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NIRAN AKINNIYI, (MNIS) – HIS PROFILE

“Niran was a youth activist in the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) at Okeigbo, when he first showed interest in becoming the Chairman of the then newly created Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government. He later became a founding member and frontline leader of the Congress for National Consensus (CNC) which contested the 1997 council elections and won in the local government area”

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SURV. NIRAN AKINNIYI, (MNIS), CHAIRMAN, ILE-OLUJI/OKEIGBO LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, ONDO STATE.

Chairman Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government

Niran Akinniyi

Living with a philosophy of life based on Yoruba proverb that “Money can only buy you a bed, it cannot buy you sleep”, Surveyor Niran Akinniyi started his political career from his school days as he played leadership roles as school prefect both in the primary and secondary schools. While at the UNN (Enugu Campus) – a predominantly Ibo students population, Niran contested and won election in 1980/81 as the P.R.O. of the Survey Students Association (SSA). He repeated the same feat and got elected as the President of the SSA in 1981/82.

In 1989/92, Niran was a youth activist in the defunct Social Democratic Party (SDP) at Okeigbo, when he first showed interest in becoming the Chairman of the then newly created Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government. He later became a founding member and frontline leader of the Congress for National Consensus (CNC) which contested the 1997 council elections and won in the local government area.

Surv. Akinniyi was also a founding member of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) in 1998. After the 1999 general elections and assumption of office of late chief Adebayo Adefarati as Governor of Ondo State in May 1999, Akinniyi was appointed in September 1999 to the Ondo State Capital and Urban Development Authority (CUDA) first as Part-Time Board Chairman and later in January 2002 as Executive Chairman. In that capacity, he initiated the Ore Urban Development Project (OUDP) and the Ondo State Community Based Urban Development Projects (OSCBUDP). The Phase 1 of the OUDP was a thirty million Naira (N30m) private sector financed multi facility project with more than 44 building components.

In 2003, Akinniyi voluntarily resigned his position as executive chairman of CUDA to contest the membership of Ondo State House of Assembly on the platform of the Alliance for Democracy (AD). After those elections, he retreated to his professional practice until when he was invited by the then Chairman of Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government and persuaded by the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) leadership, to serve as the Secretary to Local Government (SLG), a position he reluctantly accepted. Three months after, he again voluntarily resigned as SLG due to irreconcilable differences based on public interest.

In 2005/2006, he was actively involved in the founding of ACD and later the Action Congress (AC) in Ondo State. However, when the final decision on the political platform for Dr. Olusegun Mimiko was taken, he swiftly joined other progressives in Ondo State to found the Labour Party (LP), the platform on which Dr. Olusegun Mimiko contested and won the 2007 election as Ondo State Governor.

Surv. Akinniyi was leader of the Okeigbo Chapter of the Labour Party. In June 2009, four months into his administration, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko appointed Akinniyi as Chairman, Caretaker Committee of Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government. In that capacity, within one year, Akinniyi constructed:

24 lock-up shops at Odolua Market in Ile-Oluji

15 lock-up shops and 40 open stalls at Bamikemo market

Office of Special Adviser to the Governor on Projects, ile-Oluji

Modern Motor Park at Oloruntele, Okeigbo

Information and Communication Centre at Surulere, Okeigbo

Ayegbaju – Market road, Okeigbo with drainage

Celestial road, Olorunsogo, Okeigbo with drainage

A borehole at Lipanu, Ile-Oluji

250 kilometres of rural roads (bulldozed and graded)

rural road revolution1

He also provided 26 laptops (and training) for topmost political functionaries and management staff. Within the same period too, Akinniyi financially assisted 55 physically challenged citizens of Ile-Oluji/Okeigbo Local Government on the occasion of the 55th birthday celebration of Mr. Governor, Dr. Olusegun Mimiko, on 3rd October, 2009 to the tune of N600,000.00. He had also distributed N2m to 1,000 students of the local government at N2,000 each as Book Allowances while about 250 very aged and poor persons receive monthly stipends from the LG.

As a Surveyor and member of the Boundary Committees at the Community, Local and State levels, Niran had made great contributions to the development of his hometown, his local government area and his state in the last twenty years. He had personally assisted many people from his immediate and larger constituencies with many survey and mapping consultancy services without any financial or other considerations whatsoever..

In 2002, during the final funeral rites for and in memory of his late mother, Akinniyi inaugurated a 15-Bed Female Ward at the Comprehensive Health Centre, Okeigbo.

Niran Akiniyi is a full member of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) and a member of the Association of Practicing Surveyors of Nigeria (APSN) and was registered by the Surveyors Registration Council of Nigeria (SURCON) as a surveyor since 1989.

As a member of NIS, Akinniyi at various times, held the positions of State PRO (1990-1994); State Secretary (1994-1996); State Council Representative (1997-1998); Member, Editorial Board of the NIS Newsletter (1998-2000) and National Assistant Secretary General (1998-2000) – the first and only time an Ondo State indigene would be in the NIS national EXCO since inception.

Born about 52years ago, Akinniyi has attended numerous national and international conferences and is married to his childhood heartthrob, Ranti, and they are blessed with good children.

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Ishaku Samaila. NCE (Physics/Chemistry, COE Akwanga, 1992); BTech (Industrial Chemistry ATBU Bauchi, 1999); MBA (London Metropolitan University 2004); MSc (Information Systems, University of Aberdeen, Scotland,  2009)  MD of two real estate firms from 2010 – 2017

When he took the position of Head, Project Monitoring, Reporting and Remediation (HPMRO) of NIRSAL as a Consultant for Fingertips Enterprise Development International (FEDPIL).

