About Us

Who we are & what we do

The Initiative for Public Policy Analysis (IPPA) is Nigeria's public policy research institute or think tank. Founded in 2002, IPPA's major concern is with the principles and institutions underlying a free and open society, with particular focus on Africa and Nigeria.

Everything you should know about us

We undertake a number of activities, among them research and advocacy on public policy issues. At present, our core areas of interests include development economics, trade, entrepreneurship, property rights, education, environment, health and security.

IPPA's mission is to serve as one of the leading promoters of social, economic and political freedom; to promote public understanding of the principles of a free and prosperous society such as property right, the rule of law, limited government, free enterprise and tolerant; and to help foster the emergence of a society where reliance on government solutions to all social and economic problem reduces and the human mind is appreciated as the ultimate resource. .

Our Activities

  • Research
  • Publishing
  • Seminars/Workshops
  • Newsletters
  • Organizing Essay Competition
  • Writing on developmental issues
  • Students based programme

In order to safeguard our independence:

We are politically non-partisan
We do not accept funding from government or its agencies
We rely on donations from individuals, private sectors and foundations
Research is not directed by our supporters


Kehinde Desouza Marques

Chair, Nigeria

Damilola Olajide, Phd

Member of the Board of Directors (Administration)

Bola Ajibola


Brian Lee Crowley

Gordon Johnson


Prof. George Ayittey

Ghana & USA

Prof. Femi Mimiko


Linda Whetstone


Prof. Adeola Adenikinju


Our Team

Olusegun Sotola, MSc

Executive Director

Damilola Olajide, Phd

Senior Research Fellow

Thompson Ayodele, MA

Senior Research Fellow

Olufemi Obembe, Phd

Senior Fellow

Olufemi Saibu, Phd

Senior Fellow

Rufus Bolarinwa, Phd

Adjunct Fellow

Divine Ikenwilo, Phd

Adjunct Fellow

Ms. Adebayo Florence

Research Associate

Ebenezer Obe Ropo

Program Officer

Ms. Oluwakemi Awosanya

Office Manager

Kayode Olowookere

Head of Account

Joy Owusu

Administrative Assistant