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PROFILE OF VICTORIA AKAI 

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PROFILE OF VICTORIA AKAI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Victoria Akai is an organizational leader with wealth of experience and robust educational background. Over the years, she has propelled institutions towards unprecedented success. With a steadfast commitment to achieving organizational goals and a knack for fostering innovation, Akai has carved a niche for herself as a transformative leader par excellence.

 

 

 

 

 

PROFILE OF VICTORIA AKAI 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Journey and Affiliations

Victoria Akai’s journey towards leadership excellence commenced with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology, followed by an MBA from and now culminating in a Doctoral degree in Business Administration. Her academic prowess is complemented by a plethora of certifications from renowned institutions such as the United Nations Institute for Training and Research, MDF Certification in European Development Funds Procedures, GIZ Academy for International Cooperation and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, reflecting her dedication to continuous learning and professional development. Akai’s affiliation with esteemed organizations including the Institute of Directors UK, Rotary International, and the African Business Integrity Network underscores her commitment to global collaboration and ethical business practices.

Victoria is also a Fellow of the Institute of Charetered Mediators and Cociliators FICMC in Nigeria.

Professional Trajectory

Akai’s illustrious career trajectory is marked by a series of pivotal roles where she has consistently demonstrated her prowess in strategic planning, operational management, and organizational transformation. As the Director General at the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), she worked closely with the executive committee to chart the chamber’s strategic course, effectively managing human and financial resources to achieve organizational objectives. Under her adept leadership, ACCI cemented its reputation as a premier Chamber of Commerce in the region, with heightened visibility and enhanced collaboration with key stakeholders.

Prior to her tenure at ACCI, Akai served as the Director of the Business Entrepreneurship Skills Technology Centre, where she spearheaded the establishment and strategic positioning of the center, driving initiatives to nurture entrepreneurship and innovation. Her role involved not only overseeing day-to-day operations but also forging strategic alliances, designing impactful programs, and ensuring compliance with regulatory frameworks. Akai’s adept leadership ensured the center’s alignment with the overarching goals of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce, thereby enhancing its relevance and impact within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Before her tenure at the Business Entrepreneurship Skills Technology Centre, Akai held the position of Managing Director at KVS International Limited, where she played a pivotal role in streamlining operations, driving business development initiatives, and fostering a culture of excellence. Her strategic acumen and keen business insights were instrumental in driving growth and profitability for the organization.

Victoria has served as a lead Consultant to Nigeria’s Senate Committee on Primary Health Care. She has also served as a board member of the University of Abuja Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Victoria is currently a member of the Presidential High Level Advisory Committee on women and girls in Nigeria. She also currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Nigeria Association of Chambers of Commerce and Industry Mines and Agriculture where is represents the EXCO on the Board of Nigerian National Accreditation System NiNAS, she is board member of the Nigerian Turkish Business Council and the Nigerian Ambassador of the Global African Business Association, USA.

Strategic Vision and Operational Excellence

At the core of Akai’s leadership philosophy lies a relentless pursuit of excellence and a strategic vision that transcends organizational boundaries. Whether it is optimizing resource allocation, fostering collaboration, or driving innovation, Akai consistently leverages her diverse skill set and extensive experience to navigate complexities and deliver tangible results. Her ability to inspire and motivate teams, coupled with her analytical prowess and sound judgment, enables her to tackle challenges head-on and steer organizations towards sustainable growth and success.

Akai’s strategic foresight is further evidenced by her tenure a Manager in European Union Support to Health Projects in Nigeria managed by EPOS Germany and Consiel Sante/Sofreco, France, where she oversaw procurement operations across multiple project offices, driving efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Additionally, her role as a Banking Analyst equipped her with invaluable insights into risk management, financial analysis, and customer relationship management, further enriching her multifaceted skill set.

