NLI heartily congratulates NLI Senior Fellow Mr. Jim Ovia and NLI Associate Fellow, Ms. Toyosi Akerele, on their appointments as members of the National Committee on Victims Support Fund by President Goodluck Jonathan.
NLI views their appointments to the Victims support Fund Committee as a presidential invitation to move from thought to action in the service of Nigeria. By this appointment, both NLI network members have been presented with an opportunity to tap into their wealth of experience, contacts, resources and talent to give back to society. NLI as the foremost values-based Leadership development organization in Nigeria believes in, practices and professes the value of embracing opportunities to give back to society and therein, make an impactful contribution to the development of a good Nigerian society.
Mr. Jim Ovia is a successful private sector leader with investments in banking, oil and gas, communications, hospitality industry, IT, etc. He is also involved in numerous philanthropic initiatives. 'Toyosi is a respected inspirational and mindful young leader who is celebrated for National Leadership in the service of a larger cause, a worthy alumnus of the United States Government's Prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program for emerging Leaders, she was in June of 2011 described by Mrs. Michelle Obama the First Lady of the United States as one of her personal inspirations in a televised address to America as a prelude to her arrival in Africa for the Young African Women Leaders Forum of which Toyosi remains the only Nigerian member till date.'
NLI is confident that Mr. Ovia and Ms. Akerele will uphold and demonstrate NLI values even as they make impactful contributions that will help bring succour to the victims of terrorism in Nigeria.