Favour Posu is a penultimate law student of Olabisi Onabanjo University. She is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conclliators with a uncanny zest of problem solving.
Being an ardent believer in information as a tool of transformation, she has engaged in Public speaking and Debate to which she has won several laurels to her name. With a natural inclination to impact making, she is committed towards personal and people development
Her excellent leadership skills has been exhibited in the various positions currently held – Alumnus, Pan Africa Youth Leadership Program, President, CLASFON OOU, Co-Founder, Tech Savvy Law student, OOU, Legal Officer, NISS OOU, Secretary, The Vanguard Africa, Campus Ambassador, Mediate Guru, Secretary Omaplex Virtual Internship Alumni Network, Brand Ambassador, Legally Engaged among several others.
She shares her RUBY GIRL story with the team.
1. Let’s meet you. Who is Favour Posu?
Favour Posu hails from Badagry, Nigeria. She was born into the family of Dr and Mrs Posu. She is a penultimate law student of Olabisi Onabanjo University. She has core interests in Technology Law, Corporate Law, International Trade and Alternative Dispute Resolution. She is an outstanding law student with a grave commitment to excellence. Sequel to her passion for conflict resolution, she is an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators.
Being an ardent believer in information as a tool for transformation, she has engaged in Public speaking and Debate of which she has won several laurels to her name. She is a volunteer Speaker, Mentor and Poet who impact lives through the usage of words.
Her topnotch leadership skills is palpable from the various positions held – President, Christian Law Students’ Fellowship of Nigeria, Olabisi Onabanjo University Chapter, Co-founder, Tech Savvy Law Student Club, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Legal Officer, Noble Intellect Student Society, Secretary, Omaplex Virtual Internship Alumni Network, Campus Ambassador, Mediate Guru. To that end, she is committed towards personal development and carer advancement. She is loved and helped of God from which her essence is hinged on.
2. Has Law always been your dream course? If not, what prompted you to study Law?
As a young, bubbling and cheerful girl with good communication and persuasive skills, The word “Baby Lawyer” has always been reinforced to my person. The conviction was so strong in the minds of family and family and friends that got me thinking if the Legal Profession was really what I wanted or what my people wanted for me. Also, I felt I was also going to be good in Acting. Still in a state of dilemma, however with a strong push, I embarked on the legal sojourn. I must say I have no regrets, although the decision to study law was not absolutely self willed. I am instead grateful for the great push towards the path of destiny. With the diverse nature of the Legal Profession, I have been able to test the waters and set on a journey of carving a niche in the noble Profession.
3. How has working as an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Concillators right from your undergraduate days been?
Being an Associate of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, I recently concluded a three month internship at Ogun State Multi Door Court House where I was privileged to understudy 8 mediators and co – facilitated several mediation sessions.
4. You’re the co-founder of Tech Savvy Law Students, OOU. Why Tech Law?
Tech Law is the new oil.
5. Your most memorable moment on stage during Public speaking and Debate?
My most memorable moment during Public Speaking was when I was in JSS 3 and I had the privilege to speak on the topic “Corruption, a clog in the wheel of Progress”. The five minutes speech was characterised with utmost attention on the part of over 2,000 senior school students including Principals, Vice principals and teachers at the Assembly ground.
Upon completion of the speech, round of applauds and eyes of admiration and prayers escorted me down the stairs. I was not only able to make a name for myself. Also, I was able to make a lasting impact in the mind of the youths by preaching against the evils of corruption.
6. Tech Law is an emerging sector in the Nigerian Law practice. What is your advice to students or fresh graduates who want to choose it as a career path? What are the challenges they might face and how can they overcome them?
The world is fast evolving with the use of technology in various practise areas. It is no news that the value of technology in the 21st Century cannot be undermined as it is the tool to staying relevant in the society of today. Indeed! Technology is the new oil that has come to stay in the Legal profession.
