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UK aid system needs to be run as a business if it really wants to help Africa prosper – [Conference call] Aid organisations need to abandon their charitable status and be run as profit-making businesses if they really want to help Africa flourish. Dr Seun Kolade, Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU),  stated this while delivering his address on UK aid system at the 2-day  ‘1st International Conference on African Entrepreneurship and Innovation He stated that there is a ‘weariness and wariness’ by Africans towards the UK charity sector, which he believes provides its donors with a ‘skewed vision’ of what sort of help the continent needs. Speaking on the the multi-million pound UK aid giving system , Dr Seun Kolade described the current system ‘a  paternalistic model of intervention’  as he calls for: ” needs to be scrapped and a new economic…

The government of Oyo State, on Friday, has named Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General of Due Process Office.

Adefope’s letter of appointment, which was dated June 6, 2019 and signed on behalf of Governor Seyi Makinde by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief Bisi Ilaka indicated that the appointment takes immediate effect.

According to a press statement made available to journalists by the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Seyi Makinde, Mr Taiwo Adisa, “The new DG, Due Process Office is a United Kingdom (UK)- trained Lawyer, who holds an LLB Law (Hons) Degree from the University of Leicester and an MSc Degree in Corporate Governance and Business Ethics from the Birkbeck University of London.

“Ms. Adefope is a professional with broad experience in Governance, Risk, Regulation and Compliance with experience spanning both the public and private sectors.

“She began her career in the UK in a Governance Advisory firm and
subsequently held other positions before her return to Nigeria where her career
progressed within the Banking sector as she held various positions within the
remit of Compliance.”

The statement added that: “She thereafter joined the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, where she led Corporate Governance activities in Nigeria
“We are pleased to welcome Ms. Tara Adefope as the Director General, Due Process Office. Ms. Adefope is a professional with broad experience in Governance, Risk, Regulation and Compliance spanning both the public and private sectors.” A statement from Governor Seyi Makinde reads.