Project Management Update from Nigeria


By Taopheek Babayeju

International Correspondent

Lagos, Nigeria

Project Management: 2014 Nigeria in Retrospect!

Continuing from the momentum built in 2013 are the landmark occurrences of the just concluded year 2014. This presentation seeks to offer you a retrospection of these events which strike a shadowing effect in the project management community.

  • NAPMP Appoints National Officers
  • PMI Nigeria Gets Inaugural Board
  • PM Stakeholders Fosters Unity
  • ProMaCon 6.0 postponed
  • Phoenix Host PMI Congress 


The National Association of Project Management Professionals (NAPMP) at an inaugural meeting held in Lagos at Four Points by Sheraton Lekki, Lagos on Saturday, 13th September 2014 appointed its national officers.

In attendance are Mrs. Doyin Odunfa – CEO, Digital Jewels also had in attendance Trustees of the National Association and key stakeholders in Project Management in Nigeria such as Mr. Deji Ishmael – PMI Regional Mentor for Africa; Mr. Taopheek Babayeju – CEO, iCentra & Programme Director, ProMaCon; Mr. Ike Nwankwo – President, PMI Nigeria; Mr. Lambert Ofoegbu – Publisher, PM Foresight Magazine. Also present are Mr. Kolapo Solesi – CEO, Abridge; and Mrs. Oluyemi Shonubi – CEO, Savant Integrated Concepts.

The meeting was aimed at selecting a set of executives vested with responsibilities of driving the association to quality administration. Officers appointed to execute this duty are: Mrs. Oluyemi Shonubi – President, Mr. Lambert Ofoegbu – Vice President, Mr. Taopheek Babayeju – Secretary/PRO. The interim board will pilot the affairs of the association until elections are held.


Acknowledging a famous saying by Harvey S. Firestone “The growth & development of people is the highest calling of leadership”.  With this we introduce you to the maiden set of executives of PMI Nigeria under the leadership of Mr Ike Nwankwo, President.


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About the Author

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Lagos, Nigeria

Taopheek Babayeju is 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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