Samuel Oyimafu Asimi
Samuel Asimi is the Programme Director at Step Up Nigeria. Samuel focuses on good governance, ethics, institutional integrity, criminal justice, and transnational organized crime related themes. Samuel has about eight years experience in implementing national and regional projects, as well as undertaking applied research, and advocacy for accountable governance. Prior to joining Step Up Nigeria, Samuel was with Transparency International (TI) Nigeria where he led its anti-corruption department.
Samuel is an Alumnus of Transparency International (TI) School of Integrity, Vilnius, Lithuania, he is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and holds a postgraduate diploma in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution. He is currently undertaking a second postgraduate certification, a Masters in Anti-corruption Studies (MACS) at the International Anti-corruption Academy, Laxenburg, Austria as a scholarship student.
Feranmi Iyanda is the Deputy Programme Director at Step Up Nigeria and Manager of the South-West office in Lagos State. She is a development professional with specific expertise in anti-corruption education, communications and government relations. She is the coordinator of Step Up Nigeria’s Catch Them Young Initiative and the annual Anti-corruption Star Awards. Feranmi also serves as the communications manager and anchor of Step Up Nigeria’s podcast series and YouTube channel. Feranmi is currently the West African Youth Anti-corruption Ambassador.
Grace Ezema is a Programme Administration Manager at Step Up Nigeria. She is an experienced professional in financial advisory, budget management, administration, human resource and programme support to the team. She is certified in Accounting Principles, Strategy and Operations from the International Business Management Institute – Germany (IBMI).
Halimat Olufade is a Senior Programme Associate at Step Up Nigeria. She provides programme, monitoring and evaluation, and business development support to the team. She holds a masters in peace and development.
Alhamdu Saidu is a Junior Programme Associate, Admin & Logistics at Step Up Nigeria where he provides support to the administrative, programs, and finance team. He also manages logistics functions for Step Up Nigeria.
Gina Anthony Essien
Gina Anthony Essien is a Junior Programme Associate at Step Up Nigeria. She provides support to the Programme Associates, Program Manager and the Programme Director. She has experience in community engagement, client relationships and admin/operations.
Faith James is a Programme Assistant at Step Up Nigeria, where she supports programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation of data. She is keen on advocacy around good governance and civic participation which is key to her work with the team. She is certified in Agile project management which gives her an edge in implementing projects efficiently.
Godfrey Itatu is a human capacity development enthusiast with strong interest in youth entrepreneurship, business development and achievement motivation. He is passionate about the intersection between data and decision making and currently serves as Data Analyst and Programme Associate at Step Up Nigeria where he helps to collate, store, analyse and report on the data findings of the organization
Judith Wobin serves as the Office Assistant at Step Up Nigeria, where she offers support to the team and maintains the office.
Yvonne Kennedy is a Programme Coordinator at Step Up Nigeria where she is the national lead on the coordination of Step Up Nigeria’s Integrity Certification Programme and Teachers’ Training Programme. She is proficient at business development and client relations. A professional who brings energy, enthusiasm, and dedication to her role as Programme Coordinator, she believes that Integrity and the fight against corruption has to be part of our culture and should be taught as fundamental values.
Iyua Hannah Gbamwuan
Iyua Hannah Gbamwuan is a Programme and Finance Associate at Step Up Nigeria. Hannah is a highly motivated and dedicated individual with a passion for continuous learning and personal growth, inspired by the desire to contribute to positive change and development. Beyond her professional endeavors, she is an avid learner, constantly seeking new knowledge and challenges to broaden her horizons. Her drive to make a difference, combined with a positive and adaptable mindset, makes her a valuable addition. In her free time, she enjoys staying physically active through various sports and exploring outlets like reading and interacting with people.
Vanessa Emeadi is a Communications Associate at Step Up Nigeria. A graduate of Microbiology with a flair for writing, she considers herself an activist and can be seen writing articles or tweets about causes that are dear to her.
Jumoke Bamidele is a Senior Programme Assistant at Step Up Nigeria, where she supports programme implementation, monitoring and evaluation of data. One of her professional goals is to gain major communication techniques while forging a career in the anticorruption field. She also serves as the admin manager for the Lagos office.
Rilwan Abuh is a Programme Associate at Step Up Nigeria where he leads on coordination of Step Up Nigeria’s Integrity Certification Program and the Parent Anti-Corruption Champions Initiative in South-West Nigeria. Rilwan believes that with the right values, principles, and actions, the fight against corruption in Nigeria will be a successful and sustainable one.
Shulammite Okafor is a Programme Associate at Step Up Nigeria where she provides programme, monitoring, evaluation, and business development support to the team. She is enthusiastic about social work and advocacy and making a difference in the lives of people.
Goodness James is a Programme Associate at Step Up Nigeria. She holds a bachelor’s degree in international relations and diplomacy and a master’s degree in peace and conflict studies.
She is enthusiastic about the developmental space, early childhood education, and technology. She loves to plan, design and organise programmes. She finds children fascinating and dedicates her time and investment to educating them. When she is not working, she visits new places, listens to podcasts, or can be found reading a book. She is an avid reader and loves to read African literature.
Elizabeth Awonusi is a Programme & Learning Intern at Step Up Nigeria, where she provides support for projects implementation and other administrative tasks. She loves relating with children and influencing them positively to maximize their potentials. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Soil Science, enjoys listening to music and trying out crafts.
Shekwogaza Ibrahim Kure
Shekwogaza Ibrahim Kure is a Senior Programme Assistant at Step Up Nigeria. He is an experienced advocator, cinematographer, event organizer and provides collaborative support to the team.
He is a Veterinary Surgeon (in view) from Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University Makurdi – Nigeria.