BREAKING: Nigerian Elder statesman, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, is dead

An ex-NADECO Chieftain, Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, is dead. He died on Tuesday morning at the age of 88 years.

Platforms Africa reports that the late Senator Durojaiye was born in 1933.

He was elected Senator for the Ogun East constituency of Ogun State, at the start of the Nigerian Fourth Republic, running on the Alliance for Democracy (AD) platform.

He took office on 29 May 1999.

Durojaiye earned a BSc (Economics) London, and an LLB, London. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1979, and was a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He was also an alumnus of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru. For 35 years, he was in the public sector, including 28 years as a Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the National Mint.

He worked with the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve System in the U.S.A and the City University London between 1964 and 1982.

Durojaiye was an elected member of the 1988/89 Constituent Assembly. In 1992 he was a candidate to run for President of Nigeria on the platform of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), losing to M.K.O. Abiola.

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