MUSILIU ABIODUN BABATUNDE, B.SC (Honours) in Botany; Bachelor of Law (LL.B.); Barrister-at-Law (B.L)
Director, Resource Mobilisation and Partnership Building (RMPB)
He was employed as a Forest Officer II with the Federal Department of Forestry in the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources in April, 1989. He moved along with the Department of Forestry from the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources to the Federal Ministry of Environment in 1999, when the Environment Ministry was newly established. He remained in the Federal Ministry of Environment and rose to become a Deputy Director in the Department of Forestry in January, 2013.
He had a brief stint at the National Environmental Standards, Regulations and Enforcement Agency (NESREA) where he was the Acting Head of the Conservation Monitoring Division as an Assistant Director between February, 2008 to June, 2009. Between July, 2009 and October, 2011 he was the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at the African Development Bank (AfDB) Assisted Integrated Management of Invasive Aquatic Weeds Project. He became the Acting Project Coordinator of the Invasive Project in October, 2011 and got confirmed as the Project Coordinator of the Project in March, 2012; a position he occupied till November, 2014 when the Project got reverted to the Department of Forestry upon the successful conclusion of the Project under the AfDB funding support.
He was posted to be a part of the erstwhile Interim National Agency for the Great Green Wall in November, 2014. He became a pioneer staff of the National Agency for the Great Green Wall when it was established by an Act of the National Assembly in May, 2015. He was promoted to the post of Director in the Agency effective January, 2017. He has served variously as the Head, International Relations Unit; Director and Head of Department of Planning, Policy and Coordination, Director and Head of Department of Afforestation and Land Management; and Director and Head of Department of Resource Mobilisation and Partnership Building in the Agency.