By Taiye Olayemi
Lagos, Sept. 3, 2020 Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao, the newly appointed Director-General of the Centre for Black and African Arts and Civilisation (CBAAC), has appealed to members of staff for cooperation, urging them to have team spirit.
Amao, according to a statement issued by Mrs Olayemi Ogungbemi, CBAAC’s Ag. Head, Corporate Affairs on Thursday, made the appeal when she took office on Tuesday.
The director-general said that such cooperation was needed in order to accomplish remarkable feats for the centre in the next four years of her tenure.
She requested for the full support of the management team as well as the members of staff.
” I believe in synergy and team work to move this centre forward and to achieve remarkable feats,” Amao said.
She commended Mrs Osaro Osayande, the Director who oversaw the office of the Director-General from December 2019 to August 2020 for her laudable achievements.
Mrs Oluwabunmi Amao, on taking office as CBAAC D-G, Sept. 1, 2020
While in office, Osayande successfully organised and hosted a series of programmes on Black and African History and Civilization.
The programmes include the 2020 edition of the Black History Month; the 2020 International Conference on Africa’s Creative Energy, webinar public lecture on sexual violence in Nigeria and a host of others.
The new director-general was a Special Adviser on Culture and Tourism as well as Special Adviser on Establishment and Training in Oyo State between 2011 and 2015.
Amao, an indigene of Ibadan in Oyo State, was born in Kano.
She had her education in England and America, where she obtained B.Sc Business Administration and Accounting, and MBA Business Administration and Finance in 1981 and 1982 respectively.
Upon completion of the mandatory NYSC, she worked as the first Accountant with Joas Group of Companies, where she eventually rose to the post of Group Managing Director.
Amao is a Fellow of the Institute of Tourism professionals and co- founder of the House of Furniture and Designs Ltd, Nigeria