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NCF appoints Onajide, Duke council members

The Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF), led by Izoma Philip Asiodu, has appointed Mr. Ayoola Onajide and Mrs. Onari Duke as members of the National Executive Council of NCF.

Ayoola Tokunbo Onajide
Ayoola Tokunbo Onajide

Ayoola Tokunbo Onajide, an architect, is the Principal Partner & Managing Director of ATO Architects, a firm he founded in 1988. He has been involved in managing infrastructural projects for the Federal Government, multinationals, institutional and bilateral organisations.

Onajide is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Architects, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the South African Institute of Architects. He is a fellow of the Institute of Directors (IoD) and a 1998 Alumni of the Lagos Business School. He designed Lekki Conservation Centre and has passion for eco-friendly activities.

Onari Duke
Onari Duke

A former first lady of Cross River State, Onari Duke is the chairperson of the Child Survival and Development Organisation of Nigeria (CSDON), a non-profit organisation she established to promote affordable healthcare to women and children in Nigeria and ensure the total wellbeing and development of children.

She is Managing Partner of the law firm Duke & Bob-Manuel and also the Executive Chairman of Allied Merchants & Brokers Limited. She is a Director of United Bank for Africa Plc and a member of the Board of UNCTAD (United Nations Centre for Trade & Development). She has been playing critical role in the restoration of mangroves in Cross River State.

Dr. Muhtari Aminu-Kano, Director General of NCF said in a statement: “The BOT is confident that these appointments will impact positively on NCF’s vision of Nigeria where people prosper while living in harmony with nature. Onajide and Duke were inaugurated during the Council meeting which held at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Ibadan.”

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