Comrade. Dr. Nicholas Kemi Nshe, (FCIM)
Comrade. Dr. Nicholas Kemi Nshe, (FCIM) the Executive Chairman of Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State.
The Chairman, who also doubles as the State Chairman of ALGON, was born on February 28, 1965 in Shendam. He started his elementary education in 1972 at T/RCM Primary School, Shendam, where he graduated in 1978 after his first school Leaving Certificate. Later in 1980 he enrolled at the Teachers College, Garkawa for the Grade II Certificate and graduated in 1985.
“Anyone who stops learning is old; whether at twenty or eighty,’ said Henry Ford. This was one of the maxims of young Nicholas as he was not content with his teaching certificate. He proceeded to the College of Health Technology, Zawan and in 1995 obtained the National Diploma (ND) in preventive Medicine; and two years later was back to the same college for his Higher National Diploma (HND) still in preventive Medicine.
A hard working and foresighted fellow, Comrade Nicholas Kemi Nshe joined the Shendam Local Government Education Authority as a class teacher in 1987 and two years later, he was elevated to the position of Assistant Headmaster. In 1990 he became a Headmaster with the same Local Government Education Authority till 1993.
Due to his dual professionalism (a teacher and a health worker), he was in 1993 employed as a Health Officer-in-Training in Local Government Area. In 1995 he became a Health Officer-in-Charge of Onchocerciasis till 1999 that he was appointed the Local Government Co-coordinator, Nigeria Guinea Worm Eradication Programmer.
A diligent and responsible gentleman, Comrade. Nshe has almost throughout his life held one position of responsibility or the other. And on each occasion, he has never failed. Between 1990 and 1992 he was the Social Director, Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) Shendam Branch and between 1995 and 1996, he was the National public Relation Officer of Goemai Youth Movement Comrade Nshe was the President, National Association Of Plateau State Students (NAPSS), College of Health Technology (CTH), Zawan, between 1996 and 1997, the same period he was the Deputy Speaker, House of Parliament, NAPSS National Body.
In 1997 he was elected Secretary General, Students’ Union Government, CHT, Zawan till 1998 when he was elected the vice president of the NAPSS National Body as well as the president of SUG, College of Health Technology Zawan till 1999; and between 1999 and 2001 he was the Secretary, Medical and Health Workers’ Union of Nigeria (MHWUN), Shendam Local Government Area. Between 2000 and 2001 he was the Plateau State Secretary of the same Union.
Until his election as the Sehendam Local Government Council Chairman, he was the Deputy Chairman Plateau State Youth Council, Shendam L.G.A; Chairman, MHWUN, Plateau State Council, and Chairman Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Plateau State Chapter.
In recognition of his commitment to the course of the people at the grass root, he was Honoured by many Governmental and non-governmental organizations such as:-
1. Grass root Ambassador – By National Agency for Food Drug Administrative and Control (NAFDAC) 2009
2. An Icon of Hope – By Shendam ‘A’ Level Association (Salsa) 2008- 2009
3. Most Outstanding Chairman on the Maintainace of Peace and Security- By Senate Committee on Police Affairs
4. Ambassador of Grassroots Sports- By Civil Engineering Federation Headquarter Abuja 2009.
5. Award of Excellence – By Civil Engineering Students Association Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi
6. Nigeria Best Performed Local Government – By Concern Media Abuja
7. A pillar of youth – By Nigeria Association of Political Science Students University Jos
8. Peace Keeping Award- By Nigeria Association of Computer Science Students Uni. Jos
9. Development of Education in Nigeria – By National Association Nigerian Students Students (NANS)
10. Exemplary Leadership – By West African Students Union 2008-2009 Leadership Union Parliaments Appraisal.
11. Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration – By All Saints Youth University of America.
12. Positive Contribution of Wisdom to the Growth of the Youth – By Catholic Youth Diocese of Shendam (Youth Organization Of Nigeria)
13. Ambassador of Creative Mind – By COCIN Salvation Secondary School Shendam
14. Fellow Certified Institute of Management – By Certified Institute of Management Institute of Management Nigeria
15. Distinguished Local Government Chairman for the Provision of Democratic Dividends – By Senate Committee on State And Local Government in Collaboration with Segnip promotion.
