Odu-Dua chief suspended after clash with board
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing
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Lara Oyedele, the chief executive of Odu-Dua Housing Association, has been suspended in a dispute over her attempts to replace the social landlord's board members.
In a letter seen by 24housing, Ms Oyedele is offered a "negotiated exit" of one month's gardening leave and an ex gratia sum of £10,000.
The letter is signed by the board's new chair John Coker. Former chair John Oke resigned at the start of October, leading Ms Oyedele
to believe that the board no longer had legitimacy.
Ms Oyedele, who also serves as the high profile chair of BME National, had expressed concerns that some of the board members were nearing or had surpassed the NHF-recommended nine-year maximum terms. One member has sat on the board for 20 years.
Consultant Neil Ayre was appointed in Ms Oyedele's place on Wednesday by vice chair Leslie Laniyan, who is also the CEO of Shian Housing Association.
Odu-Dua declined to comment when contacted by 24housing.