Education

  • 2011 M.Sc. in Procurement Mgt., University of Turin, Italy.
  • 2004 MBA, Benue State University, Markurdi.
  • 2002 PDGM in Management, University of Calabar, Cross River.
  • 1985 M.Sc. in Architecture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
  • 1983 B.Sc. in Architecture, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
  • 1980 GCE A level, Murtala College of Arts, Science and Technology, Makurdi.
  •                                         1978 WAEC O level, St. Murumbas College, Jos.

Work Experience

  • Sept. 6, 2017 –Present Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education
  • 2015-2017 Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Communications
  • 2014-2016 Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Agriculture
  • 2014 Director Procurement Federal Ministry of Power
  • 2014-2014 Director Procurement Federal Ministry of Agriculture
  • 2011 Director Procurement Federal Ministry of Environment
  • 2010-2011 Director Procurement Federal Ministry of Water Resources
  • 2008-2010 Director Procurement Federal Ministry of Defence
  • 2007-2008 Deputy Director, Budget Monitoring and Price Intelligence Unit (BMPIU)
  • 2004-2005 Secretary, Ministerial Tenders Board
  • 2004-2005 Member, Business Partnership Committee
  • 2002-2004 Member Task Force on Construction of Abuja National stadium and Games Village Complex
  • 2001-2003 Member, Technical Committee on Construction of Presidential
  • Banquet Hall, Press Center, Library and Archives
  • 1994-1995 Special Assistant to Permanent Secretary
  • 1994-1995 Secretary Committee on Lands and Housing
  • 1993 Acting Chief Executive Architect
  • 1992-1993 Member/ Secretary, Special Project Task Force
  • 1991-1994 Secretary Implementation Committee on National Housing Policy
  • 1987-2005 Architect ad 1 to Deputy Director, Federal Ministry of works and Housing

Membership of Statutory Bodies/ Council

  • 2015-2017 Chairman, Board of NIPOST
  • 2014-2015 Member/Chair board International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA)
  • 2010-2011 Member Board of International Institute of Tropical Agricultural
  • Insurance Corporation (NAIC)
  • 2010-2012 Council Member NESREA
  • 1993-2001 Council Member, Architects Registration Council of Nigeria (ARCON)
  • 1993-2013 Member, Board of Architectural Education in Nigeria
  • 1993-1997 Member, Kings College Advisory Council

Professional Affiliations

  • 2017-Present 1
  • ST Vice President Nigerian Institute of Architects (NIA)
  • 2013 Fellow, Procurement Professionals Association of Nigeria (PPA)
  • 2009-2013 Fellow Nigerian Institute of Architects
  • 2009-2013 Chairman Disciplinary Committee, NIA
  • 1995-Present Member National Executive Council NIA

Seminar Papers/ Presentations

  • Architecture as Historic Monuments
  • Housing Condition in Nigeria
  • Evolving Effective Strategies for Development Control in Nigeria
  • Easement Covenants in Buildings
  • Arbitration and Dispute Resolution in Construction
  • Tendering Procedure and Procurement Systems
  • Project management Practice
  • Post-Contract Supervision of Construction
  • The Role of Housing Co-operatives in Affordable Housing Delivery
  • Project Monitoring and Evaluation: Options and Instruments
  • The Abandoned Projects Syndrome in Nigeria: Causes and Solution
  • Mergers and Acquisition: The Shape of Things to Come
  • Management Control Systems
  • The Role of Communication in an Organisation
  • The Due Process and Good Governance
  • Appraisal of the Procurement Reforms in Nigeria
  • Implementing the Public Procurement Act, 2007; Dos and Don’ts
  • Improving Transparency and Minimizing Corruption in Defence Procurement
  • New Vistas for Deepening Procurement Reforms in Nigeria
  • Impact of Risk factors on Construction Cost Overrun in Nigeria
  • Investment Opportunities in the Nigerian Agricultural Sector
  • Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in the GES Scheme in Nigeria