THE INSTITUTE OF CLASSIC ENTREPRENEURSHIP
OF NIGERIA

...Innovation, Professionalism and Prosperity

...Africa's global entrepreneurship Institute .

GOVERNING COUNCIL

The affairs of INCENT are vested in a Governing Council which is headed by a President and Chairman in Council. The Council is however, empowered to co-opt men of high standing and integrity from several sectors of the economy for the furtherance of her objectives. While the Council is a policy-making body, it executes its policies through its standing committees as well as adhoc committees for specific assignment. .

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PRESIDENT/CHAIRMAN IN COUNCIL

John Olatunji Alabi PhD,FNIM,FCEnt,FCAI,FIICA,CNA

International acclaimed Ass. Prof of Management & Entrepreneurship, is on the Faculty of Management Sciences KSU, Anyigba, as teacher, researcher & mentor, & he also Coordinates PG programs in Department of Business Administration. Dr 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.He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an editorial adviser to African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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DEPUTY PRESIDENT (Programmes and Membership) & Editorial Board Chairman (African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management -AFRIJESB)

Raimi Lukman Ph.D.,MNIM, FAAE, AMIMC, AIOE FCEnt

He is a renowned UK and Indian-trained Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Social Responsibility. A thoroughbred Academic Entrepreneur, Economist and Industrial Relations/Personal Management Specialist and Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, American University of Nigeria, Yola, with about two decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research interests include: Economics of Development, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility and Human Resources Management. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on developmental issues and economic growth. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and the Editorial Board Chairman, African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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VICE PRESIDENT (STRATEGY & PLANNING)

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 Entrepreneurs among others.

She is the head of the Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Department of the School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology of the Federal University of Technology, Minna. She is the grand matron of the Entrepreneurship Students’ Vocational Clubs (FUT, Minna). In the University, she is a Senate member, a member of the Governing Board of Centre for Open Distance and e-learning (CODel), and the Governing Board of the Academic Publishing Unit of the University. She is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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VICE PRESIDENT (CORPORATE AFFAIRS)

Emmanuel A. Umana BL, Ph.D, JP, PHF,CFE, FIIPS, FCTI, FNIM,FNISM, FCAI, FCIArb,FCEnt

Dr. (Barr.) Emmanuel A. Umana is a legal luminary, teacher and administrator. He is a renowned Doctor of Criminology, international-acclaimed Fraud Examiner, Arbitrator, Chartered Mediator and Chartered Management Practitioner and certified professional in managing workplace conflict.

He holds certificates in Education, Conflict Management and Kingian Nonviolence Education, Nonviolence Mobilization/Organization, Capacity Building in Security Management, LLB (Hons.), BL., M.Sc. (Public Order and Information Management), M.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, M.Sc (Criminology) and Ph.D (Criminology).

He attended Mount Olivet Grammar School, Bodija, Ibadan, College of Education Uyo, University of Cross River State now University of Uyo, Nigerian Law School Victoria Island Lagos, Nigerian Institute of Advance Legal Studies Lagos, Centre for Nonviolence and Peace Studies, University of Rhodes Island USA and Emory University Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

He is a Fellow of the following Institutes: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria, Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators; Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered); Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management; Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria; Nigerian Institute of Industrial Safety, Chartered Institute of Risk and Loan Management, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Nigeria, International Institute of Professional Security and Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

He is the Chairman, Governing Council Dorben Polytechnic, Garam, Abuja, member Board of Trustees West Africa University of Science and Technology, Itak Uruan, Member Governing Council Uyo City Polytechnic, Uyo; Member Governing Council Obong University; Executive Director Foundation for Peace Studies and Human Development; Former Senate member Obong University; Former Council Member Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), former Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State Assembly Service Commission, former Head of Sociology Department, Obong University and currently Commissioner in Akwa Ibom State Law Reform Commission. He is a Versatile Professional.

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VICE PRESIDENT ( YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND LEADERSHIP)

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 Technolgy,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 Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and Editor-in-Chief of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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NATIONAL TREASURER

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

A well-rounded Civil Engineer and Manager. A Peace Ambassador, Social and Technology Entrepreneur of great repute. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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CHAIRMAN BOARD OF FELLOWS

Happiness Oselebe Ph.D., MINORMS, MWARIMA, MASA, MCSSA, MBSN, MGSN, FCEnt.

