Meet The New Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) Chairman Dr. Muiz Adeyemi Banire. He was Born on October 6, 1966 in Lagos, Banire attended Lousa Soares Nursery School, Mushin between 1970 and 1972. He later proceeded to St. Jude’s Primary School, Mushin, Lagos between 1972 and 1977 and left with his first school leaving certificate.
He later sat for the General Certificate of Education (GCE) in 1983. Prior to that time, he had been at Archbishop Aggey Memorial Secondary School, Mushin, Lagos from 1976 to 1983 and sat for the West African School Certificate (WASC).
Between 1983 and 1984, he went for the Lower six (A level), at the Federal School of Arts and Science, Victorial Island Lagos. Armed with his A level, he sought and gained admission into the University of Ilorin in 1984 for Bachelor of Law degree. In 1986, he transferred to the prestigious University of Lagos and graduated in 1988 with LLB Hons.
As a result, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island for the compulsory Bachelor-at-Law (B.L) and left in 1989. A year after he left the Law School, he enrolled for the Masters of Law Degree of the University of Lagos and graduated in 1991. Not done with academic pursuit, he returned to the University of Lagos to try to assuage his hunger for more academic laurels for his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) and earned it in 2005.
He cut his legal teeth in Legal Aid Council as a Youth Corps member and later attachment at the chambers of late Gani Fawehinmi. Currently the National Legal Adviser for the All Progressive Congress (APC), Banire has had wide experience in public service as well. He had served as Commissioner for Environment, Transport and Special Duties in Lagos State between 2000 and 2007.
He earlier served as Special Adviser on Political and Legislative Matters in June 1999. An examiner with the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN), he was a senior lecturer, Department of Private and Property Law, Univerity of Lagos from 1991 to 2010.
He is a member of some professional bodies such as the Law Society of England, Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, Institute of Transport Administration of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigerian Institute of Management and Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. For foods, he enjoys snacks very well and is a lover of Table Tennis, Football, Badminton, reading of Novels and General Literature. He is happily married and blessed with four children.