Mohammed Bawa is an Electronics Engineer and a business
specialist with full project lifecycle experience
across a range of market sectors - Telecommunications, Transportation, Oil and
Gas, Environment, Agriculture and Energy.
He trained as an Engineer at South Bank University in England; possess a postgraduate diploma in
Management from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in Nigeria and a Masters in Communications from New Bucks
University in England. He is currently the Group Managing Director of ABG Group of Companies. He is the
Founder of Green World Preservation & Development Initiative (An Environmental NGO). He was MD of ABG
Communications Limited, the Pioneers of Private Broadcasters and MD Nationwide Unity Transport Limited
the Pioneer Urban Transport provider in Nigeria.
Mohammed is the 1st Nigerian MMDS Cable Transmission system Engineer in 1991 and the 1st Nigerian
Encryption and Scrambling Systems Engineer - 1992 (Various Encryption systems from Zenith Electronics
Viewstar Chameleon System Canada, General Instrument Tocom Encryption System UK, California Amplifier
Multicipher Encryption System USA, among others).
His Key ACHEIVEMENTS include:
1st to bring Satellite Televisions to homes in Nigeria (CNN, CSPAN, Gulf War1, etc)
Manufactured the smallest Satellite dish in Africa (1990)
Introduced MMDS Cable Television to Africa (1991)
Designed and implemented the Communications Architecture for State Government Security Outfits,
Operation Sweep in Lagos (1995),
Operation Wedge in Ogun (1996),
Operation Kada in Kaduna, etc.
Assembled Car Radios, Video Cassette Recorders and Television Sets in our Assembly Plant in Kaduna.
Manufactured Video and Audio Cassettes for Local Use and Export
Established a Foundry in Kaduna using Fibre Glass for manufacturing various products especially
Among the select few chosen by the Canadian Government for Africa Direct including 8 African Head of
States, Ministers and key Business persons in Africa 1999.
He is an Alumni of United Kingdom Telecommunications Academy and Fellow of the Society of Cable &
Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) UK.
Member: Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Member, Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE)
Member, Society of Moving Picture Technology Engineers (SMPTE)
Member, Institute of Management Consultant (IMC), among others.
He has been awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree in Sciences by University of the Caribbean.
Adamu Babadisa is a registered Quantity Surveyor with extensive practical experience with wireless
networks in SAQ and site deployment having worked in/as:
Project Planning & Implementation Division of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (Mtel)
Site Acquisition and ImplementationManager/Project Manager Contracting Officer (PMCO)
Network Rollout in the Deployment Division of Etisalat Nigeria
Program Director at Africom Projects Services LimitedMD/CEO at Africom Projects Services Limited
He obtained his 1st degree in Quantity Surveying from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and
followed up with a masters degree in Construction Management from the same university. He has over 2
decades of technical experience in Nigerian Telecommunications with versed knowledge in GSM optimization
and has at various times worked in:
Abquants Associates Kaduna as Quantity Surveyor
Construction Cost Services Kano as Senoir Quantity Surveyor/Consultant
Gentech PowerPac Kano as Project Manager/Consultant Quantity Surveyor.
Over his years of practice, he has gained an excellent knowledge on PMBoK, extensive knowledge of the
real estate market in Nigeria, very good understanding of the intricacies of Nigerian & International
Law and arbitration with emphasis on Land Use Acts.
His responsibilities and experience over the years includes but not limited to:
He possess very strong conflict resolution, mediation, negotiating and bargaining skills. He has
undergone several trainings both at home and abroad in:
Corporate Strategic Planning Processes
He is an active member in the following organizations:
NIQS – Associate Member
NIM (Chartered) – Associate Member
PMI America – Member
As Chief Technical Officer at GCES, he is solely saddled with the responsibilities of the day to day
running, Installation, Operation and Maintenance of the 3 GCES pilot sites at Chaichai, Abaya and Udeni.
Mr. Sammy Adigun is an expert in Civil Engineering and Construction Industry in Africa with over two
decades of experience.
