Highly patriotic celebrity banker, Ogbeni Biodun Oja have notified his current employer Globus Bank Ltd of his intention to retire from banking and join service to Nigeria and humanity effective 30th of April 2022.
A copy of his letter of request to be allowed to retire was made available to us, captioned ‘Letter of Appreciation and Notification of my Intention to Retire from Banking.
It reads: “This is to express my heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity given to me by you for me to be appointed the pioneer branch manager (Team Lead) of Akure Branch. In my offer letter it was inserted that all branches that will be coming up in this zone shall be reporting to me. It is implicit therefore that I am retiring as the pioneer Group Head Ondo/Ekiti Zone.
Answering to a higher calling, it will be my joy to retire from the service of the bank effective April 30, 2022, except otherwise advised. It has always been my childhood dream to become the governor of Ondo State.
Sir, I use this medium to appreciate the rare privilege given to me to serve and learn from a great mind like you.
I shall write the details of the account of my stewardship, short eventful period, full of lessons in my subsequent correspondences with you sir.
I believe meeting you was predestined by Nature. I shall need your fatherly support, love and mentorship as I proceed further on through the path Nature has drawn for me.
I remain part of the Globus Bank Family. I believe in your vision, and I shall continue to part of it.”
Speaking to a correspondence of Premium Times in Akure Ondo State, Ogbeni Oja who is also popularly known as OjaZaddy expresses his displeasure on how the affairs of the country is been run: “I was a Federal Government scholar. I believe the country sent us to school for us to come and serve. I have had an almost 17years sojourn in corporate world, I have been opportuned to learn the art of corporate governance from great minds in the banking sector. Now it’s time to give back to the society”
Ogbeni bears Abiodun Matthew Olutunmise officially. A close ally of Yemi Fash and Femi Branch, Ogbeni Oja lives a simple altruistic life.
Born and christened as Ifatunmise Olukayode Abiodun on December 25 1981 at Ilutitun-Osooro, Ogbeni Oja, attended Ebenezer Anglican Primary School, Ilutitun. He proceeded to Morubodo College, Ilutitun-Osooro where he graduated with flying colours in 1997, June.
He was a classroom teacher at Leeds Nursery and Primary School, Ikorodu in 1997 at age 16.
In 1998, he was admitted into the then Ondo State University, Ado-Ekiti to study Biochemistry circumstantially, even though he beat the cut-off mark of Medicine for Ife by two (2). The name of the University was metamorphosed to University of Ado-Ekiti and in 2003, he graduated second best in the faculty of science, losing the best slot to his mentee by 0.05.
Upon graduation, Ogbeni attended His Mercy Computer School, at Ori-Okuta, Ikorodu, Lagos. He was acting principal of Acme College, Ikorodu before proceeding to serve at Busi, Obanliku Local Government, Cross-River State, Nigeria for the compulsory national youth service corps (NYSC). As a natural leader and teacher, his students broke a record at Busi Community High School, Obanliku in Cross River State in the Chemistry subject in their SSCE.
In 2006 January, Ogbeni Oja joined Zenith Bank as a bank teller. He was drafted to Ore PPMC Cash Centre as a Centre Supervisor after 12 months. Ogbeni rejoined the zonal headquarters of Zenith Bank at Akure in 2007 as the cash officer, leading a team of over 35 staffs. He eventually rose to become assistant manager in Zenith Bank, before leaving the bank circumstantially on 21/5/21(palindrome).
Ogbeni Oja joined Globus Bank as the pioneer branch manager/zonal head Akure in September, 2021.
On Schorlarship, he studied Graphics Design at Shaw Academy, specializing in Advanced Colour Theory. Ogbeni Oja attended Harbour of Hope School of Music, Akure. He studied for Master of Technology in Biochemistry at The Federal University of Technology, Akure, specializing in Functional Foods, Phytomedicine and Nutraceutics.
An author of international repute, Oja writes always. He studied Films Producing and Production Management at the Remdel School of Arts, Akure.
He is currently the Vice-Chairman of Actors Guild of Nigeria, AGN, Ondo State Chapter. An avid leader, trail blazer with penchant for excellence, he has won so many awards. Recently, he was adjudged the Ojulowo omo of Ikale.
Ogbeni Biodun Oja is a great family man and leader, leading changes. He has so many non-biological children all over the world. As at today, he is married with four biological children.
He is a co-founder of Quantum Leap Africa Project with international headquarters in Akure, Ondo State, Nigeria.