Planning Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Board Meetings/Minutes/2019-19-10
Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Board Minutes
19th October 2019
Board of Trustees present: Olaniyan Olushola (Chair), Isaac Olatunde (Secretary), Runcie Chidebe, Kayode Yusuf, Dr. Adenekan Olujide, Fatai Erewunmi, Esq., Dr. Elekofehinti Olushola, Livingstone Imohimi, Bolaji Alabi, Tomisin Ogunwa
Board of Trustees absent: None
The meeting was called to order at 2:10 PM (WAT). Olushola, Isaac, Kayode, Runcie, Livingstone, Adenekan were present. The Secretary confirmed the presence of a quorum. The Chair welcomed everyone and reviewed the agenda.
Onboarding of new members
The new board members were onboarded and introduced to the Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation Inc., the objectives, mission, vision core values, and the operating principle.
Update on Wiki Indaba
The Chair, Olaniyan Olushola provided an update on the planning for the Wiki Indaba Conference. He noted that the Foundation and WISCOM were considering postponing the conference to a later date. A Trustee, Dr. Elekofehinti asked for additional information about the new date but Olaniyan responded that the Wikimedia Nigeria Foundation does not have any information about a new date. He stated that the Wikimedia Nigeria may consider a national conference if Wiki Indaba is not held in Nigeria as a result of the security concerns raised in addition to a lack of good financial management experience.
Internal board election
Principal officers of the board were elected. Olaniyan Olushola and Isaac Olatunde were re-appointed as chair and secretary of the board respectively for a new term renewable on the 18th of 0ctober 2021. Bolaji Alabi was elected as the vice-chair, Dr. Elekofehinti as Board Treasurer, Fatai Erewunmi Esq. as legal adviser, Kayode Yusuf as board's spokesperson
Annual General Meeting
Following a brief deliberation, the board proposed 15th September 2020 for the Annual General Meeting.
The Chair raised concerns about the state of the Nigerian language Wikipedia in Yoruba, Hausa, and Igbo and the need to allocate resources for the recruitment for volunteers for those projects. The board acknowledged the importance of promoting knowledge in local language and reiterated their support for ideas that could help to build the local languages
Motion for adjournment
A motion for adjournment was moved by Isaac Olatunde and seconded by Runcie Chidebe. The meeting ended at exactly 3:55pm WAT.