Mrs Modupe Jimoh Ibrahim, wife of a renowned business mogul and politician; Dame Eunice Tamunodukoye Eradiri and the husband Sir Lambert Eradiri, Chairman of Niger Pharmacy, Portharcourt; Registrar/CEO of Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria, Dr.(Mrs) Akanle Olufunke Taibat will be receiving the Edexcel University’s honorary doctorate degree award and fellowship inductees of International Institute of Strategies Development UK /Abuja.

Hon. Abdullahi Ahmadu of Adamawa State House of Assembly and his Borno State counterpart Hon. Haruna Kukawa of Borno State House of Assembly including the two times’ Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development in Gombe State, Hon. Idris Abdullahi Kwami are also penciled down for the prestigious award.

In a press statement signed by the Registrar of the Institute, Nigeria’s office, Dr Barr. Joshua Alobo, he stressed:” selection of awardees is strictly based on merit and positive recommendations made on each of them by their constituents and opinion molders across board.

Chief Sir Dr.Gabriel Lambert Eradiri (OON)

It is the fundamental requirements from all awardees as part of the parameters of the institutions”, Dr. Alobo posited.

Mrs Modupe Jimoh Ibrahim would be conferred upon with honorary doctor of philosophy in Business Administration for her exploits in business both within and outside Nigeria, Dame Eunice Tamunodukoye Eradiri would be honoured with honorary doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Administration for the great impacts made by Niger Pharmacy in the health sector.

The two law makers of Adamawa and Borno State Houses of Assembly are both nominated for honorary doctor of philosophy in public policy and Administration for being able to provide adequate representation for their various constituencies in their respective States through capacity building and youth and women empowerment.

Two council chairmen from Adamawa and Bauchi States of Nigeria are shortlisted for the conferment of honorary doctorate degree award of EDEXCEL University, Benin Republic at the University of Lagos come early July this year.

Mrs Modupe Jimoh Ibrahim

Hon. Innocent Koto of Numan LGA of Adamawa and his counterpart in Katagum LGA of Bauchi state are the two council chairmen listed for this years’ edition.

According to a statement credited to Dr. Samuel Oga, a publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Leadtimes Africa Magazine who doubles as the Representative of EDEXCEL University in Nigeria, he said” Gombe State Commissioner for Housing and Urban Development, Hon. Idris Abdullahi Kwami would be decorated with honorary doctor of philosophy in Social Policy and Administration for his sterling leadership in Gombe state as two time’s Commissioner who has done excellently well in the housing sector as well as urban development from the era of Gov. Danjuma Goje till the present administration of Gov. Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya.

His leadership qualities of integrity, transparency and accountability is worthy of emulation “, the Publisher stated.

“Both the council chairmen of Numan LGA of Adamawa state and that of Katagum LGA of Bauchi States are selected for the award for their passion and commitment to grassroots development through capacity building and building strong security networks across the rural communities within their councils as a policy thrust for both governor AHMADU Umar Fintiri of Adamawa state and Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi state.

Hon. Innocent Koto,Executive Chairman, Numan LGA, Adamawa State.

Beyond this, both council administrators are well known for their excellence in leadership through probity and accountability in service delivery according to our independent investigation.

This is part of the parameter used for their nomination “,the statement further added. Other prominent personalities selected for fellowship induction during occasion include the Chairman/CEO of Niger Pharmacy, Sir Chief Dr. Gabriel Lambert Eradiri (OON); Managing Director of Federal Mortgage Bank, Arc Ahmed Musa Dangiwa and NIMASA Director General, Dr. Bashir Yusuf JAMOH who are nominated for their fiscal discipline, prudent management of resources, transparency and accountability in service delivery.

Engr.Ahmed Ado Garba,Depot Manager, NNPC Kaduna Refinery; Barr. Ibrahim Inuwa, Director, Shipping, NNPC; Comptr SP Umar, Custom Area Controller, Kano / Jigawa are all listed for this award. Senator Lawal Hassan Anka representing ZAMFARA West; Hon. Mohammed Umar Jega representing Kebbi and Hon. Balarabe Salame are nominated for the EDEXCEL University honorary doctorate award including Dr Mustapha Abubakar, medical Director, National Ear Care Centre.

In a statement credited to the Registrar and CEO of the Institute in Nigeria, Chief Dr. Barr. Joshua Alobo, ” this fellowship induction cut across all professionals including credible politicians and outstanding security personnel”.

“It is an annual program and we are poised to promote strategic leadership in governance for growth and development”, the statement further added. According to the Registrar, “this year’s edition would hold next week at the University of Lagos.”

Prominent among those listed for honour include the immediate past NASARAWA state Commissioner for Trade, Industry and Cooperative, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed who would double as winner of both honorary and fellowship award during the ceremony for his pragmatism in leadership both in the corporate and public domain.

