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Family Announces Death of First Female Chartered Accountant in Africa, Olutoyin Olusola Olakunri 

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Family Announces Death of First Female Chartered Accountant in Africa, Olutoyin Olusola Olakunri

The family of late Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Olutoyin Olusola Olakunri (FCA, FNIM, OFR), the first female Chartered Accountant in Africa, have announced her exit to greater beyond at the ripe age of 80. She died on Sunday June 3, 2018.

In a statement made available to BlackBox Nigeria and signed by her daughter, Susan Aronke Omame, the family said Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Olakunri was a mother to many, full of warmth and wit.

“It is with a deep sense of loss and profound gratitude to God that we announce the passing of our wife, sister, mother and grandmother, Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Olutoyin Olusola Olakunri (FCA, FNIM, OFR), on Sunday June 3, 2018.

Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Olakunri was a mother to many, full of warmth and wit. Amongst her several virtues, she was an encourager, confidante and counsellor. She enriched the lives of family, friends and associates and will be sorely missed.

Apart from being the first female Chartered Accountant in Africa, Chief (Dr.) Mrs. Olakunri recorded many firsts in her professional career. She was an inspiration to many women in particular.

Our pain is raw, but we thank God for our mother’s purposeful life and for the many legacies she left behind.

She is survived by Elder Simeon Moronfolu Olakunri (SAN), seven children and fourteen grandchildren.”

The family stated that details of the funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

 

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