EarthSpring Int'l - Our Team
Meet Our Directors
Barr Pius Ofulue (LLB Hons, BL) is a barrister at law and a solicitor in the Supreme court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He has been a Principal Partner in Pius Chukson Ofulue & Associates, a Law Firm registered since 2008 in Nigeria. He had his early education in Delta State and later studied Law in University of Jos and Nigeian Law School in Lagos where he obtained LLB (Hons)and BL degrees respectively. He was awarded a certificate of excellence performance Moot Court competition as a Law student. Since then he has been practicing in Lagos and recently moved to Abuja the Federal Capital Territory.
He is skilled in litigation and advocacy. He is a member of many national and international human right organizations. He is a foundation member of campaign for democracy and Committee for Defence of Human Right (CD&CDHR) in Nigeria. He has won numerous cases in the court for the detainees in various Police centres to his credit.
He was the secretary of National Association of Delta State (NADESTU), Lagos State University Branch and also treasurer at University of Jos. He is a human right activist with a number of human rights bodies in Nigeria. He is also a member of NBA Bwari/Abuja branch and currently the Secretary of Human right Committee.
He is a member of public affairs section of United States Information Service (USIS).
Rev. Fr. (Barr.) Victor Nyoroh, CM is both a Catholic Priest of the Congregation of the Mission( The Vincentian Missionaries) and a Barrister at Law and a Solicitor of the supreme Court of Nigeria. He began his early education in Akwa Ibom state, South South Nigeria. He Studied philosophy and Theology at Urban Unuversity Rome, where he obtained Barchelors in Philosophy (B.Phil), Barchelors in Theology, (B.D) respectively. After several pastoral and rehabilitation experience in prison ministry, he further studied civil law in University of Calabar and Nigerian Law School where he obtained LLB(Hons) and BL degrees respectively. He also obtained Post-graduate diploma in Environmental Education and Post Graduate diploma in University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State. After his studies in Nigeria he left for Paris, France where he obtained a Certificate in Leadership in San Lazar Institute – affiliate of Harvard Business School.
For over 12 years now he has been involved in Justice and Peace and development initiatives both the religious and civil societies. He has attended series of national and international conferences, seminars and workshops on social issues on penal reforms, environment, women and children rights and community developments. He is engaged in Justice, Peace and development Commission in Abuja and presently working with the prison inmates and the discharged for the rehabilitation and reintegration into the society.
Sr. Fidelia Onuoha HHCJ is both a catholic nun of the Congregation of the Handmaids of the Holy Child Jesus and a Registered Nurse and Midwife. She started her early education in Imo State and went to Ghana for her religious training .She studied her General Nursing at FCT School of Nursing Gwagwalada, Abuja and went for her Midwifery at Cross River State. She obtained her Bachelor of Nursing Science at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). She has so much interest in Primary Health care especially Maternal and Child Health, taking care of HIV/AIDS victim. The work she has been doing for the past 12 years. She has attended so many seminars and workshops on Immunization, HIV/AIDS, Safe motherhood, Environmental Hygiene etc. And has worked in so many rural area in Ghana, Abuja, Cross River State, Akwa Ibom State, Imo State and Imo State Teaching Hospital. Currently, the Matron Incharge of Christ The King Catholic Hospital Imiringi. Ogbia. Bayelsa State Primary Health Care Department.
Theresa Kaka Effa is a Communication and Advocacy Specialist with over 15 years’ experience working in the Nigerian non-governmental sector (NGO) as a volunteer, employee and consultant. Having worked with several international organizations she has acquired considerable experience in project formulation and implementation, social behaviour change communication, strategic planning, policy and legislative advocacy, coalition and network building, grants making, human rights, governance and accountability. Effa, has facilitated the formation and strengthening of several national and state level NGO and civil society networks. She has also participated in the formulation of several national and state level policies, plans and legislation in Health and development (HIV&AIDS, population, reproductive health, basic education and health systems) Effa is a seasoned trainer, and has trained several health and development advocates in public and private sector in Nigeria and some African Countries. Effa holds a BA in Theatre Arts, MPA in Public Administration and PGD in Mass Communication Effa
Fr. Linus Aniekan Umoren Fr. Linus Aniekan Umoren, CM is a Priest of the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian) Province of Nigeria. He Hails from Akwa Ibom State. He studied Clinical Psychology at the Pontifical Gregorian University Rome where he obtained a Lincentiate in Psychology in 2006. He practices as a Clinical Psychologist.
Presently he accompanies young men as a formator and a counsellor in the Congregation of the Mission. He is also a part-time Lecturer of Psychology/ Pastoral Counseling in Bigard Memorial Seminary, Enugu. He is resource personnel for workshops on Human Developmen. He also conducts Personality Assessment Programmes/ Psychological screening for groups and individuals based on holistic vision of man as he adopts a method that endeavors to integrate spiritual values and psychological insights into a logical and coherent whole.
