CHAIRMAN, GOVERNING BOARD
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The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, has appointed Barr. Banji Alabi, as the Chairman of the Governing Council, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic (RUGIPO) Owo, Ondo State. Alabi, who is also an accountant and tax consultant, was born on January 30, 1962 in Owo, Ondo-State to Chief Alabi Osokiya, a foremost Western Nigeria building contractor and Madam Abigail Simisola Alabi, a textile trader and sewing mistress. Both are of blessed memory. Alabi attended Imade College, Owo, for his secondary School education and Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo (now RUGIPO) where he bagged OND in Accountancy and later, Yaba college of Technology,Yaba, Lagos for HND in Accountancy. His passion for further knowledge took him to the Lagos State University where he earned a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) after which he was awarded Barrister at Law (BL) by the Nigerian Law School. Alabi joined Chevron Nigeria Ltd., one of the foremost global energy companies in the world in December, 1990. While at Chevron, he had in-house experience in law, finance and taxation practice for 24 years, but opted for early retirement in June 2014 to set up a law firm & real estate development company. Alabi is the Managing Solicitor at Banji Alabi & Co. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Of Nigeria (CITN) and a member of the prestigious Lagos Polo Club. Until his appointment, Alabi was the Chairman, Ondo State Eminent Persons Group.