Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology, and a Master’s degree in Environmental Biology and Public Health from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria. With professional experiences in Academics, Food processing, Pharmaceuticals, Pest Management, and Environmental management, he has a dynamic understanding of diverse fields of functional processes.
Josiah’s keenness for providing significant social interventions by addressing pertinent issues, has led him to work with organisations such as Family Health International, USAID, where his activities spanned through research, health awareness, environmental sustainability and youth empowerment.
From winning a National Best Essay Award at the 2002 National Youth Festival for Arts and Culture (NAYOUFEST), Abolade has gone on to become a recipient of the Association of Commonwealth Universities’ scholarship to attend the 2014 Summer School on Global Food Security; where he and other participants helped proffer solutions to achieving global food security. He was awarded a position as a Senior Judge for The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition, by The Royal Commonwealth Society in 2015. In the same year, his research team won a National grant worth millions of naira to investigate the use of bio-pesticide of plant origin as better alternatives to chemicals in the control pests of Cocoa in Nigeria.
He has earned certificates in Strategies for Personal Growth; Workforce Collaboration and Development; and Management Strategies for People and Resources. These coupled with his professional experiences in FMCG and the Academia validates his proficiency at providing direction and identifying opportunities for individuals and emerging enterprise.
Josiah is actively involved in youth development and believes his open-mindedness and poise will challenge people positively and enable him contribute effectively to global development.