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Welcome to IOARM

The Institute of Organisational and Administrative Risk Management (IOARM) is a professional training, consultancy, research and leadership institution approved and licensed by the Federal Ministry of Education, guaranteed by the Federal Ministry of Justice and incorporated by the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria.

Governing Council

Meet Our Governing Council


Prof. Babatunde Rabiu


Babatunde RABIU is a Professor of Physics and at the moment the pioneer Director and Chief Executive of the Centre for Atmospheric Research of the National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria. He started his career as an Assistant lecturer at the University of Nigeria in 1993 bagged his PhD in Physics in the year 2000 from the same University. He was appointed a Senior lecturer by the Federal University of Technology, Akure, in 2001 and attained the status of full Professorship on 1st October 2010 at the same University. He was a Deputy Director in the Nigerian Space Agency between 2010 and December 2012. He was named 'The Young Scientist of the Year 2000 in Nigeria' by the Third World Academy of Science, Trieste, Italy, in collaboration with the Nigerian Academy of Science. He has since received a lot of awards at national and international levels.

He is the foremost African space weather scientist. He attended a leadership training course at the prestigious National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Kuru,Jos in 2013. He is a member of many professional bodies including American Geophysical Union, African Geophysical Society, Japan Geoscience Union, Nigerian Institute of Physics, International Academy of Astronautics, International Academy of Astronautics, International Astronomical Union, American Geophysical Union, International Geophysical Research Group /Europe­ Africa (IGRGEA), Nigerian Institute of Physics, and US Institute of Navigation. Between 2008 and 2015, he served as Scientific Discipline Representative SDR in Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics SCOSTEP of the International Council for Science ICSU. Since 2010, he has been a member of Committee for International Participation of the American Geophysical Union. He is a member of the United Nations New Expert Group on Space Weather.

He served as the pioneer President of the AfricanGeophysical Societybetween November 2012 and November 2016. He is a fellow of a number of academic societies including the Royal Astronomical Society UK, Nigerian Geophysical Society, Society for Environmental Toxicology and Pollution Mitigation, and Astronomical Society of Nigeria. He serves on the advisory board of a number of International Research Networks such as the Atmospheric and Space Environment Research Network ASPERN and South African based Aerospace leadership Academy (AERlA). At the moment he is the African coordinator of the International Space Weather Initiative and serves on the international steering committee of the UN/NASA-endorsed global cooperation. He serves as the Administrator of the Magnetic Data Acquisition System MAGDAS in Africa among other international projects. He has delivered more than 100 papers in many academic conferences/workshops globally.

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Prof. Gidado Tahir

Registrar of the Institute

Muhammad Gidado Tahir was born on December, 29th, 1949, in Toungo town, in Adamawa State. He had his early education, namely elementary and primary education in Jimeta and Girei, towns, respectively, both in the old Adamawa Province. He attended the Church of the Brethren Mission Secondary School in Waka, Biu, in the old Borno Province, between 1956 and 1967. He was admitted to Government Secondary, Bauchi, in the then Bauchi Province to pursue a Cambridge Higher School Certificate in 1968. He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1970. He had a combined honors degree in History and Education and upon graduation in 1974, he was posted to the then East Central State to do the National Service, where he taught at Achi Girls Secondary Secondary, Achi, in Awgu Division.

Gidado Tahir began his academic career as a graduate assistant at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in July, 1975 and two years later secured admission and obtained fellowship as well as scholarship to further his education in the field of Higher Education at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA. He obtained MSc and PhD in Higher and Continuing Education in 1978 and 1981, respectively. He returned to ABU Zaria to continue with his academic career focusing on teaching, research and extension service. In 1984 he moved to the then University of Sokoto on a loan but later decided to fully transfer his services to that university.

Dr. Gidado Tahir became a head department of Extension Services and later acted as dean of the Faculty of Education and Extension Services of the university. He was appointed by the Federal Government to serve as Provost of Federal College of Education, Yola, from 1987,1994. He was promoted to the rank of professor of Education by Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto in October, 1992. However, before his second tenure as Provost expired, Professor Tahir was given yet another appointment by the Federal Government to serve as Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Nomadic Education, Kaduna.

Six years later, in April, 2001, Prof. Tahir was appointment National Coordinator of the Universal Basic Education Program and three years later became the first Executive Secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission. His public service career ended in April, 2007 and had since returned to full-time teaching and research in the Department of Educational Management, the University of Abuja. Professor Tahir served briefly as Head of Department of Educational Management in 2008/09 and was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor, Administration in April, 2011 and served for a period
of 30 months. He consults widely with several UN Agencies, the World Bank, Commonwealth of learning and the UKAid.

Professor Gidado Tahir has published more than seventy articles in learned refereed journals both local and international; and chapters in books, in addition to three books; all in the areas of higher, teacher, adult, basic, secondary and minority education. He successfully supervised more than 20 PhDs and nearly 50 MEd students at both Sokoto and Abuja Universities.

