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...Africa's foremost Institute of Entrepreneurship /(Nigerian Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education)


Executive Director

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

A multi-talented, analytical and highly qualified Management/Education Specialist with expertise in Consultancy, Lecturing/Facilitation, Office Administration, Research, Examination Management, Customer Services, Dispute Resolution, Policy Formulation and Implementation, and People Management. A Doctor of Development Finance and Authoritative Management Trainer and Examiner with research orientation in entrepreneurial management, entrepreneurial finance and entrepreneurial economics. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria and an associate editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB). He is a former Registrar of International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC) and the current Chief Executive of Worklife Training Professionals, a conglomeration of management experts and consultants in Corporate Training, Business Advisory Services, Recruitment, Leadership Development Services, Educational Management, Information and Communication Technology Services, Marketing Research, Human Capital Management, Accounting, and Entrepreneurship Training.

Chief Operating Officer

Prof. Abdulsalam Jibril Ph.D,ANIM,MAMN,FCEnt

A professor of Entrepreneurship with the Department of Entrepreneurship studies, Faculty of Administration, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria. He holds ND in Business Administration and Management from Benue State Polytechnic Ugbokolo, (1992,) a B.Sc. in Business Administration from ABU, Zaria(1998) M.B.A. from University of Maiduguri (2006) and PhD from Trinity College, Seychelles now (American Trinity University California (2009) respectively.

He has contributed more than forty three research articles in International and National refereed business journals and books. He participated and presented research papers in both National and International conferences. Prof. Jibril also presented keynote papers in conferences. He has industrial exposure and worked in different positions for couple of years, Dogab Aluminum. He worked at Adamawa State University, Mubi where he was Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences for two Terms (2010 to 2015) and Director, Entrepreneurship Development Centre, 2016 to 2018.Presently appointed as a Director, Entrepreneurship Development Centre (EDC) of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria in 2018 to date.

He was a visiting Lecturer/professor in Kogi State University, Ayigba, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, Yola and Taraba State University, Jalingo respectively. He has supervised over twenty Postgraduate students to his credit. His current interest includes Entrepreneurial Marketing Management and skill services. He has taught over 50 courses at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Prof. Jibril is married with children. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria and Editor-in-Chief of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

Director, Publicity

Prof. Olalekan Sakariyau Ph.D.,MUSASBE,MCIM,FCEnt

A notable Professor of Entrepreneurship and E-business, he is a young scholar and lecturer with teaching, research and mentoring focus on entrepreneurship and leadership in entrepreneurship contexts. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology, Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. He has taught and currently teaches entrepreneurship (indigenous entrepreneurship, opportunity recognition and business planning, public-private partnership, measuring organisation success and leadership at diploma, undergraduate, postgraduate and professional levels. His research interests cut across the intersection of business, management, corporate social responsibility, and projects relating to business enterprise, particularly artisans, students and women entrepreneurs in developing communities.

Sakariyau received a B.Sc. in management from Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria; Master of Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria; and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Entrepreneurship awarded by the Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia. Before becoming Director of Entrepreneurship Centre at Federal University of Technology Minna, he taught entrepreneurship, leadership and strategy courses at the Department of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies and was postgraduate coordinator of the Postgraduate Diploma Programme at the same department. He is also a visiting lecturer at Turkish-Nile University, Abuja, Nigeria and Baze University, also in Abuja, Nigeria.

Sakariyau has worked as an entrepreneurship and management Consultant for both public and private and multinational organisations, as well as Governments in developed and underdeveloped countries. Some of these include the German Technical Corporation now GIZ; Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) USA; LaunchX Club Mentor, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN); Industrial Training Fund (ITF), Nigeria; Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN); Federal Ministry of Education, Nigeria – Quality Assurance Unit (FEQAS), and Sidi Osho Foundation.

He is a member of the Competency-based Economies through the Formation of Enterprise (CEFE) Group; Member, United States Association for Small Business Enterprises (USASBE); Member, America Research Institute for Policy Development, Member, Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN); Member, Pan-African Gender & Peace Research Group; Member, Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH); Member, American Research Institute for Policy Development; and a Member of the Institute of Entrepreneurs and The Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria. He has a great of number of publications in local and global reputable journals in his area of scholarship.