Conclusion`

Victoria Akai shines as a beacon of stability and strategic insight amidst a turbulent environment, demonstrating a remarkable ability to navigate complexities with grace and precision. Her steadfast dedication to excellence, bolstered by her extensive experience and educational background, positions her as a transformative leader capable of steering organizational success amid evolving challenges. Victoria’s pioneering spirit and ability to inspire change underscore the profound impact of visionary leadership and operational excellence. She transcends mere leadership, embodying the qualities of a visionary, trailblazer, and inspiration to all. Victoria’s dynamic leadership leaves an enduring imprint on both organizational goals and the individuals she leads, fostering a culture of excellence in the ever-evolving business landscape. As a luminary in organizational management, Victoria exemplifies dedication, innovation, and excellence, continually inspiring and elevating those around her. Her unwavering commitment to continuous improvement and adeptness in navigating challenges with poise further solidify her legacy as a transformative leader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

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ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That The First Lady Oluremi Tinubu says women have to learn how to obtain power the e ECOWAS Female Parliamentarian Association has held its Spotlight Initiative with the theme; Re-thinking Women’s Proportional Representation in Governance.

 

 

 

 

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

The First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Senator Oluremi Tinubu noted that the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration has made significant progress in this regard but barriers still exist especially culturally and socially.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“These barriers include deeply entrenched societal norms, systemic discriminatory practices, structural issues within our political systems, and financial incapability”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“To achieve this across board, we must be seen to walk the talk. For instance, our party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), has taken significant steps to remove financial barriers by making nomination forms for elective positions free at grassroots level, ensuring that capable and qualified women can participate in the political process without the burden of prohibitive costs”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Senator Oluremi Tinubu commended the Federal House of Representatives for its recent passage of the Bill seeking 74 seats for women in the National Assembly in a bid to encourage more female participation in politics and governance.

 

 

 

 

 

ECOWAS PARLIAMENT REITERATE CALL FOR IMPROVED WOMEN REPRESENTATION IN GOVERNANCE

 

 

 

 

“I believe that the leadership in the Senate is gender-friendly”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Power is not served A’lar carte, just as my husband, President Bola Tinubu said. You have to learn how to obtain power. You need older women to mentor you”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Education is the cornerstone of empowerment. By improving access to education for girls and women, we can equip them with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate effectively in political processes. Additionally, raising awareness about the importance of women’s representation in governance is crucial. Public campaigns, media engagement, and community programs can help shift societal attitudes and dismantle stereotypes that hinder women’s political participation”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament who is also the first female to occupy the position, Rt Hon Hadija Memounatou Ibrahimah in her remarks urged the First Lady of Nigeria to serve as the champion of the course of better representation for women in governance in the region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This she noted is especially so with the commendable contributions to the issues of women and girls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Your Excellency, you transmit a kind of light that illuminates the leadership of Nigeria. It touches the lives of even the ordinary man”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Women account for half of the population of ECOWAS member States. Only 17% are Parliamentarians and 24% are Ministers in the region. It is high time to reduce the under representation of women in democracy”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Senate President, Senator Godwill Akpabio who was represented by the Deputy Senate President Jibrin Barau stated that for the Senate, women participation in governance is a priority.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“We will redefine the power of women in governance”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After the Session, the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu in a nostalgic move, visited the newly renovated hallowed Red Chamber. She commended the leadership of the senate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The First Lady was a 3 term Senator representing Lagos Central Senatorial District till 2023.

 

 

SIGNED

Busola Kukoyi

SSA Media to the First Lady of the Federal Republic of Nigeria

22nd July,2024

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Buratai Lauds Tinubu’s Increased Support for Counterinsurgency Operations

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Buratai Lauds Tinubu’s Increased Support for Counterinsurgency Operations

 

 

 

 

…as NDA Course 29 Reunites in Maiduguri, Reaffirms Commitment to Nation-Building

 

 

 

Sahara Weekly Reports That Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, played host to the 29th Regular Combatant Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy NDA as they gathered for their 2024 Annual General Meeting. The event was a celebration of their rich heritage and a reunion of old colleagues.

 

 

 

Buratai Lauds Tinubu’s Increased Support for Counterinsurgency Operations

 

 

 

The evening was filled with cultural dances, jokes, and sumptuous meals, creating a relaxing atmosphere for the members.

 

 

 

Former Chief of Army Staff and former Nigerian Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, commended the federal government for the support in the war against insurgency.

