Mrs. Imabong-Ladipo Sanusi
IMAOBONG LADIPO-SANUSI is an International Visitors Leadership Programme (IVLP), United States of America Counter Trafficking Sponsored Expert.
She is a Child Rights Advocate, a Training Facilitator, Mentor, Therapist, Adolescent Coach, Service Provider, Care Giver and a BBC-trained journalist.
She continues to show the way forward both home and Abroad namely: Washington DC, Philladephia, Minnesota, Italy where she has made various presentations on Human Trafficking and Irregular Migration.
Due to the increase of Gender Based Violence in the post COVID-19 Pandemic Imaobong was nominated as a Member of the Inter-ministerial Committee by the Federal Ministry of Justice to End Gender Based Violence in Nigeria.
She holds a degree in Psychology which she obtained from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, South East Nigeria in 1995.
She was The North East, Yobe State secretary of the Social Mobilisation Technical Committee (SOMTEC), a UNICEF Zone E programme on Child Survival Development and Participation.
She is currently the Executive Director of the Women Trafficking and Child Labour Eradication Foundation (WOTCLEF) where she joined as a consultant under the EU/UNODC/NAPTIP/WOTCLEF project NGX41 Promoting Better Management of Migration in Nigeria by combating and reducing Irregular Migration that occurs, inter alia through Trafficking In Persons and Smuggling of Migrants (SOM)
She deployed her skills and expertise in the Grant component 1 -Victim Support, Rehabilitation and Empowerment and Grant component 2- Grassroots Awareness Campaign of the project
She is also the Zonal Cordinator of the Network of Civil Society Organisation Against Child Trafficking, Abuse and Labour (NACTAL), where she was previously the Interim National Secretary.
She deployed her skills as a Therapist as a member of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Child Protection Network and a clinician at the Child Justice Clinic (C.J.C), FCT, Nigeria.
As the Abuja co-ordinator for the African Network for the Prevention and Protection Against Child Abuse and Neglect, (ANPPCAN) she, through Nigeria Human Rights Commission, intervened and successfully resolved a legal adoption tussle involving two American-born Nigerian children.
She is a resource person and speaker to many Television, Radio stations, Online and Offline conferences.
At the instance of the INTERPOL, she has trained The Police, Immigration Officers and other Law Enforcement Agencies on Counter Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants.
She has attended several seminars and workshops on child-related issues.
She loves to impact on Human Capital Development and had lectured psychology at the Federal Polytechnic, Damaturu, Yobe State, North East Nigeria.
During her National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) Programme, she taught same at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Damaturu, Yobe State, North East Nigeria where she provided Psycho Social Support to women, girls and adolescents.
She worked as a reporter, editor and Newspaper Columnist for more than a decade for various Nigerian Newspapers.
She mentors pupils in schools and counsels youngsters using her wide experience and expertise to enhance the lives of children especially the adolescents through the EARLY IMPACT Programme.
Until her elevation to the position of the Executive Director of WOTCLEF, Imaobong was the organisation’s Programme Officer.
She holds a certificate in Mental Health and Wellness and offers Psycho-Social Support, Rehabilitates and Reintegrates Trafficked, Abused and Vulnerable Persons.
Imaobong hails from Ikot Abasi, Akwa Ibom State, South South Nigeria.
She is married and blessed with children.
A polyglot, speaks Ibibio, Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa and English and is improving on her French.
Her hobbies include singing, meeting people and travelling.