(Lagos, Nigeria) – The consultancy agreement between the Oando Foundation, an independent charity and sustainability expert, Dr. Ayoade Olatunbosun-Alakija has ended.
Dr. Olatunbosun-Alakija was initially engaged as a consultant to spearhead fundraising efforts, as well as the realignment and implementation of the Foundation’s short term strategy.
“We are appreciative of Ayoade’s invaluable contributions, as well as her commitment in ensuring that education, particularly of the girl-child, remained a focal point of the Foundation’s objectives," said Oando PLC Group Chief Executive, Wale Tinubu. “We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.”
Prior to working with Oando Foundation, Dr. Olatunbosun-Alakija’s international career began with the United Nations, where her work ranged from reproductive and maternal health with the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) to health and educational development with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
While with the United Nations, Dr. Olatunbosun-Alakija also chaired the UNAIDS technical working group in the Pacific region, and she also worked alongside the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Common Market of East and Southern African Nations (COMESA).
About Oando Foundation:
Established in 2011, Oando Foundation is an independent charity launched by Oando PLC, one of Africa’s leading indigenous energy solutions providers. The Foundation aims to support the Nigerian Government to meet the Millennium Development Goals to achieve Universal primary education. Its mission is to radically improve the quality of teaching and learning in Nigerian schools and communities by ensuring access to world class basic education systems.
Oando PLC currently provides 1 % of its annual pretax profit to fund the Foundation. Oando Foundation has also established strategic partnerships with government, the private sector, international development partners, NGOs and civil society to fulfill its goals and objectives.
Oando Foundation has adopted 58 schools across 23 states including: Adamawa, Akwa Ibom, Bauchi, Bayelsa, Cross River, Ebonyi, Edo, Enugu, FCT Abuja, Kaduna, Katsina, Kwara, Lagos, Niger, Ogun, Ondo, Plateau, Rivers, Sokoto, and Taraba States. The Foundation plans to adopt 100 schools by the end of 2015; directly affect over 200,000 lives by ensuring over 100,000 pupils have access to quality primary education; broaden the capacity of over 4,000 teachers, award scholarships to over 2,560 pupils to reduce direct and indirect costs of education to students.
Learn more about the Foundation at oandofoundation.org.
For further information, please contact:
Ainojie ‘Alex’ Irune
Head, Corporate Communications
2 Ajose Adeogun Street
Tel: +234 (1) 2702400 Ext 6270