Executive Summary

Executive Summary

I am thankful and excited for the many partnerships that The Shield Safety Foundation (TSSF) has developed over the years not only with federal and state agencies, but also with community partners. TSSF was first established in 2001 and was registered as Non-Governmental Organisation in August 2015 by the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria. The Shield Safety Foundation has a mission to promote the health, safety and well-being of Nigerians through prevention, protection, provision, research, education service and advocacy.

Sometimes around 2015 things began to change in Nigeria, there were widespread kidnapping, banditry and recurring cycles of deadly violence between herdsmen and farmers. The clampdown on peaceful protests, arrest and detention of activists, and media repression signified a renewed intolerance of free speech and dissent by Nigerian authorities. In 2018, TSSF convened the Community Safety Committee to develop the first local strategy for community safety and crime prevention. The primary goal of this committee was to bring individuals, agencies and organisations together in an atmosphere of support to build on existing community assets while recognising the challenges that cannot be solved in isolation.

The report represents almost 12 months of dedicated effort by the community safety committee and offers a collective view of what is going well in Nigeria, what needs to improve and recommendation for what should be done moving forward. The committee report captures community feedback significant local data, and research on effective principles of practices in community safety and crime prevention. Based on the committee's mandate, it proposes potential roles and responsibilities for implementing the strategy in terms of actions, governance, and funding. The result of the Community Safety Strategic Report is an actionable strategic planning document that provides both a background on the community and a sound basis for implementing sustainable solutions for community safety in Nigeria. There are many views as to what prevents crime and what makes a community safe. Amongst these are the strategy of municipal policy making and implementation, including increased policing, to create a safer community in Nigeria. Our grass roots approach to change allows us to know the people, the problems and the potential of each community we serve, wherever we go, we act and feel like a local non-governmental organisation. Our staff live within the community and learn all the hopes and challenges each community faces.

Together, we can create a social and physical environment that promotes the well-being and equity of our entire community. As an organisation and with our strong Christian believes, we are committed to bringing hope to the Nation's most vulnerable families. We accept families of all faiths in our programs. We aim to make all aspect of our work both transparent and trustworthy. Our staffs and volunteers are constantly sharing the hope of brighter future through literacy programs protecting families and children in conflict zones, serving children and young children from long lasting effects of malnutrition, and providing food and essential needs to children and families. The people who partner with us are included on a journey of meaningful change for the world's poorest population.

I am proud to be part of this community, and my hope is that you are too. If we continue to share our time talent and resources, we can improve the quality of life for everyone who calls our community home.

Prince Remi Adewuyi
President & CEO
The Shield Safety Foundation (TSSF)

Our Board of Trustees

There are five group of individuals that has overall responsibility for the management of this organization. Our board of trustees is typically the governing body of The Shield Safety Foundation (aka TSSFNigeria) and seeks to ensure the best interest of stakeholders in all types of management decisions.

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Remi founded The Shield Safety Foundation after is voluntary retirement from the Mosthigh UK Ltd, a construction engineering consultants as CEO, where he worked for 10 years, prior to joining the Mosthigh UK, he has worked for some of the top construction companies both in Nigeria and in the UK, which includes, Amey, Enterprise Mouchel, TFL, Stace. and Cappa & D'Alberto Nigeria. He is currently a co-founder of UAB International Ltd with his over 40 decades of experience in the construction industry, he is alumni of Bristol Polytechnic, now UWE and City University of London, he has worked across ethnic lines to champion economic, development, and humanitarian services for the most vulnerable both in the UK and Nigeria. He founded TSSF 2001 and was registered as non governmental organisation in August 2015 both in Nigeria and in the UK.

Oluwatoyin Williams joined TSSF August 2015 as a volunteer and trustee. A renowned Journalist with 35 years wealth of experience in Radio Station Broadcasting before joining TSSFNigeria in 2015. Mrs. Williams is currently the Vice President of this organization. She has brought her wealth of experience into TSSF to enlighten, inform, educate and campaign to the vulnerable community for a change, mentoring and presenting at conferences

Omo became a volunteer in 2018 and joined the board of trustees of TSSF in June 2023, a graduate of University of Ibadan and a registered member of the Librarian Registeration Council of Nigeria (LRCN). She is a Certified Librarian of Nigeria (CRLN) and she's currently the Chief Librarian and Head of Library Unit at the National Museum of Unity. Omo loves to work with young adults and interacts well with teenagers ensuring they overcome their fears and achieve their goals. She is currently the General Secretary of the Trustee and Director of Administration.

