Some Nigerian dignitaries which include the likes of the Vice President, Kashim Shettima; former head of state, Gen. Yakubu Gowon (rtd.); the Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, among many others attended the funeral service of billionaire businessman, Otunba Olasubomi Balogun, on Saturday.
Some other personalities that were present were the Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun as well as business moguls, Aliko Dangote and Femi Otedola.
The founder of the First City Monument Bank and philanthropist, Subomi Balogun, who passed away on May 18, 2023, was laid to rest at his residence — Otunba Tunwase Court in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State. He was 89.
It was gathered that Vice President Shettima, who represented President Bola Tinubu, said Balogun was an institution in the Nigerian banking sector and a model for generations of bankers and lawyers, among other professionals. He also described the late FCMB founder as a banking icon “who was everything our ailing world desired.”
Late Subomi Balogun is survived by his wife, Olori Abimbola, children and grandchildren.
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