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USOSA mourns pioneer President-General, Okumagba



The leadership of Unity Schools Old Students Association (USOSA) on Friday mourned Mr Albert Okumagba, the pioneer President-General (PG) of the association who died at the age of 56.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that USOSA is the umbrella body of all alumni associations of the 104 Federal Unity Schools in Nigeria.

Mr Sotonye Edohore-Apiafi, USOSA’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), in a statement described late Okumagba as a bridge-builder, ideas enthusiast and motivational figure.

According to him, Okumagba was of the 81 set of Federal Government College,Warri; 83 set of Kings College  and hailed from Okere-Urhobo, in Warri, Delta State.

He said that the pioneer president-general died on Nov. 19, 2020 in an Abuja hospital and that his burial date would be announced by his family.

“Prior to his role as the pioneer PG of USOSA, through the Pro-Unitate Forum, Okumagba was critical to engaging the Federal Ministry of Education on improving quality of education in unity Schools.

“This culminated in  robust and sustainable strategies for the  schools.

“ Upon the formal establishment of USOSA, he was elected the President-General of the association.

“With his extensive experience in Banking and Finance, he was able to pull resources to set up a structure that would deliver a 21st Century advocacy group.

“Okumagba till his passing, was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of BGL Plc, a financial services provider.

“He served  Federal Government College Warri Old Students Association in various capacities which included being its  Lagos Chapter Chairman and National President,’’ the statement said.

Edohore-Apiafi said that Okumagba would be remembered for being a mentor to many presidents of National Associations in the USOSA network as well as budding and established business sector leaders in the Nigerian economy.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Vivian Ihechu

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