2021 Speakers

Arome Ibrahim

Co-Founder / 360 VR Developer Experis Immersive

Arome Ibrahim is an Immersive 360°VR Developer, Geographer & Applied Meteorologist, environmentalist, XR for Good advocate, a social innovator who strongly believes in utilizing technology, more broadly innovation to build and grow impact-based solutions in Africa. He is the co-founder of Experis Immersive - an Extended Reality (XR) content development startup creating immersive, innovative, and interactive experiences. Arome is also the team lead at Immersive Tech Africa, a creative social enterprise that leverages Extended Reality (XR) technologies like Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented reality (AR), 360VR to create impact-driven experiences and solutions that inspire global action towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Arome has been recognized as a virtual reality technology innovator by the Next Economy program, awarded the Next Economy Entrepreneurship Hero and the Next Economy Impact Award made possible by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His project, Virtuality Africa - a virtual museum of contemporary arts in Africa was selected as the winner of the Digital Lab Africa #5 XR category project award. He is currently an active member with several industry organizations, including Google Street View, Google AR/VR, VR AR MR, AR/VR Africa, International Virtual Reality Professionals Association, Young Sustainable Impact, WebXR, Earthpreneurs, YALI Africa, SDG Nigeria, XR4ALL, Tourism 4.0, Tourism for SDGs, Royal African Young Innovators.

Kubra Mundi

Founder Lafiya Sickle Cell Foundation

Kubra Mundi is a student, studying Library and Information Technology at the Federal University of Technology Minna. Her passion for the advocacy of the awareness of Sickle Cell Disease led her to establish the first Sickle Cell Foundation in Minna. The foundation hopes to help break the stigmatization against Sickle Cell Warriors and to help break the Sickle Cell cycle. She enjoys reading and writing, more so reading and writing about ways to resolve challenges faced by Sickle Cell warriors.

Tedheke Retson

National Coordinator & Secretary-General for NFGCS Farms Limited

Retson is a farmer, private businessman, ICT consultant; social, economic, politician commentator, and analyst. A financial instrument trader with more than 15 years of expertise in Nigerian business management and consulting. His principal endeavors have revolved around ICT, Project Management, Business Development, and International Trades. He is a chartered professional manager and an innovative entrepreneur. As a seasoned visionary leader with a wealth of professional experience having worked in various organizations, he has pioneered the establishment of numerous companies. He currently serves as a board of trustee member and the National Coordinator & Secretary-General for NFGCS Farms Limited and has devoted and dedicated one hundred percent of his time to see that the co-operative succeed in this project. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Agricultural Economics and Extension, a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Political Economy is currently in view. He has worked in various organizations, and also serves as a board member to some financial and investment holding companies to date. He has a broad understanding of practical agricultural activities and he brought about the initiative of NFGCS Farms Limited. Driven with a passion for grassroots developments, he is an advocate of sustainable mechanisms to protect the middle class and seeks a social safety net for the most vulnerable in society. He is also the convener #occupynass & #occupynassunltd. He is a dedicated worker who is well-versed in human resource management. He is happily married and blessed with children.

Maymunah Yahaya

Executive Director- Blueprint Broadcast Limited

Maymunah Yahaya, a barrister at Law, is a certified Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) expert with over 10 Years’ experience in mediation & arbitration. She is steeped in corporate practice and human rights advocacy. Ms. Yahaya has a unique combination of high-tech training and expertise as an international community development practitioner with a pedigree in project management implementation modalities, risk management measures, public finance management, and sustainable programs development. Barrister Maymunah attended the Federal Government College Minna, University of Abuja, and the Nile University of Nigeria where she obtained degrees in Common Law, Conflict, Peace & Strategic studies. Her working career started at the Nigerian Export-Import Bank (Nexim) where she served and moved on to become a Technical Assistant in the office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Millennium development goals (MDGs). She was subsequently appointed as the Project Coordinator Local government track for 25 local governments in Niger State. A position she held passionately up until 2015 when she moved to the private sector to head her Law Firm- Resolve Law. Barrister Maymunah is widely traveled and has attended global summits on Alternative Dispute Resolution. She repeatedly attended United Nations Summits on the status of women. She’s adept at writing fiction, and a leading voice for the protection of Animal Rights. Since 2018, media management has become her focus, in the process of midwifing WE FM 106.3 into a major force in the broadcast industry. Maymunah Yahaya is currently the Company Secretary of Kings Broadcasting Limited and the Executive Director- Blueprint Broadcast Limited Abuja. She enjoys traveling, playing badminton, has 9 Cats and 2 Dogs.

