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Ex-First Bank chairman and former Minister Ajibola Afonja dies at 82

A former Minister of Labour and former Chairman of First Bank Nigeria, Ajibola Afonja has died aged 82. The Oyo-born Prince passed away on Sunday night, May 19 at the University College Hospital, Ibadan, Oyo State.

Afonja was Chairman of the Board of Directors of First Bank Plc and was appointed as Minister of Labour under the interim government of Earnest Shonekan.

He was the chairman of Integrated Dimensional System and many other companies. He attended Kingston University, Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom where he bagged a degree in Accounting in 1970.

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