Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola

Abdul-Hakeem Ajijola is Executive Chairman, Consultancy Support Services Ltd., a Cyber Security & Information Communication Technology (ICT) Consultancy Firm in Abuja. He was a former Senior Special Assistant Innovation & Technology to the National Security Adviser to the President of Nigeria.

He is a founding & Steering Committee member of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation – Computer Emergency Response Team (OIC-CERT); mentor to the African forum of Computer Incident Response Reams (AfricaCERT), instigator of the Office of the National Security Adviser Nigeria Computer Emergency Response Team (NGCERT); implemented the National Information Technology Development Agency Nigerian Computer Emergency Readiness & Response ecosystem (CERRT.ng); & member of the Nigerian Cybercrime Working Group.

He participated in drafting the 2001 National IT Policy, ICT4D Strategic Action Plan, National ICT in Education Policy & aspects of the Policy on Space Science & Technology; National Standards & Guidelines for e-Library in Nigeria; National Framework on Building Women & Youths Knowledge-Based Nation through IT. He also provides support to the Honourable Minister of Communications on Nigeria ICT Roadmap 2016-2019 and the Nigeria Information and Communications Technology Sector Strategic Plan 2016-2020.

He is resource person to the ITU Arab Regional Cyber Security Centre Oman; UNESCO on the “Feasibility Study on the development of a Virtual Library by Institutions of Higher Education” in Nigeria; ECOWAS Commission on the ECOWAS Wide Area Network (ECOWAN); South East Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism (SEARCCT) Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; on Cyber Security in Countering Terrorism & Violent Extremism for the OIC headquarters, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

He has attended several programmes including Science, Technology & Innovation Policy at the prestigious Harvard University, & certifications from the MIS Training Institute, Massachusetts, USA in Large Scale Computer Forensics, Incident Response; International Security in the Interconnected World & The Forum on Information Warfare; including certifications on Digital Forensics with Forensics Recovery Evidence Device (FRED) by Digital Intelligence, Inc., USA; Universal Forensic Extraction Device’ (UFED) by Cellebrite; and with Cyber Security Capability and Capacity Building certification by Cyber Security Malaysia.

He has traveled extensively and has nurtured strong social capital in the private & public sectors as well as in academia & civil society.