Dr. Baba J Adamu, Ph.D., Coren Rgt
ICT & Security Consultant with the  United Nations (UN) Certificate on Global Terrorism
President & CEO of iNetworks Canada & Chairman of Arewa Center for Regional Development (ARCD).






Other Skills

Other skills include interpersonal communication, strategic thinking, team building, resource-mobilization, excellent presentation and facilitation, deep knowledge and understanding of Nigerian and African socio-economic and global ICT environment.


Other obscure talents include agility and adaptability, tenacity and problem solving, organizational savvy, meticulous and self-motivated, highly cultured and attuned to leadership’s preferences with resilient attitude.

Arewa Center for Regional Development (ACRD) was founded based on the United Nations (UN) documents of UNCRD - ECOSOC resolutions 1086 C of 18th June 1971 with the vision to achieve sustainable living environment, safe, secure, equitable and inclusive development in harmony with the environment.


ACRD is a Center of Excellence that helps to promote Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED) as a distinct and self-governing profession in Nigeria. The Centre’s mission is to promote economic development-focused research, evidence-based analysis, ICT training and other development services to private, public and not-for-profit organizations. It has formal collaborative agreements with the Global Economic Institute of Canada and International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in the areas of learning, development of networks, information sharing between organizations and members, policies, standards and programming. In particular, the Centre collaborates with local, state, and federal governments, chambers of commerce, ICT stakeholders in the country, universities, non-governmental organizations and a variety of other institutions across the region, in the country and around the globe to explore and share development Best Practices.


Dr. Baba J Adamu Ph.D. Coren Rgt Engineer is a technocrat with a University Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in technical sciences and Master’s Degree in civil engineering and strong background in computer engineering from Centennial College, Canada, fundamentals of IT strategy from Harvard University USA, citizens engagement from the World Bank USA, project monitoring and evaluation from Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Canada, global terrorism, peacekeeping & international conflict resolution and united nations working system from the United Nations (UN), USA, leadership and business management from Banff Academy for Business, Canada among others.


Dr. Adamu has been a consultant to Nigerian government advising the Vice President on ICT infrastructure and software deployment including on cyber-security, counter-intelligence (CI) and counter-terrorism (CT) strategy architecture; and chaired numerous Technical Sub-Committees on ICT that include: National Demographic Database, National Broadband Strategy, National ICT Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan among others.


Dr. Adamu is currently the President & CEO of iNetworks Canada and chairman of Arewa Center for Regional Development (ACRD) and Program and ICT Consultant for Center for Innovation in Regional Economic Development (CiRED) at Baze University, Abuja, Nigeria in partnership with Global Economic Institute of Canada and the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) Washington, D.C., USA.

"God created us from a single pair of male and female, into nations, colours, races and tribes so that we may cherish and recognize one another. In His Mercy and Wisdom, He gave us diversity to test our capacity for friendship and accentuates the need for unity and self-esteem. The days of ignorance were the days of feuds and falsehood attitude of trying to forget these differences rather than understand them"... BJA


There is a significant co-relation on how infrastructure development contributes to economic growth and to improved quality of life for citizens. In Nigeria, due to dwindling public resources, there is the urgent need to address these infrastructure deficits (like power, water, road-rail networks, education, health, etc.),  through private-sector partnership on a PPP basis to finance them, creating enabling-environment for businesses to grow; thus a multiplier-effect on return on investments and a boost to the general economic output, which ultimately leads to positive change.




  1. DOCTORATE DEGREE in TECHNICAL SCIENCES - Ph.D.  in Civil Engineering (silo technology) from University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland, 2000 (also lectured for 4 years);

  2. MASTER’S DEGREE in Structural engineering from University of Technology Wroclaw, Poland, 1993. (accredited in Albany, New York, USA).


  1. World Bank Washington DC, USA Open Campus (April 2017): Certificate Award on: Engaging Citizens: A Game Changer for Development;

  2. Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA (August 2012): Certificate Award on: Enterprise IT Strategic Solution: Fundamentals of Strategy;

  3. ZTE University, Shenzhen, China (June, 2011):  Corporation Certificate Award on: Strategic National Security Network;

  4. The United Nations (UN) Institute for Training and Research - New York, USA (2006 – August 2007): Certificate Awards on: Global Terrorism, Peacekeeping & International Conflict Resolution and United Nations Working System;

  5. Centennial College, Centre of Entrepreneurship, Toronto, CANADA (March 2000 - 2001) Certificate Award (SEAP on Business) on computer engineering, internet architecture, software development, database and cyber-security;

