Martin Osayande Agwogie, Ph.D, MBA, ICAP 11

Martin Osayande Agwogie, Ph.D, MBA, ICAP 11

Founder/Executive Director

Dr. Agwogie is Fulbright Scholar in Substance Abuse Prevention, Treatment and Policy, Virginia Commonwealth University, United States. Between 1996 and 2018, he served in different capacities in the Drug Demand Reduction Division of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). He holds a Ph.D in Psychology, M.ED Psychology, MBA in Human Resources Management, a Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Management and B.Sc.(Ed.) Chemistry. Dr. Agwogie received certificate courses on Opioid Crises – the American experience from Harvard University and Medication Assisted Treatment – Office Based Treatment for Opioid use Disorders by the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry both in United States. He also received a Certificate course on Managing Addiction: A Framework for Successful Treatment from University of Adelaide, Australia. He has attended over fifteen (15) workshops and seminars on opioid use prevention and treatment.

 Dr. Agwogie is the president, Nigerian Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP, Nigeria Chapter) and the National Coordinator/Trainer, Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC), Nigeria. He is also a national trainer on Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) and a United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) certified Master Trainer. He was the national focal point on Nigerian Epidemiological Network on Drug Use (NENDU) project in NDLEA and a member of the national technical committee on drug use survey in Nigeria.

 Dr. Agwogie is an author of three books on drug abuse prevention and management. The books are titled: – Drug Abuse: Prevention and Management in the Workplace, Drug Abuse: Not My Child, and Drug Abuse: Weep Not Mummy. He is also involved in youths and community development initiatives on drug control in Nigeria. As part of this program, he has donated more than four thousand (4,000) copies of his books to Government, Non-Governmental Organizations, drug treatment centers, religious organizations and individuals. He has also facilitated youth sponsorship for global drug demand reduction conferences. His other focus is the development of national policy on drug demand reduction and promotes a balanced approach to drug control in Nigeria; a balanced approach that includes an appropriate mix between drug demand reduction and supply suppression. Promote policies on decriminalization of drug use as against criminalization, as well as availability and accessibility of drug rehabilitation centers in Nigeria.

 In recognition of his contributions to the field of drug demand reduction he has received several awards and commendations among which are, award of Excellence in Services to Drug Demand Reduction by the International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP Global), National Drug and Substance Abuse Prevention Personality 2017 award by the African Youths Initiative on Crime Prevention and a Commendation for Outstanding Performance in drug demand reduction by the Chairman/Chief Executive of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) among other recognitions.

Mrs. Faith Martin Agwogie

Mrs. Faith Martin Agwogie

Director Admin. & Finance

Mrs. Agwogie is an accountant and IT expert. Her work experience started with Right Communication before proceeding to Kareen Computers, both in Lagos State, Nigeria. Presently, she works with Unique Group of Schools as the accountant and Head, Central Administration Unique Heights School, Magodo, Lagos State, Nigeria.

Mrs. Agwogie started her higher education career at Yaba College of Technology where she studied Computer Science. She received B.Sc in accounting from University of Lagos, Nigeria and Post Graduate Studies in Financial Management from the National Open University of Nigeria.

She is passionate about her profession and committed to excellence in her duties. She has attended many professional courses and leadership trainings

Mrs. Maria Mfon Ilugbuhi

Mrs. Maria Mfon Ilugbuhi

Director of Training & Clinical Services

Mrs. Ilugbuhi earned a Bachelor’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from University of Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria and received a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from University of Lagos, Lagos State, Nigeria. She also holds a National Diploma Certificate in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic, Calabar (Now Cross River State University of Science and Technology), Cross River State, Nigeria.

Mrs. Ilugbuhi is a substance abuse counselor, expert in school and community based substance abuse prevention, a Master Trainer in the Universal Prevention Curriculum for Substance Use (UPC) Implementer Series under the Colombo Plan, a Master Trainer for UNODC on Substance abuse prevention and psychosocial treatment interventions.

She had a 21 year career with the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, the focal agency for drug control in Nigeria where she worked in the law enforcement and drug demand reduction departments. Mrs. Ilugbuhi’s passion is in capacity building, drug demand reduction initiatives, mentoring and clinical supervision for a healthy and safe development of young people to realize and maximize their potentials.

