Billionaire businessman and Group Chief Executive Officer, Oando Group, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, could no longer hold his emotion as he remembers one of his most intelligent staff, Ngozi Janice Okonkwo, former Chief Legal Officer of Oando, who bidded this sinful world farewell after a long battle with deadly cancer on 4th June 2020 at age of 45.
In emotion-laden words, Tinubu took to his social media page as he shared his tribute saying; “It’s been a year since we lost one of the most wonderful souls I have been opportune to meet in my professional capacity. An epitome of intellect, excellence, audacity, stealth, persistence infused with an incurable dose of optimism. Oando has missed you dearly.”
Ngozi died last year, 4 June 2020, the highly cerebral lawyer was finally laid to rest, on Saturday, 11 July, 2020 at a private cemetery in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Before joining Oando, the deceased had worked as Junior Counsel with F.O. Akinrele & Co., and also with KPMG Professional Services (previously known as Arthur Andersen) as Manager in the Tax, Regulatory and People Services Unit and Head of Indirect Tax Services.
She obtained LLB (Hons) from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1997 and BL from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1999.
She was a member of the Nigerian Bar Association; honorary fellow of the Association of Fellows and Legal Scholars of the Centre for International Legal Studies, Austria; associate member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and associate member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Nigeria. Ngozi was survived by her husband, Chukwunenye Okonkwo, and their four children.