BOARD OF TRUSTEES
ENIOLA OMORO AKINTUNDE
Eniola Omoro Akintunde, Founder and Executive Director ,Niola Cancer Care Foundation and the CEO/ Head Designer, Styles By Saennys a gemstone designing outfit based in Lagos, Nigeria She is a Social architect, enterprising Goal getter with irresistible craving and passion for Social Responsibility.
In her Late 40’s, she is a Native of Agbede Town, Etsako West, Edo State. Eniola began her educational sojourn at Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School (OLASS),Yaba for her O’ Levels.
After her stint as an Office Assistant and later Clerical Assistant between 1995 and 2001 at the University of Lagos Medical Center, she was later offered admission as a Student of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management at Unilag where she graduated in 2003.
With Passionate and Compassionate Commitment to the Cause of Cancers, Eniola Contributions together with her Team has made tremendous impact within the shortest period of establishing Niola Cancer Care Foundation (NCCF), the First Non Governmental organization in West Africa committed to Creating Unmatched awareness for Colorectal Cancer while advocating for Better Cancer Management and Control Patients Navigation & Palliative, NCCF was founded after the death of Her Late husband Gbolahan Akintunde in 2013.
NCCF has been able to successfully organized two major annual events IJOYA aimed at Educating, Enlightening,Encourage Colorectal Cancer Screening, Wellness, Dance, Exercise and showcasing Nigeria Organic food produce, Second event Tagged’ ‘Spending Christmas Day with Cancer Warriors’ aimed at Supporting and advocating, Care for Cancer Patients through show of Love and gifts.
It was not surprising in 2017 When Niola Cancer Care Foundation became a full member and Partner of the Global Colon Cancer Association (GCCA) headquartered in USA for its immense Contributions towards ameliorating rate of death caused by colorectal Cancers.
-To Commemorate 2019 World Cancer Day, NCCF Founder Eniola Akintunde Story ” THE JEWEL AGAINST CANCER” was approved and posted on World Cancer Day website.World Cancer Day is hosted by Union For Cancer Control (UICC) Geneva. https://www.worldcancerday.org/fr/histoire/eniola-nigeria
She Presented an Abstract Titled ‘ “OVERCOMING CHALLENGES OF HOLISTIC CANCER CARE IN LOW RESOURCE SETTINGS” at the World Congress in Malaysia in 2018.
As a gem that has carved a niche for Enterprise, Creative and innovative business activities she established Styles By Saennys and OKUTA OF IYEBIYE , an award winning gemstone designs outfit.
Founded over 17yrs ago, she design’s handcrafted jewellery’s using well polished and High grade precious and semi-precious gemstones Sourced around the world, As the first Nigerian designer to design handmade Christmas tree with Beads. A former instructor for Lagos state Minstry for Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation (WAPA) she has trained thousands in bead designing and Basics on Gemstones identification. Eniola has represented and showcase her brand in different Local and International Exhibitions/Fairs.
Membership of Organization/Association of some organizations
*Nigeria Cancer Society (NCS) -Member
*Global Colon Cancer Association, GCCA.Philadelphia. US
*She is an Ambassador and member of the Celebrity Drug Free Club of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Nigeria.
*Small & Medium Enterprise Think Tank (SMETT) – Member & Asst. Secretary
*National Association Small Scale Industry (NASSI ) – Member
Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School Alumni – Old Girls Association (OLAOSA)
Public Relations Officer.
She has won several Awards and recognitions.
DR. YELE OKEREMI
Yele Okeremi is the founding and incumbent Chief Executive Officer of Precise Financial Systems Ltd. A company he co-founded with a capital of less than $60 in 1994. He is an Adjunct Professor of Business Strategy at the Nobel International Business School Accra, Ghana.
Okeremi holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from the Swiss Business School, Zurich, Switzerland having previously obtained a Master of Applied Business Research from the same institution. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science (With Economics) from the Obafemi Awolowo University. He is an alumnus of the Wits Business School, Johannesburg South Africa and Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA where he completed the Owner President Management Program. He is also an alumnus of INSEAD Fontainebleau, France where he completed the International Directors Program and obtained the Certificate in Corporate Governance. Prior to PFS, he had a successful professional career at Inlaks Computers before he proceeded to Industrial Bank Limited (Merchant Bankers) as a Programmer/Analyst.He was the Chief Information Officer of Industrial Bank as at the time he left for Ventura Savings and Loans Limited as the Head, Systems and Logistics department. He held this position until 1994 when he co-founded PFS with Philip Ayeni, a Chartered Accountant. As a leading icon in software development in Nigeria, Okeremi is a member of the Presidential Initiative for developing the software industry in Nigeria and has previously served on the board of the Nigeria Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). He is a past President of the Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) having previously served as Second and First Vice President and Chairman Legal and Legislative Committee of the Institute. As a technology startup advocate supporting the promotion and funding of indigenous entrepreneurs, twice, he served as the chairman of the Local Organizing Committee [LOC] for Demo Africa in 2014 and 2015. Demo Africa is an initiative of the United States Department of State and Lions@frica to promote innovation in the technology field globally and connecting startup companies with investors. Dr. Okeremi has a passion for the development of intellectual capital of the black race and continues to advocate his position that irrespective of the conditions of the black man, the black man is by no means inferior in intelligence to anyone else in the world.
