Prof. Gibson Francis Okorafor

Prof. Gibson Francis Okorafor

Professor

Department of Project Management Technology,
Federal University of Tech; Owerri, PMB. 1526 Imo State – Nigeria
E-mail: gibsonokorafor@yahoo.com, gibson.okorafor@futo.edu.ng

 

Biography

Prof. G. F. Okorafor is a Professor of Project Management and a University of Bradford, the UK trained Project and National Development specialist. His areas of special interests are Human Resources Management, Strategic Management and Development Planning. He is a Fellow of the Charted Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (FCIPM) and an active member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) of the United States of America. Prof. Okorafor is a very active member of the Nigerian Association of Project Management Professionals as well as other allied professional bodies. He is a consultant to some national organizations and has published widely in both national and international journals. He has authored some books in the field of project management. He is equally a public speaker and has delivered papers at both national and local conferences.Prof Okorafor is both a novelist and a poet with a good number of finished works awaiting publication. He plays active parts in both religious and cultural organizations. Currently, he is an editorial board member of a zonal newspaper and a guest writer to a professional publication. He has instituted an annual prize to the best Project Management graduating student at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He is happily married to a contented family. Prof Okorafor is an avid lover of football games.

Academic and Professional Qualification

  • WASC Grade One, Nigeria Military School, Zaria – 1966 – 1972
  • B.Sc. Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka – 1974 -1978
  • M.Sc. Project Planning & National Development, University of Bradford, (U.K) – 1983 – 1984
  • PhD Project Management, Federal University of Technology, Owerri – 1997 – 2003

Honours

  • A British Council Scholar (1983/84) at the University of Bradford, United Kingdom for Master’s Programme in Project Planning and National Development.
  • UNIDO Award for Workshop on Industrial Investment Appraisal and Computer Model for Feasibility Analysis and Reporting at UNIDO, Vienna-Austria (April – May 1990)

Membership of professional bodies

  • FCIPM (Fellow Chartered Institute of Personnel Mgt of Nigeria)
  • MBIM – Member, British Institute of Management
  • Member, AIESEC Alumni Association.
  • Member, Australian Institute of Project Management.
  • Member, Project Management Institute – U S A.

Past Employment

  1. Clerical Officer, Ministry of Defence (Jan 1974 – Sept. 1974)
  2. Economist, Bank of the North Ltd, Sokoto  (July. 1978 – July 1979)
  3. Superintendent Collector of Customs – 1979 (Two months)
  4. Part-time Lecturer in Economics, Extra Mural Unit, Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri (1980 – 1982)
  5. Planning Officer, Imo State of Nigeria Civil Service (1979 – June 1986)

Worked in the following Ministries of Finance & Economic Planning; Agricultural Works & Housing; Commerce and Industry; and Government House where I was the Economist in – charge of the Directive Monitoring Unit.

Resigned and joined Progress Bank PLC in 1986.

Banking Career with Progress Bank of Nigeria PLC

  1. Deputy Head – Corporate Finance Department  (Sept. 1986Oct.1990)
  2. Senior Manager/Head – Development Banking Division (Oct. 1990 – March 1991). I was the founding head of the Division.
  3. Senior Manager/Head – Lending Policy and Control Department (March. 1991 – September. 1991).
  4. Senior Principal Manager/Head – Lending Policy and Control Division (October 1991 – October.1992). The Bank Chief Credit Officer.
  5. Senior Principal Manager/Assistant Area Manager (October. 1992 – March. 1993)
  6. Senior Principal Manager/Head – Training and Consultancy Dept. (March. 1993 – 31/3/95)

Present Employment

  1. Professor/Head of Department of Project management  Tec, (July 2017 – Date)
  2. Professor/Director of Academic Planning and Development, FUTO (July 2013-June 2016)
  3. Professor/Director of Academic Planning (July 2013 – Date).
  4. Professor/University SIWES Coordinator (Oct. 2010 – June 2013)
  5. Associate Prof./University SIWES Coordinator (Dec. 2009 – Oct. 2010)
  6. Associate Prof./Deputy Director; Centre for Continuing Education; FUTO (Jan. 2008 – Nov. 2009)
  1. Senior Lecturer/Head of Dept. of Project Management Technology, FUTO (1/10/99 – 1/10/07)
  1. Senior Lecturer; Dept. of Project Management Technology, FUTO, (1/10/99 – 1/10/07)
  1. Lecturer 1, Dept. of Project Management Technology, FUTO (20/11/95 – 30/9/99)
  2. Consultant on Microfinance banking, CBN/FUTO Consult… (2009-date)
  3. Consultant-Human Resources Management; Giblet Nigeria Ltd (1995 – Date).
  4. Consultant – Micro Enterprises; Forward Africa (NGO) (1997 – Date).

