Board Meeting Minutes
Date: 24th December 2021
Location: Lagos Nigeria and remotely via Google Meet
Attendees: Olaniyan Olushola, Kayode Yusuf, Isaac Olatunde Livingstone Imonitie, Runcie C.M Chidebe, Tosin Ogunwa, Engr. Jide Adenekan, Barrister Fatai Erewunmi, Dr. Elekofehinti Olushola
Call to Order
Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting
Call to Order:
The meeting was called to order by the Chair, Olaniyan Olushola at 12:05 PM.
The Secretary, Isaac Olatunde called the roll and noted that Olaniyan Olushola, Kayode Yusuf, Livingstone Imonitie, Runcie C.M Chidebe, Tosin Ogunwa, Engr. Jide Adenekan, Barrister Fatai Erewunmi, Dr. Elekofehinti Olushola were present, forming a quorum.
Approval of Minutes from Previous Meeting:
The minutes of the previous meeting held on 15th of August 2020 were approved as presented.
The board was briefed about the appointment of new staff members as directed by the board in August 2020 and the need to rent office space to enhance our operation. The board considered the need for office space and directed that a budget for office space be included in our 2022 annual plan funding request from the WMF.
The Board considered the resolution to remove the word "Foundation" in the registered name Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation and substitute it with the word "association" or "initiative." After a thorough discussion, the Board unanimously resolved that the word "Foundation" be removed as a matter of urgency and substituted with the word "association" or "initiative." The Wikimedia Nigeria User Group's solicitors were consequently instructed to submit forthwith the necessary application at the Corporate Affairs Commission in compliance with the Companies and Legal Matters Act 2022. The solicitors were also directed to keep trustees promptly updated on any requirements to facilitate the instruction above.
In the absence of any other business, the meeting was adjourned at 2:00 PM..