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Our Profile

Who We Are

Founded in February 2013, as a Non-Profit Organisation, by AVM Femi Gbadebo (Rtd) OFR and his wife Alaba, proud parents of a fully dependent male child (DOB 14 June 1996) living with Cerebral Palsy, who they have succeeded in managing reasonably well, Benola Cerebral Palsy Initiative is committed to using that experience to help parents who would otherwise, have resorted to more drastic measures like infanticide, outright rejection or abandonment in an institution, as a form of response to having a child with such a disability.

Our Advisory Board


Dr. Abdulrahman Olatunji Funsho FRCP (London)

Consultant Cardiologist & Chairman Nigeria Polo Plus Rotary Campaign Community

A graduate of the Royal Post-Graduate Medical School of Hammersmith Hospital – London , Cripps Postgraduate Medical Centre, Northampton – England, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine UK and Harvard Medical School, Boston – USA , Dr Funsho worked at various times as Cardiologist, Hemel Hempstead, U.K, Senior Register – General Medicine West Herts Hospital U.K, Medical Director/Consultant Physician Murtala Specialist Hospital, Kano and Chief consultant Physician Marhaba Specialist Hospital Kano.

He was also at some time, Personal Physician to HRH The Emir of Kanoand Personal Physician to Governors of Kano State.

A Past District Governor of Rotary International, Dr Funsho is a proud recipient of numerous awards from Rotary international including the "Service Above Self" and "Meritorious Service" awards.

He is also a Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom Currently , Dr Funsho is Chairman Advisory Board, Benola – A Cerebral Palsy Initiative

Chairman BOT Foundation for Women’s health Research and Development [FORWARD ] An NGO working in the field of maternal and child health with emphasis on holistic management of VVF and maternal and child nutrition.

Trustee Street Children Foundation of Lagos. Working to reintegrate street children back into their families and communities or rehabilitating them in schools and hostels.

A past Captain of Kano Golf Club, Funsho who also loves traveling and fishing is happily married to Aisha together with whom, they are proud parents of four.

Air Chief Marshal Paul Dike CFR
Former Chief of Air Staff
Former Chief of Defense Staff (Nigeria)
Chairman/CEO at KEMSAD Ventures
Dr Ije Jidenma
Director/CEO at Leading Edge Consulting
Founder/ Executive Secretary at Goddy Jidenma Foundation
Deacon Ayo Joseph
Owner SARKTI Construction Company Ltd
CEO at SAFI International
Mr Dayo Lawuyi MON
Chartered Accountant and Management Consultant
Former Chairman Dunlop Nigeria Plc
CEO at Angus Newman Associates Limited
Mrs Viola Kehinde Ombu
Director Rodney Emmanuel Technologies Ltd, Media Consultant and Business Woman.
Mr Ola Oyelola
Former Executive Director First Bank Plc
CEO at Brighthouse Group
- An NGO with youth empowerment as its primary focus
Engineer Adeniji Raji mni
Consultant Communications Engineer
Chairman, Raden Investments
Principal Partner, RAAD Systems Engineers
Anne Rinu
International Real Estate Consultant, former
Properties Manager at Stanbic/IBTC Bank Plc, Managing Director,
Consulting for Africa Now (CAN).
Mr Yusuf Enebi
Chartered Mediator, Conciliator and Arbitrator
Principal Partner at Emerging Partners Law Firm.