Dr. Otive Igbuzor is the Executive Director of the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy & Development (Centre LSD) (See www.centrelsd.org). He was one time International Head of campaigns of ActionAid International and Country Director of ActionAid Nigeria. ActionAid International is an international organization working with people, communities, associates and partners in over 50 countries in Africa, Asia, the Americas and Europe to eradicate poverty and injustice.(See www.actionaid.org). He was also an honourable Commissioner in the Police Service Commission (PSC) from 2008-2013 representing civil society. (See www.psc.gov.ng). Prior to joining ActionAid, he was a Programme Co-ordinator of Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD), an independent research, information and training institution dedicated to policy oriented scholarship on questions of democratic development and peace building in the West African sub-region. He also served as the Secretary of Citizens’ Forum for Constitutional Reform (CFCR), a coalition of over one hundred civil society organizations committed to a process led and participatory approach to constitutional reform in Nigeria (See www.cddwestafrica.org). Previously, he was a lecturer at the Delta State University, Lagos Centre and has published many scholarly articles on democracy, gender, politics and development. He is the author several books including Perspectives on Democracy and Development, Challenges of Development in Nigeria, Overcoming Challenges of Transformation in Nigeria and National Security and Policing in Nigeria. He is the co-editor of two authoritative books on Constitution making and Constitutionalism in Nigeria: Contentious Issues in the Review of the 1999 Constitution and A Citizens’ Approach to Making a People’s Constitution in Nigeria, and two others, one on Poverty Eradication titled Poverty Eradication in Nigeria: Perspectives on a Participatory and Pro-Poor Approach and the other on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) titled Can Nigeria achieve the MDGs in 2015. He holds a bachelors degree in Pharmacy, two masters’ degrees in Public Administration and International Relations and a doctorate degree in Public Administration specializing in Policy Analysis. He was a founding and leading member of many human rights and mass democratic organizations in Nigeria in the 1980s and ’90s. He is a member of many professional associations including Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN), Nigerian Political Science
Association (NPSA), Institute of Strategic Management Nigeria (ISMN) and Nigerian Institute of Management. He is a fellow of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) and Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN). He is a Past President of Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN) (www.ismn.com) and President of The Ejiro & Otive Igbuzor Foundation (www.igbuzorfoundation.org). In recognition of his leadership roles, he was appointed by the Secretary General of United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki Moon in October, 2012 into the Global Network of Men Leaders to end Violence Against Women (www.un.org)
MONDAY OSASAH is a seasoned project management professional, holds a certificate in Defence and Security Management, a graduate of economics and a master’s in public administration. His core expertise is in media relations, good governance advocacy and campaigns. He currently serves as the programme coordinator with over ten years of experience in development programming. In the course of his work he has birthed concepts and proposals, initiated and monitored campaign projects, lead in deployment and implementation of work plans. He had worked with Niger Delta Voice as the Bureau Chief, Edo State.
OMAOJOR OGEDOH: A graduate of Forestry and Wildlife, he also holds a post graduate diploma in Criminology and Security Studies and doing his Maters degree in Clinical Psychology. He currently functions as the Campaign and Research Officer, His role is focused on initiating campaigns across different thematic, over the past three years he has been at the fore front of series of impact campaigns such as; #FinalPushforthePIB; #VoteNotFight, Cast Your Vote, Cause NO Trouble, and most presently the #DoMiningRight Campaign under the Strengthening Civic Engagement and Advocacy for Effective Natural Resource Governance in Nigeria funded by OSIWA. He also assists in conducting researches as well as disseminating of research findings on social media platforms like; Facebook, Twitter, Google+. LinkedIn, Instagram, Flickr, and MySpace. He has a keen interest in Security, Forensic Investigation and Social media engagement
Victoria Oseyande Udoh has ten years experience in the development sector having worked in LAPO and Centre for Democracy & Development (CDD). She compliments the Centre LSD team with great skills in Community mobilization, Management Information System, writing skills and Monitoring and Evaluation.
