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Executive Director

Hakeem A. Ajonbadi Ph.D.; FInst.CM, FInst.CA, FAcrs, MNIM, MNIMN,FCEnt

Prof. Hakeem Ajonbadi AKA Ajons is a committed, energetic, passionate and proactive lecturer with over 20 years experiences in leading United Kingdom, Belgium, and Nigerian academic institutions; teaching students from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds. He is also a seasoned entrepreneur both in theory and practice, which makes his personality one which accords him a variety of attributes which include but is not limited to being an excellent administrator, a motivational speaker with alluring verbal communication and written skills along with constructive and effective teaching methods that promote stimulating environments. Prof. Ajonbadi holds a bachelor degree in Economics (B.Sc. (Hons.) with a second-class upper division from Lagos State University in 1994 and another bachelor degree in Law (LL.B (Hons.)) from the same university in 2003. He was at the University of Lagos where he had his Master degrees in Business Administration (MBA with specialisation in Finance) in 1998/1999, Master of Science in Management (M.Sc.) in 1999/2000 and another in Master of Science in Marketing (M.Sc.) in 2000/2001. He proceeded to Belgium where he also had his Master in Business Information Management (MIB) at Vrije University, Brussel in 2003/2004 and later to Vlekho Business School where he had his Master in International Business in 2004/2005. Upon completion, he proceeded to the United Kingdom where he bagged his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Management with specialisation in Human Resource Management and Organisation Development at the prestigious University of Wales in 2012. Hakeem Ajonbadi is also a fellow and member of various professional bodies some of which are the Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria (FCEnt), Corporate Institute of Administration, Nigeria (FCIA), Institute of Commercial Management, United Kingdom (FInstCM), African Center for Resource Studies (FAcrs), British Academy of Management, Institute of Leadership Management, United Kingdom (MIsntLM), Nigeria Institute of Management (MNIM), and the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria. Prof. Ajonbadi started his academic career with the Lagos State University where he was retained upon successful completion of his first degree. He started as a Graduate assistant in Economics department of the university, and later appointed as the Academic Facilitator to the MBA coordinator. He moved to the faculty of Management Sciences in the same university and continued as a lecturer in Business Administration. He was appointed as the pioneer Coordinator of Business Administration degree (part-time programme) in the year 2000. He left the country to further his studies abroad as the youngest Senate Member in the university. His academic career exposed him to lecture MBA courses at the Interuniversity Institute for Training and Development (IITD) in Belgium, University of Gloucestershire in the United Kingdom, Schiller University in London, London City College, CECOS London College, London School of Management & Technology, London Academy for Higher Education, London Academic Business School (LABS), and Kwara State University, Nigeria. He served in various capacities while at these schools as a lecturer, course advisor, head of department and even became a Registrar. He currently lectures as an ‘Assistant Professor’ at the Higher Colleges of Technology, Ruwais Campus, Abu Dhabi, UAE where within a year of joining the university, he was appointed a programme coordinator for Quality Management in Business Division for four campuses asides being the system course team leader for three courses - Microeconomics, Business Ethics, and Business & Commercial law. Prof. Ajonbadi is not only a seasoned lecturer but also a professional Management Consultant of international repute. He is a Senior Management Consultant for a number of European Organisations on corporate training in Business, Management, Marketing, Law and related courses. The organisations he consults for include TAPS (Taking a Positive Step) Management Academy, London Academy Business School, Zenith Consults, Difiglands International, among others. He is well travelled as his career had taken him to over twenty-five countries around the globe. Given his entrepreneurial prowess and business acumen being an astute business analyst, he was appointed as the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at the Kwara State University, (KWASU) Malete, Kwara State, Nigeria; a position he held until he left Nigeria again in 2017 for the United Arab Emirate. He is the Executive Director of the London Corporate Advantage Consulting, a management-training institute that is registered and operated in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.

