By: Ezekiel Zik Kuni
Dr. Jerome Nyameh was born in Zing on the 30th September 1974 to the family of late Paa Ferdinand Patrick Nyameh (of Kakulu village in Zing LGA) and Mama Patricia Ferdinand Patrick Nyameh ( of Yawai Kona, Jalingo LGA) .
Jerome holds a PhD, Master and Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Administration and Management from Tarlac State University Philippines and the then Federal University of Technology Yola now Modibbo Adama University Yola.
- His field of endeavor;
He is a Teacher by calling; a social entrepreneur by profession and a community development enthusiast.
- His Public service in Government:
Dr Jerome has served in the Government of Taraba State in various capacities that includes:
i. Assistant Chief Administration officer of the Office of the Head of Service 1996-2013
ii. Senior Lecturer promoted to Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship. Taraba State University Jalingo.2012-2021
- Positions of Responsibilities Held;
Dr Jerome has held the following positions of responsibilities;
i. Director Entrepreneurship Training and Consultancy services. Taraba State University Jalingo. 2015- 2021(Till date)
ii. Member Taraba State University Governing Council (Representing Congregation 2016-2020)
iii. Member Taraba State University Governing Council (Representing University senate 2021-Till date)
iv. Head of Department, Business Administration. Taraba State University Jalingo July 2021-Till Date
v.External Examiner Department of Business Administration, Kaduna State Polytechnic, Kaduna State
- Developing Taraba State University Jalingo IGR Base;
i. As a Director of the University Consultancy services, Dr Jerome Nyameh initiated and established the following Ventures to boast the IGR base of the University;
ii. Taraba State University Press and Entrepreneurship services LTD (now with Annual turnover of N150,000,000.0)
iii. Taraba State University Bakery and confectionary LTD
iv. Built and equipped Cold room and store in the Mini Campus
Built a food stuff shop
- Training in Entrepreneurship;
Innovatively, Dr Jerome Nyameh introduced and mounted practical entrepreneurship skills for all 300 level students of TSU every academic session to prepare them for future Self-employment/ reliance activities.
Offered Entrepreneurial Consultancy for Youth and Women empowerment to the State Government, Christian and Muslim Groups and other Community bodies.
- Personal Community Development Platform;
Dr Jerome Nyameh’s passion for human welfare and development prompted him to established the FP-Nyameh Foundation in 2006 and was incorporated by CAC in 2009.
So far over 5000 lives have touched by the activities and programmes of the foundation. The beneficiaries include widows, orphans and the vulnerable children of society.
Over 1000 people have also undergone various entrepreneurship skills training mounted by the Foundation
Still on community welfare the Foundation partnered with its newly founded subsidiary, the Joyce Jerome Nyameh Memorial Maternity and Clinic to established a community Health Centre in Zing. Services and drugs are subsidized by 20% for all patients
- His Personal Entrepreneurial Activities;
Dr Nyameh is a man who work the talk. He has the following ventures in which he practicalized his entrepreneurial acumen and skills;
Kakulu Animal Farm
Kakulu Transports Services
Training, Mentoring& coaching Masterclass
Founder entrepreneurship house in mile six Jalingo (An Entrepreneurship Hub)
9, He Has The Following International Esteem;
i. Fellow America Institution of Human Capital Development
ii. Member America Association of International Researchers
iii. World winner champion 2018 in Business Management, on the paper title: Moderating Effects of Organizational Culture on Human Resource Management & Employee’s Performance published in the Africa Journal of Business Management Vol.7(28),pp2767-2774, 28July 2013 by the world data centre
iv. Participant on Training on Managing Universities for better performance in research, learning and enterprise held in university of Cambridge, United Kingdom 2018
V. Participant on training on Managing of Research Proposal
and Research Grant Management held in La Meridian conference centre Dubai UAE 18th -24th Jan. 2021
Speaker in international seminar in youth empowerment in Malaysia and Philippines
His research interest is in “Youth entrepreneurship and community development empowerment initiatives for wealth and jobs creation”.