Prof. Happiness Oselebe is a multiple academic award winner and internationally acclaimed Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics in the Department of Crop Production & Landscape Management, Faculty of Agriculture & Natural Resources Management, Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki. An academic entrepreneur, agropreneur and female entrepreneur par excellence, she is a rare-breed teacher, researcher and mentor. .

Prof Happiness Oselebe graduated from University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 1993 for her B.Sc degree with First Class honors. She received her MSc. degree in 1998 and PhD degree in 2003, also with honors from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Her PhD thesis was adjudged the best for the session, hence she received the Faculty Postgraduate prize, as well as Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate prize as the best graduating doctoral (PhD) student in the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in 2003/2004 session. .

Happiness currently teaches and supervises B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD students. Her research interest is in the development of improved crop varieties that are economically efficient and sustainable, both in quality and yield, especially under limiting environments. She is also exploring the development of drought tolerant rice varieties for water stressed environments; the generation of rice hybrids with resistance/tolerance to African Rice Gall Midge, as well as purifying identified farmers’ landrace genotype prior to release as new variety. She also focuses on the sustainable use of African neglected and underutilized species (NUS), also known as orphan crops such as fruits, vegetables and medicinal plants. She specifically explores the improvement and generation of new varieties of the orphan crops to enhance food security and income in African communities. She is the present Dean, Faculty of Agriculture & Natural Resources Management, Ebonyi State university Abakaliki-Nigeria.

Happiness attracted several research grants to her university. She is collaborating with International Institute for Tropical Agriculture (IITA) on a funded breeding project for increased yam productivity and quality in West Africa’. From 2016 to 2020 she is co-coordinator of the European Union funded program on ‘’Enhancing training and research mobility for novel crops breeding in Africa’’ referred to as ‘’MoBreed’’. From 2017 to 2021 she is also the African Coordinator of another European Union project on ‘’Mobility for plant genomics scholars to accelerate climate-smart adaptation options and food security in Africa’’ referred to as ‘’GENES’’. These two grants from the Intra-Africa Mobility Scheme of the European Union helps train young Nigerians and Africans to become high profile Plant Breeders and Genomic Scholars working on African orphan crops and food security crops at the Masters and PhD level. She is a gender grantee of the Association of Commonwealth Universities in 2017 and had attracted a special TETFund equipment grant worth fifty million naira only, to her university for upgrading of the University’s Biotechnology Laboratory.

Happiness is a 2009 Fellow of Norman E. Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellows Program for Women in Science; a 2010 AWARD (African Women in Agricultural Research & Development) Fellow; and a Fellow of the UC Davis African Plant Breeding Academy, 2015. She pioneered the incorporation of an agribusiness outfit engaged in seed production (EBSU Agribusiness Enterprises Limited) for her university. She also floated her own seed company (Strategic Seeds Nigeria Limited) and both companies are doing well. She has a passion for working with smallholder farmers, building their capacities and enhancing their production and income level and in effect their livelihood.

Happiness has published more than 50 scientific publications in peer-reviewed national and international journals. She is happily married with children and her hobbies include sports, reading novels and travelling.

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NATIONAL SECRETARY

Amb. (Barr.) Victor N. Ekong Esq. LL.B, BL,EMBA,PGDM,ACIArb,PMP,ANIMN ,ASM,FCEnt

A Solicitor and Advocate of Supreme Court of Nigeria, international-acclaimed Intellectual Property Lawyer and Certified Entrepreneur and Project Manager with vast experience in Teaching and Practice of Commercial and Intellectual Property Law, Copyright Infringement Litigation, Banking and Insurance Law, Oil and Gas Law etc. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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DIRECTOR OF FINANCE

