Our Team

Onyinye Ough, Executive Director – Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment in Nigeria.


Onyinye Ough is a Nigerian international development practitioner specialising in anticorruption and service delivery.  In 2018 she established the Nigerian based Non-Government Organisation ‘Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment’ (Step Up Nigeria) with the aim to help strengthen accountability on government delivery and tackle some of the corruption challenges.

Oluwaferanmi Adeola – Programme Associate, Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment in Nigeria

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Feranmi Adeola, is a Programme Associate  and Lead, communications with Step Up Nigeria. A versatile media and public relations professional with a degree in international relations from Covenant University; Feranmi has a range of experience in communications and managing community projects. She was  project team lead on the upgrade of primary healthcare centres and equipping of state schools with laboratories in Northern Nigeria while working with Exxon Mobil. Feranmi has wide interests in anti-corruption advocacy  and building networks for effective governance.

Ibukunoluwa Ijaopo – Programme Associate, Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment in Nigeria

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Ijaopo Ibukunoluwa is a Programme Associate with ‘Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment in Nigeria’ (Step Up Nigeria). She leads the research work for Step Up Nigeria and has experience in providing technical and logistical support to research and project teams. Ibukun is passionate about the use of research to influence governance in Nigeria and to support initiatives that will improve Nigeria’s development. She has worked on a number of research projects including ensuring the use of evidence for policy and practice in Nigeria. She joined the Step Up Nigeria team to contribute to its mission of good governance and anti-corruption in Nigeria.

Adeniyi Damilare Odeleye – Illustrator, Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment in Nigeria

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Adeniyi Damilare Odeleye is a Part-time Illustrator for Step Up Nigeria. He is a graphic designer, cartoonist, illustrator and photographer. He studied Fine Art and Graphic Design at Yaba College of Technology graduating with a Higher National Diploma in Graphic Design in 2004. He worked as a cartoonist and illustrator with now defunct national daily The Comet between 2002 and 2004 before going into full time studio practice during which period he featured in many art shows and exhibitions in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Cuba and within Nigeria. He currently works as a print administrator with a Lagos-based printing outfit.