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Distinguish Delegate Chief Ms. Temitope Ajayi, Aka Mama Diaspora: Nigerian Community Leader in United States

Background:

Chief Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi was recently appointed the National Coordinator of the Goodluck Support Group (GSG) USA. Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi is the daughter of late Pa Hector Labinjo and Mrs. Elizabeth Labinjo of Ita Garawu in Lagos Island (Lagos State, Nigeria). She migrated into United States of America in 1996, after horrific experience during the oppressive military regime in Nigeria and devoted her life to doing business that would serve her community. She is known as the leader that cares and caters for her Nigerian people and other members of the Pan-African community. Her actions and contributions earned her the title “the Mother of the Diaspora” aka Mama Diaspora.

From 1984-1991, Chief Ms. Labinjo-Ajayi established a Fashion and Technical school for underprivileged youths in Ibadan (Nigeria) in efforts to teach vocational skills to help them prepare for their future professional endeavors.

Chief Ms. Labinjo-Ajayi also played an active role in the 'Better Life for Rural Women' efforts sponsored by Nigerian's First Lady of Nigerian, Mariam Babangida. She served as a delegate and represented the women of Nigeria in the International Women's Conference held in Morocco and London.

From 1991-1993, Chief Ms. Labinjo-Ajayi was appointed as the Special Assistant to the Deputy governor of Lagos State (Lagos Nigeria), Her Excellence Alhaja Sinatu Aderoju Ojukutu.

Current Business Endeavors:

Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi, CEO, Nigeria-American Agricultural Empowerment Program (NAAEP Ltd) 
was nominated by The Corporate Council on Africa 
and The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Nigeria USA as one of The Nigerian Success Stories from the Private Sector

 at the Nigeria: Transforming Agribusiness through Investment

in Washington DC USA. The Nigerian Success Stories from the Private Sector:-

Bolstered by an improving business climate and increasing incentives from the 
Nigerian government, global agribusinesses are already harvesting the rewards of 
investment in Nigeria’s agricultural sector. along side with the with other private sectors • Calvin Burgess, CEO, Dominion Farms 
• Daniel Atsu, Group Managing Director, Obasanjo Holdings Limited 
• Nuradin Osman, Managing Director, Africa & Middle East Operations, AGCO Corporation 
• Scott Wallace, Nigeria Country Representative, IFDC 
• Chief Temitope Ajayi, CEO, Nigeria-American Agricultural Empowerment Program 
• Funke Osibodu, GMD/CEO, Union Bank 
• Tony Carroll, Vice President, Manchester Trade

Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi primarily serves as a business consultant. She is actively involved in Government and several Community Affairs in the USA and in Nigeria and foreign investors. She is the founder and Chairman/CEO of Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment Program (NAAEP) Ltd. NAAEP is engage in Agricultural empowerment of farmers, women and young Adults in Nigeria to increase foods sufficiency, employment in the agrarian sector, profitable agricultural industry. (www.facebook.com/NAAEP) www.naaep.biz NAAEP Ltd is an effort that also supports the mission of the First Goal of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals - End Poverty 2015, with in regards to poverty eradication, women empowerment and global partnerships. The other main objective of the NAAEP program is to contribute our quota towards making Nigeria the Breadbasket of Africa.

Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi, is also the Founder and CEO of NCF Investment Inc./NCF Investment Ltd, which serves to increase the Global Understanding and Trade by Embracing and Building on Individual Cultural Capacity and Diversity, Community Development and Business Projects in the US and Internationally. NCF Investment Inc. is committed to promoting and encouraging economic growth among the Nigerian communities and in Sub-Saharan Africa. NCF Investment Inc. has designed and established superior services that would continue to increase overall business proficiencies with an inundated competitive edge - in the areas of business and economic management, structural organization, and technological training. NCF Investment Inc. ensures that small businesses are well funded, profitable, and can leverage all our global partnerships for better business placement amongst other businesses within the global marketplace.

Community Service and Community Initiatives:

Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo Ajayi has an extensive experience in community service, both in Nigeria and in the United States:

She is the Honorable Chair of the Global Connections for Women Foundation GC4Women.org, a non-profit organization that believes in empowering women in underserved communities in the Global Diaspora.

