Tony Elumelu, banker, and former managing director, United Bank for Africa, UBA, 50, March 22. Born in Jos Plateau State, he was educated at Delta State University, Abraka, 1985-1991; University of Lagos, 1986-1987. He worked in the operations and foreign exchange department, Union Bank Nigeria PLC and was also financial analyst, All States Trust Bank, 1988. Elumelu was the executive director, Linkage Assurance Company Limited, 1995 and executive director, Merchant Bank of Commerce in 1997. He retired from the UBA in 2010 as managing director/chief executive officer.
Sonny Odogwu, philanthropist and businessman, 82, March 20. Born in Asaba, Delta State, he was educated at Ilesha Grammar School. He was a trainee pilot, Nigeria Airways, 1947-1948. He owns SIO Industries Limited, Asaba; Sodik Electrical Engineering Nigeria Limited and Polypropylene plant, Asaba. He was the publisher of the defunct Post Express newspapers. He is an associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, London and a fellow, Nigeria Corporate of Insurance Brokers.
Rose Chinyere Uzoma, administrator, career public servant, 60, March 23. She was educated at Methodist School, Amaokwe-Item; Queen’s College Enugu; Olivet High School, Oyo, and University of Ibadan. She joined the Nigeria Immigration Service in 1978, and was appointed comptroller-general of Immigration on July 30, 2010. She also retried from the service on January 15, 2013.Abba Dabo, journalist, publisher, 61, March 21. Born in Dambatta, Kano State, he was educated at Wudil Teachers’ College, Kano, 1966-1971; School of Basic Studies, 1972-1973; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1973-1977. Dabo started his career with New Nigerian Newspapers Limited, as economic correspondent between 1979-1980; editor, Gaskiya Ta Fi Kwabo, 1981-1982; editor, Sunday New Nigerian, 1982-1983; chief press secretary to President Shehu Shagari, Novermber-December 1983; managing director, Triumph Publishing Company Limited Kano, 1984-1986; publisher, The Insider, 1987. Dabo, who is a member of several organisations both locally and internationally, was a member of the Constituent Assembly, 1988-1989; and secretary to the Kano State government.
Greg Ilukwe, administrator, former national executive of Chartered Institute of Logistics Training, CILT, Nigeria, 80, March 22. Born in Onitsha, Anambra State, he was educated at Bradley University, Washington, USA. Ilukwe began his career at the Nigerian Railway Corporation, NRC, and rose to the position of director, Internal Audit. He served as sole administrator/chief executive officer of the corporation, 1996-1999. He was national director of CILT, Nigeria, 2000-2006. He is also a member of the Reform Implementation Committee, Nigerian Railway Corporation, and member committee on 25-Year Strategic Vision for Nigerian Railway Corporation.
Compiled by Anayo Ezugwu
— Mar. 25, 2013 @ 01:00 GMT