Dr. Baba J Adamu, Ph.D., Coren Rgt: is the youngest son of Liman Adamu, the late Chief Imam of Kaduna State Central Mosque (for 43years) located at Kano Road, Anguwan Liman, Kaduna. He is an ICT & Security Consultant with a United Nations (UN) Certificate  on Global Terrorism)


Dr. Baba J Adamu is currently the President & CEO of iNetworksCanada and Chairman of Arewa Center for Regional Development (ACRD) and Program and ICT Consultant for Center for Innovation in Regional Economic Development (CiRED) at Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria in partnership with Global Economic Institute of Canada and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Washington, D.C., USA.

 

He is a technocrat with a University Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in technical sciences and Master’s Degree in civil engineering and strong background in computer engineering from Centennial College, Canada, fundamentals of IT strategy from Harvard University USA, strategic national security network from ZTE University, Shenzhen, China, citizens engagement from the World Bank USA, project monitoring and evaluation from Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada, global terrorism, peacekeeping & international conflict resolution and united nations working system from the United Nations (UN), USA, leadership and business management from Banff Academy for Business, Canada among others. Dr. Adamu has been a consultant to Nigerian government advising the Vice President on ICT infrastructure and software deployment including on cyber-security, counter-intelligence (CI) and counter-terrorism (CT) strategy architecture; and chaired numerous Technical Sub-Committees on ICT that include: National Demographic Database, National Broadband Strategy, National ICT Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan among others.


 
 
 

 

     

 

 

Dr. Baba J Adamu brief Biography


PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

 

Dr. Adamu has an extensive managerial experience both in private and public sector and played a key role on ICT policy development for Nigeria, and chaired numerous Presidential Technical Sub-Committees on ICT.

 

Other Skills

Other skills include interpersonal communication, strategic thinking, team building, resource-mobilization, excellent presentation/facilitation, ability to evaluate relief programs for gap analysis for Inter-cluster coordination and humanitarian crisis and response, deep knowledge and understanding ofNigerian and African socio-economic environment. Other obscure talents include agility and adaptability, tenacious problem solver, organizational savvy, highly cultured and attuned to leadership’s preferences with resilient attitude.

   

       

Dr. Baba J Adamu is currently the President & CEO of iNetworksCanada and Chairman of Arewa Center for Regional Development (ACRD) and Program and ICT Consultant for Center for Innovation in Regional Economic Development (CiRED) at Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria in partnership with Global Economic Institute of Canada and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Washington, D.C., USA.
 

AREWA Center for Regional Development (ACRD) was founded based on the United Nations (UN) documents of UNCRD - ECOSOC resolutions 1086 C of 18th June 1971 with the vision to achieve sustainable living environment, safe, secure, equitable and inclusive development in harmony with the environment. ACRD is a Center of Excellence that helps to promote Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED) as a distinct and self-governing profession in Nigeria. The Centre’s mission is to promote economic development-focused research, evidence-based analysis, ICT training and other development services to private, public and not-for-profit organizations. It has formal collaborative agreements with the Global Economic Institute of Canada and International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in the areas of learning, development of networks, information sharing between organizations and members, policies, standards and programming. In particular, the Centre collaborates with local, state, and federal governments, chambers of commerce, ICT stakeholders in the country, universities, non-governmental organizations and a variety of other institutions across the region, in the country and around the globe to explore and share development Best Practices.

 

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY DEGREES

  1. DOCTORATE DEGREE in TECHNICAL SCIENCES - Ph.D.  in Civil Engineering (silo technology) from University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland, 2000 (also lectured for 4 years);

  2. MASTER’S DEGREE in Structural engineering from University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland, 1993. (accredited in Albany, New York, USA).

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATES

  1. World Bank Washington DC, USA Open Campus (April 2017): Certificate Award on: Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development;

  2. Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA (August 2012): Professional Certificate Award on: Enterprise IT Strategic Solution: Fundamentals of Strategy;

  3. ZTE University, Shenzhen, China (June, 2011):  Corporation Certificate Award on: Strategic National Security Network;

  4. The United Nations (UN) Institute for Training and Research - New York, USA (2006 – August 2007): Certificate Awards on: Global Terrorism, Peacekeeping & International Conflict Resolution and United Nations Working System;

  5. Centennial College, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Toronto, CANADA (March 2000 - 2001) Certificate Award (SEAP on Business) on computer engineering, internet architecture, software development, database and cyber-security;

  6. The Banff Academy for Business Calgary, Alberta, CANADA (March 2005): Certificate Award on Leadership Development: Courses - Management, Leadership & Business Processes;

  7. Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto Ontario, CANADA (July 2005): Certificate Award on Participatory Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluation: Courses include Monitoring & Evaluation of Projects;

  8. Government Secondary School (GSS), Makarfi, Zaria, Kaduna ( 1979 – June 1984): School Leaving Certificate & WAEC;

  9. LEA Primary School LEA Maiduguri Road (1973 – July 1979):  General Certificate of Education (GCE O’ Levels)

  10. Shehu Ibrahim Arab Islamic School, Tudun Nupawa Kaduna (1974 – June 1979): Islamic Studies and Recitation of the Holy Qur’an.


