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Dr. Danjuma hails from Bauchi State. He obtained M.Sc Public Administration and Policy Analysis from the University of Abuja, MBA form Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Ph.D Economics from the Loughborough University, UK.
The member hails from Lagos State and bagged an LL.B (Hons.), 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and B.L, 1988 from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos.
She hails from Bende LGA of Abia State. She holds a B.Sc, 1987 from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
This member hails from Oporoma, Bayelsa State. He holds a B.Tech. Chemical – Petrochemical Engineering from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology and M.Sc. Project Management for the Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
He is from Katsina State. He obtained B.A (Hons.) Mass Communication, 1985 from the Bayero University, Kano, MBA, 1995 from Bayero University, Kano, M.Sc Political Science, 1998 from the University of Lagos and M.A International Relations, 2016 from the University of Sussex,U.K.
He hails from Vandeikya in Benue State and obtained a B. Sc. Political Science from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1976. He further acquired an MPA, 1985 from the University of Calabar, LLB, 1992 from the University of Jos and BL, 1995 from the Law School, Lagos.
He hails from Okata ward of Ihitte/Uboma LGA of Imo State. He holds a B.A in Communication and Language arts, 2005 from the University of Ibadan and MBA, 2013 in General Management from the University of East London.
Arc. Echono was born on 16th December, 1962 in Otukpo in Benue State. He hails from Apa LGA of Benue State. He obtained B.Sc. (Arch.), 1983 and M.Sc. (Arch.), 1985 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, MBA, 2004 from Benue State University, Makurdi and M.Sc. (Project Mgt.), 2011 from the University of Turin, Italy.
Born in Akwa Ibom State, he attended the University of Lagos between 1979 – 1982 and 1990 – 1992 where he bagged a B. Sc. (Hons.), Political Science and Master of Public Administration respectively.
Dr. Mike hails from Obinagu, Udi LGA of Enugu State. He has a B.Sc (Hons.), Mass Communication, 1989 from the Anambra State University of Science and Technology, M.Sc. Educational Planning,1996 from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and Ph.D. Educational mgt., 2001 from the University of Philadelphia, USA.
He hails from Kaduna State and holds an HND, 1987 in Local Government Administration from the Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna.
He hails from Bauchi State and holds a B.Sc (Tech. Edu.), 1979 from the Kent State University, USA, M.Ed. (Voc. Trade and Industry), 1985 from the Kaduna State University and Ph.D (Tech. Edu), 2008 from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi.
Prof. Ismail hails from Katsina State. He holds a B.A, 1976 from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, M.A, 1981 from the University of York, England and Ph.D, 1987 from the Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
Prof. Bashir was born in August, 1959 in Gombe State and holds a B.Sc Agriculture (Soil Science), 1982 from the University of Maiduguri. He also hold an M.Sc Soil Chemistry, 1985 from the University of Reading, UK and Ph.D Soil Fertility and Fertilizer Mgt., 1989 from the University of London, UK.
Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, who hails from Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, was born on July 29, 1957. He had his primary education at the Fufore Primary School, where he obtained the First School Leaving Certificate in 1971. He had his secondary education at Government Secondary School, Yola and obtained the West African Examination Council (WAEC) Certificate in 1975. He thereafter proceeded to the North East College of Arts and Science, Maiduguri, Nigeria and then Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A., where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History in 1982, a Master‟s Degree and finally capping it with a PhD in History of Educational Institutions in 1992. Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, having completed what passes for a sound educational foundation began his experience in the world of work as a Teaching Assistant in the Department of History, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, in 1984. He further served the university as a Teaching Fellow and Research Assistant. His working career in the US culminated in his appointment as a Research Fellow in the same university up till 1992. In a bid to give back to his country, he returned to Nigeria and took up appointment as a Research Coordinator with Huda Huda Publishing Company Ltd. Zaria, Nigeria. He served in this capacity until 1995.
