University of Buckingham Alumni names new excos in Nigeria


By Ibrahim Apekhade

The University of Buckingham (UB) Alumni Association, Nigerian chapter has elected new executives to pilot the affairs of the organisation for the next two years.

The election, which held virtually, saw 11 eminent Nigerians, mostly lawyers, declared elected into various positions.

Announcing the results of the polls, the chairman of the Organising/Electoral Committee, Mr Seni Adio (SAN) declared a commercial lawyer, Mr Olakanmi Arowosegbe as the new President while an Abuja-based oil and gas Administrator and lawyer Mrs. Blessing Ughiovhe emerged as the Vice-President.

Mr Oke Odhomor was announced as the General Secretary while Mr Abdul Umar Mutallab was named the Treasury of the Association.

Also an Abuja-based socialite and lawyer, Mrs Tinuke Julius-Adegoke emerged as Social Secretary while Fidel Abowei, PhD, won the battle for position of Financial Secretary with Mr Onyeka Nwilo being elected as the Public Relations Officer.

In his acceptance speech, the new president, Olakanmi Arowosegbe, said the UB Alumni, with an estimated over 1000 membership strength in Nigeria remains committed towards upholding the values of the institution in the country.

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He said his three cardinal agenda are to pursue steady and progressive growth of the association, promote welfare and well-being of members and build a sustainable and stable structure for the organisation.

Members of the alumni in Nigeria include Mr Anthony Ehilebo, Hon. Justice Yerima, Hon. Justice Oshodi, Hon. Justice Femi Solanke, Hon. Justice Dipeolu, Hon. Justice Chidi Uwa, Hon. Justice Bose Bolaji and Hon. Justice Folake Oshin.

Others are former Osun State Deputy Governor, Erelu Olusola Obada CON, former Osun Governor, Olagunsoye Oyinlola, former Cross Rivers Governor, Liyel Imoke, former House of Representatives Speaker Hon. Patricia Etteh and Hon. Lynda Ekpeazu of the House of Representatives, former Deputy Speaker of Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. Funmi Tejusoho, Renowned Commercial Lawyer, Mr Abimbola Ogunbanjo, Mr Philp Ikeazor, Mrs Bola Adesola, Mrs. Bisi Soyebo SAN,

Dr Alex Izinyon SAN, Cllr Adekunle Osibogun, Mrs Tinuke

Akinwunmi-Nwakohu, Hon. Emeka Anohu, Hon. Chinwe Monu-Olarewaju, Mrs. Cecilia Madueke, Hon. Chijoke Edeoga, Sina Sofola SAN, Olurotimi Vaughan, Abdul-Ganiyu Sanusi, Mr Kingsley Odabi, amongst others.



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