On Friday, the South-West Governors Forum disclosed that it had inaugurated the board of O’dua Investment Limited after the previous board was dissolved on April. 16, 2020.
This was contained in a statement issued in Akure by Mr Donald Ojogo, the Commissioner for Information and Orientation in Ondo State, on behalf of the Chairman of the Forum, Gov. Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State.
The South-West Governors’ Forum comprises of governors of Ekiti, Lagos, Ogun, Ondo, Osun and Oyo States as members.
According to the governors, the inauguration among others was held virtually on May 7 by the six governors and presided over by Akeredolu.
The new board has Dr Lawrence Olusegun Aina (Osun) as Chairman, Mr Segun Olujobi (Ekiti), Dr Tola Kasali (Lagos), Otunba Bimbo Ashiru (Ogun), Chief Segun Ojo (Ondo) and Seeni Adio (Oyo) as members.
The governors said that the choices were made after a careful consideration of their wealth of experience, integrity and deep knowledge of the business environment and they confident the new board members will perform maximally.
The governors urged the board to reposition and restructure the organisation to promote a robust, transparent, accountable and forward-looking tradition that would engender enviable productivity deserving of regional heritage.
The Odu’a Investment Company Limited, incorporated in Nigeria as a Limited Liability Company in July 1976 took over the business interests of the former Western State of Nigeria now comprising Oyo, Ogun, Ondo, Osun, Ekiti and Lagos States.
For decades, O’dua Investment Company Limited has been operating as a conglomerate owning substantial investment in real estate, food and beverages industries, agriculture, manufacturing, financial services, hotel and catering, telecommunication as well as printing and publishing.