Rev. David Ugolor
Executive Director

Rev. David Ugolor is the Executive Director of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ). ANEEJ is an NGO based in Benin City promoting good governance and anti-corruption work through research, policy dialogue, education and advocacy. David Ugolor has over two decades working experience on anti-corruption work and also has Master Degrees on Agricultural Economics and the Study of Corruption from the Universities of Benin and Sussex. He has made several paper presentations on corruption, Illicit Financial Flows and Sustainable Development at both local and International workshops, and Seminars. David Ugolor has participated as a resource person in several UN meetings and also facilitated civil society engagement on Open Government Partnership and currently serve as the Co-Chair of the Anti-Corruption Working Group of the Open Government Partnership Nigeria. David Ugolor also facilitated the Pre-Global Forum on Asset Recovery consultation in Nigeria and participated in the GFAR panel debate held in December, 2017 in Washington DC.

Leo Atakpu
Deputy Executive Director

Mr. Leo Atakpu is Deputy Executive Director of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ). He has twenty-six years’ experience working on development issues across Africa and beyond. He is deeply involved in international policies, such as Development Aid and its impact on Nigeria and Africa. As a debt activist, he was also part of the Jubilee 2000 Debt movement and part of the Civil Society efforts that campaigned for debt cancellation for Nigeria by 2005.
From 2017-2019, he was the Chairman, International Coordinating Committee (ICC) of Reality of Aid Network, the only major North/South international non-governmental initiative focusing exclusively on analysis and lobbying for poverty eradication policies and practices in the international aid regime. He is currently the Chairman of the Board of Reality of Aid, (RoA) Africa. A former Editor of the Nigerian Observer, he is author of so many published chapters of development Books and journals as well as articles. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria and is married with Children.

Mary Igharo
Admin & Finance Manager

Mary Igharo holds a B.Sc. in Banking and Finance from University of Benin (UNIBEN). She joined the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ) in 2004. She is currently the Head Finance and Administration at ANEEJ, providing leadership and financial management support to project implementation and reporting. She also manages the administrative department, providing leadership in the day-to-day operation at ANEEJ. She has managed several projects and is familiar with the reporting requirements of several donors including UKAID (now FCDO), USAID, British Council/DFID (FOSTER, RoLAC), Switzerland Embassy, EED now Bread for the World, Royal Norwegian Embassy among others. Her role is central to the organisation as a whole.

Innocent Edemhanria
Programme Manager

Mr. Innocent Edemhanria is the Programme Manager of the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ). He has his first degree in Agricultural Economics and Extension Services from the University of Benin, with over 14 years experience working on development issues. He has done extensive work around budget transparency, procurement reform, environment and climate change, anti-corruption, and other governance issues.  He is a certified corruption risk assessor by the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria, a researcher with strong analytical skills and an excellent facilitator. He is acting as the focal person, Edo State Open Government Partnership Secretariat, coordinating state and non-state actors on the design and implementation the State Action Plan. He coordinated civil society monitoring of the utilisation of the $322.5 million recovered loot (used for cash transfer programme by Nigerian government), in Nigeria, under ANEEJ MANTRA Project. He is the Edo State researcher for the Sub-National Budget Transparency Survey Project of CIRDDOC Nigeria and FCDO. He is currently coordinating the secretariat of the People’s AGM Platform hosted by ANEEJ. He has directly designed and implemented several projects for ANEEJ, and as well successfully reported to different donors.

Joy Igwe-Okoye
Admin, Abuja Office

Mrs. Joy is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Abuja Advocacy Office of the Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice, ANEEJ

Kelly Umukoro
Procurement Officer

Mr. Kelly Ovie Umukoro is Currently the Procurement officer of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice ANEEJ. He has served in various capacities and departments of the organization in the management and implementation of projects.  He has over Twenty-year working experience in the development sector before his current position.
Mr. Umukoro holds a BSc in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin. He is familiar with procurement best practices and has undergone several trainings in Procurement.  On October 2022, he participated in a training on procurement policy and standard procedure organized by Widows and Orphans Empowerment Organization WEWE, to Deepen his knowledge on procurement. Mr. Umukoro is married with children.

Sandra Eguagie
Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Sandra Eguagie is a graduate of geography and regional planning  from the University of Benin, Benin city. She is currently a post graduate student of the University of Lagos (UNILAG) pursuing her MSC in Research & Public Policy. She is ANEEJ’s Monitoring and Evaluation Officer with experience in performance monitoring, research, data quality assessment and evaluation of projects.

Adeleye Uthman, ACA
Accountant/Business Manager

Uthman has 6 years of experience as a development enthusiast and accountant working for indigenous non-governmental organisations across Nigeria in the fight for an Africa without Poverty. He has been part of many youth movements and is currently a campaigner for a Just Energy Transition. He started his career as an audit intern and later transitioned into the non-profit sector where he exemplifies himself as an activist for the people championing pro-people agendas.
He is a chartered accountant with a bachelor’s degree in Demography and Social Statistics from Obafemi Awolowo University and a master’s in accounting (in-view) from Babcock University. 

Erhisohwode Assurance Ovie
ICT Officer

Erhisohwode is a graduate of Information Management Technology from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO) and is ICT officer. He assists the communications department in the area of  Information/Communication Technology, ICT and manages ANEEJ websites and social media platforms.

Odokara Paul Ndu
M&E Officer (Abuja Office)

Paul Odokara is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger State.
He is the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer, Abuja Office and also assists the organization in the area of M&E activities as well as research.

Ken Okocha

Ken Okocha, ace photographer and former broadcast journalist, handles ANEEJ multimedia recordings and stores them in our retrieval system.