Professor Patrick L. Akpan holds a Ph.D Degree in Economics from the University of Calabar, a Ph.D in Administrative and Development Management from the University of Port Harcourt, an MBA Degree from Enugu State University of Science and Technology, Enugu and an M.Sc Degree in Economics from the University of Uyo Nigeria. These are in addition to other academic and professional qualifications. Presently, he is the Director, Ekwueme Centre for Multidisciplinary Research (ECMR), Associate Director, Centre for Health and Allied Legal and Demographical Development Research and Training (CHALADDRAT) of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria. He is a tenured Professor in the Department of Business Administration as well as Dual Professor, Department of Marketing of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. At various times he was Founding Director, UNIZIK Business School and Director, Faculty of Management Sciences Postgraduate (MBA) Degree programme Coordinating six Academic Departments in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. In the same vein, He was Acting Dean and Sub-Dean of Management Science, as well as Head, Department of Business Administration of Cross River University of Technology (CRUTECH), Calabar. He has been chairman/member of different University Senate, Faculty/Departmental committees among other positions in the University system. He has served as Federal Commissioner/Board Member, National Gallery of Arts, Abuja, a Parastatal of the Federal Ministry of Tourism and National Orientation under two different Heads of State and President/Commander in chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria – President Umaru Musa Yaradua and President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. Prof. Patrick L. Akpan was appointed by Akwa Ibom State Government as Honourable Justice of the Peace (JP) equivalent to the position of a Magistrate in line with relevant laws of Nigeria/Magistrates’ Law of Akwa Ibom State and Conferred with the Powers, Rights and Responsibilities of a Magistrate among others.
For about 10 years, he has been involved in Justice and Peace, Alternative Dispute Resolution (APR) and other Development oriented Activities in different communities in the country. He has about 100 well researched scholarly journal Articles published to his credit in different International journals within and outside Nigeria. Some of his scholarly works are translated into seven different languages – English, French, Arabic, German, Spanish, Polish and Portuguese under the auspices of the council of Europe and European Development council and Polish Academy of Science and placed in major Libraries of universities and reference centres around the world. As a consultant Economist, management, Development and Research expert, he is a delight to behold and has attended and presented papers in the International presenter category at different International conferences, embarked on different Research programmes in different countries/cities some of which include, USA, London, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Las Vega, Chicago, Dubai, Miami, Florida, Atlanta, New York, Monclair State and Baltimore to mention but a few. He has had ample opportunities for service in the Train the Trainers workshop and Research programme of the British Council, UNDP and other Agencies.
Other Personnel of EIO
Cyriacus Onwumere read marketing at Enugu State University of Science and Technology. He is a Journalist by training and has been practicing for more than a decade. He has worked with various NGOs on budget monitoring, governance, election monitoring, and HIV/AIDs campaign. He is currently a Project Officer with Earthspring International, working on RMNCH advocacy in prisons.
Ahula James Terlumun was born on the 23rd Oct. 1986. He holds a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Benue State University Makurdi. He also holds a diploma in software engineering. Other professional certification he has acquired includes Project management, Human Resources management, Organizational Effectiveness and development and has been practicing software engineering, web development and database design and management for about a decade. At the moment, he is running a masters’ programme in Information and Technology. James is the ICT officer for Earthspring International and doubles as the project Officer II.
Hobbies: Listening to Motivational talks, motivating self and others.
Rev. Sr. Juliana Charles Umoren was born on 24th May, 1983. She has a BSc., PGD, and a Diploma in Theology. She has worked with Base Aviation System Limited and Sam Model Secondary School. At the moment, she is an accountant with Earthspring International, Abuja.
Hobbies: Listening to Music, Reading and Travelling
Adinnu Lydia I. was born on the 18th Dec. 1975. She has a degree in Adult Education, two masters’ degrees, one in Social Work and another in Environmental Health Management. She has worked in Sir. David Osunde Foundation for the Disabled (IT/SWES), University of Benin Teaching Hospital (Social work Department.) (IT/SWES), Federal Ministry of Health Abuja(NYSC), Intellectual School Abuja as Assistant Head Teacher, Eagle House Education Center Kuje Abuja as Head Teacher, Revon Global School Kuje as Head Teacher. Lydia is currently the resource person/PRO with Earthspring International, Abuja.
Hobbies: Charity work, Traveling and meeting people.
Joy Friday Ojochide was born on 27th September, 1989. She has a Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication and a Diploma in Information and Communication Technology. She has worked with Zaicom Cyber Café, Aneabo Global Services Limited and currently the Social media personnel with Earthspring International, Abuja.
Hobbies: Acting and cooking
Ekezu Stella was born on 15th Nov. 1987. She has a degree in Sociology. She is the Social Worker for the organisation. She has worked with Tito Dairy Organization and is currently with Earthspring International Abuja.
Hobbies: Sport, Reading and watching file
Joseph Justina was born on the 13th of June. She has a Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE).
She has been into teaching and currently works with Earthspring International as the Desk Officer.
Hobbies: Singing and Reading