Former CBN Governor, Ola Vincent, Dies

Ola Vincent

Ola Vincent

A former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Mr. Ola Vincent, is reported dead after a period of hospitalisation. He died at age 87.

He died on Monday (Sept 3,2012) at St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos.

Ola Vincent was born on 16 May 1925.

He was an economist and was Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria between 1977 and 1982.

Until his death, he was a director at Industrial And General Insurance Plc.

He served in the Nigerian Armed Forces between 1942 and 1946, and then worked in the Financial Secretary’s Office, Lagos between 1946 and 1956. In 1951 he attended the Administrative Staff College in England, and from 1953 to 1956 he studied at the University of Manchester. From 1957 to 1960 he was a part-time lecturer in Economics at the University of Ibadan.

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