Given his entrepreneurial hunger and urge to awaken and gravitate the youths towards the unending benefits of entrepreneurship, he contributed immensely to the growth of the Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Kwara State University, Malete, where entrepreneurship is made a compulsory course for all the students in the university. His achievement could be said to be the reason behind why he is extremely popular as his name echoed and continues to echo within the four walls of the university. To gear-up the entrepreneurial spirit in his student, Prof. Ajonbadi and his team ensured that his students participated in an annual programme that is always eagerly anticipated by the students known as the ‘Global Entrepreneurship Week’ that runs for about 6 days comprising a variety of entrepreneurial activities and exhibition performed by all levels of student in the university and is keenly supported and witnessed by local and international entrepreneurs within a variety of industries and a wide range of age bracket particularly the youths. Given his zeal for entrepreneurship, he ensured the publication of the Centre’s first academic journal – International Journal of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Management. He also secured the establishment of KWASU (University) Microfinance Bank, being the first of its kind in the northern part of Kwara state. In addition, not only were the students made compulsory to register a business name with the Corporate Affairs Commission in their second year, but he also master-minded an Incubation Centre to assist graduate students from the university in ensuring stability at their ‘start-up’ stages. As a result of his unwavering expertise, he led the Centre for Entrepreneurship to successfully train two hundred and fifty-six unemployed graduates as part of the Kwara State Youth Empowerment programme – QuickWin, which generated over #5 million to the university. Also, he mentored and ensured that his students represented the university at the ENACTUS National Competition and emerging as one of the top winners. Due to his doggedness, the university was pronounced the ‘Most Entrepreneurial University’ in Nigeria by two different international organizations in two consecutive years – 2014 and 2015 by a United Kingdom organization called ‘Teach a Man to Fish’ and the other one is Saville Foundation (MIT), United States of America respectively. Prior to his departing the university to the UAE, he was planning to start table water production factory, block making, bakery, soap, detergent and air freshener production, salon, restaurant, bookbinding, campus shuttle, among others. He aimed to ease the students' suffering, create employment for the students, add to the university’s value creation and above all, increase the university's revenue streams. On a final note, Prof. Ajonbadi has written books and published over thirty articles mostly in internationally recognised journals many of which are entrepreneurially inclined. Many of his manuscripts are also undergoing reviews while some are undergoing research. He currently lectures as a Professor at the Department of Strategy, Management and Marketing, Birmingham City Business School, Birmingham City University, Birmingham.

Chief Operating Officer

Akeem O. Salami PhD, FIMC, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

He is a cerebral multiple academic award-winner professor of operations research and business management at Department of Business Administration, College of Management Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta,Ogun State, Nigeria. Prof. Akeem Salami is a born entrepreneurship teacher, consultant and mentor, educational administrator and academic leader of international repute. He is a renowned operations researcher, management scientist and strategist, quantitative analyst, entrepreneurial mentor and consultant of great repute, with research focus on Operations Research, Business Management and Entrepreneurship. Akeem Salami has many journal publications both at home and abroad and presented papers at conferences both at home and abroad. A professional par excellence, he has participated in a number of consultancy researches that involved field works, large data handling and reporting. He is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of Global President of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the institute’s African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS). He is the current Dean, College of Management Sciences (COLMAS), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta

Director, Membership Services and Business Development

Sunday A. Bello Ph.D, M.Sc, B.Sc, MNIM, FCEnt.

Sunday Ade Bello, popularly called Bello is a multi-talented, analytical and highly qualified Management/Education Specialist with expertise in Consultancy, Education Management, Lecturing/Facilitation, Curriculum Development, Creative Thinking, Research, Examination Management, Human Resources Management, Entrepreneurial Training, Project Management, Office Administration, Corporate Governance, Dispute Resolution, Policy Formulation and Implementation. A Ph.D. Student of Development Finance at Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State and, Authoritative Management Trainer and Examiner with research orientation in Poverty Alleviation Strategies, Gender Mainstreaming, Micro, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises Financing, Business Management, Entrepreneurial Management, Entrepreneurial Finance, and Entrepreneurial Economics. A well-organized and a quality-minded individual with excellent interpersonal communication, presentation skills, and leading ability in the development of innovative solutions as well as possess demonstrated ability to learn and savvy new technology, easily adapt to changes and manages tasks and/or projects effectively and efficiently. Bello holds a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of Lagos and, a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking and Finance from Lagos State University in 2007 and 2004 respectively. Bello is the current Chief Executive of WorkLife Training Professionals (owner of PRACTITECH and Retire Well Club). WLTP is a conglomeration of management experts and consultants in Corporate Training, Business Advisory Services, Recruitment, Leadership Development Services, Educational Management, Information and Communication Technology Services, Human Capital Management, Accounting and Entrepreneurship Training.

