About Us


Who we are!

Murna Foundation (MF) is a registered civil society organization that started its operation in the year 2005, with CAC registration no 19885. The head office of the organization is located at Dandagoro, Kano Road, Katsina state and has outreach coordinators across the 6 geo-political zones of Nigeria. The governance structure of Murna Foundation consists of five main organs. The five organs include:

• Board of Trustees: The seven members Board of Trustee of Murna Foundation are drawn across the six geo-political zones of Nigeria with various professional qualifications and gender equality.

• Five members Board of Directors, comprising 4 females and 2 males (Including person with disability)

• Two Patrons (man and woman)

• The Secretariat is headed by a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who coordinates the day-to-day activities of the organization and supported by 9 other staff.

• Volunteers are a group of people that have bought into our programs from various Professional qualification who decided to support the organization as volunteers, they are a very important part of our success stories over the years till date.

The organisation’s focus is on Women, Youth, the Girl-Child, and General Public. Hence, the organization strive to mobilize, engage, train, initiate and support all developmental programs, projects and activities that are geared towards improving the life of Women, Youth, the Girl child, and General Public.

Aim of Murna Foundation

•Promote peaceful coexistence
•Engage, support, empower, and link women, adolescent girls, and youth to empowerment opportunities.
•Serve as a platform for civic engagement and awareness.
•Designing programs to support the SDGs
•Forming partnerships and like-minded network
•Providing a platform to support Women, Adolescent Girls, Youth, and Vulnerable Children.

Our Mission and Vision

The mission of the organization is to support and contribute to the realization of a better Nigeria where women, youths and the girl-child are actively engaged in our Nations march towards sustainable development. Murna Foundation’s vision is to empower and engage 50% of women, youth, and the girl-child as active participants towards achieving sustainable development in our country.

Our vision is to actualize a nation where women, youth, the girl-child, and public, are active participants towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals. Murna Foundation’s area of work focuses on Women, Adolescent Girls, Youth, and Vulnerable Children. The organization have a national coverage which allows it to operate across the country. The goal is centred on the following:

• Empowerment Programs targeting Women, Youth and General Public.
• Support for stronger public institutions.
• Maternal, New-born and Child Health.
• Reproductive Health Services.
• Promoting Girl Child Education
• Supporting Good Governance and anti-corruption initiatives.
• Youth engagement and linkages.
• Environmental sustainability.


CEO Message

Murna foundation’s purpose is to act as a beacon to communities looking to nourish, educate, and maintain the wellbeing of their members. Our organization is doubling down on this effort and works to ensure resilience at the local level. All of these will not be possible without the support and hard work of our staff, volunteers, board of directors, and other stakeholders. Therefore;

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    To our Staff and Volunteers

    Without your resilience, we couldn’t have made the modest progress towards attaining our organizational objectives. To our Board of Directors: We acknowledge your continued support, short of which many of our ambitious programmes wouldn’t have seen the light of day.

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    To our Funders

    We thank you for trusting us enough to partner with us on important local and global issues and wish to assure you that your funds will continue to be judiciously, transparently and accountably utilized.

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    To the General Public

    We understand the value of transparency and of maintaining a seamless relationship with all stakeholders. Being accountable to not only our funders, but the general public remain our top priority. Thank you to everyone who contributes to making the life of people a little less difficult than it was. You are our heroes.

Meet our Team

Hajiya Aisha Ahmed

CEO / Chairperson

Hajiya Gambo Mustapha

Head of Accounts

Bello Ahmed

Program Manager

Umar Ahmed

Head Procurement / IT Manager

Abdulrasheed Abdullahi Madugu

Project Manager

Maryam Mahuta

Legal Adviser

Ahmad Nasir

Human Resource Manager

Lawal Idris Bagiwa

Monitoring & Evaluation officer

Muhammad Bashir

Media & Communication Officer

Fatima Abdullahi

Gender Desk Officer

Halimatu Dangani

Asst. Gender Desk Officer

Our board of trustees:

• Aisha Ahmed (CEO/chairperson)
• Gambo Mustapha (member)
• Petel Buba Bajoga (member)
• Mudssiru Adegboye (Member)
• Ahmed Umar Musa (member)
• Justice Sadiq Abdullahi (member)
• Hassan Mustapha (Secretary)

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