Joseph Emmanuel Yaba also known as Yabajoe is an epitome of success and excellence. A real example of No body to somebody and his story is a proof that you can overcome difficulty to succeed and help others get there and his best lessons were learnt when he was growing up.

He was born into the Family of Mr. And Mrs. Joseph Abaniwo (JP) in the year August 13th and hails from Bassa Local Government Area of Kogi-State. He started his Primary School at L.E.A Primary School Phase II Nyanya Abuja -Nigeria in 1993 and obtained the First School-Leaving Certificate in 1998. In 2004 he obtained the National Business and Technical Certificate with flying colours from Government Science – Technical College Area 3 Garki Abuja-Nigeria and later proceeded to Federal Polytechnic Idah Kogi-State to Study Computer Science.

Joseph Emmanuel Yaba may have indeed been destined to lead. While at Government Science – Technical College, Area 3, Garki-Abuja he represented the school in the British Council Connecting Future and Crossing Continents Forum, SchoolNet Nigeria, ThinkQuest Africa and Junior Achievement Nigeria -Student Company Program where he was the Vice President Human Resources.

Like most achievers, Emmanuel was not born with a silver spoon. But seemed to have gone a full circle by the time he founded Youth Initiative for Sustainable Human Development in Africa (YiSHDA). Joseph has presented paper at Seminars, workshops and had led various training meeting and has address over 30,000 young people on Leadership, Self Development and Business Enterprise. His success stories has so far been captured and published in National Dailies in Nigeria like Leadership Newspaper, Vanguard Newspaper, Daily Trust Newspaper, Blue Print Newspaper, The Sun Newspaper, and Nigeria Pilot Newspaper. He was also invited by WAZOBIA 99.5FM, Cool FM, Rhythm 94.5 FM and the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA) to discuss the Challenges Facing the Nigerian Youths and the way Forward as part of activities to mark the 2012 International Youth Day (IYD) with the theme “Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth”.

A Member of the World Bank Youth Forum (Nigeria) and an alumnus of Discovering Young Leaders Program (DYLP) a program of the Commonwealth Youth Program, African Centre-Lusaka, Zambia.

Joseph Emmanuel Yaba is a visionary leader with extensive experience in creating and directing a non-profit and community based organization and project. He has also demonstrated leadership abilities among youths.

In 2013, he was a Youth Delegate to the Inter-generational Dialogue between Selected Heads of State in Africa as part of the 50th Anniversary of African Unity.

Joseph believes in a new Nigeria and Africa where young men and women would have equal opportunity to develop themselves for the benefit of national development.