Mr. Hakeem Olaogun Dickson; Former Director-General, Lagos State Safety Commission

To him think first of what you can do for your Country and not what your Country can do for you – John F. Kennedy.

For his Secondary education, he attended Victory High School, Ikeja and obtained his West African School Certificate in 1976. On completion of his National Youth Service program which he did at Nigerian Airways between 1984 and 1985, Mr. Hakeem Olaogun Dickson started his career at Coopers and Lybrand CPA, Newark, New Jersey between 1988 and 1994.

Mr. Hakeem Olaogun Dickson, holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the Thomas A. Edison State College, Trenton, New Jersey U.S.A and two Masters Degrees in Business Administration specializing in Accounting and Finance respectively, both from the Fairleight Dickinson University, Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.A in 1983 and 1985.

He was an internal Auditor at the now defunct Nigeria Airways before his overseas experience as Staff Accountant/External Auditor/ Tax Adviser at the Coopers and Lybrand CPA, Newark, New Jersey U.S.A.

He then returned to the Nigeria to contest and won an election as the Executive Chairman of the Surulere Local Government in 1998.He is currently the C.E.O of Citiwide Construction and Transport Nigeria Limited which specializes in the construction of roads and buildings.

Mr. Hakeem Olaogun Dickson is a seasoned administrator and politician with good managerial skills and has contributed his quota at various times to the development of Lagos State.

He firmly holds the view that predestination could only be an appropriate success recipes if it’s matched with hard work,perseverance, great vision, dedication, and unalloyed commitment to excellence.

Mr. Hakeem Olaogun Dickson is married with children.

Mr Tony Ogbaka; CEO, Novelle Center

Mr Tony Ogbaka is an entrepreneur, business capitalist, investment consultant, project manager and a certified health and safety professional with over nine years of experience in extensive research in logistics, quality control, business support, port management and key aspect of health and safety within several industries.

He is the CEO, Novelle Center Limited, as well as Cystems and Certification International. The focused and results-driven professional is an accomplished lead auditor in quality, health, safety and environmental management with far-reaching knowledge of international quality policies and regulations for business. Adept at executing forward-thinking strategies that significantly enhance workplace efficiency with a demonstrated abilities in driving process and implementing improvements.

Tony Ogbaka is a fellow of the Certified Institute of Shipping of Nigeria, member of the prestigious chartered Management institute of London and an alumnus of the University of Liverpool with masters honors in Project management.

Mr Jide King; HSE Manager, BAT

Jide joined BATN in November 2000 as a Shipping/Supply Supervisor in charge of import and export (processing and local procurement). He transited into BAT from Nigerian Tobacco Company Limited after the buy over in 2000.

He was Facilities Manager, BAT Head Office Lagos (and subsequently Ibadan factory). He is currently the Operations Environmental Health & Safety Manager for West Africa.

Jide is the current Vice President of National Industrial Safety Council of Nigerian.

He’s a qualified Facilities Management Professional (FMP) (International Facilities Management Association), member of Institute of Safety Professional of Nigeria, and an ISO 14001-2015 (Environmental Management System) Auditor.

Jide King holds an Advanced Diploma in Public Administration from Kaduna State Polytechnic and International General Certificate – National Examination Board for Occupational Safety and Health.

JK is married with three children.

Engr. Jamiu Badmos; Executive Director, The Safety Advocates

Engr. Jamiu Badmos is a versatile, analytical and passionate QHSSE and Business Sustainability Professional with over 18 years practical hands-on approach, strong coaching skills, high decisional-efficiency and International certifications in Environmental Law, Quality, Health, Safety, Security, Environment, Business Continuity, Business Process, Enterprise Risk Management and ISO Management System Standards (ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, ISO 45001:2018 etc).

As a registered Engineer (COREN, MNSE, IAEng, MIET) with innovative ideas to deliver tasks meticulously, timely and passionately, he has translated excellent safety, environmental and quality performance into profitability and operational excellence for over forty two (42) companies including Multi-nationals in Oil & Gas, Telecoms, Manufacturing, Banking, Logistics, Construction and Power sectors of the economy.