It is important for Technology Law enthusiasts like myself to read extensively on the diverse areas of Technology Law. Find a path and carve a niche. Seek for mentors in the field. Write articles and register your visibility as a Tech Law enthusiast on social media account like LinkedIn. There are really no challenges aside the need to be consistently up on your toes and be abreast of the trends in the industry. Lastly, subscribe to Newsletters in the Tech Law Industry.
7. You are in your penultimate year. How do you balance your education with the many other activities and offices you occupy?
Sincerely it has really been by the grace and wisdom of God. However it is expedient to note my little efforts with God’s blessings. Sequel to the understanding of my identity in Christ, the passion for excellence became aggressively heightened. Hence, Excellence is not an option but a must. Core values such as Diligence, Excellence, Discipline and Resiliency are greatly valued coupled with a strong passion for personal development, people development, career advancement and impact making.
Inspiration is gotten from a long term gratification, zest for knowledge and the impacts made. I must not fail to mention the fact that God has always been my biggest motivator.
8. How has your office as the President of CLASFON OOU influenced and shapened you as a Christian Law student?
The priviledge to serve as the President of Christian Law Student Fellowship of Nigeria has been a defining phase for me. It has greatly helped in building capacity spiritually, intellectually and academically. Through the undiluted word of God, I have been guarded with wisdom for practical living with great friend from the body of Christ. Also, my service unto God has helped to instill in me similarly striking values of Christ and the legal profession. These values are Integrity, Honesty, Truthfulness, Diligence and Fairness.
9. What are the greatest challenges you’ve had to face due to the positions and offices you occupy?
One of the greatest challenges faced is People Management. In my quest to keep surmounting these challenges, I have been able to hone my communication, organisation, problem solving, critical analysis and administration skills.
10. What is your favourite quote?
“Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all other things shall be added unto you”. Matthew 6:33.
11. If you were the President of Nigeria for a day, what would you change?
Recognising Education as the milestone of a nation’s development and the foundation of society which brings economic wealth, social prosperity and political stability and considering the poor Education system of the country, I would revitalise and reform the Education system according to best international standards. A revolution in the Education sector will automatically cause a substantial improvement in other sectors such as Government, Economy and Health.
12. Mention 3 women who inspire you and why.
My mother, Mrs Abosede Posu inspires me in so many ways. Her passion for excellence has been well cultivated. Her dependence in God as the secret of her amazing display of strength is admirable. She is full of virtues and highly industrious. Watching her as a young girl performing excellently as a wife, mother, entrepreneur, teacher and friend has always rekindled the passion of greatness in me. She is indeed rare.
Bettina Shobanke is another woman that inspires me a lot. In her, I see the manifest love of God at work.
Lastly, the woman that inspires me is Esther in the Bible who is zealous about her country and through the help of God, she was used in the salvation of the children of Israel from death.
13. Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
By God’s grace, I see myself pursuing my LLM post graduate program at an Ivy League School in the United States of America. By God’s grace, I should be with my help mate.
14. If you were given the opportunity to address a group of girls five years younger than you, what will be your advice to them?
I would make them understand few but sacrosanct pieces of information such as:
1. The seasons of life: These are two major seasons in the life of a man. The time to sow and reap. The law of nature whatever is sown shall be reap is applicable to human. To that end, the sowing time (Youth) is the most important as it determines what is to be harvested. Hence, the need to be diligent, resourceful and purposeful.
2. The greatest influencers: What you see, what you hear and what you read. Just like food, feeding on the right thing would enhance healthy and overall development. Hence, the need to guard your heart with all diligence for out of it flows the issue of life. Surround yourself with the right set of people, choose friends that are nourishing and destructive. A quick one! To get good friends, be a good one. Read good books, watch good movies. Flee from every appearances of evil either written or played.
3. The importance of God first as the secret to fulfilling Purpose, know God in the days of thy youth. That cannot be overemphasised.