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Access Holdings Board announces death of Chairman, Osunkoya



The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Access Holdings Plc, Bababode Osunkoya, is dead. 

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Company Secretary of Access Holdings Plc, Sunday Ekwochi, on Thursday night, November 23rd, 2023.

Ekwochi in the statement said that Osunkoya died on Tuesday, November 21st, 2023, after a brief illness, adding that the board of the financial institution will subsequently announce his successor.

The statement signed by the Company Secretary, Sunday Ekwochi, said, “Consequent upon the tragic event, the company now has a nine-member board of six non-executive directors (two of whom are independent) and three executive Directors inclusive of the group chief executive officer.”

In his time as chairman of the board of the holdings, the bank reported bumper profits with key ratios heading north.

Apart from Access Holdings Plc, he is also on the board of Richardson Oil & Gas Limited, Haggai Mortgage Bank Limited, Freedom Foundation (Nigeria), and Guiding Light Assembly, an Associate Member at the Institute of Directors, and Senior Partner at Abax-Oosa Professionals.

In the past, Mr. Osunkoya held the position of Partner at Bababode Osunkoya & Co., Manager at Abacus Merchant Bank, and Assistant Audit Manager at HLB Z. O. Ososanya & Co.

Mr. Bababode Osunkoya is a Senior Partner at the chartered accounting firm of Abax-OOSA Professionals. With over two decades of post-qualification experience in banking, audit, accountancy, taxation, business, and financial advisory.

Mr. Osunkoya is an accounting graduate from the University of Lagos and is one of the first Certified Forensic Auditors of the Chartered Institute of Accountants of Nigeria. Mr. Bababode Osunkoya is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

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