16. Epitome of Development – By National Association of Plateau State Students (Plateau State Polytechnic Barkin Ladi)
17. Most Active Local Government Chairman in Nigeria – By Student Union Government in Plateau Sate College of Agric, Plateau State Garkawa.
18. Award of Excellence – By Batch ‘C’ Corp Members Shendam Local Government Council
19. Esteemed Leadership And Outstanding Contribution in the Expansion of God’s Kingdom Campaign 2009 – By Nigerian Baptist Convention
20. Awards of Excellence – By Association of Resident Doctors,
In Health Care Delivery Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH)
21. Epitome of Truth in the Society – By National Association of Plateau State Students
22. Most Reliable ALGON Chairman– Forum of Nigeria Councillors
23. Most Outstanding chairman in North Central Nigeria – National Association of Nigeria Students (NANS)
With no doubt, Comrade. Nicholas Kemi Nshe is a complete ‘servant who has shown on several occasions what leadership is all about and the pedigree he is made of
ACHIEVEMENTS OF COMRADE NICHOLAS KEMI NSHE AT SHENDAM LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN PICTURES
SHENDAM LOCAL GOVERNMENT AT A GLANCE
Before the 1976 Local Government Reforms, which created Shendam Local Government, it had been for many years the headquarters of the low land Division, which was headed by a Division Officer, (D.O).
Shendam, popularly referred to as the Home of peace and Hospitality, is situated about 155km south of Jos, the headquarters of Plateau State. It covers a land mass of about 2437sq. km and a population of about 208,017 made up of 109,519 males and 97,498 female; as recorded in the 2006 population census. The Local Government Area shares common boundaries with Quaan Pan Local Government Area to the West, Mikang L.G.A. to the North and Langtang South to the East. It also shares boundaries with Ibi Local Government Area of Taraba, and Awe Local Government of Nasarawa State to the South and South West respectively. It is a belt of low lying land and is thickly covered with economy trees. It is traverse by many streams and rivers which could be utilized very effectively for fishing, agriculture and transportation. It has a relatively high and low temperature during the day and the night respectively. The hot and humid weather condition coupled with the general rich soil enhance the growth of food crops such as yams, rice, millet, beans, cassava, etc. Apart from the aforementioned crops, the Local Government Area is also blessed with abundant mineral resources such as salt, gypsum, clay, sand, hard rock, etc, deposited around the following areas Derteng, Jayu, Duam, Japshen, Shargang, Tengzet, Dungoeshing. These mineral resources abound in large quantities waiting to be tapped by potential investors. Tourist attraction centers found in the area include: Npol lake in lukushi Jelbang Rock, Nroam lake, Shendam dam, Doeben, Shargang, Kurwat, Shepwan, Gonvel, Goesa and Ka’anjen ponds.
The area is inhabited by the Goemai whose predominant occupations are farming, fishing, and rearing of livestock. For administrative convenience, the area is divided into four Districts each headed by a District Head: Shendam District headed by Miskoom Leonard Shaiyen, Derteng District headed by Miskoom Njim Yunkwap, Dokan Tofa is headed by Miskoom James La’ankwap while Dorok District is headed by an acting head Miskoom Pringkwap Maigari. The entire Goemai nation is headed by a first class chief Miskoom Hubert Shaldas II, OON who is also the Deputy Chairman, Plateau State Council of Chiefs. Because of the peaceful and hospitable nature of the Goemai other tribes such as Mupun, Kwalla Berom, Mushere Hausa Fulani, Igbo, Yoruba and a host of other tribes settle peacefully with the Goemai.
According to Horace Mann, “It is well to think; it is divine to act well”. Comrade Nicholas Nshe Kemi, the Executive Chairman of Shendam Local Government Area, has thought and acted well. His landslide achievements, within his short period so far in office, have confirmed Tommy Lasorda’s words that, “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination”. And to better confirm this, the people’s chairman, unlike many of his contemporaries who assumed positions of leadership without a defined vision, Hon. Nshe wrote out his vision, just as the Bible instructed. His vision, reads in part, “A purposeful government determined to deliver the dividends of democracy to its people” come true.
