Within the University
(a) Chairman, Faculty of Social Science Sports Committee: 1994 –
(b) Departmental Examination Officer: 1996 – 1997
(c) Uniuyo Consult: Socio-Economic Consultant in an Environmental
Impact Assessment (EIA) Study for Shell Petroleum Development
Company of Nigeria (SPDC) – Egbolom Project: 1999
(d) Member, Faculty of Social Science International Conference
(e) Chairman, Seminar Committee, Department of Economics
University of Uyo, Uyo (2012)
(f) Member, Conference Committee, Faculty of Social Science,
University of Uyo, Uyo. (2019)
(g) Member, Accreditation Committee, Department of Economics,
University of Uyo, Uyo (2013 – Date)
(h) Member, Committee to Evaluate Cost of Damages on the
University’s Properties as a result of the June 12, 2014 riots (i)
Chairman, Research Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences,
University of Uyo, Uyo. (2016 – Date)
Outside the University
(a) 1994 – 1995: DHV of Netherlands/Halcrow Rural Management of UK
– Rural Credit Specialist in a multidisciplinary
study/facilitation team working on the Participatory Action and
Research and Evaluation component of a rural development program
study in Akwa Ibom State.
(b) 1994 – 1995: DHV of Netherlands/Halcrow Rural Management
of UK – Economist on a multidisciplinary Environmental Impact
Assessment (EIA) team, which established database of the study
area, set up a system of impact of possible program options of the
feasibility study stage. Contributions to intensive Participatory
Rural Appraisal (PRA) exercise carried out in over 100 villages in
the study area, which carried out a pre-cursor to the
Participatory Action Research and Evaluation (PAR&E)
(c) 1995: United Nations Development Program (UNDP) – Rural
Credit Consultant in UNDP assisted development program in Akwa
Ibom State (3rd Country program). Charged with the specific duty
of identifying rural credit groups to pool resources for onward
credit disbursements to themselves.
(d) 1996 – 1997: Niger Delta Environmental Survey (NDES) –
Participatory Rural Appraisal(PRA)/ Participatory Learning and
Action (PLA) trainer and Supervisor. He also worked as the rural
credit trainer in the survey. Worked in a multidisciplinary
development and environmental survey in the Niger Delta area of
Nigeria – covering Akwa Ibom, Rivers, Bayelsa, and Delta States.
Actually involved in training change agents and facilitating the
establishment of community savings and credit schemes with the use
of participatory techniques.
(e) 1997 – 1998: Development Innovations Network (IRED) –
Trainer and Supervisor for NDES PRA/PLA program in the Niger
(f) 1997: Department for International Development (DFID) –
Carried out Literature Review into the effects of migrant farmers
activities in Cross River State forest reserves. This rainforest
is among the world’s largest existing forest reserves that may be
completely deforested in the nearest future if adequate measures
are not put in place.
(g) 1997: Niger Delta Wetland Centre – PRA/Rural Credit
Specialist in Akassa Development Project, Bayelsa State. This
project was funded by LIVING EARTH and STATOIL.
(h) 1998: UNDP – Socio-economic Consultant – carried out
baseline data survey in 15communities of Akwa Ibom State.
(i) 1999 – 2001: Shell Petroleum Development Company of
Nigeria (SPDC) – Community Development Adviser – Advising the
multinational corporation on sustainable project implementation
strategies in its turbulent Niger Delta communities
(j) 2001 (Feb): Project Manager, Fresh & Green - Using
PRA/PLA methodology to work with communities in Akwa Ibom State.
Collecting information on the communities and facilitating the
communities to prioritise their community projects while drawing
development plans with help of Local and State Government
intervention in communities.
2. Political Appointments
(a) 2001: Commissioner, Akwa Ibom Revenue Mobilization and Fiscal
Commission – Saddled with the responsibility of advising
Government on ways and means of increasing the internally
generated revenue base of the State.
(b) 2002- 2003: Special Adviser, Bureau of Youth &
Culture, Akwa Ibom State – superintending over the government
bureau that supervised the activities of youths and cultural
dynamics in the State.
(c) 2003 - 2007: Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Youth
and Sports, Akwa Ibom State -superintending over the ministry and
directing implementation of government policies on youth and
(d) 2007 – 2008: Honourable Commissioner, Ministry of Economic
Development and Chief Economic Adviser, Akwa Ibom State.
(e) Vice Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Executive Council (EXCO)
Committee on the implementation of the Akwa Ibom State University
of Science and Technology (2007-2008).
(f) 2003 – 2008: Chairman, Akwa United Football Club, Uyo,
Akwa Ibom State.
(g) 2008 - Chairman, State Government Committee on the
Revitalization of Government Moribund Industries and Recovery of
Government properties, Akwa Ibom State.
(h) 2008 – Chairman, Akwa Ibom Taxi Scheme Implementation
(i) 2007 – 2008 – Member, Finance and General Purpose
Committee (FGPC), Akwa Ibom State– Responsible for deciding on all
contracts awarded by the State government.
(j) 2018 - 2023 – Member of Council, Nigeria Institute for
Social an Economic Research (NISER).
(k) 2020 – Member, Nigeria Economic Society Academy of
(l) 2021 – Chairman, Nigeria Economic Society (NES), Akwa Ibom
3. Professional Appointments
(a) 2008 – 2010 – Member, South-South Nigeria Economic Summit
Group – The economic wing and Advisor of the South-South
(b) 2010 – Date – Chairman, REDAN Capital Ltd. (An investment
arm of Real Estates Developers Association of Nigeria, REDAN) -
Responsible for sourcing finance for estate developers, project
management services, and advisory consulting.
4. Academic Appointments
(a) 2017– Date: Course Accreditor, National Universities
(b) 2017 – Date: External Examiner – Obong University, Obong Ntak,
Etim Ekpo, Akwa Ibom State.
(c) 2018 – 2019: Adjunct Professor – Ritman University, Ikot
Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State.
(d) 2018 – Date: External Examiner – University of Calabar,
(e) February 2020 - Vetting Officer/Resource Person – National
Open University of Nigeria
(f) 2019 – 2020: Member, Ad-hoc Accreditation Panel to Evaluate
Economics Programmes in Nigerian Universities, National
Universities Commission, Nigeria.
(g) 2020 – External Examiner – University of Port Harcourt, Port
(h) 2020 – External Examiner, Nile University, FCT, Abuja
(i) 2021 – External Assessor – Nigerian National Merit Award
Governing Board, The Presidency.
(j) 2021 – External Examiner – Federal University, Wukari