Okeke Anya is a graduate of Political Science of the University of Nigeria. Anya is also an expert in Policy Analysis. He has undertaken numerous development and governance oriented courses on a wide range of issues such as project cycle management, gender, trade, election and electoral processes, constitutional reforms, tobacco control, transparency and accountability, public procurement and fiscal responsibility as well as monitoring and evaluation. Mr. Anya works for Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) leading projects on advocacy for the implementation of African Union instruments, Better Management of Migration and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) issues, Supporting Advancement of Gender Equality within Political Parties and the Polity generally, Procurement Monitoring and Advocacy for Effective Implementation of the National Tobacco Control Act. He is currently the Chair, State of the Union Coalition (SOTU), Vice-Chair, Transition Monitoring Group (TMG), Nigeria and Programme Manager, Democratic Governance of CISLAC.
Program Manager- Tax Justice, Environment and conservation of Nature
Mr Chinedu Bassey a Graduate of Michael Okpara University of Agriculture Umudike and Holds a Diploma in Computer Science among other professional certificates in Development. He has a cumulative experience of 17 years working in the private and social development sector, out of which over nine (9) years of experience are within the social development sector, gaining a wide range of experience in program planning, implementation and management among others. Mr. Bassey joined CISLAC in 2014 as a Tax Justice Desk officer and has risen over the years to his current position as a Program Manager. Within this period, he has worked with major international Partners like OXFAM; United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Ford Foundation; Transparency International (TI); Tax Justice Network Africa (TJNA), Open Ownership, International review Mechanism of the Global Open Government Partnership, SOMO among others and has delivered on over 15 projects within this period. He represents the Organization as the contact person in the National Steering Committee of the OGP in Nigeria, The National Coordinator of the Tax Justice and Governance Platform.
Samuel is a programme specialist with focus on institutional integrity, asset recovery, criminal justice and trans-national organized crime related themes. At CISLAC, he currently coordinates projects related to the aforementioned areas. An Alumus of Transparency International School of Integrity, Vilnus, Lithuania, Samuel is a certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Nigerian youth leader promoting inclusive political engagement and accountable leadership. Samuel has coordinated the production of reports, produced policy briefs and written numerous articles for national and international platforms. He is a graduate of Transport Management Technology and a Post graduate of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolutions.
Solomon Adoga is a graduate of English and Literature from the University of Maiduguri. Solomon demonstrates a high level of passion for learning and improving. He joined CISLAC in 2015 as an Intern and has risen over the years to his current position garnering experience in project management and resource mobilization. Solomon has also acquired valuable sector-specific certifications including the prestigious Corruption Risk Assessment certification from the Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria as well as being a certified monitor from the African Centre for Tobacco Industry Monitoring and Research in Pretoria, South Africa. Solomon has worked on programs supported by notable international partners including the MacArthur Foundation, Transparency International, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, OXFAM, National Democratic Institute, Tax Justice Network Africa, African Capacity Foundation etc.
Onyinyechi Amy Onwumere holds a Master’s Degree in International Commercial Law from Brunel University in London, United Kingdom and a Bachelor’s Degree in Public International Law from the University of Abuja in Nigeria. She provides research, communication, technical and program support in order to get projects done. With over 8 years work experience in private organizations and non-profit organizations, Amy is passionate about causes in human rights promotion and has volunteered in such areas. She also recently published an article titled, “Corruption and Democracy in Nigeria: A Preliminary Analysis” (2020) 5 (1) Democracy & Development Journal of West African Affairs (June Edition).