LJLA Fellow Profile

Aasiah Solanke
Aasiah Solanke
Aasiah Solanke is a health for Sustainable Development practitioner with diligent enthusiasm on social impact and social change. This is evident by her 6 years experience working on social impact initiatives covering health, youth development, and partnership for the sustainable development goals. Aasiah has keen interest in health policy formulation and health systems strengthening. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from University of Lagos. As a physiotherapist with hands-on experience in stroke-rehabilitation, She has a proven track record of excellence in improving the lives of stroke survivors. As a result of her interest in transformational leadership and nation building, she has taken part in numerous youth capacity building, engagement and mobilization programmes on local and international platforms.
 Adeniji Usman
Adeniji Usman
Usman Adeniji is a seasoned Financial Specialist, Management Strategist, Financial Literacy Expert and an advocate for Sustainable Development Goals. Usman has over 6 progressive years of experience in data analysis & visualization, corporate finance, and Business Process Reengineering with significant accomplishments. As a financial literacy expert, Usman has delivered lectures on financial literacy reaching over 1,000 individuals. Usman is an occasional photographer, chartered accountant, certified financial modelling & valuation analyst and pursuing certification in business intelligence. He holds an M.Sc degree in Finance from the University of Lagos. Usman is passionate about leveraging data and technology to drive excellent service.
Orifunke Lawal
Orifunke Lawal
Orifunke Lawal is a digital entrepreneur, female empowerment advocate and capacity-builder. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. She has over seven years of experience in digital marketing and non-profit leadership. She is the founder of Lady with Balls, a community of women that trains women across different sectors in Africa and raises girls for the next generation. A capacity-builder, she has also spearheaded initiatives for individuals to increase their employability and create wealth through the Orifunke Lawal Academy, reaching more than 3000 people so far. She is passionate about growth, youth development and gender parity.
Uchechukwu Christabel Nwabuike
Uchechukwu Christabel Nwabuike
Uchechukwu Christabel Nwabuike is a Nigerian Management Analyst currently serving as a Project Lead in deploying the Economic Development centred component of the World Bank sponsored Nigeria COVID-19 Action Recovery and Economic Stimulus Program (Kaduna state chapter), under the El-Rufai Administration. Possessing over six years’ cumulative working experience in the ICT, Construction and Management Consulting Industries, she holds a first degree in Business Administration obtained from Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai in 2015. Given an ardent passion to contribute notably to Africa’s economic success story through the provision of strategic leadership and quality management expertise for driving efficiency in key sectors; Nwabuike is both a member of the Africa Leadership Group sponsored ROOM Fellowship and an Alumni of Harvard University’s Aspire Leadership Institute - which has equipped her with in-depth knowledge of best practices and techniques for effective process leadership in driving cross-sectoral economic growth on a sustainable basis.
STEPHEN OMINYI ONAH
STEPHEN OMINYI ONAH
Stephen Onah is a highly skilled and motivated human resource professional with over six years of work experience in management consulting as a programme manager. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is an alumnus of the School of Politics, Policy and Governance (SPPG), and The Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI). He has a passion for creating value and a keen interest in leadership and governance. He hopes to use his HR skills and knowledge of governance to drive a positive impact in the public sector.
Sijibomi Yomi Ajayi
Sijibomi Yomi Ajayi
Sijibomi holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Public Administration from Adekunle Ajasin University and Ahmadu Bello University respectively. He has six years of professional banking experience in Operations, Cost Management and Regulatory Reporting. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria, and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK). He is also an alumnus of the McKinsey Forward Program, Commonwealth100, and the Emerging Leaders Program of the YALI Regional Leadership Centre - West Africa - Accra (Public Policy and Management Track). His interests include Banking, Development Finance, Public Policy, and Development Management.
 Sanwo Kehinde Issa
Sanwo Kehinde Issa
I am Sanwo Kehinde Issa, A graduate of Biochemistry from Lagos State University. I consider empathy, equity, fairness, and justice as the cornerstones for a standardized level of living and leadership for all. I firmly believe that to lead is to serve. I am a team player dedicated to useful growth such that with sincere effort and consistency, my team can always achieve more than the norm. My father's practice of granting me custody of his ATM cards at a young age, making me responsible for keeping track of his financial influx and outflow can be connected to my early leadership development and sense of responsibility.