Akintunde is a seasoned administrator, he has his career in the civil service and rose to the director level. He has 25 years experience in the civil service impacting humanity through policies fomulation and implementation. He has served his community as general secretary and chairman of committees. He is currently serving as Secretary in his church. He obtained his Bachelor of Agriculture Degree from University of Agriculture, Abeokuta now Federal University of Agriculture and his masters degree in Agriculture Economics and sustainable Development Practice both from University of Ibadan. Nigeria. Mr Akintunde is very passionate in working with the less privilege and put smile into their faces.

Favour joined TSSF August 2015 as a volunteer and trustee. She is a graduate of Health and Social Care from the University of Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom, with experience in healthcare services at management level, working with children and vulnerable adults. She has brought her wealth of experience in safeguarding, health and safety, management and leadership to develop and manage the health of the less privileged to the advancement of this foundation.

Biola, joined TSSF as a volunteer in March 2022 and became a member of the Board of Trustees in January 2023 having worked for more than two decades as a researcher in public, private, and voluntary sectors. He is ready to implement methods that can account for specific challenges facing the foundation. He has gained extensive experiennce as a researcher and practitioner over the years on how to mitigate and adapt to many of the common challenges. He will play a critical role in helping the foundation assess and address the needs of affected populations and also equipping decision makers - both at the programmatic and policy level -with the high quality evidence that is needed. He will help in both situations and particularly for establishing what works and make the foundation understand how, where, and why it works, and carry out all stages of the humanitarian cycle; preparedness, response, recovery, prevention and mitigation.

Our Board of Advisory

TSSF define the long-term goals and the strategies for the company and the group and sets forth the principles and directives for the resulting corporate policies. It coordinates and monitors the most important activities, defines the portfolio, develops and deploys managerial staff, allocates resources and decides on the group's financial steering and reporting.

The members of the Board of Advisory bear joint responsibility for running the business of the foundation as a whole. However, the individual members manage the areas assigned to them on their own responsibility within the framework of the decisions made by the full Board. The allocation of functions among the members of the Board of Advisory is defined in a written schedule

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Ebunlomo Oyedeji is a graduate of University of Nigeria, Nsuka with a degree in Health Education, an experienced Administrator and dedicated Environmental Health Officer with over 30 years experience in public health and administration. A good team leader and communicator, skilled in providing effective environmental health services, managing public health programs, and leading teams. She joined TSSF as a volunteer March 2015 to bring her wealth of experience to manage administrative functions including budgeting, planning, and personnel management. Coordinating and facilitating communication between the Foundation and other Stakeholders, and oversee the implementation of policies and programs, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Grace Afolabi, a teacher/Principal, recognized as a passionate, student-centred educator who continually seeking to improve the learning and school culture. She is driven to help students overcome barriers that impact their learning. Grace is a registered member of Nigeria Teachers Registration Council. She earned a master's degree in Education. She has taught in various classroom settings. Grace has served on various school academics, improvement teams and served as a team leader. She has dedicated herself to becoming a life-long educator and learner, and she strives to instil a similar desire in all the student she works with. As an educationist and advocate, Grace has volunteers 52 days of her time with TSSFNigeria annually, helping families with life skills that are both practical and beneficial in their daily living.

Bola Ajiboye, a teacher and retired school principal, before joining TSSF aboard member. While in service she set the tone of her school, build a warm environment, mentor and nurture students, became role model. She played vital roles in the lives of the students in her school and are best known for the role of educating the students that are placed in her care. She has brought her wealth of experience into TSSF as a role model with teaching knowledge, mentoring and presenting at conferences.

Tosin, is a seasoned sales manager in one of the top manufacturing industries in Nigeria, and responsible for sales promotion of the company's products, brand and services in order to help them grow. His duties include overseening the company's marketing activities and brand awareness icluding the overall outreach strategy and training a team of Sales Representative. He is bringing his sales experience to TSSF Board of Advisory to promote the Foundation's activites.