"Life and love are very simple. It is only the choices we make that complicate them".

                                 Christian Ihejirika


Be part of the solution to Africa's problems, not contribute to them.

Citizens First Foundation cares without borders, irrespective of your gender, social background, tribe, religion, beliefs and circumstances.

Welcome to our website


On behalf of my team, I am very excited to welcome you to our website.


Citizens First Foundation is an innovative grassroots ‘not-for-profit’ social organisation, dedicated to improving lives and communities in Africa by finding solutions to some of the challenges facing the continent.

Our programme is facilitating empowerment, social change and contributing to national and global efforts to improve living standard and enhance life chances and opportunities, whilst also challenging the environment that encourages bad governance, corruption, cronyism, disunity, illiteracy and other social issues.

Our work is also creating an integrity-based new space where socially and financially excluded citizens can function, contribute and participate in democracy and nation-building.

Whilst we count on your continued support and goodwill, we are always looking for sponsorships and collaborative partnership with like-minded individuals, agencies and organisations; those that share our vision of a better, viable and self-sustaining Africa.


Please do not hesitate to contact me, if you require any information on how you could help.

Thank you.                                


Christian I. Ihejirika




  • Passionate about social change and empowerment.

  • Encourage and promote education, sports, self-reliance, interdependence and democratic values.

  • Actively connecting individuals and local communities through community organising.

  • Create a new space where new players can function and participate in nation-building.

  • Engage in activities that alleviate poverty, social insecurity and inequality.

Meet The Team

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Barrister Dennis Ugwuja Amobi

Board Member

(Legal and Compliance Officer)


Denny is an experienced legal practitioner and researcher in International & Environmental Law, coupled with huge knowledge on International Policy and Energy.


Professional Memberships:

 Alumni University of Dundee, United Kingdom


Mrs Rose N. Iwunze

    Board Member

(Training Coordinator and Accounts Officer)

Rose holds a Bachelor Degree in Accounting and Secretarial Studies.

A great advocate of Women Rights and Empowerment, and works with Imo State Orientation Agency.

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David Symes

Management Consultant - Volunteer

(Community Organising & Engagement)


Dave is the Communications and Member Engagement Manager at Community Organisers, and also a Councillor in England.

He is an experienced Community Organiser.

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Barrister Cornelius U. Njepuome

Board Member

(Membership Welfare Officer)

Cornelius is an Owerri-based  Legal Practitioner and Barrister/Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Nigeria with over 23 year experience.


He specialises on:  Corporate and Tax Consultant, etc.


He is also a Chartered Arbitration Consultant, plus more.