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Ambassador Hameed Opeloyeru
Ambassador Hameed Opeloyeru
Date of birth: December 12, 1954
Place of birth: Lagos, Nigeria
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital status: Married, 2 sons

EDUCATION:

Masters in International Law and Diplomacy, University of Lagos  - (1990/1991) - Lagos, Nigeria
Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Administration, University of Ife  - (1985/1986) - Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Bachelor of Arts (Foreign Languages and Literature), Al-Azhar University - (1973-1977) - Cairo, Egypt

WORK EXPERIENCE:

  • Deputy Director General - Islamic Organization for Food Security; Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (September 2019 - currently)
  • Assistant Secretary General (Economic Affairs) - General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (2009- 30/06/2019)
  • Supervisor- Legal Affairs Department - General Secretariat of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia (10 Oct. 2017-31 July 2018) 
  • Ambassador/Head of Mission - Embassy of Nigeria to Lebanon with concurrent accreditation to Syria; Beirut, Lebanon (2007- 2009)
  • Minister/Head of Chancery - Nigeria High Commission; London, United Kingdom (2003 – 2007)
  • Minister-Counsellor/Deputy Director (West Africa/North and Horn of Africa)  - African Affairs Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Abuja, Nigeria (1998– 2003)
  • Minister-Counsellor/Head of Chancery - Embassy of Nigeria, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (1992- 1998)
  • Counsellor (Discipline/Central Africa) - Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Abuja, Nigeria  (1989-1992)
  • Counsellor/Head of Chancery - Embassy of Nigeria; Tripoli, Libya  (1986-1989)
  • Senior First Secretary (Welfare and Education/Legal) - Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Abuja, Nigeria  (1983- 1985)
  • Third Secretary/First Secretary (Political/Administration)  - Embassy of Nigeria; Baghdad, Iraq  (1979-1983)
  • Third Secretary  (Language Bureau) - Ministry of Foreign Affairs Lagos; (March 1979- August 1979)


PARTICIPATION AT MAJOR INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES/VISITS:

  • OIC Conferences of Foreign Ministers - (1993 to 1996) 
  • Delegate, OIC Summit  - Dakar, Senegal, (13-14 March 2008); 
  • Meetings and Summits of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development(NEPAD) - (2000 to 2008)
  • Presidential Visits to Sierra-Leone, Libya, Algeria, Egypt, Iran, Cote d’Ivoire, and Senegal - (1999-2002)
  • Member of Delegation, Visit of the Special Presidential Envoy to Cameroon  - (25 November 1999)
  • Member of Delegation, OAU Extra-Ordinary Summit  - Sirte, Libya, 8- 9 September 1999)
  • Member of Delegation, President Obasanjo’s visit to Libya - (August 1999)
  • Supervision of Haj Operations - (1991-1999)
  • Conferences on National Reconciliation in Sudan, Abuja, Nigeria - (1992 and 1994)
  • Operation "DANWA", International Mediation Conference on Withdrawal of Libyan/French Forces from Chad  - (Jan 1985)  
  • Islamic Conference of Foreign Ministers  - Baghdad, Republic of Iraq (1980)
  • Conferences on National Reconciliation - Chad Kano I; Kano II; Lagos I and Lagos II) (1979)

KEY REPRESENTATIONAL DUTIES AT OIC:

  • UN Security Council Meeting  - New York, USA, 17-18 November 2016
  • Kazan Economic and Investment Summit - Tatarstan, Russian Federation (May 2012)
  • Jeddah Economic Forums - Jeddah, Saudi Arabia,  (13-16 February 2010); and (19-22 March 2011)
  • Summit Conferences of WAEMU - Mali (20 Feb. 2010); and (22-23 Jan. 2011)
  • Summit Conferences of ECOWAS  - Yamoussoukro,  Cote d’Ivoire, Feb. 2013
  • OIC/IDB Mission to African Union (AU) on Implementation of the OIC Dakar-Port Sudan Railway Project. - Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia, 23-24 March 2011
  • OIC Ministerial biennial Conferences on Tourism - Iran (28 Nov-1 Dec. 2010); The Gambia (04-06 December 2013);  Niger (21-23 December 2015); and Bangladesh (5-7 Feb. 2018)
  • OIC Ministerial biennial Conferences on Labour - Turkey (10-15 Sept. 2011); Azerbaijan (23-26 April 2013); Indonesia (28-30 Oct. 2015); and  Saudi Arabia (21-22 Feb. 2018)
  • OIC Ministerial Conferences on Agriculture and Food Security - Sudan (26-28 October 2010); and Turkey (3-6 October 2011), Kazakhstan (28 April 2016).
  • International Symposium of Poverty Alleviation Strategies - Istanbul, Turkey (13-15 October 2010)
  • UN-OIC Biennial Coordination Meetings  - New York, USA (2010-2016)
  • Ministerial Forums on Implementation of OIC Special Programmes for Development of Africa (SPDA) - Burkina Faso  (28-29 Oct.2009); and 
  • Cameroon (8-9 June 2010)
  • Ministerial Meeting on OIC Dakar-Port Sudan Railway Project - Khartoum, Sudan (9-10 December 2009)
  • FAO World Food Summit - Rome, Italy (16-18 November 2009)
  • COMCEC Follow-Up and General Assembly Sessions - Istanbul and Anka, Republic of Turkey (2009- 2017)
  • Council of Foreign Ministers Meetings  - Tajikistan (2010); Kazakhstan (2011); Djibouti (2012); Guinea (2013); Saudi Arabia (2014); Kuwait (2015); Uzbekistan (2016); Cote d’Ivoire (2017); Bangladesh (2018); and UAE(2019)
  • OIC Summits - Egypt (2012); and Turkey (2016) 
  • 44th Annual Meetings of IDB Board of Governors - (2009 to 2019)

LECTURES, ACADEMIC WORKS, DISTINCTIONS:

  • Role of OIC Diplomacy in Enhancing International Collaboration  - SESRIC Training for Young Diplomats, Istanbul, Turkey, 22 November 2017
  • Lecture on OIC History, Structure and Activities  - SESRIC Training for Young Diplomats, Istanbul, Turkey, 21 November 2017
  • The Role of NGOs in the Development Efforts of Islamic Countries  - COMCEC General Assembly, Istanbul, Turkey, 28 November 2014
  • Panelist, Seminar on Agribusiness and Food Security  - Islamic Development Bank Group Annual Meeting, Khartoum, Sudan (2 April 2012)
  • Achieving Food Security in OIC Member States in a Post-Crisis World - Islamic Development Bank, Jeddah, 
  • Saudi Arabia (2-3 May 2010)
  • E-Learning Course on Performing Effectively in Multilateral Conferences and Diplomacy  - UNITAR (5 May-13 June 2008)
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution - UNITAR (2005)
  • Enhancing Conflict Prevention and Peace-building in Africa  - UNITAR, Goree, Senegal (9-20 October 2000)
  • Lecture on: "Namibia, the Building of a Nation from the Ashes of Apartheid"  - 1992 Orientation of the Technical Aid Corps (TAC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs Katsina, Nigeria 

AWARDS:

Best Essay Award for 1991 M.I.L.D class on "Legal Issues in the Chado-Libyan Border Dispute."

FOREIGN LANGUAGES:

English, Arabic, French, Turkish

HOBBIES:

Reading, Squash, Table Tennis, Political Discourse