Our Team

Gerald M. Thompson holds a first degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Business Administration. His versatile human resource experience, within the private and public sectors in the United States, and Nigeria, has positively contributed to revenue growth and employee productivity in many organizations he has worked with. His combination of industry proficiency and over 15 years of recruiting experience enables him to truly understand and appreciate the needs of clients and candidates. As a multi-skilled consultant in the areas of Human Resources and Organizational Development Consulting, Gerald has transformed the recruiting arm of  Mani Recruits, as he functions as  Head, Executive Recruitment. Gerald believes in transparency throughout the entire recruiting process. He strives to find the right fit for every position and is straightforward with his clients and candidates. By always having his clients’ and candidates’ best intentions in mind, he is able to gain their trust, develop strong relationships and help make successful, long-term placements for them.

Abayomi O. Akinola is an experienced Organizational Development Professional with expertise in People Development, Process Re-engineering and Technological Optimization. He has over 17 years HR working experience and has worked in two leading recruitment agencies in the United States. Back in Nigeria, he was with one of the leading Oil service companies as Head of Admin/Recruitment, before joining Mani Recruits , as Senior Executive Search Consultant. Abayomi holds a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations & Personnel Management from the University of Lagos, and is a member of a host of Public Relations Association, both in the United States and in Nigeria.

Israel Oladipo is a Training consultant with special interest in Relationship management, Human potential Development, Entrepreneurship, capacity building, productivity improvement techniques and Leadership dynamics.

He is a Management and relationship Consultant, former Banker and also a former stock broker. He holds a first degree in Linguistics, and Master’s Degree in public Administration from University of Ilorin, an Associate member Nigeria institute of Management,(ANIM) Associate member of the Nigeria Institute for Training and Development.(ANITAD) He also holds the Executive Leadership Certificate of Day Star Leadership Academy.

He loves Building competencies and improving productivity in the private and public sectors. He is the Managing Partner of E4G Leadership academy and the President of Beth –Haran Love foundation. He was the former Business Manager and Head of Northern operation of Michael Stevens consulting International Abuja. He is currently an Executive Director with Global Intellectual Consul. Abuja, and a consultant in Mani Recruits and Training.


With over 14 years background as Head of Operations in one of the Nigerian Banks, Princess Ngozi Nnaemeka’s, career experience has prepared her well for her present role as Head of Operations, Capacity Training and Development. Not only does she possess an outstanding amount of industry knowledge and experience, she has been in clients’ position, and knows exactly what it takes to achieve success in an ever-changing environment. Ngozi has extensive experience in staff welfare and clientele management. Her attention to details, excellent communication skills and incomparable follow-through are priceless attributes that help her coordinate the activities of Mani Recruits and ensure that training modules are always up to date with global procedures. She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Management, member of the chartered Institute of Administration as well as an Associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development.

Stella-Maris Odion works as Head, Domestic Recruitment. She has over two decades experience in the Education field and Recruitment, first as a Classroom Teacher, then as an Educational Researcher, School Administrator and later as a Recruiting Consultant/Instructor in a Nigerian Recruiting Firm. Stella –Maris has a background of extensive developmental education and this puts her in a unique position to understand the needs of families, caregivers, and (most importantly) children. She specializes in meeting clients and matching their needs to the firm’s pool of qualified candidates.  Stella-Maris’s years of experience in the industry has sharpened her abilities in both recognizing talent, and understanding the subtle qualities needed in a candidate when making a specific match. She has an advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Education, a degree in Sociology, an advanced Diploma in Life Coaching amongst others. She is also a member of the Nigerian Institute of Training and Development (NITAD)

As the Domestic Admin Manager, Benedicta E. Daniels has a rich background in the luxury hospitality industry, where she rose from the Post of House Keeper to Executive House Manager, in a 5 star Hotel, prior to joining the company. Benedicta’s clerical responsibilities require graceful multi-tasking and prioritizing, which she has developed in the hospitality industry. With her experience of cleaning, to supervising the hotel rooms of high class individuals, her refined people skills, passion for detail, efficiency, and superb customer service, she provides clients and candidates alike with the most efficient matchmaking available.

About Us

Mani Recruits and Training (MRT), was founded to provide service for our clients, from the office to the home. Our separate divisions of Executive/ Domestic Recruitment, Trainings and Consultancy Services, Read more

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2nd Floor, Oakland Centre,
No. 48 Aguiyi Ironsi Street,
Maitama, Abuja

+0809 2888 924; 0703 700 3883