Project Management Update from Nigeria


By Taopheek Babayeju

International Correspondent

Abuja, Nigeria


ProMaCon to hold Project Management Seminar in Port Harcourt

Over the last four years, in the bid to in institutionalize project management best practices in Nigeria, ProMaCon, a not for profit initiative, has organized the Annual National Project Management Conference – ProMaCon PM Conference in partnership with PMI, NAPM and other stakeholders in the Project Management Community – See Past Events.

However in response to stakeholders’ call for more professional engagements and developmental events, the ProMaCon Team has designed other programmes aimed at Practice Development such as ProMaCon Seminar and ProMaCon Workshops.

The first in the series of the ProMaCon Project Management Seminar will be held in Port Harcourt with theme “CAPITAL PROJECTS AND IMPLEMENTATION CHALLENGES”.  The one-day event is scheduled to take place on the 20th of November 2012 and will feature: Expert Presentations, Discussion Panel and Networking. For more information about ProMaCon please contact the Secretariat


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About the Author

Taopheek 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].