We, the founding members of The Obafemi Awolowo Foundation have caused to be inaugurated The Obafemi Awolowo Foundation as the institution to continue the work of building a Nigeria united through the ideals that inspired the public and patriotic activities of the man immortalized as AWO.
The foundation is thus established as an independent, non-profit research institute, dedicated to immortalizing the democratic and development-oriented ideals of Chief Obafemi Awolowo, one of the founding fathers of modem Nigeria and is committed to the promotion of a socially-edifying interaction between policy and scholarship.
Mission and Policy Statement
The Foundation is not affiliated to any political party or movement or to any religious organization or interest group. It is a think-tank devoted to the analysis of important policy problems and dedicated to the principles of public welfare, responsible, free enterprise, social democracy, a federal and republican Nigeria, an economically self-reliant Africa- and a stable and equitable global system.