Austin Ekwujuru

Chief Executive 

Austin Ekwujuru is a Human Rights Advocate and public speaker bringing in years of experience in the non-profit sector. He is passionate about a free, fair and transparent society that will bring about accountability, sustainable peace, and justice, development and respect for Human Rights. He is also currently the Chief Executive Officer of Basic Rights Watch. He previously worked in a number of INGOs and recently a ONE Champion for the ONE Campaign. He has certificates in International Human Rights, Humanitarian Response to Conflicts and Disaster and Freedom of Expression from top universities abroad. He has recorded lots of achievements in the NGO sector, and he is committed to doing more.



Julius Adavize Adinoyi

Chief Operations Officer

Julius Adavize Adinoyi is a pan-African and security scholar with a germane experience in the non-governmental sector. He advocates for a better security and governance; specifically, on human right based approach (HBRA) to addressing issues of terrorism and violent extremism in West and Eastern Africa. He holds a degree in Agricultural Economics; and advanced degrees in Advanced Disaster Management, Sociology, and International Conflict Management. He is passionate about humanitarian services that promote a resilient and therapeutic society. As the chief operations officer at Basic Rights Watch, he brings in his wealth of experience in managing the administrative processes of the organization, leading on some of our campaigns,and as a researcher.

Muhammad Idris

Programme Assistant

Muhammad Idris, a Community Development Expert and Peace Advocate brings in his passion and expanse non-profit experience to Basic Rights Watch as a volunteer. He has a keen interest in humanitarian aid and assistance which has won him several Awards (Local, State, and National). Noteworthy is his community service at Gombe Prison Yard where he brought succor to 981 prison inmates which earned him a state award by Governor Ibrahim Dankwanbo of the State. He is a vibrant member of Bring Back Our Girls Campaign and plays a key role as an Activist and Field Volunteer for a number International NGOs such as Amnesty International, Pro-Health International, and Universal Peace Federation. He is also a Member of Young African Leaders Initiative.

Elendu Chidima Esther

Programme Assistant

Elendu Chidima Esther is a health enthusiast and humanitarian, passionate about rural development and empowerment as seen in her active involvement in the Health Initiative for Rural Dwellers (HIRD) during her NYSC and several other medical outreaches targeted at helping rural communities access basic health amenities. With this, she brings in a wealth of experience into the organization especially in our Tracking Needs Program, while assisting administratively. She holds a degree in Public Health Technology with training in HSE and entrepreneurial development.