Abuja chamber of commerce congratulates Ayokunnumi Aribidara on selection into Oxford Fellow
The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) has congratulated its Head of Policy and Advocacy Mr. Ayokunnumi Aribidara on his selection as an Oxford Policy Fellow.
In a statement released by the Chamber, the Provost of the ACCI Business Entrepreneurship Skills and Technology (BEST) Centre and a Vice President in charge of Information a and Communication Technology (ICT), Prof. Adesoji Adesugba heartily congratulated Mr. Ayokunnumi.
“On behalf of the President and the Executive Committee and Council of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), I wish to heartily congratulate Mr. Ayokunnumi Aribidara of the ACCI Policy Advocacy Centre, on his recent selection as an Oxford Policy Fellow seconded to the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives (MoTIC), Uganda”.
Adesugba further said that Ayokunnumi has “altruistically contributed in no small way to the development of his country by volunteering to serve in various development programs especially at National Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) Nigerian Trade Expert Forum (NTEF), ACCI’s BEST Centre, and so many other programs without prompting.
“With your attitude and perfect touch on everything you do, I have hope that some people of your age are around to take our country to that enviable position we all dream of”, he added.
The Oxford Policy Fellowship aims at supporting governments in overcoming the unique issues they face, by providing them with demand-led technical assistance.
The programme has three key objectives namely: “to provide governments with outstanding early-career advisors, where there is a need for additional capacity; create a community of practice of law and policy practitioners across governments and foster a culture of learning through an innovative monitoring and evaluation framework”.
Ayo Aribidara is a trade and Investment lawyer.
He has experience working and researching on trade policy. He has also been involved in the draft and review of Trade related legislation and has presented papers on trade topics at conferences within and outside Nigeria.
He holds a LLB degree from Adekunle Ajasin University in Nigeria and a LLM in International Trade and Investment Law from the Universite Catholique de Lyon in France.
His areas of interest are international trade and investment, trade facilitation and trade development.