 

 

 

 

 

“Nine years ago, we would never have had the opportunity to gather like this here in Borno and in Maiduguri in particular. Once it is 2 o’clock as someone said, everyone goes inside and remains there till the following morning probably nine or ten. The restrictions were heavy, the atmosphere was charged with so much insecurity. But today, to the Glory of Almighty God, we are thankful to God for the sustained counterinsurgency operations leading to the sustainable security being achieved and being experienced today in the Northeast,” he said.

 

 

 

“We must appreciate the previous administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and thank President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the increased support to the Armed Forces to prosecute the counterinsurgency operations against Boko Haram and its subsequent version of ISWAP.”

 

 

 

 

 

Buratai also praised the members for their support during his tenure as Army Chief. “You have been wonderful for over forty years precisely 44 years when we met together for the first time 3rd January 1981 and we have maintained that relationship. I want to thank you for your support to me in particular.

 

 

 

 

 

“You stood by me when I was Chief of Army Staff in a very difficult period, the time of the Boko Haram rampage and it was a period that was volatile, uncertain, complex and of course ambiguous environment and times as well. The environments were charged with so much opposition and mischief that is within the sociopolitical environment and within the geographical environment of the northeast also was tensed with the various attacks that have been going on in this area but you stood by me and supported me and together, we succeeded.” He adds.

 

 

 

 

The Betara of Biu equally applauded the Theatre Commander Major General Wahidi Shuaibu, the other components as well as troops for their resilience and sacrifice.

 

 

 

Commodore MB Teidi (Retd), President of the Association, reflected on the journey that began over four decades ago. “Let me take a moment to reflect on the journey that has brought us to this moment. The history of NDA 29th Regular Course started on 3rd January 1981 when 155 young men reported for military training at the Nigerian Defence Academy. Most of us received the Presidential Commission and thereafter were posted to various services in the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force to pursue their Military career, while some opted out of the training to pursue their next best destined options.

 

 

 

“The inaugural meeting of this association was initiated by Major TY Buratai when most of the members were on Staff Course at the Command and Staff College Jaji. It was not until 2014 after the burial of one of our course mates, that the idea of a formal body with a constitution was muted. Since then the association has enjoyed consistent yearly meetings in line with its constitution.

 

 

 

 

 

The event brought together former colleagues from across the services and the business community, including serving military personnel such as Major General Wahidi Shuaibu, Theater Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, and the Air Component Commander.

 

 

 

 

The reunion demonstrated the strong bonds and camaraderie forged during their military careers. As they reminisced about their past experiences, they celebrated their achievements and the progress made in the fight against insurgency.

 

 

 

“Nine years ago, we would never have had the opportunity to gather like this here in Borno and in Maiduguri in particular. Once it is 2 o’clock as someone said, everyone goes inside and remains there till the following morning probably nine or ten. The restrictions were heavy, the atmosphere was charged with so much insecurity. But today, to the Glory of Almighty God, we are thankful to God for the sustained counterinsurgency operations leading to the sustainable security being achieved and being experienced today in the Northeast,” he said.

 

 

 

 

“We must appreciate the previous administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and thank President Bola Ahmed Tinubu for the increased support to the Armed Forces to prosecute the counterinsurgency operations against Boko Haram and its subsequent version of ISWAP.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buratai also praised the members for their support during his tenure as Army Chief. “You have been wonderful for over forty years precisely 44 years when we met together for the first time 3rd January 1981 and we have maintained that relationship. I want to thank you for your support to me in particular.

 

 

 

 

“You stood by me when I was Chief of Army Staff in a very difficult period, the time of the Boko Haram rampage and it was a period that was volatile, uncertain, complex and of course ambiguous environment and times as well. The environments were charged with so much opposition and mischief that is within the sociopolitical environment and within the geographical environment of the northeast also was tensed with the various attacks that have been going on in this area but you stood by me and supported me and together, we succeeded.” He adds.

 

The Betara of Biu equally applauded the Theatre Commander Major General Wahidi Shuaibu, the other components as well as troops for their resilience and sacrifice.