Oyefemi .I.O. Oyetunji Ph.D.,FCA,FCEnt

Oyefemi Ismail Oyetunji is a Chief Lecturer in Accountancy Department, The Polytechnic Ibadan. He has over 20 years lecturing experience after his over 10 years of industrial experience. He is a Fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, former Head of Department of Accountancy, former Director of Continuing Education Centre and currently the Dean, Faculty of Financial Management Studies, all of the Polytechnic Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP

Ademola H. Adele Ph.D., CMIPMA FCEnt

A renowned Doctor of Entrepreneurship, UK-trained Management and Entrepreneurship Expert. A world-class Academic Entrepreneur, Small Business Manager and Licensed Management Strategist and of great standing. He is seasoned academics and Senior Lecturer at Department of Management and Accounting Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria, with about two decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on Strategic Management and Social Entrepreneurship. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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DIRECTOR OF PUBLICITY

Adetunbowale O. 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 Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an associate editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).He is the current Registrar of International Vocational, Technical and Entrepreneurship College (IVTEC),Ajase-Ipo,Kwaara State.

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DIRECTOR (CONSULTANCY AND CAPACITY BUILDING)

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 Entrepreneurs, Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management and associate editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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DIRECTOR (AFFILIATION & COLLABORATION)

Waidi K. Adebiyi Ph.D.M.Sc,ACA,FCEnt

Doctor of Accounting and Finance, Chartered Accountant, Public Sector Accounting and Finance Specialist and Taxation Expert, and HOD, Department of Accountancy, Federal Poly Ede, Osun State. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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DEPUTY NATIONAL SECRETARY

Alh. Muideen Olaniyi Azeez-Salako M.Sc.,MBA,FCEnt

An Internationally-acclaimed Technology Entrepreneur and UK-trained project management wizard. He is a self-made hybrid and dynamic man with a broad knowledge on Nigeria business environment and intricacies. A well-versed Alh. Muideen Salako with international exposure is the Executive Chairman of Mubafiz Nigeria Ltd, Rear Breeds Global Services Ltd, Pholataiz Nigeria Limited and Hafadis Global Services Limited with outstanding expertise and unrivalled capability in Building and Road Construction Services, Construction Consultancy Services, Construction Management Services, Computer and ICT Equipment Sales, installations and Maintenance, Supply and Installation of Teaching and Research Equipment, Business Development and Investment Consultancy Services, Agro Allied Industrial Consultancy Services, Thrift Cooperative Society Management Services, Landscaping and Beautification Services ,Agricultural Produce Services among others. A born and trained entrepreneurial, charismatic and visionary leader, he was the president and chairman of several association/clubs/societies. He is a founding member and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs..

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CHAIRPERSON - AFRICAN SOCIETY FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURSHIP (ASOFENT)

Mercy M. Adeyeye Ph.D.,MAMN,AFHEA,FCEnt

A UK-trained Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Mercy M. Adeyeye is an individual with great passion for entrepreneurship with a deep interest centred on social entrepreneurship. A rare-breed and brainy academic entrepreneur, edupreneur, entrepreneurship mentor, trainer of trainers and consultant of great repute,she has two Master's degree and an Mphil in Entrepreneurship. Her research interests are entrepreneurship and innovation, entrepreneurial finance, knowledge Intensive Businesses (KIBS), SMEs, corporate entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship and developing economies. She is a great speaker and motivator. She trains, nurtures and mentors students to be self- reliant and renowned entrepreneurs. She is also a profound writer who has written and edited different books and publications. She has extensive Experience in Administration, research and curriculum development. Internationally, she is a member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD), UK; a member of the British Academy of Management (BAM), UK; a research associate of the International Centre for Entrepreneurship Research (ICER), UK; an associate fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK; and a member of the Scientific Board of the International Centre of Economics, Humanities and Management (ICEHM). At the national level, she is a Fellow of the Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs (INCENT), member of the Academy of Management (IAM), member of the Nigerian Strategic Research Board on Development Policies, Economic Performance and Sustainability and also the International Research and Development Institute Network, Uyo..

