Action Aid Nigeria has appointed a new country director, Ms. Ojobo Atuluku to replace the incumbent country director, Dr. Hussaini Abdu, whose tenure ends April 20, 2015.
Dr. Abdu, who has been Action Aid’s country in Nigeria in the last six years, and has put in 10 years of meritous service in the organisation, is moving on to another international civil society organisation.
Speaking at a press briefing to mark the change of leadership in Abuja, the outgoing country director, Dr Abdu described Action Aid a reputable oragnisation driven by values and commitment to the uplift of the society.
“Some of us are in Action Aid not because it pays our bills and meets our needs, but for the fact that we share the ideals and vision the organisation stands for. The last six years has been a great learning experience for me. ActionAid is the greatest university I have attended, because it has taught many lessons and shaped my life.
“Our greatest achievement in the last six years is that we have run an organisation that is completely different from the way the country is being managed. We have transformed Action Aid Nigeria from a mere branch to an affiliate of Action Aid International Federation,” he added.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]
Dr. Abdu thanked the media for their contributions to the successes and achievements of Action Aid over the years, and urged them to continue support the organisation for a better society.
On her part, the new country director, Ms Ojobo Atuluku noted that Action Aid is a vocation rather than a career, even as she said she would engage the incoming administration of Gen. Muhammadu Buhari on issues of corruption, accountability, insecurity, economy and the rescue of the Chibok girls. (Leadership)