DOF is centrally managed by Mr. Adewale Adebari who is the Executive Director, and he is being assisted by Dr. Avan D. Erhunmwunsee as the Education Project Coordinator, Mrs. Adebimpe Uko as the Livelihood Project Coordinator, Barrister Farouk Obisanya as the Human Rights Project Coordinator, and Mr. Nafiu Abimbola as the Director of Public Relations, Media and Communications.
The administration of DOF is further structured across the three Senatorial Districts of Ogun State with Barrister Farouk Obisanya as the Chairman of Ogun East Senatorial District, Mr. Akintomiwa Akinlolu as the Chairman of Ogun West Senatorial District, and Mr. Adewale Adebari doubling, for now, as the Chairman of Ogun Central Senatorial District. Each of these chairmen is being ably assisted by deputy chairmen.
These are Mr. Adedeji Adesanya for Ogun East Senatorial District, Mr. Moses Ojo Josu for Ogun West Senatorial District, and Mr. Wale Adeeko for Ogun Central Senatorial District. Each of the Senatorial Districts also has Secretaries – Mr. Oluseun Adebari for Ogun East, Mr. Femi Ajayi for Ogun West, and Mr. Olalekan Aroyehun for Ogun Central.
There are several other executive members for each Senatorial District as well as tens of volunteers that commit hundreds if not thousands of hours into the work and activities of DOF all year round.
Dr. Okeowo has been a philanthropist since his days in Nigeria. Even while outside the country, he did not stop giving to those that were in need. He is committed to impacting lives through every possible legal means.
Dr. Okeowo’s parents are from Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State but Dr. Okeowo was born in Abeokuta on February 24, 1978. His father, Pa Michael Adediran Okeowo is now late and passed away in April 2015. Dr. Okeowo is a lawyer both in Nigeria and Canada, an entrepreneur, and an adjunct professor. He is the fourth born in a family of five and he is married with kids.
Dr. Okeowo grew up in the Ijeja area of Abeokuta from a very humble family. He has lived in both Europe and North America over the last several years but have consistently returned home to his motherland Nigeria.
He had his elementary education at Ogbe Methodist Primary School at Igbore, Abeokuta and secondary education at Ijemo Titun High School in Ibara, Housing Estate, Abeokuta. He was admitted to study law in 1999 at Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye and graduated as the overall best student of the 2005 OOU Law Graduating Class.
He was also elected President (among other positions) of the OOU Law Students Society in 2004. He attended the Nigerian Law School in Abuja and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006. He secured a partial scholarship for a master’s degree in law (LL.M.) in the Fall of 2008 at the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
In 2009, he was awarded a full scholarship for a second master’s degree in law (LL.M.) at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. In December 2017, he successfully completed, on scholarship, his doctoral studies in law (Ph.D.) at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. And in February 2018, Dr. Okeowo was called to the Bar of British Columbia, Canada.
Dr. Okeowo is a lawyer at MuritonRose Law Firm – a boutique law firm with offices in Nigeria and Canada. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Vancouver, Canada.
He is a mentor to several young Nigerians especially law students. Dr. Okeowo founded the Legal Magnates International Foundation as well as its subsidiaries Legal Magnates and Company and Legal Magnates International Limited which has offices in both Nigeria and Canada.