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Vision

A transformed and prosperous nation blessed with men and women of Honour, Vision, Integrity, Service and Courage as her leaders and followers

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aims to collaborate with other well meaning organisations and individuals to create a platform for supporting credible electioneering process

Mission Statement

To transform our nation, by consciously grooming and nurturing the youths into transformational leaders who have developed the commitment to serve with integrity and excellence

TODAY’S REALITY: LEADERSHIP CRISIS

In 2007, Mario Costa, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC), made a shocking revelation when he noted that between independence and the present day, Nigeria has lost over USD 400 billion to her corrupt leaders.

Linus Okorie

President and Founder, 

 

Linus Okorie is the founder and president, Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI), Nigeria’s foremost leadership development non-profit organization working with 15 brands. He is also the Managing Consultant, New Vision Consults. An attitude and leadership development consultant, with over 20 years of experience, Linus Okorie is the West African representative of Adair International United Kingdom. He has inspired over 60,000 people across Nigeria and Africa who have directly gone through his programs, and millions through radio and television. He is a speaker and a regular guest in many print media, radio, and television platforms across Nigeria. He is a radio and television presenter and host of “Leadership Clinic” on AIT.

He is the author of “Footprints: Leading Beyond Today” a book already in the world market, which was forwarded by Dr. Myles Munroe. He is a graduate of Imo state University where he served as the first elected Students Union Government president; he had his youth service with the National Assembly, Abuja. He thereafter proceeded to carry out a research on his area of passion: ‘Leadership Development’ at the Lagos Business School. He is an associate member of the International Third World Leadership Association (ITWLA) in the Bahamas, a recipient of an honorary degree in Management and a Master’s degree holder in Organizational Leadership at Regent University Virginia Beach United States. He is an alumnus of the International Visitors Program (IVLP) sponsored by the US government under the department of State.

He recently bagged an Honorary Doctorial Award and was inducted into the College of Fellows at the African Business School, Abuja.

He lives in Abuja, Nigeria with his wife Nkiru, his two daughters Ebubechukwu, Chiamaka and his son Chukwuebuka.

 

 

Nkiru Linus-Okorie

Vice President of Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI)

 

She is the Vice President of Guardians of the Nation International (GOTNI). She is an English Language graduate from the University of Port Harcourt. She joined the Development Sector and has worked to inspire organizational excellence into Guardians of the Nation International. She is currently GOTNI’s Team Lead for Human Resources. In the course of her work, she has overseen many of projects and trained many young people in the art of skilful communication. She has worked on projects that have empowered women in leadership, helped thousands of young people in their journey of self-discovery and empowered young people to run their lives based on purpose. As the organization’s Vice President, she ensures that excellence remains a way of life within and outside the organization.

Vivian Amalu

Team Lead Events Planning and Logistics

 

Vivian Amalu born on 6th May,  an indigene of Enugu State. She holds a Masters in Business Administration and a Post Graduate degree in Business Administration both from University of Nigeria Enugu Campus
She also holds a Higher National Diploma in Science Technology from Institute of Management Technology Enugu.
She is a proven expert in Customer Relations,  Relationship Management,  Prospecting Client Cultivation and Event Planning Management.
She has worked with several top-notch companies including Airtel Telecommunications and Nigeria Breweries. She is currently the Teamlead,  Events Planning and Logistics at Guardian of the Nation International  (GOTNI) Abuja.
Vivian has been committed to promoting Human Rights and ending violence against women through her consistent engagement and volunteerism in community projects
In 2017, she successfully engaged volunteers and partners to excute End Female Gential Mutilation Advocacy Project in Kuje  Area Council,  FCT, a project by Devatop centre for Africa Development through which over 102 youths, teachers, health workers and community volunteers were trained
A member of Junior Chamber International, won 2016 supportive new member award, currently the 2017 Most Outstanding Member Award Winner, also  hold the position of 2017 Director Growth and Retention  JCI Abuja unity local organization
She has also coordinated projects for  seveal NGOs namely: Devatop Centre for Africa Development,  Dean initiative,  Project Hopealive, GOTNI.
Vivian has an exceptional leadership skill to drive a cause to an end and hardly give up to a goal. She has inspired so many young people and women.