Dr.(Mrs) Akanle Olufunke Taibat, Registrar/CEO,Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria.

Pastor Jonas Banda of Zambia would be honoured for his selfless service to humanity, his passion for mentorship and above all, his focus on providing succour to the less- privileged and the downtrodden in the society through his missionary activities that cover both the East and Southern African countries including Zambia, his home country.

Dr.(Mrs) Akanle Olufunke Taibat would be inducted as Fellow of International Institute of Strategies Development (FIISD) for her strategic leadership prowess that has earned her attaining the enviable heights in her professional career as Registrar and CEO of the Medical Rehabilitation Therapists Board of Nigeria since 2014 till date where she is making Nigeria proud in the health sector.

Comptr.SP Umar, Customs Area Controller,Kano/JIGAWA Area Command

Dr Abdullahi Shehu Jarma who also doubles as recipient of honorary doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Management and fellow of International Institute of Strategies Development (FIISD) is nominated for his expertise as a professional accountant, a certified forensic and Investigative Auditor in Nigeria.

His acumen in public administration has also earned this double honor by these institutions.

Others shortlisted for honour come July at the University of Lagos include the executive Chairman of Bwari Area Council, Hon. Dr.John Gabaya and the Secretary, Dr. Solomon Ayuba who are to be inducted as fellow of the International Institute of Strategies Development for their transparency and accountability in leadership through effective human resource management in Bwari Area Council since their administration came on board.

Other nominees for fellowship award include Compt SP Umar,Customs Area Comptroller, Kano/JIGAWA Command; Compt Yusuf Abba-Kasim, Nigeria Customs Service; Hajia Fatima Saghir from Kano State, Nigeria; Alhaji Musa K. Baima, former Bauchi State Commissioner for Agriculture.

Dr. Abdullahi Shehu Jarma,Katugum Emirate,Bauchi State

Others are former EFCC boss, Mustapha Ibrahim Magu; Dr. Nwanya Alvin Anthony Ifeanyi; Alhaji (Dr) Babajiya Muhammadu Bida, FUT, Minna;Dr Otunba Mark Olufemi Julius and Amb. (Dr) Nicholas Obi Nkwocha, a renowned Unionist in the Oil and Gas sector and a philanthropist of high repute;Arc Ahmed Musa Dangiwa, Managing Director/CEO of Mortgage Bank; Professor Muhammad Shafiu Abdullahi ,Registrar/CEO of National Board for Arabic and Islamic Studies Kaduna.

Others listed for the fellowship induction are Elder Chief Dr. Patrick O.Agbabor of Cargo Nigeria Limited; Barr. Ibrahim Inuwa Waya Managing Director of Chosen Cargo Nigeria LTD; Dr. Barr. Agunbiade Omobonike IMA Mariam; Dr ABUBAKAR Sadeeq of Kano state. Niger State Commissioner of Police CP Usman Adamu is also included as an inductee.

Also listed for the fellowship induction of the International institute of Strategies Development are-Alhaji (Dr) Aminu Usman Jibril of HUA HUI Trading Company who doubles as fellowship awardee and honorary doctorate awardee; ALHAJI (Dr). Ahmad Rabiu, former President of Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry Mine & Agriculture and immediate past Kano State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry; and Dr. Emma Douglas of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

Others listed for honours at the University of Lagos include Mr Awusa Peters Ewa; Chief Dr Amos Gizo; Hon. Hamidu Bale; Rt. Hon. Balarabe Salame representing Ilela and Gwadabawa Federal Constituency; Rehila Amos from Taraba State, Nigeria; Rev.Yerima K. Isaac also from Taraba State, Nigeria; and Alhaji Adamu Duguri, an elder statesman and senior brother to the executive governor of Bauchi State; Mohammed Magaji Udubo, former Controller, Customs Service, Onne Command, Rivers State; Alhaji Audu Sule Katagum, Bauchi State former Deputy Governor and two members of Bauchi State House of Assembly, Hon.Bello Muazu Shira and Hon.Tijjani Aliyu representing Azare Madangala Constituency.

HRH Prince Alhaji Munir Jaafaru, Madakin Zazzau are listed for Fellowship induction during the ceremony. Two eminent Nigerians,Senator Shehu Sani and Hon. Dr. Abdullahi Adamu Prambe are to bag the prestigious LEADTIMES Africa Patriotic Leadership Prize and LEADTIMES Africa Ambassador Award for their outstanding leadership disposition.

This year’s theme is titled: Building a Strategic Leadership for Good Governance in an Emerging Democracy- A New Perspective for Sustainable Growth and Development in Nigeria


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