He was the Registrar, International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College, (IVTEC), Ajase-Ipo, Kwara State, an educational institution initiated by the Kwara State Government as a novel experiment to redefine vocational and technical education through a holistic approach to bridge the skills gap and elevate the individual. Sunday A. Bello before joining IVTEC was the Head, Management Education, and Control at the Nigerian Institute of Management (chartered) responsible for the coordination of the following programmes/examinations; NIM-NYSC Strategic Partnership, Management Professional Examinations (MPE), Professional Diploma in Management (PDM), Student Scheme (a training/examination collaboration programme with more than twenty higher Institutions), Postgraduate Diploma in Management run in collaboration with Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife as well as University of Ibadan. Bello is a Lecturer/Consultant/Facilitator with the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and several other organizations and States such as Lagos State Government Entrepreneurship programme (Ready, Set, Work), State of Osun, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC), Gombe State Local Government Service Commission, NEM Insurance PLC, Confluence Business School, Beldag Management Consultants, to mention but few. Bello has delivered several papers on General Management, Human Resources Management, Marketing and Finance, some of the notable organizations/ programmes he has facilitated include: Training for All Local Government Functionaries organized by the Presidency, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, November, 2019, Annual Lecture and Award Night organized by the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered), Port Harcourt Chapter, November, 2019, Training for All Area Tax Managers organized by Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, November, 2019, Annual Lecture Christened Success Strategy with Dr. Yemisi Adeyeye, Ilorin, Kwara State, November, 2019, Study Tour to Kwara State of the Participants of Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji, hosted by the Kwara State Governor, November, 2018, Senior Staff Training, Nigerian Deposit Insurance Company (NDIC), May, July, and August, 2017, Matriculation Lecture, The Polytechnic Igbo-Owu, Ilorin, Kwara State, 2017, Senior Staff Training, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board,(NCDMB) NECA, Lagos, 2016, Management Retreat, Niger –Delta Development Commission (NDDC) – Benin, 2014 ,Management Retreat, Nigerian Copyright Commission – Abuja, 2013, Nigerian Broadcasting Commission Training – Kwara, 2013, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria – Abuja, 2013, Lagos State Government Senior Staff Training – Alausa, 2013, Products and Pipelines Marketing Company – 2013, AIT Training- Alagbado, 2012, Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority – Benin and Akure, 2012, State of Osun Leadership/Management Training for All Political Appointees, Local Government Executive Officers, Treasurers and Head of Personnel, 2011-2012, NIM Team Leader, Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital Recruitment and Promotion – Sagamu, 2010 Bello is a Project Supervisor for the NIM-OAU Postgraduate Diploma in Management, NIM-UI Postgraduate Diploma in Management and Professional Diploma in Management. He lectures; Business Ethics, and Social Responsibility, Management Case Analysis, Comparative Management, Managerial Finance and Principles of Economics at NIM-NYSC strategic partnership programme as well as Management Professional Examination programme. Also, he lectures Management at NIM-OAU postgraduate Diploma in Management, Research Methodology and Management Practice/Seminar at NIM-University of Ibadan PGDM programme, Economics at Ladoke Akintola University, Lagos Study Centre. He is a Trainer with New Creation University of Science and Technology, The Gambia. He sets and moderates examination questions and Marking schemes for some notable professional bodies also act as external examiner/moderator with some Polytechnics. Sunday Ade Bello has held the following leadership position and Board membership; Governing Council Member, International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC), 2017-2019, Governing Council Member, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs, 2017 to date, Director of Publicity, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) – 2017 – Date, Chairman, NIM-Bowen University Project Team, 2014, Member, Management Education and Development Committee – 2014- 2017, Pioneer HOD (Visiting), Banking and Finance, New Creation University, The Gambia-2013-2015, Chairman, Curriculum Review Committee – 2010-2017, Member, Board of Examiners – 2009 – 2017, Team Leader, NIM-PGDM/PDM Project defense team – 2009 –2017, Team Member, NIM Annual Conference project Team, 2010-2017, Member, Board of Trustees – 2004 –2017, Pioneer Chairman, NIM –Non Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) – 2004-2011. Sunday Ade Bello is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria; Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) and Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Training and Development. Bello has a pet project of organizing work life training for young graduates to prepare them for the world of work and/or entrepreneurship. He is a Board Member of Journal of Global Economic and Business and Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics.

