Mr Bode  Agusto

Mr Bode Agusto

Chartered Accountant; Former Director General of the Budget Office (2003-2007)

Married to Edna Agusto with 5 children

University of Lagos, 1977; qualified as a chartered accountant, 1981.

Career: National Service, NYSC Program, 1977; PriceWaterhouseCoopers (then Price Waterhouse), 1978-91; Founder and CEO, Agusto & Co Limited, 1992-2003; Director General & Special Advisor on Budget Matters, Budget Office, 2003-07.

Commentary: In 2001, Nigeria’s Security and Exchange Commission licensed Agusto's company as the first credit rating agency in Nigeria. He was to be made a Minister in 2007 but was disqualified by a senate committee which found him imperious and arrogant.

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Vol 44 N0 13


Atlantic crossing

Other mooted candidates include: Senator Lyel Imoke, who was a presidential advisor and was formerly in charge of the beleaguered National Electric Power Authority; Bode Agusto, who runs a successful financial ratings agency; Pat Utomi, head of Lagos Business School, as well as being Chairman of both Platinum Bank and Business Day; and Isaac Aluko-Olokun, currently point-man on Nigeria's role in the New Partnership for Africa's Development and formerly a close associate of Ernest Shonekan when he ran United Africa Company...

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