A Phenomenon at 50
Hitting the age of 50 is a landmark and a milestone to be celebrated. Fifty years and still counting, Aremo Olusiji Balogun, is a phenomenon and a case study in humanity.
He is an Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management in Nigeria among others. He is the Founder of Ase Youth Association and several other organisations.
His company Promec Innovative Concepts was a child of necessity when his attempt to register Prince Royal Media Concept (Promec) at the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) met a brick wall.
Olusiji Balogun is a media guru and an organizational growth and business development expert with adaptable skills. He is able to use own initiative or work as part of a team. An efficient and effective Human Resources Manager, community worker, excellent communicator at all levels within and outside organizations; he has good problem solving and analytical skills with pioneering spirit.
Olusij’s specific interests include teaching and learning for new product development, business development, participatory social activities, keen insight into the needs of others and with high energy, initiative and focus, proven leadership skills including managing and motivating others to achieve objectives.
An effective community and social worker, he is fluent with information technology and capable of handling executive assignments and leadership. His other qualities include being positive with potential ideas, he has the ability to work with anyone under any condition or situation and contribute greatly to achieving the best goals of the establishment.
Oluwasijibomi Gideon Balogun was born on the 8th September, 1972 in Ondo town to the family of Samuel Olusegun Balogun and Mrs Grace Remilekun Balogun of Ase Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State. Both parents are retired Civil Servants. Olusiji was raised up with strong Christian virtue.
He had his early education at St. Luke’s Primary School, Akure but finished at Muslim Primary School, Ikaram Akoko, all in Ondo State, where he obtained the First School Leaving Certificate. He subsequently earned his West African Senior School Certificate in 1990 after attending Omoluorogbo Grammar School, Akure before proceeding to Ala Community Comprehensive High School, Ala-Elefosan, Idanre Local Government Area of Ondo State.
He also attended the Institute of Journalism and Nigerian Institute of Journalism, (NIJ), Akure Campus for his Diploma in Journalism and Public Relations, after a sojourn at Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) briefly in the Institute of Science Laboratory Technology. He also went to Akwa-Ibom State Polytechnic, for his Higher National Diploma in Business Administration.
He later proceeded to the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State for his Bachelor of Science Degree in Public Administration.
He is a Member of various professional bodies.
After leaving school, Olusiji started working as a freelance Journalist and Printer. He started Eminent Leaders Magazine in 1996 and registered Prince Royal Media Concepts with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), in 1999 which he upgraded to Eminent Leaders World Communications Limited publisher of Eminent Leaders magazine.
He worked with several organisations where he left indelible footprints of punctuality, hard work and professionalism. He worked with Mentors Communications, Abuja in different capacities. At Mentors Communications, he was the pioneer Editor of Rootswatch Magazine. He was Technical Assistant to the Managing Director of Quarry Managers Company in Abuja, headed by the late Abdulhakeem Amao. He was Special Event Manager with ITAD/MotMacdonald/PWC in Calabar and Water Supply and Sanitation Reform Programme (WSSRP) in Abuja. Both projects under the Integrated Water Resource Management European Commission.
He also had a stint with Hatlab Delight as a Business Development Manager and Head of Administration, O.T. Otis Engineering Limited. He resigned his appointment with Successory Nigeria Limited, Abuja, as Head of Project Management, in year 2019 to move his outfit forward.
Olusiji Balogun experience in politics is vast. His team helped installed Olusegun Agagu and Olusegun Mimiko as Ondo State Governors. He was the nucleus of Olusegun Mimiko Campaign Organisation for his second term when he was Editor of Grassroots Vanguard Newspaper of Grassroots Network.
He attempted to contest for the coveted seat of Ondo State Governor in 2020.
His experience in administration is versed as he is an Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management (CIPM), Full Member Institute of Professional Administrators and Managers (IPMA) and many other professional bodies. He is a partner in many companies and Chief Executive Officer of Promec Innovative Entrepreneurship and Science Academy (PIESA) and several other firms.