In the early 2000, Chief Ms. Labinjo-Ajayi held an Ex-Im Bank seminar, where Nigerian business professionals were provided the forum to meet with representatives of the bank to discuss financial opportunities for exporting American goods to Nigeria and encouraged to take advantage of those services. In addition, to further build business enterprises, Chief Labinjo-Ajayi began a partnership with Wells Fargo Bank to ensure financial literacy along with home ownership and business ventures are achievable and made available to Africans within the community. She also secured the support of Citigroup to assist with new credit issuers and credit repair. Citigroup joined as a partner to improving the America dreams of many Africans in the US and so did the Export and Import Bank of USA (Ex-Im Bank).

Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi was named the President Emeritus of the ANAC, for the All Nigerian American Congress (www.anacweb.org). This organization represents the millions of Nigerian in the USA. As the president, she leveraged her existing political partnerships to mobilize and galvanize members of the organizations to invest in rebuilding the Nigerian communities both in the US and in Nigeria.

Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo- Ajayi mobilized a Nigerian leadership coalition to challenge the false imagery of Nigerians in America as criminals, a documentary featured on CNN titled: How to Rub A Bank? And after several dialogues, CNN representative apologized to the Nigeria Community for such false imagery of Nigerians in the United States. And, she later received a Congressional award from Congresswoman Barbara Lee for her role.

Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi was nominated to serve as the Co-Chair of an International Conference of Infrastructure Development and Environment ICIDEN-ABUJA 2006 www.iseg.giees.uncc.edu/abuja2006.

In the Nigeria Independence Day parade in New York City (October 2005), Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi was nominated a Marshall, alongside with the Permanent Representative to the Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, Ambassador Aminu Wali, Consular, General of the Nigeria, Dr. F.R. Aderele, the Deputy Permanent Ambassador to the Mission of Nigeria to the UN, Ambassador Adekanye, some State Governors from Nigeria and many other dignitaries.

On February 15, 2004, Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi, held the First Nigerian Valentine Dinner Party, which in addition to breaking bread and celebrating with fellow Nigerians, students ranging from 12 to 25 years old received educational achievements and community service awards from several government officials. The Congresswoman Barbara Lee, Mayor of Oakland- Jerry Brown, State Senator Don Peralta, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, and several others, made these awards available to all the recipients.

Chief Ms. Labinjo-Ajayi coordinated a Direct-Study Program with Peralta Community Colleges, in which students in Nigeria, if accepted into the program, were allowed to study in the United States.

Honorary Awards and Distinctions:

Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi was awarded the United States Presidential Service Award and Presidential PIN issued by the President George W. Bush. This award was offered by the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation, a group convened by the President George W. Bush, to help foster and encourage a culture of volunteer service and civic participation among Americans. This council is chaired by a two-time Super Bowl Champion Darrell Green, former U.S. Senators - Bob Dole and John Glenn. The Council is composed of leaders in government, media, entertainment, business, education, nonprofit and volunteer service organizations and community volunteering.

The 2012 GA United Nation General Assembly  Summit at the United Nation in New York (USA), Chief Ms Temitope Ajayi was invited by the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations to serve as one of the Delegate, a Nigerian Adviser.

Chief Ms. Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi was named “A Woman of Distinction,” an award given by the Foreign Investment Network with Global Trusted Alliances LLC USA. The International Business Women Conference hosted this event. She was awarded for her continued role in Promoting and Encouraging Foreign Investments in Nigeria and her support for economic growth in the sub-Sahara.

During the 2006 G.A United World Summit at the United Nation in New York (USA), Chief Ms. Temitope Ajayi-Labinjo was invited by the Permanent Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations to serve as an advisor on Global and Pan -African Women Issues.

Chief Ms. Temitope Ajayi-Labinjo and a key stakeholder of the Federal Republic of Nigeria received the “Key to the City” of Dyersville, Iowa (USA) from the Mayor of the City, James Heavens, who also presented a Proclamation affirming that every 16th of July will be celebrated as "Nigerian Friendship Day"


Her actions and contributions to the Pan-African community were featured on a televisions and newspapers including NTA, Channel Televisions, Google News, African America Pride International, African Abroad, Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Post in California USA, Nigerian Tribune, and several others.


