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Ladi Memorial Foundation (LMF) is a registered non-profit, non-governmental organization focused on deploying range of activities and programmes to support individuals and communities by equipping them with social and economic (through awareness and practical, functional vocational skills acquisition) skills that will improve their source of livelihoods and enhance their capacity to contribute to sustainable development of their communities, state and country at large. In addition, the foundation offers excluded and marginalized girls and women opportunities for adult and continuing education; and providing girls and women with market-focused vocational skills (previously regarded as/up till then male-oriented occupations) for increased absorption into the labor market.

      LMF commenced operations in 2017 in Olamaboro LGA of Kogi East and following the observed need for sustainable interventions, established Chateko Vocational Institute (CVI) in Kogi state which currently has 2 functional and well equipped vocational training centers- Chateko Vocational Institute (CVI) Olamaboro LGA which commenced trainings in August 2018 and Chateko Vocational Institute (CVI) Lokoja which was established in April 2019 and provides a range of practical and functional Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) activities, targeted sensitization and advocacy programmes and community support initiatives.


To raise generations of creative, impactful, innovative, productive, skillful and talented people of independent means of livelihood who are able to contribute positively to the development of their communities as skilled labor/ entrepreneurs.


LMF-CVI: A batch of Garment making trainees looking forward to self reliant lives that are impactful to the society.


  • Provide technical and vocational training to equip a critical mass irrespective of sex, class, gender and social backgrounds- with practical skills for entrepreneurship and lifelong employability.
  • Reduce the burden of out of school young adults and attendant brain drain from local communities by Equipping and Connecting individuals, groups and communities to employment opportunities.
  • Facilitate platforms for artisans, out of school youths, local entrepreneurs & interested individuals/groups to attain basic literacy goals while acquiring certification in technical, vocational education and training (TVET).
  • Build the self-esteem, self-worth, ethics, work values, confidence and leadership skills of young persons to enable them optimize potentials.
  • Initiate and Sustain avenues for mentorship, internship and apprenticeship to entrepreneurs, students and graduates.
  • Promote technology transfers and Create opportunities for industrial attachments, internship programmes and networking.
  • Provide access to professional career and academic guidance and counseling.
  • Promote the culture of community service and social work through volunteerism and social responsibility projects.
  • Sensitize and advocate literacy, Technical, Vocational Education and training as sustainable individual and community livelihood improvement and development strategy.


LMF-CVI: A delightful community troop out for our medical outreach.(2019)


LMF-CVI: Kiddies literacy and numeracy outreaches gets a big chunk of our priority projects


As an organization, Ladi Memorial Foundation is priced by our constant quest for :

  • propelling the possibilities inherent in every individual
  • Inspiring lives of dignity in individuals
  • Helping individuals achieve productive and impactful lives
  • Respectful accountability of all resources placed at our disposal.

Members of the Board of Trustees

Prof. Steve Nwokeocha - Chairman.

Prof Steve Nwokeocha . B.Sc. (Hons.), PGDE, M.Sc.MBA., PhD.

  He has 31 years of post-Bachelor and 21 years of post-PhD work experiences in the fields of Education, Sociology and Corporate Management. He is a Professor of Sociology of Education, registered and licensed as a Professional Teacher (Category A) under the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

 He holds Professorial positions in some Nigerian and foreign Universities.

He is the Executive Director (Academics), Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA), the intergovernmental organisation of the Ministries and Agencies of Education regulating Teaching in Africa.

 AFTRA has Headquarters in Centurion, South Africa & Abuja, Nigeria, with the General Secretariat in Lusaka, Zambia. 

He was formerly the Director of Operations, Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria, the Agency of the Federal Ministry of Education with the statutory responsibility for the regulation of the Teaching Profession in Nigeria. 

He is a member of several other continental and global organisations. He is the Co-Chair of the Teacher Development Cluster, and Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) of the African Union.

 He represents Africa in the World Forum of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (IFTRA, 

 Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.. He is a member of the United Nations International Task Force on Teachers for Education 2030 (based at the UNESCO Headquarters, Paris).

He leads international  policy and development researches for many continental and global organisations including the African Union; European Union; and UNESCO 

He is a member of the Nigerian Academy of Education; a Fellow of the College of Teachers, London; Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management; Fellow of AFTRA; and others.