Professor Gidado Tahir is a rec1p1ent of two fellows: the Society of Educational Administrators and the Nigerian Academy of Education, as well as the National Honor, OON, which he received in 2003. He is currently the Chairman of the Governing Board of the National Commission for Nomadic Education, Kaduna.

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Prof. (Mrs.) Ibiyinka Fuwape

Director, Training & Research

Prof. (Mrs.) Ibiyinka Fuwape was born in Lagos State to the family of Mr. and Mrs. David Ademokun of Ogun State on 18th December 1962. She had her primary school education at Reagan Memorial Baptist Girls Primary School, Yaba, Lagos. She also obtained her O'Level certificate with a division one grade in 1979 from the Methodist Girls High School, Yaba, Lagos. She proceeded to Queen's College Yaba for her Higher School Certificate from 1979-1981.

She was employed as an Assistant Lecturer in 1989 at the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) and rose through the ranks. She was promoted a Professor in October, 2003. She served FUTA in many capacities as Coordinator, Acting Head of Department, Head of Department of Physics for a period of nine years. She served as Dean, School of Sciences between 2011-2015 where she got the award of the best Dean of the year in 2012. She eventually became the Chairperson/member of many Committees and Boards of FUTA. She has been a member of the University Senate from 2003 to 2017. She acted as Chairman of Senate many times when she was made the Chairman, Committee of Deans during the 2014/2015 academic session.

She is a member of the Governing Council of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, from 2012 to 2017. She also served as a member of Council of Ogun State (Moshood Abiola) Polytechnic Abeokuta from 2013 - 2016. She has successfully supervised many undergraduates, Masters and PhD students thesis. She has been in the University system for over thirty-one (31) years.

Prof. Fuwape was a visiting scholar at Ohio University Athens, Ohio, United States of America (USA) from 2007-2009. She was an Associate member of the Abdul Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Trieste, Italy from 1996-2002 where she conducted research with reputable scientists. She is a fellow of the Schlumberger Faculty for the Future (FFTF). She has attended many scientific conferences at home and abroad. She has also organized many conferences at local, national and international levels. She mentors individuals including women into pursuing scientific disciplines and achieving excellence in life. She has published several papers in reputable journals both locally and internationally.

Today, she is the second Vice-Chancellor of the Michael and Cecilia Ibru University. She is a Christian and she is happily married to Prof. Joseph Fuwape and blessed with children.

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Dr. Christopher Samaila Dabo

Director, Strategic Planning

Christopher Samaila Philip Dabo Ph.D Was born on September 30th 1976 in kano state by Mr and Mrs Samaila Philip Dabo from Zurn local government Area of kebbi state in 1981 they relocated to Sokoto state northwest Nigeria where he attended model primary school Secretariat Road Sokoto after which he attended Federal government college Port-Harcourt Rivers state in 1986 -1993.

He proceeded to Federal Polytechnic Kebbi state in 1994-1997 where he obtained a National Diploma in Accountancy he also obtained a Higher National Diploma in Accountancy in 1998 in Plateau State with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from Enugu State University of Science and Technology Esut in 1999 he then proceeded and enrolled for a professional post-graduate Diploma in Nigerian Institute of Executive Financial and Accounting Practitioners in Lagos 2000-2001 and obtained a postgraduate Diploma in Finance.

He attended the Institute of Commerce of Nigeria for a postgraduate Diploma from the Institute of Commerce of Nigeria also obtained a postgraduate Diploma from the Nigerian College of Accountancy in Jos Plateau State becoming a member of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria he proceeded for a masters degree in Accounting and Finance from Federal University of Technology Akure 2003 he also obtained a Doctorate Degree PhD in Financial Accounting with Specialization in Budgeting and Audit from saviours American University Tempa Florida in 2006 then obtained a Masters degree in Management and a masters degree in Public Administration from Kabale University Uganda East Africa in 2010- 2011.

He is with the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja Nigeria where he supervises and monitors Revenue Generation and supervision he is also a visiting Lecturer in Kabale University of Uganda in East Africa where he also serves as a Senior Lecturer in the postgraduate school and the senior Tutor in the faculty of Arts and Social Sciences he formulated and created the thesis and Research formats adopted by Kabale University in 2010 his research skills and proficiency enabled him supervise 73 Masters Research Thesis of the Post Graduate School with more than hundred undergraduate projects Hence Eight of his Masters Degree Thesis Students were scored A+ In 2013 by the External Examiners of The prestigious Makarere University one of the first African pioneer Universities as such the thesis were published as international journals out of the eight A+ students three of them completed their Ph.D in Spain with his guidance.

