close relation, the remains of the late former president of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) would be committed to mother earth today at his palatial ‘White House’, country-home on Bayo Kuku Drive, Obalende, Ijebu-Ode at 11.00 a.m.

Kuku, regarded as one of the richest and most influential Ijebu sons, would also be remembered as a Nigerian, who, in spite of his wealth and influence, was humble.

Although, he ranked among top Nigerian billionaires, he religiously held on to his belief and slogan of, ‘living a life of moderation’.

A lawyer by profession, Kuku was the Bobajiro of Ijebuland as well as chairman, Council of Chiefs of Ijebu.

He was also vice chairman, Mobil Oil Nigeria Limited, former board member, FBN Merchant Bank and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

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