It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bode Agusto, the former Director-General of the Budget Office of the Federation and the founder of Agusto & Co., a prominent Pan-African credit rating agency. Bode Agusto left us at the age of 68, leaving behind a legacy that has influenced and shaped the world of economics and finance.
The sad news of Bode Agusto’s passing was shared by Olufemi Awoyemi, the Chief Executive Officer, Founder, and Chairman of Proshare Nigeria. Awoyemi conveyed the message through his social media platform, X, where he reflected on Agusto’s remarkable contributions.
In a heartfelt tweet, Awoyemi wrote, ” @bodeagusto, the founder of @agustoandco, was the pioneer who taught us all how to respect facts and data in our engagements. A great human being and a fabulous teacher you were. Your teachings, delivered with conviction, will always be with all of us; our career paths were impacted by you. I pray to Almighty God to give enough strength to his family members to overcome this loss, and may his soul rest in peace.”
Before his passing, Bode Agusto had established himself as an independent researcher and consultant in the fields of Economics, Finance, and Business Strategy. He served as the Managing Director of Agusto & Co. for a remarkable 11 years.
Agusto & Co., founded in 1992, stands as a prominent business information company dedicated to gathering and providing essential information on select African economies and industries. Bode Agusto’s leadership played a crucial role in the company’s success and influence within the finance and business sectors.
Bode Agusto’s contributions have not only left a lasting impact on the finance and business world but have also inspired countless individuals in their professional journeys. As we mourn the loss of a visionary and exceptional teacher, we remember the remarkable legacy of Bode Agusto and his dedication to promoting the importance of facts and data in all aspects of our engagements. May his soul rest in peace.