Who We Are
A Foundation That Seeks to Protect Nigeria’s Ocean and Coastline by Leveraging SDG 14
Lekan Bakare Foundation is leading the Protection and Growth of Marine Life and Ecosystem while Unlocking Opportunities and enhancing the sustainability of the Blue Economy in Nigeria.

Ocean And Marine Life protection and development are not common in Nigeria, a country with over 850km of ocean coastline and marine life coverage of over 40,000 KM2 with over 180 species of marine life specific to the Nigerian coast. The ocean is a source of livelihood for many Nigerians, and this is threatened by the adverse effects of climate change. It is paramount that we ensure the protection of the ocean and promote ecosystem growth. 

Lekan Bakare Foundation seeks to protect Nigeria’s ocean and coastline by leveraging SDG 14 – Life under Water – through the development of innovative models in the engagement of stakeholders towards building developmental knowledge for the growth and support of Nigeria’s ocean coastline and marine life.

Our Impact So Far...
Communities Reached
Coastal Areas Improved
Marine Animals Saved
Our Mission

To inspire people to consciously exhibit ocean-friendly living through creative projects.

Develop and adopt functional innovation and technology through data-driven research, to address gaps in the ocean and marine-related climate change challenges in Nigeria.

Facilitate the growth of sustainable practices while mobilizing support for businesses addressing climate-related ocean and marine ecosystem challenges.

Our Strategy

To implement coastal and marine ecosystem protection and development programs.

To support the livelihoods of coastal communities in Nigeria through education about sustainable practices.

Our Vision

Our vision is to maximize the capacity of marine ecosystems and the Blue Economy to boost economic growth while advocating for the sustainable use of ocean resources.

Our Areas of Focus

We seek to rejuvenate Nigeria’s Blue Economy by bringing together maritime stakeholders through:

  • Knowledge Management & Capacity Building
  • Policy Advocacy
  • Sustainable Practices
  • Partnership for Development
  • Protection & Growth Infrastructure
Our Theory of Change – SDG 14

When a community’s capacity is built, it ripples to many corners of growth, we believe that building the capacity of everyone directly or indirectly affected by the ocean will drive the interests needed for the protection and development of the Nigerian coastline and marine ecosystem.

We see partnerships for systems development and communication among stakeholders as the sustainable tool for driving a stronger and more conducive ecosystem.

Meet Our Team
Chief Ganiyu Olalekan Bakare


Bankole Oloruntoba

Chief Executive Officer

Doyinsola Ogunye

Board Member

Ayomide Olude

Program Manager

Ikechukwu Onyiaokwu

Design Lead

Featured Event
26 April, 2023
Join Zoom Meeting https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89453970110?pwd=dUpEbHk1d2hCTzNsdzd5OXJpM1hVdz09 Meeting ID: 894 5397 0110 Passcode: 703580
We are open to partnerships

Our partners play an essential part in our progress and impact and are recognized for making significant contributions to the future of our ocean.