Dr. Osaren Emokpae has been appointed chairman of the Wilson Badejo Foundation (WBF).
The duo of Rev. (Dr.) Wilson Badejo and his wife Rev. (Mrs.) Yinka Badejo were the founding Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the foundation. But their death last year made the positions vacant.
Emokpae’s appointment came during a meeting of the board of the foundation on March 6, 2022. The meeting was chaired by Elder Segun Olusanya.
Dr. Osaren Emokpae is a Corporate strategist, theologian, and development economist,
He is the founder of ED JOHN School of Management, is also Chairman of several organizations including LAPO NGO, Havilah Group, Mindshare Group, and Concorde Security.
He is a fellow of the Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of APCON, a Fellow of Management Consultants. He also holds two doctoral degrees in Philosophy and Organisational Resilience.
Emokpae is an Alumnus of both Oxford University, Cranfied University, Hertfordshire University, and the University of Lagos.
He is the anchor of two well-viewed programmes of the Foursquare TV-titled; THE ANCHOR and THE WEALTHY PLACE.
He was the Founding Chairman of Foursquare Leadership Institute, former chairman-Foursquare International Conference Centre Idimu, founding president MIPAN, a founding member of Mcpherson University Board of Trustees, BOT, and Founding Pastor of Lakeview Foursquare church.
He is bringing his wealth of experience, expertise, goodwill, and social equity to lead the new Board of WBF.
Also elected are Mr. Femi Badejo as Vice Chairman of WBF and Miss Oreoluwa Badejo as Director, WBF
In his first address to the board of WBF, the new chairman Dr. Emokpae said to immortalise the visioner/former chairman Rev (Dr.) Badejo and vice-chairman Rev (Mrs) Badejo, the foundation would be restructured in line with the vision and aspiration of the founders.
He hinted that a system would be put in place to assess the performance of officers of the organisations with a view to make them more productive
The next WBF lecture according to him will be held in the Institute of International Affairs with erudite scholar and Director General Of the Institute of International Affairs, Professor Eghosa Osagie as guest speaker.
The General Overseer of Foursquare Gospel Church in Nigeria – Rev Sam Aboyeji and Mr. Femi Adesina – Special Adviser to the President on Media are expected to grace the occasion as chairman and Very Special Guest of honor.
Other guests for the WBF lecture include Pastor Tunde Bakare, Dr. and Mrs Godwin Ehigiamusoe -founder, LAPO Microfinance Bank and Dr Iyi Uwadiae -immediate past Registrar of West African Examinations Council (WAEC).
Meanwhile, the new chairman, Dr Emokpae has appointed four Board Committees for WBF:
FINANCE AND GENERAL PURPOSE COMMITTEE
-Mr. Femi Badejo- Chairman
-Rev. Bola Adams- Deputy Chairman
- Miss Ore Badejo -Member
- LECTURE AND SCHOLARSHIP BOARD COMMITTEE
-Prof. K. Kemanbonta -Chairman
-Prof. Oladipo -Deputy Chairman
-Eng. Mrs Abiola Olayande -ex-officio member
-Miss Ore Badejo -Member
- OPERATIONS AND VOCATION COMMITTEE
– Dr. Mrs. DK Kwakpowe -Chairman
-Rev. Dr. Ben Taiwo -Deputy Chairman
-Prof. Kemabonta -member
- BOARD AUDIT COMMITTEE
-Elder Onome Osifo-Whisky -Chairman
-Deputy Chairman – Rev. Dr. Ben Taiwo -Deputy Chairman