|Tokunbo Abiru, GMD/CEO Skye Bank|
|Jide Omokore & Kola Aluko|
Long before Tokunbo Abiru became the GMD of Skye Bank, he had gotten to nearly the pinnacle of his career as an ED at Nigeria's premier bank, First Bank PLC where he later retired.
He was the Group Head, Corporate Affairs at First Bank in his first stint, from where he was called and made the Lagos State Commissioner for Finance in the administration of Babatunde Raji Fashola, it was from this service to Lagos State that he resigned when he was appointed as the Executive Director Corporate Banking at First Bank, a position he held till he retired much later many years after.
Some had thought that maybe, he would become the MD of First Bank eventually, but that didn't happen afterwards as he retired as an ED, so maybe becoming the GMD/CEO at SkyeBank was some sort of compensation; that premise is based majorly on the fact that he has always being a jolly good fellow.
But before all of that, while at First Bank, he had helped to facilitate some of the most staggering amount of loans that anyone had ever gotten approved at that bank, chief of which was a collosal "₦120 billion Naira" loan for a company where the duo of Jide Omokore and Kola Akanni Aluko, held sway.
More after the break.