Project Management Update from Nigeria


By Taopheek Babayeju

International Correspondent

Lagos, Nigeria

In this Issue:

  • Nigeria gets National Association for Project Managers 
  • Ogun State Delivers GIS Project Using Best Practice
  • Project Management Career in Focus at Bells University


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At the end of the stakeholders’ forum of the National Project Management Conference ProMaCon At the end of the stakeholders’ forum of the National Project Management Conference ProMaCon 2011, about 500 project management professionals in attendance passed a resolution that a ‘National’ association for professional project managers be registered.

To this end, astute project management professionals from both private and public sector were nominated as members of the Steering Committee.

After complying with the processes and conditions of approval by the CAC, we are happy that to inform you that your National Association of Project Management Professionals, NAPMP has been officially registered and is duly recognised by the laws of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with effect from May 2014.

Many thanks to the gentlemen and women (underlisted) for their efforts, persistence and contributions towards the achievement of this great feat.

(In alphabetical order)

Adedoyin Odunfa  – CEO, Digital Jewels

Adeolu Odusote –  Director, Executive Project Management School

Chidi Izuwah – Executive Director PPP Center, ICRC

Deji Ishmael  – Regional Mentor, PMI Africa

Diana Gimba – MD, Tenstep Nigeria

Gibson Okorafor  – Professor of Project Management, FUTO

Ibraheem Babayeju – CEO, Ocean Midas

Ike Nwankwo  – CEO, Distinct Management

Kolapo Solesi  – CEO, Abridge Consulting

Lambert Ofoegbu  – Managing Partner, PMForesight

Lola Visser Mabogunje  – CEO, GM Consult

Oluwatoyin Jokosenumi  – Deputy Director/Head PMO FSS 2020 CBN

Oluyemi Shonubi  – CEO, Savant Integrated Concepts

Taopheek Babayeju  – CEO, iCentra & Prog. Director, ProMaCon

Tomi Davies  – CEO, Technovision

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About the Author 

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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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