NWTF appoints Barr. Ezenwa Okoroafor as Advisory Board Chair


By Helen Oji


The Nigerian Women Trust Fund (NWTF) has appointed Barr. Ezenwa Okoroafor as the new Advisory Board Chair.

Okoroafor replaces Amina Salhu (Ph.D), who has completed her tenure as Chair of the Advisory Board in November 2022.

This was made known in a press statement signed by the board chair and made available to the media on Tuesday in Abuja.

“We thank Amina Salihu for her vibrancy and value added to the Nigerian Women Trust Fund and wish her well in all her future endeavors. We welcome Ezenwa Okoroafor on board.

Okoroafor is a seasoned lawyer with multi-faceted experience as well as a gender rights and good governance advocate. Following a multi-sectoral career progression, she currently serves as General Counsel and Secretary to the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.

She holds a Bachelor of Laws (1985) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and was called to the Nigerian Bar at the Nigerian Law School in 1986. She holds a Master of Laws (1989) from the University of Lagos.

Barr. Okoroafor was a Delegate to the 2014 Nigerian National Conference and has received several recognitions, the most significant of which are at the grassroots level.

The Nigerian Women Trust Fund was established in 2011 through an unusual government and civil society collaboration to mobilize and institutionalize resources to support women towards closing the gender gap in governance.

These resources are to support female leadership and participation, address the growing concerns about the gender imbalance in elective and appointive positions and drive strategies to increase the representation of women in governance at all levels,” the statement reads.


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