In the words of 21st century global leadership expert, John Maxwell ‘Everything rises and falls on leadership’. By all standards of evaluation and analysis, Nigeria is a big African nation, with an estimated population of about 200 million people; one-third of this population is young people within the age brackets of 18-35 years.
Nigeria is rich with abundant natural and human resources. Unfortunately and unhappily too, more than 50 years of independence, Nigeria is still struggling to be a reliable voice of reason among the comity of nations.
Lack of credible leadership and good governance has been the bane of modern Nigeria. The number one problem of Nigeria according to Chinua Achebe is ‘fairly and squarely failure of leadership’. There is a huge deficit of leadership capital in Nigeria, and this has been the clog in the wheel of Nigeria’s greatness.
At ICLDNG, we understand in clear terms this huge leadership deficiency, and our team of visionary technocrats and leadership gurus are working round the clock to see that we bridge this gap, and restore the lost dignity of leadership capacity in Nigeria, especially among the young people. We are driven by inspiration, motivation and passion to make a huge difference in the lives of people we meet.
Our education systems need to be revamped with curriculum that are in line with 21st civilization. Since 2012, we have been committed to developing quality and innovative leaders who will make heart-centred towering impacts in their communities and around the world.
We train, build, equip, and help young people to grow, and become better versions of themselves- become true gifts to themselves and the communities they serve. We are happily partnering with both local and foreign individuals and organizations to make this transformative change possible. We are deeply committed to rebuild hope and confidence among the next generation of leaders.
International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG) is a duly registered non-profit leadership organization with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2012. We are also registered with the Special Control Unit against Money Laundering (SCUML) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
ICLDNG is a Nigerian affiliate of International Institute for Global Leadership, USA.
Our Core Values are:
· Compassion, and
To be the foremost centre for developing highly self-motivated, proactive, effective and high integrity leaders who will foster impact and positive change in the society.
To equip next generation of leaders with skills, and tools which will enable them to realize their full potentials 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
Afeso Jude Otagbo
Human Resource Consultant
Jude Otagbo is a change agent whose leadership interest involves youth participation in politics, Policy Analysis, Data Analysis, and Program Evaluation. Experienced student Union leader and administrator, award winning parliamentarian and idealist, A joint-winner of the prestigious Osun State University Inter-collegiate Debate 2013, Jude Otagbo was a campus fellowship leader and speaker with good communication skills, a facilitator of events and a motivator. A graduate of Economics with interest in public sector Economics and policy making. He is a Chattered Human Resource Consultant with passion for Recruitment and performance management, also a Certified Soft Skills Professional who believes in dialogue as a key to crisis management and conflict resolution, a tool he successfully deployed in resolving students-management conflicts during his undergraduate days as a Union leader. A vibrant and resourceful young man who believes that politics must not be left in the hands of politicians and the elite, a trend that has brought shame and oppression to the generality of the masses and African youths. Jude Otagbo is currently working with a private firm as an Associate consultant in charge of Administration. Looking for opportunity to explore in the public sector and impact his generation. He is passionate about Youth leadership in Africa and the world at large.
Program Director – Intern
Nora completed a Civic Leadership Institute at Duquesne University from June to July 2017 as part of Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders in United State of America. Nora holds a Bachelor Degree in American Civilization at the University of Lome and a Diploma in Human Resources Management at ACEP-AFRIQUE. Nora is an Assistant Secretary of Grain De Sel Inc Togo since July 2015, an organization which aimed to promote higher education in Togo by providing full educational scholarship to needy but brilliant students to have a University Education.
Nora’s interest in community development and active citizen participation has led her to a number of volunteer opportunities and community leadership roles. Nora is an active member of youth organizations which are: Togolese Foundation, Youth Network for Democracy and Peace, American Corner, Togo Debate Association.
Akouavi Topou is a Founder and National Coordinator of Patriotes Togo, a civil organization that promote Patriotism, Selfless Leadership and Volunteerism in Togo. Via Patriotes Togo, Nora has conducted many projects with private secondary schools and University of Lome to build pupils and students skills in entrepreneurship, civic leadership , mentorship and climate change.
Her passion and great leadership potentials have given her the opportunity to participate in several other leadership events outside of Togo. She participated in Summer School on Human Rights in Burkina Faso which focused on women’s rights and access to court organized by CIFDHA in August 2014. In September 2015, Nora’s strong communication, leadership skills, her commitment and her professional experience helped her to be part of the two selected fellows from Togo for the first YALI Regional Leadership program in Accra. She was hosted for four weeks by Ghana Institution of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), where she completed a Business and Entrepreneurship program.
Upon completion of Mandela Washington Fellowship, she plans to fight against child labor; provide educational and other support for street children in Togo through collaborative citizenship efforts and reduce the number of early and unintended pregnancies among girls aged 10-20 by building an enabling environment for young girls of secondary and high school to claim and access their sexual and reproductive health rights.
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.
In January 2018, she attended the United Nations 56th Commission for Social Development #CSocD56 in New York with the theme ‘Strategies for eradicating poverty to achieve sustainable development for all’.
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