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OGUNNUSI; A LIFE OF SERVICE AND PHILANTHROPIST

PHOTO: Ogunnusi (middle) with Vice President, Osnibajo, right, Asiwju Tinubu, Kemi Nelson and others.

Born 68 years ago, Otunba Abayomi Micheal Ogunnusi is an accomplished man who has distinguished himself in all human endearvours. His philanthropic gestures and humility have greatly impacted in the society. It is therefore no fluke that one of the popular and busiest roads, Isheri Road, is named after him by the government. This is in appreciation of his numerous contributions to his locality.

A former member of the National Assembly is a dedicated and diligent Tax, Management and Financial expert with a wealth of experience spanning over 35 years in both private and public sectors of the Nigerian economy. He has provided consultancy services for over 25 states of the federation and about 20 Companies, both local and international.

A thoroughbred professional with sufficient industrial experience, he is a distinguished philanthropist per excellence, who takes great pleasure in providing succour to indigents and has provided scholarships to gifted Nigerians. He has contributed resources for the acquisition of skills and trainings to a vast majority. He donated computers to both public and private institutions

For his service to humanity and his philanthropic gestures, he is a patron to many humanitarian service clubs, social clubs, religious bodies and his area of interest, politics. Some of these clubs include Man ‘O’ War, Devine Mercy Catholic Devotion, St. Agnes musical Society, Police Community Relations Committee, Island Club and ABC Club of Lagos.

Ogunnusi began his early education in the North, St. Luke School, Jos and proceeded to St. Peter’s Clover School at Esure Ijebu-Mushin, Odogbolu Grammer School, Igbobi College and Adeola Odutola College, Ijebu-Ode. He proceeded to Unisversity of Lagos and University of Ibadan to study Accounting and also holds a Master degree in Business administration. He is a Fellow member of the following bodies- Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN) and Chartered Institute of taxation of Nigeria (CITN), Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN), Association of Management Consultants, and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN).

He has also written many published articles in his chosen field for top Nigeria newspapers- the Punch, Guardian, Business Times. Besides, he has delivered seminars at every event he is invited.

With investment spanning key sectors of the economy couple with his noticeable and immense contributions to the society, Ogunnusi was voted overwhelmingly by his people to represent them at the green chamber in the year 2015. During his four year tenure, he delivered dividends of democracy to his constituents, motivated and sponsored many of them who have chosen his field, accounting.

Sitting atop many companies in different sectors such as tax consulting, estate, transport,hospitality business and just to mention a few, Ogunnusi has worked in several places to garner experience, which has helped him to succeed and build relationship across the nation. These companies have employed thousands of Nigerians to earn a living and feed their families. Among the companies he owned are Keybased Ventures Ltd (Mortgage Financing),Micheal Ogunnusi &Associate,Ogunnusi Petroleum International Ltd, Pamella Out Door Catering Services Ltd, A.B.C Industries Lt, Ogunnusi Transport International Limited, Pamella Kitchen Nigeria Limited, Lorneview Global Nigeria Limited and others just to mention a few.

He was a member of so many reputable clubs, religeous bodies and associations such as Island Club,Lagos, University of Lagos Senior Staff Club, and others, just to mention a few. Because of his numerouis contributions to humanity, he was conferred with Chieftaincy tittles in several communities. The former House of Reps member is the Oyathehua of Weppa-Wanno land, Otunba Fibiwoga of Isoyin in Ijebuland and Bobagunwa of Imoruland, among other chieftaincy titles.

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