OKUNNU, Lateef Olufemi

LLB, lawyer, politician, born February 29, 1933, Lagos; married, one daughter; Education: Ansar-UdDeen School, Alakoro, King's College, Lagos, 1948, University College, London, 1956-59; worked as a civil servant in Lagos, 1953; appointed Technical Assistant and Teacher, King's College, Lagos, 1953-56; Publicity Secretary, Council of African Organisations, London, 1958-60; engaged in private legal practice with Messrs Remi Fani Kayode and Sowemimo Law Chambers; former active member of the Nigerian Youths Congress, featured prominently in the agitations against the Anglo-Nigerian Defence Pact and the Detention Act; former editor, Nigerian Bar Journal; editor, African Statesman, 1966; former member, Executive Committee, National Bar Association; former Honorary Legal Adviser, National Sports Council; appointed Federal Commissioner for Works and Housing, 1967; Managing Partner, Femi Okunnu and Company; Assistant General Secretary, Nigerian Union of Great Britain and Ireland, 1957-58, General Secretary, 1958-59, President, 1959-60; member, Constitution Drafting Committee, 1976-77; member, Yoruba Tennis Club; Foreign Honours: Com mander of the Order of Dahomey (now Benin Republic); Commander of the (National) Order of Niger; Hobbies: reading, squash; Address: Femi Okunnu and Company, 3 Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island, Lagos.
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