Welcome to the Obafemi Awolowo Foundation website.

It is our intention, ultimately, to create for you an experience that will be so comprehensive that all the information you may require about AWO’s life, career, philosophy, writings and legacies can be found in, or through, this site.

As you will soon discover, however, this is still very much ‘work in progress’. We would, therefore, request that early visitors (such as yourself!) make this process a fully interactive one. In other words, your comments and, most importantly, suggestions about your priorities in terms of content would be most welcome.

Chief Awolowo, a man for whom human progress was the very essence of life, would have been

most excited by the technological and communication breakthroughs of this age. So, please remain engaged with his legacies, as well as the Foundation’s past and future programmes, through this website, particularly through our Facebook and Twitter pages. 
It is also a well-known fact that Chief Awolowo was constantly seeking, not only to encourage and mentor, but also to learn from the younger generations throughout his life. We are, therefore, thrilled by the prospect of this opportunity to connect with ‘Young Nigeria’ in particular, and together with them, continue ‘generating ideas for national development’.

AWO’s leadership style remains a veritable benchmark to which most contemporary leaders aspire. The Foundation has, therefore, decided to institute the Obafemi Awolowo Leadership Prize, the first of which will be awarded on March 6, 2013. I invite you to join us in this historic process by visiting the appropriate page for more information about the Prize and, possibly, nominating an individual you believe is worthy of consideration for this prestigious award.

Welcome on board!

Dr Olatokunbo Awolowo Dosumu
Executive Director


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