PROFILE: HON OLUBUNMI TUNJI-OJO

PROFILE: HON OLUBUNMI TUNJI-OJO


NAME:     Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo
Date of Birth:   1st May, 1982
State of Origin:     Ondo 
Town:     Okeagbe Akoko 
Local Government Area:  Akoko North West
Contact Address:                       3, Ned Munir Nwoko Close, Asokoro District, Abuja              
Phone No:                08055303350; 08121771138 
E-Mail:                         toyem1uk@yahoo.co.uk 
 
EXECUTIVE PROFILE 

Hon. (Dr) Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo is an accomplished business management and consulting executive with over seventeen years public and private sector experience in project and strategic management. With a flourishing career in consultancy, he became the CEO of a leading indigenous consulting company in Nigeria, Matrix IT Solutions Limited, at the age of 24. This has afforded him the exposure and deep knowledge of critical sectors of the economy especially the Oil and Gas, Information Technology, as well as expertise in policy making and development in Agriculture, Research, Finance, Management Consultancy and Manufacturing industries. In 1999, he gained admission into Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife) to study Electrical and Electronics Engineering. In 2002, while in his third year at the Obafemi Awolowo University, he proceeded to the University of North London (now London Metropolitan University) where he studied Electronics and Communication Engineering and graduated in 2005. He obtained a master's degree in Digital Communication and Networking from the same institution in 2006. He holds certifications in eighteen professional qualifications including the prestigious title of being one of the first set of Certified Ethical Hackers from Royal Britannia Training Academy in the United Kingdom before he turned 24 years. 

In Nigeria, he consulted for the Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF) (Management) Board, Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Nigeria Gas Company (NGC), National Petroleum Investment and Management Services (NAPIMS), Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC), World Bank, Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs,  Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB), National Health Insurance Scheme, Abuja (NHIS), Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education among others

In collaboration with the Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream), Ministry of Petroleum Resources, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB), he pioneered the first Nigerian Content Workshop (NCW) in 2016, a forum for all stakeholders in the Oil and Gas Industry to discuss freely on the Policy Framework to improve indigenous participation and making use of the Nigerian Content Policy to domicile the best global productivity and performances in Nigeria. One of the goals of the workshop was to address the thematic issues, challenges, concerns, and ways forward and this was achieved with thirteen papers delivered and deliberated upon by speakers including Mr. Aminu Galadima (Ag. Executive Secretary, Petroleum Technology Development Fund); Mr Bank Anthony Okoroafor (Chairman, Petroleum Technology Association of Nigeria); Mr. Waziri Adio (Executive Secretary, Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative); Engr. Geoff Onuoha (Chairman, Pipeline Professionals’ association of Nigeria, PLAN); Mr. Tunde Adelana (Director, M&ED, Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board); Alhaji Habibu Abdullahi (Managing Director, Nigerian Ports Authority); Mr. Osagie Okunbor (Country Chair, Shell Companies in Nigeria and Managing Director, SPDC); Mr Godwin Emefiele (Governor, Central Bank of Nigeria); Mr Tonye Cole (MD, Sahara Group); Mr Taofeek Adegbite (Chief Executive, Marine Platforms Ltd) among others. 

Highlight of the communique birthed by this innovation includes advocacy for the fiscal stability of National and International Oil Companies (NOCs and IOCs); the consideration, by the National Assembly, of the Nigerian Content Development Fund of approximately seven hundred million dollars ($700 Million) resting with NCDMB; passage of the Petroleum Industrial Bill (PIB) which has since been signed by President Muhammadu Buhari; expansion of the Nigerian content policy framework through the Nigerian Content Policy and the Nigeria (Oil and Gas) Industry Content Development (NOGICD) ACT 2010 so that thousands of jobs can be created annually for the Nigerian Youth; collaboration of indigenous ship builders and government-owned outfit and support through development of capacity, technology acquisition and transfer to encourage the construction of marine vessels in Nigeria; review and the enforcement of the Nigerian Content Development Policy Framework and the NOGICD ACT 2010; vigorous pursuit of cost benchmarking to make market operation in the oil and gas sector competitive for Nigerian companies; compelling need for cost effective solutions to be developed in the oil sector in an internationally competitive dimension with special focus on capacities, capabilities and innovations; addressing the income – currency anomaly to make investment in the industry profitable; review of the Policies granting waivers to companies in maritime and manufacturing sectors of the country. This initiative, which has become an annual event, was adjudged as a platform to ensure the dispassionate discussions amongst all key stakeholders including the industry regulators, policy makers, research bodies and investors. 

