Board of Directors

Oluwabukola Michael Nelson, BSc, AA, AS, Mnipr


Michael is a skilled strategic planner, analyst, and diplomat. He is the founder and Executive Director of the ADDP. His academic background spans Mass Communication, Public Relations, International Relations and Information Technology from Lagos State Polytechnic, University of Lagos, Trinity Valley Community College and University of Texas, Tyler respectively. His interests are in music, IT, diplomacy and research. His servant-leadership approach to management assures the solidification of the organization’s vision and creates pathway for limitless attainment of goals.

Adebayo Paul Owolabi,

Director, Finance

Adebayo is a seasoned academician. He oversees the Fund Raising and Nominating Committee at ADDP. His competencies include strategic planning, project management, leadership development, change development and human resource management. He holds a BSc.(Hons) in Economics from Lagos State University (Nigeria). Adebayo also holds Honor Code Certificates (HCC) in Justice and the challenges of Global Poverty from Harvard University and The Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He brings his spirit of gentleness, commitment and creativity to the team.

Happiness Okoro

Director, Logistics

Happiness is a logistics expert. She manages Ad Hoc/Program Committees and is in charge of assets. She holds degrees in Mass Communication and English from the Lagos State Polytechnic and the University of Lagos respectively. She loves reading, traveling and cooking. She is a self-motivated lady with proven leadership skills in team and project management. Her eye for details and her great communication skills are of immense value to the team.

Adenike Fagbemi,

Director, Media and Events

Adenike Fagbemi is a media guru. She has got over ten years of experience in media management and journalism. She has successfully managed over 100 events in Nigeria and beyond. She’s a degree holder in Communication from one of the best Polytechnics in Nigeria, Lagos State Polytechnic. Her contributions to journalism and advocacy have attracted awards including the Young Journalists’ Award 2009/2010 from Media Career Services [MCS] Nigeria. In December 2013, she was also awarded the ‘Celebrating the Unseen’ Award by MRA/Initiatives of Change [IoFCNigeria]. “Power House” as she’s fondly called in DPA, Adenike brings an incredible combination of professionalism, passion and ingenuity to the team.