Abuja Chamber bags Nigeria Chambers 1st Deputy President, National Vice President


Otunba Dele Oye

By Anthony Maliki

Otunba Dele Kelvin Oye has emerged as the First Deputy President of the Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) while Prince Adetokunbo Kayode was appointed the National Vice President of the Association as John Udeagbala was inaugurated as 21st NACCIMA President at the investiture ceremony that took place in Aba, Abia State on Wednesday.

Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) celebrates Otunba Dele and Prince Kayode who were both former Presidents of the Chamber.

This was contained in a statement to Apex News Exclusive by Olayemi John-Mensah, Media/Strategy Officer, ACCI.

Others official also appointed were; Engr. Jani Ibrahim as the Second Deputy President and the honourary award of NACCIMA Life President was given to Nabil Saleh and Hajia Saratu Iya Aliyu the immediate past President of NACCIMA.

Otunba Oye is the Founder and Principal Partner of Dele Oye & Associates and one of the founding Partners of Consolidated Legal Practice; a consortium of Law Firms. He is a skilled litigator and trial Attorney with extensive experience in many facets of litigation in a variety of forums, including all the levels of Superior Courts in Nigeria, where he has represented a wide variety of clients. His areas of strength and experience include general Criminal and Civil Litigation; Securities Litigation; Business Succession Planning; Employment Law Counselling and Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Mergers and Acquisitions; And General Corporate Transactions.

As an astute entrepreneur, he has also utilized his unique skill set to cement a durable legacy in the world of commerce and business. He is the Chairman of MST Properties West Africa Ltd a Real Estate Development & Holdings company in Nigeria with business interests in South Africa and Dubai as well as the Chairman of MST West Africa Ltd a company in the business of developing and promoting green energy in the Power Sector in Nigeria. He serves as Executive Director in several companies/firms including Clement Clariben Nigeria Limited, a company into general contracts with over 10 years’ experience. Dele Kelvin Oye Esq. successfully harmonizes his far-reaching responsibilities as a Legal Practitioner with other institutional and executive responsibilities at various organizations and institutions both in the legal profession and in the organized private sector.

Before his call to bar in 1989, Mr. Oye attended the Nigerian Law School between 1988-1989 and obtained an LL.B. Degree from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1988. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) in the United Kingdom, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC), Nigeria, a Governing Council Member of the International Institute for Petroleum, Energy Law and Policy (IIPELP) and a Governing Council Member of the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON). He was appointed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria as a Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2004 and he was a member of the Body of Benchers from 2016-2019; the most distinguished body in the Legal Profession in Nigeria.

Dele Kelvin Oye Esq. stands out as a premier advocate for the business community through his activities in the chamber movement in Nigeria, with a personal mission to contribute his voice and his endeavours to the advancement of an economic climate that supports optimum productivity and profitability in the Organized Private Sector in Nigeria. From 2010 -2019, he has served as a National Vice President of the Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA). He has held several positions of responsibility in the erstwhile Abuja Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ABUCCIMA) now Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) including the position of President between 2008 – 2011 when the chamber movement in the Federal Capital Territory made several giant strides Prince Kayode, the new NACCIMA National President is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), a Life Bencher (the highest legal rank and honour in Nigeria). He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, UK; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators of Nigeria; and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

He served the Government of Nigeria as cabinet minister in four different positions: Culture and Tourism; Labour: where he appointed Adesoji Adesugba as his Technical Advisor, Employment; Federal Attorney General and Hon Minister of Justice and as Minister of Defence.

He chairs the Peace and Security Committee of the Pan African Lawyers Union, Daresallam, Tanzania.
Kayode has business interests in law, agriculture, power and mining. He is on the board of the National Associations of Chambers of Commerce, Industry Mines and Agriculture of Nigeria, Nigerian Chamber of Mines, Nigeria Association of Investment Promotion Agencies.

He chairs the Boards of the Gemological Institute of Nigeria, Gems Miners and Marketers Association of Nigeria as well as the Board of Trustees of the National Association of Small Scale Industrialists and the Nigeria Private Sector Alliance. He represents the Nigeria Organised Private Sector (OPS) on Nigerian official delegations at international trade negotiations at the World Trade Organization, ACFTA, etc.

He was awarded Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON) as well as the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) of the Republic of Liberia. He serves as president, Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nigeria.

The President ACCI, Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar on behalf of the Council and EXCO members of ACCI congratulated the appointment of NACCIMA President, John Udeagbala and all the ACCI members who were appointed.

He prayed that as they embark on the set responsibilities, “we are assured that the Chamber movement will be taken to greater heights of excellence.

While looking forward to an excellent leadership, please accept the assurance of our esteemed regards.”

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