In 2019, he was elected into the House of Representatives to represent Akoko North East/Akoko North West Federal Constituency of Ondo State on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC). Upon his inauguration, he mobilized 246 other lawmakers to support the speakership ambition of the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, under the forum of first-timers lawmakers, chaired by him. Months later, he was appointed by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as the Chairman of the House Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In an oversight function, he led the House of Representatives Committee on NDDC to probe the alleged malfeasance of over 80 billion Naira in the commission, making it the first time a probe will be launched into the financial activities of the NDDC in its over twenty years of existence. This marked the beginning of the financial re-engineering of the commission and top of the success achieved through this includes the completion of its headquarters in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, inauguration of the Nigeria Police Barracks, Special Protection Unit (SPU), Base 6 Project, Rivers State, commissioning of the 1050 Bed- Space Hostel, donated by the commission to the University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

In March 2021, he proposed a bill to repeal the NDDC Act which will make abuse of office impossible. Other bills proposed by the lawmaker include Minerals and Mining Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021. The bill is to help attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) through a well-articulated and coordinated incentive to prospective investors; Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, a bill that will ensure that colleges of agriculture alongside Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education are beneficiaries of the fund from TETFUND; the Employees Compensation Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021, among others. 

On the 22nd of January, 2021, he was awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration by the prestigious Joseph Ayo Babalola University (JABU) Ikeji Arakeji, Osun State. He is a recipient of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Leadership Award of Excellence as well as the Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award as a Worthy Ambassador of African Youth and several other awards. 

ATTRIBUTES 
• Good Organizational, Relationship and Administrative Skills 
• Effective Project Management Skills 
• Ability to create Strategy for Organizational Wins 
• Management Skills at Executive Level 
• Excellent Interpersonal and Communication Skills 
• Great Team Player 
• Highly Creative and Dynamic 
• Excellent Conflicts Resolution Skills

EDUCATION/CERTIFICATION                          
• Masters Degree in Digital Communication and Networking (2006)
London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.      

• Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics and Communication Engineering (2005)
    London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom.

• Bachelor of Science in International Relations (In View)
University of London 

• Certification in Ethical Hacking and Counter Measures (2006)
Britannia Training Academy, United Kingdom

• Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife                                 1999-2002 

• West African Senior School Certificate (1999) 
FUTA Staff Secondary School, Akure (S.S.C.E)              1993-1999
 
• Primary School Leaving Certificate 
Universal Primary School, Akure                                    1991-1993

• Hakda International School, Kaduna                                   1987-1991    

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 
• Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)                                     2006 
• Certified Comptia Network Plus (Network +) Engineer    2005 
• Britannia Hardware A+ Management Certificate               2005 

PROFESSIONAL BODIES 
• Fellow, Chartered Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management
• Member, Royal Council for Commerce and Industry, United Kingdom 
• Member, E-Commerce Council (ECC913991) 
• Member, The Computing Technology Industry Association (COMP001004613402) 
• Member, Information Systems Audit and Control Association 
• Member, British society of Instrumentation and Control, United Kingdom 
• Member, Electronic Consultancy Society, United Kingdom 
• Member, Digital Communication Network, United Kingdom 
 