She is the head of the Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Department of the School of Entrepreneurship and Management Technology of the Federal University of Technology, Minna. She is the grand matron of the Entrepreneurship Students’ Vocational Clubs (FUT, Minna). In the University, she is a Senate member, a member of the Governing Board of Centre for Open Distance and e-learning (CODel), and the Governing Board of the Academic Publishing Unit of the University. She is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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CHAIRMAN - SOCIETY FOR AGROPRENEURSHIP AND AGRIBUSINESS (SOFAAG)

Bilkisu Aminu Shinkafi (MSAN,MZSN,MSTAN,MFISON,MASN,MCAFAN,FCEnt)

She has been in lecturing profession from 1995 to date and within the period has taught many courses and supervised several undergraduate and postgraduate projects related to her area of specialization. She has also published several papers in reputable national and international journals, attended various conferences and workshops, belonged to many relevant professional associations and rendered appropriate community services. She has also handled various administrative duties and served in several boards and committees in Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto and Federal University, Gusau. The Dean has reviewed several articles for academic journals and is an external examiner for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes of some Universities. She is an active member of many Islamic and community organizations.

A notable academic, renowned Professor of Fishery Management and Aquaculture and female entrepreneurship trail blazer, she is one of the pioneers for the establishment of Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Federal University Gusau and still the Chairperson of the Centre’s advisory committee. She is presently an appointed member for the establishment of Zamfara State University. An erudite scholar and professional par excellence, she is a Member, Science Association of Nigeria;, Member, Zoological Society of Nigeria; Member, Science Teachers’ Association of Nigeria; Member, Fisheries Society of Nigeria; Member, Agricultural Society of Nigeria; Member, Catfish Farmers’ Association of Nigeria and Fellow, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs among others.

Professor Bilkisu, a resourceful and cerebral aquaculture entrepreneur had at various times been Head of Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture; Member, Faculty Board of Science, Member, Faculty Board of Agriculture; Chairman, Faculty of Agriculture Admissions Committee; Dean, Faculty of Science and Member, University Social Ethics Committee, among others at her alma mater - the prestigious Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto. A born teacher, educational administrator and manager of great repute, she is currently the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Member, Governing Council, Federal University Gusau, Zamfara State. A woman of great virtues, she is happily married to Professor Abdullahi Shinkafi (the Secretary to the State Government, Zamfara State) with blessed children. Her hobbies are reading and travelling. Hajiya Bilkisu speaks Hausa, English, Arabic and Fulfulde fluently .

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CHAIRMAN - INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS (IATECH)

Muhammad Mansur Ph.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, Lecturer with Kaduna State University, 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 Entrepreneurs as well as an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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DIRECTOR (JOURNAL, CONFERENCES, AND EVENTS)

Helen Afang Andow Ph.D.,FCEnt .

An Associate Professor of Business Finance and Entrepreneurship at Kaduna State University, Dr. Helen Afang Andow is a fellow, Institute of Business and Economic Analyst, Nigeria, Fellow, Institute of Registered Administrative Managers of Nigeria, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Human Capital Development Nigeria, Fellow, Institute of Business Diplomacy and Financial Management Nigeria. Member, the Academy of Management, Nigeria, Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) Chartered and Member, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria

Dr. Andow is a recipient of several Honours and Awards some of which include: Merit Award of Excellence and Development by the Nigerian Institute of Management, Kaduna Chapter, 2014, Nigerian Humanitarian Icon Award, 2015, Best Track Presentation at the 5th International Conference of Business and Economic Development (ICBED) New York – USA, 4th – 5th April, 2016, Award of Recognition in Leadership and Peace Building Dialogue for supporting the Haduwar Matasa da Jami’an Tsaro (Joint Alliance of the Youth and Federal Security Agents), March 2018 amongst others and has attended numerous conferences, training and courses in Nigeria and abroad including African Doctoral Academy, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

With over forty publications in reputable national and international journals to her credit, Dr. Andow has authored some books particularly in Entrepreneurship and is a consultant to some reputable organizations.

She worked as a Marketing/Branch Manager at Rholavision Engineering Ltd, Kaduna between 1999 – 2001, Executive Manager, Edinburg Consultancy, Abuja, 2002, and Supervisor/Banking Officer, Allstates Trust Bank, 2002 – 2005. Dr. Helen A. Andow then joined the academia as an Assistant Lecturer at Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) in 2006 and rose to the rank of Lecturer 1 in 2014 before transferring her service to Kaduna State University (KASU) as a Senior Lecturer and Head of Department, Department of Business Administration in 2014.

