Institute for Industrial Technology
A project of African Development Foundation

Governance Structure



Ownership of the Institute


Institute for Industrial Technology is owned by the African Development Foundation, a non-profit foundation registered in Nigeria.

The Trustees of the Foundation hold legal title to all the property of the Institute. Their main function is to ensure that the Institute remains faithful to its founding ideals and objectives without interfering in its governance and respecting its character as a Training institution.

In order to carry out this function they are given by the Foundation’s Constitution the power to appoint and remove the Director and the members of the Governing Council, to amend the Constitution, dispose of land and buildings of the Institute and order a visitation into the affairs of the Institute whenever they consider it necessary. All other powers in relation to the governance and management of the Institute are delegated to the Governing Council and through it to the other bodies created by the Constitution.


African Development Foundation Trustees:
  • Otunba Peter Adegbesan                Chairman
  • Arch. Jess Castellote                      
  • Engr. Maurice Fattarrelli                 
  • Mr. Sam Obaze                             
  • Mr. Godwin Osuji                          
  • Lt. Col Paul Obi (Rtd)                    
  • Mr. Ike Onuoma (Esq)                   Secretary

Institute for Industrial Technology Governing Council


The Governing Council is the supreme body of the Institute and it appoints the Principal Officers. Decisions of special importance for the long-term future of the Institute are reserved to the Governing Council. Such reserved decisions include, among others, major policies and strategies, main appointments, conditions of service, remuneration, approval of recurrent and capital budgets, and establishment of new units.

Members of the Governing Council of the Institute are appointed by the Board of Trustees of the African Development Foundation for renewable periods of three years.

Members of the Institute for Industrial Technology Governing Council

  • Lt. Col Paul Obi (Rtd)                      Chairman
  • Sir. Olatunji Makun                          
  • Mr. Sam Obaze                               
  • Dr. Chimezie Anyakora                    
  • Mr. Victor Braimah                          
  • Mr. Tony Oputa                               
  • Mr. Kingsley Ekwem                       
  • Mr. Olumide Akinjo                          Secretary