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AUB Legacy

The Late Elder Angeline Uyi Bassey was a Founding Trustee of the LANI Foundation. She also served as the Founding Chair of the Foundation and LANI GROUP, a diversified holding of investment interests. She directed and led the foundation and group from infancy and served in this role until her death in February 2020. She was an outstanding person embodied by humility and selflessness. She may be gone now but will forever live on in our hearts.

She was an accomplished professional, her biography is available here… See Biography

Also visit her memorial website to drop a tribute or find out more about AUB:

LANI FOUNDATION has been designated to implement AUB Legacy projects in her memory, the projects are centred on the following thematic areas:

  • Caregiving for the Infirmed
  • Vulnerable and at risk Women and Children
  • Mentorship and Leadership for Women in the Maritime and Tax Sectors

For further information, please contact:

Tel: (+234) 909 379 2921

Donations for her Legacy projects should be made directly to:

ACCOUNT NUMBER: 0125614068


  • 78 years old
  • Born on January 28, 1942
  • Passed away on February 8, 2020 in Lagos, Nigeria



Elder Angeline Uyi Bassey who was a Founding Trustee of the LANI Foundation passed away on Saturday February 8th, 2020.

A loving mother and a self-effacing community leader, her passing leaves us with immeasurable discomfort and sorrow yet gratitude to God Almighty for her legacy.

She was a successful Chartered Accountant and Chartered Tax Professional as well as a professional in the Maritime Sector. She attended Holy Child Girls School, Ikoyi and proceeded to Kilkeel High School in Northern Ireland for her O-levels before moving to Headington, Oxford where she completed her A levels and later got her first degree in Computing and Accounting. She worked at London Tourist Board, Lummus Engineering as an Accountant before moving to Nigeria in 1976 to work with Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) as a Senior Accountant and later became Manager.

She worked in Coopers & Lybrand, Nigeria till 1978 when she relocated to the UK offices after the demise of her husband in December 1977. She later pursued and obtained her MBA in the UK after which she returned to Nigeria where she joined the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), where she worked for 15 years from 1984 -1999.

Angeline was a pioneer in the Nigerian maritime sector and was one of the most prominent women in the sector during this period. She was one of the only two women in senior management having joined as Chief Accountant HQ in October 1984; she led the Finance departments of Apapa and Tin can Island Ports as Head of Finance before taking up a role as Head of Audit in 1992.

She broke the glass ceiling for women in a male-driven maritime environment by becoming the first female Port Manager in the NPA, Nigeria and head of a port facility in Africa, this singular feat ushered the inclusion of women in the operation of port facilities and maritime activities.

Post NPA, she led an active and fulfilled life in the profession, church and community. She served as a Board Member of the Nigerian Taxation Standards Board, a Trustee of the LANI Foundation and Chairman on the board of the LANI Group. She was also an active member of the Calabar Golf Club and the Ikoyi Club till her death.

While alive her presence gave breath to many individuals and families for she was selfless and practiced generosity through and through. Children, orphans, women, widows and everyone she came in touch with were blessed with her motherly warmth.

You remain dear to our hearts Angeline now and forever.