ENGR. Kashim Abdul Ali - Vice Chairman

Engr. Kashim Abdul Ali was born on 10th June, 1958 in Ofugo – Ankpa, Kogi State to Alhaji Abdullahi and Hajiya Maryam Ali, both of blessed memory. He had his early tutelage under his grandfather, a traditional ruler, who’s memory he holds dearly, and early education at the NA Primary School, Ofugo, one of the few boarding primary schools established by the defunct Northern Nigerian government. He thereafter trained in Ochaja Secondary School, Kaduna Polytechnic and the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is a Registered Civil Engineer with post-graduation training in Highways, Water Resources, Administration, Railway engineering, project management and Strategy.

            A Member of the National Institute (mni) and recipient of the Nigeria National Productivity Order of Merit (NPOM), Engr. Ali is the immediate past President, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Fellow and Past President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, Fellow of the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, Fellow of the Academy of Engineering and Technology for Developing World, Foreign Fellow Asean Academy of Engineering & Technology, former statutory Board Member of National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) and Governing Board Member of the Nigerian Content Development Monitoring Board (NCDMB) and UNESCO International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South – South Co-operation. 

He was a member of Nigeria Vision 20:2020 Steering and Implementation Committees, and Chair of the sub-Committee on Physical Infrastructure. He was also co-Chair of the Infrastructure Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group, and member of the Policy Support Group to the Economic Management Team (2008 – 2010). He is presently a member of the Steering Committee of the Infrastructure Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Submit Group and Chair of the Infrastructure and Urban Development Working Group of the National Assembly Business Environment Roundtable.

            His working career commenced in the old Benue State Ministry of Works in 1982, where he worked on important public projects like the direct labour construction of a 54m reinforced concrete bridge at Ikpa Mbatierev on Wannune – Igbor road, Estate roads in the Commissioners’ quarters, Makurdi, Civil works in Benue Hotels Makurdi, and Erosion control work in Katsina Ala township and on Anyigba – Idah highway, among others.

            He joined the Federal Capital Development Authority in 1992, working also on important projects, amongst them, Construction of the Pedan Dam, Construction of the 2nd, 3rd and 4th units of the Lower Usuma Dam water treatment plants, Development of the framework for PPP application in the FCT, Project Management, Technical review and accelerated development of Lots 2A and 3 of the Abuja Rail Mass Transit Project.

            He served in the positions of Director/Chief Executive Officer of the FCT Water Board, Member of the FCT Executive Committee, Special Adviser (Utilities), Director (Technical Services) of the Abuja Infrastructure Investment Centre, Director, Transportation and presently Chairman of the FCT Water Board.

He holds the traditional titles of Olimene Ata Igala, and Galadiman Ankpa, and has several awards and recognitions locally and international

He is married with children, and loves reading, writing, travelling, adventure and social works.

Rosemary Ojochenemi Osikoya - Board Secretary

Technocrat, philanthropist, community service /development worker and recipient of multiple awards. 
Rosemary Ojochenemi Osikoya has a basic degree in mathematics with dual post graduate degrees in Project management (Wales UK); and International Relations and strategic studies (Jos Nigeria). 
Her life career has taken her through diverse work experience which span the public, private and Non-profit sector. 

In the course of her exciting career, she taught mathematics briefly at Federal school of Medical  Laboratory technology Jos; she was logistics officer and later Training Coordinator at the  European Union PRIME project between June 2005 and December 2008. She was with the  Good Governance Group  before moving to work as special Assistant (Administration) to the Chairman /CEO of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission. (2011-2016).

Between March 2016 and early 2020, she was called to serve her home state -Kogi state- government in three executive capacities. She served as Special Adviser to the Governor on Environment, Sanitation and Emergency management; Commissioner for Environment & Natural resources and  Commissioner for Education,  Science and technology. 

As commissioner in the two ministries, she brought about major policy and Institutional reforms that birthed professionalization of their key roles. Notably, her tenures were distinguished by strict adherence to internationally acceptable best practices ahead of other achievements. 

Born on 27th September 1976, she is a devoted Christian wife  married to Arc Olusola B. Osikoya and blessed with children.

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