Amb. A.D. Idris Waziri a true diplomatic leader – Nigeria, PDP and Taraba State
A leader who has exemplified the genuine attitude of a true Leader. A Prefect, Head Prefect, President and Secretary to many clubs and Associations of students. He is also a traditional title holder because of his contributions towards the development of his community. He also received letters of commendation from the Secretary to the Military Government and Head of Civil Service, Gongola State Executive Council and Military Governor State, Group Captian David Jonah Jang. An Ambassador, a Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. A recipient of the National Honours Award – Commander of the Order of Niger (CON).
No wonder he is a worthy contestant for the post of the National Party Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Which he has signified his interest to run for in year 2012. A founding member and a true flag bearer. Looking at the various commendations received while in service of his fatherland at home and abroad, he is highly favored to win the sit. A charismatic leader with great leadership skills and character.
He seems to have the Midas Touch because everything he touches increases in value, he boosted the image of Nigeria as Africa’s Power House while abroad and has boosted trade and commerce has a Federal Minister. With Poise and warm humor he has won the heart of distressed and the weary by mending fence and seeking peace diplomatically.
was born on Friday, October 12, 1952. He is from Taraba State of Nigeria. He attended IBI Primary School and Wukari Primary School from 195 to 1963. Then he joined Wukari Divisional Combined Secondary School (now Mbiya Government Secondary School, Takum) between 1966 to 1970. After this he attended Federal Government College, Warri for HSC (Higher School Certificate) between 1971 to 1972.
In 1973 he took up a teaching appointment in Wukari East Primary School. In the same year he moved to Wukari Divisional Combined Secondary School ( now Mbiya Government Secondary School, Takum) as a teacher after graduating from HSC till 1974 when he left for Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Excellency Adamu Danjuma Idris Waziri attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria during 1974 to 1977 and graduated with B.sc. (Political Science).
From 1977 – 78 he served as a youth corper in Oyo State at the start of his practical career. In 1978, he joined the then Gongola State Government as an assistant secretary in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Development, Yola. On this position he remained till 1980 when he was transferred to Government House, Yola.
From 1980 to 1981 he was an Assistant Secretary in Government House, Yola. In 1981 he was appointed as an Acting permanent Secretary in Government House, Yola. Because of his hard work and devotion to duty. The same year of 1981, he was appointed as the sole administrator to the defunct IBI Local Government. In the year 1982 he was Secretary to the defunct IBI Local Government and was awarded the Traditional Title of Sarkin Yakin IBI by IBI Traditional Council because of his immerse contribution towards the creation and development of IBI Local Government. It was between 1982 – 83 when he attended the University of Manchester in England and graduated with Advanced Diploma in Development Administration with Distinction.
During the year 1983 – 84 he attended the University of Manchester England and graduated with Masters of Economics in Development Studies.
After returning from his Post Graduate Studies from abroad he was in the year 1984 -85 appointed as Secretary, Committee on the improvement of Post Primary Institutions in Gongola State. During 1985 – 86 he was Secretary, Committee on Complaints and Petitions in Gongola State.
1987 was the year when he was one of the Secretaries to the Ninth Consultative Meeting of the eleven Governors of the Northern States. The same year he was secretary to the High Powered Committee on the visit of President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida to Gongola State. It was again the year of 1987 when he served as Head of Administration (Secretary) to the Directorate for Social Mobilization, Gongola State, Yola. During the year 1987, His Excellency remained extra ordinary busy and also served as Under Secretary Cabinet Office, Yola. In 1988, His excellency Adamu Danjuma Idris Waziri was appointed Secretary to Numan Local Government. The same year he was Under Secretary, Ministry of Works and Transport, Yola. He also served as Secretary, Committee on the sharing of Assets and Liabilities of the new and old Local Governments in Gongola States. It was again the year of 1989 when he discharged his duties in the capacity of Secretary, Transition-To-Civil Rule Committee in Gongola State. The same year in 1989 he performed his duties as Director ( Political and Public Affairs) Military Governor office, Yola.
In 1990, His Excellency Adamu Danjuma Idris Waziri was appointed as Chairman, Mubi Local Government.
In the year of 1991 he worked as Director Administration and Finance in the office of the Civilian Deputy Governor, Governor State, Yola. Then he was appointed as Secretary, High Powered Committee on the stewardship of President Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida in Gongola State. The same year he was asked to perform his duties as Director Administration, Finance and Supplies in the office of the Secretary to the State Government, Taraba State, Jalingo after the creation of Taraba State in 1991.
In 1992 he was promoted to the rank of Director General (Permanent Secretary) Special Dutites, Government House, Taraba State, Jalingo.
In the year 1993 he was Secretary, Taraba State Committee of Elders. The same year Excellency Adamu Danjuma Idris Waziri was appointed Honourable commissioner, Ministry of Finance, Commerce and Industries, Taraba State, Jalingo. He was also made the Chairman, Taraba State Football Association in 1993.
From 1994 to 1995 he was elected Delegate and Member to the National Constitutional Conference representing IBI-Wakiri Constituency. In April 1995 he was a member of the Federal Government Delegation to the American – African Summit ( Comprising African Heads of State and Government and Prominent Afro-Americans) at Dakar, Senegal.
In 1998 Excellency Adamu Danjuma Idris Waziri was member PDP Conveners, North East Zone. Then in the same year he was member PDP Conveners, Taraba State and Member PDP National Finance Committee.
In 1999 he was a Gubernatorial aspirant under the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP) the present ruling party in Nigeria. Excellency Adamu Danjuma Idris Waziri is also one of the founding father of People’s Democratic Movement (PDM) and PDP.
In the year of 1999 he was elected as Deputy Governor to Governor Rev. Jolly Nyame in the February 1999 elections but it later turned out to be controversial. In November 1999 Excellency Adamu Danjuma Idris Waziri was appointed Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Maldives and Afghanistan.
Excellency Adamu Danjuma Idris Waziri was Dean of the Commonwealth countries in Pakistan between September 2001 and May 2003.
A Minister of Commerce under the regime of President Olusegun Obasanjo. He is indeed a true Nigerian with an indispensable quality, de-tribalized, a great family man and Citizen.
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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