On his return after the national service in East Africa in 2014 the then Administration of President Goodluck Jonathan awarded him among other volunteers a national Certificate of Recognition for excellence accordingly the prime Minister of Uganda awarded him a certificate of recognition he also had supervised more than 100 undergraduate degree projects subsequently some of his students researches qualified among the Rwandan coffee and co­ operative societies projects adopted in some of the provinces subsequently in Plateau State College of Accountancy his research with a group of his colleagues resulted in the work on the Relevance of tax consultancy in revenue generation in Plateau State 1999 it is not therefore surprising the adoption of same by the now Federal inland Revenue service of Nigeria he is also a member of many professional bodies in Nigeria he has also published some Educational journals Christopher Samaila Philip Dabo PhD is also an Author of more than 56 novels he is presently pursuing another Doctorate Degree in international Diplomacy (in-view).

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Akomolafe, Bankole Joel

Legal Adviser To The Institute

Akomolafe, Bankole Joel is the principal partner of Bank- Akomolafe & Co. (Mount Zion Chambers), Abuja. He was born on 30th July, 1967. He hails from Irepodun/Ifelodun Local Government Area of Ekiti State. He had his secondary education in Bishop Philips’ Academy, Agodi, Ibadan where he obtained his SSCE in 1982. He was admitted into University of Ibadan in 1992 and obtained his Bachelor Degree in Law (LL.B) in 1997. He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja between 1998-1999 where he was awarded Barrister at Law (B.L).

He started his working career with Otuyemi & Otuyemi & Associates in Lagos State as a Legal Practitioner between 1999-2002. His duties include Full-Time Litigation on Sundry Matters & Corporate Practice. In the year 2002, he joined another law firm, Chief Afe Babalola, SAN & Co. as a Legal Practitioner in Lagos State where he worked for two years. He was later transferred to their Abuja office in Maitama as Head of Chambers (Chief Afe Babalola, SAN & Co.) where he worked for another five years. In 2009, he started his own law firm, Bank-Akomolafe & Co in Abuja and work as the principal partner in the firm till date. His duties include Litigation, Administration and Corporate Practice.
Few among the several cases handled in the past by B.J. Akomolafe Esq includes the following: Buhari Vs Obasanjo (Presidential Election Matter); State Vs Okoye & 7 Ors. (The Prosecution of those suspected to have attempted the life of Professor Dora Akunyili when she was the DG, NAFDAC); Muhammed Wansa Vs Government of Sierra-Leone (An ECOWAS Court Case to recover Billions of Dollar owed to Mr. M. Wansa); Attorney-General of the Federation Vs Plateau State ( The Supreme Court Case on the Propriety of the declaration of State of Emergency); Hon. Etim Bassey Vs Mr. Obot Bassey (A Pre-election matter prosecuted from the Federal High Court to the Supreme Court); British Airways V. Amadi (Aviation Matter - Loss of Luggage, Federal High Court & Court of Appeal); Alhaji Adesina Ajayi V. National Union of Road Transport Workers ( Trade Dispute before the National Industrial Court); People Democratic Party V. Honorable Etim Bassey ( Up to the Supreme Court); Palmex Nig. Ltd. V. Hon Minister of FCT (Land Matters); just to mention a few of the numerous cases he has handled. He has seen it all.
His research publications include the following: The Problems of Locus Standi in Nigeria Public Law; The Wilderness Experience; and Several Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Briefs of Argument. Akomolafe, Bankole Joel is a man that strives for excellence and precision at all times, and in all position and circumstances while attaining professional distinction and proficiency. He has the ability to excel within highly competitive environments where professional skills are the keys to success. He is an astute advocate with many great feats. His hobbies include teaching and reading. He is happily married and blessed with children.
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Olufunminiyi Wole

Executive Director

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The following are different levels of membership offered to deserving candidates.


Requirements for Direct Membership of FELLOW Member

Minimum of Master Degree in any profession with 12 to 15 years post NYSC/working experience or having obtained Fellowship certificate from any recognized professional body in and out of the country, and will be confirmed by the governing council of Institute of Organisational and Administrative Risk Management.

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Requirement for Direct Membership of SENIOR Member

Minimum of BSC/HND Degree in any profession with 10years post NYSC/working experience and will be confirmed by governing council of Institute of Organisational and Administrative Risk Management.

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Requirement for Direct Membership of FULL Member

Minimum of BSC/HND Degree in any profession with 6 years post NYSC/working experience and will be confirmed by governing council of Institute of Organisational and Administrative Risk Management.

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Minimum of BSC/HND Degree in any profession with 2 to 4 years post NYSC/working experience and will be confirmed by governing council of Institute of Organisational and Administrative Risk Management.

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Requirement for Direct Membership of GRADUATE Member

Minimum of BSC/HND Degree in any profession with less than 1-year post NYSC/working experience or currently undergoing mandatory NYSC service and will be confirmed by governing council of Institute of Organisational and Administrative Risk Management.

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Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman (rtd), former Director of Army Public Relations, have been inducted into the Institute of Organisational and Administrative Risk Management (IOARM) of Nigeria alongside 137 others. They were inducted into various categories of membership during the institutes third induction and capacity building programme held at General ML Agwai Block of the…

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