Board of Directors

Prof. Tajudeen Olalekan Yusuf


is currently a Senior lecturer in the Faculty of Business Administration, University of Lagos. He bagged his bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Insurance and Management respectively from the University of Lagos. He obtain his second Master’s degree in Islamic Management, Banking and Finance (with Distinction) from the Loughborough University and a PhD in Insurance in Nottingham University Business School in 2009.

As an academic, Prof. Tajudeen has travelled to several countries; including the USA, UK, Malaysia, Japan, and Kenya to deliver lectures and participate in learned conferences, seminars and workshops. He has published more than fifty articles in referred and peer-reviewed journals both locally and internationally.

He is currently an Associate member of the famous Chartered Insurance Institute of London and is the Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (IIFP). As a member of Governing Council of the College of Insurance and Financial Management (CIFM), he is also Chief Examiner of the West African College of Insurance.

As an Islamic scholar, Prof. Tajudeen is one of the Imams of the University of Lagos Muslim Community and former Staff adviser for the Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria, University of Lagos Branch. Currently, he is the Chairman, Governing Board of the Zakat and Sadaqah Foundation.


Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer

He is currently the Executive Director/ Chief Executive Officer of Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation. He holds a B.Sc Degree in Computer Science and Master Degree in Information Management both from the University of Lagos, Akoka as well as another Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree from the Federal University of Technology (FUTA) Akure, Ondo State. Prince Olagunju is a member of several professional bodies such as Nigeria Computer Society; Computer Professional Council of Nigeria (CPN) and Project Management Professional (PMP) among others.

He has held managerial position with several Information Technology Organizations such as the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems, Victoria Island, Vivid  Solutions Associates, Gbagada, Future Technology System, Ikorodu, Lagos  and Joint Komputer Kompany, Ilupeju, Lagos State among others.

Qasim Owolabi


He is the curent Secretary of BoD

Imam Tirmidhi Muhammed Jamiu


He is currently the Proprietor/Director of Nasrullah School (Day/Boarding) Lagos State. He is the Chairman, Committee of expert on Zakat, pioneer Chairman, Inheritance Committee as well as the Shariah Panel of Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation and a executive member of Global Union for Zakat Rite (GUZR).

Sheikh Jamiu was a former Assistance Education Officer (1980 – 1994) at the Kwara State Teaching Service Commission and a former Deputy Director at An-Najat International School, Apapa, Lagos State. He holds a Certificate in Islamic and Arabic Language, Bachelor’s Degree in Education (Islamic Studies) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Master in Islamic Studies (M.ED) from University of Lagos, Akoka.

Dr. Abdullah Shuaib


Imam Abdullahi Shuaib PhD, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Jaiz Charity and Development Foundation, Abuja. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Political Science, Master Degree in Political Science (with specialization in Public Administration) both from the University of Lagos, Akoka and a Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Social Finance, Social Services and NGOs from Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom. He is a CIBAFI Certified Islamic Banker and Certified Islamic Specialist in Shari’ah Auditing, Certified Public Administrator of England and Wales as well as a Certified Management Consultant – Institute of Management Consultants. He also attended an Arabic Language proficiency certificate course at the Institute of Language, International University of Africa, Khartoum – Sudan; he holds a professional certificate in Islamic finance and banking from the International Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, Bayero University Kano and another professional certificate in Interfaith Conflict Resolution & Reflective Structured Dialogue at the University of Massachusetts, Boston – USA.

He is a FELLOW of several development institutions such as Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals; Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria; Association of African Entrepreneurs of Nigeria; Civilian Institute of Democratic Administration; Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship; Centre for Public Service Productivity and Development and Institute of Public Administrators of England and Wales. He is also a Senior Fellow of Halal Professionals.

Dr Shuaib has over twenty-eight (28) years of cross-functional and cross-sector experience out of which twenty-two (22) years had been spent at senior management and executive positions with several organizations and multinationals such as Executive Secretary/CEO, Nigeria-Arab Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Nigerian-Arab Association, Head of Operations, Penman Pension Limited, Lagos Office, Executive Director/CEO, Zakat and Sadaqat Foundation, Lagos and Executive Secretary/CEO, Jaiz Zakat and Waqf Trust Fund. He was a former member of the Governing Council of Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals (IIFP), former Director, Al-Barakah Microfinance Bank Limited, former Director, Hajj Mabrur Ventures Limited and former Director, Human Resources, Global Union for Zakat Rite (GUZR), Sudan. Dr Shuaib also had a stint with the Lagos State University (LASU), Ikoyi External Campus and Ansar-ud-Deen College of Education, Isolo as a facilitator. Some of his publications are listed in Emerald Publishing Journals, Academia and ResearchGate. He is a peer-reviewer of Emerald Publishing Journals.

Dr Shuaib is also an Associate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management; Member of International Centre for Ethno-Religious Mediation, New York, USA as well as a Registered Professional of the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria. In addition, he is an Inductee of the International WHO’S WHO of Professionals by the International WHO’S WHO Historical Society (IWWHS), Washington, DC, USA.

Dr Shuaib is currently a non-Executive Director of Jaiz Takaful Insurance Plc, Jaiz International Halal Certification Limited and El-Jaiz Investments and Services Limited. He is also currently the Deputy Chairman, Association of Zakat and Waqf Operators in Nigeria (AZAWON); Co-Chairman, Nigeria Inter-religious Council (NIREC), Lagos State; Coordinator, Conference of Islamic Organisations (CIO), Lagos State; Member, Advisory Board of Institute of Classic Entrepreneurship; Member, Governing Council, Abdul-Lateef Centre for Qur’anic Memorization and Arabic Studies, Lagos State and a facilitator at the University of Lagos Business School [Non-Interest Financial Institution].

AbdulLateef Sulaimon


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