Director, Programmes and Event

Dr. Ola Oyedele SMCEnt, MCSBE, MCGPE

Dr. Ola Olusegun Oyedele was born some four decades ago to the family of Elder and Elder Mrs. James Olufemi and Elizabeth Oyedele in Ibadan, Oyo State. He attended Primary, Secondary and College of Education respectively in Abeokuta, Ogun State towards the early 90’s He is a graduate of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (B.Sc. Hons.) with a Second Class Upper grade of 3.89 and also possesses an Academic Master’s Degree in Human Resource and Industrial Relations (HRIR) with a CGPA of 4.39 as the best graduating student in 2011 from Lagos State University, Ojo. He proceeded to Kwara State University in 2015, and bagged his Doctorate Degree in Business Administration and Entrepreneurship in June, 2019. Dr. Ola Oyedele is currently a Lecturer 1 in the Department of Entrepreneurial Studies, College of Management Sciences, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun State, Nigeria. As part of his professional membership, he is a; Member, Nigeria Institute of Training and Development (NITAD), Member, Chartered Institute of Public Management of Nigeria (CIPMN), Member, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM Nigeria). Dr. Ola Oyedele has won quite a number of academic awards and community awards ranging from Lagos State University, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Kwara State University, Malete and International Recognition Award from Global Collaboration Certificate from X-Culture International USA. In his duties as both Examination Officer and Departmental Project Coordinator, he had supervised over 140 students in their undergraduate project over the last 4 years. Dr. Ola Oyedele in his six years teaching and researching career, he had thought a number of courses such as; Management of Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Consumer Behaviour, Leadership and Corporate Governance, Rethinking Traditional Occupations, Theories of Entrepreneurship, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Intellectual Property Rights, Project Management and Evaluation, Venture Creation and Growth, Family Business and Succession Planning, Globalization and National Policies, to mention a few. Dr. Oyedele is a regular attendee in major conferences around his field of study and had participated in a number of conferences locally such as; The 4th Lagos Studies Association Conference held at the University of Lagos in June,2019, Annual Conference of Lagos State University on Strategies for Managing and Sustaining the Nigerian Economic Growth in April, 2019, Workshop on Proposal Writing, Grant Sourcing and Intellectual Property organized by FUNAAB Grant Directorate in October,2018, Participant at the Public Hearing on Sensitization on Nigerian Code of Corporate Governance organized by the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria in July 2018, Participant at 3-Day Conference of the 4th International Conference on ICT, Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship Education organized by IEDS, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State in October,2017, and many more. He has also published over 20 articles/journals in reputable peer review journal outlets locally and internationally with web presence and contributed in Book Chapters. Dr. Ola Olusegun Oyedele is happily married to Oluwatoyin Oyedele with three lovely children.

Director, ICT and Education Support Services

Rasheed Jimoh Ph.D, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Professor and Dean, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Fellow of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Fellow of The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Director, Learning Services Management