He was married to late Joyce Jerome Nyameh. The union is blessed with five children.
Dr. Jerome Nyameh is a member of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) since 1999. He has been a card carrying member of the party since the inception of democracy and had worked with the former Governor of Taraba state, Rev Jolly Nyame. Though has never held any position in the party, but worked with every joule of his energy for the progress of the party across all levels, federal, state and local government. During those times, he was among the young agile men who always help develop strategies for PDP and helped the party to spread it coverage with rooted foundation across the state and Nigeria.
He never abandoned the party at any point whatsoever. He is still a member of the PDP and working for the development and progress of the party.
10.LIST OF AWARDS PRESENTED TO DR JEROME NYAMEH
- Award of Excellence presented by NABAMS, as the indefatigable brain of the department.
- Award of Excellence presented by Mumuye Believers Gospel Network[MBGN],in Recognition of Humanitarian Service to the Mumuye Nation on this day of 27TH June 2021.
- An Award of Honour Presented By Nigerian Football Federation (NFF). For Youth Empowerment in Sports Development- 22nd day of August 2021.
- An Award Of Excellence Presented By NABAMS in Recognition of his immense contribution to the department.
- An Award Of Excellence and Honour Presented by Franklin Community and Humanitarian Services~2020.
- Nigerian Achievers Award 2019, presented by Shonzen Empire International, in recognition of his excellent entrepreneurial tutorship and thought provoking.
- An Award Of Honour presented by United Methodist Church (UMC) Southern Conference, in ecognition of his outstanding contribution and continued meritorius services on entrepreneurial teaching to the district and conference at large.
- Merit Award of excellence, presented by Fanta Adamu Biyam Memorial Foundation, as a reputable academician and administrator.
- Achievers Award presented by Shonzon Empire International, as the most outstanding participation in community based development programs, committed in active nentorship services and youth ICON of the year.
- Meritorious Award of Service presented by National Association of Mumuye Students, in special recognition of his selfless service and contributions to the development and preservation of Mumuye Nation.
- An Award of Excellence as Peace Ambassador, presented by African Youth Assembly For Peace in recognition of his enduring and passion and contribution towards societal development, selfless dedication and faithful services rendered to humanity for nation building through his patriotism.
- Taraba State Students’ Union, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria,
Award Of Excellence in recognition of Humanitarian Service to the State.
- Southern Conference of United Methodist Church Zing District Choir special recognition for selfless service and dedication to the choir and the church of God.
- Arewa Gospel Music Palace Autan Zaki Global Foundation
Kalangu And Shantu Gospel Music Ministries Association Of Nigeria
ROYAL GLOBAL AMBASSADORIAL AWARD to Dr. Jerome Nyameh
For Supporting The Gospel Of Jesus Christ Sacrificially Devoid of Sentiment.
- Southern Taraba Youths Initiative (STYI)
ONE SOUTHERN TARABA
Presented Award to Dr. Jerome Nyameh for his massive support ensuring peace and unity restore back in Southern Taraba and also believing in youths.
- National Association of Business Administration And Management Students (NABAMS)Taraba State University Chapter, Class of 2021
Presented Award to Dr. Jerome Nyameh as the Most Transforming and Creative H.O.D
- Class of 2021 Department of Peace And Conflict Resolution, Taraba State University Jalingo, Presented Award to Dr. Jerome Nyameh As PEACE AMBASSADOR.
- Wurkun Cultural Heritage Production Initiative
Present Award to Dr. Jerome Nyameh As Entrepreneurship ICON of The Year 2021.
United State of America
United Arab Emirate
Dr. Jerome Nyameh’s contributions and impacts in both academic and the social society are tremendous and phenomenal. He has match the speed of contemporary of times and exhibited the good qualities of a leader that he is. Known for his passion for a great society, making a better impact in Taraba state and Nigeria for him, worth more than gold, as he thirst to make greater impact in the society.
JEROME NYAMEH MEDIA