DR. ADEDAPO OSINOWO
Dr Adedapo Olumide Osinowo is a graduate of the College of Medicine University of Lagos with a degree in Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS). He subsequently undertook a postgraduate programme in General Surgery and was awarded a Fellowship in General Surgery by the National Postgraduate Medical College of Nigeria (NPMCN).
He was employed as a lecturer with the College of Medicine University of Lagos (CMUL) and an Honorary Consultant to Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in 2009. He specializes in Endoscopy, Laparoscopic surgery, and Colorectal surgery.
He received additional training in Endoscopy and Laparoscopic surgery at the renowned World Laparoscopic Hospital in India culminating in a Fellowship and Diploma in Minimal Access Surgery (F.MAS and D.MAS).
He also had additional training in advanced laparoscopic surgery at the prestigious IRCAD laparoscopic training center in Strasbourg France.
His main area of interest is in colorectal cancer and is passionate about colorectal cancer prevention. For this reason, he is one of the co-founders and Head of Medicals at Niola Cancer Foundation, a non-profit organization involved with creating increased awareness on colorectal cancer and supporting indigent cancer patients.
He is currently involved in research with the pathologist on the Immunohistochemistry of Colorectal cancer with a study of Adenomatous Polyposis Coli Gene.
BARR. AMINAT IDRISU: SECRETARY
Taiwo Maryjane Aisha Temitope, Niola Care Cancer Foundation BOT member is a business tycoon and CEO of Enimakay Ventures Limited based in Jos, Plateau State. She is into the sale and supply of wears and household goods. Likewise, she is a professional and passionate teacher whose mandate is to assist kids who are struggling to read and write. In line with this, she has received several awards for her long service and dedication to work. In her early 40s, she is a native of Edo State, Etsako west local government.
Taiwo Maryjane obtained her school leaving certificate at Rantya Model Primary School Jos, SSCE certificate from Government College Jengre, Plateau State. She gained admission to study English Language at the College of Education Gindiri, Plateau State to obtain the NCE certificate. She sat for the Teachers Registration Council Of Nigeria exam where she obtained her certificate.
She has had twenty five years of teaching experience, imparting morals and values in the lives of children from several school across Plateau and Kano States. She is presently residing in Jos together with her husband and two daughters.
PASTOR. TAIWO ODUKOYA
Taiwo Odukoya was born on 15 June 1956 in the city of Kaduna, Kaduna State, Nigeria, where he was also raised. He had his primary and secondary education at Baptist Primary School, Kigo Road, Kaduna and St. Paul’s College (now known as Kufena College, Wusasa) Zaria respectively, before proceeding to the University of Ibadan in 1976 where he obtained a degree in petroleum engineering in 1981. As a petroleum engineer, he started work at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) in April 1982 after the compulsory one-year National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) scheme, and served there until his voluntary retirement in January 1994 after 12years to attend to his call to ministry.
Taiwo Odukoya co-founded The Fountain of Life Church in 1992 with a stated vision to “teach men and women the art of building successful relationships and the principles of leadership so they can be all they are created to be.” The Church has several missions in South Africa, the United Kingdom, United States of America, Switzerland, Kenya, Central Africa Republic, Republic of Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Republic of Benin and Togo.
Odukoya proclaims a firm belief in the role of the church in the community as a socio-economic life for the nations and expresses it through several initiative and outreach projects including a hospital, an orphanage home, a school for destitute children, a farm, a water project which provides boreholes at strategic locations for people who have no access to clean and portable water and a skill acquisition and entrepreneurial institute for the less privileged. On April 19, 1997, Taiwo Odukoya set up Discovery for Men and Discovery for Women, non-denominational outreaches to men and women designed to help them maximize their potential. These outreaches reach out to hundreds of thousands of men and women annually through quarterly rallies, mentorship programs and a vocational center to equip them with technical and practical life skills. Taiwo Odukoya is an accomplished author and have gained a wide readership both locally and internationally.
