The Team

Mr. Adeniji Kazeem -Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State

Mr. Kazeem is a graduate of Political Science and Law from the University of Lagos. He also has a Masters Degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law from the University of Strathclyde. Mr. Adeniji Kazeem is passionate about technology and the important role IT plays in the fight against Sexual and Gender Based Violence crimes. He is the Chairman of DSVRT.







She is the Managing Partner of Partnership for Justice, a non profit organization of professionals that share a commitment to equality, justice and globalization of human rights standards. She is the founder of the Mirabel Centre, a sexual assault referral centre that provides free counseling and medical services to survivors of rape and sexual assault. Itoro holds an LL.B from University of Calabar and an LLB from American University Washington College of Law, specializing in Gender and the Law.





Mrs. Clara Omotilewa Ibirogba

She graduated from the University of Lagos in 1980. She was called to bar in 1981 and started work at the Ministry of Justice, in 1983. She was a one time Director of the Department of Legislative Drafting. She also worked in the Directorate for Public Prosecutions. Presently she is the Director of the Directorate for Citizens’ Rights, where she has been since 2006. She has also held a few ad- hoc positions such as the Legal Adviser for Health Facilities Monitoring and Accreditation Agency (HEFAMAA). Mrs. Ibirogba is a full member of the Institute for Chartered Mediators’ and Conciliators. She serves as Alternate Chairman of DSVRT

Omotola Rotimi

She is the Director of the Office of the Public Defender Lagos State. Mrs Tola Rotimi is a lawyer with over 27 yrs of experience, She is also a chartered mediator and has a background in forensic science. She is an expert in women and child's rights and protection. She has presented over 40 papers on the subject both locally and internationally.









Bola Akingbade

She is a seasoned journalist, administrator and a Public Relations Practitioner was born in Lagos.  She has a Professional Diploma in Journalism, Bachelor of Science [BSc. Economics] and Masters in Public Administration [MPA]. She is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations [NIPR] and served as the Treasurer of the Lagos State Chapter of the institute from 2003 to August 2005. She is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists [NUJ] and served as the Lagos State Treasurer for six years [September 2005 –September 2011].
She joined the Lagos State Civil Service as an Information Officer [GL 08] on April 1990.She has served in various State Ministries and Agencies in her professional field as Public Relations Executive. She is a Deputy Director and the Head of Press/Public Relations Unit of the Ministry of Justice.

Akingbola Adeniran

He is a partner in Awodi & Co. (Legal Consultants), a multipurpose law firm based in Lagos. He has previously served as the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on Legal Matters and an investigator and a trial lawyer at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, The Netherlands. He holds an LL.B. from the University of Lagos and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He provides legal and capacity building support to the team.  













Mrs. Christiana Ibidunni Alakija – Ladapo

She is a Deputy Director in the Directorate of Occupational Health and Safety of Lagos State Ministry of Health. A seasoned counselor, she has attended several trainings, workshop & seminars on Adolescent/Youth Sexuality Reproductive Health. She is a Master Trainer on Adolescent Youth sexuality Health and Development. She is “aggressively passionate” on Youth issues, and Development. She believes in youth- Adult Partnership to foster a better tomorrow.











Mrs Bukola Agagu

She is a Deputy Director Ministry of Education Alausa Lagos State. Born on October 1st, a graduate of University of Lagos Akoka.























SP Badmus

She was born on the 4th of August 1977. Her first degree is in Accounting and Post Graduate Diploma in Public Administration. She joined the Nigeria Police in 2002 as a cadet officer (assistant superintendent of police). She is currently the PPRO of Zone 2, covering both Ogun and Lagos States.
















Titilola Vivour Adeniyi

She is a legal practitioner and a bilinguist. She served as a Strategic Assistant to the former Attorney- General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State from 2011 to 2015. She has a passion for policy formulation and implementation. Mrs. Vivour- Adeniyi is committed to public service and human development as a means to touching lives, one at a time. She currently serves as the Coordinator of DSVRT.













Chinwe Onyeukwu

She is a Director at Gender and Development Action (GADA). She is a social justice campaigner and women’s right activist with over fifteen years cognate experience. She is currently the National Coordinator of the Women for Equity and Fairness Organisation of Nigeria (WEFON) an umbrella body of women from all political parties that trains and pursues sustainable participation and increase of women in governance. She coordinated the NGOs legislative advocacy coalition on the Domestic Violence Bill and successfully campaigned for the enactment of the Domestic Violence Law in Lagos state. Chinwe, is a Peace and Conflict Resolution Scholar from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria.






Bose A. Ironsi

She is the founder and Executive Director of women’s rights and health project (WRAHP) with over 20 yrs. of experience in human rights, health activism, research, and community development with a special interest in assisting girls and women at the grassroots level with self-empowering counseling information and leadership skills. A trained nurse/midwife from the Lagos university teaching hospital (LUTH 1988) BSc in human Psychology (NAU 2003), PGD in social work (LAUTEC 2009). Bose Ironsi is an alumni of African women leadership institute( AWULI GHANA 2002), Brown international advanced research institute(USA 2012) and Documenting Violence Against women during armed conflict from ISIS WECCE(UGANDA 2004-2005) , Bose has worked with both local and international organizations in various capacities and active member of various development networks.

Dr. Keziah Awosika

She is the Executive Director of the Women, Law and Development Centre Nigeria (WLDCN), a non-governmental, non-profit making training research and advocacy centre specializing in socio-economic/legal issues with emphasis on gender perspectives. The mission is total empowerment of women to make them agents of change on their own behalf. She is also a member of Lagos Civil Societies Organisations Partnership (LACSOP) and Chairperson of Lagos Gender Advocacy Team (LASGAT), both in partnership with DFID/SAVI.




Oghogho Olabisi Florence

She is an inspired, energetic and dynamic woman with over 10 years working experience on developmental issues. She currently works with the State Accountability and Voice Initiative (SAVI), Lagos - a UK funded Department for International Development Programme (DFID) with the mandate to strengthen the voice of the citizenry in governance. Under the umbrella of SAVI, she is the lead/focal person for mainstreaming Gender Governance issues in various partnership activities and in Lagos State. She also supports the Lagos State Gender Advocacy Team (LASGAT).


Dr Okaga S.A

She is presently a deputy director working in the Directorate of Family Health and Nutrition of the Lagos State Ministry of Health as the Reproductive Health Coordinator. She has 18years post qualification experience as a medical doctor. Holds the MBBCH, MPH, MPA, DELF A1 French degrees.










Shola Soyele

A lawyer called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005. Shola Soyele is the Judiciary Correspondent at Nigeria's award winning tv station, Channels Television. In her spare time, she does humanitarian work and was the 2012 Business Forum Director of Jnr Chamber International, JCI Lagos Royale, a group of young people dedicated to creating positive change in their communities.