Meet the Executives

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Nkechikwu Azinge, Founder

These images capture the true essence, purpose and importance of the Sickle Cell Aid Foundation (SCAF). I It’s hard to believe that over 3 years have passed since the establishment of SCAF in Nigeria. What began as an idea to improve awareness on Sickle Cell Disorder (SCD) and ensure enhanced, dedicated care for persons with SCD, has materialized into a recognized advocacy organisation in Nigeria. We are incredibly proud of what SCAF has accomplished within a short span of time, and we could not have done it without support from our sponsors and hands on help from dedicated volunteers and members.

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Bukola Bolarinwa, President

It has been exactly a year since taking over as the president of SCAF from the founder of the organisation. Having served as the vice-president during my time at the Nigerian Law School Bwari, I already knew what was required, but overseeing the whole organisation,including the newly formed Bwari team required a lot more work than I had envisaged.

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Mrs Yejide Adewakun, Vice President

It has also been a great year for SCAF as we continue our quest to break the sickle cycle in Nigeria. We have been able to carry out free genotype tests and genetic counseling through our popular “Know Your Genotype Campaign” in various areas in the Federal Capital Territory. We are currently working with other organizations such as the National Blood Transfusion Services to ensure that sickle cell patients have access to screened blood for blood transfusion. In furtherance of this objective, we recently started the drive for blood donor registration by encouraging young Nigerians to save lives through blood donation.

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Dr Oyoyo, Medical Advisor

I am so proud of SCAF for the work that has been done so far and I know there’s more to come. I dedicate my time, money and resources in ensuring the goal is met. We all need to join hands and call attention to this condition. Get involved today.

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Nkem Azinge, Secretary

Nkem is an ardent advocate in championing the cause for individuals who feel the stigma of Sickle Cell especially as regards to their psychology, which she believes goes a long way towards defining their perception and quality of life. Nkem utilizes her Social media platforms and public speaking engagements to enlighten the public about Sickle Cell Anaemia and the psychological impact of the disease on its victims and caregivers

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Scott Adamu, Data Analyst

Scott is a public health specialist with a background in Medical Laboratory sciences. (Hematology and Blood groups serology Major). She is the public health specialist for SCAF and sis responsible for analyzing the data generated for SCAF activities and its public health impact in the communities SCAF works with.

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Amina Jibrin, Publicity Secretary

I am a Film Maker, and a Model. My job as the Publicity Secretary is to create awareness about Sickle Cell and the NGO on our different social media platforms I joined SCAF 2011 when Awele (may her soul R.I.P) told me about it, then when i joined i was helping her with media related activities.  I joined SCAF because i have passion for volunteering for charity NGOs that help out in creating awareness for an illness.

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Lawrence Jacob, PRO

I am a Legal practitioner, a member of the Irish Law Society and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. I became a SCAF member in 2013 at the Nigeria Law School where i was the President for 2013-2014.  I joined because i believe in the aims and objectives of SCAF and i know that with the little i have to offer it could change the lives of many through raising awareness and educating people on the need to know their genotypes and make telling decisions which could affect our tomorrow.

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Bashira Hassan, Project Director

Bashira is a Legal practitioner and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. I started as a volunteer, before I was elevated to the level of an executive. Being a member of SCAF has exposed me to a lot of things. There have been great wins and a fair number of challenges However, I believe they are part of the things that feed our drive to help the society and break through  the sickle cycle.