National Governing Body

Mrs. Zainab Dada Ikheloa

National Representative/ President, Inner Wheel Nigeria

Mrs. Zainab Dada Ikheloa nee Braimoh was born on 6th of February 1961 in Asaba, Delta State. She is a trained and certified caterer, restauranteur, and hotel manager with over 25years experience working with top conglomerates within the hospitality space such as Nigeria Airways, Ikoyi Hotels and Arewa Hotels and is a fellow of the American Hotel and Motel Association. Today, she is the Chief Executive Officer of Zilly Enterprises Ltd and a director at both Patzell Nigeria Limited and Ikheloa International Nigeria Ltd.

Zainab joined Inner Wheel in 1995 as the Coordinator of Inner Wheel Club of Gowon Estate and got it chartered in 1997/1998 Inner Wheel year. Since then, she has served in the following capacities within the Club, District and at the National level.

Chartered President - 1996/1997, 1998/1999.

Club Treasurer - 1999/2000, 2006/2007.

Club Secretary - 2000/2001, 2012/2013, 2013/2014.

Club correspondence 2001/2002, 2002/2003.

District Treasurer - 2004/2005, 2005/2006.

District Vice Chairman - 2007/2008.

District Chairman - 2008/2009.

National Convention Coordinator - 2012/2015 and 2021. Istanbul, Denmark and Japur.

District Training and Empowerment Chairman - 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2018/2019, 2019/2020.

Local organizing chairman for the National Rally/Conference - 2017/2018.

National Treasurer - 2014/2015.

National Editor - 2020/2021, 2022/2023,

Deputy NR/Vice President - 2022/2023.

NR/President - 2023/2024.

Zainab is an honored active member and was awarded for demonstrating exemplary service to humanity by the Rotary International President Gary C.K. Ituang 2014/2015 as a Rotarian Spouse. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow.

Zainab is married to Engr. Patrick Ijehon Ikheloa, a Past District Governor of Rotary International District 9110 and they are blessed with lovely children and grandchildren. Her hobbies are cooking, traveling, making new friends, and brightening the lives of the less privileged with her acts of kindness.



Prof. Ezimma Nnabuife


Karen Uwaje

Deputy National Rep/President, Inner Wheel Nigeria


Serifat Bola Sofela

National Treasurer, Inner Wheel Nigeria

Faustina Olufolake Ogunnusi

NATIONAL Secretary

Uchenna N. Chukwudum

National Editor

IWM Olufolake Ajayi

District Chairman 911

Olufolake Ajayi, also known as Folake or Fola by all and sundry joined the International Inner Wheel family over 30 years ago through IWC of Lagos because she believed and still believes in the aims and objectives of this International Organisation.

She is a passionate and committed 69+ years old nurse and midwife with other professional and enterprising positions and roles to date.

Olufolake is equally as passionate and committed to this our International Organisation which led her to put in for the position of the Vice District Chairman 2021-2022, D911.

Other positions worthy of note are:

District Secretary, D911, 2000-2001, District Editor,1998-1999

President, IWC of Lagos, 1996- 1997

Debo Awodola

District Chairman 913

The profile of IWM Debo Awodola, the District chairman, D913 2022/2023. She joined Inner wheel Club of Ijapo in 1996 and served in the following capacities:

• Club Secretary- 2010-2011
• Club Treasurer- 2012-2013
• Club President - 2013 - 2014
• Club Secretary recycled
• District Treasurer- 2017 - 2018
• 2nd VDC - 2020 - 2021
• 1st VDC - 2021 – 2022
• DC – 2022 -2023

Debo Awodola started her career briefly with Ondo state civil service before she moved to the private sector and joined former Nigerian Industrial Development Bank (NIDB) which evolved to the Bank of Industry (BOI). She served for 23 years before retiring into private business in 2003.

She is currently the Executive Director of Integrated Community aids Initiative. A nongovernmental organization set up to develop women and girls, orphans as well as give support to communities. She is married, blessed with children.

