The Board of Directors of Amnesty International Nigeria congratulated Osai Ojigho. She is the Nigeria Country Director of Amnesty International, on her appointment as the new global Policy and Campaigns Director for Christian Aid. Ojigho’s tenure will start on 6 March 2023.
She will lead the organization’s advocacy and public campaigning and its research, policy, and learning in her new role. Amnesty International appointed her as the Country Director of the Nigeria chapter of the organization in 2017. Since becoming the Country Director, Osai Ojigho has managed the country office and the team in Abuja, Nigeria.
The administration and the members of Nigeria Chapter of Amnesty Intl, who worked alongside the outgoing Country Director for Amnesty International Nigeria, described Osai Ojigho as a dedicated, hardworking and committed professional. According to the human rights association members, she has led the organization to greater heights. Ojigho brought innovation, agility and creativity to Nigeria’s programs, research, advocacy, and campaign work.
This increased Amnesty Intl Nigeria Chapter’s media profile and visibility on critical human rights issues in Nigeria at national, regional and international policy spaces,” says Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, Board Chair, Amnesty International Nigeria Board of Trustees.
Osai Ojigho has served well in her position as Country Director of the Nigeria chapter of the organization for almost six years. During her tenure, the Nigeria chapter won the Wole Soyinka Centre for Investigative Journalism Anti-Corruption Defender Honorary Award (Human Rights Specialty) in 2019. The organization also won the CSR-in-Action 2021 Community and Human Rights (CAHR) winner for Equality Rights.
“We would like to appreciate her for all the amazing work she has done and for the governance structures and the operational environment, she strengthened during her time with us. We wish her the very best in her new role with Christian Aid,” Auwal Musa Rafsanjani, another fellow human rights activist, said.
Amnesty International is a global association that rallies and campaigns to end human rights abuses. The association consists of over 10 million people from more than 150 countries.