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RESEARCH FELLOW

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, Nuruddeen has been leading various development projects aimed at enhancing productivity and safety for businesses within the Panteka Industrial Cluster in Yola, Nigeria. This cluster is made up of hundreds of artisans, welders, and blacksmiths who utilize discarded materials like metal, rubber, and wood to create a wide range of products, including items like deep freezers and spare automobile parts. Nuruddeen has organized multiple field trips to Panteka, providing students with practical, hands-on experience through projects like the SIC code classification of the firms in Panteka.

Nuruddeen's research efforts resulted in a documentary called "The Panteka Industrial District," which was broadcasted on Nigerian television. Additionally, a jointly-authored article about Panteka was published by the United Nations in their online magazine, Making It. Despite being a model of sustainable development, Panteka faces challenges due to its limited market size, as well as issues related to quality and productivity. These factors hinder its progression into a more expansive and intricate industrial establishment. Panteka, however, presents ample opportunities for college-level Open Innovation projects, capstone initiatives, and collaborations with industrial partners.

Community Resource Centre, IT Training

Nuruddeen is also engaged in a collaboration with the Prof. Iya Abubakar Community Resource Centre (CRC) located in Bauchi State, Nigeria. The aim of this venture is to advance distance learning, facilitate the transfer of technology, and provide training for skill development. His efforts are directed towards enhancing and reorganizing the operations of CRC, with the objective of ensuring its business sustainability. Additionally, he is working to make the center's information technology services more affordable and accessible, especially for disadvantaged communities in the northeastern region of Nigeria. This project seeks to address a significant issue – the hindrance of an entire generation of young individuals from accessing education.

Nuruddeen orchestrated an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) training program for local youths at the CRC. This collaborative effort stands as one of the initiatives undertaken by EOTM aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty. 

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