  6. The Banff Academy for Business Calgary, Alberta, CANADA (March 2005): Certificate Award on Leadership Development: Courses - Management, Leadership & Business Processes;

  7. Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning, Toronto Ontario, CANADA (July 2005): Certificate Award on Participatory Approaches to Monitoring and Evaluation: Courses include Monitoring & Evaluation of Projects;

  8. Government Secondary School (GSS), Makarfi, Zaria, Kaduna ( 1979 – June 1984): School Leaving Certificate & WAEC;

  9. LEA Primary School LEA Maiduguri Road (1973 – July 1979):  General Certificate of Education (GCE O’ Levels)

  10. Shehu Ibrahim Arab Islamic School, Tudun Nupawa Kaduna (1974 – June 1979): Islamic Studies and Recitation of the Holy Qur’an.



Effect of Global Terrorism & the Nigerian Boko-Haram and
Other Crises, Dec 2020

Dr. Baba J. Adamu
He has previously written a Book “Effect of Global Terrorism & the Niger Delta Crisis”
published in Nigeria in 2007, this is a reviewed version.

About the Book
This book provides a condensed comprehensive study of the terrorist phenomenon, orchestrated by so few, but affecting so many.
It looks at the definition and perception of terrorism, historical terrorist attacks across the world, outlining important terrorist incidents from the past and present; and examining its roots cause, development and how to build resilience. It is a sweeping narrative and analysis of behaviour, goals, motivations and criteria of terrorists around the world; looking at the pillars of the UN global counter-terrorism strategy and response. It went on to look at Islam and terrorism myth or Islam versus the West connotation, the differences between domestic, international, and transnational terrorism; and demonstrates how contemporary terrorism largely emerged out of guerrilla and insurgency warfare. It further examines counter-terrorism strategy and implementation: intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, counter-radicalization and the global challenge of cyber-terrorism, the proliferation of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and weapon of mass destruction.

The book also highlights the need to tackle the conditions conducive to the spread of terrorism and radicalization, vulnerabilities such as socio-economic marginalization, failure to respect human rights, increasingly networked society and fragile undemocratic States and a lack of good governance. It argues that the adoption of specific counter-terrorism measures may also have a direct impact on the enjoyment of economic, social, cultural and religious rights. It illustrates how a post-race society where racial equality is still evasive and anti-discrimination measures have become redundant; how poverty is a multidimensional process, so engagement to address the scourge of terrorism is not just about dealing with economic poverty, or income poverty, or material poverty, which is very important, but it is also about overcoming social exclusion, it is about overcoming what is known as voice poverty and inequities. Social change can change attitudes, behaviours, laws, policies and institutions to better reflect values of inclusion, fairness, diversity and opportunity.

It further illustrates the unprecedented rise of al-Qaeda, ISIL, Boko Haram, al-Shabaab culminating in asymmetry warfare and how Nigeria has become the potential terrorist breeding ground and examines the Nigerian Boko-Haram and other protracted crises including youth banditry and kidnappings, drugs and ethnic and social conflicts. In conclusion, it looks at what Nigeria has done, can do to prevent terrorism in Nigeria and Africa, and proffers solution from the point of view of Global Terrorism and Conflict Resolution; and how the North-East, Niger Delta Crises and credible leadership can be the testing ground for peace and beginning of sustainable development in Nigeria.


“Given the emergence of new regional dynamics in development policy and practice, Arewa region MUST fine-tune current regional development perspectives and to develop new ones that are not only more in sync with the present and future global context but with the governance systems being currently adopted that are becoming more and more decentralized and grassroots oriented. States Governors within the Arewa region must come together to create and adopt the Arewa Regional Economic Plan with emphasis on a balanced approach to development and opportunity for all diversity irrespective of one’s tribe, social class, religious belief and even political affiliation; and establish targets for economic growth of the entire region taking advantage of our Demographic Shifts, which will fuel the growth of new sectors, markets, and service lines in our communities. The ability of our diversity to build strength and unity is the power that will propel the region and consequently, the Nigerian industry, into new dimensions of performance and inclusive growth. Catalyzing Inclusive Growth Through ICT-enabled solutions in healthcare, education, financial services and public services can drive socio-economic development and inclusion of more than 30 million citizens each year, faster, cheaper and more effectively than traditional models. The economic plan should be built on current regional opportunities, collaboration and innovation linking States macroeconomic models with regional development and economic plan termed: Regional Econometric Model”Chairman ACRD 

Dr. BJ Adamu is a member of numerous local and international organizations.

He is married with children.



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