OLA, Prof Christopher Sunday

LL.B, LL.M, Ph.D, BL, lawyer, chartered accountant, chartered secretary, lawyer, university teacher, born December 31, 1932, Efon-Alaye, Ekiti West, Ekiti State; married Helen Adebowale Davies 1957(died 1985), three sons, three daughters; Education: Agbeni Methodist School, 1940-45, Ibadan Grammar School, 1945-50, Cambridge College of'Technology, UK, 1954-56, Leeds Polytechnic, UK, 1956-57, University College, London, UK, 1961-66; Career: Appointed Director of Studies, Metropolitan College, St. Alhans, Herts, UK, 1966; Examiner in Taxations to an Accountancy Body, UK, 1968; appointed Visiting Consultant, Department of Economics, Obafemi Awolowo University, 1971-74; Commissioner of Internal Revenue, defunct Western State, Ibadan, 1971-76; Visiting Professor of Income Tax and Accountancy, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 1975-76; Pioneer Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, Ondo State, 1976-77; Director, Odu'a Investment Holding Company Limited, 1976-77; Director, National Bank, 1977-78; Director, Central Bank of Nigeria, 197 8-79; member, Governing Council, University of Ibadan, 1978- 84; Secretary to Ondo State Government, 1979-80; Asscciate Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan; Consultant to Odu'a Investment Company Limited, since 1987; Senior Partner, C.S.Ola and Company; (Chartered Accountants, Management Consultants, Notaries Public), Ibadan; Pioneer Head, Accounting Department, University of Ado-Ekiti, 1991-92; Professor of Accounting & Income Tax Law, University of Ado- Ekiti, 1991-92; Chairman, Audit Committee, Heinemann Educational Books (Nigeria) Plc, 1992-Date; Co-ordinator, Ibadan Centre of University ofAdo Ekiti, 1996-97; Director of Corporate Planning, Dunlop Nigeria Plc, 1977-78; Invited Pioneer Law Lecturer, University of Ibadan, 1981-86; Finance Consult ant, Oyo State Government, 1993; appointed President & Treasurer, Association for Re productive&Family Health, Ibadan, by John & Catherine Mac Arthur Foundation; member, Board of Trustees, ARFH, Ibadan; member, Executive Council of University College, London, Alumni Association, Nigeria Branch; member, Accounting Research Foundation & Advisory Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, 1994; Chairman, Research Foundation Committee, ICAN, 1998-99; member, Sen ate of University of Ado-Ekiti, 1991-date; member, Nigeria Association of Ph.D Graduates (NAPG), fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales; fellow, Institute of Chartered Secretaries, London; fellow, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management; fellow, Institute of Banking Administration Justice of the Peace, Ondo State; Award/Honours: Winner, ICAN's Gold Medal Merit Award, 1992; recipient, Vocational Excellence Award, by Rotary International, Iyaganku District; Winner, 1st Prize, Pre-Independence British Council Essay Competition among all Nigerian Secondary School, 1950; Foreign Honours: Conferred with Honorary Colonel of the State of Alabania and Honorary Citizen of the Cities of Louisana, Baton Rogue & Tuskegge; awarded Certificate of Recognition for Out standing Services to Nigerian Community by the City of Alabama and Honorary Citizen of the City of Hunstville, 1977; Winner, Lady Davies of Wales Scholarship at the University College, London, 1965-66; Travelling Award for Taxation by State Department, USA, 1969; First Prize for Most Outstanding Student, by Leads College of Commerce, UK, 1958; Winner, UK Upen Chartered Institute of Secretaries & Administrators Open Exhibition Scholarship, University College, London, 1964; Awarded Diploma of Honour, 20th Century Award for Achievement by the International Biographical Centre, Cam bridge, England, 1999; honoured by University College, London as Most Distinguished Alumni and Academic Lawyer, especially in the area of Tax and Environmental Laws, 1994; Publications: Income Tax Law for Corporate and Unincorporated Bodies in Nigeria, Heinmann, Ibadan, 1974; Town and Country Planning and Environmental Laws in Nigeria, University Press, 1977; A Guide to Accountancy and Taxation for Business and Government, University Press, 1977;Nigerian Taxation with Questions and Answers, Heineman Educational Books, Ibadan, 1979; Nigerian Income Law Tax and Practice, Macmillan, UK, 1985; Examinations, Accountancy for Higher Exams, University Press, 1985; Principles and Techniques of Accountancy, Macmillan, 1986; Co-author, Studies in Criminal Law and Criminal Science: MENS REA in Nigerian Statutory Offences, Malthouse Publishing Company; Contracts with Companies, Malthouse Pubishing Company; Case Law and Notes on Nigerian Taxation, Heineman, Ibadan; Case Lawand Notes on Nigerian Company Law, Heineman, Ibadan; Widing-up Rules, Company Law, Evans Brothers Nigeria Limited, 1997; Questions and Answers on Nigerian Taxation, Heinemann, 1999; Questions and Answers on: Management Accounting, Financial Management, Public Sector Accounting, Financial Accounting, Public Sector Accounting, Taxation and Auditing, CSS Limited, Lagos, 2000; Quantitative Analysis, University Press PIc, 2000; Accounting for Inflation in Nigeria, Spectrum Books Limited, 2000; The Law of Contracts with Companies, Malthouse Press Limited, 2000; Question and Answers on Nigerian Taxation, Malthouse Press Limited, 2000; Principles and Techniques of Accountancy, Spectrum Books Limited, 2000; Costing, Spectrum Books, 2000; Criminal Responsibility and its defences in Nigeria Law, CSS Limited, 2000; Company Law in Nigeria in a Nutshell with Q&A, University Press Pic, 2000; Case Law and Notes on Nigerian Taxation, Heinemann, 2000 and several articles in national and international journals; Hobbies: reading, travelling & table tennis; Official Address: C.S. Ola and Company, SW8/ 1088C, Christopher Ola Avenue, Ring Road, P. O. Box 1673,Ibadan;Telephone: (02)231- 5067; Home: 25, Ekiti Street, Old Bodija Estate, P. O. Box 1673, Ibadan, Oyo State; Telephone: 02-810-1858, 02-810-1528.
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