Dr. Baba J. Adamu has written a Book “Effect of Global Terrorism & the Niger Delta Crisis” published in Nigeria in 2007 that highlighted the need for effective international cooperation on all aspects of counter-terrorism, especially the denial of safe havens to terrorists engaged in such incitement and a proactive intelligence gathering strategy in place backed by technology to forecast or address the scourge as well as the need to provide solutions to the plight of millions of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

 

This Book has been reviewed since 2019 - 2020 with a titled:

Effect of Global Terrorism & the Nigerian Boko-Haram and Other Crises.

 

About the Book

This book provides a condensed comprehensive study of the terrorist phenomenon, orchestrated by so few, but affecting so many. It looks at the definition and perception of terrorism, historical terrorist attacks across the world, outlining important terrorist incidents from the past and present; and examining its roots cause, development and how to build resilience. It is a sweeping narrative and analysis of behaviour, goals, motivations and criteria of terrorists around the world; looking at the pillars of the UN global counter-terrorism strategy and response. It went on to look at Islam and terrorism myth or Islam versus the West connotation, the differences between domestic, international, and transnational terrorism; and demonstrates how contemporary terrorism largely emerged out of guerrilla and insurgency warfare. It further examines counter-terrorism strategy and implementation: intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, counter-radicalization and the global challenge of cyber-terrorism, the proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and weapon of mass destruction.

The book also highlights the need to tackle the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism and radicalization, vulnerabilities such as socio-economic marginalization, failure to respect human rights, increasingly networked society and fragile undemocratic States and a lack of good governance. It argues that the adoption of specific counter-terrorism measures may also have a direct impact on the enjoyment of economic, social, cultural and religious rights. It illustrates how a post-race society where racial equality is still evasive and anti-discrimination measures have become redundant; how poverty is a multidimensional process, so engagement to address the scourge of terrorism is not just about dealing with economic poverty, or income poverty, or material poverty, which is very important, but it is also about overcoming social exclusion, it is about overcoming what is known as voice poverty and inequities. Social change can change attitudes, behaviours, laws, policies and institutions to better reflect values of inclusion, fairness, diversity and opportunity.

It further illustrates the unprecedented rise of al-Qaeda, ISIL, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab culminating in asymmetry warfare and how Nigeria has become the potential terrorist breeding ground and examines the Nigerian Boko-Haram and other protracted crises including youth banditry and kidnappings, drugs and ethnic and social conflicts. In conclusion, it looks at what Nigeria has done, can do to prevent terrorism in Nigeria and Africa, and proffers solution from the point of view of Global Terrorism and Conflict Resolution; and how the North-East, Niger Delta Crises and credible leadership can be the testing ground for peace and beginning of sustainable development in Nigeria.

HOBBIES
Reading, Computer Games and Tennis


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"Where despair and hopelessness exist, those who have the ability to take action have the moral responsibility to take action to help those who live on the bare edge of survival.  And democracy is more than the creed of our country, it is the inborn hope of our humanity, an ideal we must carry, a trust we must bear and pass along. And even after all these years, we have a long way yet to travel, that is why we must all be involved ..."  - Baba J Adamu

 

FUTURE OF ICT IN NIGERIA
"Today, Nigerian ICT sector is at the cross roads. The direction we choose will determine not just our future but also the legacy we leave behind for future generations of knowledge workers in this country, who have the creativity to dream impossible dreams and the determination to translate those dreams into reality"...
- Baba J Adamu

“Given the emergence of new regional dynamics in development policy and practice, Arewa region MUST fine-tune current regional development perspectives and to develop new ones that are not only more in sync with the present and future global context but with the governance systems being currently adopted that are becoming more and more decentralized and grassroots oriented. States Governors within the Arewa region must come together to create and adopt the Arewa Regional Economic Plan with emphasis on a balanced approach to development and opportunity for all diversity irrespective of one’s tribe, social class, religious belief and even political affiliation; and establish targets for economic growth of the entire region taking advantage of our Demographic Shifts, which will fuel the growth of new sectors, markets, and service lines in our communities. The ability of our diversity to build strength and unity is the power that will propel the region and consequently, the Nigerian industry, into new dimensions of performance and inclusive growth. Catalyzing Inclusive Growth Through ICT-enabled solutions in healthcare, education, financial services and public services can drive socio-economic development and inclusion of more than 30 million citizens each year, faster, cheaper and more effectively than traditional models. The economic plan should be built on current regional opportunities, collaboration and innovation linking States macroeconomic models with regional development and economic plan termed: Regional Econometric Model”President ACRD 

 

 


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