UCHENNA ARISUKWU: holds a higher national diploma in mass communication, and a post graduate diploma in criminology & security studies. He presently doubles as the program officer and personal assistant to the Executive Director of the Centre; and currently serves as the project coordinator in the Feed the Future Project which is funded by USAID/FTF Project. With over six years programming experience in Monitoring and Evaluation project for the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the president on SDGs Development Goals Projects Monitoring (2012-2015); Good governance and elections, Youth focused interventions, nutrition and livelihoods, as well as Cash Transfer and Social safety net programming.
VICTOR EBUMADA OLUYOLE holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accounting, and also a (skills Level) professional student of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of Nigeria (ICAN), he is currently undergoing his post graduate course in Accounting & Finance. He has worked in a number of reputable accounting firms before joining the not for profit sector, and currently works as the Finance and Admin Officer with over five years’ experience in end-to-end accounting role. In various positions held, he has over seen the following – internal control functions, maintain books of account, prepare weekly and monthly financial reports, Cash management, budget administration, banking transactions, pension matters, staff payroll administration, accounts reconciliations, tax matters, procurement and pricing management, trip management.
VINCENT DANIA is a graduate of Microbiology with an interesting flare for information communication technology. He has completed several trainings on the use of modern ICT tools for social development and strategic communication both online and offline. He currently works as the Information Technology/Social Innovation officer for the African Centre for Leadership, Strategy and Development (Centre LSD). He has over four years’ experience in using modern ICT tools to achieve projects and organizational objectives. Vincent Dania believes
that there is a technology solution to every problem and practices this believe through the deployment of ICT tools in several intervention projects implemented by Centre LSD and her partners.
OIZA RASHEED holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy, and works as the Finance and Admin Assistant for the past four years providing support in preparing schedules for fund disbursement, petty cash for the day to day office management in line with financial guidelines for funded project. She presently works as the finance and admin officer in the feed the future project funded by USAID/FTF PROJECT. She prepares monthly financial report, cash management, banking transactions, tax matters, pension matters and staff payroll. She also ensures that reconciliation of accounts and retirements are adhered to both within and outside the organization’s headquarters in FCT.
GARBA SALIHU ABUBAKAR a biologist, and presently works as the Program Manager for Livelihood, Social safety net/conditional cash transfer and has over eight years’ experience working in engaging communities. He oversees the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods project, Good governance and conditional cash transfer component in the Northern region office in Birnin Kebbi LGA. He is a seasoned community development practitioner with experience in managing Food Security and Livelihoods, HIV & AIDs, Fistula Care and other health related interventions, as well as coordinating behavioral change initiatives.
ABEL RITGAK GONSUM holds a professional Diploma in Education, and also a graduate of Psychology. He presently works as the monitoring and evaluation Officer in the Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project funded by USAID. His responsibilities ranges from routine data collation through the use of ICT4D devices; support to the State program and field staff in data/knowledge management; ensures the proper documentation of successes and lesson learned; also tracking of project’s outputs and outcomes. He has three years experience engaging in development programming in north western part of Nigeria especially in tracking Cash transfers, Governance, Nutrition and WASH.
ESTHER MOSES a graduate of business administration, presently serves as the monitoring and evaluation officer I in the Feed the Future Project funded by USAID/FTF PROJECT. She ensures high quality monitoring and evaluation, assist in developing and managing an effective monitoring system for carrying out impact evaluation of Feed the Future Nigeria Livelihoods Project. She has four years of experience working and engaging communities, and has worked on quite a number of projects such as the Kebbi state social development, and the Community Self Help initiatives in Sokoto State.
SUSAN AKANDE holds a degree in psychology and presently works as the Program Officer for Livelihoods and Conditional Cash Transfer in the Feed the Future Project funded by USAID/FTF PROJECT. With five years of experience. She has over the past years worked with World Health Organization as an independent monitor, and was responsible for providing updates on effective delivery of medical supplies to primary health care centers.
ADAMU SALEH specialized as a Microbiologist, health safety and environment management professional he works as the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Program Officer in the Feed the Future Project funded by USAID/FTF PROJECT. He has five years’ experience in engaging in communities.