Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees

Civil Society – Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria Board of Trustees

Dr. Bamidele Davis OMOTOLA
Professor Ngozi Nnam
Barrister Abubakar Ibrahim Azara
Dr. Mrs. Esther Mangzha
Dr. Bamidele Davis OMOTOLA

Dr Bamidele Davis OMOTOLA is a community health nutritionist with a doctorate degree in Nutrition from the University of Ibadan with over thirty-five years progressive experience in nutrition policy, planning, implementation, teaching and management in Nigeria. He has experience in research, policy, planning, integration and management of nutrition programs in Nigeria with practical experience in humanitarian nutrition intervention and support in north east Nigeria. He combines practical experiences on nutrition advocacy and knowledge, with effective SBCC skills for positive nutrition and health outcomes. He is bringing onboard extensive work experience with local NGO, academia, research, public sector and development organization in Nigeria. He has a vast professional network in Nigeria including with professional colleagues and nutrition stakeholders in Nigeria as well as states accountable officers in nutrition in all the states of Nigeria. He is a fellow of the Nutrition Society of Nigeria and Chairman of the Board of Trustees, CS-SUNN.
coalition on scaling up nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUN) an array of public and private sector organizations, ministries, departments, agencies, CSOs, NGOs, donors and implementing partners in Nigeria. In addition to his vast nationwide professional networks, including experience in the creation of enabling environment for nutrition intervention in Nigeria and led a number of National and state advocacy efforts at repositioning nutrition intervention. He has a PhD in Human Nutrition with his core area of expertise as Nutrition and Development. He could be reached through his Email; davisomotola@gmail.com.

Professor Ngozi Nnam

ngoziProfessor Ngozi Nnam, is a Professor of community and Public Health Nutrition affiliated to the Department of Home Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria. She is the current President of Nutrition Society of Nigeria. Professor Ngozi Nnam is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Food and Home Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Education, and a Masters Degree in Education (Guidance and Counselling). She also has a second Masters Degree and a Ph.D. Degree in Human Nutrition. Professor Ngozi Nnam was the winner of 1994 Vice-Chancellor’s Faculty Postgraduate Prize for the best graduating student in the Faculty of Agriculture. She lectured and served as Head of Department of Home Economics, Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu from 1987-1996 before joining the services of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where she rose to the rank of Professor. She has served as a visiting Professor to Universities within and outside Nigeria.Professor Ngozi Nnam consults for many agencies and organizations, serves as external assessor for staff and external examiner for students within and outside Nigeria. She reviews and serves in the editorial boards of many national and international journals. She has traveled across continents to present papers in many International Science Conferences and Workshops. Professor Ngozi Nnam has over 50 publications to her credit in reputable peer reviewed national and international journals. Her research interest is on Nutrition of women and children, addressing malnutrition through the use of locally available food crops, improving nutritional qualities of plant foods to increase utilization and production, food product development especially complementary foods and their evaluation, documentation, chemical and biological evaluation of locally available foods.Professor Ngozi Nnam serves in many local, national and international committees for the promotion of Nutritional Sciences and Education. She serves in the accreditation team for National University Commission (NUC) and National Commission for colleges of Education (NCCE). She is a member of Nutrition Society UK, Oxford Round Table, Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSDW), African Nutrition Society, Nutrition Society of Nigeria and a Fellow Nutrition Society of Nigeria (FNSN).Professor Ngozi Nnam is happily married and blessed with children. She could be reached through her E-mail ngnnam@yahoo.com or mobile phone +234 8037573076

Barrister Abubakar Ibrahim Azara

Barrister Abubakar Ibrahim Azara is an expert in Legal, Nursing, Nutrition and Administration field. His career and professional experience spans across 15 years post call to bar practice and over 30 years nursing practice and 10 years of administrative practice. He is a Nutrition Champion particularly for Infant and Young Child Feeding and a in Nutrition Advocacy. He is currently, member- CS-SUNN BOT.
In pursuit of educational and professional certification, he has earned NBA And NNMA, LL.B Hons, B.L ADPA, ADHSSM, RN Grade 11 Certificate. Barr Azara is skilled in diplomacy, medico-ethico-Legal Aspects of health services.

Dr. Mrs. Esther Mangzha
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Dr. Mrs. Esther Mangzha is from Askira/Uba Local Goverment Area of Borno State.  She holds PhD in Educational Planning and Administration. She started as a teacher in 1971 and rose up through the ranks to Director-General at the Federal level. All along Dr. Mangzha worked in Government agencies performing the duties that are pertinent to Women Development and Child Protection for instance, Principal; Girls Schools, Women Education Officer, Director Better for Rural Women, Director, Family Support Programme, Chairperson Askira/Uba LGA, Commissioner of Women Affairs all in Borno State. She later transferred her service to the Federal Government of Nigeria where she served in the capacity of Manager, Training and Development at the National Center for Women Development and later retired as the Director General of the Center.

Dr. Mangzha has garnered experience, working with women and girls at all the three Tiers of Government.

After retirement, having seen the plight of Nigerian women especially those from the rural areas, she founded a non-governmental organization, ‘Integrated Women and Youth Empowerment Centre’ (IWAYEC) to support women, girls, orphans and widows. The NGO works to empower women and youths through training, skills acquisition, capacity building, peace initiatives and addressing gender issues.

Currently Dr. Mangzha’s NGO (IWAYEC) is partnering with the Victims Support Fund (VSF) to support women affected by the insurgency in the North-East. This is an assignment that brings Dr. Mangzha in direct contact with victims of Genders Based Violence at the communities. She has impacted the lives of thousands of women, youths and children. She has so far authored 9 books, the recent being a compilation of traditional/local nutritional snacks and drinks.

She is happily married with Children and grandchildren.