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Meet Barrister (Dr.) Jimoh Ibrahim, CFR

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Barrister Jimoh Folorunso Ibrahim attended Obafemi  Awolowo University where he obtained the Bachelor of Law Degree and subsequently the Masters Degree in Public Administration with distinction. Thereafter, he attended the prestigious Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA and obtained a combined Masters Degree in Law and International Tax. He was called to the Nigerian Bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Barrister Jimoh has deep experience in tax administration,tax reform and financial management. At one time he served as Chief Executive Consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria on Petroleum Tax Payment, Collection and Monitoring; Member, Federation Accounts Allocation Committee; and Chairman, Special Committee of the Federation Accounts. At another time, he was Consultant to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Tax Reform in Croatia and Lithuanian; Consultant to the Federal Government of Nigeria on Value Added Tax; a key member of the team that designed tax reform for the state of Bangladesh; Head of the Nigerian delegation to the United Nations Conference on ‘Governance and Public Administration’ held in Hong-Kong 1994.

As an astute entrepreneur, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim is the Group Chairman of the Global Fleet Group and the NICON Group, a conglomerate that cuts across diverse sectors of the Nigerian economy. The former comprises, among others, the Global Fleet Oil & Gas Limited, Global Fleet Industries Limited, while the latter is made up of NICON Insurance, NICON Properties Limited, NICON Investments Limited, NICON Luxury Hotels and Air Nigeria. Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim is also the publisher of the Mirror Newspapers. He has been the Chairman of the Corporate Affairs Commission,Abuja since April 2009.

In recognition of his numerous contributions to the development of Nigeria, Barrister Jimoh Ibrahim was awarded the prestigious national honour of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria(OFR) and later with higher honour of Commander of order of Federal Republic (CFR). To date he has received four Honorary Doctorate Degrees from different Universities in Nigeria including that of his alma mater, the Obafemi Awolowo University where he was conferred with the Doctors of Business Management, Honoris Causa, the first of its kind to an Alumnus and the youngest person ever to be so honoured. He is also a graduate of three World best universities; Oxford University, Cambridge University both in England and Harvard University, U.S.A. His contributions to his immediate society has earned him multiple traditional titles including that of Araba of Ikale Land. Born on February 24, 1968, Ibrahim hails from Igbotako in Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State.

Currently, Ibrahim s building a world class University, Fortune University Igbotako established on 150 hectares of land . It is the first Private University in the entire Southern Senatorial District of the State which is expected to commence with four schools (Faculties of law, medical and biological sciences, management and businesses)with 76 building of which 51 are already at various stages of completion.

Jimoh Ibrahim is a widely travelled industrialist and philanthropist. His hobbies include reading and public speaking. His marriage is blessed with lovely children.

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