He currently has his hand in farming as he started Ase Farms Nigeria Limited, asefarms.com.ng.
His hobby includes travelling, reading, surfing the internet and adventures.
Ambassador Bayo Lawal Appointed American Diplomatic Representative in Brazil Ambassador Bayo Lawal, is truly a chip off the block. Born in Osogbo, Osun State of Nigeria, into the royal house of Olumodi Oyipiloye and Asuni Compound (Maternal) Osogbo. Bayo Lawal has become the first Nigerian to receive an American diplomatic status in Brazil. At a diplomatic ceremony held on the 17th of December, 2021 in the executive auditorium of the State Legislative Council, Saopaulo , Brazil, the American Government, through its Diplomatic Mission of International Relations (ADMIR) sworn In Ambassador Bayo Lukman Lawal as one of its appointed diplomatic representatives of the American diplomatic mission in Brazil. The humanitarian and diplomatic mission , which for the first time, included a Nigerian living in Brazil, inaugurated other important personalties in Brazil as members of its humanitarian project scheduled for Africa and Europe in the year 2022. Bayo Lawal is from a royal and polygamous house where hardwork is the hallmark. Though born by a successful business man popularly known as “Were Nise Oluwa”, Bayo Lawal has been a focused, hard-working and persevering youngman. His stint with the Osun State Board of Internal Revenue after his days at The Federal Polytechnic, Offa, set him in a progress pedestal. At the Board of Internal Revenue, his hardworking nature, made him a darling of all. Ambassador Bayo Lawal, before leaving the shores of Nigeria, originated the idea of honouring women in Nigerian society in 1999, tagged “Women Entrepreneur Merit Award” organised by Spotlight Media Ventures. He was then the PRO and Reporter for the firm. Ambassador Bayo Lawal and other personalities like the notable former Brazilian football captain, Capitão Cafu , the Saopaulo State First Lady, Mrs. Bia Doria, the Director of Federal Police, the Honorable speaker of the House of Assembly in Saopaulo , Representatives from several African and European countries witnessed the event. According to the President of the mission in Brazil, Dr. Fernando Navarro, the principal function of the American diplomatic mission of International relations is simple, it is humanitarian, it is helping to make the world a better place to live, he said the mission is to combat hunger and help the needy. Ambassador Bayo Lawal, who has lived in Brazil for over twenty years has worked in different functions in the international relations, he is an administrator who has led his team of excellent professionals within and outside Brazil. He is the presently the CEO of Mab Consulting Services, an International Trade and Business Development company with spread in the South America, Africa, China, USA, Europe and UAE. Bayo Lawal, who served as a Business Consultant at Grupo Empresarial Costa Negocios, taught courses in several English Schools in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He was Business English Teacher For Executives between 1999 – 2014. He worked at the Costa Negocios Group, FGV Projetos, Bimex Comercial Ltda., and many others. In his interview with Heritage news, Ambassador Lawal said “I am dedicating my achievements in Brazil to the Almighty God and also to my late parents, Prince Yekeen Lawal and Mrs. Bolanle Lawal. I also owe this success to my family in Brazil , my friends and colleagues who are always by me.” Ambassador Bayo Lawal said he is ready to work with all humanitarian organizations in Nigeria and overseas, using his office as an ambassador to help better the standards of every Nigerian, African immigrants in Brazil and around the world. He promised to lead projects of housing estates to Osogbo and other necessary locals in Nigeria.Ambassador Bayo Lawal is married to an Italian descendant Brazilian, Mrs. Sara Guerino Lawal and blessed with three children; Nathalie Mariam Oyenike Lawal, Derick Afeez Oyewale Lawal and Allan Khalil Babatunde Lawal.
Iyalaje Tolulola Olajibike Bayode was born in Akure and hails from Oba-Ile. She’s the daughter of Chief Joseph Bayode and Pastor Mrs Bayode.
