Christian Aid appoints first director to be based outside UK

Christian Aid has appointed Nigeria based Ojobo Ode Atuluku as international director, the first time the charity has appointed a director outside the UK.

She is to lead Christian Aid’s international department while based in Abuju, Nigeria and joins from Action Aid Nigeria, where she is head of country support (regional director Africa.

The charity’s CEO Amanda Khozi Mukwashi said that Atuluku “brings a huge amount of expertise to the leadership team”.

“Ojobo’s appointment strengthens our vision of being one Christian Aid with a truly global strategy and a prophetic voice to expose and rid the world of extreme poverty,” Mukwashi added.

Atuluku said: “I feel honoured and excited, not only because I am joining Christian Aid as the director of international programmes, but also that I am joining a global group of committed and passionate people who believe, like me, that extreme poverty can be eradicated.

“These are unprecedented times and the gains against poverty and injustice have witnessed some erosion in the past year because of the impact of Covid-19.

“However, the pillars of poverty, power and prophetic voice remain relevant as we try to interpret, understand and act to contribute to the change that is inevitable if we are to avoid self-destruction as a human race.”

Atuluku is also a solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria as well as a member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers.

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