Gabriel Igbinedion



Gabriel Igbinedion, businessman, philanthropist, 82, September 11. Born in Okada, Ovia, Edo State, he was educated at Benin Baptist Primary School, 1944-1951; Eko Boys’ High School, Lagos, 1952-1954. He was appointed a teacher by Benin Divisional Council and later became adult education assistant, 1955-1958. He joined the Nigeria Police Force, 1958-1963;  was sales representative and later sales manager, Leventis Group of Companies, 1964-1968; chairman and chief executive, Okada Group of Companies, including Okada Bottling Company, makers of Canada Dry Soft drinks; Okada Farms, Okada Airline, Okada Health Farms, Igbinedion Motors, Okunozee Shipping Line and Okada Housing Estate. He is also proprietor of Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.

—  Sep 12, 2016 @ 01:00 GMT


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