Kuforiji-Olubi was a consummate administrator – Saraki

President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Monday described a former Minister of Commerce, late Mrs. Bola Kuforiji-Olubi, as a consummate administrator who discharged her duties with passion during her lifetime.

Saraki, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said while “it is sad that our dear mother has taken her final journey at age 80, the purpose-driven life she led would continue to inspire present and upcoming generations, particularly women.”

He added, “In her humble way, she proved that women can attain the zenith of their career, if only they can dare to dream and set out to realise their dreams.”

According to the Senate President, Kuforiji-Olubi was a personality of my firsts.

He said, “She was the first female president of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; first woman in sub-Saharan Africa to serve as chairman of a leading financial institution, UBA; the first chairman of ‎Ogun-Osun River Basin Development Authority; and Vice Chairman, National Conference on Nigerian foreign policy, among a host of others.”