BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chima Amadi is the pioneer Chairman of the steering committee of the Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG) also known as Centre for Transparency Advocacy (CTA). He holds a Post Graduate Degree from University of Ibadan. He was at one time the Secretary General of the University of Ibadan Students Union and until 2005 was the National Youth Leader of the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Memorial Association.In 2005 he along with now late Dr Abayomi Soyoye and Dr Owumi Solomon(Lecturer University of Ibadan and Stanford University Research Fellow) founded the ISDMG as a Civil Society initiative to complement the activities of the SERVICOM Unit of the Presidency. He has authored three (3) books the latest of which is “Nigeria; A giant Awakes: How the Goodluck Jonathan Policy Direction is Transforming Nigeria”. He was the first Executive Director of ISDMG.
OLUAJO SOLOMON BABATUNDE
Oluajo Solomon Babatunde is a graduate of the University of Ibadan from where he obtained a B.sc. In Political Science. He is deeply involved in the Civil Society world in Nigeria and has attended several specialized training.He is the National Secretary of the Zero Corruption Coalition (ZCC), wasProgramme Manager Domestic Election Observation for the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and was also a former Programme Officer of the Africa Public Health Rights Alliance. His consultancy experience spans across organizations such as European Union, IFES-Nigeria, and Women for Democracy and Leadership etc. He is currently the Director Media and Publicity of the ISDMG.Babatunde has numerous paper presentations and his publications are several.
Okwuosa Graceanne is the Director of Administration and Finance of the ISDMG and is a 2000 graduate of the Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu. She is a Civil Society activist with strong passion for humanitarian relief services.She has severally attended workshops at the Dubai International HumanitarianAid Conference under the auspices of His Royal Highness Sheik Rashid Al Maktoum (the Ruler of Dubai) and the African Green Revolution Conference Series in Oslo Norway. She is a founding member of the ISDMG.
OHAZURUIKE TOCHUKWU EMEKA
Born in the famous university town of Nsukka, Ohazuruike Tochukwu Emeka graduated from the Faculty of Law of the Premier University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus with honours. He attended the Nigerian Law School Bwari Abuja where he obtained his Bachelor of Law and was called to the Nigerian Bar on November 19, 2008.While as a student Tochukwu was an active student’s activist and held several Positions of responsibility. He served as Secretary General of the National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS Zone (South East and South South), and Coordinator NANS Zone B, Vice President (National Affairs of NANS and Acting President of the NANS) presently, he is the National Legal Adviser of the National Youth Council of Nigeria.A Professional Negotiator and Mediator (PNM). Tochukwu joined theIndependent Service Delivery Monitoring Group (ISDMG) in 2007 as a field assessor from where he has since risen to become the head of the Legal Department.
EZENWA SAMPSON NWAGWU
Now in mid forty, Eze, is one of the brightest prospects; a leader and model, upon whom many in his country look forward to for direction and inspirationHe is at once a bridge and a bridge- builder. Nigeria is a big complex, full of Contrasts a cultural mosaic; but Eze is among the fortunate few who easily meander their way into the social maze and political cleavages and find acceptance and accommodation. This is because he truly cuts across. He was raised in the North, educated in the west and hails from the south east.Indeed, he understands all three major Nigerian languages and speaks any fluently, while his circle of friends and associates are a fine assortment representing the country’s plurality. Born in the thick of the billowing civil war smoke, he grew up an intrepid patriot, who has an abiding belief and faith in his country’s manifest destiny as leading African giant. Early in life he plungedheadlong into the struggle against military authoritarianism and quest for enthronement of democracy. As a foremost student leader and activist and effective youth mobilizer, he led or participated in many protest against the military junta in the 1990’s this earned him several spells in detention.With the return to civil rule, Eze, pitched his tent with the civil society movement dedicated to playing the role of the conscience of the Nation and serving as a sentinel for the hard fought democratic enterprise. He volunteers and serves in the board of and for an array of local and international advocacy groups. He is taking deeper interest in election, voter education, legislative advocacy, Transparency and accountability issues.In recent time, however, Eze is better known as a popular public speaker and respected public affairs analyst. He is a regular voice and face in all leading radio and television stations in the country. What makes his intervention unique is his penchant for articulation in his delivery, even as he remains fiery and dispassionate.He is widely travelled in Africa and few European countries and holds a Diploma in peace and Conflict Resolution and Bachelor’s degree in History and International Relations.He is married with children.
Faith Nwadishi is the Acting Executive Director of ISDMG, a Civil Engineering Technologist by Training. A gender activist with over 25 years experience.She represents Africa CSOs actors on the International board of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). A position she has held since March 2013.She is a member of the African Steering Committee of Publish What you Pay and the former National Coordinator of the Nigeria Chapter. She served as the representative of the Civil Society on the National Stakeholders Working Group (NSWG) of the Nigeria Extractives Industry Transparency Initiative (NEITI)She has expertise in extractives, governance, and advocacy and an alumnus of the Les Aspin Centre for Government Washington DC.
Danuk Jumai Henrietta
Born in the commercial city of Lagos, Jumai attended the prestigious Queens College Lagos from where she proceeded to the University of Jos, Plateau State and graduated with an Honors degree in Law in 1999. She attended the Nigerian Law School Bwari Abuja where she obtained her Bachelors in Law (B.L) and was eventually called to the bar in May 2002.A capacity Building specialist, Jumai has since 2004 served in various Nongovernmental Organizations in Nigeria after a brief stint in Legal practice. She is a trained HIV counselor; Home based care provider, a skilled facilitator and motivational speaker. Jumai is a human rights activist, an advocate for widows and indigent people. She joined the Independent Service Delivery Monitoring Group in March 2017 as a senior programmes Officer.
MACDONALD OGEMDI EKEMEZIE
Macdonald Ogemdi Ekemezie is a graduate of Theatre Arts from the University of Calabar, Calabar with over 17 years experience in Development work and Development Communication, who rose from the ranks as a Programme Assistant at DreamBoat Development Theatre Foundation to Senior Programmes Manager, State Coordinator at Global Peace Development, Programmes Director at Center for Peace and Environmental Justice and before now, as the Acting Executive Director – KoyenumImmalah Foundation Asaba, Delta state. Previous positions are; Research Manager (East) Divine Associates, Director Afriyouths Theatre. MacDonald was a 2008 Grantee; International Visitor Leadership Program [IVLP]-Promoting Tolerance through the Arts: United States of America. He is an expert in designing and supervising social media outreaches and tracking tools, Coordinating Programme Development and Proposal writing,IEC and jingle scripting/design, Radio and TV drama, scripting/story creation and writing , Conflict scoping and analysis, Peace building and life skills techniques, Monitoring and evaluation techniques, Community mobilization, Advocacy and lobbying skills. Others include; mentoring colleagues and community youths, Facilitating Trainings in Election Observation, Peace and Civic Clubs, Conflict Resolution, mitigating violence against women and girls /people with disability and peace building processes. As trained Actor, he is a Theatre for Development expert.He is a gender promoter and an enthusiast of Extractive governance. MacDonald is a distinguished State Alumnus and currently the Communications Manager for Centre for Transparency Advocacy.