Last Updated on August 5, 2017 by Ope Quadri
The driver behind N-Power since the commencement of the programme in 2016 is Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede, a human resource expert.
The name Afolabi Imoukhuede is synonymous to N-Power, a job initiative programme of the APC-led government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
But the energetic, vibrant, practical and result-oriented Afolabi didn’t just come to limelight during this Buhari/Osinbajo dispensation. He’s been into national and international projects that have touched lives.
If you say his appointment is politically motivated, YES you’re right, but this is a man that is giving young unemployed Nigerians reasons to bring out the potential in them through the job empowerment programme he’s appointed to coordinate.
His Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET) isn’t a joke when it comes to bringing out the you in you.
How much of Afolabi Imoukhuede do you know apart from being Senior Assistant on Job Creation?
Mr. Afolabi was born November 6. We can’t specifically say the year, and guessing would be the wrong thing to do.
So, let’s leave you guessing!
Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede attended Federal Government College, Warri, Delta State, from 1986 to 1992, thereafter proceeding to Essex County College (ECC), New Jersey, United States for his AA in Accounting from 1998 to 1999.
He was active in some societies like Social Science Sensitivity Group, Christian Fellowship
Afolabi didn’t just stop there. He got his BSc, Accounting (1999-2000) at the largest institution for higher education in New Jersey, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey also called Rutgers University, or RU
His activities and societies during his academic journey at RU include Phi Bheta Kappa Golden Key Honors Society Rutgers Honors College.
Where did Afolabi Imoukhuede come from?
Afolabi Imoukhuede is from Edo State State, South-South Nigeria.
Afolabi is an accountant by profession.
Prior to his appointment as the Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the Nigerian President on Job Creation and Youth Employment, Office of the Vice President, Afolabi Imoukhuede is the pioneer Chief Executive Officer of MCS Consulting Limited.
He is an experienced International Development consultant with sector focus in construction, real estate and small business development.
He is also a certified Project Management and Human Capital consultant with particular emphasis on the Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET).
His personal human development initiative is #SkillUp, an Industry-Backed Technical Skills Competency Development solution designed to mitigate a current dearth of skilled and competent technicians in the various industries by developing competent enterprise builders and wealth creators.
#SkillUp is in partnership with the global certification awarding body: City & Guilds of London, the Government and the Industries.
He was the Deputy Team Leader/Intervention Lead with the UK Department for International Development – DFID/GEMS2 programme (managed by Coffey International) with sector focus on stimulating Growth and Employment in the Construction and Real Estate.
At GEMS2, Afolabi championed the delivery of affordable housing for the lower and lower-middle income earners in Lagos state through the Private Public Partnership (PPP) procurement methodology.
He also directed the implementation of the demand survey for affordable housing and related housing finance options for Lagos state and unlocking constraints around developing Skills for the Construction Industry.
HIS EXPERIENCE IN HUMAN CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT (ORGANIZATIONAL LEARNING)
Certified Human Capital Strategist (HCS) of the Global Human Capital Institute, USA
Sound knowledge of the cutting edge Talent Management best practices
Championed the market course of an innovative competency formula: “right skills + right knowledge upon right attitude on the right job @ right time = Competency”
Sound Hands-on experience in Recruitment and conducting Training Needs Analysis
Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede is a first-class Speaker on issues of National Development particularly as it relates to Education for Employment, Job Creation, Skills Development, Economic Inclusion and Affordable Housing.
NATIONAL ASSIGNMENT/POLITICAL APPOINTMENT
Appointed as the SSA on October 2015, he leads the Job Creation Unit (JCU) in the Office of the Vice President with a focus to unlock sustainable economic opportunities in Nigeria’s REAL Sector comprising Agriculture/Agro-allied, Construction, Retail Trade, Renewable Energy and ICT/Digital Jobs.
Since the N-Power programme took off in December 2016, Imoukhuede has touched virtually all the six geo-political zones in Nigeria, and he’s on the verge of touring all the 36 states of the federation accessing the performance of NPOWERNG BENEFICIARIES.
Before now, he facilitated the Maiden (2013) and 2nd edition (2014) of the Lagos Enterprise Day by the former Lagos State Governor (now a member of Federal Executive Council: Minister), Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN).
This was also institutionalized as an Annual Event (July 23rd of each year) to celebrate Enterprise in Lagos state
He’s TVE Speaker/Resource Person at the 20th edition of the Nigerian Economic Summit (focused on the State of Nigerian Education) organized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group – NESG
Strategic TVET Consultant to the Lagos State Technical & Vocational Education Board (LASTVEB)
Conceptualized and pioneer model for the Enterprise Development Management (EDM) strategic framework for the Lagos State Technical Colleges
He has also headed MICRO, SMALL & MEDIUM ENTERPRISE PROJECT (MSME) DECEMBER 2006 as consultant to appraise request for fund proposals received from Business Development Service (BDS) providers nation-wide.
Assignment involved scoring each proposal based on the fund’s eligibility criteria and then making recommendations to the fund managers either to proceed with consideration for grant funding or not.
MSME is a pilot program aimed at increasing the growth of MSMEs in the non-oil industry sub-sectors of Nigeria by improving their access to financial and business development services.
He was the former Resident Consultant Project Manager for Confederation of Danish Industries (DI) Denmark, to coordinate all administrative and executive duties concerning DI/World Bank technical partnership project with the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) a leading Business Membership Organization (BMO) in Nigeria.
HIS KEY PROJECTS INCLUDE
MMA2 AIRPORT TERMINAL IKEJA
Part of the Project Team for the post-construction (take-off) phase of the project. MMA2 is the state of the art domestic & regional airport terminal in Lagos Nigeria.
MMA 2 AIRPORT HOTEL IKEJA
Part of the Project Team for the reviews of Consultants/Contractors/Sub-Contractors Bids & Tenders for various works. A proposed 4-Star Hotel designed exclusively for business travelers.
SELLWYN GARDENS, ALMA BEACH ESTATES LEKKI, LAGOS
An Infrastructure Development project for the entire Alma Beach Estate located at the 2nd roundabout of the Lekki-Epe expressway. The land site covers a massive area of 106hectares. It is bounded on the Westside by the expressway and sprawls to the beach of the lagoon on the east.
WATERFALLS COURT, SELLWYN GARDENS LEKKI, LAGOS
A luxurious residential dwelling comprising 8 condominium towers, independent water and power plant, club house with facilities for swimming, tennis, squash and banquet halls. It is the first phase of the Alma Beach Estates development and it covers an area of 52,000sqm.
- Member, PMI Institute, USA
- PRINCE 2 Project Management Certificate
- Human Capital Strategist (HCS) Human Capital Institute, USA
- Member, American Society of Training & Development (ASTD)
Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede is a regular volunteer consultant with FATE Foundation and was awarded the 2009 Fate Outstanding Volunteer.
I’m 100% optimistic that Mr. Afolabi Imoukhuede will make the next list of the National Award. He deserves it.
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- Knowledge (Intellectual) Capital is a firm’s source of competitive advantage, among others.
Imoukhuede’s Favourite Quotes
Looking GOOD is GOOD BUSINESS!