First Bank, Sierra Leone serving Director, Haleemat Busari has been announced as a preferred candidate to run alongside Lagos State governorship aspirant, Jimi Agbaje.
In a statement made available to the public, the Director of Media and Publicity of the Jimi Agbaje Campaign Organisation, Felix Oboagwina, confirmed that the PDP candidate picked Busari following comprehensive consultations with leaders and stakeholders within and outside the party.
According to Oboagwina, Busari will be bringing to the joint ticket her versatility and connections as a professional in corporate governance, as a Muslim activist and as a bonafide daughter of native Lagos.
The statement read; “Mrs. Oluwayemisi Haleemat Busari came highly recommended and widely endorsed.
“Stakeholders all agree that without any iota of a doubt, the Jimi-Haleemat combination is a winning ticket on every count.”
What may interest you about Haleemat Busari
Busari was born in 1964, to the family of the late Ahmed Giwa, a businessman and Vice President of Jamatul Islamiyya of Nigeria from Epe, and the Late Mujibat Giwa (nee Shonibare), a princess of the Kosoko royal family from Isale Eko.
Busari has a Bachelor’s Degree in English,1986 from the University Of Ilorin, She also as a degree in LLB from the University of Lagos in the year 1990 in 1994 she got her Master’s Degree, Law from UNILAG.
She obtained her MBA in Lagos Business School in 2004, She is Married to Teslim Busari (SAN)
She was a director in Zain Nigeria Ltd (now Airtel Nigeria, a leading telecommunications company).
Busari is the Director on the board of several blue-chip companies. She is currently a serving Director in First Bank, Sierra Leone.
She is the secretary/head of Legal Services at Honeywell Flour Mill Plc.
First Bank had released its financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.
The bank’s interest income dropped from N356 billion in 2017 to N337 billion in 2018. This represents a 5.3% drop year on year.
Profit Before Tax dropped from N55.4 billion in 2017 to N51.3 billion in 2018. This represents a 7.4% drop year on year.
Profit after tax dropped from N45.8 billion in 2017 to N44.9 billion in 2018. This represents a 1.9% decrease year on year.
Earnings per share remained flat at N1.22 unchanged from the prior year in 2017.
First Bank traded N7.70 on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) on Thursday, November 1, 2018.