ImpactHouse Appoints New Executive Director, Rejigs Management

Abuja – 06 January, 2024: 

ImpactHouse Centre for Development Communication (ImpactHouse), a tech-driven nonprofit working to aid government-citizen action for sustainable development in Africa, has announced the appointment of John Andah as Executive Director of the organisation.

John takes over from Adenike Arigbabu, who has transitioned exclusively into her role as a member of the ImpactHouse Board of Trustees.

Our new Executive Director comes with almost 15 years of combined communications and journalism experience in print, broadcast, and mainly online media, and has spent the last seven years of his journalism career as an editor, working with dynamic teams of reporters and researchers to produce more than 15,000 reports on human rights, education, health, politics/governance, etc. across Nigeria and Africa. 

Until this appointment, John was the Managing Editor of the organisation, and he will continue to oversee our publishing projects, including our flagship, Development Diaries.

‘He has been an integral part of our team for some years, and we are confident that he will bring strong leadership, vision, and experience to this role’, the Founder and Chairman of the ImpactHouse Board of Trustees, Femi Aderibigbe, said.

As a development communication proponent, John has actively participated in advocacy campaigns geared towards fostering social change for sustainable development in Nigeria and Africa. He managed a vibrant team of reporters that produced over 8,000 reports for in a 2021 campaign against the spread of misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. He was also an integral member of the communications team that drove the #EducationNOW9ja campaign in 2022 and 2023.

John holds a Master of Science degree in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and a Bachelor of Science degree also in Mass Communication from Kogi State University, Anyigba, Kogi State, Nigeria.

‘I am excited and honoured to work with the highly dynamic and dedicated team at ImpactHouse in this capacity to drive our communication for development programmes in civic participation and good governance, media and civil society development, gender equity and justice, education and human rights in Nigeria and Africa’, John said in his immediate response to this appointment.

As part of the reorganisation of our management team, the organisation also announced the redesignation of Gift Ejeh-Ojima as Programmes Manager, while Chinomso Momoh now heads our media and communications department as Outreach and Communications Specialist.

Our Programmes Manager is a skilled community organiser and development enthusiast, with experience in handling education projects, children’s and women’s rights advocacy, youth leadership development, governance reform, and civic engagement. Her core experience includes development programming, planning and implementation, advocacy, and leading operations.

A founding and active member of the Girls Get Equal campaign and the Anti-Human Trafficking campaign of Plan International Nigeria, Gift holds a Master of Science degree in Development Economics from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Madonna University, Nigeria.

For her part, Chinomso is a development journalist, media and communications specialist with nine years of experience in full-time TV broadcasting and editing – including providing content and presenting a housing development programme on AIT and TVC and working as a news editor. 

The senior reporter, who produces news reports with powerful narratives that provide our readers with calls to action, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Nigeria, Nsuka, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism.



Media Contact Information

Chinomso Momoh – Outreach and Communications Specialist 


Phone: +2348064543863

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