Before leaving the position of Head of Department recently this year 2018, Dr. Andow achieved the successful Resource Verification and full Accreditation of four Postgraduate programmes: Master of Science (M.Sc) Business Administration; Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Industrial & Labour Relation (MILR), Master of Banking and Finance (MBF) by National Universities Commission (NUC) as well as successful Resource Verification of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme in Business Administration. She also championed the publication of the Departmental Journal: Kaduna Business and Management Review.

Her Sterling Leadership qualities saw her through various Administrative and Leadership positions in different University committees including Member, Management Kaduna State University and member Senate Committee, Kaduna State University. She is currently an Associate Professor of Business Finance and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Business Administration, Kaduna State University. She is presently the Director, Entrepreneurship Research & Development Centre [ERDC], Kaduna State University.

Dr. Helen A. Andow is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an associate editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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MEMBER

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

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 Minnna, 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 Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs. He has a great of number of publications in local and global reputable journals in his area of scholarship. .

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MEMBER

Rilwan Aderinto MBA,MMP,FNIMN,FCEnt

He is a renowned management, marketing and entrepreneurship trainer and consultant of international repute. Rilwan Aderinto is the Team Leader - MarketSight Consultancy Ltd and African Coordinator of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) Consortium. Rilwan possesses proven and effective administrative, leadership, managerial, and communication skills; as well as proficiency in proposal development, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, excellent analytical skills for business development and financial management, proven ability to analyze information, formulate corporate and business/marketing strategies, and tested training, coaching, counseling and mentoring abilities. He is well equipped with strong technical background and administrative skills complemented with close to three decades of post-graduation work experience covering personnel recruitment, organizational/staff performance management, training and development, marketing research, social and opinion studies, brand management, sales and marketing management, integrated marketing communications, consumer banking, new business development, entrepreneurship development, SME business consulting, business financial analysis, and corporate strategy development.

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MEMBER

Jonathan Tunde Oyedokun Ph.D,FCEnt.

An international award-winning researcher and cerebral Doctor of Entrepreneurship. A UK-trained Management and Entrepreneurship Specialist. A world-class Academic Entrepreneur, Business Administrator, Financial Manager and Strategic Manager of great repute. He is seasoned academics and Senior Lecturer at Department of Management and Accounting Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Nigeria, with about two decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on Entrepreneurship, SMEs Management and Financial Management. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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MEMBER

Olanrewaju Ogunjobi M.Tech, FIPA,FCEnt

A well-versed SME developer, master trainer, mentor and consultant of great repute. He is a thorough-bred agricultural, social and corporate entrepreneur. Olanrewaju, with an enviable track record of SMEs development and entrepreneurial leadership, is currently the Deputy Director (Entrepreneurial Development), Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Innovation and Support Services, Federal University Oye-Ekiti. He is a Fellow, Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.He was the Deputy Director (Entrepreneurial Development), Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Innovation and Support Services, Federal University Oye-Ekiti and currently the Chief of Staff to Ekiti State Deputy Governor. He is a Fellow, Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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MEMBER

Lukman T, Siraj Ph.D.,FCEnt

A KIU-trained academic entrepreneur par excellence, Lukman is an entrepreneurship teacher, mentor, consultant, master trainer of trainers and Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Principal Lecturer at Department of Business Education, Sa’adatu Rimi College of Education, Kumbotso, Kano, Nigeria. He is also a part time Instructional/Tutorial Facilitator and Project/Thesis supervisor with National Open University of Nigeria. With outstanding expertise in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, New Venture Creation and Growth , Entrepreneurship in Business Education, entrepreneurship education curriculum development and Vocational and Technical Education, his research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on entrepreneurial economics, youth entrepreneurship and empowerment, entrepreneurial finance with emphasis on academic entrepreneurship, cooperative economics and entrepreneurial management. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs associate editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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MEMBER

