In the popular words of John Maxwell – “Everything rises and falls on leadership”. By all standards Nigeria remains one of the most blessed Nations of the world in terms of Natural resources and human capacity. Ironically, 56 years after independence Nigeria still struggles to be among the top Nations of the world. Therefore, over the years bad leadership has been one of the biggest barriers that have kept Nigeria from attaining her greatness. There is a huge crisis in the leadership of Nigerian Institutions and indeed the nation.
At ICLDNG, we understand the growing need to help redefine the concept of leadership in the country. Nigeria has a population of over 170 million people, and one-third of the country’s population is young people between the ages of 10-24 years. Therefore, there is no better way to start than targeting this demography of the Nigerian population. Our school systems have not focused on developing leaders or innovative thinkers thus something needs to be done. Since 2012, we have been working with local and foreign partners to train and help young Nigerians redefine their understanding of leadership and what makes a good leader. This is important to us because we want to rebuild hope and confidence in Nigeria especially for our next generation of young people to make them responsible citizens and be accountable to themselves.
The International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG) was registered as a non-profit organization with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2012 (Registration No. CAC/IT/NO 54685). We are also registered with the Special Control Unit Against Money Laundering (SCUML) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) with Certificate Number RN:SC 251400267. ICLDNG is the Nigerian affiliate of the International Institute of Global Leadership (IIGL), headquartered in North Carolina, USA.
Integrity, Compassion, Teamwork
To be the foremost centre for developing self-motivated, effective and high integrity leaders who will foster impact and positive change in society
To equip next generation leaders with skills and tools which enable them to realize their full potential and bring sustainable change to their communities.
Our purpose includes:
- To organize school development projects in high schools and provide educational materials.
- To organize yearly events and workshops to enlighten the public on topics relevant to the activities of the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria.
- To bring Nigerian youths together through skills development programs such as leadership seminars and conferences.
- To provide vocational training such as New Media Technology Skills to our beneficiaries.
- To reduce cybercrime practices among Nigerian youths through promoting a campaign that will bring positive change.
- To establish partnerships with international, national and local organizations with similar goals to the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria.
The ICLDNG Team
ICLDNG has an outstanding and diverse team of passionate workforce who are life-long learners.
Mr. Iziomoh is the Executive Director of the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria, as well as Nigerian Coordinator for the International Institute for Global Leadership (IIGL) in Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A, where he received the vision for his work in Nigeria.
A graduate in Human Kinetics from the University of Lagos and, also, in Social Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development from the prestigious IIGL, U.S.A, where he received an award for exemplary work and achievement. He has authored two books on leadership (available from Amazon): African Leadership 101: 7 Secrets for the African Rennaiscance and The Way Forward: 5 Effective Steps to Achieving Your Life Goals.
He holds a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship Outlook Program from the Centre for Social Initiative and Management, Chennai, India, a Certificate in Leadership Studies from Kanthari International Institute for Social Entrepreneurship, Kerala, India as well as certificate in Citizenship and Leadership Training from the Sea School in Lagos, Nigeria.
Between, 2009 – 2012, he served as a Board member and in 2012 – 2013 as the Executive Secretary of the International Institute for Global Leadership, U.S.A.
Felix is presently the President of the International Institute for Global Leadership, U.S.A.
Felix sees the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria as the means for sharing his expertise with the youth who will become future leaders, thereby transforming society into a heart-centered and mutually caring entity.
Adedoyin is the Managing Partner of CliqEdge Limited Limited – A digital Marketing Agency based in Lagos. He is an IT Project Manager, Social Entrepreneur and a YALI RLC Alumnus.He is a graduate of Agricultural Engineering from Federal University of Technology, Akure Ondo state Nigeria. He is a certified Google Advertising Professional and Google Digital Business Manager. Since 2013, he has been a volunteer for International Center for Leadership Development, Nigeria (ICLDNG) where is works as media director and a member of the International Institute of Global Leadership USA. He is also a writer, an advocate of wildlife conservation especially the protection of endangered species and climate change. You can follow him on twitter @dhoyin
Program Director – Intern
Olumide Kola-lawal is a dynamic youth leader with over four years of experience in the National Assembly as a legislative Assistant and consultant to Honorable members. His expertise is in policy formulation that strengthens democratic institutions and creates opportunities for youths to be self-reliant. He graduated with Honors from the University of Lagos in English Education, and he is an alum of Virginia Commonwealth University, USA. His passion to equip and empower youths in governance motivated him to start his nonprofit, Modaville Centre for Development.Olumide has distinguished himself as an exemplary leader from his undergraduate days as a Congress member in the university through his selfless service for the greater good of the students in his department and the university as a whole. His commitment to serve the people ofhis constituency propelled him to contest in the 2015 general election in Nigeria to represent his people at the Lagos State House of Assembly. Prior to his aspiration for a political office, he has sponsored 87 primary school pupils, 43 secondary school students, and given scholarships to 15 undergraduate students in his community. He has also inspired over 6000 youths at different workshops on leadership development. In 2016, He was recognized as a dynamic young African leader by President Barrack Obama’s Young African Leadership Initiative.Olumide is a 2016 Mandela Washington Fellow and currently serves as the National President, Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Association of Nigeria.
He has to his credit an award as the Most Outstanding Student in his department as an undergraduate, State Commendation Award during his National Youth Service Year, and Nigeria’s Representative to the African Youth Union Commission.
