The Saraki and Ojora families together with their friends and associates celebrated the 90th birthday of business mongul, Otunba Adekunle Ojora in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Among the dignitaries at the event were former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki; daughter of the celebrator, Barrister Toyin Ojora-Saraki; his son and Chairman of Strategic IG West Africa Limited, Prince Yinka Ojora; his wife, Erelu Ojuolape Ojora; as well as business magnates, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Ronald Chagoury.
A prominent member of the Ojora and Adele royal families of Lagos, Otunba Ojora is the Lisa of Ife, and has the national honour of Commander of the Order of the Niger.
He began a career as a journalist with BBC in the early 1950s, and became an Executive Director of UAC in 1962.
After a military coup truncated the First Republic in 1966, Ojora was nominated as a member of Lagos City Council. A year later, he was given political appointments in two government agencies – as Managing Director of regional property and investment company, WEMABOD; and Chairman of Nigerian National Shipping Line.
After leaving WEMABOD, he became an investor in various firms including AGIP Petroleum and NCR Nigeria.
He also founded Nigerlink Industries, Unital Builders and a holding company, Lagos Investments. After the Nigerian Enterprise Promotion Act in 1972, he took equity interest in some foreign companies operating in Nigeria, which included investments in the Nigerian operations of Bowring Group, Inchape, Schlumberger, Phoenix Assurance, UTC Nigeria, Evans Brothers and Seven-Up.