ERA/FoEN gets acting executive director
The Board of Trustees of the Environmental Rights Development Foundation (ERDF) has announced the appointment of Chima Williams as Acting Executive Director of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) following the disengagement of Godwin Uyi Ojo effective October 3, 2020.
The board took the decision at an emergency meeting held on October 3, 2020. Chima William’s appointment takes effect from October 5, 2020.
A statement issued by Secretary of ERDF Board, quoted its Chairman, Nnimmo Bassey, as saying: “The board appreciates the work that the former executive director did while in the organisation and wishes him well in his future endeavors. We remain hopeful and excited about the next chapter of ERA/FoEN”.
Until his appointment, Chima Williams was Head of Legal Resources/Democracy Outreach of ERA/FoEN. Williams is a legislative and policy change advocate who believes in the global adoption of environmental and human rights standards by all business operators.
A lawyer, Williams is also President, Green Alliance Nigeria (GAN) and editorial board member of Business and Human Rights Journal published by Cambridge University Press, London.
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