Mr Balogun is a graduate of Lagos state Polytechnic, Ikorodu and holds a Higher National Diploma in Banking & Finance. He is in charge of the organization Finances and Coordinates the Community Service Projects. He is also a student of International Institute for Global Leadership.
He has worked with UNICEF/N.Y.S.C as Peer Educator for life skill building program in Anambra State 2006, Global HIV/AIDS Initiative Nigeria (GHAIN) and Idemili-North Local Action Committee on AIDS (INLACA) Anambra State.
Furthermore he has volunteer in different areas which includes: Hope World Wide Nigeria, Lagos State Advocacy and sensitization on HIV/AIDS. Mobilization of Adolescent for community Sensitization and HIV/AIDS Test. He has conducted a seminar on HIV/AIDS and Life Skill Camp for Orphan and Vulnerable Children (OVC).
Program Coordinator – Lagos
Oluwatoyin Iziomoh manages the Shift Project of the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria.
She holds a degree in Nursery and primary education from Delta state university, Abraka, Delta state,Nigeria.
She has managed Shift project for the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria and other projects the organization is involved with.
Program Coordinator – Abuja
Aishatu Ibrahim is the MD/CEO of Naisha Smart Technologies (NST), she loves to explore and embrace new challenges in life. She is an Educator, Motivator, Public Speaker, and Social Agent for positive change. She is a youth ambassador for Peace and an advocate for women, children and human rights issues in Nigeria. She volunteers and serves on the Boards of several Non-Governmental Organizations, including Teachers without Borders, New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation (http://www.needcsi.org/advisory-board), among others. She is a member of the Nigerian Women in Information Technology (NIWIIT).
She has made paper presentations at several International and National Conferences on Education, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), Interfaith Dialogue and Peace building, Women and Girls Empowerment, MDGs.
Media Assistant – Volunteer
Ann is a project manager, an administrator and an advocate of human dignity. A graduate of Foreign Languages from the University of Benin, Benin-City, Edo State, a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI), a member of the World Youth Alliance (WYA), a United Nations’ Online Volunteer, A volunteer mentor with UR4AFRICA, Ann has demonstrated a passion for the course of human dignity by undertaking various community development projects which has earned her commendations at the federal and state level.
She is a co-founder of the Humanity Thrust International Incorporated, and she currently works at Continental Broadcasting Service Limited.
Nyekwere Tamunotonye Tom
Program Coordinator Port Harcourt
Tamunotonye, holds a degree in computer science from Rivers State University of Science and Technology. Also, a diploma in Network Engineering from National Institute of Information technology. Have held free computer training in community secondary schools in Port Harcourt as an undergraduate. He has taken several cyber safety courses online. Tamunotonye serves as the coordinating officer for the Safer Internet Day and Cyber Security Programs in South – South for ICLDNG.
The ICLDNG Advisory Board
The International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria is governed by experienced and dedicated advisory board.
International Institute for Global Leadership. (IIGL)
Asheville, North Carolina, USA
Having raised a large multiracial, multicultural & international family, with whom I am still very close, I now live in the mountains of western North Carolina (USA) adjacent to the national forest. Here I operate a small retreat center called Mountain Light Sanctuary (www.mtnlightsanctuary.com) which offers guests an opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and reconnect with the sustaining power of nature.
It is a continual joy to share the Sanctuary & my deep love for nature with visiting guests and my passion for personal empowerment & planetary transformation with the students of the Institute.
Prof. Grace O. Otinwa,
University of Lagos, Nigeria
Grace O. Otinwa earned her Ph.D in the field of Exercise Physiology. She is a Professor and the immediate past Acting Head of the Department of Human Kinetics & Health Education, at the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos, Nigeria. She has been lecturing for more than 21years.
She is a Consultant on issues that relate to health, exercise prescription and fitness. She has worked in this capacity for Federal Ministry of Health/ World Health Organization, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Nigeria PLC. She facilitates health talks in workshops and seminars in institutions of learning and faith based organizations.
She is a researcher and has presented her research findings and reports at national and international conferences which have earned her some awards. As an author, she has written books, several chapter contributions, local and international journal articles. She is a member of some professional organizations. She is also a member of the International Council for Health Physical Education, Recreation, Sports and Dance (ICHPER.SD), U.S.A and the Secretary for Africa Region.
She is involved in community services both within and outside the university. She is a member of the Governing Council of BOWEN University, Iwo, Osun State in Nigeria, External Examiner in some Universities and Board Member of some schools.
Andras Nevai, Hungary
For many years Andras has supported the teaching and training of the Future Leaders of the world, both financially and as a mentor. He is especially supportive of the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria, which is associated with the International Institute for Global Leadership U.S.A, which has a long string of Leadership successes locally and nationally in several countries. Andras is an Art Photographer, is now working on his second book of photographs called “Angels of Water”.
He is also the founder of The Council of Healers, The Pendulum works, The Crystal Master Gallery and the First Global Sacred Geometry Conference. Andras is an author, photographer, teacher, and businessman educated in the United States and is now living in Europe.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, U.S.A
My background includes having taught Spanish in the New York City high school system, having coordinated micro-creditprojects based on the credit – model of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and having served as the USA Servas Alternative Representative to the United Nations. My volunteer activities have included working with the International office of Habitat for Humanity, Amnesty International and Lucius Trust.
I have traveled and worked worldwide and have a keen interest in the cultures of the world. I am also a student of ancient wisdom teachings, astrology, meditation and spiritual development.
Kathleen Oweegon, U.S.A