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Former Nigerian Senator, Biyi Durojaiye, is dead


Former Nigerian Senator, Biyi Durojaiye, is dead


A Senator in the Fourth Republic, Biyi Durojaiye, has died.

Mr Durojaiye, 88, died on Monday in Lagos after a brief illness associated with coronavirus complications, a family member said.

Born in 1933, the late senator represented Ogun East constituency on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) between 1999 and 2003.

He earned a BSc (Economics) London, an LLB, London, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1979. He was a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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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(CBN) and the National Mint.

Mr Durojaiye worked with the International Monetary Fund, the Federal Reserve System in the United States of America (USA) and the City University London, between 1964 and 1982.

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He was an elected member of the 1988/89 Constituent Assembly. In 1992, he was a presidential aspirant on the platform of the Social Democratic Party, and lost to the late Moshood Abiola.

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