PRINCIPALS OF THE COLLEGES

AWOLAJA, ADESINA M.

Awolaja, Adesina M

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

Awolaja Adesina obtained a Bachelor degree in Agriculture (specialization in Crop Production) from Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago – Iwoye in 1997, and in 2002, obtained a Masters in Forestry (with specialization in Agroforestry) from Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, Ogun state. He started his working career as farm manager with Caboom Farm between 1998 and 2000. He joined Leventis Foundation Nigeria in 2002 and worked in the LFN Dogon Dawa Agricultural Training School, Kaduna State. In 2004, Awolaja was transferred to LFN/Kano State Agricultural Training School, and was appointed the head of Crop Production and Agroforestry Department in 2009. In November, 2013 he was appointed the Acting Principal of Leventis Foundation Nigeria/FCT Agricultural Training School, Yaba. Mr. Awolaja contributed to the development of the Agroforestry guide: β€œAn introductory Field Manual on Agroforestry Practices in Nigeria and Ghana for trained young farmers”. He is a member of Forestry Association of Nigeria (FAN).

AWOTODUNBO, ADEBAYOU AWORENI

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.

OLUWOLE, OLASOJI ABIKOYE

Oluwole, Olasoji Abikoye

Principal, LFN School, Idoani (Ondo State)

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OluwoleOlasojiAbikoyereceived 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 isresponsible 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.

MALLAM M. M. HAMZA

Mallam M. M. Hamza

Principal, LFN School, Tumu, Gombe State

Mallam M. Hamza obtained aB.Sc. in Sociology fromBayero University, Kano, Nigeria and M.Sc.in Agricultural Extension from AhmaduBello 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.

DR. POPOOLA YINKA MUIDEEN

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 managementfrom 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

TURAKI HABIB HASHIM

Turaki Habib Hashim

Turaki Habib Hashim

Principal, LFN/Kano State Agricultural Training School

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 thesame 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.