OLUKANNI, Ayoola Lawrence

B.Sc, LL.M; civil servant diplomat lawyer, DOB: march 22,1955; Place: Ilesa; Married: Helen Oluyemisi Olukanni; No of Children: three daughter; EDUCATION: University of lfe; University of Lagos, 1984-85; 1990-91; CAREER: Producer/Presenter Radio Programmes, Radio Plateau, NYSC, Jos, 1979-1980; Sec, Bilateral Economic Cooperation, Ministry of foreign Affairs, 1980-82; 1"Sec, Bilateral Economic Cooperation Dept. MFA; Minister Counselor, Office of the Hon Minister for Foreign Affairs; Desk Officer for International Organization; 2"' Sec, Political and Economic Matters, Embassy of Nigeria Brussels, Belgium, 1982-83; I" Sec, Second Committee (Economic Financial Matters), 1986- 89; Counselor, Economic & Political Matters,Embassy of Nigeria, TelAviv, 1994-98; Minister-Counselor, Policy, Research and Statistics Dept., Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 1998-99; Minister Counselor, G77, Perm Mission to UN, New York, 2000-01; Asst Multilateral Economic Cooperation Division WRT G77, 2001-03; Ag. High Commissioner, Nigeria High Commission Nairobi; Acting Perm. Rep. to UNEP & UNHABITAT, Nairobi, 2003-04; Dir, Public Communication Division/Spokesperson MFA, since 2007; v-ch, Working Groupon the declaration of the South Summit Havana Cuba,2000;mm: Negotiating Groups; Rapporteur, Bureau Committee of Perm. Reps, of UNHABITAT,2004-05;Co-Researcher/Writer Nigeria Economic Diplomacy, 1991-92; Editor Seminar series at the World Bank, Washington, 1987;GEF Unity of UNEP,UN Headquarters, 2000; Intensive Training Programme by Head of Civil Service of the Federation 2002; UNITAR 2003; represented African Group af the Launching of the negotiations for the Bali Strategic Plan in technology Support and Capacity Building; Coordinator/Spokesperson of the G77 during the Beijing Conference; attended United Nations General Assembly Sessions including the United Nations Millennium Summit 000; International Conference in Financing for Development Monterrey, Mexico; Summit meeting of the G8 Kananaskis Canada Unveiling G8 Africa Action Plan, etc; mm: Nigerian Society of International Law,Abuja Literary Society, Hobbies: reading, writing of poetry & short stories, acting theater, off: Public Communication Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 3 Maputo Street, Abuja; tel: 234-703013-8570; e-m:
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