Chairman Board of Trustees
Mr Olanrewaju Fakunle
Mr Olanrewaju Fakunle, born in the late 60’s was elected as the Chairman of the Nigerian Community Leeds (NCL) on the 1st December 2013. He is a Legal Practitioner and works at Arndale Solicitors in Leeds. He specialises in Employment, Immigration, Personal Injuries and Road Traffic Accident matters. He is also a Generalist Advisor at the Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau. A member of NCL since 2004 he has served on various Committees and projects at NCL. He was the Chairman for the Constitution Drafting Committee in 2008, a member of the NCL Welfare Policy Drafting Committee in 2009, a member of NCL’s Planning Committee for the Nigeria 50th Independence Anniversary in 2010, led the Cultural activities programme for the Excel @ NCL between 2009 and 2011, and was a member of the LACON 2013 Organising Committee. Prior to NCL activities, he was involved in series of charitable projects. He is a member of the Junior Chamber (JAYCEES) Leeds, was a member of Amsterdam Junior Chamber (JAYCEES) between 1999 and 2004, he was actively involved in the Planning and Organising of the European Convention for the Amsterdam Jaycees in 2002. He is the Chairman and Proprietor of The Eternal Millennium Foundation International (TEMFI) established in Holland since 2000, TEMFI is a charitable organisation for youth development and growth. Mr Fakunle’s vision for NCL is to re-focus the direction of the organisation, ensuring that it stays true to its defining purpose to its members as a charitable organisation. To re-unite, facilitate and involve the entire community in all NCL projects and activities. The membership trend of the organisation needs to be strengthened, youth development and growth to be encouraged and well nurtured. Also there is need to re-discover NCL’s commitment to series of community projects within Leeds and its environs. Finally there is an aspiration to promote the Nigerian and African cultures in Leeds through our community projects. Central to NCL’s objectives in the next 24 months is the challenge to secure an office space, whereby our services can be effectively accessed to the benefit of all our members.