Our Board of Trustees compromises of people with godly passion for selfless service to humanity. They are personalities who have excelled in their various professions and have contributed immensely to the development of our beloved country in diverse spheres.

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CHIEF AFE BABALOLA OFR, CON, SAN

(Chairman, BOT)

A foremost legal luminary whose influence and impact in the legal profession in particular, and the country in general, are unparalleled. A philanthropists ‘par excellence’, who has touched the lives of numerous down-trodden citizens of this country. He capped his philanthropic practice recently with the founding of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, an institution widely acclaimed to be astounding.

HRM. OBA DR. ADEDAPO TEJUOSO, CON

(Trustee/Chairman, Governing Council)

Oba Dr. Adedapo Tejuoso, the Oshile of Oke-Ona Egbaland, is a frontline traditional ruler in the country. A distinguished medical professional who founded the Teju Group of Clinics, an astute entrepreneur and an outstanding Rotarian who serve the Rotary club at the highest level worldwide and received numerous awards and commendations. He was a member of the Presidential Commission on Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation in 2006.

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PROFESSOR L. O. KEHINDE

(Trustee)

Professor Lawrence Olakunle Kehinde is an erudite retired Professor of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. He was one of the founders of the National Prison Rehabilitation Ministry (NAPREM) in 1982, a ministry which later metamorphosed into the Prison Rehabilitation Mission International (PREMI). He is currently a member of the Board of trustees of PREMI.

Professor Kehinde was ordained as a pastor by the late Pastor S. G. Elton who was a missionary to Nigeria based then in Ilesha, Osun State.  He has operated in this capacity for almost four decades and has been able to mentor many pastors locally and internationally.  His utmost desire is to impact emerging generations with the deep knowledge of God by maintaining the old landmarks of the Christian faith through our Lord, Jesus Christ.

He is happily married to Mrs. Tokunbo Alaba Kehinde, a retired University Administrator. They are blessed with children and grandchildren as well as many spiritual children.

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BISHOP KAYODE WILLIAMS, JP

(Trustee/Founder)

Bishop Kayode Williams is the visionary leader of the organization. He is the presiding Bishop of Christ’s Vessel of Grace Church. He embraced the PREMI vision as an opportunity to reciprocate God’s mercy which he received which prompted the federal government to grant him state pardon over his conviction many years age. He has relentlessly pursued the vision with great zeal and vigor, giving it all he could as the Lord has enabled him. His commitment and genuineness of purpose endeared him to members of the Board of Trustees who volunteered their unflinching support. He was appointed to serve on the Presidential Committee on Prison Reforms and Rehabilitation in 2006.

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HON. JUSTICE O. A. SHOGBOLA

(Trustee)

Hon. Justice Shogbola is a distinguished judge at the National Industrial Court, where she served meritoriously for 15years as the chief Registrar.

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MR. OLISA AGBAKOBA CON, SAN

(Trustee)

An articulate legal practitioner cum human right activist. He is a past National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

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Chief (Dr.) Michael Ade Ojo, OON

(Trustee)

Chief Ade Ojo obtained a B.Sc. in Business Administration from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) and has attended various top Management Development Courses including the Chief Executives’ Programme of the Lagos Business School (CEP-7) and the IESE/LBS Seminar on Competitive Strategy and Value Creation in Barcelona, Spain. He was honoured with the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) Honoris Causa by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and holds the Nnamdi Azikwe Distinction Award for Excellence. He is a Fellow of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria and Institute of Directors (IoD). He is also recipient of the National honour of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) and holds the traditional title of Aare Asiwaju of Ilara Mokin. He is the Chairman/Founder of Elizade Nigeria Limited and an industrialist of high repute. He chairs several Boards cutting across several industries including Toyota Nigeria Limited, Moore House Sofitel Limited, Courteville Investments Plc and Custodian & Allied Insurance Company Limited.

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MR ROTIMI AKEREDOLU, SAN

(Trustee)

A top-flight Legal luminary who is the immediate past National President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

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Dr. Silas O. Falokun

(Trustee)

Dr. Falokun is the career and education counselor at the education department of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice since 2012. He is a college professor, a career and academic counselor, a behavior interventionist, and a drug, domestic violence, parenting, and anger management expert. He a member of the PREMI family and is excited to be part of the prison reforms in Nigeria and Africa.

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Reverend James Ademuyiwa

(Trustee)

Rev. James Ademuyiwa is a man after God’s heart, lover of God and teacher of the Word. He’s also a senior pastor at In His Presence Christ Tabernacle which is an apostolic and evangelical church, founded strictly on the principles and doctrines of Jesus Christ. The church stands firmly on the faith of the Apostles believe, preach the undiluted word of God without compromise and uphold the Christian values as preached Jesus Christ the saviour of the world.

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Mr. Ayo Sopitan

(Trustee)

Ayo Sopitan is a Nigerian entrepreneur and mentor on the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme. Through his professional career, he has worked on projects in over 20 countries in 3 continents with international firms like Ernst and Young, Accenture, OpenLink Financial and Informa.

NATIONAL PATRONS

Alhaji Muslim Smith

Mr. Peter O. Okocha

The Hon. Senate President & Chairman, National Assembly

The Hon. Speaker, House of Representatives.

State Patrons

All state Governors are state patrons of PREMI as prescribed by our organization constitution and bylaws

Our Past Heroes

– Imperial Majesty, Oba Okunade Sijuade Olubase ll
– Imperial Majesty Alhaji Shehu Doris, Emir of Zaira
– Chief H. I. D. Awolowo
– Alhaji M. D Yusuf
– Chief D. Alex Ekwueme
– Alhaji Adamu Ciroma
– Alhaji Dr. G. N. Hamza
– Dr. Tunji Braithwaite

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT PREMI ?

PREMI has successfully operated in Nigeria for over 38 years providing the required assistance and helping to secure the release of hundreds of prisoners and detainees.