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Chief Stephen .O. Lawani Ofr

Chairman

Chief Stephen Obekpa is former Deputy Governor of Benue State, a position he was elected to for eight years (2007 - 2015. He is a Company Director by profession and has for many years been and continue to be a Director and Chairman of several companies.

Formerly, he served as chairman of Nigerian Hotels Ltd and Savannah Bank of Nigeria Ltd, both state-owned companies that have since been privatised. Chief Lawani was also chairman of the state-owned Aluminium Smelter Company of Nigeria Limited (ALSCON) and MannyBank Limited, a Nigerian bank which, because of its consolidation, was merged into Fidelity Bank. Chief Lawani later became Director of Fidelity Bank and only relinquished the position when he was elected into public office.

In addition to being Director of various companies, he also has various private business interests, including Abuja Land Development (ALD) Limited, a property company where he is currently the chairman/CEO.