Abdulkadir A. Ladan PhD, AMNIM, ACMA, ACPA,FCEnt

A US-trained Doctor of Business Management, Management and Entrepreneurship trainer, mentor and consultant. He is seasoned academics and senior lecturer in Department of Business and Management Studies, Umaru Ali Shinkafi Polytechnic,Sokoto, Nigeria. A quantitative technician and financial management expert of international repute. Abdulkadir is an outstanding academician with double Bachelor’s degree and double Master’s degrees. He is an accomplished entrepreneur, researcher and an administrator par excellence. He is a compelling public speaker that has undergone series of training in entrepreneurship within and outside Nigeria with several international and local publications to his credit, including the famous “Entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Show Your Talents”. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on Entrepreneurial Accounting and Finance, Quantitative Techniques for Entrepreneurs, Transformational Entrepreneurship, Public Entrepreneurship, Public Finance, SMEs Management, Education entrepreneurship, among others. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and associate editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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MEMBER

Amina Sani Ph.D.,MTRCN, MABEN,MBEAVE, FCEnt

A Ugandian-trained academic entrepreneur par excellence, Amina is an entrepreneurship mentor, consultant, master trainer of trainers and Chief Lecturer/Director of Entrepreneurship Centre at the Prestigious Federal College of Education, Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. A thorough-bred entrepreneur and educationist, she holds triple master’s degree. (including M.Sc. in Entrepreneurship from Cavendish University, Uganda) and Ph.D. in Entrepreneurship from the famous Kampala International University, Uganda. With outstanding expertise in women entrepreneurship development, edupreneurship, entrepreneurship education curriculum development, her research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on female entrepreneurship, youth entrepreneurship and empowerment, job creation and poverty eradication with emphasis on academic entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial Management and development. She is an Associate Member, Institute of Treasury Management and Financial Accountants of Nigeria; Member, Institute of Management Consultants; Member, Association of Business Educators of Nigeria (ABEN);Member, Association of Nigerian Educators; Member, Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN); Member, Business Educators’ Association in Vocational Education (BEAVE) and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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Louisa Ify MaduekePh.D.,MTRCN,MAPA,FAAE,FCEnt

She is a Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of Training at the Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), Yaba College of Technology, Lagos, Nigeria. She holds a BA. Ed. in Education English from the University of Lagos Nigeria; an MA Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Lagos; and PhD in Educational Psychology from the University of Lagos. She holds memberships of the American Psychologists Association, Nigerian Society of Educational Psychologists, Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and Association of African Entrepreneurs. Her teaching and research interests include: Entrepreneurship, Development Economics, Psychological Disorders and Coping Strategies. An accomplished female entrepreneur, she is the Founder and Coordinator ,Big Orange Conventional Life Youngsters and Mothers.

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Shuaibu Gasamu M.Sc.,MCEnt

UK-trained Entrepreneurship and Innovation expert, An Academic Entrepreneur par excellence and Senior Lecturer at Federal Polytechnic Damaturu, Yobe State, Nigeria. His research interests include: Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management and Marketing. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on Youth Empowerment, Job Creation and Poverty Eradication with emphasis on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Marketing. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and an Associate Editor - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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Prof. Ahmed A. Adedeji Ph.D.,MWASP,MASM (USA),MISID (UK),MPM,FAAPM,FCEnt

A renowned, enthusiastic and self-motivated Professor of pharmacology, international acclaimed health research consultant with more than 15 years of cumulative professional and teaching experience in general pharmacology, drug analysis and pharmacokinetics, chemotherapy of malaria and other infectious diseases, neuropsychiatric diseases, biochemistry, leadership development, and innovation studies, clinical trial monitoring, institutional research system development and risk management. A health Research Leadership Development Fellow with the UNICEF/UNDP/World Bank/WHO Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (WHO/TDR), Geneva and Assistant Deputy Vice Chancellor in a Private University in Uganda. He is an international editor of African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management (AFRIJESB). He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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Juliana Nathaniel Ph.D,FCEnt

A multi-talented and award-winner international-acclaimed Nurse and Midwife, Healthcare Consultant, Senior Technical Advisor on Family Planning and Reproductive Health and programme manager. She is an authoritative Doctor of Public Health and Healthcare Entrepreneur with about two decades in healthcare teaching and service provision. He is currently the Programme Manager and Family Planning Technical Advisor DFID/Nigeria Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH2) Programme. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

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Chief Adeyemi Moses Sunday FNIM,FCICN,FIMS,FCEnt.

