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MEET DAME AMALA LYDIA NWOBODO AND HER TEAM
Amala Lydia Nwobodo was born of Rev Francis Onochie and Mrs. Chinyelu Nwankwo from Onitsha and Awka-Etiti town respectively on August 28, 1975. She started her early education in Obi Okosi Memorial Primary School, Onitsha and later proceeded to Inland Girls Secondary School, Onitsha. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English; a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Administration and Planning; and a Master of Public and International Affairs all from the prestigious University of Lagos. She is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Public Management and a full member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA). As a pragmatic dreamer, she realized the basic step to success in life and her initial task became to acquire sound education. Accordingly, she equipped herself academically and acquired various practical field experiences in preparation for the challenges ahead.
She is the Chief Executive Officer of JTL Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Executive Director of Steam Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Vice Chair Person, EIK Nwobodo Nigeria Limited.
She is optimistic and possesses a deep sense of humor. She is well-known for her candor and affability. Her innate munificence and love for humanity motivated her to establish Amala Nwobodo Foundation; a well-founded humanitarian organization that currently brings succor to the needy. Today, her foundation has given hope and support to many families and individuals.
Dame Amala Nwobodo has made significant contributions to the widespread distribution of relief materials to widows and challenged individuals especially in intervention areas as it relates to education, housing, health and welfare. She is known to have consistently extended kind gestures in different empowerment programs to Nigerians, through Amala Nwobodo Foundation. This explains why she is referred to as Dame by those who have come in contact with her. She consistently imagines a society where everyone lives in an abundance of physical and spiritual supplies, according to God’s promises.
Dame Amala Nwobodo is also a member of Sisters’ Fellowship International (SFI) and presently the President of Gbagada Chapter (The Higher Ground). She also serves as the Zonal President, Zone A (Action Zone) and the Area President, Area One-One (Area 11) of Lagos State SFI. She owes her spiritual development and mentorship to the highly revered Reverend Mrs. Nches Iredu (Mummy Int’l), the Founder and International President of Sisters’ Fellowship International.
Dame Amala Nwobodo is married to Prince Emeka Ike Nwobodo, Ojichukwubuluzo of Akpugo Nkanu, Enugu state. They have been happily married for over 20 years and are blessed with five children: Sarah, Tochukwu, Chisom, Ebuka and Amala.
Meet Ebele Okoye
Ebelechukwu Nwamaka Okoye was born on 28th March 1973 in Lagos State. She is an indigene of Nnewi in Nnewi-North Local Government Area, Anambra State. She had her primary education at Princess Primary School, Yaba, Lagos. She attended Our Lady of Apostles Secondary, Yaba, Lagos, where she obtained a certificate in the West African Examination Council examination. In her quest for advanced education, Ebele proceeded to study at Lagos State University, where she obtained a degree in Banking and Finance. Her innate desire for diversification in knowledge prompted her to apply to the prestigious University of Lagos, where she is currently studying for a degree in Public Administration.
Ebele is a devout Christian who has dedicated most of her life to the service of God and humanity. She has taken leadership positions in various enterprises like Kayrak Enterprises and Ko-Sol Solicitors.
She is a leader in Foursquare Church and a president of Ifako-Gbagada chapter of Sisters’ Fellowship International. She has worked closely with Dame Amala Nwobodo, whom she has always admired for her altruistic service to humanity. Her burning desire to serve God and humanity prompted her to volunteer for Amala Nwobodo Foundation, where she humbly functions as the Administrative Manager.
Ebele believes that the ultimate goal of humanity is the ability to please God.
She is married with five lovely kids.
Meet KC Jones
Kelechi Ibeawuchi was born on 7th April, 1980. He is from Imo State. He had his early education at Central Primary School, Ikeja before he proceeded to Ikeja High School where he sat and performed incredibly well in the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination. He has attended professional institutes and has obtained professional certificates from reputable institutions such as SFA Durban.
