*BRIEF HISTORY OF THE FOUNDATION OF THE ORGANISATION OF GREAT BENIN KINGDOM WORLDWIDE (OGBK).*
The idea, vision and inspiration of forming the Organisation of Great Benin Kingdom, was initiated by Engr. Isaac Aibuedefe Igbinosun following his resignation from Great Benin Origin as First President.
With support and advice from Mrs. Stella Igbinosun his wife, Miss Gloria Aghahowa, who later became the Financial Secretary, a decision was reached to form this Organisation to actualize our aims and objectives which is promoting our Cultural Heritage and Great Benin Kingdom.
Prince D. O. Foster who later became the Vice President was introduced by Miss Gloria Aghahowa to assist us in the foundation laying process of this organisation. He contributed positively towards the growth of this organisation by bringing in ideas that have been beneficial to this Organisation particularly in the Edo language Department.
Mr.Christopher Enogieru was introduced by Engr. Isaac Igbinosun to contribute his quota towards the proper foundation laying of this organisation. He rendered tremendous contributions which later made him the General Secretary of this Organisation.
Mr. Fred. Obasuyi was introduced by Mr. Christopher Enogieru into this organisation, although most of us were in the previous Great Benin Origin. Mr. Fred Obasuyi, in recognition of his immense contribution later became the Media Director and General Coordinator of this organisation.
Engr Isaac Igbinosun became the President.
Apart from the wife of the President. Mrs. Stella Igbinosun,who remains the First lady of the organisation the remaining five foundation members automatically became the Trustees.Their duty was to advise the executive council when the need arise.After due consultation with eminent sons and daughters of Great Benin Kingdom home and abroad, the Organisation came into existence with a:
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The Board of Trustees was dissolved on the 18th of April 2019 with a unanimous vote, following complaints from members of the Executive Council of Trustee’s intrusion into the Running, Management and Operations, of this Organisation.The five former members of the trustees voted to dissolve it.
The administration, authority and welfare of this organisation was handed over to the Executive Council for the smooth and effective running of this organisation (OGBK).This lead to the resignation of Prince D. O. Foster, Miss Gloria Aghahowa and Mr. Fred Obasuyi, from the Organisation.
Inauguration of this Organisation was held in Toulouse France on the 20th of July 2019, with Worldwide representation.
The President Engr. Isaac Aibuedefe Igbinosun, Mr. Christopher Enogieru General Secretary, Mrs Stella Igbinosun First Lady and all Registered Members of the Executive now remain as the Foundation Members of this Organisation of Great Benin Kingdom Worldwide.
The Executive Council is the highest decision making body of the Organisation of Great Benin Kingdom Worldwide.