MRS. MOSUNMOLA OLULADE
Mrs. Mosunmola Olulade is a highly regarded business professional with diverse strength and practices.
Her distinguished career spans across many fields. Her calculating, sharp business management skills has led her to serving as the Managing Director of Adonai-Tekts Properties Limited and sits on the Board of several companies including Adonai-Tekts Investment Limited, Adonai Net Nigeria Limited, GMT Travels and Tours Limited, Foto Plus International and Stripes Geriatric Home
Mosunmola has drive, passion and creativity which make her ideally suited for beautifying lives at The Elect Aso – Oke where she serves as the CEO. Profoundly driven and perfectionist by nature, Mosunmola is committed to her clients, employees, and the people around her. She devotes her time to analyzing business models, processes and systemizing operating structures to ensure flawless service delivery and customer satisfaction.
She is a trustee of Adonai-Olulade Foundation, a charitable and social development organization that is committed to giving hope and meaning to all, with special emphasis on the less privileged in the society by Mentoring, Sponsorship and Distribution of Christian literature, following the strategy; every human being can support others by “adopting” a student or family or a business.
She is also a trustee of God’s Home for Women Foundation which runs a shelter for battered women, and a member of the missionary force of the Latter Rain Assembly where she serves in the hospitality unit.
Mosunmola is a loving wife, a caring mother, and an architect by profession. She graduated with a Master of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Ife (Now Obafemi Awolowo University).
DR. ISHAK LAWAL
Dr. Ishak lawal is a consultant gynaecologist with interest in gynaecologic oncology and a passionate cancer advocate. He graduated from university of Ibadan and did his residency training at university teaching hospital Gwagwalada. He subsequently attended cancer institute Chennai India to acquire more skills in gynaecologic oncology surgeries. He also did a 2year clinical exchange program at Hull Royal Infirmary, Hull East Yorkshire NHS UK.
He has selflessly contributed to development of several individuals and organisations within the cancer space in Nigeria. He played a critical role in the efforts that led to reactivation of Nigerian cancer Society in 2016 when he served as the secretary of the organizing committee for the annual general meeting of the association.
He is the Executive Director of End Cervical Cancer Nigeria initiative(ECCNI)- an NGO with overarching goal of placing Nigeria on the path to cervical cancer elimination. He is a member of many professional bodies including, GOSON; Gynaecologic Oncology Society of Nigeria, AORTIC, IPOS, NMA etc.
Martins Ifijeh is the Health Correspondent for THISDAY Newspaper currently heading the Health Beat. He first worked with The Nation Newspapers in 2007, and then The Union Newspaper in 2013, before joining THISDAY Newspaper in 2015.
Some of his stories have shaped policies and aided interventions in the Nigerian health sector. He has conducted exclusive interviews with the Co-owner of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates; the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General, Dr. Tedros Gabreyhesus, and his African Regional counterpart, Matshidiso Moeti, among other key global health and development figures.
He is a Masters’ degree holder from the prestigious Walden University, Baltimore, United States, and an alumnus of several institutions, including the School of Journalism, Columbia University, New York City, USA; School of Media Studies, Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa, Witswatersand University, Johannesburg, South Africa, Pan Atlantic University, Lagos, Ambrose Alli University, among others.
Ifijeh is a multiple award-winning journalist with a bias for health and development reporting. He won awards for prestigious Nigeria Healthcare Excellence Award -Print Category, 2016, Early Childhood Development Reporting Global Awards, Washington DC, (2017), organized by the International Centre for Journalists (ICFJ); the Nordica Media Merit Awards, (Nigeria) 2018 and 2019, Merck Media Merit Award, 2020 for West Africa (print edition).
He currently sits as director on the boards of Diabetes Control Media Advocacy Group (DAICOMAG).
Born on Friday 26th February 1971 at Wesley Hospital (Now Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital), Ilesha Osun State. Olatunji Olakunle Ola-Davies attended Jehovah Shalom UNA Primary School and Angus Memorial High School (Igbobi College 2), Lagos.
He was later admitted to the Faculty of Engineering, University of Lagos where he studied Materials and Metallurgical Engineering.
He began his career at the Pharmacy Department (Drug Production Unit) of Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) and over the years he had stint with Kilburn Advertising, Prime Power, LEAD Resources Consulting, Gateway Telecoms, Gateway ICT/ Southwest Resource Centre, Christus Vincit Consult, German International Development Organization (GIZ), Fate Foundation developing and implementing marketing, Media Management solutions concurrently facilitating Human Capital Development Projects.
