Key Staff

Hauwa Abbas

President SLNI

Hauwa Abbas is a strategic innovator and an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) with the International Coaching Federation. In 2009, she founded Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative (SLNI) in Nigeria, known for impactful community engagement and advocacy. SLNI gained UN ECOSOC’s highest consultative status in 2021. Abbas fosters partnerships, accountability, and sustainability, engaging with various stakeholders, including traditional and religious leaders, women, and youth.

Stephanie Iroghama

Programs Manager

Stephanie is a seasoned public health specialist with a solid foundation in clinical pharmacy. She holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Central University in Ghana and a Master of Science in Public Health from the University of South Wales. Throughout her career, Stephanie has excelled in various roles, including team leader, researcher, and pharmaceutical director. Currently, she is the Program Manager at SLNI.

Emmanuel Lois Dabit


Lois Emmanuel Dabit is a compassionate advocate with a background in Special Education and Rehabilitation Sciences, specializing in Hearing Handicap and Biology. With a keen understanding of sign language, she bridges communication barriers to support the hearing-impaired community. Currently serving in the Administrative department of the Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative, Lois utilizes her exceptional communication and interpersonal skills to champion causes aimed at empowering marginalized populations. Her vision for a more equitable society drives her to advocate for access to education, healthcare, and empowerment. Through her dedication and hands-on involvement in community projects, she continues to inspire positive change and serve as a beacon of hope for those in need.

Victoria Osasere Iyawe


Victoria Osasere Iyawe is a skilled accountant who graduated from Ambrose Alli University in Edo State with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. She presently works with Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative in the accounting department, where she puts her passion and devotion first. In her professional pursuits, she maintains a proud standard of honesty and integrity, driven by a genuine desire to inspire and make a difference. She is dedicated to using her expertise and abilities to further the objectives of her company.



Ugochukwu, a dynamic individual with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Delta State University. Currently excelling as an assistant accountant at SLNI, skillfully balancing financial responsibilities with community outreach projects. His notable accomplishment includes optimizing budgets and bringing a touch of professionalism and purpose to every task he undertakes. Known for his dedication and precision in all endeavors, Ugochukwu is a valuable asset in both financial and community spheres.

Hamza Abubakar

Programs Assistant

Hamza Abubakar, a First-Class Honours Biochemistry graduate, brings dedication and excellence from his academic journey to his professional endeavors. With experience in clinical and environmental surveillance labs, he possesses a comprehensive understanding of biochemistry’s practical applications in healthcare and the environment. Currently contributing to the Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative, he actively engages in community upliftment. Hailing from Northern Nigeria, he is committed to leveraging his education and experiences to address educational and gender equality disparities. Driven by a passion for community service, he seeks collaborations to create positive change and believes in the transformative power of education in Northern Nigeria.

Samuel Attah

Programs and Training Assistant

 Attah Samuel is an Agricultural Economics graduate from the Federal University of Agriculture in Makurdi, Benue state, and a policy maker by profession. He has a strong desire to inspire people and make a difference. He likes to volunteer, and throughout the years, he has developed important soft skills that are useful in his work as a development worker. He’s interested in personal development, thus he’s constantly willing to learn new things and strive to stay competent. He works for Silver Lining For The Needy Initiative (SLNI) as a Programs and Training Assistant right now.

Bala Muhammed

Jigawa Coordinator

Bala Muhammad, a native of Jigawa state in Nigeria, is deeply dedicated to education and personal growth. He passionately seeks knowledge and strives to make a positive impact on his community. As a member of the Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative, Bala uses his strong communication skills and collaborative nature to engage with various stakeholders, aiming to drive transformative changes for the benefit of society.

Simeon Terzungwe Orduen

Digital Communication Officer

Simeon Terzungwe Orduen  is a highly skilled communication specialist with a robust background in graphic design and social media communications. His expertise spans creating visually compelling graphics and developing strategic social media campaigns that engage and inform diverse audiences. Known for his innovative approach and attention to detail, Orduen has successfully led various projects that have enhanced brand visibility and audience engagement. His ability to craft persuasive messages and design impactful visuals makes him an invaluable asset in any organization. Orduen’s dedication to continuous learning and excellence ensures he remains at the forefront of the ever-evolving field of digital communication, driving meaningful connections and fostering community growth through his work.

Janet Johnson Nimfas

Digital Communication Assistant I

Janet Johnson Nimfas is a dynamic professional with a strong foundation in Computer Science. She holds a degree in Computer Science and is known for her fervent passion for continuous learning and her remarkable ability to quickly grasp new concepts. Janet’s reputation is built on her deep commitment to fostering growth and success. She approaches her work with humility and an eagerness to acquire new skills and ideas. Currently, Janet serves as a Digital Communication Assistant at SLNI, where she brings her enthusiasm and dedication to the forefront. Her creativity and proficiency significantly contribute to the organization’s mission, making her an invaluable asset to the team.

Samuel Uzowuru

Public Relations and Media Assistant

Samuel Uzowuru, an innovative Computer Engineering graduate from the Federal University of Technology Minna. Beyond the realm of circuits and code, Samuel is a creative force, breathing life into his imagination through captivating graphic designs. With a keen eye for detail and a passion for creating meaningful visuals, he aims to make a positive impact by shedding light on crucial social issues. His humility and compassionate nature drive a deep commitment to advocate for those often unheard. Through his role at SLNI, he is on a mission to bring about positive change in the world.

Mercy Iyanuoluwa Toluwani

Digital Communication Assistant II

Mercy Iyanuoluwa Toluwani is a dedicated Communication Assistant known for her exceptional skills in graphic design and photography. With a keen eye for visual storytelling, she effectively conveys messages through compelling visuals and innovative designs. Toluwani’s expertise extends to creating engaging content that captures audiences’ attention across various platforms. Her proficiency in graphic design and photography not only enhances communication strategies but also strengthens the visual identity of organizations. Passionate and creative, Toluwani continually strives to elevate brand communication, making her a valuable asset to any team focused on impactful and visually appealing outreach

Aisha Ushata Isa

Maternal and Child Health Officer

Isa Aisha Ushata, a dedicated nurse and midwife, graduated from KAAF University College Ghana. With a passion for maternal and child health, her advocacy stems from a profound understanding of the significance of comprehensive prenatal and postnatal care. Aisha thrives in community work, finding fulfillment in supporting expectant mothers and new parents. Her commitment lies in fostering positive healthcare experiences and contributing to the well-being of families.