Chairman, National Pensions Commission, Chief Oluwole Adeosun is dead. Adewole Adeosun, the first son of the deceased, said in a statement that Chief Adeosun, who was also a former chairman of First Bank of Nigeria Plc from 1987 to 1990, died on Thursday, September 13, 2012 in New Delhi, India, where he had gone for a medical check up.
Wole, as he was fondly called by his parents, attended the Abeokuta Grammar School, Abeokuta from 1954 to 1958.
He worked briefly as an Agric Officer with the Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources Ibadan, before proceeding to the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom where he bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics.
A seasoned banker and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Nigeria (FCA), the late Adeosun was also a Fellow, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (FCIB), Fellow, Chartered Institute of Secretaries (FCIS), and Fellow, Institute of Directors.
Chief Adeosun was at various times, chairman, Indigenisation Committee of the Nigerian Stock Market, Managing Director of NAL Merchant Bank, 1979 to 1987, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, First Bank of Nigeria Plc, 1987 to 1990, Vice Chairman of National Bank of Nigeria, 1991 to 1992, President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and Chairman of First Fund Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of First Bank.
He was appointed, Secretary of Transport, Aviation and Communications during the Transitional Government of Chief Ernest Shonekan in 1993.