Olu Akin-Olugbade

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Ohu Babatunde Akin-Olugbade (January 15, 1915) was a Nigerian businessman, lawyer and politician who was more known in politics for his affiliation with the Action Group and serving as chairman of the Western Region Finance Corporation and later as a member of the Federal House of Representatives. He represented the Egba South district and also served as the Action Group's Chief Whip in the parliament. However, during the second republic, he was a member of the National Party of Nigeria.

Life

Akin-Olugbade was born in Abeokuta to Ojeleye Akinremi AKn-Olugbade. He attended Baptist Day School, Owu and later graduated from the Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta. From 1951-1953, he earned a law degree from London University.

Olugbade started his career teaching, he honed his skills at Baptist College, Ogbomosho and later earned an elementary teachers certificate. However, he left teaching to work as a treasury officer in 1939 before becoming a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1953 after completing his law degree. Between 1957-1959, he was chairman of the Western Nigeria Finance Corporations, one of the companies investigated by the Coker Commission, he had succeeded Samuel Ladoke Akintola as chairman.

He served on the board of G.L. Gaizer, Arab Brothers Motors and the Baptist Academy, Lagos.


References

  • Guide to the Parliament of the Federation. p 97