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Profile of Associate Professor ONIBON, Nosiru

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      Profile of Associate Professor ONIBON, Nosiru

      ONIBON, Nosiru Olajide was born on Friday 13th October, 1967 to Onibon family of Ashipa Compound in Baado - Isale, Epe, Lagos State, Nigeria. His paternal grandmother hailed from the popular Royal EDU in Epe, Lagos State.

      Nosiru Olajide ONIBON started his academic life from St. Paul Primary School, Idi-Oro, Mushin in 1973 after which he joined the Ansar-udeen Primary School, Epe, in 1974. He had his secondary education at Alaro Community High School, Iraye - Oke, Epe between in 1985. He immediately proceeded to the Arabic Institute of Nigeria, Elekuro, Ibadan to obtain a Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies in 1988. He was admitted into the then Department of Language and Linguistics, Lagos State University (LASU) in 1988 for his B.A (Hons) in Arabic Language and Literature. He was at the premier University of Ibadan in 1997 for an M.Sc (International Relations) from the Department of Political Science. He went back to LASU in 1999 for another Master Degree in Arabic Language Study.  

      Ass. Prof. Onibon N. Olajide won the Lagos State Scholarship for Foreign Study in 2006 & 2007 for his Doctorate Degree in Arabic Language Studies from the prestigious International Islamic University, Malaysia. In addition, he has to his credit a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from the Lagos State University in 2012. He rose to the rank of a Senior Lecturer in the Lagos State University before his appointment in December 27th 2017 as the Acting Provost of the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education, Noforija, Epe. His substantive appointment was confirmed by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in January 2019 while his promotion to the rank an Associate Professor was dated back to October 2017.  

      Ass.Prof. Onibon began his working career as a Marketing officer and later Manager/PRO with the BOS Nigeria Limited, Ibadan. He joined the Michael Otedola College of Primary Education (MOCPED) in 1998 as Administrative Officer 11 and was upgraded 5 months later to Administrative Officer 1.   He was first in charge of the senior staff matters, staff statistics and later General Administration in the Registrar of the Institution. He left MOCPED on 3rd May 1999 to join the Lagos State University as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Foreign Languages where he rose to the rank of an Associate Professor.

      In the Lagos State University, Nosiru Olajide Onibon has been Academic Secretary, Head of Arabic Unit and Acting Head of the Department of Foreign Languages. He was a member of the Faculty of Arts Conference Committee, Faculty Building Committee, Faculty Office Allocation Committee, Integration Communication Image Making Advisory Committee to the Vice Chancellor, member of the University Senate, Senate Committee on Curriculum and Chairman of Faculty of Arts Seminar Committee.

      Jide, as fondly called by his closer associates, has attended several National and International trainings, conferences and seminars ranging from pure academic to religious, socio-political and economic. He also attended various leadership and management trainings including from the prestigious American Bulletproof Manager Series. He was at the 2 week Summer Training in 2nd/African Language  Pedagogy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 2012 and Leadership Training in Advance Curriculum Design in Indiana University, Bloomington in 2015. He has a number of academic publications including Dissertations/Thesis, books and articles in both National and International journals.

      He is a member of several professional associations including the Teachers Registration Council (TRC), Nigeria Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Academic Society for Arabic Language and Literature in Nigeria, African Language Teachers Association, U.S.A; Nigerian Association of Translators & Interpreters; Nigeria Institute of Translators & Interpreters, National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, USA, Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) and a Fellow of the American National African Language Resource Centre.

      He has a remarkable mark in religious activities; he was pioneer Head Missioner, NASFAT, Epe Branch, 2001 – 2009 and Amuwo Odofin Branch from 2010 to 2014. He left indelible marks at both branches before he was posted to the Headquarters to take charge of the youth affairs. He was the pioneer Director of Training and Education for NASFAT missioners worldwide. He has been member of the Ad-hoc committee of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board for 2009 and member of the defunct statutory Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, 2012 - 2015, where Hajj operation had been revolutionized.

      In his home town, he is a Member of Ideal Social Club of Epe, Epe Development Forum, the prestigious Epe Club and Epe Ogunmodede Club. He is the Secretary, Epe Kingdom Chieftaincy Dispute Committee and Secretary Palace Building Committee. Dr. Onibon is the pioneer Chairman, Alaro-Iraye Community Development Association (CDA) from 2009 till 2017. As an alumnus of Alaro Community High School, Iraye, he was instrumental to the complete renovation of his alma-mater.

      A man of many parts; he also played politics since school days. He has, for instance, been member LASU Students’ Union Parliamentary Council  1990; Hon. Clerk, LASU Students’ Union Parliamentary Council  1991; President,  Epe Students’ Union, LASU, 1991; President Muslim Corp Members, Katsina State, 1994/95 session; National PRO/Editor in Chief, Muslim Corp Members, Nigeria 1994/95 session; Vice President, Nigeria Students’ Community in Malaysia, 2004/2005 Session; President, Africa Students’ Society in Malaysia, 2005/2006 Session.

      In partisan Politics, he was a Councillorship aspirant under the defunct SDP; member, Epe LGA Finance Committee for ACN in 2011 and 2019 elections

      An academic, religious, political and community leader, he has traveled wide and he is married with children.

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