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NURUDDEEN NYAKO As Chairman of the EOTM Support Foundation/Nigeria, Nuruddeen has supervised numerous development projects in Northeast Nigeria. Nuruddeen is pursuing a Masters's Degree in Finance at Bayero University in Kano, Nigeria. His graduate studies focus on equitable wealth distribution and financial inclusion at the microfinance level. 

Panteka Industrial Cluster

Since 2011, he has spearheaded various development projects to increase the productivity and safety of enterprises operating in the Panteka Industrial Cluster in Yola, Nigeria. Panteka comprises hundreds of artisans, welders, and blacksmiths who use discarded metal, rubber, and wood to produce a vast array of products ranging from deep freezers to spare automobile parts. Nuruddeen led numerous field trips to Panteka. Students gained hands-on, real-world experience through EOTM projects such as the SIC code classification of Panteka firms. Nuruddeen’s research culminated in a TV-broadcasted documentary entitled “The Panteka Industrial District” broadcast on Nigerian television. The United Nations published a co-authored article on Panteka in their online magazine, Making It. While Panteka is a model of sustainable development, its small market size, quality and productivity prevent it from evolving into a more extensive, complex industrial organizations. Panteka offers abundant opportunities for college Open Innovation projects, capstones, and industrial partnerships. 

Community Resource Centre, IT Training

More recently, Nuruddeen has collaborated with Prof. Iya Abubakar Community Resource Centre (CRC) in Nigeria’s Bauchi State to promote distance learning, technology transfer, and skill development training. His efforts focus on upgrading and restructuring CRC's operations to make its business operation sustainable and its information technology services more affordable and accessible for less privileged communities across northeast Nigeria, a whole generation of youths from attending schools. This year, Nuruddeen organized ICT training for local youths at the CRC. This collaboration is one of EOTM's initiatives that 'break the poverty cycle' with high-quality educational programs and entrepreneurship training.

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