Our Staff

Executive Coordinator


Alumbugu Basiru (Programs Manager)

Alumbugu Basiru is a human rights lawyer with a history of working for the Media industry and various non-profit Organizations. As a human rights and social justice advocate; he is an African Change-makers Fellow (ACF) as well as a justice Fellow of the Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF). Before joining AQYI, Alumbugu served as the human rights officer for the International Centre for Advocacy on Right to Health (ICARH) working to promote human rights, access to justice systems and equality for the LGBTIQ community in Nigeria and Africa at large. He is the Programs Manager at the AQYI

Emma Onekekou

Emma Onekekou (Programs Officer)

Emma Onekekou holds a University of Technology Diploma in Communication and resources, She is a feminist committed to and working on the human rights of women and the LBTQ community. Having worked with other organizations in Africa for the visibility and rights of African LGBTQ+ persons; She created EmmalInfos, a platform that amplifies the voices of Queer women in Francophone West Africa. Emma is the Programs Officer at the AQYI.

Zazi Idodo

Zazi Idodo (Operations Associate)

Zazi Idodo holds a degree in International Studies and Diplomacy. She has experience in digital marketing and previously worked with the Initiative for Equal Rights in Nigeria and on the successful political campaign of Godwin Obaseki for Governor of Edo state, Nigeria. Zazi had a stint with Rhythm FM in the historic university city of Benin as an On-Air Personality.

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Saratu Umar (Finance Officer)

Saratu holds a degree in accountancy and also a student member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria. She has a history of working with Indigenous and international nonprofit organizations in Nigeria. She has gained extensive experience in preparing organizations’ financial reports, budgets, and tax returns, as well as managing payroll. She will enhance and efficiently manage all the AQYI finance, keeping track of all inflows and expenditures, help in addressing and change in AQYI budget, and ensuring timely financial reports of the organization.

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