PUBLIC POSITIONS HELD 
• Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). 2019 to date. 
o Specifically sponsored a bill to repeal the NDDC act to make it impossible for public officers to engage in financial crimes. While overseeing the activities of the commission, I have led the Committee to provide oversight functions that would help the commission deliver on its mandate as an interventionist agency. Successes recorded so far include the completion of the lingering headquarters of the commission in Port Harcourt and the commissioning of same by President Muhammadu Buhari. This has built trust and confidence of investors and would-be investors in the Nigerian Oil and Gas landscape. 
o As the Chairman of the Committee, I was saddled with responsibilities which include presiding over and setting agenda for committee meetings, scheduling hearings  and ensuring that they are conducted in a timely and efficient manner, representing the committee's views to the public, other members of the House and the media, working with other members of the Committee to ensure that it operates in a non-partisan manner, discretional introduction of legislation related to the committee's jurisdiction  and working with other members to promote the committee's agenda. 

• Member representing Akoko North East/North West Federal Constituency in the House of Representatives (2019 to date). 
o I have delivered effective representation to the people of my Federal Constituency that they have not experienced since the return of democracy in 1999 by facilitating legacy projects from federal government ministries, agencies, and parastatal, including Universal Basic Education (UBEC), Nigeria Communication Commission (NCC), Nigeria Building and Road Research Institute (NBRRI), Border Community Development Agency (BCDA), Ministries of Agriculture and Housing among others. Consequently, I have facilitated the installation of over thirty-two (32) 10,000 litres solar-powered boreholes across the Federal Constituency, installation of over fifteen (15) units 500 KVA transformers, construction of several blocks of classrooms, construction and renovation of over 100km of roads across the length and breadth of the constituency, amongst other projects. 

• Member of the following House of Representatives Committees;
o Gas Resources 
o Local Content 
o Solid Minerals
o National Security and Intelligence
o North East Development Commission (NEDC)
o Housing
o Federal Capital Territory Area Council and Ancillary Matters and Pilgrims Affairs. 

• Deputy Director, Policy, research and strategy Directorate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council
o Was a member of the directorate where strategies were deployed to design long-term policies to help the party and the Presidential candidate communicate its manifesto in the most effective and efficient manner especially in key sectors like the oil and gas, security etc. This translated to the historic victory of the party in the 2023 general election.
 
• Member, All Progressives Congress (APC) National Executive Council (2022 to date)
• Chairman, Contact and Mobilization committee for the re-election of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State in 2020. 
• Senior Prefect, FUTA Staff Secondary School, Akure  (1998) 
• Public Relations Officer, FUTA Staff Secondary School Old Students Association, Akure, Ondo State (2000-2007) 

PRIVATE SECTOR EXPERIENCE  

2009-2018:  New Planet Projects Limited,
  3rd Floor, Ojimadu Nwaeze House, 
  P.O.W. Mafemi Crescent, Off Solomon Lar Way,
  Utako, Abuja. 
POSITION:  MD/CEO 
JOB DESCRIPTION: 
• General Business Concept Note and Strategic Document Development and Management: Developing long and short-term plans for setting up new businesses as well as enhancing the viability of existing ones. 
• Review of business compliance with Existing Laws, Regulations as benchmarked against global best practices and other external requirements. 
• Resource and Business Modeling 
• Ensuring that clients comply with comprehensive business control systems, rules, regulations and processes which form the basis of periodic review i.e. to determine the rate of business growth viz-a-viz return on investment (ROI). 
• Supervision of Project Implementation and Management 
• Provision of productive consultation and ideas about how opportunities and vulnerabilities can be balanced by making valuable recommendations for assessing and strengthening corporate governance thereby mitigating risk in the oil and gas sector. 
• Management of investor’s fund as well as ensuring value for money. 
• Facilitation of technical working stations between investors and clients. 
• Human capital development for the enhancement of greater performance and improved productivity. 
• Collation of data and investment statistics for business visioning process. 
• Investment and project performance monitoring and evaluation. 
• Development of organizational policy documents, business plans and general investment strategic documents. 
 
