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Management Team

Naomi Saliu‑Lawal

Naomi Saliu‑Lawal

National Director

Naomi has spent the last 12 years working within the British and Nigerian Financial sector. In that period, she exhibited strong skills across different functions including Management, Business Development, Relationship Management and Operations functions. In her last role, Naomi was elevated to the position of Head, Client Services for Guaranty Trust Bank (UK) Limited, United Kingdom a role based in the heart of the London business district.
 
Naomi is an avid gym goer, participates in several charity runs/walks, is passionate about health and fitness and is an ardent follower of several sports (football, tennis, basketball, golf and athletics). 

​Naomi has always held a keen interest in the ‘third sector (she regularly contributes financially to children focused charities) her time in England helped foster this interest by availing her with openings to work with organizations like the UK based Children's Trust charity. When the chance to work with Special Olympics came up, the opportunity of combining her innate skills in fundraising, relationship management and managing corporate structures with her passion for children, charities and fitness based activities proved irresistible. 

Naomi holds an MSc. Management degree from Birkbeck University (University of London), and an honours degree in Zoology from the University Of Lagos, Nigeria.

Adeola Oladugba

Adeola Oladugba

Sports Manager

Adeola is a member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE). He holds an HND Civil Engineering from Yaba College of Technology Yaba, Lagos. 

He had worked as Project Engineer for Shell Petroleum, Penos Construction Company as Site Engineer and Abezl Nig LTD as Event Manager. 

​He is currently responsible for the recruitment of athletes, coaches, family members and volunteers. He also coordinates projects and SO Nigeria initiatives.

Adesoye Maselugbo

Adesoye Maselugbo

Accountant

Adesoye holds a B.sc Accounting Degree from University of Lagos.

Before joining Special Olympics Nigeria, he worked with the following Organisations in Nigeria: Therapeutic Lab. (Nig.) Ltd as an Accountant and also with Mind Builders School as an Account Officer. He is currently in charge of Administrative and Finance management in Special Olympics Nigeria. 

He is happily married with one Child.
 

Richard Enefiok

Richard Enefiok

Sports Officer

Richard holds a BSc Banking and Finance degree from Lagos State University. 
 
Before joining Special Olympics Nigeria, he worked with the following firms; Redeemed Christian Church of God (Hope Hall) as a maintenance supervisor and Nigeria Breweries Plc as a trade enumerator. 

Currently he oversees the unified sports, young athletes and other sports related activities in the organization. He is happily married with two children.

Oluwasogo Emmanuel Solanke

Oluwasogo Emmanuel Solanke

Initiatives Programme Coordinator

Oluwasogo possesses a B.sc Marketing degree from the Covenant University, Ota-Ogun State. 

Prior to joining Special Olympics Nigeria, he worked as a graphics and publicity manager at Sleek Motion multimedia concepts and as a math tutor at Abiecole International Schools. 

Oluwasogo presently coordinates program initiatives and communications at Special Olympics Nigeria. He also serves as project coordinator for the young athletes, youth activation and youth empowerment initiatives at the organisation.

Ugonwa Gladys Anyakoha

Ugonwa Gladys Anyakoha

Sports Officer

Ugonwa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in French from the University of Port Harcourt and an M.Sc degree in Public and International Affairs from the University of Lagos. 

She has worked in the following capacities before her current stint at Special Olympics Nigeria; MTN Nigeria as a customer relations manager and Global Mascot services as a customer care representative. 

She now manages athletes' recruitment and administrative duties at Special Olympics Nigeria.
 
 

Festus Adeniyi Awe

Festus Adeniyi Awe

Project Coordinator

Festus is a certified graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management. He also holds a B.A in Mass Communication from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA).

Sequel to his appointment at Special Olympics Nigeria, Festus worked at Zapphaire Events as an Event Planner, SOL Nigeria as Sales Executive and Bond Medical Centre as Public Relations officer.

He is passionate about caring for people with intellectual disabilities. He had volunteered at various SO Nigeria events before joining the establishment in 2015.

 Obianuju Asiodu

Obianuju Asiodu

Health Coordinator

Obianuju holds a diploma and Bsc in Economics from the University of Lagos Akoka . 

Prior to joining Special Olympics, she worked at Ernst and Young (EY) as an advisory services consultant providing Risk, performance improvement, people and organization and Information Technology services to public and private organisations across diverse industries 

​Obianuju is a decorated competitive track and field athlete. She has voluntary experience with (AIESEC) as a global community development participant in Ghana and Nigeria. She also has leadership experience in volunteer work.

She is a trained project manager and is currently responsible for the healthy community program at Special Olympics Nigeria.
 
 

Sylvester Ameator Oboh

Sylvester Ameator Oboh

Project Coordinator

Sylvester holds an honours degree in Geography & Regional Planning from the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma, Edo state.

He has served in several capacities in many organisations before joining SO Nigeria; He was Logistics officer at Merin Skies Nigeria Limited, customer care agent at MTN Nigeria and volunteer registration agent at the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) during the 2011 and 2015 Nigerian general elections.

Sylvester joined Special Olympics Nigeria in 2016, and is currently working on a number of initiatives as project coordinator.

Mukolu Ogochukwu Philip

Mukolu Ogochukwu Philip

Project Coordinator

Philip possesses a B.sc degree in Mathematics from the University of Benin, Edo state. 

He has always had the desire to volunteer for less privileged causes. Before the opportunity presented itself at Special Olympics Nigeria, he worked at Fasu Global Nigeria Limited as a trainee marketer, Gulfkoh Nigeria Limited as a Secretary and House of Hambers Catering Services as a Supervisor. 

Philip joined the SO Nigeria team recently in 2017 as project coordinator.

Olubunmi Francesca Adegebo

Olubunmi Francesca Adegebo

Health Officer

Olubunmi holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public health from Madonna University Elele, Rivers State.

She has worked in the following capacities; Oyo State Agency for the Control of AIDS(OYSACA) as an intern, participated in health projects designs, community sensitization on HIV/AIDS prevention and control for the organization.

She was also a trained peer educator of the National Reproductive Health, HIV & AIDS Prevention and Care Project through the NYSC and a certified Health, Safety and Environment officer from the (UKHSE) organizations.

She now works as an health officer for Healthy communities at Special Olympics Nigeria. 

Tobiloba Kolawole

Tobiloba Kolawole

Executive Assistant To The National Director

Tobiloba is an administrator and communications strategist with hands-on experience of almost a decade. He led the committee that organised the Ignite Youth Conference in 2011, an initiative that seeks to inspire Nigerian youth for success.

Prior to joining Special Olympics Nigeria, Tobiloba was a key member in the media team of the Wife of the Governor of Ogun State, Nigeria between 2015 and 2016, where he managed public relations.

Tobiloba, an associate of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, holds a Diploma in Library and Information Science and a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English from the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye. He possesses Certificates in Entrepreneurship Management and Business Management from Enterprise Development Centre, Pan Atlantic University and African Managers Initiative, Kenya respectfully. 
 
 

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