Project Management Update from Nigeria


By Taopheek Babayeju

International Correspondent

Lagos, Nigeria

Project Management: 2013 Nigeria in Retrospect! 

In this Issue:

  • Nigeria gets a National Association for Project Managers 
  • CPMIN holds PM Stakeholders Workshop
  • ProMaCon Celebrates 5 Years
  • PMI Nigeria Celebrates IPM Day
  • Nigerian Project Managers Shines in New Orleans

2013 was no doubt a very good year for Project Management practice in Nigeria. The year witnessed a great number of developmental activities both within and outside Nigeria. With increased awareness of the role Project Management plays in the development of society, Nigerian practitioners are leaving no stone unturned to ensure that Project Management assumes its rightful position alongside other professional practices.

Following the resolution of about 500 project management professionals at the stakeholders’ forum of the 2011 edition of the National Project Management  Conference ProMaCon 2011 that a ‘National’ Association for Project Management be formed, thus the subsequent constitution of the Steering Committee comprising of astute project management professionals from both private and public sectors was formed. The Committee is reported to have met all the conditions and documentation for the approval of CAC of the proposed body.

Many thanks to the efforts of the selfless Committee Members who have worked tirelessly over the years committing their resources to the professional goal. A formal unveiling will be done soon. Stay tuned!


The first CPMIN Project Management Workshop, organised in partnership with NPC, was held in Abuja, CPMIN STAKEHOLDERS’ WORKSHOP

The first CPMIN Project Management Workshop was organised in partnership with NPC held in Abuja, Nigeria’s Capital Territory. The event brought together members of CPMIN and other stakeholders within the Project Management community to discuss the proposed bill which seeks to regulate PM practice in Nigeria. At the end of the 3 day workshop, stakeholders resolved to form an Harmonisation Committee with representatives drawn from other PM Associations. Engr. Oluwatoyin Jokosenumi was appointed as the National Coordinator of the Committee which has met severally and will also hold a Town Hall meeting of larger stakeholders at the end of February.


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About the Author

flag-nigeriaTAOPHEEK-BABAYEJU-bioTaopheek Babayeju 

Lagos, Nigeria 

Taopheek Babayejuis a seasoned professional with hands-on experience in Project Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship. He is known for his detailed and analytical approach to solving problems; he specialises in using technology and innovations to enhance business models and processes. His expertise includes strategies, innovations, planning and concept development.

Taopheek started out his career as a telecoms engineer at TCC Nig. Ltd and later attended the United Kingdom Telecoms Academy (UKTA) where he trained as a network engineer. Before joining Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Ltd, MTEL as a Network Engineer, he had worked with various organisations in the ICT sector including SonyEricsson. While at MTEL he trained as a Project Manager in the U.A.E. and certified in U.K. As a Project Engineer at the Implementation Unit, he handled several projects including the organisation’s network roll-out and expansion programmes. He later voluntarily resigned to pursue a career as an independent Technology and Project Consultant. He has managed several projects across different fields including IT, Telecoms, Civil, and Capacity Development, to mention a few. Taopheek studied Physics (Electronics) at the Lagos State University and he is an Alumnus of Pan African University.

He is currently the CEO at iCentra and serves as the Programme Director of ProMaCon, an initiative that won him PMI award for the “Most Outstanding Contribution to Project Management in Nigeria”. He was the Vice President, Outreach of the Project Management Institute (PMI Nigeria) and a member of the Society for Monitoring and Evaluation of Nigeria (SMEAN). He is also an international correspondent for PM World Journal, and an editorial board member of PM Foresight Magazine. He is a Certified Entrepreneurial Manager, trainer and facilitator.

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