Billionaire Otedola’s Father, Michael Is Dead

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News of Otedola’s death filtered in on Monday morning.

He is the father of billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola.

A former Governor of Lagos State, Sir Michael Otedola, is dead.

News of Otedola’s death filtered in on Monday morning.

He is the father of controversial billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola.

Sir Otedola was the governor of Lagos State between 1992 and 1993 during the truncated transition programme of former military President, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida.

He was elected on the platform of the National Republican Convention.

He emerged governor against the ‎run of thoughts after a crisis engulfed the then Social Democratic Party in Lagos State over the choice of gubernatorial candidate.
Otedola was born on July 26, ‎1926.

He studied journalism at the Regent Street Polytechnic in London.
He graduated in 1958.
He was a teacher before picking up appointment as a Reporter with the St. Pancras Chronicle.
He later became a Sub-Editor at The Guardian and The Times of England.
In 1959 when he returned to Nigeria, ‎Otedola became the Information Officer of the Western Nigeria Government.
He also worked with the Nigeria Television Authority and Mobil Oil Group of Companies.

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