Board of Directors

PASTOR J. O ODEYEMI

A charismatic Evangelist and teacher of the Word, Pastor Odeyemi holds B.A. (Hons) Degree in Public Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

A widely travelled church Planter, he is a regular speaker in churches, fellowships and conferences within and outside Nigeria. He authored many books and is involved in both radio and television pastoral Ministry. He is the Chairman, Board of Directors, Mabest Academy.

AMB. THADDEUS .D. HART

Born on 26th March 1947, Ambassador Thaddeus Daniel Hart graduated from the University of Lagos where he obtained a B.Sc (Hons) Degree, Second Class Upper Division in Psychology in 1972. He joined the Nigerian Foreign Service and served in several Nigerian diplomatic missions abroad, among which were Equatorial Guinea, Egypt, Poland, Spain and Zimbabwe. He was appointed Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Bolivia and Paraguay from 1999-2001.

In 2001, Ambassador Hart was Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 2003. He was also Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Sports and Social Development from 2005 and 2007.

In recognition of his wide administrative and professional experience, Ambassador Hart was recalled to the public service in August 2007 from retirement to serve as the Senior Special Assistant to the President of Foreign Relations, a post he held until 2015.

A Widely travelled and proficient in the Spanish, French and Arabic languages, Ambassador Hart in the course of his career, assisted and participated in numerous high-level international conferences dealing with varied multi-sectoral subjects, at bilateral and multilateral levels. He is a life member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and decorated with the National Order of (Brazil), in 2001 and the Nigeria National Honour of the Order of the Niger (OON) in 2002. Ambassador Hart is married and has four children.

DR. KASSIM MUSA WAZIRI

Dean of the Facult yof Law, University of Abuja, holds a Ph.D in Law. His specialisation includes Intellectual Property Law, International Economic Law, Corporate Management, Commercial Law among others.

He is an author of many books and is widely published in reputable national and international journals. His vast experience has seen him served in several committees of the University amongst which were the Student Disciplinary Committee, University Examination Malpractices Committee, Faculty Board of Post Graduate and he is a member of the University Senate.

Dr. Waziri brings to the Board at MABEST ACADEMY, his zeal for discipline, academic Integrity and excellence in mentorship.

DR PIUS O. OSUNYIKANMI

A consummate Scholar, Dr Pius O. Osunyikanmi began his career as a teacher, from where he later joined the private sector as a Banker. Dr. Osunyikanmi, a one-time Commissioner for Education in Ondo State who later served as a Special Adviser to the President on International Relations is a Ph.D. holder in Political Science.

He is presently the Director-General/Chief Executive Officer, Directorate of Technical Aid Corps. He had served in various capacities within and outside Nigeria.

He was responsible in Ondo State for the establishment of the Quality Education Assurance Agency, which supervises enforcement of standards in Primary and Secondary Schools in Ondo State.

DR (MRS) ADEBUKOLA F. OSUNYIKANMI

Dr (Mrs) Adebukola Foluke Osunyikanmi (nee Adesuyi) holds two masters Degrees and a Ph.D. in Political Science. Her teaching career in the university spans well over a decade, where she has taught courses on Gender Studies, International Relations and Development Studies.

She has to her credit over twenty scholarly publications in reputable national and international journals. She is currently the Head of Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.

She is widely travelled and has unequalled passion for education of the upcoming younger generations.

DR ADEDAYO K. ADEYANJU

He is the Commissioer for Health in Ondo State. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health. Prior then, he was the Special Assistant to the Governor of Ondo State on Health, from where he was later appointed as the pioneer coordinator of the Ondo State Community and Social Development Programs (a World Bank sponsored project).

Dr Adeyanju belongs to many associations among which are the Nigeria Medical Association (NMA), America Public Health association, Global Council on Health, Aristocrat-Club 90 NASFAT, among others.

PROF. O. O. OLORUNTOBA-OJU

Prof. Omotayo Oloruntoba-Oju Is an erudite scholar with various laurels in her kitty. Apart from having a Ph.D. in Literature in English, she won at various times different awards and honors.

She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the department of English Studies at Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, where she won the University Senate Commendation as Composer of the University Anthem lyrics and facilitator of university flag.

She has to her credit dozens of academic publications in reputable national and international journals.

MR PIUS OLAIYA AYODELE

A highly respected industrialist and businessman, he holds a Master of Business Administration degree (MBA).

He is the Chairman, Alfa Systems and Commodity Company Limited and the Managing Director, Dortmund Construction Company. He brings to bear his vast experience and success in the private sector.

DR ISAAC O. ALADENIYI

Dr Isaac Aladeniyi holds an MBBS form the University of Ilorin and an MPH from the University of Ibadan. He has work experience in Clinical and Public Health/Preventive Medicine spanning over a decade.

He is presently Director, Planning, research and Statistics, Ministry of Health, Ondo State. He is the Project Coordinator, Performance Based Financing – Project Implementation Unit (World Bank assisted). He has attended leadership courses in world renowned schools, including London School of Hygiene.

He brings to Mabest Academy his passion for youth development and leadership mentoring.

ALH. ISIAKA O. KAREEM

A seasoned administrator of a first class secondary school, Alh Kareem is the vice president, All Nigerian Confederation of Principals of Secondary Schools (ANCOPSS); Secretary, South-West Parents Teachers Association, Principal, second Best School in Nigeria in 2010. A thorough disciplinarian and educational strategist, he was the principal of “Best Secondary School in Ondo State in 2009.

He is widely travelled. He is the Chief IONIAN of the IONIAN Group of Schools, the Premier Schools of the South-West of Nigeria. Alhaji Kareem, who has wealth of experience, is an uncompromising educationist when it comes to academic excellence and performance.

He is a leader with passion for distinction, the zeal which he has brought to Mabest Academy for the transformation of the society through the younger ones.