Other distinguished awards presented to Chief Ms. Temitope Ajayi-Labinjo include:


o A Certificate of Recognition for her commitment to her community from Senator Don Perata

o A Certificate of Special US Congressional Recognition for her outstanding and invaluable service to the community, from Congresswoman Barbara Lee

o A Certificate of Honor in recognition of all her hands works, from Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco

o A Certificate of Commendation from the Board of Supervisors, county of Alameda, for her devotion to improve the quality of life in our Nigerian Communities and for all the residents in the Bay Area

o A Certificate of Recognition from the Mayor of Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown

o US Africa Mother of the year 2006 by Mr. Chido Nwangwu of Class and US Africa Magazine

o A Certificate of Special US congressional Recognition for challenging CNN documentary: How To Rub A Bank (the documentary under-represented Nigerians in America)

o An Outstanding Citizen Award by Nigeria-America Community Association, USA Inc.

o A Community Service Certificate Award from New York State Senate 23rd District


NEWS PAPER ARTICLES:

Chief Temitope Ajayi, have been acclaimed by many newspapers, magazines, websites, radio and television programs across the country and around the world. Top publications have featured articles about NAAEP’s success in empowering farmers while working to eradicate poverty. Below are links to some recent articles:


Nigeria Chief Ms. Temitope Ajayi has always been at the helm of affairs in seeking initiative and presence for Nigerians in Diaspora and this eventually earned her the nickname - "Mama Diaspora." More.. http://www.africancc.com/id6.html

'Having women in key leadership positions can change Nigeria’s fortune' Sep 6, 2012 – One woman who is moved into action by the plight of children who go to bed hungry is Chief Ms. Temitope Ajayi. Her passion to see more http://odili.net/news/source/2012/sep/6/509.html

Spotlight of the Month | working moms in 20s Chief Temitope Ajayi aka Mama Diaspora A single Mother of Five Children. Chief Ajayi has lived in United States for the past two decades. She migrated from ... http://workingmomin20s.com/spotlight-of-the-month-2/

Chief Temitope Ajayi (aka. Mama Diaspora) ·

One of the Nigerian Advisor to the 2012 United Nations General Assembly Chief Temitope Ajayi (aka.

http://www.facebook.com/ChiefTemitopeAjayi/posts/163075853832022


Nigeria: Governors Al-Makura, Yakowa, Fayemi Dazzle U.S. Investors Oct 12, 2012 – However, in an interview with our correspondent, Chief Temitope Ajayi, the Founder/CEO of Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment http://allafrica.com/stories/201210121375.html


Insecurity Will Affect Foreign Investments In Nigeria — Ajayi ...

Jun 10, 2012 – Chief (Ms) Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian-American Agricultural Empowerment Programme ...

afrikafocus.com/?p=7349

Stock market rebound: NAAEP canvasses interest rate reduction Apr 10, 2012 – ... of interest rate, says Chief Temitope Labinjo Ajayi, Chairman, Nigeria American Agricultural Empowerment Programme Limited (NAAEP). www.vanguardngr.com/.../stock-market-rebound-naaep-canvasses-in...

Nigeria: 'Diaspora Voting Unlikely in 2015 22 May 2012 Chief {Mrs} Temitope Ajayi, the Founder/CEO of Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment programme (NAAEP), urged the federal government to do everything possible to redeem the promises it earlier made to have Nigerians vote from the diaspora in 2015. http://allafrica.com/stories/201205220330.html

Interviews | Leadership Newspapers Chief (Ms) Temitope Labinjo-Ajayi is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian-American Agricultural Empowerment Programme (NAAEP Ltd) who ... leadership.ng/nga/features/interviews/index.html?page=4


CANVASSES - NIGERIAN BEST FORUM . NBF May 9, 2012 – ... making the nation hub of African exchanges will not materialize without effective reduction of interest rate, says Chief Temitope Labinjo Ajayi, ... www.nigerianbestforum.com/blog/?tag=canvasses

Nigerian Wiki Chief Temitope Ajayi, is the Founder and CEO of NCF Investment Inc, which serves to increase the Global Understanding and Trade by Embracing and Building on Individual Cultural Capacity and Diversity, Community Development and Business Projects in the US and Internationally. More.....


International Business Women Conference USA Washington DC: The Foreign Investment Network, a UK based Investment Consulting and Publishing Company in collaboration with Global Trusted Alliances LLC USA, recently held the 4th edition 2007 of the International Business Women Conference at Washington DC. More..... http://www.foreigninvestmentnetworks.com/conf_gallery_ibwc.html


The Nigerian Voice: I am passionate about eradicating poverty 18 January 2011: As a single mother, Ms. Temitope Ajayi is concerned about the legacies parents leave behind especially when it comes to alleviating poverty. With the establishment of Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment Programme (NAAEP), she is totally committed to eradicating poverty and empowering rural farmers. More.......

