The founder of First City Monument Bank (FCMB), Subomi Balogun, has passed away.
According to reports, he died in London on Friday morning.
The deceased, until his death today at 89, was a high-ranking chief in Ijebu Ode, Ogun State and was known as the Olori Omoba of Ijebuland.
He was an alumnus of Igbobi College and studied law at the London School of Economics.
The deceased practised as a lawyer in the regional justice ministry and then at the federal ministry of justice until the January 1966 coup.
After the coup, Balogun ventured into banking and joined the Nigerian Industrial Development Bank (NIDB).
He pioneered Icon Securities — a subsidiary of NIDB which specialised in merchant banking — as director of operations.
He ventured into several commerce and economics firms until FCMB was established in 1979.
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