VIVIAN OBINWA (Esq), OCI FOUNDATION’S NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (NASS) LIAISON OFFICER AND ASSISTANT LEGAL RESEARCHER
Vivian Ogochukwu OBINWA (Esq) is a legal practitioner with passion for women and child development, social justice, human capital development, good governance, and the building of a safe, productive and sustainable society. She has been with the OCI Foundation for some time, and has demonstrated impressive dedication and commitment to the Foundation’s activities.
Her role in garnering the alliance needed for the success of the OCI Foundation’s Arm Our Youths (ArOY) Health Campaign Bill with the Nigerian National Assembly (NASS) earned her the offer to become the Foundation’s “Liaison Officer to NASS and Assistant Legal Researcher”, which we are pleased that she accepted. In this position, Barr Vivian is to assist the OCI Foundation in representations at the National Assembly, and assists with legal researches, as needed.
The ArOY Campaign Bill, a global first, is an OCI Foundation-sponsored Bill that seeks to integrate anti-breast and ant-cervical cancer teachings into the curriculum of all senior secondary schools in Nigeria. When fully passed into law, this Bill will provide a cost-effective, wide-reaching, and sustainable way of tackling the two cancers. As of April 30, 2022, the Bill has passed First Reading at the floor of the Nigerian House of Representatives, and is awaiting Second Reading.
Barr. Obinwa also assists the OCI Foundation in other legal-related legal matters, and is a key member of the OCI Foundation’s team in charge of the “Literary Award for Medical Students (LAMS)”. Through LAMS, the OCI Foundation sponsors annual essay competitions for Nigerian medical students from all parts of Nigeria, and delivers this project in collaboration with the Nigerian Medical Students’ Association, NiMSA (the umbrella body of all medical schools in Nigeria).
Vivian has years of experience in legal practice and volunteering, and has worked as a volunteer to multiple non-governmental and civil society organizations (NGOs and CSOs). It comes as no surprise, therefore, that she is a distinguished member of the “International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA)”, Abuja, Nigeria, where she works with the Ligation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Committee. In 2021, she was decorated with an “Award of Service for Diligence and Commitment to Service”.
Barr. Obinwa is innovative and result-oriented. The OCI Foundation is pleased to have her in its fold.