Nigeria: Sultan is Building Bridges of Unity - Chief Ajayi 24 January 2009.... http://allafrica.com/stories/200901260844.html

The Daily Sun: Government Alone Can’t Eradicate Poverty. 9 November 2010: Chief Temitope Ajayi, an accountant and business consultant, is the founder and president of Nigeria Community and Friends Investment Incorporated and Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment Programme (NAAEP) Limited, Lagos. More.....


AllAfrica.com: Developing the Economy Through Farming. 16, September 2010: Lagos — Against the recent food crises in Nigeria and the revelation last year, by the Federal Executive Council, that the country may not meet its food needs in the event of an emergency, an organisation, Lisabi Mills Nigeria Limited has decided to partner with the Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment Programme Limited (NAAEP) to empower and build the capacity of youths in the area of farming. They also plan seek investment facilitation. More.......


Vanguard: NAAEP signs MoU with Lisabi Foods on food production 27 July 2010: In a bid to sustain agriculture and solve the problem of food security/unemployment in Nigeria, the Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment Programme Limited (NAAEP) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Lisabi Mills (Nigeria) Ltd. More.......


AllAfrica.com: NAEEP Reduces Interest Rate to Farmers 23 April 2010: The Chairman of the Nigerian American Economic Empowerment Programme, NAEEP, Chief Mrs Temitope Ajayi has called on the governor of Central Bank, to urgently look into the interest rates on loans to farmers, saying that is the only way to encourage Nigerian farmers on the production of foods and poverty alleviation. More.........


AfricanEvents.com: NAAEP - for young farmers in Nigeria (2009) Chief Ms. Temitope Ajayi has always been at the helm of affairs in seeking initiative and presence for Nigerians in Diaspora and this eventually earned her the nickname - "Mama Diaspora." This passion so to say, further nudged her to take her initiatives home to her beloved country Nigeria to establish an Agricultural program under the name, Nigeria-American Agricultural Empowerment Programme (NAAEP). The program has quickly gained recognition and is turning out to be an Agricultural revolution of sorts. Here below we bring you pictures and also an interview with Chief Ms. Ajayi to highlight what the program is all about and how it has fared so far http://www.africanevents.com/InterviewofChiefTAjayi-DailyIndpdnt-12-09.htm


The Nation - Sweet home-coming Oct 9, 2011 – Her name is Chief Temitope Labinjo Ajayi. But everyone calls her Mama Diaspora. During the 1993 June 12 crisis, Ajayi lost everything she ... http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/sunday-magazine/arts-life/22239-sweet-home-coming.html


Living Abroad: Do You Want To Vote In 2015? | Bella Naija May 31, 2012 – Chief Temitope Ajayi, Chairman of Nigerian American Agricultural Empowerment Programme (NAAEP) disagreed with the view that voting by ... http://www.bellanaija.com/2012/05/31/living-abroad-do-you-want-to-vote-in-2015/

Couple’s cooperation makes marriage work – Ajayi JULY 15TH, 2012- Temitope Ajayi, a chief, is a Nigerian who resides in the United States of America. She is one of the numerous Nigerians who left the shores of ... http://dailyindependentnig.com/2012/07/couples-cooperation-makes-marriage-work-ajayi

http://www.africancc.com/id6.html http://workingmomin20s.com/spotlight-of-the-month-2/ http://www.facebook.com/GC4Women.org http://www.facebook.com/ChiefTemitopeAjayi/posts/163075853832022 http://odili.net/news/source/2012/sep/6/509.html http://allafrica.com/stories/201205220330.html http://societygist.blogspot.com/2011/01/i-cry-over-plight-of-poor-women.html http://www.africanevents.com/InterviewofChiefTAjayi-DailyIndpdnt-12-09.htm http://dailyindependentnig.com/2012/07/couples-cooperation-makes-marriage-work-ajayi http://allafrica.com/stories/200901260844.html http://allafrica.com/stories/201210121375.html http://www.foreigninvestmentnetworks.com/conf_gallery_ibwc.html http://www.bellanaija.com/2012/05/31/living-abroad-do-you-want-to-vote-in-2015/ http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/sunday-magazine/arts-life/22239-sweet-home-coming.html http://dailyindependentnig.com/category/life/page/21/