From An Acorn To An Oak Tree Ps. 92:12

The Birth of a Movement:

by: Nyore E. Osiobe

Ejiro Uriri Osiobe also known as Jiji Ejiro U. Osiobe is the founder and Chief Financial Officer of Ane Osiobe International Foundation; a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that operates as an Economic Development Organization (EDO) in the city of Abuja Nigeria.


Ejiro Osiobe earned his master’s degree in Economics from Wichita State University with a concentration in financial and international economics. He is pursuing his doctorate of Economic development degree at New Mexico State University.


In 2014 as a graduate student at Wichita State University, Ejiro Osiobe was part of a team of five that started the Office of Student Money Management. Holding the position(s) of the Lead Peer Financial Coach and International Student Liaison, Ejiro and his teammates were able to provide money management advice to the students at Wichita State University. As a graduate teaching assistant at Wichita State University and New Mexico State University, Ejiro Osiobe was able to delve into the concepts of economic growth and development in rural and urban areas around the world.


In June of 2015, Ejiro U. Osiobe founded Ane Osiobe International Foundation, and the foundation has been growing ever since. His work has helped to support many Nigerian children in their academic endeavors. Ejiro has remained humble and continued to do his job. The foundation has carried out five outreach programs in less than three years, and on March 3rd, 2018 the foundation launched a sustainable agricultural farm called the Ane Osiobe Altruism Farm located at Gwagwalada, FCT, Nigeria. The produce from the farm will be used to support a residential school for the blind located at Jabi, Abuja, FCT, Nigeria.


Ejiro Osiobe was opportune to share the vision of the Farm at the Western Social Science Association 60th Annual Conference on April 7th, 2018 in San Antonio, TX.  Ane Osiobe International Foundation has a successful model which resonates with the people and children of Nigeria. Ejiro Osiobe is presently driving different programs that will go beyond the city of Abuja such as the Ane Osiobe Health and Nutrition Department (Ane Osiobe H & N), the Ane Osiobe Trendsetters series (TSS), and the Ane tree (the product line department). These departments aim at supporting and growing the local economy of Nigeria indeed; this is an Economic Development Organization. For more about the departments, please visit the foundation’s website at


Ejiro Osiobe is somewhat of a stickler for the rule of law, and he ensures that every action taken in or on behalf of the foundation is done with the highest ethical standards and with full compliance to the rule of law. He has assured his teammates, that the foundation will not rely wholly on donors as its source of revenue hence, he introduced the foundation’s clothing line business. These businesses have a development agenda; they will provide jobs, opportunities to women, children and the poor.


As an Instructor of Macro Economics at New Mexico State University Ejiro Osiobe’s, primary research interest is on rural and urban development, and his secondary research interest is to examine international trade.