Hon. Aliyu Ibrahim Gebi

National Coordinator for Security Governance Initiative (SGI)

Hon. Aliyu Ibrahim Gebi was a Member of the 7th House of Representatives. As a vastly educated person passionate about safety and security, He is an alumnus of National Defence University, Africa Centre for strategic studies, NDU. He is also a fellow at the center for complex operations at NDU and a Resource person at SOC Africa, Garmisch, Germany His achievements include a 5year tenure as a Member of the ECOWAS 3rd assembly where he was the deputy chairman of trade customs and free movement from 2011-2015. In his capacity as a Senior Advisor on security matters to the minister of Interior from 2015-2019, his experience at NDU has been an added advantage on matters of security. He is currently the National Coordinator for Security Governance Initiative (SGI) since 2016. Since 2019, He has been appointed the Senior Special Adviser on security matters and strategic partnerships to the Minister of Interior. His knowledge and expertise have positioned him to serve as the chairman House Committee on Internal Security.

Hafsat Ahmed Kagara

Legal/Rights Based Approach Specialist, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)

Hafsat works with the United Nations Population Fund covering issues she remains passionate about including preventing Gender-Based Violence (GBV) and ending Child Marriage. With over 12 years of experience in public and private law, her career has spanned both the private and public sector including the National Judicial Council (NJC), and as a Senior Legislative Aide to the Chairman, House Committee on MDG’s where she contributed to the introduction and push for the enactment of the Child’s Right Bill which has today been passed into law. Through her work with the United Nations, she supported the formulation of the Violence Against Persons Prohibition (VAPP) law, the Child Welfare and Protection Law, creation of GBV coalitions and worked directly with civil society groups to support the government in prevention, mitigation, and responding to GBV issues at the sub-national level. Hafsat holds an MSc in Conflict, Security, and Development and was called to the Bar at the Nigeria Law School Abuja in 2009. Asides from her Law Degree from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, she also studied an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education at Penn Foster University in the United States. She has undergone several courses and acquired certificates in Project Management from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, Gender-Based Violence from John Hopkins University, Children's Human Rights from the University of Geneva in collaboration with the United Nations Committee on Rights of the Child to mention a few. She is married and is a proud mother to three energetic boys.

Fu’ad Lawal

Growth Lead at EdenLife

Fu’ad Lawal is a writer who likes to make things and is consumed by wanderlust. He has worked in various capacities from Pulse.ng to Big Cabal and up till recently, the Editor in Chief at Zikoko magazine. He is currently the growth lead at Eden life, a startup obsessed with figuring out how to scale ten times the quality of life of Nigerians. In the nighttime and weekends, he is the Project Lead at archivi.ng, an initiative that seeks to make Nigerian history more accessible by digitally archiving old newspapers. He and a team of adventurers toured all states in Nigeria and took a road trip across 14 West African countries. He has found a way to turn those experiences into valuable content, inspiring and engaging thousands of young Africans on the Internet. In the end, he will follow the people, their stories, and their food.

Rev. Sam Oye

Author, Pastor, Leadership Development And A Certified Relationship Coach

Sam Oye is an Author, Pastor, Leadership Development And A Certified Relationship Coach. He is a dynamic communicator with great capacity to connect with a diverse audience hence; he is in high demand on Campuses, Churches & Corporate Organizations across the world. He has a mandate to take the message of HOPE around the GLOBE. His capacity to communicate success, leadership and relationship principles in a relevant and practical manner is the peculiarity of Sam Oye’s ministry. Sam Oye has a first degree in Geology (B.Sc), He holds a Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) Certificate in Theology and a Master’s Degree (MA) in Leadership. In 2010, He was selected by the United States Government to represent Nigeria at the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) where he received an International Leadership Certificate from the United States Department of States in California, USA and was also honored by the Mayor of Pensacola, Florida (USA) as an Honorary Citizen of Pensacola – Florida, USA. Sam is a Certified Leadership Coach with the John C. Maxwell Group (USA), he has an Advance Certificate in Program Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) from the Centre for Program Management Studies (FACTFINDERS CSL) in the UK. He is a Certified Marriage Instructor with the Family Wellness Associates (California, USA). Pastor Sam as some call him is the Founder and Lead Pastor of THE TRANSFORMING CHURCH INTERNATIONAL, a unique Church with a mandate to "Lead people into a Life of Transformation." He has a strong sense of commitment towards helping the poor and, developing the less privileged communities in Nigeria. He is the president of the Harvesthouse Mercy Foundation which is the vehicle for community outreaches. He is the CEO, Springtime Leadership Consult and the Founder, Springtime Leadership International Foundation. He is the Convener of THE PROPHETIC PRAYER HOUR, a global prayer movement on Facebook, Youtube and Instagram with several thousands connecting daily from across the world. His unique style of delivery makes him relevant today. He is highly favoured and married to his darling, Mary Oye. They live in Abuja.

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