Mr. Remilekun Fredrick Taiwo

Mr. Remilekun Fredrick Taiwo

Program Manager

Mr. Taiwo received his bachelors’ degree in Demography and Social Statistics with honors from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria. He is a responsible and diligent fellow who takes delight and responsibility in socio economic development, health and well being of people in his environment.

Mr. Taiwo was once a zonal peer educator in government senior secondary school, Lamurde, Adamawa State, Nigeria where he contributed significantly to the nurturing of hundreds of students on HIV/AIDS prevention under the HIV/AIDS care project. He has also organized meetings and trainings around other health related topics. Major beneficiaries of his trainings are market women, farmers, artisans, students, business executives among others. In particular, Mr. Taiwo is a committed advocate against substance abuse among youths in the society. He leads campaigns, both in local community and on social media, against the inappropriate use of prescription drugs and the abuse of psychoactive substances.

Mr Taiwo currently work as the Program Manager at Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA_INITIATIVE) a not-for-profit organization that aims at providing solutions to substance abuse through life skills training to prevent the initiation of substance use or help users to abstain and/live a quality life.

Mr. Olatunji Abiola Erinjogunola

Mr. Olatunji Abiola Erinjogunola

Youth Leader/Trainer

Mr. Olatunji was born in the year 1992, he holds a B.Sc. (Ed.) degree in Political Science from the prestigious University of Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria. 
Mr. Olatunji currently work as a youth leader/Trainer at Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA), a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in Nigeria. He is a beneficiary of the 2nd global youth leaders’ forum on Drug use prevention fully sponsored by the organizers; International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals and Colombo Plan Program in Nairobi, Kenya 2018 where he received training on substance use prevention. Mr. Olatunji is one of the beneficiaries of the first International Training of Trainers on The Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) for Substance Use Disorders in Nigeria where he is certified as a trainer on Universal Prevention Curriculum (UPC) for Substance Use Disorders. 
He has 5 year experience serving as a volunteer staff with Hope for Family Development Initiative (HFDI), a Non-Governmental Organization in Nigeria. While at Hope for Family Development Initiative (HFDI), Mr. Olatunji made significant contributions to the organization through presentations on child abuse, HIV prevention, youth’s empowerment and mentoring among others. Mr. Olatunji has passion for youth mentoring and training. During his time as a National Youth Service Corp member at Julitola International Schools in Lokoja, Kogi State, he organized a seminar and training for students and staff members on “The dangers of using drugs and abuse of substances to facilitate learning”. He also has a managerial experience at matrix top1 energy limited Delta State, Nigeria and teaching-practice training at Nurudeen Grammar School Osun State, Nigeria.

Ms. Oluwakemi Mariam

Ms. Oluwakemi Mariam

Trainer/Recovery Coach

Oluwakemi received her Bachelor of Science degree (B.Sc) in Cell Biology and Genetics from the prestigious University of Lagos Nigeria (UNILAG) and a Master of Science (M.Sc) in Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Management from the same university. She is a responsible and diligent fellow who delight in the development, health and wellbeing of people in her environment. She has a one-year experience as a Personal Assistance (PA) to the Executive Director of Yetty Event Management. Her experience also includes teaching at Williams Memorial Secondary School. Oluwakemi also received training and worked as a laboratory technician in the department of histopathology at Lagos state University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). She participated in the 2nd global youth leaders’ forum on Drug Use and Prevention sponsored by U.S Department of State Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Colombo Plan. The forum was part of the 4th Global ISSUP conference and was held in Nairobi, Kenya. She received training on community approach to substance use prevention among other.

Sandra Onyinye Anyahaebi

Sandra Onyinye Anyahaebi

Psychologist, Clinical Assistant and a Trainer

Sandra received her bachelors’ degree in Psychology from the prestigious Caritas University in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. She is compassionate, responsible and passionate about the health and well being of people in her society. She has worked as an Information Officer and an assistant recruitment officer at HQs Command Army Lokoja, Kogi State. She is a beneficiary of the 2nd global youth leaders’ forum on drugs use and prevention held in Nairobi, Kenya 2018 where she received trainings on Community-Based prevention. She also received training as a national trainer on Universal Prevention Curriculum on Substance Use Disorders organized by the Colombo Plan and GISA. Sandra is also a GISA Youth Drug Free Ambassador (GYDFA).


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