Iheoma Madu Awa

District Chairman 914

Princess lheoma Madu Awa joined Inner Wheel Club of Eziukwu Aba in the year 2000.she Served as Club secretary for 3 years, before Elevation to club President in 2003.
She has served the district in various capacity,
1.District secretary 2009/2010,2010/2011.
District Editor 2019/2020,2020/2021.
District vice chairman 2021/2022.
District chairman 2022/2023.

She is a Paul Harris Fellow.

Olushola Ashipa

District Chairman 912

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1995- 1996.
5) CLUB PRESIDENT 1999-2000
SHOGUNLE 2014-2016.
7) DISTRICT ISO 2017-2018
8) DISTRICT ISO 2018-2019

Ladyken Nwogbo

District Chairman 910

Ladyken Nwogbo (PHF) was born to Late OZO Martin and Ojiefi ONWUDINJO of Umudioka Village Awka in Awka South LGA, Anambra
After her successful completion of her primary and secondary educations, she then proceeded to Federal Polytechnic Auchi in Edo state, where she graduated with Higher diploma (HND) in Arts and Design.

She is married to Engr. Ken Nwogbo (KSP) OZO AKUM (CHINENYEUGO NIBO) (PHF+2).
They are blessed with Three lovely Children.

She is the Managing Director and CEO of KAIMS NIGERIA LIMITED;
A General supply; Design; Real Estate; Engineering & Construction companies.

Ladyken (PHF) philanthropic nature motivated her to join the INNER WHEEL INTERNATIONAL CLUB where she contributes immensely in the services to the less privileged in our society.
Due to her impressive services and contribution to Rotary Foundation, she was awarded and decorated a Paul Harris Fellow (PHF).
She has traveled far and wide to attend International conferences both in Nigeria and Overseas.
She has been an active member of Inner Wheel Club and has served in different capacities in the club and also in the district.(Community Service Director, Treasurer,Vice President, President, District Edotor, 1st VDC, and presently the District Chairman)

Oluwatobi Adeoye

District Chairman 916

‘Tobi joined the Inner Wheel Club of Effurun in 2009 and served in the following capacities with the Club and District level: -
Assistant Club Secretary: 2009/2010
Club Secretary: - 2010/2011
Club Vice President: - 2011/2012
Club President: 2012/2013
District Secretary: - 2020/2021
Vice District Chairman: - 2021/2022
District Chairman: - 2022/2023

MBA Delta State University Abraka in view
BSc Geography & Regional Planning Delta State University Abraka
ND Geology The Polytechnic of Ibadan.

1) YEYE GIWA Bobamayegun of Awa Ijebu, Ogun State
2) YEYE OTUNBA Bobatolu Erunwon Kingdom, Erunwon Ijebu, Ogun State
3) House Matron New Era School, Jakpa Road Delta State
4) House Matron Wingate Model School Ogunu Delta State
Oluwatobi Joined Rotary family, the Rotaract Club of Iyaganku CB where she served in various capacity and was the secretary before marriage relocated her to Warri where she met her heartthrob.
For the continuous love for humanitarian services, she joined Inner wheel Club of Effurun in 2009 and has not looked back but remained committed till Date.
A devoted Catholic and belong to the order of knights of St John International.
‘Tobi is one of the Directors and share Holders of YEWIS Nigeria Limited an indigenous OIL & Gas Company with Head office in Warri.
She is the C.E.O of YOTAD Company a registered Company that deals with Foods, Agricultural Products and Households importations and supplies.
She is a Paul Harris Fellow of the Rotary International (The first spouse to be so decorated by the Rotary Club of Ekpan)

Marital Life
Our DC is Married to a Rotarian Past Assistant Governor (Sir) Felix Adeoye (PHF) and the marriage is blessed with 4 lovely kids (all Paul-Harris Fellows).

Members give practical support as well as financial help whenever there is a crisis, whether this occurs locally, nationally or internationally

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