MANAGEMENT TEAM

Executive Director/Chairman – Strategic Planning Committee

John Olatunji Alabi, PhD, FNIM, FCEnt, FCAI, FIICA,CNA, FCSBE, FCGPE,FTIME

Dean of Faculty of Management Sciences KSU, Anyigba, as teacher, researcher & mentor, & he also Coordinates PG programs in Department of Business Administration. Prof. Alabi is a Management consultant of international repute & World Bank Accredited Business Development Service Provider, Executive Director, Confluence Business School, MD/CEO, Logay Investments Ltd, Past President Kogi Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agric, Chairman, Kogi Coalition of Business & Professional Associations. He is an Astute Professional, an Entrepreneurship teacher, an accomplished Entrepreneur & a Mentor/Motivator par Excellence, with over 25years trail blazing experience in Business, Academia & Professional services. Prof. Alabi is a Fellow and Immediate Past President of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (ICENT) as well as the Pioneer Continental President and Chairman in Council of African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE). He is a Fellow/ Council Member, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GACEINN).

Chief Operating Officer

Muhammad MansurPh.D.,MNCS,FIPS,FCEnt

A renowned Doctor of Technopreneurship, he is an academic entrepreneur, corporate entrepreneur and eloquent public speaker par excellence. Muhammad Mansur is an internationally-acclaimed entrepreneurship mentor, consultant, master trainer of trainers and, Acting Director of Entrepreneurship- Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna, Nigeria. An Oracle Certified Associate Database Administrator 11g and Information Technology wizard of international repute; he holds triple Master’s degrees (including M.Phil in Entrepreneurship) and Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship (Technopreneurship Option) from the famous Kampala International University, Uganda. With outstanding expertise in technology entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship, strategic entrepreneurship, edupreneurship, his research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on technology entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial finance, youth entrepreneurship and empowerment, job creation and poverty eradication with emphasis on academic entrepreneurship, corporate entrepreneurship and strategic entrepreneurship. He is a Member, Nigerian Computer Society; Fellow, Institute of Public Speaking, Nigeria; and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria as well as an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AJENTS).

Director, Membership Services and Business Development

Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo, Ph.D, FTIME, FCEnt, FCSBE, FCGPE

Isaac Oluwajoba Abereijo is a higly articulate Professor of Technology Management with Institute for Entrepreneurship and Development Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria. He was a consultant, trainer, and researcher with Centre for Industrial Industrial Research and Development (CIRD) of of the same institution. Abereijo is an experienced and entrepreneurship and small business consultant of international repute who has attended seminar, trainings and workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship and small business development both within and outside Nigeria. He has published several academic papers in local academic journals in Nigeria, within Africa, and also in USA, South America, and Asia; in the areas of small business finance, ICT in SMEs, and technological innovation in SMEs.His research interest is in Technological entrepreneurship and innovation. He is an Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM);. Member, International Council for Small Business (ICSB), Nigeria Chapter; . Full Member, Institute of Data Processing Management of Nigeria (IDPM); Member, Gate2Growth Academic Network in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Finance (European Commission’s Innovation Policy; Member, African Incubation Network and Fellow/ Council Member, Academy of Technology Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (ATIME); African Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ACSBE) and The Global Academy of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (GACEINN).

Director, Programmes and Event

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, ICT and Education Support Services

Jimoh Rasheed Gbenga, PhD, MCPN, MITSSP, MIEEE ,FCEnt, FCGPE,FTIME

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.

