The Initiative for Equal Rights announces the appointment of Omolara Oriye as acting Executive Director following Olumide Makanjuola stepping down from the role after over five years of dedicated and transformative work. Olumide will continue to support TIERs in other capacity.
Omolara is currently TIERs’ Human Rights and Advocacy Director and has shown great leadership and knowledge in her role. She has represented TIERs both in Nigeria and across the Anglophone sub region. Omolara is a trained lawyer and journalist and has brought these skills to further strengthen TIERs’ work.
Omolara will lead and guide the team at TIERs to ensure a smooth and ongoing transition as we recruit a new Executive Director. In this transitional phase, we the board of trustees assure all implementing and funding partners that TIERs will continue to deliver on all of its commitments.
The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) is a Nigeria-based registered non-for-profit organisation working to protect and promote the human rights of sexual minorities nationally and regionally. We’re committed to bringing about a society that is free from discrimination and harm on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity. We work towards this goal through education, empowerment and engagement with the many publics in Nigeria.
Dr Bibi Bakare Yusuf
Chairperson of TIER’s board