Dr. Engr. Baba J Adamu, Ph.D., Coren Rgt
ICT & Security Consultant with the United Nations (UN) Certificate on Global Terrorism
Chairman of Arewa Center for Regional Development (ACRD)

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  • A technocrat with a University Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in Technical Sciences (silo technology) and Master’s Degree with First-Class in Civil Engineering and a strong background in Computer Engineering and Internet Architecture from Centennial College, Canada, Enterprise IT Strategic Solution and Cyber-Security from Harvard  University, Boston, USA; with more than 10 years of post-PhD's IT qualification experience and 7-years’ experience as Special Adviser (SA) and Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on ICT to the Governor of Kaduna State and Vice President of Nigeria respectively. Strong background includes on citizens’ engagement as a game-changer for national development from the World Bank, USA and study of global terrorism from the United Nations (UN), New York, USA, among others.

·   Other skills include a strong commitment to excellence with a focus on deliverables analytical, team building, excellent presentation skills, tenacious problem-solver, organizational savvy, highly cultured and attuned to leadership’s preferences, with a strong resilient attitude.

  • Written a Book “Effect of Global Terrorism & the Niger Delta Crisis” published in Nigeria in 2007. The book was reviewed in 2020 titled Effect of Global Terrorism & the Nigerian Boko-Haram and other Crises, which highlighted the need to tackle the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism and radicalization.




  1. 1994 to 2000: DOCTORATE DEGREE (PhD) in TECHNICAL SCIENCES - Ph.D.  in Civil Engineering (silo technology) from University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland,  (also lectured in the department of Civil Engineering for 4 years);

  2. 1987 to 1993: MASTER’S DEGREE (MSc) with First-Class in Structural engineering from University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland,  (accredited in Albany, New York, USA).


  1. National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) London, UK (June 22, 2021): Certificate Award on Action Counters Terrorism;

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

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

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

  5. 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;

  6. 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;

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

  8. 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;

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

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

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






Dr. BJ Adamu Other Skills

Other skills include interpersonal communication, strategic thinking, team building, resource-mobilization, excellent presentation and facilitation, deep knowledge and understanding of Nigerian and African socio-economic and global ICT environment.


Other obscure talents include agility and adaptability, tenacity and problem solving, organizational savvy, meticulous and self-motivated, highly cultured and attuned to leadership’s preferences with resilient attitude.

 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.


Dr. BJ Adamu, Ph.D. Coren Rgt Engineer, 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, Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) from IITIQ Canada, fundamentals of IT strategy from Harvard University USA, 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 awareness and Action Counters Terrorism from NaCTSO London, UK; 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. Adamu is currently the President & CEO of iNetworks Canada 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.

"God created us from a single pair of male and female, into nations, colours, races and tribes so that we may cherish and recognize one another. In His Mercy and Wisdom, He gave us diversity to test our capacity for friendship, respect and accentuates the need for unity and self-esteem. The days of ignorance were the days of feuds and falsehood attitude of trying to forget these differences rather than understand them"... BJA


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.

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