Oluwatobi Adebowale Adekoya
Oluwatobi Adebowale Adekoya
Tobi is a physician and development professional with considerable experience in medicine, quality assurance, health system strengthening and project management. He holds an MB; BS degree from the Lagos State University and has previously worked with KPMG professional services, where he participated in business development initiatives. As Project Manager with an international non-profit organization - PharmAccess Foundation, he has developed and implemented innovative value propositions, products, and services to expand and strengthen the supply of quality healthcare services in Nigeria. Passionate about governance, leadership, and entrepreneurship, he is an initiative-taking collaborator and strategic thinker with excellent cross-cultural and interpersonal skills.
Oluwatimileyin Awopetu
Oluwatimileyin Awopetu
Oluwatimileyin Awopetu is a certified crop protectionist and environmental biologist with versatile work experience in military, business and research environments. He is the creative team lead of Utepowa Media, a print, design and advertising agency. Having served previously as a student representative on different committees within University of Ibadan. Oluwatimileyin is very passionate and creative. He focuses on agriculture, entrepreneurship and good governance. He is committed to drive development and sustainability via innovative technologies, value oriented policies and scalable progressive ideas He is the Founder of Agropowa Nigeria Limited, an agritech startup offering solutions in agriculture, solar energy and irrigation
 Olaniran
Olaniran
Leadership is all about creating people-centered initiatives and this has been the hallmark of Olabisi Olaniran's life volunteering in all the thematic areas of the SDGs particularly in Education where he founded Passionate Volunteer Educators (PAVE) deploying teachers to underserved Nigerian communities. A 2012 graduate of Zoology from the University of Ilorin, a President Obama Emerging African Leader, and a polyglot speaker of Yoruba, Igbo, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese and smattering ASL, Olaniran is determined to contribute his skills and intellect to the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of Mr Governor to make life meaningful for over 20 million Lagosians.
Olakunle Adegunoye
Olakunle Adegunoye
Olakunle Adegunoye is an EdTech enthusiast focused on improving the use of technology in facilitating teaching and learning in schools located in under-served communities. A firm believer in "fit for purpose" education suited to local needs and contexts. With a Master's degree in Analytical Chemistry, Kunle has a soft spot for a clean and green environment. With support from friends and colleagues at work, Kunle buys UTME forms for 10 indigent students in SS3 every year so that they can prioritize furthering their education. On Saturdays, when he's not working with kids on "waste to wealth" projects, he's playing football.
Mosunmola Aranmolate
Mosunmola Aranmolate
Mosunmola Aranmolate is a Psychology graduate from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with hands-on experience covering understanding motivation(s) behind behavior in managing people and resources to achieve organisational goals. Due to her passion in helping young people be the best version of themselves, she co-founded Expression_Hub, an online learning platform that tutors young people on how to communicate effectively in English Language. Mosunmola believes that governance is service to others, hence, her vast volunteering and leadership experience spanning up to five years. Between 2018-2019, she served as the Student Leader of EDEN UNILAG, a leadership programme founded by Fela Durotoye. In 2019, she was the Head of Logistics for Young Leaders Entrepreneurship Conference at the University of Lagos. In 2021, Mosunmola became the Assistant Country Director of Beyond Three Billion (B3B, Nigeria), a non-profit organisation that encourages youth inclusion in governance.
Michael Ogunkoya
Michael Ogunkoya
Michael Ogunkoya is a medical doctor, a graduate of Kharkiv National Medical University, with three years post qualification experience In administration, healthcare and project management. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he served as the project manager at Gbagada isolation center. He is currently the general manager of Finnih Medical center. Michael is a team player who is passionate about accessible and affordable healthcare for everyone. He believes in the use of technology in health system strengthening, financing, and solving health disparity He is licensed to practice medicine in Nigeria and the United Kingdom and is presently pursuing a master’s degree in Health economics and Policy.
Funsho Ajibola
Funsho Ajibola
Funsho Ajibola is a Risk Management Specialist with over eight years of experience in Nigeria’s Financial Services industry. He provides strategic risk mitigation support and process improvement through analytical thinking and modeling. Funsho currently works as an enterprise Risk analyst supporting the Enterprise-wide risk identification and mitigation. He is a graduate of accounting. Funsho is an holder of CFI’s Financial Modeling and Valuation Analyst (FMVA) certification and CFA’s Investment Analyst certification. Funsho is passionate about improving business processes and mitigating risks.
