About Us

Migration and Development Impact Foundation [known as “MDIF”] focuses on multifaceted but related areas of impact investment assistance in the areas of human capacity development, training, advocacy, migration, reintegration and reestablishment of returning migrants, fight against human trafficking and forced labour and inhuman treatment of migrants by individual, community and harsh government policies. 

Aside from our main focus, we sensitize against acts of corruption and impunity in the system, train government officials towards building strong, effective institutions, and achieve national development.

MDIF is an equal opportunity-based organization that pays attention to ensuring our decisions are devoid of ethnic, religious, and gender-based biases as we are gender sensitive and ensure gender mainstreaming in all of our programs. We also structure our programs to accommodate the physically challenged - disabled persons


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Our Vission

To improve human capacity in Nigeria and Africa towards attaining efficiency in services and sustainable development


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Our People

MDIF has a team of dedicated, experienced, and dynamic humanitarian and development practitioners, legal practitioners, migration experts, and legal and rule of law experts. We derive our strength from a network of professionals with diverse experiences in the various areas of our work. We have a good relationship with proven veterans in the areas identified around the world. Please find below the profiles of some of our key team leads.


Ms. Margaret Ngozi Ukegbu (Chief Executive Office/Managing Director)

Margaret Ukegbu is a seasoned consultant on business and project development, loan recovery, and immigration matters. She was the head of the Zone / South West Zone Director, National Commission For Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons.

Ms Margaret Ukegbu has always contributed her wealth of experience, knowledge, skills and influence in the areas of capacity building, training and advocacy, migration, sensitization of youths, reintegration of returnees and informing vibrant policies in the areas of migration and capacity development program. At the moment, she is poised and resolute in advancing the course through the MIDF

Olalekan Tella (National Project Coordinator)

Olalekan Tella graduated from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State in 2006 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007, Olalekan obtained his LLM in Rule of Law and Development from Loyola University of Chicago and has attended a number of UN trainings on Legal Drafting and International Law which include UNDP legislative drafting training in Ghana, International Organisation for Migration trainings on Migration Data Management, Counselling, Return, Readmission and Reintegration processes.

Olalekan is highly motivated, with comprehensive experience spanning fourteen years of practice, nationally and internationally. At the national level, Olalekan has worked in collaboration with multinational firms within Nigeria and from outside.

Olalekan’s international experience includes working with the African Union Commission as a legal researcher, where he participated in research on legal and development matters. He has in-depth knowledge of project design and implementation, monitoring, and evaluation