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Our Mission


Our Goal

The main objective of the Friday Otutu Youth Empowerment Foundation (FOYEF) is to generate jobs by encouraging and supporting aspiring entrepreneurial youth of Ndokwa Origin to develop and execute business ideas that will lead to job creation. The programme provides aspiring youth with a platform to show case their business acumen, skills and aspirations to business leaders, investors and mentors in Nigeria.

Meet FOYEF Team

Engr (Dr) Friday Otutu is the Founder of Friday Otutu Youth Empowerment Foundation (FOYEF) which focuses on improving the socio-economic welfare of Nigerian youths by inspiring and motivating them to embrace business from cash grants given to the youths. He works presently with Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) where he still works as a Head of Completions Engineering and Testing operations with over two decades of meritorious leadership roles in different departments of Shell. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineer (SPE).

Engr (Dr) Friday Otutu is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) .He is a registered member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

He is a noted philanthropist and is the immediate past President of Ndoma club that has the sole objective of giving helping hand to the less privileged including awarding scholarship to numerous Ndokwa students in tertiary institutions.

In December 2013 Engr Otutu Friday was conferred with an award of excellence by the National Association of Nigerian Students in recognition of his philanthropic help to the Nigerian youths

Engr (Dr.) Friday Otutu holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Ibadan, Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree in Drilling Engineering and another Master of Engineering (M.Eng) degree in Petroleum Production both from the University of Portharcourt. He got his Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Portharcourt, specializing in Geomechanical Wellbore stability Mathematical Modeling and Real Time Application of Model in the Oil Industry.

He has published several papers in reputable international journals with some 20 papers to his credit. The focus of his research is on Wellbore stability and HSE.

Engr. (Dr) Friday Otutu (FOYEF Founder)

Tony Egba is the Chairman and CEO of Tropical Entrepreneurship Development Centre, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations.

Tony's goal is to help people achieve their personal and business goals faster and easier than they ever imagined.

Tony Egba has consulted for more than 100 companies and addressed more than 1,000,000 people in 5,000 talks and seminars throughout Nigeria, China and 29 other countries worldwide. As a Keynote speaker and seminar leader, he addresses more than 250,000 people each year.

He has studied, researched, written and spoken for 20 years in the fields of Agriculture, engineering economics, history, business, philosophy and psychology. He is the top selling author of over 15 books that have been translated into dozens of languages. He has written and produced more than 100 audio and video learning programs, including the worldwide, best-selling The New Dawn, which has been translated into other languages.

Tony Egba is Adviser to many political and business leaders within and without Nigeria.

He speaks to corporate and public audiences on the subjects of Personal and Professional Development, including the executives and staff of many of African's largest corporations. His exciting talks and seminars on Leadership, Selling, Self-Esteem, Goals, Strategy, Creativity and Success Psychology bring about immediate changes and long-term results.

Prior to founding Tropical Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Tony was the Chief Operating Officer of a Multi- million Naira Tropical development Engineering Company; a company specialized in Agricultural equipment manufacturing, cottage industry development and Agricultural consultancy.

Tropical Development has worked with various individual and governmental organizations to provide solutions to challenges in area of agricultural production and processing especially in cassava production and processing;

Tony Egba had successful careers in Agricultural engineering, sales and marketing, investments, real estate development and syndication, importation, distribution and Agricultural management consulting. He has conducted high level consulting assignments with several Million-dollar plus corporations in strategic planning and organizational development.

Tony Egba has vast knowledge in production and processing of cassava. He was involved in cassava processing right from the era of "Better Life for Rural Women." He fabricated and installed numerous cassavas processing equipment across the country.

Tony Egba was involved in the first Cassava Revolution, between 2002 to 2007 and worked with IITA in production and supplying various cassava's processing equipment to SMEs across Nigeria.

Presently(2011 to date) Tony Egba is a Technical Adviser to the Honorable Minister of Agriculture and working as Consultant to  Cassava Value Chain of Agriculture transformation and he is the Cassava Traditional  food value chain group leader and he also coordinate youth and women in cassava production and processing Value chain.

Tony Egba understands Cassava Production and Cassava processing and he understands the constrains and prospects of Cassava as food and Cassava as industrial raw materials in Africa.

He has traveled and worked in many parts of the country in Nigeria, and speaks four languages. He is the President of three companies headquartered in Ibadan, Nigeria.


" Nigeria society of Engineers(NSE)- Member

" Nigeria Institution of Agricultural Engineers(NIAE)- Member

" Agricultural Machinery and Equipment Fabricators Association of Nigeria(AMEFAN)-National Secretary

" Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship International (FGBMFI)- Field Rep.

Academic Qualification;

" 1st school leaving certificate SS Peter and Paul Pry School Ile-Ife 1975

" West African school certificate, Methodist High School, Ibadan 1982

" Bachelor of Science Agricultural Engineering (B Sc), Second class upper, University of Ibadan 1987

" Master of Science Agricultural Engineering(Processing and Packaging engineering (MSc) University of 1badan 1994

Tony Egba (FOYEF Director)

Journey so far


Capacity building and training  through Talk show


Capacity building and training  through Talk show


Capacity building and training  through Talk show


Empower financially


Empower financially