ROF Gets New Olori Oluwo


By Akinloye Adelusi

A seasoned administrator and accountant, Otunba Francis Meshioye, has been appointed and installed the fifth Olori Oluwo of The Reformed Ogboni Fraternity Incorporated.

According to a release signed by Prince Sam Adebola, Chairman, Information and Strategic Planning Committee, he was unanimously elected by members of the Supreme Council of the Fraternity after the completion of rites for former Olori Oluwo, the late Otunba Abiodun Oshowole and was thereafter installed by the Olori Apena, Otunba Edward Akin George.

Aged 50, Meshioye enrolled at the School of Accountancy and Business Studies after completion of his secondary school education in 1977. He also attended Centre for Technololgy Policy under the auspices of the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) for post-graduate studies, leading to his earning the Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Technology, Marketing and Business Strategy. He also studied International Management at the post-graduate school of the University of Liverpool, England.

A director in several companies and member of various organised private sectors, the new Olori Oluwo is a member of the Society of Company and Commercial Accountants (UK), Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and Association of Pension Funds of Nigeria.

He also belongs to some social clubs including Moderate Club Nigeria, Lisabi Club, Triangle Elders Forum and Noble Elders Club, among others, while he is Otunba Gbobaniyi of Ikosiland, Agbowa, Lagos State.

The Reformed Ogboni Fraternity Incorporated is a fraternal organisation founded 18 December, 1914 by a clergyman, the late Archdeacon Thomas Adesina Jacobson Ogunbiyi (CBE) and incorporated in 1943 with Conclaves (Iledi) all over Nigeria as well as in the United Kingdom, Italy, Belgium and Ireland.

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