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Family buried late Oando Legal Officer, Ngozi Okonkwo

It is no longer news that, Oando Plc loss the company legal adviser, Ngozi Janice Okonkwo on 4th of June, 2020 after a brief illness. The astute lawyer who died at the age of 45 was buried yesterday, Saturday July 11 at a private cemetery in Ikoyi, Lagos.

It was gathered that the entire funeral programme was  strictly a private affair with only immediate family members and very few close friends and associates in attendance in compliance with the current guidelines occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In case you don’t know, It was said that she suffered a relapse after her cancer operation during the lock-down but could not travel out, so she died according to her nephew who is based in hamburg. Wale Tinubu described Ngozi Janice Okonkwo as a wonderful soul who was ready for every goal oriented endeavour. “She was knowledge, efficiency, competence, diligence and true leadership. She was what we all hope for in the team member. She was empathy, loyalty, support and trust. She was someone you wanted by your side when winning was the goal. She was focus, audacity, stealth, presence and persistence. For years she toiled in ensuring our dreams became reality and did so with a full dose of infectious optimism every day, despite the odds. She was excellence. My prayers remain with her family who lost a wonderful wife, mother, daughter and sister.” He concluded

Before her death, she obtained LLB (Hons) from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1997 and BL from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1999. She was a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, honorary fellow of the Association of Fellows and Legal scholars of the centre for International Legal Studies, Austria, and Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, Nigeria.

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