OLA- DAVIES is a certified Trainer, Media Enabler Practitioner, Human Resource management
consultant and is currently the Head of Operations and Projects. He is a member of Junior Chamber International (JCI), Amnesty International and Taking it Global associations where he had served in various capacities as Executive Council, Board of Trustees and Directors locally and nationally.
Olatunji had attended World Bank and United Nation organized programmes and participated in several conferences locally and internationally in Africa, Europe, and America.
In 2020, he was confirmed the 20th President of Rotary Club of Abeokuta Metro having Chaired and served in different committees within the club and at the District level.
DR. WALE AJUMOBI
Dr. Wale Ajumobi is an award winning gastroenterologist. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology.
He practices clinical gastroenterology and hepatology at Eisenhower Healthcare System in Rancho Mirage, California. He is the Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at Eisenhower Health. He is the Director of education in gastroenterology at Eisenhower Health and an Associate Professor of Medicine at University of California, Riverside.
He is passionate about colorectal cancer prevention, patient engagement and digital health. He is the founder of the award-winning BowelPrepGuide, a website that provides bowel preparation and colonoscopy resources to patients and providers. After years of tremendous success, he transferred this website to Fight Colorectal Cancer.
With an MBA from University of La Verne and a certificate in clinical safety and effectiveness from the University of Texas, San Antonio, Wale has a unique perspective on quality improvement and safety. He uses this knowledge to help develop quality initiatives and patient engagement programs for institutions and companies.
DR. ROTIMI KADIRI
Dr. Rotimi is a physician and a graduate of University of Ilorin, with a Master’s degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Lagos. Dr. Rotimi’s motivation for being a medical doctor comes from his daily experiences of losing educated and uneducated patients to preventable and curable illnesses. This led him to focus on addressing the basic health information inadequacies in the environment, by providing appropriate health information, which primarily centers on promoting healthy habits and approach as well as enlightening and encouraging the populace on the need to seek healthcare services from the qualified personal promptly, because it is affordable and more effective.
Rotimi is an entrepreneur and a strategist skilled in delivering quality customer service and an excellent public speaker. He is committed to staying up to date regarding medicine and clinical acumen aimed at providing patients with the highest level of care, dedication, skill, and the desire to impact lives positively.
DR. KATUNG ABBA
Dr. Katung I. Aba is a consultant general surgeon from Federal Medical Center, Owo. Ondo State, Southwest, Nigeria.
He is the immediate past Head of Department of Surgery, FMC Owo.
He has Been involved in the management of Cancer including: Colorectal Cancer, Breast Cancer and Soft
He is a member of the Africa Research Group in Oncology (ARGO), Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN) and Niola Cancer Care Foundation (NCCF).
He is currently the Chairman of Coalition Against Cancer in Nigeria (CACIN), Ondo State Chapter.
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ERICK S. DIDIE
Erick Didie is a passionate proactive filmmaker with love for all narrative forms. Erick who is practically trained in film productions and has been involved in the film industry more than 8 years starting as an actor he soon moved through ranks from a production coordinator, Technical director and finally a producer during which he gained vast experience in all aspects of filmmaking. As a freelance he allowed himself the opportunity to contribute to a variety of projects working with like-minded creative individuals on short films, feature films, TV series and commercials.
Here are some of his credits Twist of faith 2010, 15 minutes 2012, Calabash series 2013, Separate lives- Africa magic films 2013, Vanity’s last game- Africa magic films 2013, Peace mission- Africa magic films 2014, Love struck- Africa magic films 2014, Tinsel- Series 2015, Spin- Africa magic films 2015, Suitcase- Africa magic films 2015, Everyday people- Ontv 2015, Unprotected 2016, Well played 2016, Green white green 2016, Honorable 2016, Samsung Commercial 2016, Soul Sisters- Series 2017, Jemeji- Africa magic films 2017, Mentally 2017, Badamasi (portrait of a General) 2019, ( RIONA- Africa Magic Series 2021).
Erick gets his inspiration from his environment and sometimes shared experience. His dream is to make great films that are not only audacious but evoke emotions beyond quality entertainment
Arogundade Babatunde Olamide born in Lagos state, who hails from Ondo state, is an Instagram influencer and comedian, over the years he has built a reputable brand from himself, going from one stage to another making individuals reduce stress. He has gotten recognition from the likes of Tundeednut, Pulseng, Biesloaded, Krakstv,funny African pics, internationally recognized artist Tiwa Savage, Simi, Pocolee and many more. Currently he has over 59,000 followers on Instagram and 235,000 followers on Tik Tok, his back-up page on Tik Tok has over 132,000 followers.