Tolulola Olajibike Bayode, RN, BSN, MD, is a trained medical professional but with an unusual passion for the well-being of the less privileged. Having travelled far and wide,Tolulola share an uncanny obsession of giving abandoned children and widows another shot at life,employing both her professional training and God given resources in assisting the less privileged at will leading her to initiating Dorian Home for Displaced Children & Mothers Initiative.
The African Union Economic, Social and Cultural Council appointed this Akure born philanthropist Dr. Tolulola Bayode as Head, Social Affairs and Health Cluster Committee. The job description entails implementing the overall goals of the Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development portfolio in line with the AU Agenda 2063, Sets annual performance targets for the Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development portfolio and report on annual progress to Specialized Technical Committees and AU Policy Organs.
In 2009, Dr.Bayode established Dorian Home for Charity and Social Development as a Non-governmental Organization (NGO). She’s the CEO/ President. Her personal encounter and experience in the course of discharging her professional duties, most especially in the Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) Camps, Community/Rural Medical Outreach programs, just to mention a few, afforded her a first-hand and comprehensive understanding of the plethora of unsavoury plights of women and children in our society.
Dorian Home is the biggest orphanage home in Africa, consisting of 700 homes for children,500-capacity skill acquisition centre for women, large hall for events, modern clinic and a worship centre. Dorian Home for Charity and Social Development is situated at Akure, the Ondo State capital.
Described as the biggest orphanage home in Africa, the ultramodern facility worth $5million and was finally commissioned on the 14th of October 2021.
Dorian Home is not limited to taking care of just abandoned babies and widows but also focused on research, training, empowerment and mobilize women towards self-emancipation. A glamorous persona imbued with the philosophy of giving hope to the hopeless, creating a better living condition for the abandoned, Tolulola is in the forefront of Safe Haven Law in Nigeria – the leaving of unharmed infants with statutorily designated private persons so that the child becomes a ward of the state with proper upbringing.
At the commissioning of the home, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice-President of Nigeria, called for the provision of adequate welfare for vulnerable children and women in the society. The vice president commended Bayode for making provision of the basic needs of homeless children and women her passion. He said that about nine per cent of Nigerian children were homeless; a figure Osinbajo said seems to be growing rapidly. The vice president, however, called on well meaning Nigerians to join hands with the government to provide adequate care for the homeless children, saying that government alone could not do it. Osinbajo described the laudable project as one that would stand the test of time for the less privileged and empowerment for women in society.
During her speech, the Founder and President of Dorian Home, Dr Tolulola Bayode, said that vision of the project was about leaving a legacy of hope for the orphaned children, widows and less privileged women in the society. According to Bayode, reality dawned on her after the shocking demise of her elder brother, the purpose of man on earth is to touch life and uplift humanity. Bayode said the covenant she had with God to have the home was based on her love for humanity, widow, indigent and displaced children to live a better life. She also appealed to the government to provide adequate security checkpoints along Akure/Idanre Road, adding that the future of any child should not be toiled with. She emphasised that not that she has the resources but has a heart of giving.
Represented at the ocassion, was the governor of Ondo State represented by his Deputy, Mr Lucky Ayadatiwa, who said that the project compliment the administration’s REDEEM agenda of Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu. He commended the Founder of the home for her initiative. Akeredolu described the project as unique because it focus on the neglected section of the society. Akeredolu said the project would receive the support and patronage of the state government. He said the state government would continue to support the social initiative programmes of the Dorian Home.
Also, speaking at the ocassion, Senator Tayo Alasoadura, the Minister of State for Niger Delta Affairs, urged people to emulate the kind gesture that counts for the good of humanity by trying to make the society a better place for humanity. Alasoadura said that Nigeria would be a better place, if everyone tried to provide a home like heaven on Earth, especially for the displaced and indigent children, just as the orphanage.
Tolulola Olajibike Bayode, as a natural social and talented care giver has continually provided training, education and health consultations in the non-profit entrepreneurial sector to youths in different parts of the world and has successfully maneuvered the delicate balance between dedication to mission in a wide range of settings. Aside her passion for the creating a better living for commoners, she has years of extensive managerial experience in the non-profit sector, with outstanding records in getting initiatives off the ground and flourishing.
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