Funmi
Funmi
Funmi is a seasoned entrepreneur and change agent with over a decade experience in human capital development, business consulting and event management. She is the founder of PEC Events and The Balloons Hub, which are top players in the industry. Funmi convenes the African Balloon Convention to create commercial awareness of the entire value chain of the industry. She has trained about five hundred entrepreneurs through PEC Academy. She was executive coordinator at Eden Nigeria, where she launched Eden Institute and replicated it on several university campuses in Nigeria. She is a graduate of economics from the University of Lagos.
EZE AMAKA G
EZE AMAKA G
Amaka is an experienced professional mediator whose utmost fulfillment is to facilitate amicable settlement. A graduate of Religion and society from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University and has developed to become a religion and societal analyst and an entrepreneur. She is simple, a strong team player and an active listener. She has a consistent approach to solving problems and possesses high level of zeal for innovation and impact which translates to real contribution of growth. With her well- developed interpersonal and leadership skills, she communicates effectively and thrives on responsibility and challenge. She believes in Nigeria and consciously walks in the paths of achieving the Nigeria of our dream.
Clementina
Clementina
Clementina is an Usherpreneur and Project manager. She is the founder of Gloriouswills Ushering Services, an ushering agency that teaches the business of Ushering, trains ushers to be professionals, and provides ushers for global events. Her participation in fellowships such as YALI, ECOWAS & Model United Nations has influenced her interest in partnerships and providing decent jobs through the ushering business. She is the convener of Usherpreneur summit, the Author of Profitable Usherpreneur Book: How To Start & Grow A Successful Ushering Business. When she is not learning French or moderating events, She is creating videos via Clementina Busayo's YouTube channel.
Benjamin Adekoya
Benjamin Adekoya
My name is Benjamin Adekoya, I am a graduate of Computer Science from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. I am a software developer with over 4years working experience, building software solutions from the requirement gathering stage till deployment, while following software development standard practices. Additionally, I am a metaverse enthusiast and Leader in-the-making. My name is unrecognized right now but soon, I will be a household name, hard to forget in Nigeria. Till then, I will keep learning, practicing, improving and delivering innovative solutions that will make the everyday lives of Nigerians easier & seamless.
Bashirat Oluwafunmilayo Shodipo
Bashirat Oluwafunmilayo Shodipo
Bashirat Oluwafunmilayo Shodipo is an experienced professional with a background in social development, hospitality and public health management sectors. She holds a BSc degree in Zoology and an MSc degree in Environmental Health Science from the University of Ibadan. Bashirat is the founder of STEM Education Development Foundation (SEDF), a non-profit organization promoting STEM education in Nigeria. Through the foundation, she organises Cell Is Life Inter-Secondary STEM Competition has reached over 7,000 students across three states in Nigeria with millions worth of educational aids and University scholarships. She's the founder of Supreme Pearls Corporate Services Limited, devoted to event planning, catering and hospitality management. Bashirat is also an active member of Junior Chamber International.
 Bamiduro Oluwatomisin Esther
Bamiduro Oluwatomisin Esther
I am Bamiduro Oluwatomisin Esther, a Strategic Planner and Economic Analyst with experience in Economic Research, Policy Review/Recommendations alongside Budget Preparation. I currently work at the Lagos State Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, diversifying my knowledge to include data analysis & visualization in the digital economy. I apply the use of economic planning tools, research, innovative ideas and strategic thinking to help promote good governance and service delivery. I am enthusiastic about making formidable impact, this has been my greatest motivation for life and has pushed me to also engage in various volunteer groups to serve others.
Balogun Adepeju Omosholape
Balogun Adepeju Omosholape
Balogun Adepeju Omosholape is a Humanitarian with over 4 years work experience in Medical Social Services -- Counselling, conducting psychosocial assessments, assisting indigent patients and providing adequate social interventions. She is passionate about Leadership, Human Capital Development, Events planning and Management. She obtained her second degree, M.Sc Management from the University of Lagos. She is a good team player with high level emotional intelligence skills, whose driving force is to bring about positive change in governance with the aim of improving lives, one Society at a time.
