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.

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.

John Adeyeye Adenikinju

Admin Assistant

John Adeyeye Adenikinju is an accountant graduate of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. An individual who is passionate about accounting and its role in driving business success. He pursued studies in Accounting to gain a deep understanding of financial management. In his journey to become a successful accountant, John is committed to personal and professional development, remaining open to learning opportunities that will enable him to achieve greatness in his career. Currently serves as an admin/accountant assistant at SLNI, where he actively seeks opportunities to apply his contribute to the organization’s growth

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.

Abiodun Oluwafemi Micheal

Digital Communication Assistant

Abiodun Oluwafemi Micheal, a dedicated staff member at Silver Lining for the Needy Initiative (SLNI), excels as a skilled data analyst. With a Computer Science background from Federal University Oye-Ekiti, he transforms complex datasets into actionable insights, contributing significantly to raising awareness of community health issues in Nigeria and innovating public healthcare delivery. His reserved nature and mentoring role earned him recognition from the Department of Computer Science and the Student Union Government during his time at school.

Samuel uzowuru

Digital Communication 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.

Janet Johnson Nimfas

Digital Communication Assistant

Janet Johnson Nimfas, a dynamic professional with a degree in Computer Science, Her reputation is built on her fervent passion for continuous learning and her remarkable ability to quickly grasp new concepts.  With a deep commitment to everything that fosters growth and success, she approaches her work with humility and an eagerness to acquire new skills and ideas. Currently serving as a Digital Communication Assistant at SLNI, she brings her enthusiasm and dedication to the forefront, contributing to the organization’s mission with creativity and proficiency

Isa Aisha Ushata

Maternal 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.