Ex-minister, Dr Olubi, The former ICAN president, was born on 28, September, 1936. She graduated in 1963 from the University of London and was also appointed in 1984, the first female chairman of the United Bank for Africa (UBA).
Report has it that she recently paid a visit to the President Muhammadu Buhari in appreciation to him for his support to her career’s success.
The Ex-Minister revealed that it was President Buhari who appointed her the first female Chairman of United Bank for Africa while he was a military Head of State.
She recently visited President Muhammadu Buhari to thank him for contributing to her life success.
“Having turned 80, I looked at my life and made a list of those who contributed to what I have become in my life and the name of President Muhammadu Buhari came topmost on the list. She said.
She also said: “This is why I am here to pay my respect and thank him.”
Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday, also in the same vein, expressed shock andpains over the death of the Ex-Minister, Dr Kuforiji-Olubi.
In a statement signed by Mr Habib Aruna, the Chief Press Secretary, to Governor Ambode, described Dr. Olubi as a distinguished businesswoman, banker, economist and accountant, who in the corporate world, made sure to cut her teeth.
Governor Ambode said:“Dr. Olubi was a woman of many firsts; she wrote her name in gold in the banking industry and was a pace-setter and leader in banking, manufacturing and entrepreneurship not only in Nigeria but also in Sub-Saharan Africa.
“It was not surprising that she was a proud and well-deserved recipient of National honours, fellowships, awards and honorary degrees from within and outside the country.’’
To the up-coming and younger generation, Dr. Olubi’s legacies would continue to be a source of inspiration to the Governor Ambode said.
Governor Ambode also encouraged her family and loved once as well as well wishers to in their pains derive comfort and strength from the legacies she stood for while she was alive which she has also left behind and the fact that she was not just a Christian but a devoted one.
Governor Ambode said: “On behalf of my family and the people of Lagos state, I want to express our heartfelt condolence to the family of Dr. Olubi, on this great and irreparable loss.
“I had always admired her demeanor. She was a woman of true character, substance and quiet nobility. We will sorely miss her.”