PROFILE OF AJIBOLA ABAYOMI
Ajibola Abayomi, a Nigerian, is a journalist, public speaker, social analyst and media personality both on radio and television.
He holds Higher National Diploma in Mass Communication from the prestigious Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta Ogun State, Nigeria, (2002), Post Graduate Diploma In Management Science (2009) and Master of Business Administration (2010) both from Ladoke Akintola University, Ogbomosho, Oyo State, Nigeria, Diploma In English for Professionals from the University of Lagos (2012) and Certificate In Advanced Writing and Reporting Skills (2015) , Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos, Nigeria apart from other certificated courses in journalisms.
The astute journalist had a background in both broadcast and print media and had worked with several newspaper outfits in Nigeria since 2002 where he has covered almost all known beats in journalism.
He rose from the position of a reporter with Newsnow Magazine, Yola Adamawa State, Industrial Leaders Magazine, BusinessWeek, National Mirror Newspaper, Independent Newspapers Limited, The Society Post Magazine, Blueprint newspaper and others.
In February 2010, he became the News Editor, Saturday Independent, a position he held until 2015 and later Editor at The Society Post Magazine in 2016 and became the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the TheLead Publications, the publishers of TheLead Online and TheLead Magazine in 2017.
The migration advocate founded the Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) now with over 300 journalists covering migration issues across the globe in 2018 after attending a workshop facilitated by international media trainers in Lagos Nigeria for editors.
Ajibola, member of both the Africa and World Editors Forum has so many laurels to his credit that include
- NYSC State Award: Corp Member of the Year Award Adamawa State (2004).
- Community Developer Award by Joboliyo Community Development Association, 2004 for erecting a set of Classroom and Laboratory and Government Day Secondary School Njoboliyo, Adamawa State.
- Migration Ambassador Award by the New Experienced Newspaper (2020).
In addition to his job as the CEO of TheLead publications, he is the President/ Executive Director of JIFORM, the global media body that has been organizing international summits/workshops on migration for journalists and stakeholders since 2019.
He has attended several workshops and training on media, migration and entrepreneurial concepts both in Nigeria and abroad over the years and married with children.