CHRISTIAN Aid has appointed a new director to lead its International Department. Ojobo Ode Atuluku will be joining the international development charity as International Programmes Director on 25th July.
Ms Atuluku has thirty years’ experience spanning the public sector, private sector and within civil society. She is a social development and democratic governance specialist with wide experience in human rights, women and children rights, humanitarian issues such as conflicts and emergencies, gender, basic education, HIV/AIDS and rural livelihoods issues.
In 2015, she became Country Director for ActionAid Nigeria before moving to her current role of Head of Country Support (Regional Director) Africa for the same organisation.
Ms Atuluku will be based in Abuja, Nigeria, and will be the first Christian Aid director to be based outside the UK.
Ojobo Ade Atuluku said:
“I feel honoured and excited, not only because I am joining Christian Aid as the Director of International Programmes, but also that I am joining a global group of committed and passionate people who believe, like me, that extreme poverty can be eradicated.
“These are unprecedented times, and the gains against poverty and injustice have witnessed some erosion in the past year because of the impact of Covid-19. However, the pillars of poverty, power and prophetic voice remain relevant as we try to interpret, understand and act to contribute to the change that is inevitable if we are to avoid self-destruction as a human race.”
Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, the CEO of Christian Aid, said:
“I am delighted that we have appointed Ojobo Ode Atuluku, who has extensive and relevant experience in the sector. She brings a huge amount of expertise to the leadership team, and I know she will be a great asset.
“Ojobo’s appointment strengthens our vision of being one Christian Aid with a truly global strategy and a prophetic voice to expose and rid the world of extreme poverty.”
Ms Atuluku is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA); a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators; Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; and the Financial Secretary in the Board of the Body of Fellows of the Institute of Strategic Management of Nigeria.