Rasheed Gbenga Jimoh is a Professor and Dean of the Faculty Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin. He holds N.D Computer Science (Offa) (Upper Credit and as best graduating student), B.Sc. Computer Science (Ilorin) (Second Class Honours (Upper Division), M.Sc. Computer Science (Ibadan), Ph.D Computer and Information Technology (UUM, Malaysia). He is a member of Computer Professionals Registration Council of Nigeria (MCPN), Member, Nigeria Computer Society (MNCS). He was the state Chairman, Nigeria Computer Society, Kwara State Chapter and currently the North-central Coordinator and Representative to the Council of Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria. He is a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (MIEEE), Fellow, Institute for Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria (FCEnt), Member, Information Technology Systems & Security Professionals (MITSSP). Dr. Jimoh is the current Dean of the Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin. Dr. Jimoh started his University career in the then Department of Mathematics, University of Ilorin in December, 2003 where he rose through the ranks to become an Associate Professor in October, 2015. His areas of research are information security, information system, software engineering, human-computer interaction, knowledge management, information technology management and research methodology in computer science. Dr. Jimoh has over 50 publications including journal articles, international proceedings and achapters in books. He has led a number of accreditations in Nigerian Polytechnics and Information Technology Institutes in the area of Computer Science and Software Engineering as CPN representative. Dr. Jimoh received NCS Presidential Award of Excellence in 2016 as the best performing Chapter's Chairman. He is a member of Audit Committee, NCS, Member, Research Technology and Innovation Committee, CPN, Member, Education and Manpower Committee, CPN (2017 -2019). He has visited over 7 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and Middle East. Dr. Jimoh is a member of editorial board of Asian Pacific Journal of Strategic Management (2010 – Date), He is the Editor-in-Chief, Erudite Journal of Leadership and Development, University of Ilorin. He has served in many administrative capacities in the university such as Acting Dean, Faculty of Communication and Information Sciences, University of Ilorin, Chairman, Faculty Postgraduate Committee, Chairman, Faculty Board of Examiners, Chairman, Faculty Promotion Panel, Member, Board of COMSIT, University of Ilorin, Chairman, Faculty Web Page Committee, Faculty Representative at University Senate (2012 -Date), Member, University Computer-Based Test (CBT) Committee (2013 - 2017), Member, University Ethical Review Committee (2013 - Date), Deputy Director of Ilorin Business School, University of Ilorin (2013 - Date), Head of Department of Computer Science, University of Ilorin (2013 - 2015), University Examination Commissioner, Faculty of Management Science, University of Ilorin - 2016, Member, Committee of provost and Deans, University of Ilorin, Member, Monitoring Committee on University's Ranking (2017 - Date) just to mention a few.

Director, Learning Services Management

Dr. Ola Oyedele, FCEnt, FCSBE,FCGPE

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.

ZONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR (NORTH CENTRAL)

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.

ZONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR (SOUTH SOUTH )

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.

ZONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR (NORTH WEST)

Abdullahi Nasiru Ph.D, MTAM ,FCEnt

He is a Malaysian-trained cerebral and resourceful Doctor of entrepreneurship. Nasiru is a born entrepreneurship teacher, consultant and mentor, educational administrator and manager of international repute. A management strategist, investment analyst, entrepreneurial mathematician, quantitative technician and risk manager of great repute, he is currently a Senior Lecturer/HOD at Department of Business Management, Business School as well as Director, (Entrepreneurship) International Centre of Excellence for Rural Finance and Entrepreneurship both at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. With outstanding expertise in preparation of feasibility studies, writing of business plan and corporate reorganization, his research interests lies in Entrepreneurship Development, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Business Creation and Growth, Policy and Development among others. Abdullahi Nasiru has many journal publications both at home and abroad and presented papers at Conferences both at home and abroad. A professional par excellence, he participated in a number of consultancy researches that involved field works, large data handling and reporting. In the In the International Centre of Excellence for Rural Finance and Entrepreneurship, he is the initiator of an ongoing programme of rural financing called the “Mai Kosai Project”- meant to finance and empowered rural women in running household consumption businesses. He is a Member, The Academy of Management and Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship, Nigeria among others

ZONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR (SOUTH EAST)

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).

ZONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR (SOUTH WEST)

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 was the Dean, College of Management Sciences (COLMAS), Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta and currently at the Department of Entrepreneurial Studies, Osun State University, Osogbo, Nigeria.

ZONAL PROGRAMME COORDINATOR (NORTH EAST)

Isa Ardo Adamu Ph.D, FCEnt

An Associate Professor and Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, Taraba State University, Jalingo

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