B.A., M.A., Ph.D.,

Gender: Female
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Mr. Alex Chuma Akporji
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A
Number of Male Children 3
Number of Female Children 1
Profession scholar, writer, broadcaster
Working Experience

Senior-Level Partnership and Policy Director, Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company

Previous Appointments:

– Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, MINAJ Broadcasting, Minaj Media Group, London, UK, October 1998-January 2000;

– Publications Officer, The World Bank Group, D.C., External Affairs and UN Relations Vice Presidency, April 2000- March 2003;

– Development Communications Consultant, The World Bank Group, D.C., Africa Regional Vice Presidency, September 2003-March 2003;

– Communications and Partnerships Officer, The World Bank Group/ Cities Alliance, Washington D.C., USA, April 2005- May 2012;

– Special Adviser to the Coordinating Minister for the Economy and Minister of Finance, Office of the Coordinating Minister, Ministry of Finance, Abuja, June 2012- November 2014;

– Executive Director: Policy, Corporate Strategy, Partnerships and Business Development, Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company (Abuja and Lagos), November 2014- November 2018.

University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies Scholarship, 1978; recipient, Postgraduate Scholarship for the study of doctor of philosophy in Comparative Literature, 1984; Outstanding Teacher of the Session Award, Students Union, Faculty of Arts, University of Calabar, Calabar, 1986.

– Member, Nigerian Publishers Association;
– Member, African Publishers Association;
– Member, Association of Nigerian Authors;
– Member, National Association of University Women;
– Member, Society for International Development;
– Member, Women in Development;
– Member, World Bank Alumni Association;
– Fellow, British Council.

SCHOOLS ATTENDED WITH DATES: Combioni Convent School, Port Sudan, Sudan, 1966-70; St. Mary's Private School, Ajele, Lagos, 1970; Maryland Comprehensive Secondary School, Lagos, 1971; Our Lady's Grove Secondary School, Dublin, Ireland, 1972-76; University College, Dublin, Belfield, Dublin, Ireland, 1976-79; University of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 1980-81; University of Nigeria, Nsukka,

– Collection of short stories in Okike: A Journal of African Creative Writing;
– Council of the Elders: A Tribute to the Veterans of the South African Liberation Struggle, Co-edited with Vanley Burke, Firdoze Bulbulia, Faith Isiakpere, by Minaj Publishers, London, 1996;
– Africa’s Promise: Encouraging Youth Participation in the Debate on African Development by World Bank Publications, Washington DC, 2003;
– Figures in a Dance: The Theater of WB Yeats and Wole Soyinka, Trenton, NJ; by World Press/Red Sea Press, Africa, 2003;
– Livable Cities: Integrating the Environment into Urban Planning Processes, Ed.,mCities Alliance/UNEP/World Bank, Washington DC, 2007;
– The Changing Face of Lagos: From Vision to Reform and Transformation, edited with Prof Michael O. Filani, Cities Alliance, Wahington DC, 2011;

– “Growing the Mortgage Market in Developing Economies: The Role of PPPs” – AfDB/UN-HABITAT consultative workshop on Housing market dynamics in Africa, Dakar, Senegal, February 23rd to 24th, 2015;
– “New Dynamics in the Housing Finance Market in Nigeria,” African Union of Housing Finance Conference, Durban, South Africa, October 2015;
– “Housing Finance and Policy: Bridging the Gap,” Papers from the Abuja Housing Conference, July 2016;
– “Defining Affordable Housing in Nigeria,” GIZ/FMPW&H Summit in Abuja, Nigeria, June 2016;
– “Creating an Enabling Environment with a Strong Regulatory Framework to Govern PPPs in the Housing Sector”, Affordable Housing Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, April 2016;
– “National Framework for the Implementation of the New Urban Agenda” – in conjunction with Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing in Nigeria, 9th World Urban Forum, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, February 2018;
– “The Business Case for Going Green”, presentation on the launch of IFC’s EDGE Green Building certification program in Nigeria. Lagos and Abuja, May 2018;
– “Enhancing Financial Inclusion: Uniform Underwriting Standards for the Informal Sector”, presentation to the African Union of Housing Finance Conference, Abidjan Cote d’Ivoire, October 2018;

– Reading;
– Writing;
– Walking;
– Tennis;
– Volunteering.

– Radcliffe Alumni Association; Member, University College, Dublin, Ireland, Alumni Association; member, Jesuit Alumni Association; Soroptimisl International, Lagos Mainland Branch.

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