Our Team


Innovating Today for a Near Future


At the Ilaro Polytechnic Centre for Near Future, we take aggressive action to exploit emerging strategic opportunities.

Our Team

Lt. Dave Aher 
Co Founder CENF

Former Air Corps and Irish Avaition leasing industry expert. Dave together with co founder Lye initiated the negotiations for a centre for unmanned aviation excellence in Ilaro. 

Their tireless diplomacy with FPI Ilaro resulted in CENF. He is missed dearly.

Lye Ogunsanya; Didean;
Cofounder and Director CENF
Lye Ogunsanya is US State Dept IVLP Alumni, Telecoms executive, former Sony Ericsson, LG Electronics. IUSA Emerging Leader 2022 awardee for his contributions to Irish and USA relations, Unicef Champion for Children awardee, cofounder of CENF Ilaro, Argeo Dublin and FieldLab+ London, Board Member of Temple Bar Galleries+Studio Dublin, HEADFORT School Meath, and IUSA.
Lamide Lanre
Climate & Community Strategy 
Lamide brings years of experience in the luxury marketing sector, Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton commonly known as LVMH and intergovernmental bodies, as well as Unitas London.
Tido Oguns
Unmanned Aviation Trainer  
Tunde Ogunsanya, Digital strategist and Innovation expert with a degree in Mathematics and statistics. Enthusiastic about green tech and has a passion for equality in drone tech expertise in Nigeria.
Munachimso Kevin Orizu
Munachimso Kevin Orizu
Strategy & Partnership Director
Kevin is a Trinity College Dublin Executive MBA Alumni. Co-Founder Argeo. Wealth of prior experience traversing various industries ; Engineering, telecommunications, transportation, consulting , investment banking. TCD scaling project awardee for contributions to quantum technology business scaling.


Dr Toksy A Ogunfemi 1

Dr Toksy A Ogunfemi


A renowned Scientist, Lecturer, philanthropic, the esteemed Founder and Chairman of A4 Ogunfemi Charity Foundation.


A member of various professional and religious bodies in the United Kingdom, He always sacrificed everything in the service of Al- Islam

He continues to create a lasting impact and promote positive change in society.

We recognise Dr Ogunfemi and his tireless effort in the diplomacy towards the establishment of CENF.

Arc O O Aluko 1

Arc O O Aluko PhD.

Former Rector- FPI

High profiled and successful former Rector of The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro.

We recognise former Rector Aluko  and his unwavering leadership support towards the establishment of CENF. 
Jide Soyemi

Dr (Engr) Jide Soyemi

Director, Innovation Centre - FPI

The Director of the Innovation Center for The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro. 

We acknowledge Dr (Engr) Jide Soyemi for his support towards the CENF team. 
Pastor Alaba Afolabi

Pastor Alaba Afolabi

Former Chairman FPI UK

The former Chairman of The Federal Polytechnic Ilaro UK Alumni 

We recognise Pastor Alaba’s leadership and diplomacy with FPI UK Alumni and FPI Ilaro towards the establishment of CENF.

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