Positions of Authority Held at School

  1. Secretary, Literary and Debating Society, Nigerian Military School, (NMS) Zaria, 1971
  2. President, Literary and Debating Society, NMS, Zaria (1972).
  3. Hall Director of Games, Zik’s Flats Hostel, University of Nigeria Nsukka (1975/76)
  4. Welfare Officer, Isa Kaita Hall, UNN (1976/77)
  5. Executive member, Economics Student Association of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1976/77).
  6. Vice – President, International Association of Economic and Business Students, AIESEC, UNN Chapter (1976/77)
  7. Editorial Member/ Adverts Manager, Sokoto Service-NYSC magazine (1978/79).
  8. Internal Auditor, Nigeria National Union, UK and Northern Ireland (1983/84)

PUBLICATIONS

Major Work

  1. OKORAFOR G. F. (2004) ”Impact Analysis of Federal Highways on the Local Economies: A Case of Selected Highways in Nigeria” A Ph. D. Thesis at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (Unpublished).
  2. OKORAFOR G. F. (2014) “Depopulating the Unemployed Mass in Nigeria through Effective Project Delivery”, 26th Inaugural Lecture of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 10th Sept. 2014.

 

Journal Publication

  1. OKORAFOR G. F. (2011) “Monitoring and Public Sector Management”, PMforesight Vol. 1 No 4.pp. 17 & 34.
  2. OKORAFOR G. F. (2011) “Project Procurement and External Impact”, PMforesight vol. 1. No. 5 pp. 35 & 36
  3. OKORAFOR G. F. (2010) “For a Project Management Culture in Nigeria”. PMforesight, Vol. 1. No. 3.pp. 17 & 51.
  4. Oforegbunam T. E. & OKORAFOR G. F. (2010) “Effects of Human Capital Development on the Performance of Small & Medium Scale Enterprises in Southeastern Region of Nigeria”, Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, Vol. 12, No. 8 pp. 49 – 58.
  5. OKORAFOR G. F. & Adu, E. T. (2010) “Infrastructural Project Execution Drag and Integrated Development: Selected Cases in Nigeria”; IJCRB Vol. 2, No. 2 (pp. 557-569)
  6. OKORAFOR G. F. (2010) “Project Consulting and Stakeholders Management in Developing Economy”, IJCRB, Vol. 1 No. 9, pp. 144 – 151 (www.ijcrb.webs.com).
  7. OKORAFOR G. F. & Nnanna Ukegbu (2010), “Post-Evaluation of Highway Effects on Local Economy: Factor Analysis Approach”, IJCRB, Vol. 1 No 11, pp. 234 – 248, (www.ijcrb.webs.com)
  8. Ebiringa O. T. & OKORAFOR G. F. (2010) “A multifactor decision cluster model for performance appraisal in the Nigerian Oil & Gas Industry”, IJCRB, Vol. 1 No. 9; pp. 232 – 246 (www.ijcrb.webs.com)
  9. OKORAFOR G. F. & Ebiringa O. T. (2010) “Human Resource Management Practices in SMEs and Nigeria’s National Development”, IJCRB, Vol. 1 No. 10 pp. 23 – 41 (www.ijcrb.webs.com)
  10. Ebiringa O. T. & OKORAFOR G. F. (2010) “Automated Teller Machine and Electronic Payment System in Nigeria: A Synthesis of the Critical Success Factors”. IJCRB, Vol. 1 No. 10; pp. 114 – 129 (www.ijcrb.webs.com)
  11. OKORAFOR G. F. (2008) “Project and Entrepreneurship in Nursing”, Journal of Research in National Development; Vol. 6 No. 2; pp. 21 – 28; (www.ajol.info/journal_index.php)
  12. E. U. Onweremadu; O. C. Ndukwe; OKORAFOR, G. F. (2008) “Characterization and Removability of Priority Pollutants in an Oil-spilled site using composed cassava sludge,” Life Science Journal,  Vol. 5, No.3 pp.62-66 (http://lsj.zzu.edu.cn)
  13. OKORAFOR G. F. (2007) “Technology in Project Management”, Nigeria Journal of Economic and Financial Research; Vol. 1 No. 3; pp. 169 – 177.