Udeme James Usanga M.Sc., FCEnt, FAIFA

Udeme James Usanga is a Lecturer and Head of Division of Entrepreneurship Development and Vocational Studies (EDVSC) Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu in Ebonyi State, an academic arm of the National Root Crops Research Institute, Umudike. Mr. Usanga has a solid background in Agricultural Economics and Extension from University of Uyo, Masters Degree (M Sc) in Natural Resources and Environmental Economics in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Uyo in view. He has worked and taught at Akwa Ibom State Polytechnic, Ikot Osurua, the defunct Akwa Ibom State College of Agriculture, Obio Akpa, Oruk Anam Local; Government Area. Mr. Udeme Usanga has more than 20 scientific papers in Journals, Conferences and 5 Chapter contributions in text books and research compendia. He is a specialist in research analysis, Baseline and socio-economic survey, and Environmental Impact Assessment for projects. He has attended several training workshops, seminars and conferences. Mr. Udeme has varied experience in both the private and the public sector. He started a a Field Officer with the Federal Legislative Office under the leadership of Rt. Hon. Okon John Ekpenyong (Member Representative of Uyo 1 Federal Constituency) at the House of Representatives, Lagos. He later served as Clerical Officer and later as Sectional Head Purchasing in the Operations Planning Department (OPD) in Cross River Breweries Limited, Uyo, Cross River State. He left CRBL for the Rivers State-owned Pabod Breweries Limited in Port Harcourt as a Sales Representative and later Senior Sales Representative in the department of Marketing. He sold, researched and trained upcoming salesmen for the company, in tough market niches such: Akwa Ibom, Cross River, the then Imo, Benue and Edo States. The Chairman, Entrepreneurship Development and Research Centre Establishment Committee of the NRCRI- Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Mr. Udeme James Usanga is also a partner at the International Centre for Agriculture and the Environment (ICAE), at University of Uyo. 2 Member of many academic and scientific associations, such as: Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria (STAN), Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN), Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON), Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN) ●Organic Agriculture Projects for Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria (OAPTIN). He has served in various capacities as: The Public Relations Officer, Academic Staff Union of Research Institutes, South East Zone (ASURI), Member Examination moderating and vetting Committees from 2014 till date in both the department and the College, Member, Chief Examination Officer 2012 – to date, Member, International Linkages Committee, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Ebonyi State – 2015 to date, Students’ Academic Adviser- Agricultural Extension and Management Department, Students’ Academic Adviser- Department of Computer Science, Students’ Academic Adviser- Department of Marketing, from - 2014 to date,. Students’ Academic Adviser- Department of Science Laboratory Technology, Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Ebonyi State – from 2014 to date. Mr. Usanga has also serve as Chairman, Final year project presentation and Defense from 2014 to date in Agricultural Extension and Management Department. He is a stream Lecturer and has taught various courses some of which are: Principles of Economics, Micro-economics, Macro Economics Practice of Management, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Practice of Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship Development, Research Methods, Agric Business Law, Field Trips and Seminar, Small Business Startup, Feasibility Studies and Business Planning, Project Management and Advanced Project Management.

He has officially supervised well over 35 students’ academic projects. Mr. Usanga, being the pioneer Chairman in the development of the Blueprint for the establishment of Entrepreneurship Development Centre at FCA Ishiagu has trained and graduated a number of Nigerian youths alongside training and certifying unemployed graduates and Artisans as life leaders in various business enterprises. He has contributed in teaching, research, entrepreneurship and skills development, extension services and project management for the past 12 years and in the process has taught at least one student in all the states of the Federation through a programme of the Unemployed Graduates Scheme sponsored by Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development through the Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) and has contributed enormously to the training and building the human character, capacity and skills for national growth and development to God’s Glory. Mr. Usanga, was the Guest Lecturer and Keynote speaker on AFRICA ARTISANS’ DAY LECTURE SERIES -UYO, NIGERIA. 2017; facilitated by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL ARTISANS OF NIGERIA with the Theme: Putting Artisan at the centre of development: The Akwa Ibom State experience as a microcosm of the continent of Africa on 15/12/17 at The Federal Secretariat Conference Hall, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. Reviewer for international journals of Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Extension, Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management and also developed, reviewed and edited Entrepreneurship and Vocational Studies Modules on Agriculture, Entrepreneurship and Vocational Studies course modules (29 modules) for FCAI- Agricultural Research Council of Nigeria (ARCN) in 2019/2020 for training and skills acquisition of students, the general public, staff in-service and retirees. His hobbies include: Writing, Travelling, Voluntary Service, Gardening, Reading, Research and Computing.


Olayemi Ifatimehin Ph.D, TRCN, SMCEnt

Ifatimehin Olayemi Olufemi is a young academia and works in the Department of Public Administration, Kogi State University. He holds a Ph.D. in Public Administration with specialization in International Administration, Developmental Administration and Public Policy Analysis. He has published locally, nationally and internationally. Dr. Olayemi is widely travelled trainer, facilitator and a consultant. He is a senior member of ICENT, direct member of DSA UK, Member NPSA, member TRCN and a Board Member of Research and Innovation Board in KSU among others. He is a recipient of several awards, some of which include best graduating student t undergraduate level, best staff 2020 of the faculty of management sciences, KSU, most innovative staff of the department of public administration, KSU among others. Dr. Ola’s passion is to empower the young ones with practical and pedagogical skills to succeed, create wealth and improve the economy of Nigeria. Education must be to tool to edge out poverty in Nigeria and in indeed Africa is his strong belief. Dr. Ola, is happily married to Rhoda and the union is blessed with a child Olabisi.


