Biography Of Alhaji Olufemi Okunnu, SAN

Alhaji Olufemi Okunnu, SAN is a Nigerian Lawyer and former pro-chancellor and chairman governing council of the University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

NAME: Alhaji Olufemi Okunnu,

DATE OF BIRTH: 19 February 1933,

PLACE OF BIRTH: Lagos State, Nigeria


EDUCATION: He had his primary education at Ansar-U-Deen School, Alakoro between 1938 and 1947. He later attended Kings College, in Lagos state (1948-1953), he proceeded to the University of London where he obtained a first degree in Law.

CAREER AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES: He was called to Nigerian bar in 1960. He began his career in 1960 as a Legal Practitioner and was appointed Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing in 1967. He served in this capacity for seven years, a tenure that ended in 1974. He was later appointed as Deputy Legal Adviser to the National Party of Nigeria (N.P.N.) In 1981


  • Senior Advocate of Nigeria (S.A.N)
  • Commander of the Order of the Republic of Niger (CON)
  • Commander de I, Ordre National Du Dahomey and Commander National Order of Togo.

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