Meet Our Team
OLAJIDE FUNSO BENJAMIN
Founder and Executive Director of DINABI
Olajide had one of his legs paralysed after he was given an injection in the wrong point in his leg and all effort to ensure he's back on his feet proved abortive. He had since been living well above disability and he has been proving beyond reasonable doubt that there is "Ability in Disability". He is a graduate of Computer Engineering from the Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State. He was the Student Union Government General Secretary during his time in the institution. He started Disability right activism during his NYSC days where he conducted several programs for students with disabilities in Ondo State where he served. He set up Disability Not A Barrier Initiative (DINABI) out of his passion for people he reffered to as 'my blood'. His contribution to formulation of various policies on disability issues and the emergence of the National Disability Act 2018 can not be quantified. He is an orator, public affairs analyst, Disability and Environmental affairs analyst and as well as Human Rights Activist. He is an IT Consultant and also the State Coordinator of Community Forest Watch, a subsidiary of Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria(ERA/FOEN). He loves music as well as playing musical instruments. He attends the Redeemed Christian Church of God as a very good christian and a worker in his vineyard. He is married and the union is blessed with kids.
Miss Ibitoye Hellen Oluwatoyin is DINABI's Program Assistant.
Ibitoye Hellen holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literary Studies from the Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti (EKSU) and currently undergoing her Masters Degree in Theatre and Media Arts from the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE). She is a script writer, Gender Equality and Disability Rights Advocates. She is also a very strong member of Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities in Ekiti State. Hellen hails from Ilupeju-Ekiti in Oye local government in Ekiti State.
Mr Ojeyemi Paul Olumide, DINABI's M&E Officer was born in the early 70s in Frankfurth Germany into the Christian family of Mr & Mrs Ojeyemi . He is the first child of his parent's five children, from Modakeke in Osun state Nigeria.
He started his early school at St. Bartholomew Nursery and Primary School Zaria and proceeded to Idofian Grammar School Ilorin for his secondary School . He attended Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin where he obtained a Higher National Diploma (HND) in computer science before proceeding to Federal University of technology Akure where he obtained Post Graduate diploma in computer science(PGD). He also obtained Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Ladoke Akintola university Ogbomoso Oyo State. He is happily married with children. He loves watching and playing football as hobby and farming is another major area of life he enjoy so much.