Why Christmas Eve is special to me - Ex-First Bank Chairman, Awosika 


Ibukun Awosika

For Ibukun Awosika, former Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria, Christmas Eve (24 December) of each year, is a special day for her.

This is because she was born on December 24 and also the day she wedded.

Year 2021 has been very rough for her. She was sacked in May as chairman of First Bank by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

She had insisted that the board of the bank which she headed then acted in the best interest of the bank in its decisions, adding that they had great plans and aspirations for where the bank could go in the near future, building on all the work that had already been done in the over 5 years since she became Chairman of the bank.

But Awosika has moved on since then.

Today is her special day and she will not let her past rub it off.

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She took to her Instagram page to express how she felt on her 59th birthday and her wedding anniversary.

She wrote: “24th of December will always be the most special day to me. My birthday and wedding anniversary, both rolled into one. Too grateful for the love of God, His grace, mercy and priceless favour.

“The last one year has been a season and a half but He brought me through in flying colors!

“Too many loved ones lost, but he made me realize how precious each minute is and never to take it for granted. HE showed me the true love of family and friends, and more than ever I realize just how blessed I am with their love.

“It is truly a happy birthday as I count my blessings and I can name them one by one and I am excited at what the Lord has done. I love you Lord and I am truly grateful to call you my Father!”

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