Celebrating the Worthy and Great Ijesa Man: ALHAJI LATEEF AKANDE BAKARE (LAB), FCA

We celebrate you, Sir. You are a shining example for our youth.

Alhaji Lateef Bakare (LAB) joined the Board of FirstBank in February 2017, bringing with him 41 years of post-qualification professional experience in both the private and public sectors. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA), the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), the Business Recovery and Insolvency Practitioners Association of Nigeria (BRIPAN), and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

LAB is the Senior Partner at Lateef Bakare & Co. His expertise spans Audit and Accountancy, Business Advisory Services, Financial and Management Services, Public Prospectus Issues, Privatization and Commercialization Advisory Services, Amalgamations, Mergers and Acquisition Consultancy, Schemes of Reconstruction and Deed of Arrangement, and Corporate Secretarial Consultancy. He has served on the boards of several companies, attended numerous professional and personal development courses both nationally and globally, and presented papers on various topical, educational, and personal development issues at seminars.

LAB has been actively involved in numerous social and community development activities. He has won several awards and received recognition for outstanding performance. He is happily married with children.


Alhaji Lateef A. Bakare, FCA, serves as Principal Partner at Bakare, Abiola & Co. He was previously a Partner at Deloitte, Adetona Isichei & Co. He brings a wealth of experience in management and international trade. He also serves as Chairman of Saro AgroScience Limited and sits on the boards of several blue-chip companies, including DN Meyer, International Breweries Plc, Nigerlex Plc, and Alumaco Nigeria Plc.

On this special day, we extend our heartfelt wishes and prayers to you:

  • May Almighty Allah continue to bless you with good health, happiness, and prosperity.
  • May your wisdom and leadership continue to inspire those around you.
  • We pray for your continued success in all your endeavors, both professional and personal.
  • May you enjoy many more years of joy and fulfillment.
  • May your life be filled with peace, love, and countless blessings.

Happy Birthday once again, LAB! We are proud to celebrate your achievements and contributions. May your days ahead be as bright and rewarding as your remarkable journey thus far.

Igba odun, odun kan ni o.

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