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Professor Dauda delivers LASU’s 83rd inaugural lecture on Tuesday

By Azeez Olorunlomeru
20 February 2022   |   2:05 am
A Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at Lagos State University (LASU), Yunus Adeleke Dauda, will on Tuesday, February 22, deliver the 83rd inaugural lecture of LASU, titled ‘Managing Technological Challenges: Workers, Employers and Governments Perspectives’.

A Professor of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at Lagos State University (LASU), Yunus Adeleke Dauda, will on Tuesday, February 22, deliver the 83rd inaugural lecture of LASU, titled ‘Managing Technological Challenges: Workers, Employers and Governments Perspectives’.

Before taking up lecturing job, Dauda had been privileged to work in different departments including operation, finance and customer services in the Nigeria major telecommunications industries.

As a training manager he designed curriculum, facilitated and evaluated training programmes in many areas of management for the NITEL Management Training Centre Kano and other organisations.

As practitioner and academic in the twin disciplines of IR/HRM, he has provided various methods that can be applied by workers, managers, scientists, engineers, technologists, top company executives and managers, civil servants, academics, policy makers and others for their improved performance. Basic methods and strategies were provided for them to cope with the increasing challenge of technological change.

“I have also contributed to the management of technology for human development in all major areas of human endeavours. I have through my researches discovered that IR/HRM concepts which include collective bargaining and agreement, trade union activities, organizational conflict, arbitration, conciliation, wages, compensation, recruitment, appraisal, training and development to be capable of moving along with the dynamics of technology change, therefore making the IR/HRM a relevant discipline that could cope with immediate and future global challenge.”

Professor Dauda, who has more than sixty publications in reputable local and international journals including five books to his credit, was born in Oyo town in October 10 1959. He attended four Primary Schools which are Ansar -Ud-Deen Primary Schools, Oyo, Fiditi and Ighoho and finally finished at St. Mary Catholics School Asogo, Oyo between 1964 and 1969. This is because his guardian was a teacher and he followed him to wherever he was transferred to. He attended Oranyan Grammar School, Oyo and Ansar-Ud-Deeen High School, Saki from 1970-1976, the Polytechnic Ibadan 1978-1979 and the University of Ibadan from 1979 to 1982.

He had his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1976, General Certificate of Education (GCE) Ordinary Level 1979, and GCE Advanced Level in 1978. He holds a B. A. (Hons) Islamic Studies in 1982, Masters of Industrial and Labour Relations in 1986 and PhD Industrial Education (Industrial Relations Specialisation) in the year 2000 all from the University of Ibadan.

He was posted to Lagos State for National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and did his primary assignment at the Lagos State College of Education (LACOED) now Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education (AOCOED) between 1982 and 1983 and was immediately employed by LACOED after his youth service. In October 1983 he was employed as a Commercial Officer grade II by the Nigerian External Telecommunications (NET Ltd.) NECOM House, Marina, Lagos. In 1986 the Post and Telecommunications Department (P&T) of the Ministry of Communication was merged with the NET Ltd to become Nigerian Telecommunications Ltd (NITEL) and he was absorbed to the new company as Officer I (Customer Operation). Professor Dauda served in several locations of NITEL including Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Kaduna, Kebbi and Kano States.

He was appointed as adjunct Lecturer by the Bayero University, Kano between the years 2002-2004. In May 2004 he was appointed by this great university as Lecturer II in the Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management

Professor Yunus Dauda is an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and Associate Member Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPMN). He was Chairman of Personnel Practioner Consultative Association of the CIPMN Ojo-Badagry Chapter and he was declared the best Chairman of the year 2014 by the Lagos State Chapter of the CIPMN. He is a Member International Labour and Employment Relations Associations, Geneva, Switzerland and Fellow of the International, Regional and Local Development of Work and Labour, Osnabruck, Germany. He attended many major international conferences in Germany, Canada, Australia, America, India, Italy, Iran and South Korea. He was also invited for UNESCO conference in Moscow USSR and by the RLDWL in Beijing China and his papers were presented on his behalf in this conferences by RLDWL members.

During these major conferences he visited many factories, trade union headquarters and other establishments which include Samsung, Volkswagen and Mercedes Factories in Berlin, Germany, University of Montreal Teaching Hospital in Canada, Mechanised Farms in Sydney Australia and in Bhubaneswar in India, LG Electronics in Seoul, South Korea, Industrial Museums and Sites in US among others. He also visited NESTLE factory, Toyo Glass and Peugeot Automobile in Kaduna, Port Harcourt Refinery and others in Nigeria as one of the major requirement for his researches and studies in Work, Technology and Labour.

He was the coordinator of Management Technology Department in 2006. He was also the first Co-coordinator of all Postgraduate Programmes in the Department of Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. He became a Professor in October 2017 and He was until recently the coordinator of PhD Programme and also the head of department. He is presently the Director of the LASU Foundation (Joint University Preliminary Education JUPEB) Badagry.

Professor Dauda is an active trade unionist. He was Secretary and Chairman of the Ogun State Branch of Senior Staff Association of Government Owned Corporation and Companies, Post and Telecoms Branch (An Affiliate of the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria TUCN) between 1987 and 1997. He took active part in the Joint Trade Unions and Civil Societies activities against General Ibrahim Babangida annulment of June 12, 1993 election in Abeokuta. He is a member of Academic Staff Union of Nigerian Universities (ASUU LASU) and the Chairman of its Welfare Committee. He is presently representing the Congregation as Member of the Academic Staff Appointments and Promotion Committee.

As a major part of his community service, he established the Decent Work Labour and Skill Development Institute (DWLSDI) at Akingbile Ibadan to promote youths and workers skills and to reduce unemployment and poverty in Nigeria.

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