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Board of Directors

The Board

The board is headed by the chairman of the foundation. The board has oversight function over the management team of the foundation. The board also acts in advisory capacity to the management team. Members of the board are individuals of impeccable character and integrity; and are also practicing advocates of open-mindedness and tolerance and social inclusion.

Meet our distinguished members of the board:

Board of Patrons;


Alhaji Shehu Shagari GCFR. – Grand Patron –

He is a former President and head of state of the federal republic of Nigeria.

An astute and highly respected elder statesman of the federal republic of Nigeria.

He brings to bear his wealth of experience and wisdom to the organisation



Prof. Anezi Okoro.

Anezi Okoro, a renowned author, is a Professor of Medicine,

a consultant Dermatologist and a researcher on albinism.




Alhaji Attahiru M. Ahmed. CON.

Former diplomat and Emir of Zamfara.

He is a passionate crusader for Albinism cause in Nigeria.




Hon. Silas Iloh.

Former Hon Minister of State for

Health of Federal Republic of Nigeria.

A PWA and philanthropist.


Board  of Trustees;

Prof. Ndi Okereke-Onyuike – Chairman –

(Former Director General of the Nigerian stock exchange) Dr Okereke-Onyuike is thoroughbred

professional of highest repute.She is also a social advocate and philanthropist who readily lends

herselfto social causes and initiatives, designed to bring change and impact to the vulnerable of society

Dr. Douglas Anele –Member – Dr. Anele is a senior lecturer of the Department of Philosophy

at the renowned University of Lagos. An astute scholar, Dr. Aneles incisive comments and

articles on contemporary national and international issues set agenda for social discourse.

He has had some of his scholarly work international  journals published to his credit.

Mr Jake Epelle – Member –Mr Epelle is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Albino Foundation. Being a person with albinism himself, and having gone through his fair share of trials, he was driven by the passion he felt to create a platform that would adequately attend to the plight of people with albinism and educate the public on the challenges they face. Through his experiences in journalism, broadcasting, advertising and public relations, he has been able to affect a dramatic shift in the way the society perceives albinism.

Prof.Yetunde Olumide – Member – Prof. Olumide is a consultant physician and dermatologist

from the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Lagos. The Foundation

among other organizations have benefitted immensely from her lectures on the

management of skin cancer.

Barrister Gabriel Arewele – A Lagos based lawyer with many years of legal experience,

Barrister Arewele has a natural disposition to defending vulnerable people, sometimes offering

free legal services to indigent persons as well as to those whose rights are infringed upon.

He is also a social commentator and public analyst.