OnAF Governance Arrangements
Following the establishment of the Economic Empowerment Programme, OnAF has been restructured with an expanded Executive Board of Directors made up of volunteers, all highly experienced, hardworking, and dedicated Onitsha indigenes. His Majesty, Nnaemeka Achebe, Obi of Onitsha is the Chairman of the Executive Board of Directors. Sir Chike Onyejekwe, Retired Managing Director of Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company is the Vice Chairman of the Executive Board.
This is composed of members of the Onitsha Traditional Council and the leaders of the various constituent groups. These include spiritual leaders (Ndi Diokpa) titled men (Agbalanze), titled women (Ndi Odu), Women’s body (Ikporo Onicha), Age grade societies( Ndi Ogbo), and the youths.
This is specifically charged with following up on approved initiatives to ensure coherence, and proper phasing and execution. It also conducts regular reviews of the initiatives, to ensure that the limited funds of OnAF, are optimised, including disbursements and accounting processes, and enhancing accountability of the Board to stakeholders.