Between 1995 and 1996, he joined the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as a Visiting Senior Research Fellow. He later returned to Huda Huda Publishing Company Ltd., Zaria as the Managing Director and served in this capacity till 1998. While under the employment of Ahmadu Bello University between 2004 and 2006, Dr. Bobboyi served as Member, Humanities Complex Committee; Member, Committee of Deans and Directors (CDD) of the university; Member of Ahmadu Bello University Senate; Chairman, Committee on the Establishment of a new Ahmadu Bello University College in Kaduna as well as External Examiner, Department of History, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria. A significant milestone in his professional career was his appointment as Director of Arewa House, Centre for Research and Historical Documentation, Ahmadu Bello University, Kaduna, Nigeria and served in this capacity till 2006. He was responsible for overseeing the administration as well as the general operations of the House, serving as member of and Secretary to the Board of Governors of the House and working with state governments, government agencies and non- governmental organisations in developing sustainable policy in areas of education, culture and the economy. After a successful tenure at Arewa House, Dr. Bobboyi was appointed DirectorGeneral, Centre for Regional Integration and Development (CRID), Abuja. Focusing on West African developmental issues, especially education and socio-economic development from 2007 to 2016, CRID under his leadership, among others, undertook major education and development projects such as the collation and editing of the proceedings of Nigeria‟s Constitutional Conferences from 1946 -1963 for the National Institute of Legislative Studies; Tsangaya Schools Project for the Education Trust Fund (ETF), from 2008 till date; Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja; Textbook development, editing and publication for the Education Trust Fund, Federal Ministry of Education, Abuja 2008 – 2013; and Research and Advocacy Project on Girl Child Education in Northern States of Nigeria, The Hewlett Packard Foundation, Seattle USA, 2010 – 2012. 1. Dr. Bobboyi is a visiting fellow and renowned speaker at various national and international conferences. Some of the platforms that have benefitted from his wealth of intellect and expertise include: John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, 12th – 15th December, 2002. Conference on Nigeria: Governance, Law and Conflict. Presented a paper on Conflict and Conflict Management in Central Nigeria: The case of the Tiv and the Jukun. 2. Programme of African Studies, Northwestern University, Evanston, May-June 2001 as Senior Scholar in Residence. Participated and chaired sessions in two conferences: Transmission of Islamic Learning in Africa and Nigeria‟s Economy: The Life and Economic Thought of Pius Okigbo. 3. Muhammad V. University, Rabat and the Kingdom of Morocco International Conference on 100 years of relations between Fez and Sub-Saharan Africa, November, 1993. Presented a paper on the Relationship between Fez and Kanem-Borno, with particular reference to activities of Shaykh Abdallah AlBarnawi. 4. George Mason University, Washington DC in collaboration with National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) and National Defence College, Abuja on Institutional Reforms in Nigeria (Under the Chairmanship of Prof. John Paden). 5. East Centre and Wits University, Johannesburg, International Conference 2020 ANNUAL REPORTS Page 3 on Conceptualizing Power between States and Islamic Movements, held at Pretoria, from 19th – 20th January, 2015. Presented a paper entitled, Islam, Militancy, and Attitude to Political Power and Authority: The Case of Nigeria‟s Boko Haram. Dr. Hamid Bobboyi‟s academic accomplishments are readily demonstrated through his rich contributions to literature. Some of his major publications in collaboration with some authors include Peace-Building and Conflict Resolution in Northern Nigeria (2005); Adamawa Emirate: A Documentary Source Book, Vol. I, (1809-1965), CRID, Abuja, 2009; Principles of Leadership According to the Founding Fathers of the Sokoto Caliphate: An Anthology, CRID, Abuja 2011; „‟Nigeria, ECOWAS, and the Promotion of Regional Integration and Development‟‟ in Attahiru Jega and J. Farris, Fifty Years of Nigeria: Contributions to Peace Democracy and Development, Abuja: Shehu Yar‟adua Centre 2010; He has also been in the forefront of the promotion of national and regional integration and has deployed his professional competence in initiating and facilitating peace building efforts at national and regional levels. Some of his major engagements in this respect include: 1. Facilitator to the Peace-conference organised by Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) at Arewa house, Kaduna, to resolve the politico-ethnic crisis between the Tiv and the Jukun in Benue and Taraba States, 2002. 2. Chairman, Technical Committee on Northern Nigeria Peace Conference, organised by the Northern States Governors Forum, December 2004. 3. Resource person, Inter-faith Research Roundtable organized by the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru, Nigeria, under the Director. 4. Technical Advisor on Socio-religious Implications of Nigeria‟s Polio-Crisis at the Global Vaccine Summit, organized by the Gates Foundation and the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, UAE, December 2013. 5. Director and member, Technical Committee of the National Development Project (NDP), Abuja. The NDP is a non– governmental organization that provides policy advice on fiscal and monetary policy, agricultural produce marketing, education, as well as on peace–building and Conflict resolution to various agencies of government. 6. Member Organizing Committee, First Industrial Roundtable 2002 to deliberate on the Northern States Industry Survey and to work out strategies for stimulating the industrialization of Northern states. He is a Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and Member, Board of Trustees, Girl-Child Concerns, Abuja.