Ama Oghomwen Emina
Ama Oghomwen Emina
Ama Oghomwen Emina is a multiple-sector business professional with over six years’ experience in corporate finance and business acquisitions. He is motivated by the prospects of creating innovative business structures that not only make money, but improve the quality of life for all stakeholders. He served as the Youth Coordinator for the Association of Small Business Owners of Nigeria, where he was instrumental in helping youth-led businesses raise capital via private equity and single digit interest loans. Although his first love has always been in business, He has a strong interest in nation building, and public service. He is ready to bring his wealth of experience and unique perspective to help develop rapid, effective solutions to challenges in the public sector.
Akinade Oluwaferanmi
Akinade Oluwaferanmi
Akinade Oluwaferanmi is a native of Ibadan. She has a Bsc(Ed) in Biology from the Obafemi Awolowo University and MEd in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Lagos. She has served meritoriously in both public and private secondary schools in Lagos State. She also volunteers as a Counsellor with Psychebabble foundation where she provides free mental health services, and has been of great help to numerous young people. She enjoys working with teenagers and is an excellent model who enjoys exploring the tools of teamwork and 21st century technology in solving problems, including personal and societal.
Adebiyi Oluwasina Peter
Adebiyi Oluwasina Peter
Adebiyi Oluwasina Peter is a Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Professional, specialized in public health programming and data analysis. He completed his Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Institute of Child Health, University of Ibadan. He was the best graduating fellow of the pioneer ClickOn-Kaduna Data Science Fellowship sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in 2021. He has served in various capacities in the nonprofit and private sectors. He is a supporter of William Edwards Deming's popular quote, “In God we trust, all others must bring data”.
Abdbasit Saba
Abdbasit Saba
Abdbasit Saba is an impact driven personality who prioritizes self development as a means of giving back to his own community.His interest in creating sustainable impact made him an advocate for SDG 13. He is the convener of the Climate and Environt Project. He has served in leadership roles as a Global Youth Ambassador (Theirworld UK), a Millennium Fellow and also a Lagos State Youth Ambassador. One thing he persistently believe in is that amid all our accomplishments, we should always find a meanss to give back to the community. Abdbasit love traveling,reading and volunteering.He is a change enthusiast.
Busirat
Busirat
Busirat is an innovative researcher with experience in the healthcare technology industry. She holds her first degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Ibadan. Her pursuit of knowledge led her to undergoing an internship at the University’s Design Studio where she is learning technical equipment maintenance while teaching workshops on design and prototyping. In addition, she was the Lead Organizer in planning and executing a recently concluded boot-camp where girls in STEM had the chance to gain hands-on skills in STEM modules. Busirat is a highly passionate about research, innovations and excellent leadership .
Alausa Babatunde Akeem
Alausa Babatunde Akeem
Alausa Babatunde Akeem is a Public servant with over 5 years experience working with the Lagos State Ministry of the Environment and Water Resources. He is part of the team reviewing the Lagos State draft policy on wetland management, and a member of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency - Disaster Risk Reduction Technical Working Group that drafted the State's Emergency policy framework. Babatunde is an alumnus of Lagos State University and the University of Lagos. He is very passionate about proffering practical solutions to burning issues of governance especially those that connect directly to easing people’s standards of living.
Temitope Omoakhalen
Temitope Omoakhalen
Temitope Omoakhalen, fondly called ‘TBOG’, obtained her Masters in Physiology from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and has certifications in Developmental Psychology and Social Psychology from the University of Queensland, Australia and Emotions Management from Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, USA. She is a YELP Fellow and an alumna of the Mentoring for Women Programme of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, United Kingdom. TBOG is the Managing Partner of TSAGEandTBOG Consult, an organization that curates wellness, wholeness, and winning experiences for families and corporate organizations. She is the co-founder of Remake Africa Consulting, a social innovation firm changing Africa's narrative.
Agoro Ibrahim
Agoro Ibrahim
Agoro Ibrahim is a young and vibrant Nigerian who loves self-development and continuous learning. He holds a BSc in Economics from the Lagos State University, Master of Public and International Affairs (MPIA) from Unilag and MBA degree from Ajayi Crowther University. Agoro is a senior law enforcement officer at LASTMA who is also a committee member of the Lagos State Office of Transformation, Creativity and Innovation (OTCI), a member of LASG committee on Ease of Doing Business and a resolver on the LASG citizens gate platform. Agoro is most passionate about good governance and selfless service to humanity. TBOG is the Managing Partner of TSAGEandTBOG Consult, an organization that curates wellness, wholeness, and winning experiences for families and corporate organizations. She is the co-founder of Remake Africa Consulting, a social innovation firm changing Africa's narrative.