LIST OF CLIENTELE:  
• Ministry of Petroleum Resources
• World Bank 
• Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)
• Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF)
• Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB)
• Petroleum Equalisation Fund (PEF) (Management) Board 
• Senate Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) 
• House of Representatives Committee on Petroleum Resources (Upstream) 
• Nigeria Gas Company (NGC) 
• National Petroleum Investment and Management Services (NAPIMS)
• Nigerian Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)
• Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs
• Federal Ministry of Information 
• Federal Ministry of Works and Housing 
• National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) 
• Federal Ministry of Works 
• National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC).
 
2006-2009     Matrix IT Solutions Limited, 
                       Suite C4, Fudie Plaza, Plot 768 Cadastral BO4, 
                       Jabi, Abuja 
POSITION:    MD/CEO 
 
JOB DESCRIPTION: 
• Corporate and Business Management 
• Activity Sequencing and Planning 
• Resource and Project Modeling 
• Risk Analysis and Team Management 
• Supervision of Project Implementation and Management 
• Deployment of Security and Network Solutions 
• Ethical and anti-hacking consultancy and Training 
• Deployment of Security for Web and Software Solutions 
• Human Capital Development 
 
LIST OF CLIENTELE:  
• Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Abuja (PTDF) 
• National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna (NTI) 
• Federal Ministry of Information (FMI) 
• National Universities Commission (NUC) 
• World Bank 
• Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA) 
National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education        
• National Health Insurance Scheme, Abuja (NHIS) 
• Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA) 
• Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 
• National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) 
• Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) 
• National Archives of Nigeria 
 
PROJECTS EXECUTED: 
• Provision of ICT Consultancy Services at Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board. Yenagoa. 
• Provision of ICT Consultancy Services at the National Commission for Mass Literacy Adult and Non-Formal Education, Abuja. 
• Provision of ICT Consultancy Services at the National Teachers Institute, Kaduna. 
• Provision of ICT Auditing and Planning Services at the Ondo State Information Technology Development Agency. 
• Provision of ICT Consultancy Services at the Federal University of Technology Akure. 
• Development of a Customer Relationship Management Software and Training at the National Film and Video Censors Board, Abuja 
• Development and Installation of Office Administration Suite at the National Film and Video Censors Board, Abuja. 
• Development of Database Application for the Labour Market Observatory Project 
• Digitization of the National Archives of Nigeria 
• Digitalization of Films and Video Library at the National Film and Video Censors Board, Abuja. 
• Deployment of Office Productivity Applications at Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority 
• Supply, Installation and Commissioning of IT and Library Facilities at the University of Calabar, Calabar by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund, Abuja 
• Supply, Installation and Commissioning of IT and Library Facilities at the Enugu 
State University of Science and Technology, Enugu by the Petroleum            Technology Development Fund, Abuja 
• Provision and Installation of Solar Energy Back up for ICT at the Federal University of Technology, Akure 
• Provision and Deployment of Gigabyte Network Technology at the National 
Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education Headquarters, Abuja 
• Supply and Installation of Computers and V-SAT Facilities at Selected ICT Centers across the country by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund 
• Provision of Internet Bandwidth in Lagos, Benin and Ilorin Zonal offices of the National Health Insurance Scheme. 
• Provision of Computers and Training of Senior members of Staff on Information 
      Technology of the National Teachers’ Institute, Kaduna 
• Provision of Radios for the Literacy by Radio Program of the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education, Abuja 
• Training of Civil Servants on ICT Proficiency Skills at the Ondo State Ministry of Finance, Akure, Ondo State. 
• Creation of Robust Literacy Database and Web applications for NMEC, Abuja.
 
