•Shocking Things You Don’t Know About Him
You must have seen his posters and billboards all over Lagos. You must have noticed the photos of High Chief Owolabi Salis. Who is this Lagos politician who wishes to be the next governor of Lagos? We can tell you. High Chief Owolabi Salis, a highly skilled individual and a researcher. He is a Chartered Accountant, a Chartered Banker, a Series 6 and 63 USA Financial Institutions Regulatory Agency, (FINRA) holder, a Management Consultant, a researcher in public administration, democracy and diversityissues, a human rights a cultural leader and a Nigerian lawyer and member of the New York Juris Doctor Bar, which is rated the most dynamic legal bar in the world. He is an alumnus of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University and University of Lagos. He was honored a distinguished alumnus of the University of Lagos during the 50th anniversary of the university. He is highly exposed to the world events and has traveled to more than half of the 195 countries in the world. He knows fully well the situations in mega cities of the world.
He is a sustainable member (less than 1%) of the New York bar and featured as a top attorney (VIP) in the United States. Besides, he was also among the top 11 students in Nigeria Law School in addition to being a distinguished guest speaker of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAN) Accountants Conference in 1995 during the 30th anniversary of ICAN. He implemented the Value Added Tax (VAT) training for ICAN throughout Nigeria when VAT was introduced in the 1990s.
He was awarded Lagos State Police Command Peace Award, 2007 as the Best Governorship Candidate for Peace.
In 2002, he was honoured by the Head of Federal Civil Service, Mahmud Yayale, for Patriotic and Selfless Service to Nigeria after sponsoring and organizing a powerful workshop titled World Wide Information Paging for directors in the civil service then. Candidate Salis is completely detribalised. He is a Nationalist and Multi-religious and works on many ethno-religious conflicts issues. He has chieftaincy titles across Nigeria and in the US including the Asiwaju Omo Yoruba in America awarded by Oloyotunji of Oyotunji in South Carolina, the Akinyegun 1 of Aworiland by Arole Olofin Ogunfunminire of Aworiland, the Jagun Bashorun of Ibadanland, the Akinyegun of Owu Kingdom, Gburugburu Etiti Mgboko, Abia, Obong Adhaha Uyo, Akwa Ibom, Ofure of Esanland, Edo State, Magayaki Giade, Bauchi, Oluomo of the Capital, Ikeja, Osenwhenu of Badagry Kingdom by Oba Akran of Badagry, Aare Igi Nla 1 of Ikare land by Owa Ale of Ikare land, Aare Apase 1 of Igede-Ekiti and the Olori Eyo Agere of Lagos among others.
Owolabi Salis also has social recognition as the Patron of the Nigerian Boys Scout, and Patron of the Kegites Club of the University of Lagos. He belongs. He is also honored as Oba Mekunnu by Lions Club and Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria (FRCN) Yoruba program.
On human rights and philanthropic activities, in 2003, he formed Niger Delta Peoples Development (NDPD) in New York, USA to fight the cause of Niger Delta people in USA. He is a major sponsor of the annual Martin Luther King Math Competition in New York and supporter of mothers happiness as sponsor and organizer of annual Mother’s Day events. He is well known for fighting for the less privileged of all races in the US and was once challenged by the government in court and he won. Back home in 2007, he formed a weekly radio program, Eto Ilu to rescue the less privileged peoples of all nationalities including Hausas, Igbos, Yorubas, Ijaws, Ibibios and others from oppression. He is a member of Amnesty International and American Civil Liberties Union among others.
Concerned about the level of poverty in Nigeria, he formed and sponsored a totally free Lagos Youth Skills Empowerment Program with 38 centers throughout Lagos.
He is a cheerful with a special skills and research activities. His research include EQUITOCRACY: Designing Diversity Based Democracy to Promote Unity and Common Understanding in World Democracies, EDUBOND: Financing Tertiary Education Using the Bond System- The Payback System, EMERFUND/FIREFIN: Financing Emergencies, Financing Government Projects through Government Good Faith and Credits, The Window of Law in Expanding Demand and Supply Relationships and in Job Creation, Building Grassroots Governance System, Attracting Roaming Funds to Rest-in-Peace in Your Jurisdiction, Contract Certification Plan (CCP) in Ensuring Contract Security, The State Structural Development- Analyzing the Real vs. Legal Ownership, HSP: High Security Plan, Tooling and Acquisition Economics to Improve Experience Education and Job Creation, WIP Code Mapping, Forcing Elasticity in the Demand and Supply,Reverse Gains in the Promotion of African Medical Center (AMC) in the developed Diaspora, Value Building: Competitive Practice, Summons Practice and other by-laws, Enterprising Public Services, Joints Management among others. With this, we really mean business for the greatness of all Lagosians. We are “Disciples of the People”. One of our Yoruba slogan is “Eko Atuwa Lara” “Asee Edumare”.