Meet The Team


Prof Babawale Olatunde Gabriel is a lecturer, researcher, union activist; and the provost, ICPC Anti-Corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), Keffi. His wealth of experience spanning many years in academic and research and also his love for justice, equity and a heart for the downtrodden made him accept the offer of becoming the Chairman of Africa Bridge Initiative which he has done graciously since he took over this role in 2019.

Prof Babawale obtained his Bachelor’s degree from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (formerly known as University of Ife, Ile Ife) from 1973 to 1977. He started his career as a teacher in Adamawa State and has grown in ranks. He currently serves as the provost Independent Corrupt Practice Commission (ICPC) Academy of Nigeria.


Mr Taiwo Opeoluwa Daniel is the founder of Africa Bridge Initiative, a graduate of political science from the University of Lagos with experience in Business Development, Banking, Human resources, leadership, coaching and mentoring.

He had worked as a business development executive with the Stanbic IBTC Bank for 5 years before going into Human resources and recruitment. He is currently a hospital administrator in Nigeria working with more than 309 staff in both clinical and non-clinical spaces. The Lagos State Government recently selected him to undergo a Transformational leadership conference in 2021.

He is a conference host majorly on youth leadership development as well as mind shift capacity. His Last youth conference in 2021 attracted the cream de Lacream in the society including the first lady of Lagos State as well as the executive board member of Lagos State universal basic education board Hon Dayo Israel, the resident’s electoral commissioner of INEC Lagos State amongst other top government officials in Nigeria.

He is currently a year 2022 OMLA Fellowship program member with other 14 African young leaders as participants. Mr Taiwo Opeoluwa Daniel is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Lagos.

Board of Trustee: Member

Johnson Damilola Iyabode is a trustee board member of Africa Bridge Initiative, a graduate of computer science from the Lagos State University. She is a hard working woman who combines family, career and volunteering together so well.

She is an E-Commerce Expert with experience in Business Development, Treasury, Real Estate Mamagement and Procurement.

She is an Instructor of the Nigerian Red Cross Society which she joined in 2003 and a voluntary blood donor as means of enabling her contribute her quota to serving humanity.

Johnson Damilola is an alumnus of Poise (Graduate Finishing Academy).