Engr. Jamiu Badmos, a Fellow of the leading Risk Management Association in Nigeria, Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals (AERMP), a Fellow of Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (NiSafetyE), a Fellow of the Emergency Crisis & Disaster Risk Management Institute (ECRMI), a Fellow of Institute of Management Consultants Nigeria and one of the eight (8) International (IRCA) Lead Auditors (OH&S) in Nigeria.

He is the first African to deliver a highly impactful lecture on Anatomy of ISO 45001:2018 within 30 days of the release of the standard at no cost for over 200 Occupational Health & Safety Professionals and Practitioners in Nigeria, the First OHS Professional in the World to link ISO 45001:2018 to the 7 Golden Rules of Vision Zero (recognized by ISSA/ILO), the Winner of the Most Prestigious BusinessDay Risk Manager of the year 2018 and the Environmental/Safety Person of the year 2018 by World Safety Organization.

Presently, he is the Executive Director, Strategies, Safety Advocacy & Empowerment Foundation (The Safety Advocates).

Dapo Omolade; MD / CEO Hybrid Group and Executive Director SAEF

I am qualified safety practitioner and consultant with about twenty active and consistent years of experience in occupational health, safety, environment & project management administration, operations, training and consulting for clients in the Oil and Gas, construction, power and energy, manufacturing, institutions and other industries. I am an ISO lead auditor, trainer, assessor, verifier, project manager, mentor, coach & safety entrepreneur.

As part of my professional and competence development, and in addition to a master’s degree in environmental management and post graduate certificate in Industrial Hygiene management from Columbia Southern University; I am also an alumnus of Harvard School of Public Health USA; London School of Business Finance UK and Lagos Business School, Nigeria, and lots more.

Professionally, I have certifications in occupational health, safety and environmental management. I am a member of many internationally recognised HSE training and technical bodies. In addition to this, I am a certified and approved instructor and train-the-trainer for many international safety and health awarding bodies.

I am the CEO of Hybrid Group Limited, a one-stop shop for safety and allied services, with five independent but service-related companies operating across Nigeria, Ghana, UK and the US. We are also the owner of DGM franchises in Ghana and Nigeria, which is involved in the safe transportation of dangerous goods through the air, sea and road.

I am the national coordinator of Safety Advocacy & Empowerment Foundation (SAEF), a registered NGO in Nigeria, promoting safety advocacy and awareness in the country and beyond. I also serve in executive capacities in many safety professional bodies in Nigeria.

Socio-economically, I am involved in human empowerment and capacity building in the areas of HSE and auditing processes, as a coach and mentor and regular speaker at seminars, workshops and other programs in order to create more awareness in the HSE fields and mentoring the younger ones in the field, to make them not only self-sufficient but also ignite the culture of positive HSE culture in the larger society.

I am married and live with my family in Lagos, Nigeria. My hobbies include reading, social networking and watching football.

Engr. Akaninyene Edet Ekong; National Vice Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers

Engr. Akaninyene Edet Ekong completed his primary school education at the Nigerian Navy Primary School, Ikot Ansa, Calabar, Cross River State, and he had his secondary school education at Lutheran High School, Obot Idimin Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, Akwa Ibom State and Jubilee College, Okokomaiko, in Lagos State. He attended the University of Uyo where he earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering. He also has certificates from the Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron, and Master of Science degree in Occupational Health and Safety Management.

He started his career with Tafdev Construction Limited as an assistant safety officer in Lagos State. He has worked with Tomsey Engineering and Services International Limited as a HSE / process safety engineer and trainer, where he developed his skills in HAZOP, safety audits, risk assessments, case studies, marine safety, fire safety, etc.

He has 14 International and local safety certifications to his credit, including the NEBOSH Diploma, the NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety(IGC), Chartered Institute of Environmental Health(UK), Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA-USA), International Institute for Risk and Safety Managers(IIRSM), Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (now ISPON), etc.

Over the years, he has mentored, trained and sponsored youths on various competency development programs to get them equipped with the skilles needed to get work and to create jobs.

He is a COREN-registered engineer with experience in the construction, maritime, and oil and gas industries.

