The Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) has lost its pioneer Director-General and Spiritual Leader of St Joseph Chosen Church of God (SJCCG) Hayford Alile.
According to reports, Alile, 80, passed away in Lagos on October 1, 2018, at his residence after a brief illness.
He attended the University of Ibadan, in Oyo State, SouthWest Nigeria.
In his condolence message, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki described Alile as an incorruptible professional whose death is a sad news.
“I am deeply saddened by the news of the passing of Apostle Hayford Alile, who was a father figure to me and clearly one of the finest personalities in our country,” the governor said.
“Pa Alile was a courageous and incorruptible professional, who championed the global outlook for the Nigerian Stock Exchange through several reforms and pioneered the revolutionary ideas which positioned the Stock Exchange for international recognition.
“He contributed significantly to the take-off and growth of the country’s organised private sector, through his visionary leadership on the boards of several leading companies across the country and left a good legacy everywhere he worked.
“Pa Alile was a role model to many of us and we admired how he succeeded in striking a balance between Christian ministry, work, and family.”