He now serves as Lead Consultant at Shwartung Integrated Services Ltd, an Advisor for Guidepoint in New York and is currently the Regional Chairman of North Central Commodities Association (NOCCAS), an agribusiness facilitation platform. He is also a Facilitator at the Institute for National Transformation (INT), an NGO with footprints in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Cote D’Voire, South Africa, United Kingdom and the US. He has worked in several other organisations such as Ministry of Defence, McDonald’s, ASDA by Walmart, Schlumberger and Middle East Consultants (MEC International)–

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OUTSTANDING NIGERIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT CHAIRMEN MERIT AWARD “2020”

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Outstanding Nigerian Local Government Chairman Merit Award 2020

Nomination List

  • The Executive Chairman, Aba South LGA. Abia State
  • The Executive Chairman, Mahia LGA, Adamawa State
  • The Executive Chairman, Ifedore LGA, Ondo State
  • The Executive Chairman, Ovia South-West LGA, Edo State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Eastern Obolo LGA, Akwa-Ibom State
  • The Executive Chairman, Iwo LGA, Osun State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Akinyele LGA, Oyo State
  • The Executive Chairman, Anambra West LGA, Anambra State
  • The Executive Chairman, Bogoro LGA, Bauchi State
  • The Executive Chairman, Sagbama LGA, Bayelsa State
  • The Executive Chairman, Ador LGA, Benue State
  • The Executive Chairman, Askira/Uba LGA, Borno State
  • The Executive Chairman, Akampa LGA, Crossriver State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Aniocha South LGA, Delta State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Ohaukwu LGA, Ebonyi State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Egor LGA, Edo State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Ikole LGA, Ekiti State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Igbo Eze LGA, Enugu State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Bwari LGA, Federal Capital Territory
  • The Executive Chairman, Balanga LGA, Gombe State
  • The Executive Chairman, Obokun LGA, Osun State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Oluyole LGA, Oyo State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Ideato South LGA, Imo State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Babura LGA, Jigawa State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Kachia LGA, Kaduna State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Gezawa LGA, Kano State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Dan Musa LGA, Katsina State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Argungu LGA, Kebbi State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Ajaokuta LGA, Kogi State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Toungo LGA, Adamawa State
  • The Executive Chairman, Baruten LGA, Kwara State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Ibadan South-West LGA, Oyo State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Eti-Osa LGA, Lagos State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Akwanga LGA, Nasarawa State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Borgu LGA, Niger State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Odeda LGA, Ogun State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Ilaje LGA, Ondo State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Ife-Central LGA, Osun State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Egbeda LGA, Oyo State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Langtang North LGA, Plateau State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Kaura Namoda LGA, Zamfara State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Girei LGA, Adamawa State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Bodinga LGA, Sokoto State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Kurmi LGA, Taraba State
  • The Executive Chairman, Olorunda LGA, Osun State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Iddo LGA, Oyo State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Karasuwa LGA, Yobe State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Kaura Namoda LGA, Zamfara State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Ryom LGA, Plateau State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Song LGA, Adamawa State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Alkaleri LGA, Bauchi State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Emure LGA, Ekiti State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Lokoja LGA, Kogi State
  • The Executive Chairman, Akoko North-West LGA, Ondo State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Yewa North LGA, Ogun State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Odo-Otin LGA, Osun State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Afijio LGA, Oyo State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Ado-Ekiti LGA, Ekiti State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Koton-Karfi LGA, Kogi State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Odeda LGA, Ogun State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Orolu LGA, Osun State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Mangu LGA, Plateau State
  •  The Executive Chairman, Ibadan South LGA, Oyo State

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Biography and Profile of Haggai Gutap

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Haggai Guntap

Haggai GUTAP is a two time graduate of Economics and he holds a Bachelor of Science & Masters Degrees in Economics respectively both from University of Jos. Presently, he is a Phd. student of Development Economics at the Nigeria Defense Academy Kaduna.

Haggai is a Certified Business Development Service Provider; Small Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) & Certified Microfinance Technical Service Provider by the CBN & NDIC. He is a Member, Chartered institute of Stock Brokers and Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria. He is presently the Managing Partner/Chief Executive of Fingertips Enterprise Development Partners International Limited.

Over the years, he has gathered practical experience in using Cutting Edge Training methodologies for efficient service delivery.
He is presently on the team of Certified Consultants for the past four years anchoring the Microfinance Certification Programme a Central Bank of Nigeria & Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC) sponsored Programme.
He has facilitated Trainings and researches at different fora. Among others are: training for World Bank, African Development Bank, and International Fund for Agricultural Development sponsored projects under the FADAMA 2 &3 projects and Rural Finance Building Programme in Nigeria (RUFIN) & German International Corporation (GIZ) respectively.

His areas of core competencies include; Training, Macro Economics Analysis, Microfinance Development packages, Quantitative Analysis, Research, Investments & Portfolio Analysis, Business Development, Retirement Planning and other Pension related matters. He is an astute professional who is a member of different professional bodies in Nigeria which include the following; Institute of Chartered Economists in Nigeria (ICEN), Chartered Institute of Stock Brockers of Nigeria (CIS), Certified Microfinance Training Service Provider and has both foreign and Local training exposures; Microfinance Banking and Development at the Manila University Philipinnes and German International Corporation (GIZ), Business Development, Customer Service Excellence and the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme, Budget and Budgeting.
He is presently the Director General, Plateau State Microfinance, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency (PLASMEDA)

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