BENJAMIN KWEMBE-CNA

Team Lead, Finance and Budget

 

Mr Benjamin is the Team Lead, Finance and Budget for Guardians of Nation International –GOTNI. He is a member of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria and a Certified National Accountant. Mr Kwembe has served at various capacities in different organizations with proven track record of financial integrity, prudence, transparency, fairness, utmost trust with a high level of probity and accountability.

Mr Benjamin attended Benue State Polytechnics, Ugbokolo and graduated with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Accountancy in 2007. He also attended the Institute of Development Administration of Nigeria (IDAN)-University of Ibadan where he obtained a Professional Post-Graduate Diploma (PPGD) in Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) in 2008.

As a vibrant and financially articulate individual, Benjamin’s love and motivation for global professional accountancy and financial compliance saw him into Nigeria College of Accountancy, Jos, Plateau State, were he obtained Post-Graduate Professional Diploma (PPGD) in Accountancy in 2012. He is jovial, organized, bold and hard working in his professional duties and assigned responsibilities.

His managerial expertise has positioned him as member of the GOTNI managerial team. He has played a key role in the execution of the projects of the organization.

Olajide Aribisala

Team Lead Programmes

 

Mr Olajide is the Programmes Director of Guardians of the Nation International. He is a knowledge manager dedicated to delivering top–quality professional development and training services, covering a broad range of communication, leadership & management, targeted at optimizing human outputs in the workplace. As a multi-dimensional certified trainer, Olajide transfers sound knowledge, deep insights and new ideas through training programs delivered via lectures with visual aids, discussions, case studies, and real-life scenarios to enhance learning. He facilitates business philosophy, business opportunities analysis, business model, business innovation, and product design for start-ups. He is a highly persuasive public speaker and communication instructor on the art of writing and public speaking. The author of a wonderful book, “Towards the Shores of Greatness” is a regular guest on many radio and television platforms, where he talks on leadership development and entrepreneurship. Olajide holds a master’s degree in International Project Management from the prestigious Glasgow Caledonian University, United Kingdom

Chijindu Umunnakwe

Team Lead, Corporate Communicatiion and media relation

 

Chijindu is the Team Lead, Corporate Communications and Media Relations at Guardians of the Nation International. He is an entrepreneur, writer and communication expert who has won several awards for his commitment towards youth development. He has extensive experience working in the development sector with a focus on leadership and entrepreneurship. In 2016, Chiijindu was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Young Leader Award from the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust. He helps organizations maximize workplace productivity and brand effectively for the marketplace. As a communication strategist, he has consulted for a number of organizations before joining GOTNI. His thoughts on leadership challenge young people towards excellence and commitment to purpose. A graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsukka and an alumnus of the Leading Change Programme of the University of Cambridge, Chijindu brings innovative development solutions to the GOTNI team.  He is in charge of pushing out to the public the activities of the organization.

 

Ovo Otarigho (Emokiniovo)

Team Lead Planning 

 

Ovo Otarigho (Emokiniovo) is a Partnership Strategist, a skill he has dedicated towards the attainment
of the UN SDGs. He is the Executive Director/Founder of Impact Driven Young Leaders Initiative,
(IDYL Initiative); an organization committed to the attainment of the UN Sustainable Development
Goals (SDGs) through Partnership. Emokiniovo has 10 years professional experience in Health and
Safety, Human Resource, Emergency Response, International Diplomacy and Peace building.
He was trained by the United Nations on Peace Building, Countering Violent Extremism, fighting
hunger and poverty. He took part in the live sessions of the UN Security Council where peace in Syria,
and Sudan was deliberated on. Ovo delivered a statement at the UN HLPF General Assembly on the
need for Least Developed Countries (LDC) to focus on youth’s development as a way of curbing hunger
and ensuring peace.
He is an SDG advocate, an advocate for social justice, promoter of Youths in Civic Engagements and a
strong supporter of Youth Leadership.
Ovo is very committed towards volunteering. He is a registered UN volunteer, volunteer member of
Amnesty International, a volunteer for Nigerian Red Cross, and Federal Road Safety. He was a
volunteer reporter for CNNiReport for 6years where he played the role of freelance citizen journalism.
In 2011 he carried out an investigative report for CNNiReport on Almajiri practice in Nigeria.