Engr. Akaninyene is a fellow of both the Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers (a division of Nigerian Society of Engineers) and Institute of Professional Managers and Administrators of Nigeria. He is currently the National Vice Chairman and Pioneer Chairman of Akwa Ibom State Chapter of Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers. He is the recipient of the Safety Leadership Award by the Lagos State Safety Commission in 2018.

He is a member of the following professional bodies: Nigerian Society of Engineers, Nigerian Society of Chemical Engineers, Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria, Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers, National Registry of Environmental Professionals USA, International Project Management Professionals, Onshore-Offshore Oil and Gas Professionals.

He is a Christian, husband, and a father.

Dr Bara Kabaka Brown

Dr Bara Kabaka Brown holds a Masters’ Degree (MSc) and Doctorate Degree (PhD) in Occupational Safety and Health Management from Universiti Utara Malaysia, Sintok, Kedah, Malaysia. He also holds Bachelor’s in Business Education Accountancy Option from Rivers State University of Science & Technology, Port Harcourt. Certificate in Health Economics from World Bank Institute New York.

He was a Community Affairs Coordinator/Community Projects Inspector at ExxonMobil (Oil & Gas Company) – Public and Government Affairs Unit. He was head, Administration/ Operations, Research, Monitoring & Evaluation at Ibani-Se Initiative, Bonny Island, Rivers State (NLNG, SPDC & MPN sponsored Project for Bonny Kingdom). A QHSE Consultant.

He is a consultant on Curriculum /Lecturing Notes Development on various components of the Masters and PhD Degree Programs in Occupational Safety and Health Management at University of Port Harcourt Center for Occupational Health, Safety and Environment – Masters/PhD.

HE IS A MEMBER MEMBERSHIP Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria, American Society of Safety Professionals, Nigerian Institution of Safety Engineers and Oil and Gas Trainers Association of Nigeria.

He has 3 publications to his credit “Brown, B. K., Subramaniam, C., & Ali, H. (2017). Inclusive Leadership, Safety Climate and Safety Behaviour: A Proposed Framework. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 7(2), 330-342.” “Brown, B. K., Subramaniam, C., & Ali, H. (2017). Authentic Leadership, Safety Climate and Risky Behaviour: A proposed framework for the oil and gas industry. Journal of Advances in Social Sciences and Humanities” and Brown, B. K., Subramaniam, C., & Hassan, Z. (2017). Validation of Safety Climate factors: A first look among nurses in Nigeria. European Journal of Business and Management, 9(7), 123-134.”

Mr Tony Ogbaka; Managing Consultant of Kaygrill Services Nigeria Limited and Top-Set Emergency Services Nigeria Limited

Attended Sacred Heart Primary School after civil war in Port Harcourt in 1970
completed Primary at Ilorin Teacher’s College Demonstration School in 1975, Attended Omupo Anglican Grammer School, 1975 -1980, Offa LGA in Kwara State.

Joined the NPA, Fire Safety Dept., Port Harcourt Ports in 1981 & retired in
2006. Joined Eleme Petro Chemicals Limited in 2006 -2007 as Head, HSE / Training. Joined the private life Fire Risk Assessment & Safety Management Consultant.

Attended the Rivers State University of Science & Technology 1984 – 1986. Passed the following Institution of Fire Engineers Exams London, IFE Preliminary Certificate in 1992, IFE Graduate Diploma Certificate 1998/99, and IFE Membership Diploma Certificate 2002.

A qualified Fire Engineer of the Institution of Fire Engineers London. Attended United Nations Disaster and Emergency Management course in Vienna – Austria 2004.

He’s a CMD Train-the-trainer. Advanced Management Development trainer in 2014. Member Commonwealth Fire Services Association. Member American Society of Safety Professionals. Member Institution of Fire Engineers, London. Fellow of Institute of Safety Professional of Nigeria (ISPON). Fellow Fire Protection Association of Nigeria (FPAN). Training consultant to various companies.

Presently Managing Consultant of Kaygrill Services Nigeria Limited and Top-Set Emergency Services Nigeria Limited. Specializes on Facility fire risk assessment, Disaster & Emergency Management, Confined Space, Development of Fire & HSEQ Services, etc.

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