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A Journey In Leadership: The Autobiography Of Tijjani Borodo, The Corporate Guru





Alhaji Tijjani M. Borodo, Principal Partner, Tijjani M. Borodo & Associates Legal Practioners and the immediate past Company Secretary of FBN Holdings Plc, Nigeria’s leading financial services group, is set to launch a seminal autobiography, A Journey in Leadership by 11AM on Wednesday, 31 March 2021. The book public presentation will hold at The George Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos State, Nigeria and will be witnessed by leading professionals in the public and private sectors across the globe.


Dr. Oba Otudeko, CFR, Chairman FBNHoldings is billed to be the Chairman of the occasion. Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, CON, Founder and Chairman, BUA Group, will be the book launcher, while His Excellency, Alhaji Ahmadu Adamu Mu’azu, former Governor of Bauchi State, will be the book presenter. Professor Fabian Ajogwu (SAN), Founding Partner, Kenna Partners, will be the book reviewer.


In line with the COVID-19 protocols and the need to ensure there are no restrictions on participation, the event will also be streamed virtually. To participate remotely, register via the link



The 180-page book is written to showcase the life and times of Tijjani Borodo as he grew through the ranks in his eventful and celebratory career in the public and private sectors respectively.


Borodo takes readers through his stints with the public sector, the challenges he had and notable impacts which were instrumental to him becoming the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ministry of Justice, old Kano State (now comprising Jigawa and Kano States) at a very young age. Copies of the book can be purchased via the link



His experience in the public sector is one he reflects on with great pride as it was instrumental to his preparedness in advancing his career as he switched to the private sector, precisely the banking industry, which is unarguably one of the most regulated sectors in not just Nigeria but leading economies of the world. Borodo had 29 years’ experience with FirstBank and FBNHoldings group, retiring as Company Secretary in 2017.


In the foreword by Dr. Omar Ibrahim, Nigeria’s Governor, The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Vienna, Austria, he said: “A Journey in Leadership explores the author’s life through the prism of leadership in five distinct areas of endeavour – public legal practice, banking, corporate governance, social responsibility and Islamic Education. The book mirrors the life of a man with strong leadership character and positive values in his various endeavours. Much as the work is about the life that the author led, it is also much about the leadership and public service as it is about the history of leading financial institution, the FirstBank Group.”


Expressing his gratitude for a fulfilled career, Tijjani Borodo said: “I remain grateful for my eventful career as I have been able to transcend across various spheres of practices, comprising the public and private (banking) sectors of the economy as these have been instrumental to my growth and preparedness to delve into private practice in a career path I have always loved, the Legal profession.


My achievements have been made possible by my family, colleagues and associates across multiple industries in the world which I remain ever grateful to God for as all these have been made fruitful by His grace.


I enjoin everyone to not just get the book but read it and importantly take to its learnings as it will be instrumental to shaping the readers to identifying opportunities, embracing these opportunities and utilizing it at an optimal level whilst being at their best in having a fulfilling and fruitful career.

A Journey in Leadership is a tip of the iceberg, and indeed amongst my many contributions to societal development.”, he concluded.




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