Director, Membership Services and Business Development

Alh. (Hon) Abdullahi Shuaibu B. Kirim, MBA, MNIM, SMCEnt

Born 10th November 1975, in Kirim, karim-Lamido Local Government Area of Taraba State. A Political Entrepreneur of Great Repute, Real Estate Specialist, Business Development Consultant, Mortgage Broker. Hold Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the prestigious university of Jos. He is a member of Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM) Senior Member Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria (ICENT) Senior Member Institute of Mortgage Brokers & Lenders of Nigeria (IMBLN) and many other Professional Bodies. He has attended so many Seminars/Courses both home and abroad. Work in many private organizations and currently the Programme Coordinator of The Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria (ICENT) FCT, Abuja. National Vice President Wurkun Community Development Association and Managing Director/CEO Karimlamido Nigeria Limited, Real Estate & General Construction Firm base in federal capital Territory, Abuja Nigeria.

Director, Programmes and Event

Amb. (Prince) Kabir Shola Olaoye MBA, FCEnt, GFPJHR

A well-rounded civil engineer and manager, Kabir Olaoye is a Peace Ambassador, social and technology entrepreneur of great repute. A consummate manager, gifted communicator and author, leveraging solid business acumen with natural leadership skills in coaching, mentoring and motivating team performance above expectations. Prince Kabir is a seasoned and top performing professional with unique blend of skills and experience. He is a highly motivated team-player and motivator. Tenaciously focused on the achievement of corporate objectives and always willing to up the ante. He is innovative minded, highly experienced professional with proven track record for improving productivity on any assigned role. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria.

Director, Finance

M. Ade Adesina Ph.D., MSM, MIFC (USA),MIPMA(UK),FCEnt

An internationally-acclaimed Doctor of Entrepreneurship, Dr. M. Ade ADESINA has over fifteen years’ experience as a lecturer and public speaker in Finance, Investment, Accounting, Information and Communication Technology, Microfinance Bank, Small and Medium Scale Enterprises, Educational Course Contents and Curriculum Developer. He is the Principal Partner of RBL Consults Limited, providing innovative solutions to global business challenges He is the creator of SMEsHUB; a platform for Connecting, Supporting and Empowering SMEs and Ibadan Print Media Academy (iPrintMA). He was awarded “World Icon of Peace” by World Institute for Peace (2019) in recognition of his tremendous efforts in promoting peace, enhancing humanitarian services through his academic career.

He is a member of professional bodies like International Professional Managers Association, UK (IPMA-UK); Associate Member of Institute of Strategic Management, Nigeria (ISMN); Institute of Financial Consultant (IFC), USA and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria to mention a few. He authored the following books: Recipe for Writing Business Plan (2019); Understanding Information and Communication Technology (2011); Computer Studies for Secondary School Book I, II, III (2009 and 2010) and The Sophisticated Investor (Magazine) (2005). .

Director, ICT and Education Support Services

Dr. Bose Mary Oyewusi Ph.D., NAEMT ,FCEnt,

Dr. Bose Oyewusi is a renowned Doctor of Educational Technology. She is an educationist, with outstanding expertise in Organisation Development, Human Resources Management, Coaching and Mentoring, community development and capacity building with about two decades of experience working in Nigeria. An edupreneur, Social and Corporate entrepreneur of great repute, she has worked with academic, civil society/NGO, Government (from Local to State), community and private sector organisations, demonstrating an ability to communicate and negotiate with a wide range of stakeholders at all levels. She has an excellent understanding of the social, economic and political situation in Nigeria, including the needs of and opportunities for civil society, government agencies, small and medium scale enterprises and the development sector.

Bose Oyewusi also has an in-depth understanding of the civil society context in Nigeria through her numerous consultancy assignments with ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), NGOs and human rights groups. She has undertaken numerous NGO training programmes in areas such as fundraising, leadership, change management, team building, fundraising, proposal writing, conflict resolution and peace building training as well as training of trainers. She also has previous experience of liaison with community development staff of NGOs in her role as Community Volunteer Coordinator and, as a consultant she worked for numerous ministries

She is also skilled in various participatory techniques, including a highly developed facilitation capacity, experience, Training Needs Assessment techniques. A Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs (ICENT), she is currently the Director of Instructional Technology. International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College, Ajase-Ipo, Kwara State.

Director, Learning Services Management

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, The Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship of Nigeria among others


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