TRAINING SCHOOLS PRINCIPALS

Yusuf, Agnes O. (MRS)

Ag. Principal LFN/FCTATS, Yaba, Abuja – FCT.

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Agnes O. Yusuf (Mrs.) holds a M.Sc. degree (in view) in Agricultural Economics from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (2007) and a Bachelors degree in Agricultural Economics and Extension from Federal University of Technology, Yola, Adamawa State (2000). Agnes began her working career with the Gombe State Government in 2001 and was posted to the Ministry of Agriculture. While there, she was attached to the Department of Planning, Research and Statistics as Head of Monitoring and Evaluation Unit. She has served on several committees (ad-hoc duty) including the Ministerial Action Committee on HIV/AIDS where she received training on World Bank Procedure and Gender Advocacy. She has also carried out some Consultancy work with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). In her quest for bigger challenges, she joined Leventis Foundation Nigeria in 2007 as Assistant Trainer, Rural Enterprise Development (RED). She successfully established the Rural Enterprise Development Department at Gombe School as a pioneer staff. She has organized, attended and presented papers at several workshops and seminars. She is a member of the editorial team of Millenium Farmer Newsletter and has served on several committees. She was appointed Ag, Principal, LFN/FCTAS, Yaba, Abuja in March 2015.
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Awotodunbo, Adebayo Aworeni

Principal, LFN School, Dogon Dawa, Kaduna State

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Awotodunbo, Adebayo Aworeniobtained a Bachelor of Agriculture degree in Agricultural Economics in 1993 from the University of Ife, now ObafemiAwolowo University in Ile-Ife, Osun State and a Master of Science degree in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in1998from the Premier University, now University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He obtained a Diploma in Computer Techniques and Applications from the University of Ibadan consultancy services unit in June, 1998 and also obtained a Master Degree in Business Administration from theObafemiAwolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State in 2013.He joined the services of Leventis Foundation Nigeria in 2001as Agric. Superintendent (Extension Services) and was deployed to Young Farmers Training Centre, now Leventis Nigeria Weppa Farms; Weppa in Edo State. In 2005, he was transferred to LFN Agricultural Training School, Dogon Dawa where he served as a trainer in Rural Enterprise Development Department. In 2009, he was appointed the head of the Rural Enterprise Development Department and in 2010, he was appointed the Officer in Charge (OIC) of Leventis Foundation Agricultural Training School, Dogon Dawa. He is also the National Coordinator of the Leventis Foundation Nigeria Experimental Micro Credit Scheme.He is very skilful in Human capacity development and training, Project management, planning, monitoring and evaluation, Cooperative group management, Rural finance and credit management.
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Oluwole, Olasoji Abikoye

Principal, LFN School, Idoani (Ondo State)

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Oluwole Olasoji Abikoye received a B.Sc. in Botany in 1991 and a M.Sc. in Crop Production in 1995, both from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria. He joined the Leventis Foundation in 2001 as a supervisor (crop production). Over the years he rose through the ranks as a trainer /head of crop production department; and was appointed as the principal, Leventis Foundation /Ondo State Agricultural Training School, Idoani Ondo State, where he is responsible for the general administration and day to day running of the school.
He has over the years attended series of management /in-house seminars and workshops.
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Mallam M. Hamza

Principal, LFN School, Tumu, Gombe State

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Mallam M. Hamza obtained a B.Sc. in Sociology from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria and M.Sc.in Agricultural Extension from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Nigeria.Hamza joined the services of Leventis Foundation Nigeria in 1999 as an Administrative Manager and in 2001, was elevated to the position of Principal, LFN school, Tumu. Before his present role, he served as Principal LFN Schools inPanda Kano State, Ilesha in Osun State, Weppa, Agenebode, Edo State and Dogon Dawa, Kaduna State.
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Dr. Popoola Yinka Muideen

Principal, LFN School, Ilesa, Osun State

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Popoola Yinka Muideen was awarded Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1997. He is a member of the Veterinary Council of Nigeria and Nigeria Veterinary Medical Association. He worked in agro-veterinary consultancy and management from 1998 to 1999.He joined the Leventis Foundation Nigeria School, Panda in 2001 as Agricultural Superintendent (Livestock) and then worked as Acting Head of Department (Livestock) LFN school, Weppaand Ilesa from 2002. Following a promotion, he became substantive Head of Department in 2007. Popoola was elevated to Acting Principal in 2008 as a result of his noticed impressive performance by the Management in 2009, he was seconded to the newly established LFN/Ondo State Agriculture
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Turaki Habib Hashim

Principal, LFN/Kano State Agricultural Training School

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Turaki holds a BSc. (Animal Science) from the University of NOVI Sad, Yugoslavia. Between 1986 and 1988, he worked with the Kano State Government Ministry of Agriculture as Farm Manager in charge of small ruminant farm / extension services. From 1988 – 1999, under the same ministry, Turaki served in several capacities as officer in charge of Diary, Meat, Poultry extension centres and as Assist. Director in charge of Artificial Insemination Extension Centre of Kano State. He joined the Leventis Foundation Nigeria in 1999 as Supervisor, Animal Production Department at the Panda LFN/Kano State Agricultural Training School; he rose to the position of trainer / HOD Animal Production in 2001. Between 2005 and 2012, Turaki functioned as the Acting Principal of LFN/Kano State Agricultural training School. He became the substantive principal of LFN/Kano State Agricultural Training School in 2013.
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