OAP Toolz’s parents-in-law and Tunde Demuren’s parents, Dr. Harold Demuren, former DG of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, and Osaretin Demuren, first female Chairman of GT Bank, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary while on vacation in Mexico.
OAP Toolz’s parents-in-law were flanked by their children, grand -children, daughter-in-laws, and other family members during the wedding anniversary celebration.
Former Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Dr. Harold Olusegun Demuren, is a man widely known in the aviation industry, where he has operated for several decades, for his thoroughness and professional sagacity. His impressive record as the top policeman of the country’s airspace during the turbulent period of former President Olusegun Obasanjo’s administration, when aircraft were dropping from the skies in an alarming fashion, speaks volumes.
He attended Ijebu Ode Grammar School from January 1958 to December 1964 where he obtained Cambridge Higher School Certificate (HSC) and General Certificate of Education (GCE Advanced Level) in 1964. In 1965, he won a Soviet Union Government scholarship to study Aeronautical Engineering in the former USSR. He obtained Diploma in Russian Language at the Moscow State University, Moscow, USSR (1965–1966). He proceeded to Kiev Institute of Aviation Engineers, Kiev in former Soviet Union where he obtained Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering (M.Sc.) in 1972 and then to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.), Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA for his Doctor of Science D.Sc. in Aircraft Gas Turbine & Jet Propulsion Engines (1975).
Demuren has been married to Osaretin Afusat Demuren since 1973. They met for the first time as students in the former Soviet Union in 1969. They got engaged in Moscow, and later got married in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1973. Mrs. Demuren, also a professional record achiever herself, rose to become the 1st Female Director of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in 1999 and retired from the Apex Bank after 33 years of service in 2009. She is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Guaranty Trust Bank, one of the leading financial institutions in Africa.