Gamaliel Onosode: died at the age of 82. He was a frontline industrialist, technocrat, and administrator. His son Ese Onosode said in a statement that he died at 8:15 a.m. on Tuesday.
Onosode ran for president for the All Nigeria People’s Party of Nigeria in the past. He went to school at the Government College in Ughelli and the University of Ibadan. In the 1970s, when he was running the NAL merchant bank of Nigeria, he was one of Nigeria’s most educated CEOs. Over the years, he has become one of the most important boardroom players in Nigeria’s business world.
He was also a presidential adviser to President Shagari and the president of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
Who Was Gamaliel Onosode?
Gamaliel Onosode, a prominent technocrat and administrator, was the former presidential candidate of the All Nigeria People’s Party of Nigeria. He studied at Ughelli’s Government College and Ibadan’s University of Ibadan.
In the 1970s, he rose to prominence as one of Nigeria’s most highly educated chief executives. He rose through the ranks to become an important figure on corporate boardroom. He was also the president of the Nigerian Institute of Management and a former presidential advisor to President Shehu Shari.
He established the Gamaliel & Susan Onosode Foundation in 2013 to support educational and societal development in Nigeria.
Gamaliel Onosode Career
After he finished college, Onosode went into the business world, where he became one of Nigeria’s top CEOs and a highly successful boardroom player. He then led a number of private and public businesses and projects as their leader.
Gamaliel Onosode was Chairman of Dunlop Nigeria Plc (1984–2007), Cadbury Nigeria Plc (1977–1993), Zain Nigeria (a GSM telecommunications company now called Airtel), the Presidential Commission on Parastatals (1981),
the Nigeria LNG Working Committee and Nigeria LNG Limited (1985–1990), and the Niger Delta Environmental Survey.
He was the perfect example of a technocrat. In 1983, he was the Presidential Adviser on Budget Affairs and Director of Budget. Gamaliel Onosode also led the Nigerian Institute of Management as President (1979 -1982). He joined The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria as a Fellow in 1998.
The manner of Gamaliel Onosode’s demise is unknown.
A former presidential candidate and trained technocrat, Mr. Gamaliel Oforitsenere Onosode passed away on Wednesday in Lagos after an almost 24-month struggle with bone cancer. That happened when he was 82 years old.
Ese Onosode, his son, told Vanguard over the phone, “He died away this morning.
He said, “Yes, he has been battling bone cancer for over two years,” when asked if the octogenarian was ill.
Ese said that the Onosode family was still processing the news of their father’s death, adding, “we are still absorbing the fact.” As for me, I’m just trying to get used to the idea that my dad is dead.
Death of Gamaliel Onosode, Reason Given
Ughelli, Delta State’s capital, was devastated by Onosode’s death about 9 a.m. Onosode, from Ekuigbo-Ughelli, died at 8:15 a.m. after a long illness.
Shehu Shagari was flown in from London on Monday, Vanguard reports
The medical community has been attempting to contact the victims’ loved ones for comment on the occurrence. Unfortunately, we haven’t heard back from anyone as of yet. When further data becomes available, we’ll revise the page accordingly. Gamaliel Onosode’s Cause of Death details are currently being compiled and will be available soon.
Gamaliel Onosode was also a Fellow of the World Bank’s
Economic Development Institute. In the 1980s, when he was in charge of a Commission on Nigerian Parastatals, he made an important contribution to public sector management.
The man from Ughelli was the Presidential Adviser on Budget Affairs and Director of Budget in 1983. He was also the first President of the Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers
Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the University of Uyo, and President and Chairman of Council of the Association of Pension Funds of Nigeria.
He belonged to professional organisations and institutes in his country and abroad.
As head of the Nigerian Commission on Public Parastatals, he wrote the Onosode Report. He ran as an ANPP candidate (ANPP). Onosode was a Director at Vee Networks.
He was a member of Bowen University, Iwo’s first Provisional Governing Council.
Gamaliel Onosode Personal Life
He believed in Jesus and started the Good News Baptist Church. Before he died, Onosode was Chairman of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary in Ogbomoso, Oyo State. He was known as a deacon. He died on September 29, 2015, after fighting bone cancer for a long time.
Gamaliel Onosode Awards
Onosode received the Ughelli Descendants Union Distinguished Service Award in 2000. He was a Nigerian Academy of Letters Honorary Fellow and Honorary D.Sc.
degrees from Obafemi Awolowo University (1990), the University of Benin (1995), the Rivers State University of Science and Technology (2003), and the University of Lagos (2006). (2014).The Nigerian Baptist Theological Seminary in Ogbomoso gave him an Honorary D.D. (2002).