Family Opens Condolence Register For Late FCMB Founder

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The family of the late founder of the First City Monument Bank, Otunba Michael Balogun, has announced the opening of a register for people to express their condolences.

The family, in a statement, said the condolence register would be open from 11am on Monday, May 23, 2023, at his homes in Lagos and Ogun states, and at some FCMB offices.

They include the FCMB Group Headquarters, 44 Marina, Lagos; Primrose Tower, 17A Tinubu Street, Lagos; Founders Place, 2 Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos; First City Plaza, 252 Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Business District, Abuja, and Chapel Hill Denham, 10 Bankole Oki Street, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The statement read, “With a heavy heart but with gratitude and total submission to the will of the Almighty God, we announce the passing of our patriarch and the founder of FCMB, Otunba Michael Balogun, CON, the Olori Omo Oba Akile Ijebu and Asiwaju of ljebu Christians, who passed away, following a very brief illness, at the age of 89 years, in the evening of Thursday, May 18, 2023, in London, United Kingdom, surrounded by his family.

“While we mourn his passing, we are grateful for the full life he lived and the legacy of hard work, entrepreneurship, excellence, tenacity, courage, faith, style, and discipline, along with his commitment to God, to church, to family, community, philanthropy and Nigeria, which he has left for us, to emulate.

“We are comforted in our loss by the remarkable outpouring of love and sympathy, all your kind words and the effusive expressions of warmth. Books of condolence will be open from 11 am on Monday, May 23, 2023, at his homes in Lagos and ijebu Ode, Ogun State, and at the following offices.

“The FCMB Group Headquarters, 44 Marina, Lagos; Primrose Tower, 17A Tinubu Street, Lagos; Founders Place, 2 Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island, Lagos; First City Plaza, 252 Herbert Macaulay Way, Central Business District, Abuja, and Chapel Hill Denham, 10 Bankole Oki Street, Ikoyi, Lagos.”

Noting that the celebration of Balogun’s life would be announced in due course, the family said people may also visit the online condolence register at www.olasubomibalogun.com.

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