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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Buhari Appoints Ronke Shokefun From Ogun State As Chairman Board Of NDIC

President Muhammadu Buhari has withdrawn the nomination of Olabode Akin Mustapha as chairman of governing board of Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) and replaced it with Ronke Shokefun.

Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Tuesday.

“The distinguished senate is kindly invited to recall my earlier request for the confirmation of the appointment of Chief Olabode Akin Mustapha as the chairman of governing board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC),” the letter read.

“That letter dated 27th March 2018, a copy attached herewith. You may also recall that the nominee is yet to be confirmed by the Senate and I write to inform you of my decision to substitute Chief Olabode Akin Mustapha with Mrs. Ronke Shokefun as chairman of the governing board.

“The distinguished Senate is therefore kindly requested to consider and confirm the appointment of Mrs. Ronke Shokefun as chairman of the governing board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) as well as other members whose names have earlier been forwarded.

“While I hope this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the distinguished Senate, please accept, Mr. Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”

Profile of Ronke Sokefun (Mrs.):

Mrs. Sokefun is a consummate Lawyer, Chartered Secretary Land Administrator. She gained admission to the Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University) after her primary and secondary education and graduated with a Law degree (LL.B Hons.) in 1987.

She emerged as one of the best in her graduating class as she won two prizes – Jurisprudence & Legal Theory and Commercial Law.

She immediately proceeded to the Nigeria Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos and bagged her Barrister at Law (B.L) Hons. Degree in 1988.

She had her mandatory National Youth Service in the old Oyo State from 1988 to 1989.

On completion of her National service, she joined the law firm of M.P Ohwovoriole (SAN) & Co, as a Trainee Solicitor and Barrister in December 1989 and worked there till June 1990. In September 1990, she moved to Ighodalo and Associates Limited, a thriving audit firm as Company Secretary where she was saddled with the responsibility of running the Company’s Company secretarial arm and acted as Company Secretary to a number of its audit clients.

In pursuit of professional excellence, she joined Messrs Aluko and Oyebode, Barristers, Solicitors and Trademark Agents in October 1993 as an Associate. And in 1995 she moved a step further in her career as she qualified as a Graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria and that of London-ACIS.

In acknowledgement of her sterling professional dedication to her duties, she was promoted a Senior Associate at Aluko and Oyebode in 1995 and became a Partner in 2000. She was responsible for coordinating the firm’s interface with government corporations and institutions as well as developing templates for the company’s legal and commercial transactions among others.

She was with the legal firm until October 2001 after which she briefly worked (on secondment) with the telecommunications firm MTN from October 2001 till January 2002.

In February 2002, she was appointed Head, Management Services, (Legal, Human Resources and Administration) of Ocean and Oil Services Limited.

On the 1″ of February 2005, she joined Oando Group Plc as Head, Legal Services.

Through dedication to duty, she was deservedly promoted to the position of Group Chief Legal Officer on the 1st of March 2007 where she was responsible for setting the strategic direction and allocating resource for managing the Legal and regulatory requirements of all entities and businesses that make up the Oando Group which are geographically spread across the country with subsidiaries in Ghana, Togo, Sierra-Leone, the United Kingdom, Canada and Bermuda. Mrs. Sokefun in this position was a member of the Group Leadership Council – the highest decision making body of the company.

Despite her high position on the corporate ladder of Oando Plc, she decided to take a break to serve her people by first accepting to serve as a member of the Oil and Gas work Stream of the Ogun State Transition Committee in 2011.

She was later appointed as the Special Adviser and Director General of the Bureau of Lands and Survey by the State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, CON, FCA before her elevation to the position of the Honourable State Commissioner for Agriculture on November 27″ 2012.

On October 29th 2015, she was re-appointed as the Honourable State Commissioner for Agriculture.


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