About the Board
Seven professionals (four males and three females) make up the Board of Trustees (BOT) thus; Professor Emmy I.U Idegu (Chair and Executive Director), Professor Esekong Hutton Andrew-Essien, Dr Emmanuel Ohiemi Adegbe, Dr Hilda Omale, Veronica Adegbe, Julie Emmy Idegu and Stephen Eneojo Abu (Secretary). Their Professional Summaries and full CVs are herewith offered in their links.
- Assistant Executive Director, North
- Assistant Executive Director, South
- Federal Capital Authority (FCT, Abuja) Liaison Office
- North West
- North East
- North Central
- South East
- South West
- South South
Board of Trustees
PROF. EMMY IKANABA UNUJA IDEGU (CHAIRMAN & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)
Professor Emmy Ikanaba Unuja IDEGU is the current Head, Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar, South South Nigeria. He has taught and practiced Theatre Arts, Theatre for Development (TFD), Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) and Development Studies for a little above three decades both in the class and several communities in communicating policies, development and capacity building.
FIDELIS CHUKWUJEKWU NDIGWE (Director, South East Zone, Nigeria)
Fidelis Chukwujekwu Ndigwe obtained his B.A Literature and M.A Development Communication degrees from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, North West Nigeria. He is currently undertaking a PhD research in Development Communication with the same university.
DR GANA, EMMANUEL TSADU (DIRECTOR, North West Zone, NIGERIA)
Dr Gana holds a PhD in Development Communication, M.A Development Communication and B.A Drama, from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, North West Nigeria. He is a strategic communication expert and specializes in community development, participatory theatre and
development. His major interest is in using participatory methods such as PLA and TFD to galvanize stakeholders’ support towards growth and development.
Dr. Ola Ifatimehin (ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR-NORTH, NIGERIA)
Dr. Ola Ifatimehin is currently the Head of the Department of Theatre and Performing Arts, Bayero University Kano, North West Nigeria where he currently lectures. He holds a PhD degree in Theatre and Performing Arts from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. He is a stage director and Theatre for Development Practitioner.
DR ADIE, EDWARD UGBADA (ASSISTANT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, SOUTH, NIGERIA)
A Ph.D holder in Theatre and Performing Arts (specializing in Theatre for Development), Dr Adie has been involved in using theatre as interventionist and participatory research tool towards communicating development in a number of communities in Nigeria. He is currently a lecturer with the Department of Theatre, Film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar, South South
PROF. ESEKONG HUTTON ANDREW ESSIEN (member)
Professor Esekong Hutton Andrew-Essien is Professor of Scenography, Department of Theatre,
Film and Carnival Studies, University of Calabar, South South Nigeria. He is an Adjunct
Professor, Department of Visual Arts and Technology, Cross River State University of
DR. EMMANUEL ADEGBE (member)
Dr. Emmanuel Adegbe is leading the FP CAPE implantation in Nigeria with guidance from UNC. Before joining the team, he was the Health Team Lead and a Senior Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Specialist for the USAID funded Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Program.
ADEGBE OJONOKA VERONICA (member)
An experienced provider of project management and administrative support of over 15 years post qualification. Specific areas of implementation cover project coordination, advocacy, campaigns management, surveys, gender interventions, sexual and gender- based violence, Policy brief on gender- based violence, concept note and tools on gender based violence
dr. omale hilda ojonoma (member)
Dr. Omale Hilda Ojonoma holds a Ph.D in English Language from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria. With 35 years teaching experience in both secondary and tertiary institutions, she has been involved in a number of translations and workshops in both indigenous and in the foreign language of English.
mrs. idegu julie emmy (member)
Mrs Idegu Julie Emmy holds a master in Business Administration (MBA) from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She is poised to contribute positively to a challenging and rewarding career in an industry or environment where opportunities and potentials for initiative, creativity and growth can be enhanced.
ABU ENEOJO STEPHEN (Secretary)
A highly self-motivated Graduate of Microbiology with training in Environmental sustainability, with well over 5-years successful volunteering services, I am highly disciplined, dynamic, diplomatic and tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. I am also flexible and good at taking initiatives with little or no supervision.