Each regional office is run by two staff members. The Foundation provides general support for AYGF. Get to know AYGF’s regional and foundation staff as well as its board members.
Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Arome Salifu has B.Sc. Economics, MA Leading Innovation and Change (MALIC) from the prestigious St. John University , York, York-shire, United
Kingdom and Robert Kennedy College, Zurich, Switzerland. The Africa Youth Growth Foundation, was founded in April 2003 to promote Youths and Community development through good, governance and democratic participation across Africa. He got the NGO incorporated in 2006. He worked with several local and international organizations on Democracy and Human Right Matters across Africa including Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Spanish Fund for Migration, among others.Dr . Arome Salifu is currently the Chairman of the National Mirror Committee on Good Financial Grant Practice (an international instrument to ensure standards in the application of all financial grants into the country) which the Headquarters / Secretariat is at the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON). He is a board member of many respected Blue ship companies and Civil Society organizations including the respected Transition Monitoring Group (TMG). TMG is the umbrella organization for all Civil Society organizations into democratic development and good governance advocacies in Nigeria with over 400 membership base. Dr. Arome Salifu has widely travelled round the world; yet has a strong grass-roots connection with vibrant community presence.
Dr . Arome Salifu has received several local and international awards including an honorary doctorate degree in Humanities by the Commonwealth University , Balize in conjunction with London Business School in the year 2013 in recognition of his out standing contributions towards the development of Democracy , Human Rights, and Social Justice
He was presented with the Leadership Excellent Award by the American – Africa Center for Human Resources and Economic Inc. Texas, United State of America in the year 2014. This year 2018, he was also presented with ICON OF THE YOUTH AWARD by the National Youth Council of Nigeria (the apex Youth body in Nigeria).
Africa Youth Growth Foundation has a set of high-profile members of Board of Trustees who supervise the affairs of the Foundation:
Prof Nana Tanko
Prof. Dakas C. J. Dakas (SAN)
Dr. Otive Igbuzor
Prof Sam Gabril Egwu
Hon. Moses Ado Okino
Mr Osokpo Enifuvie Cedricks
Pastor Henricks Echoga
Mrs Victoria Omachi
Dr Arome Salifu (Founder and Executive Director)