Lion (Dr.) Adeyemi Moses Sunday is The Proprietor of The Polytechnic Igboowu located at off Asa Dam/Osere Road Ilorin Kwara State Nigeria. Before moving into investing in education, he taught in Ifelodun local Government of Kwara State Nigeria and he is a onetime Accountant of Adal Industries Limited, the producer of Sabella Fruit Juice in Ilorin, Kwara State Nigeria. He invested in Smarks Nigeria Limited a company formed with sole aim of farming and Agro Allied Business. He is one of the prime movers of Ultra Oil Plc an Oil marketing company

For the love he has in Human Capital Development. He went into Education Management and Management Education. He founded Stephen’s Fountain of Knowledge Schools (Primary, College and Advanced Studies) before he established The Polytechnic Igboowu, a Federal Governmet of Nigeria licensed private Polytechnic and the first private Polytechnic in Kwara State Nigeria. He is the Co-coordinator of the Chartered Institute of Commerce of Nigeria’s Examination and Tuition Centre for the whole of North Central States. He is the Coordinator of Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered)’s Tuition and Examination Centre in Ilorin, Kwara State. He has been giving Education to people from cradle to Adulthood for over 20years. He is a Management Trainer and Consultant. Among the various awards given to him are: “An Achiever of our time” by Igboowu Development Association, “The Distinguish Proprietor” Award by people’s Link Communication, “Golden Past President” Awards by National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS).

He holds HND (Accounting), B.Sc. (Entrepreneurship & Business Management), PGD (Accounting and Commercial Adminnistration) Master in Business Administration, Honorary Doctorate Degree in Education, He is a full member of Nigerian Institute Management (Chartered) (MNIM), Fellow of the Chartered institute of Commerce of Nigeria (FCICN), Fellow of The Institute of Management Specialist (FIMS) and Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs.

Chief Adeyemi is a past President National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) Kwara State as well as a past President of Ilorin Golden Lion’s Club.

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Olawale S. Adebayo
Ph.D., MIEE, MIAENG, MIACSIT, MGDN, MNCS, MCPN, FCEnt

A well versed Mathematician, Computer Scientist and Malaysian-trained Doctor of Computer Science. A world-class Technopreneur, Expert in Cryptography, Network Security, Data Mining and Machine Learning. A seasoned academics and Lecturer at Department of Cyber Security Science Department, Federal University of Technology, Minna Niger State Nigeria, with about two decades of teaching, research, management and academic leadership. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on Network Security Machine Learning Data Mining and Computational Intelligence. He is a member of Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria, Nigeria Computer Society, Global Development Network and International Association of Engineer among others. He is a Fellow of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurs and the Zonal Editor (North Central) - African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Business Studies Small Business Management (AFRIJESB).

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Alh. (Hon.) Samaila Mohd A. Mafara
MAGENT,PGDPA,FCAI,FCEnt

An Agricultural Economist, former member of House of Assembly, former State Director, NOA and Permanent Secretary LG Service Commission. A political entrepreneur of great repute.

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REGISTRAR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE

Nurudeen Oyekola D.Ent, FCEnt, FCESBM

Multiple national and international academic-award winner and Renowned Edupreneur and Doctor of Entrepreneurship and Strategy. He is an Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Strategic Management Educator and Consultant with about a decade of banking, management, research, teaching and international examination administration experience.Nurudeen Oyekola is an entrepreneurship education trailblazer of international repute, an internationally-acclaimed academic entrepreneur and prolific writer with 46 entrepreneurship books to his account. His research interests include: Entrepreneurship, Small Business Management, Marketing, and Strategic Management. His research orientation is multidisciplinary with focus on job creation and poverty eradication with emphasis on Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Small Business Management.

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