Our Team

Just like you, our team members, CODERS, are in the midst of our own change making journeys. We build capacities and amplify voices of marginalized communities; curate and wrangle data for policy makers, and we leverage simple tools to ensure sustainable development within communities. But we are also photographers, hikers, tourists, writers, bakers, on-air personalities, and concert lovers!

HAMZAT LAWAL

HAMZAT LAWAL

Chief Executive

He is responsible for Creating, communicating, and implementing the organization’s vision, mission, and overall direction. Leading the development and implementation of the overall organization’s strategy. He brings in 7 years of experience working with theInternational Center on Energy, Environment and Development (ICEED); Africa Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), and I – Global. He is an Adopt-A-Negotiator Fellow.

 

AMINA MOHAMMED

AMINA MOHAMMED

Communications Officer

She is responsible for the public relations aspect within the organization. Builds and sustains the organization’s reputation for quality, reliability, and stakeholder’s satisfaction. She Writes and delivers press releases and handles all communication sent to the public and determines communications strategy and execute programs to deliver communications objectives throughout the organization. She facilitates outreach to and public relations with our international networks and target groups. She brings in 3 years of experience reporting for Channels TV, Premium Times, and Peoples TV.

You can reach her on amina@connecteddevelopment.org

 

CELESTINA OBIEKEA

CELESTINA OBIEKEA

Project Officer

Celestina handles our engagements with government and other key stakeholders mostly invoking the Freedom of Information Act in gathering data on specific Follow The Money campaigns while focusing on communication strategies and popularising our interventions on the ground. She has over five years’ hands-on experience on strategies and implementation of grassroots projects funded by donor and implemented by government MDAs. She is a clinical researcher with a master’s degree in virology from the University of Ibadan and has a keen interest in development issues.

She is a YALI alumni and spends her spare time volunteering for the ONE campaign as a champion as well as being a partner on the ISAYES project- educating young Nigerian students on civic responsibilities, engagement and leadership.

IJEOMA OFORKA

IJEOMA OFORKA

Program Officer

Ijeoma is responsible for leading Follow The Money grassroots activities in the area of Health. She is a Public Health Practitioner and ruthlessly passionate about issues of children & women’s  health and wellbeing. She brings her wealth of experience working in with both local and International non-profit organisations.

She serves as A World at School Global Youth Ambassador- a global campaign working to get all children back to school. Recently, she was selected as a ONE Champion – a campaign that seeks to end poverty in Africa.

 

BABATUNDE ADEGOKE

BABATUNDE ADEGOKE

Online and Visual Communications

He focuses on the design of our product , and assist the communications team on delivering on high end communication messages. He leads data mining for community stories while aggregating messages on our social media channels. He ensures our online communications are in – line with the mission, vision and goals of the organization.  He brings in 3 years of experience working with National Bureau of Statistics and Virtual Terminal Networks.

 

OJONWA MIACHI

OJONWA MIACHI

Policy Advisor

Ojonwa is majorly concerned with the guiding rules and principles that the organization operates on. She supports the board and staff in developing, reviewing and implementing policies for the organization and strategies for every project. She advises and works with the team to identify and develop key policies areas that sustains the organization.  She brings in 2 years of experience working with the United Nations Millenium Campaign (UNMC) Office and passionate on education for all.

Chambers Umezulike

Chambers Umezulike

Programme Manager

He assists in Follow The Money quarterly project action plan and reports development. He leads the thematic area of environment and the coordination of several open governance project-driven strategies. He is also an integral part of the research & communications team, carrying-off research on key policy issues around the core of the organization. He has a Masters in International Studies, Economic Governance, and Development, and was an Executive Assistant to the Deputy High Commissioner of Pakistan to Nigeria.

 

STEFFIA IMOESI

STEFFIA IMOESI

Finance Officer

She is a skilled level member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, and she assist in budget preparation, conduct periodic financial analysis . She supports the board and staff in developing, reviewing and implementing financial policies for the organization. she ensures that all our financial transactions are properly updated and recorded, while managing accounting documents within the organization .  She brings in 2 years of experience working with Lulu Lingerie as an Accountant.

 

Titus Yakubu Tukurah

Titus Yakubu Tukurah

Administrative Assistant

Titus manages the front desk and provides support services for the smooth running of the office. He brings years of experience working on a similar role with Kagarko Local Government Secretariat in Kaduna State. He makes sure the office is neat and running. Sometimes, he assists the Administrative Officer as well as other staffs of the organization.

Benita Siloko

Benita Siloko

Program Assistant

Benita Siloko is an Environmentalist with keen interest in environmental pollution and management strategies towards achieving sustainable development. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Management from the prestigious University of Derby, United Kingdom.

She contributes to Follow The Money environmental campaigns, mining financial data-set for community interventions while championing campaigns with other vibrant female activists.

She is a One Campaign Ambassador and a prominent member of YALI Network Abuja.

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