THE TOP10 MAGAZINE EXCELLENCE AWARDS 2023:ALH (DR.) ALIYU O. WAMAKKO, Chairman/CEO, Jedo Investment Company Limited, Integrity Business Person of the Year

Alhaji Aliyu Wamakko (Chiroma Wamakko) is, perhaps, one of the most decorated estate industry players in Nigeria today. At the last count, he had at least 30 awards, honours and recognitions to his name on account of his outstanding contributions to the development, management and growth of the estate industry.

Wamakko who has over 20 years of para-military service (Nigeria Customs) under his belt, holds a Higher National Diploma in Accounting and Cooperative Studies from Sokoto State Polytechnic, Sokoto; a Diploma in Data Processing obtained from the prestigious University of Lagos; and a Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from Nigerian College of Administration, Lagos. He has an Honorary Doctor of Business Philosophy from the University of Denver, Colorado in USA; is a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Administration, Fellow of Institute of Credit Administration (FICA), Senior Follow of the Society of Project Management and Development Professionals International and was recently conferred with a Doctoral Follow of the Project Management Profession by the International Academy for Project Management and Development, United Kingdom. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Administration.

Wamakko is a specialist in deal origination, structuring and execution and is vastly experienced in corporate restructuring/repositioning, having been involved in a number of significant transactions in the real estate sector. He has over 19 years of industry experience in Real Estate Construction Development and Consultancy Management. He is a board member of the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) and is currently the Chairman/CEO of Jedo Investment Company Limited as well as the current National President of Real Estate Development Association of Nigeria (REDAN).

Dr. Wamakko has executed and carried out a number of projects in his capacity as the Chairman/CEO of Jedo Investment Company Ltd. These include: the construction of 700 housing units of various specifications at Lugbe District Abuja; 100 housing units of various specifications at Suleja, Niger state; and 100 housing units of social housing Kuje, Abuja, in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development under the PPP scheme; and the construction of 100 housing units in Kano state for the low and Medium income earners.

Other projects in the pipeline are the proposed development 250 housing units of various specifications at Kasarawa, along Airport Road, Sokoto State; and the proposed construction and development of 4000 housing units at Ushafa (Usuma Town) Bwari, Abuja.

Wamakko’s role in the political movement in the country attracted an Award of Appreciation for his selfless and active participation in the victory of Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima in the 2023 presidential election. He also has numerous awards for his excellent performance in the real estate sector. He was recently honoured with the award of honorary fellow, Nigeria Institute of Building in the month of August 2023.

Wamakko was selected by The Top10 Magazine for the award of Integrity Business Person of the Year in recognition of his continuous upholding of integrity as the foundation of his company which has reflected in its rating as one of the most reliable real estate companies in Nigeria.