COURSES/TRAININGS ATTENDED AND FACILITATED 

• Global Macroeconomic Challenges Program
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom (2022)

• Managing Risk and Reputation in a Complex World (MRR) Program 
Stanford Graduate School of Business, USA (2022)

• Global Best Practices for Effective Legislative Oversight in the Niger Delta Region 
Max Global Consultancy (United Arab Emirates) and Mc Timothy Associates (Nigeria) (April 2022)

• Corporate Finance and Strategy Program 
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom (2002)

• Petroleum Projects Management, Principles and Practice
Petroset Trainers, London (2007)

• Petroleum Business Matrix 
Summit Consult, London (April 2016)


• Petroleum Contract Negotiation and Conflict Management
Pritesh Consults, London (2009)
 
• Communication Skills for Oil and Gas 
New Planet Projects, Dubai (2013)

• Overview of the International Petroleum Business 
New Planet Projects, London (2019)

• Renewable Energy Integration 
New Planet Projects, Dubai (2019)

• A-Z of Petroleum Upstream 
New Planet Projects, Dubai (2012)

• Energy Business Continuity and HSE Policy 
New Planet Projects, Dubai (2013)

• Developing our Nation's Blue Economy: A Global Approach 
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2021)

• Training on Effective Legislative Oversight of the National Security and Intelligence Sector Hilton Hotels, Bosphororus Istanbul, Turkey (30th August - 3rd September 2021)


● Strategic visioning/concepts, processes, and tools for leading and managing industrial change 
New Planet Projects (Lagos, January 2010) 

● Strategy and Capacity Building for an effective business development 
JRG PARTNERS (London, October 2008) 

● Project Development and Management: Models and Practices 
JRG PARTNERS (London, July, 2009) 

● Attitude and cultural change for the promotion of foreign direct investment 
New Planet Projects (Ibadan, April, 2012). 

● Risked based Investment Strategy
Techworks Limited ((Florida, October 2013)

AWARDS/RECOGNITION 
 
• Honorary Doctorate Degree in Public Administration by Joseph Ayo Babalola University, Ikeji Arakeji, Osun Staten (2021)
• Award of Recommendation as a distinguished Lecturer at the 1st African and 2nd Nigeria Conference on Adolescent and Youth Health and Development Abuja, Nigeria (2021)
• Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) Ondo State Council As most outstanding constituents-friendly Federal Lawmaker of the year (2021)
• Award Of Excellence by House of Representatives Press Corps in recognition of excellent performance as Dean of oversight (2021)
• Transparency and anti-corruption award in recognition of pragmatic disposition to issues of transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption by National Assembly New Media Forum (2021)
• Southwest First Alert Magazine Merit Award as the best Federal incumbent Honourable Member for remarkable contributions towards the growth and development of South-West region (2020)
• Fellow’s award, National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (2021)
• Gold award of excellence on Community Development by Southwest Nigeria Excellence Awards (2019)
• Outstanding leadership award as one of the key actors of the new Niger Delta  by the Niger Delta Student Union Government (2021)
• Leadership award of excellence by Not Too Young To Rule Initiative (2019)
• Africa Value Awards (AVA) as the Legislator of the Year for effective Representation/Community Development (2021)
• 30 most Influential young Nigerians award by National Youth Council of Nigeria (2019)
• Award as Pacesetter in Political Representation by Akoko North West Local Government Council, Okeagbe Akoko, Ondo State (2019)
• Award of commendation by BEMORE EMPOWERED INITITATIVE of Arabinrin Betty Anyanwu-Akeredolu, wife of the Governor of Ondo State (2021)
• Sir Ahmadu Bello Platinum Leadership Award of Excellence (2019) 
• National Assembly Best Legislator of the year (2020, 2021) 
• The Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria Award of Excellence (2021)
• Kwame Nkrumah Leadership Award as “Worthy Ambassador of African 2010 Youth” by All African Students Union (AASU) 
• Excellence Award in Students Empowerment by The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS)  2010   
 
HOBBIES 
Tennis, Football and Travelling 
 
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