ActionAid is a global movement of people working together to further human rights and defeat poverty for all.

About us

ActionAid works with poor people in over 40 countries across the world. Our goal? To end poverty. We believe in doing things differently. We know that with the right opportunities, poor people will find their own solutions - and build new lives.

ActionAid Nigeria commenced programmatic operations in January 2000 after a Country appraisal which found poverty in the midst of plenty. We commenced work then through a Country Agreement signed with the National Planning Commission of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Our works are currently spread across 26 states of the federation.

Strategic Objectives

  • Work with government and their institutions to promote laws, policies and practices that address the rights of poor and excluded communities
  • Work with organisations to advocate accountable, democratic and transparent governance with pro-poor policies and programmes
  • Enhance access for women and girls to decision-making process, resources and justice at all levels
  • Strengthen poor and excluded people and communities to influence policies and practices that affect their rights
  • Strengthen the structures, systems and processes of ActionAid Nigeria and partners for accountable, effective and dynamic operations

 Our Vision

The Vision of AAN is to see a Nigeria without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys his or her right to life with Dignity.

Our Mission

ActionAid Nigeria’s mission is to work with the poor and excluded people to eradicate poverty and injustice in Nigeria.

Our Values

ActionAid Nigeria lives by the following values of ActionAid and which has been demonstrated through the accountability, learning and planning system (ALPS) and this include; mutual respect, equity and justice, honesty and transparency, solidarity with the poor, powerless and excluded, courage of conviction, independence from any religious or political party affiliation and Humility in presentation and behaviour.

Board of Trustees

  • Prof. Patricia Donli                        - Board Chairperson
  • Prof. Sam Egwu                            - Vice Chairperson
  •  Mr. Johnson Ikube                         - Board Treasurer
  •  Ojobo Ode Atuluku                        - Secretary to the Board
  • Dr. Kole Shettima
  • Barr. Ranti Bosede Daudu
  • Ms. Omotunde Ellen Thompson
  • Dr. Jummai Umar-Ajijola
  • Mr. John Odah
  • Ms. Rabi Isma
  • Ms. Mosun Belo-Olusoga
  • Prof. Amaka Azuike
  • Mac Imoni Amarere
  • Ms. Aisha Muazu
  • Dr. Eze Nwokocha


Country Management Team:

  •  Ojobo Atuluku                          - Country Director
  •  Ifeoma Charles-Monwuba       - Director of Programmes/Deputy Country Director
  • Oluwole Elegbede                    - Director of Finance and Operations
  • Funmilayo Oyefusi                   - Director, Human Resource & Organisational Effectiveness
  •  Gimba Ahmed Bello                 - Head, Internal Auditor
  • Tasallah Chibok                        - Head, Sectoral Programmes
  • Aishatu Aliyu                             - Head, Finance and Operations
  • Suwaiba Yakubu-Jubrin            - Head, Partnership & Local Rights Programme
  • Toyin Ekpeneidua                      - Head, Fundraising
  • Basirat Adesina                         - Manager, Human Resource & Organisational Effectiveness
  • Tunde Aremu                             - Manager, Policy, Campaigns & Communications
  • Nkechi Ilochi-Omekedo             - Manager, Women's Rights Programme
  • Olugbenro Olajuyigbe                - Manager,Human Security in Emergency Programme
  •  Ipoade Omilaju                          - Manager, Health
  • Andrew Mamedu                        - Manager, Education/Manager, Business Development
  • Obo Effanga                               - Manager, Just and Democratic Governance
  • Jummai Lawan Musa                 - Manager, Impact Assessment and Shared Learning
  • Maryann Obidike                        - Programme Manager, SMILE