 

 

 

 

Commodore MB Teidi (Retd), President of the Association, reflected on the journey that began over four decades ago. “Let me take a moment to reflect on the journey that has brought us to this moment. The history of NDA 29th Regular Course started on 3rd January 1981 when 155 young men reported for military training at the Nigerian Defence Academy. Most of us received the Presidential Commission and thereafter were posted to various services in the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Navy and the Nigerian Air Force to pursue their Military career, while some opted out of the training to pursue their next best destined options.

 

 

 

 

 

“The inaugural meeting of this association was initiated by Major TY Buratai when most of the members were on Staff Course at the Command and Staff College Jaji. It was not until 2014 after the burial of one of our course mates, that the idea of a formal body with a constitution was muted. Since then the association has enjoyed consistent yearly meetings in line with its constitution.”

 

The event brought together former colleagues from across the services and the business community, including serving military personnel such as Major General Wahidi Shuaibu, Theater Commander, Operation Hadin Kai, and the Air Component Commander.

 

The reunion demonstrated the strong bonds and camaraderie forged during their military careers. As they reminisced about their past experiences, they celebrated their achievements and the progress made in the fight against insurgency.

 

 

 

 

The 29th Regular Combatant Course of the Nigerian Defence Academy is no doubt, a shining example of the power of friendship and service to the nation. As they look to the future, they continue to stand together, committed to their objectives and to the development of the nation.

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National Association of Polytechnic Students ( NAPS) appeal to Federal Government to Support Initiative that will reduce Housing deficit in Nigeria.

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National Association of Polytechnic Students ( NAPS) appeal to Federal Government to Support Initiative that will reduce Housing deficit in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEING THE WORLD PRESS CONFERENCE ADDRESSED BY THE LEADERSHIP OF NAPS TO PARTNER WITH DOMAK GROUP INTERNATIONAL FOR LAND AND HOUSING INVESTMENT SCHEME.

 

 

 

Gentle Men of the Press…

 

 

 

Other Protocols are duly observed.

 

 

 

Today, being 17th July 2024, Sahara Weekly Reports That the leadership of NAPS brings a good news to all Nigerian Polytechnic students across the nation over our giant stride to enable our students to feel importance of been a Nigerian

 

 

 

 

National Association of Polytechnic Students ( NAPS) appeal to Federal Government to Support Initiative that will reduce Housing deficit in Nigeria.

 

 

 

 

It’s not new to our great association, the challenges facing Nigerian students and Youths in terms of housing across the country, the rate and high cost of accommodation and occupancy of a house is worrisome and demoralizing.

 

Over the years, there have been significant shifts in home and land ownership patterns that have had a profound impact on society. Some parents’ generation benefited from economic prosperity and government programs that promoted home and land ownership in the past. In contrast, this generation, has faced several challenges in achieving home and land ownership due to factors such as rising housing costs, land disputes, access to affordable housing, mortgage rates, and income inequality have contributed to lower home and land ownership rates.

 

The increasing wealth gap has created barriers to owning a home, especially for those with limited financial resources. The availability of affordable housing is another critical factor influencing home and land ownership trends. In many urban areas, housing costs have skyrocketed, making it challenging for individuals with moderate incomes to afford a home. This lack of affordable housing options has forced many people to rent rather than purchase a home.

 

Haven X-rayed the whole situation and most of the challenges facing students and Youths in this country to own a land and house, we discovered that what people need is enlightenment, financial literacy programs and understanding the home and land buying process and available resources.

 

It’s on this note, that the leadership of NAPS is coming with an initiative ideas to partner with Domak Group International, where all interested students and Youths can own a piece of land in their respective state including FCT, furthermore the initiative was so easier for even the poorest among the poor can be a land owner with just 350 per day for just three(3) years.

 

In lieu of this, the leadership of NAPS is using this medium to call the attention of Polytechnics students and Youths generally to invest in their future by owning a piece of land from Domak Youths and students land and Housing Investment Scheme.

 

Aluta Continua! Victoria Ascerta!!

 

Signed:

 

Comrade Opeyemi Ridwan

NAPS President

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