Who we are

About Us

What we do

SpringAid International Development (SAID Nigeria) is a non-profit development organization with the aim to fight poverty in all its forms, strengthening the capacity of individuals, especially children, women and youth within the communities we serve to respond to their identified basics needs. Our mission is to create a just and better world for everyone where individuals and communities have opportunities to actualize their lives. The goal of the organization is to mobilize local human and material resources enable vulnerable and marginalized people especially children, girls and women improve their lives through especially education and capacity building, entreprenuership and livelihood creation, health promotion, social housing and microcredit. We work closely with local groups (CBOs) and communities to design and support the education of children, democracy, human rights, promote health, enviroment, entreprenuership & small scale enterprises.


Our vision is a world without poverty, where human dignity and equality of all people are acknowledged and respected, where hunger and poverty no longer dehumanize any person.

Our Mission

To contribute in creating a just world through fighting poverty in all its forms, encouraging community philanthropy, solidarity, advocacy, public education programs, development projects, advocate for justice in social structures, and to call all Nigerians of good will to do the same.

Our Approach

 We adopt an integrated right perspective to all our activities, projects and programs. Participation is at the core of everything SAID does. We work with people not just work for them. Therefore our method is to encourage community ownership of the projects we embark on. We work to achieve excellence in our field. The primary and overarching objective of our engagement is to eradicate poverty using a sustainable approach. The UN's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are key to this. The SDGs are range of 17 goals with 169 targets that nations are to achieve by 2030. They were adopted by world leaders in 2015. Strategies are beeing worked out by the UN, other global bodies such as the World Bank to support the realization of these goals. Financing for these development goals are going to require leveragin resources from private and public resources. The work of sustainable development is very much like planting and watering a plant until it grows. It also involves pruning the tree so that its freshness can be sustained.

Management Structure

SpringAid International Development (SAID), Nigeria is unique in the nonprofit sector in Nigeria. It is a membership based organization. The highest decision making body is the Annual General Meeting (AGM). This is the body that elects the board members who have oversight function over the management staff and ensure that the vision, objectives, and constitution and relevant external and internal policies are observed. SAID Nigeria collaborates with other independent SAID country affilaites in the UK, Sweden, USA, Cameroon and Switzerland .

 SpringAid International has three management structures with departmental heads. They are:

  1. Administrative: This department is headed by the human resource manager; it oversees the day to day running of the administrative head office of the organization and its affiliate groups.
  2. Programme: This is the department that sees to the Proposal development, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of projects. It compiles reports and documents projects activities and projects carried out.
  3. Account: This department oversees grant management from donor agencies and organizations. It also contributes to proposal development with specific focus on the budget. It monitors incomes and expenditures of the organization. It records all financial transactions within the organization and also sees to staff salaries and pension.


SAID is staffed with experienced and competent individuals with vast experience and the organization builds staff capacity by supporting staff training both local and overseas to enhance their performance in various areas. The core staff is made up of the Executive Director, Operations Director, Programme Manager, Accountant, Human Resource Manager, Project/programme officers and Administrative/Finance Officer. The organization also has volunteers, interns and industrial training staffs are part of the work force.

Partners and Supporters

The work and responsibility of development is not what one organization can do all alone. So in the spirit of building partnership to improve the lives of men, women, youths and children, we partners with both local and international organizations to achieve our objectives in eradicating poverty.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of SpringAid Internationalis Development (SAID Nigeria) is the highest governing body and provides specific direction on the strategies and actions to accomplish the organization’s objectives. The trustees are drawn from individuals representing communities and expertise in our thematic areas. The Board appoints a reputable firm of independent auditors to conduct an annual audit of SAID Nigeria's accounts. We like to also mention that we have our sister organizations in Sweden, Cameroon, UK and the USA. Each of the organizations have independent Boards and management. We, however, shall the same vision, mission and goals. 

David Uduma
David Uduma
(Nigeria) (BA)
    Lady Christy Orduh
    Lady Christy Orduh
    Lady Christy Orduh, CEO Friends of the Disabled, Lagos, Ashoka Fellow
    Freddie Ihens BSc
    Freddie Ihens BSc
    ( BSc, Dip in Business Manangement) CEO Jetficon Communications)
    Barr Francis Igiriogu (Nigeria),
    Barr Francis Igiriogu (Nigeria),
    Barr Francis Igiriogu (Nigeria), (LLB, BAL, MLA) Golden Mandate Attorneys, Abuja
    Mrs Ada Okafor
    Mrs Ada OkaforCreative Designer
    Ada Okafor is the Founder of Women For Social Change, Nigeria. Before she got fully involved in the Nonprofit sector, she was the General Manager of Cassa Papers Industries Limited, a position she held for 17 years.
    Dr Ikechukwu Okogbue, CEO Kenon Oil and Gas, Nig, Founder Ikechukwu Okogbue Foundation

    Meet Our Staff

    We are served by a term of highly competent, motivated and dedicated staff. Our Board helps expand the scale, impact and visibility of our work. Our team are leading experts in their fields, with in-depth understanding of the local contexts in which we work.

    Paul Ekechukwu
    Paul EkechukwuProgram Manager
    Paul Ekechukwu is our Program Manager. He has been a teacher for many years and later an account Manager for a company. He joins SAID Nigeria bringing a wealth of experience and capacibilities.
    Chiamaka Ekwueme
    Chiamaka EkwuemePrograme Officer/Community Engagement Coordinator
    Chiamaka is a young and vibrant and brings the ethusuasm and energy of young people into our programing and activities. She is a talented communicator, mobilizer and organizer of people to achieve specific results.
    Victory AshimoleProgram Director
    Program Director
    Teddy Godson Ihens, HND
    Teddy Godson Ihens, HNDC,E.O
    Teddy joined SpringAid International Development, SAID, Nigeria at its foundation in 2009. He was the Director of Operations until November 2016 when he was appointed the Chief Executive Officer (C.E.O) of SAID Nigeria.
    Barr Francis Igiriogu (Nigeria),
    Barr Francis Igiriogu (Nigeria),Advocacy Coordinator
    Francis is a lawyer by profession. He had his first contact with SpringAid International Development through SAID, Sweden and joined in 2010. Along side, he is a Golden Mandate Attorney, Abuja (legal Practitioner, principal partner).
    Beaty Iheanaetu, MSc
    Beaty Iheanaetu, MScProgram Officer
    Beaty comes to SpringAid International from Women For Social Change, where she worked on gender, youth and women socio-economic and political empowernment, Human rights and development.