Samuel Ajayi is a social scientist who holds MSc. and BSc. degrees in Sociology. He also holds a Diploma in Social Development and Administration from the University of Lagos, Nigeria with over seven (7) years experience in social development work particularly in the areas of research, data analysis, and program development and coordination. He has a book and several published editorials to his credit. Ajayi is currently a Program Officer and Researcher with Human Development Initiatives. He coordinates governance, transparency and accountability projects; develops project implementation plans, and conducts project monitoring and evaluation. He is the current editor of Budget Watch Accountability Newsletter; a role he has performed since 2013. He has written grant-winning proposals and has research interests in Sociology of Development, Sociology of Education, Social Research Methods, and Gerontology.