Dayo Benjaims-Laniyi

Board Chairperson

Media entrepreneur and an event-profiled global enterprise communicator, Mrs. Dayo Benjamins-Laniyi, the executive director of Doxa Group- (Doxa Digital Nig., Doxa Conference Management Bureau, Doxa Prints & DBL/Doxa; Nigeria’s foremost complete corporate brand that is tested and proven in the market place providing total event design,

management and sequencing, conference hall design, configuration and installations of technical and innovative enterprise for prestigious occasions and ceremonials of various government, social, diplomatic and corporate reference; both national and international. She is an ordained deaconess and the wife of Pastor Tunde Benjamins- Laniyi of theThroneroom RCCG Abuja that meets at Transcorp Hilton.

An English [Honors] graduate of the University of Ibadan, Dayo is a public speaking entity and an experiential consultant who has honed a reputation as one of Nigeria’s most recognized and sought-after Master of Ceremony (MC), with a stellar background spanning media, entertainment, events design and architecture, hospitality, culture/tourism and CEO branding. DBL celebrity compere has planned and masterfully executed a significant number of high-profile events, both locally and internationally. DBL is Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Management Consultants and Certified Management Consultant. She is so inspired by nature and environment around her that she develops personal relationship with her plants; and they are named deliberately according to their place in her heart. The African Culture Transformation (ACT) Initiative is an NGO/Cultural rejuvenation engine, which she has initiated to restore, strengthen and redefine African pedigree for women advocacy and entrepreneurship. Dayo is also working on an Agro-Transformation project for African Women. This project is primarily concerned with the integration of African women as global ‘Agro-preneurs’.

Dr. Tokunbo Alaga Olorundami

Deputy Board Chairman

A capacity builder with competencies in innovative policy making, environmental and development sustainability, and a Lean six Sigma black belt holder for process reengineering. Toksdam as popularly known, completed his PhD at Newcastle University, PGC in Research at Newcastle University, Masters in GIS from University of Nottingham, Certification in Business Innovation from Saiid Business School – Oxford University, a Second Master’s degree in Spatial Planning from the University of Dundee, his first degree is from University of Calabar. He currently lectures at University of Calabar, Nigeria, Oxford Brooke’s University and Newcstle University in the UK. In his community development involvement, he is the current President of Ekinrin-Adde Patriots, former Chairman Ekinrin-Adde Ekinrin-Adde community development association UK branch, and a former Master Ekinrin-Adde in his undergraduate days.

He is stepping out to join the efforts to set our country on a path of sustainable growth and development. If Nigeria will be great again, the national assemble must be composed of diverse skills and experience, a composition that is suited to the current challenges of our country. The infrastructural fortunes of Kabba/Bunu/Ijumu Federal Constituency are at a state that requires skillful representation, I invite you to join hands with us to make difference in the life of people.

Michael Edwin

Board Member

Edwin Michael is a strategic thinker, impact investor and growth specialist with 15 years’ cognitive experience in Planning, Risk Management, Project financing and Financial Management. He serves in strategic and advisory capacities in various corporate and non- governmental organizations where he models sustainable and value- driven leadership. Edwin is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. He is a Certified Information System Auditor by the Information System Audit and Control Association USA, with a master’s degree in strategic planning from the Edinburgh Business School, UK. A patriot and Nigerian, he is married to Eno Michael and is gifted with 2 children. He is passionate about reading, music, and poetry.


Hamilton Gabriel

Founder, Tribe Africa

Hamilton Gabriel Lamech is the Founder and Executive Director of Tribe Africa, a non-government organization that seeks to close the gaps in youth unemployment across Africa. He engages policymakers, and stakeholders in addressing some of the roadblocks of youth unemployment, providing support and guidance to youths across Nigeria on how to reposition for a decent job and business optimization. He leads an advocacy and implementation campaign on SDG8. Hamilton is also a financial advisor with 10+ years of experience in Sales, Financial advisory, and Portfolio Management. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Biology, from the University of Calabar. Hamilton is the convener of Economic Re-Engineering, a social intervention programme that brings together small and medium enterprise drivers and stakeholders, policymakers deliberating on optimizing entrepreneurship growth and career acceleration in Africa. Hamilton resides in Abuja.

Austin Igwe

Board Member

A multi-skilled, enthusiastic, focused and versatile serial entrepreneur with a dogged attitude to work. Austin is highly motivated with good analytical skill and industry- based experience. He had his first degree in Computer Science with vast experience in Software Engineering, System Analysis and Design, Database Design/Administration and Entrepreneurship Development. His current research work is in Strategic Execution and Process Automation in the market place. He leads TeenzNet for over 3 years where his work helped over 100 Teenagers from different parts of the country find their career path using specialized career software. He has trained over 2000 persons in the use of ICT tools and programs. He has helped organizations both government and private sectors generate huge revenues by helping them automate their processes and making service delivery a click away. Austin has developed software applications in e-Governance, Security, Management and Finance, Server Management, ICT Consulting, Cloud Technology, Archiving, Brand Development, Virtualization, Corporate Training, Web Development and Business Process Optimization. He is very humanitarian. He provides strategic planning and technology management services to companies of all sizes in all industries, and is currently “productizing” the results of his work and its methodologies into mass marketable software packages. He is a Chief Executive, Founder and Co-Founder of several organizations. A father of two lovely kids, the husband of one wife

Andidiong Okon

Board Member

She is the Programs Manager for Africa at OCP. She leads OCP’s community engagement across Africa and provides support and guidance to our partners in implementing open contracting. She guides partners in thinking strategically about how open contracting, data and technology can help achieve their reform goals and the most suitable approach for them in context. She supports our Head of Africa in replicating open contracting reform success across the continent Andidiong also leads in building the capacity of OCP’s global community of partners and stakeholders with the knowledge and skills that they need to advocate for, better publish or use open contracting data. A Mandela Washington Fellow, Andidiong has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Covenant University and a Master’s in International Development from the University of Bath.

She worked in investment banking before delving into the world of data.

In her leisure time, Andidiong is a candy connoisseur for Andies Candies, enjoys running, dancing, traveling, singing, speaking up for the rights of women, and is a member of an Abuja-based book club, the Book Trybe. Andidiong is based in Abuja

Bamidele Seun Owoola

Board Member

She is an energetic entrepreneur passionate about the development of Africa. She is a visionary with proven strengths in communications, marketing, branding, and project management, alongside a proven track record of

identifying, initiating, and capitalizing on business opportunities across sectors especially Africa’s Agribusiness sector. Bamidele is an astute business facilitator, with experience facilitating and forging local and international partnerships and alliances namely with The African Development Bank, Dubai Gold, and Commodities Exchange the largest derivatives exchange in the Middle East, Africa commodity exchange, Alluvial Agriculture, Arab trading company and many more. In addition to this Bamidele has spearheaded a number of high-level investment conferences in London, Germany, Ghana, Luxembourg, Nigeria, and Belgium. Bamidele is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Welcome2Africa International (W2A), whose mission to become the center of excellence for the facilitation and deployment of investments and trade opportunities on the African continent. Through W2A’s knowledge dissemination and convening activities along with bespoke client services, W2A looks to catalyze and facilitate finance, investments, and trade into and across Africa – with a special focus on Nigeria’s Agricultural sector. Bamidele attended the prestigious Essex University, United Kingdom, and is currently a political science student at the University of Abuja.

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