Celebrating Otunba Akinsanya Doherty at 70

Celebrating Otunba Akinsanya Doherty at 70

A Harmonious Blend of Distinction and Community Unity: 70 Years of Excellence and Community Influence

In the heart of Ajah's Royal Garden Estate, a symphony of elegance and legacy recently unfolded, marking the House Dedication and 70th birthday celebration of the esteemed Otunba Akinsanya Doherty. The event, a masterful blend of tradition and modernity, created an enchanting atmosphere against the backdrop of the sun-kissed afternoon and the regal ambiance of one of Lagos's most prestigious estates.

The meticulous planning by event organizers left no detail unattended, with banners adorning the venue, whispering stories of Otunba Akinsanya Doherty's illustrious life. Poolside, under shimmering sunlight, the atmosphere exuded a classic charm. Meticulously arranged tables, chic chairs, and glistening plates awaited the carefully selected guests, while the synthetic green grass adorned the canopies, framing the venue and creating a picturesque scene.

This milestone event not only commemorated seven decades of a life well-lived but also highlighted the enduring legacy of a man whose journey has seamlessly woven through various fields, leaving an indelible mark on both the public and private sectors.

Born on December 3rd, 1953, in Ijebu-Ife, Otunba Akinsanya Doherty's journey began with a foundation rooted in education and a commitment to excellence. His educational odyssey took him through the halls of Christ Anglican Church School in Ijebu-Ife and the prestigious Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, where he laid the groundwork for a future marked by achievements.

His pursuit of knowledge extended beyond borders, with degrees in Accounting, Law, and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from renowned institutions both in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Barrister Akin Doherty's commitment to professional growth is evident in his certifications as a Chartered Accountant, a certified Computer Systems' Auditor, and a distinguished list of fellowships and memberships in various professional bodies.

Otunba Akinsanya Doherty's professional journey spans 40 years, encompassing roles in financial services, risk management, marketing, and business administration. His seasoned expertise found expression in the public service, where he served as the Honourable pioneer Commissioner for Science and Technology and Commissioner for Finance in Lagos State during the tenure of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR as Governor. He left an indelible mark in roles ranging from science and technology to information technology and management services.

His private-sector stints include notable positions in organizations such as the United Bank for Africa, the Leventis Conglomerate, and Exxon Mobil Nigeria and Europe. As the Managing Director of Alpha Beta Consulting LLP, he continues to contribute to the landscape of business and consultancy.

Otunba Akinsanya Doherty's journey has not gone unnoticed. He is a recipient of the Kwame Nkrumah's Africa Leadership Award for Excellence in Public Administration and has received numerous accolades, including the IJEBU PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE FOUNDATION award. His alma mater, the Ijebu-Ode Grammar School, has honored him twice with the Alumni Merit Award for Outstanding Achievements.

Beyond the boardrooms and corridors of power, Otunba Akinsanya Doherty has remained deeply connected to his roots and committed to community development. As the ASIWAJU IJO of Christ Anglican Church, Ijebu-Ife, he continues to contribute to the church's growth and development. His active involvement in various church communities reflects his dedication to service to God and humanity.

The House Dedication and 70th birthday celebration held at Ajah's Royal Garden Estate showcased the harmonious blend of tradition and modernity. Distinguished guests graced the occasion, adding a regal touch to the festivities. Notable figures present included Oba Afolorunsho Oguntayo FCA, the Ajalorun of Ijebu Ife; Oraderemo of Ijebu Ife, Otunba Kamal Owode FCA; Noimot Salako Oyedele, Deputy Governor of Ogun State, accompanied by her husband Chief Oyedele; Senator Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, former Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation; Chief Femi Pedro, former Deputy Governor of Lagos State; Chief Teju Phillips (Fernandez), former Commissioner in Lagos State; Sani Ndanusa, former Minister of Youths, Sports, and Social Development; Hon. Waliu Owode, representing Ijebu East State Constituency at the Ogun State House of Assembly.

Tributes flowed, painting a vivid picture of Otunba Akinsanya Doherty's achievements, from his roles in Mobil Oil plc, Leventis Group, Lasaco Assurance to the AlphaBeta Company. The presence of political figures, including Noimot Salako Oyedele, Senator Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, and Chief Femi Pedro, attested to the impact of Otunba's expertise.

Chief Olu Onakoya, the first Nigerian Chairman and Managing Director of Mobil Oil Nigeria, shared a touching and revealing account. Notably, the current President of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, recognized and demanded Otunba Akinsanya Doherty's expertise during his tenure as Governor of Lagos State.

Distinguished guests, including Noimot Salako Oyedele, Senator Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, and Chief Femi Pedro, added a touch of prestige to Otunba Akinsanya Doherty's celebration. The Ijebu Ife Club and the Ijebu Professional Excellence Foundation further enriched the community spirit of the event

The house dedication, a pivotal moment in the celebration, was led by Pastor Ituah Ighodalo, the Lead Pastor of Trinity Church, Lagos. His presence added a spiritual dimension to the event, infusing grace and blessings into the newly dedicated house. The solemn ceremony, set against the backdrop of the sun-kissed afternoon, resonated with the timeless values of faith and tradition.

Adding to the enchanting atmosphere was the soulful music entertainment by BJSAX. His melodies, rendered in praise and worship songs, captivated the admiration of guests, creating a harmonious ambiance. The music served as a beautiful backdrop to the celebration, weaving a tapestry of joy and gratitude.

The celebration wasn't just a grand event; it was a testament to a life dedicated to excellence

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