Associate Professor Bala Zakari was born on 4th May 1966 in Daura Local Government Area, Katsina State. He attended Daura Teachers College and later went to Bayero University, Kano where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education (Adult Education), Second-Class, Upper Honours. He obtained the Master of Education degree from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, and proceeded to the Bayero University (BUK), Kano, Nigeria where he obtained his Doctorate degree in Educational Administration and Planning. His experience in the world of work began in 1991 when he was posted to the Agency for Adult and Non-Formal Education in Calabar, Cross River State as part of the National Youth Service Corps scheme from 1991 to 1992. Upon completing the national service, he joined the services of the Katsina State government as an Education Officer in the State Ministry of Education. His keen interest in the educational development of Nigeria motivated his taking up an offer OF appointment with Bayero University, Kano as an Academic Staff member in the Faculty of Education in 1995. He continued his meritorious service to this famous academic community from 1995 to 2020. Dr. Bala Zakari has at three (3) different periods served as a member of the Senate of the Bayero University Kano. Having succeeded in
the discharge of the aforementioned core professional duties, he has been saddled other leadership roles within and outside the university Dr Bala Zakari continues to impart his skills to upcoming academics and technocrats in the education sector at various training and capacity building workshops especially those targeting Teacher Professional Development, Quality Assurance, and Education Data Management Processes. Of significant note in this regard is his role as Lead Researcher, DFID project organized by Education Data Research and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN) on Identifying, Recruiting, and Deployment of Effective Teachers in Kano State, 2016-2017. Dr. Zakari is happily married with children. He was appointed UBEC Deputy Executive Secretary (Technical), by President Muhammadu Buhari on May 13th, 2020.
Dr Isiaka Olayinka KOLAWOLE was born in Ibadan Oyo State, Nigeria. He attended the famous Ibadan Grammar School between 1974 and 1979. He obtained a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Economics with Second Class Honours Upper Division from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1988. Dr. Kolawole was admitted to the first Department of Economics in Nigeria, University of Ibadan, in 1991 where he graduated with a Master of Science (M.Sc) degree in Economics in 1992. His areas of specialization include Monetary Economics, International Economics, and Petroleum & Energy Economics. In his quest to attain the greatest height in academics, Dr. Kolawole proceeded to the University of Abuja in 2001 and graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Political Economy
and Development Studies in 2004. His major academic strengths and specialties include Monitoring & Evaluation, Policy Development, Foreign Direct Investments, Impact Assessment, Globalization, and Economic Planning. To consolidate his robust intellectual status, Dr. Olayinka Kolawole went outside the shores of the country to acquire a World Class Professional Certification in Global Leadership at the world’s most prestigious University, Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America (USA) in 2014. Dr. Kolawole is also an alumnus of the University of Oxford, Said Business School, Egrove Park, Oxford, United Kingdom (UK), where he obtained another Word Class Certificate in Oxford Finance Programme for Senior Executives, in 2015. Dr. Isiaka Kolawole is a Fellow of the Institute of Economists of Nigeria (FNIE), Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria (FCAI), a full member of the Nigerian Institute of Management, Chartered (MNIM), full member Institute of Directors (M.IoD), and a full member of the Royal Economic Society (MRES), United Kingdom. His Professional core competencies include Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Situation Analysis, Policy Formulation, and Economic Transformation, Corporate Re-structuring, Re-engineering, Turn-around Operations, Funds Management, Project Management, Infrastructure Planning, Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Human Capital Development, Capacity Building, Leadership, Administration, Strategic Management, and Impact Assessment. Dr. Isiaka Olayinka Kolawole is happily married with children and his hobbies include reading, traveling, meeting people, and table tennis playing. He is passionate about the Nigerian Project and about the unity and oneness of our great country.