Edwin Zuobomudor Agbana M.Sc., MCEnt

Agbana is a Lecturer with the International Institute of Tourism and Hospitality and Head of Entreprenuership Unit. He is a Commonwealth/ILo certified Trainer of the GET Ahead for Youth in Enterprise Training programme 2011. Mr. Agbana is an enterprise development specialist with a special focus on Youth and Women entrepreneurship development. His passion for entrepreneurship grew from his early day at the University of Calabar which made him to join the Junior Chamber International club (JCI) a leadership training organization for youth in the world. Mr. Agbana was amongst the first trained to master the GET Ahead for Youth in terprise Training manual in Namibia, and he has facilitated the Youth Entrepreneurship Development Capacity Building training manual in Namibia, Zimbabwe and Zambia. And he has facilitated in numerous Training of Trainers’ programmes under the ILO, the Commonwealth Youth Programme, that provides basic business skills and vocational training for youth resource centers in Namibia using the ILO ‘GET Ahead’ entrepreneurship training tools. Presently, Mr. Agbana is the Bayelsa State Coordinator for Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria, he is consulting for different organization on enterprise development and strategic planning, he is also a lead facilitator for the Nirsal-CBN Entreprenuership training. He brings with him a wealth of experience in communication and transferring of skills, development project management, monitoring & evaluation and impact assessment of youth development programmes He is a Professional Economist from the University of Calabar 2003, MSc. Economics and Ph. D Economics in-view.


Najafi Auwalu Ibrahim Ph.D, MNIM, FCEnt

Dr. Najafi Auwalu Ibrahim is a Lecturer at the Department of Business Administration and Entrepreneurship, Bayero University Kano. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto Nigeria, M.Sc. Management and PhD Entrepreneurship from University Utara Malaysia (Eminent Management University). As a Lecturer and Consultant he has taught Entrepreneurship and Venture Creation, Business Plan and Grant Proposal Writing and so on, using the opportunity to mentor young entrepreneurs in starting new businesses. Najafi has presented papers at local and international conferences, written articles in the high impact factor journals and also serves as reviewer to many International Journals such as Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies (Scopus) and PSU (Emerald) among others. Najafi's outstanding academic performance makes him received Scholarships for both MSc and PhD from Kano State Government and University Utara Malayisa respectively. He also received Best Presenter Award in AFAP Conference 2014. He is an expert in SPSS and SmartPLS a second generation analytical tools. Administratively Najaf held various positions such as B.Sc. Entrepreneurship Level Coordinator and Deputy Exams Officer and has been Member or Secretary of various committees. He is currently the Departmental Examination officer, Students Staff Adviser and the Coordinator Master in Entrepreneurship in Dangote Business School. He is a Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Member of the Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM), Editor/Reviewer of Binus Business Review, Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia and Associate Editor, African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB) among others.


Gabriel Obasi C. Udu Ph.D.,FNIM, CNA, FCEnt

A renowned Doctor of Management and Entrepreneurship, with outstanding expertise entrepreneurship, banking, accounting and administration. He is a well-versed Corporate and Academic Entrepreneur, Director and Small Business Manager of great repute. He is seasoned academics and Senior Lecturer at Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, Nigeria, with about two decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on Entrepreneurship, Organizational Policy and Strategy, Comparative Management, International Business and Research Supervision among others. Dr. G.O.C. Udu is a director in many viable business organisations. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria, Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management and associate editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).


Raheem O. Akewushola Ph.D, AMNIM, FCEnt

He is a renowned entrepreneurship educator with outstanding expertise in strategic management and entrepreneurship. Prof. Akewushola is an amazing entrepreneurship teacher, consultant and mentor, educational administrator and manager of great repute. A management strategist and Africa’s trailblazer in Strategic Entrepreneurship, he is a Professor of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management at Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Management Sciences, Lagos State University, Nigeria with over two decades of academic leadership. His research interests lies in Management, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, MSMEs Development, among others. Raheem Akewushola has many journal publications both at home and abroad and presented papers at Conferences both at home and abroad. A professional par excellence, he is a Member, Nigerian Institute of Management, Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria as well as Associate Editor, African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.


Isa Ardo Adamu Ph.D, FCEnt

An Associate Professor and Head of Department of Business Administration, Taraba State University, Jalingo


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