Senator Olabiyi Durojaiye, immediate past Chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and a Chieftain of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) has passed away.He is aged 88.
The Ogun State born politician and pro-democracy activist dies in the early hours of Tuesday, August 24,2021 in Lagos while receiving medical treatment for an undisclosed illness.
Senator Biyi Durojaiye was elected Senator in 1999 on the Alliance for Democracy (AD) platform from Ogun East Senatorial District.The late Politician will be remembered for his struggle during the days of National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) that fought military dictatorship to standstill and ushered the birth of the Nigeria’s fourth republic in 1999.
The late politician was born at Ijebu Igbo,Ogun State of Nigeria in 1933,he was a legal practitioner and worked for 35 years in the public sector.He was a Director in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) as well as the Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Plc.
He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1979.He also graduated from the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.
He worked for 35 years in the Nigerian public sector, including 28 years as a Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the National Mint.
He also worked with the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve System in the U.S.A and the City University London between 1964 and 1982.
He is survived by many children and grandchildren.
His wife Florence died in 2009, at the age of 72, two months after they marked their 50th anniversary.
Durojaiye’s wife, Helen Olufunso Adejoke, died on June 6, 2009.