Project Management Update from Nigeria


By Taopheek Babayeju

 International Correspondent

Abuja, Nigeria


PMI Grants Nigeria Chapter with Branches Model, Abuja Holds Inaugural Branch Meeting

Following the approval and granting of the Chapter with branches model to Nigeria by PMI Global, the chapters in Lagos, Port Harcourt and others will now operate as PMI Nigeria Chapter with branches all over the nation.

The Abuja branch held its first meeting at Hatlab Place on Tuesday, the 25th of June, 2013. The Guest presentation titled “PMO – The Change Agent for Effective Transformation” was delivered by Engr. Oluwatoyin Jokosenumi PMP, Head PMO FSS 2020 at the Central Bank of Nigeria. The event also featured a presentation by Mr. Soji Agbana, Vice President, Events PMI Lagos as well as guest appearance by Lola Visser-Mabogunje, Senior Technical Adviser to Minister of Trade and Investments.  According to the Abuja coordinator and former Vice President of PMI Lagos, Mr. Taopheek Babayeju the event will henceforth be held every last Tuesday of the month.

Countdown to ProMaCon 5.0: Speakers Confirmed, Registration Ongoing

As part of preparations for the for the 5th edition of the Annual National Project Management Conference (ProMaCon 5.0) The Technical Committee after a thorough evaluation of all submissions has unveiled this year’s distinguished speakers as follows:

  • GIBSON OKORAF, Professor of Project Management, FUTO, Nigeria
  • NIYI YUSUF, CEO, Accenture Nigeria
  • DEJI ISHMAEL, Regional Mentor, PMI Africa, Nigeria
  • TOYIN JOKOSENUMI, Head PMO, FSS 2020, Nigeria
  • MARK REESON, PM Advisor, MR Project Solutions, United Kingdom
  • JANSSON KIM, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • MARTIN MADIBA, Petros and Partners, Cameroon
  • SAMUEL AKPAN, CEO, Season Consulting, Nigeria

Check out their profile at http://promacon-ng.org/2013-dignitaries-speakers

Presentation topics will include:

  • Project Management and Leadership
  • Project Management and Entrepreneurship
  • PMO – Catalyst for Project Performance
  • Project Management Skills & Growth of National Human Welfare
  • P5 in Action – The Enhancement of the Sustainability Model
  • Improved Collaboration in Marine & Offshore Project Management.
  • Creative Economy – An Era for Project Management and Applied Project Management
  • Engagement of Host Communities in Stakeholder Management

Registration in progress


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About the Author

flag-nigeriaTAOPHEEK-BABAYEJU-bioTaopheek Babayeju

International Correspondent

Taopheek Babayeju is a seasoned professional with over twelve years of experience in Project Management, Technology and Entrepreneurship. As a project manager, he has managed several projects across different fields including IT, Telecoms, Civil, Education, and Events to mention a few. 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 obtained his first degree in Physics and started out his career as a telecoms engineer at TCC Nig. Ltd. He later attended the United Kingdom Telecoms Academy (UKTA) where he trained as a network engineer.  He acquired knowledge of mobile technologies like GSM, GPRS, EDGE, UMTS and was certified in the installation of communication equipments, fiber optics and network infrastructures. Before joining MTEL as a Senior Network Engineer, he worked with various organisations in the ICT sector including SonyEricsson. While at the Project Implementation Unit of MTEL he trained as a Project Manager in the U.A.E. and U.K and 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.

Taopheek is a Certified Entrepreneurial Manager and an Alumni of Pan African University. He is also a trainer and facilitator. He is currently the Managing Partner 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 also member of the Society for Monitoring and Evaluation of Nigeria. He is an international correspondent for PM World, and an editorial board member of PM Foresight Magazine. He loves art of all forms; dance, music, photography, painting and documentary movies.  Taopheek can be contacted at [email protected]