Kelechi is the executive director of WiDeLeNs Communications, which offers services like event coverage, documentaries, personal and company video profile. He has worked with Nigeria film industry, Common Ground Productions (CGP), Jasaty Communications and many others.
He is a people-oriented individual and is greatly inspired by genuine acts of humanitarianism which ultimately prompted him to volunteer for a selfless service for Amala Nwobodo Foundation as Director of Media Services.
His philosophy of life is that ‘We recreate ourselves when we uplift the lives of others.
Meet Chike Allison
Chike Allison was born on December 29, 1984. He is an indigene of Umunnachi in Nkwerre Local Government Area of Imo State, Nigeria and has spent most of his early years in Lagos State. He started his academic life in Kano State, where he briefly attended St. Louis Primary School before he relocated to Lagos State where completed his primary education at Bloomingdale Nursery and Primary, Ikeja. He started and completed his secondary education at Government College, Ikorodu and subsequently proceeded to obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Lagos. He runs an entertainment and public relations outfit and has excelled in all his endeavours. As a seasoned orator, he has travelled to some West African nations and parts of Asia in the course of conducting training on leadership. As an expert in leadership training, he has mentored many Nigerian youths and even beyond the shores of Nigeria in areas such as manpower development and entrepreneurship, who have now become leaders in their own capacity.
He is an affable young Nigerian whose power of oracy and ability to motivate people has endeared many people to him. As a leader, he believes in the contingency approach to solving societal problems and that leadership begins with proper representation of people. He maintains his candour against all odds.
In 2018, Chike Allison approached Dame Amala Nwobodo and offered to play a key permanent role in the running of the Foundation.
Meet Uzor Okeke
Uzor Okeke was born on May 7, 1979 in the commercial city of Aba in Old Imo, though an indigene of Osumenyi town in Nnewi South Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. He attended Railway Halt Primary School, Aba, briefly attended Ashdale College, Ojodu, Lagos State before he proceeded to Victory Grammar School, Ikeja. For the love of education, he desired to acquire tertiary education which prompted him to seek admission into the prestigious University of Lagos where obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. His desire to diversify into other academic fields of knowledge inspired him to apply for, and obtain a postgraduate degree in Master of Public and International Affairs, after which he also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Administration and Planning, both from the University of Lagos. He is a full member of Nigerian Institute of Public Management (CIPM) and a full member of Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA).
He strongly believes in human and societal development through education and has inspired many young Nigerians to prioritise the pursuit of education. He enjoys imparting knowledge whenever the opportunity arises.
Uzor Okeke has deeply committed himself to the service of humanity through his significant roles. He is the National Co-ordinator of Amala Nwobodo Foundation.
Meet Ify Ojede
Geraldine Ifeyinwa Ojede was born on 27th September 1976 in Enugu, then Anambra state capital. She is an Associate of the Institution of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ACA) and a Certified Microfinance Practitioner of the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (MCIB), an alumnus of the prestigious School of African Microfinance, Kenya and an Accountancy graduate from the Federal Polytechnic Idah. She started her education in Makama Primary School Minna, Niger state and obtained her WASSC from Federal Government College College, Minna. She has over 12 years work experience having worked with Banks and Microfinance institutions. She presently work with Appzone Limited, a Fintech company providing IT solutions to the Banking industry. She is also the principal consultant of Agio Consulting Services Limited; a consulting company set up to provide accounting and tax services to growing business enterprises. Her passion for helping and seeing others excel attracted her to Amala Nwobodo foundation having met Dame Amala in Sisters’ Fellowship International, Gbagada chapter. She is presently an Exco in the Ifako-Gbagada Chapter of Sisters’ Fellowship International, and believes that “Loves indeed speaks; through our actions”. Geraldine is known for her attention to details and operational excellence and the drive to impact lives in all her endeavour. She is married with three children and loves classical music and travelling.
Geraldine serves as the Director of Account in Amala Nwobodo Foundation.