ERA/FoEN Crisis: Nnimmo Bassey Advised Not To Convene “Illegal Board Meeting”


Mr. Nosa Tokunbo, Esq, legal officer to Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN), has advised Mr. Nnimmo Bassey, former chairman of the Board of Trustees of organisation not to convene and address a board meeting, saying, “he lacks the power.”

He recalled that Mr. Nnimmo Bassey was on Wednesday, 7th October 2020 removed as trustee and as Chairman, Board of Trustees of the organization by the General Assembly meeting resolution of ERA/FoEN.

Tokunbor in a press statement in Benin City said unequivocally that the purported ERA/FoEN Board Staff Meeting being organized for staff of the organization is illegal, and of no effect whatsoever.

“Mr. Nnimmo Bassey has been duly and lawfully removed as the chairman of the Board of Trustees and therefore lacks the power, authority or capacity to convene any Board Staff Meeting.

“Mr. Nnimmo Bassey was removed because of the lingering irreconcilable conflict of interest and therefore cannot perform such function,” he said.

Mr. Tokunbor therefore called on all staff of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria, not to attend such meeting called by the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Mr. Nnimmo Bassey emphasising that “it is illegal.”

Recall in a press statement signed by Nnimmo Bassey as the Chairman of the board and five other members which was made available to newsmen on October 3rd, the board also announced the sack of Dr Uyo Ojo as the Executive Director and appointed Chima Williams as the Executive Director.


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