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-By Hero Magazine Intl.

His Birth
Birth marks the beginning of life just as death marks the end – and there was day and there was night – and there was the birth of an ENIGMA. Though a great son of Owo area of Ondo State, he has become a towering National and International success whose remarkable life depicts the story of an endlessly fascinating man. An amiable man of unquantifiable endowments, his humility and great service to humanity have been widely attested to by people from far and near.
While it is no mean task to rationally render an exhaustive account of BARR. BANJI ALABI’S intimidating exploits, it is an acknowledged fact that the name has become synonymous with success because he made a success of whatever endeavours he embarked upon. He is often referred to as an epitome of success considering the level of successes achieved in the corporate world, and Political office, marriage amongst others.
This humble achiever admiringly called BBA by the people has shown through his words and deeds to be an enviable leader. Beyond that, however, his success story from birth pointed to a man who is destined for greatness.

Barrister Banji Alabi, the quintessential leadership icon of our time is a man of several definitions to several people. A leader whose personality is so influential that it connects even with the people he never met.

He is a leader who becomes light that beams hope to the aspirations of common people, and impacts I on their dreams interestingly that his personality begins to serve as pathway to achieving unthinkable goals by anyone directly or remotely connected to his leadership ideology and practice.

Barr. Alabi in his generousity and inclusive leadership is a man that belongs to everybody and as well to anybody who believes in his cause and ideology. This unique leader has a style that enables any of his followers to personalise ownership of him.

He never betrays you; he never forgets you when you have been there for him; and if he believes in you, he stands by you till the end even if he is the only one that gives in to your cause, just as he is currently doing as the Chairman, Governing Board of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, RUGIPO, at the moment. He belongs to everybody, yet belongs to somebody at every point in time!

Banji Alabi is a leader, a friend, a partner, a legal practitioner per excellence, a mentor, a father who respects fair-play rule. He believes in win-win and never engages in do-or-die affairs.

He never leads from behind; he is often in the front line when a goal is to be achieved. He is the motivation his team needed to achieve uncommon successes. He is a team-player. On leadership, Queen Elizabeth II once said: ”I know of no single formula for success. But over the years I have observed that some attributes of leadership are universal and_are often about finding ways of encouraging people to combine their efforts, their talents, their insights, their enthusiasm and their inspiration to work together”.

His discoveries of best hands for the jobs are based on careful observation and insight. His love for his state and the nation surpasses his biggest ambition. He is not just a leader but an industrialist who has established viable economic platforms for peoples’ aspirations to thrive.

He is not a brand made for greed as his life is an embodiment of public good. Whatever Barr. Alabi owns is for public service.

Banji Alabi is a lover of God, servant of truth, voice of the voiceless, lawyer, and Fellow Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, real estate consultant, writer, historian, and senior advocate of the masses of Nigeria.

The greatness of Barrister Banji Alabi’s leadership quality is very important to note. He is an influencer, he is a leadership institution, he is a school of thought, and he is a multiplier of values and administrative talent hunter, and a respected public figure across the globe.

His ideology, belief and association can be publicly identified. He is an open book as far as leadership is concerned. Yet, he is an independent chapter of a voluminous epistle of life.

Banji Alabi Esq, the Chairman of the Governing Council, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic (RUGIPO) Owo, Ondo State. an accountant, tax consultant and legal practitioner was born on January 30, 1962 in Owo, Ondo-State to Chief Alabi Osokiya, a foremost Western Nigeria building contractor and Madam Abigail Simisola Alabi, a textile trader and sewing mistress. Both are of blessed memory.

Alabi attended Imade College, Owo, for his secondary School education and Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo (now RUGIPO) where he bagged OND in Accountancy and later, Yaba college of Technology, Yaba, Lagos for HND in Accountancy. His passion for further knowledge took him to the Lagos State University where he earned a Bachelor of Law degree (LLB) after which he was awarded Barrister at Law (BL) by the Nigerian Law School.

Alabi joined Chevron Nigeria Ltd., one of the foremost global energy companies in the world in December, 1990. While at Chevron, he had in-house experience in law, finance and taxation practice for 24 years, but opted for early retirement in June 2014 to set up a law firm & real estate development company.

Alabi is the Managing Solicitor at Banji Alabi & Co. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Of Nigeria (CITN) and a member of the prestigious Lagos Polo Club. Until his appointment as the Chairman, Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo Governing Council, Alabi was the Chairman, Ondo State Eminent Persons Group.:

Friends, family and Fans, please help celebrate this Icon on this special day as he celebrates his birthday today.

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