Professor Aize Olohigbe Imouokhome Obayan


Aize Obayan is Professor of Counseling, specializing in Multicultural issues in Counseling. She is the immediate past Vice - Chancellor of Covenant University, Nigeria, where she served for eight academic sessions as the second substantive Vice- Chancellor. She is a seasoned academic, speaker and award-winning university administrator. In 2006, the National Universities Commission awarded her Best Vice-Chancellor (Private Universities Category). Aize Obayan, has served as a member of the Board of National Universities Commission, Nigeria, the Central Bank of Nigeria’s FSS 2020 Human Capital Development Committee and the Council of the Nigerian Institute of Management. She has won several awards and delivered Keynote Addresses, speaking to issues of Higher Education, Management, Leadership and Gender, on a number of platforms, nationally and internationally. She has been involved in the design and delivery of Human Capacity Development Programme In Industry, Banks, the Organized Private Sector as well as Government Agencies, some of which include Benue Cement, Gboko, Nigeria Sugar Company, Bacita; FGN/EEC Middle Belt Programme; Drop-In Counseling Centre, Croydon, UK and Crisis Counseling Centre, Hammersmith, London, just to mention a few. She has also been currently involved in developing curricula for Leadership Development Studies and Personal Development Programmes at Certificate, Diploma, Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels. In addition, she has also been involved in projects dealing with African Leadership Development issues.

She has convened several Leadership Development Studies Programme in Covenant University. Her research spans the following areas - Maternal Acceptance / Rejection and Children’s Behavioural Dispositions, Family Systems with particular reference to the Extended / Extensive Family Systems and the Counseling Process. Her other research interest are in the area of Prevalence and Pattern of Substance Use / Psychosocial Correlates of Alcohol, Tobacco and Cannabis Use in Nigeria, Ebola Virus Disease: Knowledge, Attitude and Practices in Lagos and Ogun State, Nigeria. She has supervised Doctoral Research in the area of HIV /AIDS. She is currently involved in research in the area of New Leadership Paradigms for Africa (NLPA) which seeks to define emerging issues in leadership thought and practice, with a view to sustaining contextually relevant conversations pertinent to empowering leadership praxis in Africa. Aize Obayan looks forward to being increasingly relevant to today’s imperative for an African Renaissance and celebrates the compelling vision that gave birth to the Universities in the Living Faith Commission Worldwide as articulated by the Visionary, Dr. David Oyedepo and considers her involvement in its actualization, a unique privilege, having been part of actualizing the global vision of the Universities since inception, geared towards changing the destiny of a Continent, via raising new generation of leaders and pathfinders.