Vox Populi Foundation for Leadership, a non-governmental organization has appointed Prince Chukwudi Oli as its Director-General. The Foundation has also appointed Mr. Olasunkanmi Emmanuel Oluwabiyi, a young lawyer, as its Administrative Officer.
According to a statement made available to CITY LAWYER, the appointments are designed to position the foundation to attain excellence by influencing and advocating for good governance as well as contributing positively to the society.
The full statement is below.
Vox Populi Foundation for Leadership, a non-governmental organization duly registered with the Corporate Affairs Commision recently appointed Prince Chukwudi Oli, Esq as its Director-General. The Foundation is poised with attaining excellence in the society through influencing and advocating for good governance as well as contributing positively to the society. The group is comprised of legal practitioners both young and old as well as distinguished men and women with the common goal of nurturing leaders.
The Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Foundation, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN in a statement emphasized the need for the younger generation to be actively involved in the affairs of governance and administration; and also fielding them in leadership roles. He also stated that the younger generation has a lot of untapped potentials as they have innovations and ideas which if brought to the table can grow a promising future for any society.
Oli, who is the Principal Partner of Oli & Partners was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005. Oli studied at the University of Nigeria. He has worked in the firm of Nwanko Ikneto & Co, he also once worked in the firm of J-K Gadzama LLP before setting up his law firm Oli and Partners which has branches in the Federal Capital Territory and Enugu State. Oli is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Also, the Foundation recently appointed Olasunkanmi Emmanuel Oluwabiyi, Esq who is a young legal practitioner as its Administrative Officer. Olasunkanmi graduated from Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State in 2018 and was called to the Nigerian Bar the following year. While at the university, he was Governor of Acquitters Chambers. Olasunkanmi has worked in the firms of Sam Ologunorisa SAN & Co and Afe Babalola & Co where he served as a Corp member in 2020 before joining the firm of J-K Gadzama LLP.
The appointment of the DG and the Administrative Officer of the Foundation is said to take effect from 1st October 2021 which coincides with the Independence Day of Nigeria.
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