He possesses vast experience in public relations and business development, Project
Management, Project Financing and Value Engineering Specialist. He is an Alumnus of the Prestigious
Harvard Business School Class of OPM 47, a Project Management Specialist and a Chartered Quantity
Surveyor from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
In the course of his several business endeavors, he has developed a huge capacity and experience in both
Project Planning and contractor financing.
His work experience spans being Managing Director of ARC Nig LTD, a 35year old Asphalt Paved Roads
construction company that has constructed over 2000km of roads and bridges all over Nigeria; Managing
Director of Sammya Nigeria Limited in 2000 until 2010 when he became the Executive Chairman.
He has been the driving force in the creation of different companies in several sectors of the African
economy, these include:
Sammya Farms Limited
Sammya Liberia Corporation
Imperial Energy Corporation Liberia
Sammya South Sudan Limited
Sammya G.E Limited
Sammya Gas Resources Limited
Sammya Corporation SARL Niger Republique
ASO Multi Corporation
Global Communications Extension Services
A master in syndicating funds for several projects, notable amongst them are:
As CEO of Festival Reach Limited, developers of Fedtival Reach City, a 100,000 housing development
Sole developer of Emilyville Estates Abuja, a 260 housing unit estate.
One of the developers and directors of the Imperial international Business City Promoted by OBA
Elegushi in Lekki Lagoon front in Lagos.
Prime mover in setting up of a 2.5 trillion Bundled PPP Fund.
Promoter of a 2.5 trillion Lagos Housing Fund.
Promoter of the NIGERIA Equitorial Guinea Gas Development Project. This is a Project involving Gas
gathering, pipelines, petrochemical plant, Power plant and an LNG plant to produce 2billion cubit feet
of gas per day by 2020.
Contractor financier of 6 model schools project in Oyo state which includes 2 of the model schools
in Ibadan. The schools when completed will be a reference point in education infrastructure
Sammy is a Fellow of the Institute of Policy Management Development (IPMD). He is the recipient of
several awards from:
Her Excellency – Ellen Johnson Sirleaf for his CONTRIBUTION TO MEASUAGOON INC LIBERIA
Rotary Club of Osogbo - Metro MERITORIOUS AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE
Osun Businessmen Club Osogbo IN RECOGNITION OF HIS CONTRIBUTION TO ULTRA MODERN ROAD NETWORKS
NUJ hall of fame Award IN APPRECIATION OF his CONTRIBUTION TO THE MEDIA AND HUMANITY.
National Association of Nigerian students (NANS) Philanthropist of the year award in RECOGNITION OF
his SUPPORT TO NIGERIAN STUDENTS AND LESS PRIVILEGED NIGERIAN CHILDREN
He brings all this experience of financial counsel and project management expertise positioning GCES to
penetrating underserved and unserved locations in Nigeria
Umar Ibrahim studied in both the Institute of Education ABU Zaria and Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna where
obtained his Higher National Diploma in Computer Science.
He began his professional career at ABG Communications Limited Kaduna between 2001 and 2007 where he
to become a Team Lead in Vsat and
Wireless Installation, Computer Repairs, Networking, Computer Configuring and Integration, Configuring
wireless routers. He later ventured into promoting start-ups like New Arewa Technologies for 3 years
Installation and Maintenance of Vsat and Wireless terminals.
Installation and maintenance of IP Surveillance Cameras.
Dr. Awobamise has over 35 years of know-how in the fields of business and technology. He has extensive
experience throughout the world in telecommunications, wireless sensor technology, automation,
healthcare, leading strategy, financial management, and project management teams on large-scale
integration projects, utilities, oil & gas, transportation and advertising industries.
Dr. Awobamise holds a First Class (Hons) degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos,
an MBA from the University of Minnesota and a Ph.D in Electrical from UMIST, Manchester, UK. He has
served on the board of AfcomSat and Upland Consulting.
Ms. Ronke Aiyelabola is the Chief Financial Officer of GCES, Nigeria. She has garnered vast experience
spanning a decade in financial management function varying from accounting, auditing, taxation and
treasury management. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria.