At GRA, we help clients
navigate the regulatory
landscape in Nigeria.


Our services include stakeholder mapping and management,
strategic communication, opposition research, partnerships,
policy formation, grassroots engagement and surveys.



About Golborne Road Advisory


At GRA Africa, we help clients navigate the complex regulatory landscape of Government in Nigeria and their constituent agencies, across Local, State and Federal levels.

Let's say you want to build a factory in a remote town and need the buy-in of the town's inhabitants, we'll allay their fears and highlight the benefits of your work. If you are a company that is creating an innovative product and have no idea how to secure the necessary licenses and permits, we'll map out all the necessary stakeholders and engage them on your behalf. Are you a company operating in an area served by a prominent but ailing road and want to bear the costs of repair in exchange for tax credits? We'll reach out to the authorities and manage the process for you. If you're a foreign company looking to enter the Nigerian market and need someone to manage your communications as you break in, we'll help build your profile with the platforms that matter. Let’s imagine you’re a big company with a troublesome rival you’re trying to overcome, we'll come up with the research and strategy you need to win that battle.

We have over 10 years of experience managing government relations on behalf of local and international companies operating in Nigeria. In some instances, we have advised clients on cross-border transactions. Our clients include blue chip organisations and tech startups with regulatory challenges unique to their business. We often collaborate with law firms, tax advisors and other service providers relevant to our clients' businesses.

Whether it's a grassroots engagement campaign, regulatory advisory, partnering with the government, a market expansion or outwitting a rival company, our job is to take on that battle and figure out a winning strategy and then execute it. We take pride in relieving the headache that comes with innovation.

We make your problems our problems. And we don't give up till
they’re gone.


Our Services


Golborne Road Advisory exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. Because we have years of experience, we save our clients’ time by dealing with regulatory issues, allowing them to focus on innovating.





Some of our Clients

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Our Team


Kayode Adegbola - Lead Advisor

Our team of experts is led by Kayode Adegbola, who before the establishment of Golborne Road Advisory has been hailed as one who “does this everyday for people.”

Kayode is a Lawyer and Entrepreneur. He received his Bachelor of Laws degree from Queen Mary, University of London. He has also attended courses at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

After a few years of practice in top Nigerian Law Firms, he Founded Legacy Serviced Offices, a company established to provide fully serviced offices to local and international companies in Nigeria.

He has public sector experience working with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF), along concept, strategy, and implementation stages. He was Secretary of the Governing Council of the Lagos State Employability Support Project, a $4m matching fund between LSETF and UNDP.

Kayode is a keen art collector, and a Trustee of the Rele Arts Foundation. He also sits on the Board of Governors of The Vale College, a private co-educational secondary school in Ibadan, Nigeria. He is the founder of the Kayode Adegbola Empowerment Fund, established for interventions in education, healthcare, and community development projects, particularly in the Yewa area of Ogun State.



What our Clients say

  • “...I will not hesitate to recommend Kayode for his strategic advisory role in local and
    international tenders, and contracts and commercial agreements. I was very impressed
    by his fast pace, high level of accuracy and extensive network.”

    Roy Oshinbolu MD/CEO - Balosh Integrated Services
  • “...I will not hesitate to recommend Kayode for his strategic advisory role in local and
    international tenders, and contracts and commercial agreements. I was very impressed
    by his fast pace, high level of accuracy and extensive network.”

    Femi Oshinbolu MD/CEO - Balosh Integrated Services


Gbenga Ajala - Senior Advisor

Gbenga Ajala is a lawyer with almost a decade of experience. He obtained his LLB and Bachelors of Law degrees from the prestigious University of Lagos and Nigerian Law School respectively.

From his practice, he has garnered experience in resolving complex disputes in commercial and property law. He also advises on a wide range of legal issues. Having had a brief stint in the law firm of Pinheiro & Company upon his call, in addition to being a Senior Advisor in GRA, Gbenga currently consults at the firm of Wiseview Legal Consultancy.

He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom and a student Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators Nigeria. In a quest for knowledge, Gbenga enrolled for a Masters in Business Administration program at the University of Nigeria Nsukka, Enugu State and is scheduled to complete same within the next few months.

When he is not advising clients, Gbenga enjoys reading, travelling and volunteering at the Bethesda Homes for the Blind where he is a Patron.



Seyi Are - Junior Consultant

Seyi is a lawyer with a focus on the synchronization of the law, grassroots engagement and community development in engendering national growth and economic development.
He has a diverse academic track record, having graduated from the University of Windsor, Canada with a BSC Political Science; an undergraduate degree in Law from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, and Bachelors of Law at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.
Seyi has the zeal for practical knowledge. He has interned and worked at several top tier Law firms and organizations, both locally and internationally. He was a Legal Extern at Aluko & Oyebode, and served as a Legal Intern at Waterdenes Solicitors (London), M.A Banire & Associates and the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
He has also distinguished himself as a public servant and volunteer, and earned himself several awards within and outside Nigeria.
Seyi is a chartered mediator and conciliator whose most notable attribute is perhaps, his ability to use his own discretion and approach issues in a professional manner.

Resources



Golborne Road Advisory
predicts Nigerian policy
trends of 2020

Information on the Mandatory
e-Registration of
Foreigners in Nigeria

An analysis of recent trends
in the Lagos Bike Hailing Industry.

See some of our
Case Studies


Contact Us

Email:
info@gra.africa

Head Office:
Legacy Place,
Plot 1619 Danmole Street,
Off Idejo Street,
Victoria Island,
Lagos

Phone:
+234 814 300 0900

Abuja Office:
29 Mambilla Street,
Three Arms Zone,
Abuja