  14. OKORAFOR G. F (2007), “Post-Construction Environmental and Social Impact Analysis (ESIA) of Port-Harcourt – Enugu Highway on Local Economy”. IJARD, Vol. 9 No. 1; pp. 108 -116 (www.ajol.Info/journals/ijard)
  15. OKORAFOR G. F. & Onyeador S. O. (2006) “Project Management and
    Public Sector Push in Nigeria (1994-2004)”, The Quantity Surveyor, Vol. 54, No 2, pp. 15 – 20.
  16. OKORAFOR G. F. (2005) “Impact Analysis and Project Development: Principles and Procedures”, Inter-World Journal of Science & Technology, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp. 136 – 143.
  17. OKORAFOR G. F. (2004) “Mentoring in the Higher Institutions: A Project for Survival,” THE JIBER; Vol. 8 No. 2 pp 213-227.
  18. OKORAFOR G. F. (2004) “The Public Sector Role in Road Project Abandonment /Failure in Nigeria, 1993-2002”, Inter-World Journal of Management& Development Studies’ Vol. 2 No. 1 pp. 15.
  19. OKORAFOR G. F. (2004) “Benefit-Cost Analysis in Projects: A Theoretical Framework”, Review of Arts and Social Sciences Vol. IV No 1, pp 1-7
  20. OKORAFOR G.F. (2003) “Project Management Education and Nigeria’s Economic Development”, Journal of Business & Social Science (JBSS), Vol. 11, No 1 pp.32-41
  21. OKORAFOR G. F. (2001) “Project Failure/Abandonment: A Case Study of Senior Staff Housing Project of the Federal University of Technology, Owerri,’ The Journal of Business & Finance, Vol. No. 4 pp . 58 – 63.
  22. OKORAFOR G. F (2001) “Agro-Industrial Project for Poverty Alleviation in Nigeria” Journal of Business Studies, Vol. 1 No. 2 pp. 47 – 58.
  23. OKORAFOR G. F. (2000) “Project Catalyst for Business Growth and Development,” Journal of Business and Social Sciences Vol. 1 No 3 pp 1 – 9.
  24. Asiegbu B.C.& OKORAFOR G.F. (2000) ”Planning and Control of Turn-Around Maintenance Projects of Nigeria’s Oil Refineries Using PERT Technique,” Journal of Project Management Technology Vol. 3 No 1 pp. 120-136
  25. Asiegbu B. C. OKORAFOR G. F. (1999) “Crisis Management in the Nigeria Beverage Industry; Operations Management Perspective”, Journal of Project Management Technology; Vol. 2, No 1 pp 34 – 55.
  26. OKORAFOR G. F. & Nzotta S. M. (1999) “Bank Credit Administration, A Conceptual Framework,” Review of Arts and Social Sciences, Vol. 1 No. 1 pp. 99-108.
  27. Nwezeaku N. C., OKORAFOR G. F & Asiegbu B. C. (1998) Determination of Share Prices in Nigeria Capital Market and Theoretical Business Valuation”, Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, Vol. 1 No. 1 pp.42 – 54.
  28. OKORAFOR G.F. & Nwezeaku N. C. (1998) “An Overview of International Trade and Balance of Payments Accounts: The Nigerian Experience”, Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, Vol.1, pp116-130.
  29. OKORAFOR G. F. (1998) “Inappropriate Development Policies: The Third World Countries Approach: Journal of Business & Finance; Vol.1, No. 2 pp.65 – 59
  30. OKORAFOR G. F. (1997) “Project Management and Nigerian Economy”, Journal of Project Management Technology, Vol.1 pp 14 – 22.

Book in Main Discipline

  1. OKORAFOR G.F. (2001) Fundamentals and Control of Project Management, Owerri, Skillmark Media Ltd.
  2. OKORAFOR G. F. (2008) Projects and National Development, Owerri, Skillmark Media, Ltd.

Minor Works

  1. OKORAFOR G. F. (1997) Project Formulation and Appraisal; A Lecture Guide; Owerri, Ambix Publishers

Chapters in Books

  1. OKORAFOR G. F. (1998) “Introduction to Project Management”. Contemporary  Readings in Management Technology: Agbogu et al (eds.); Owerri Read on Publishers Ltd., pp. 81 – 102.
  2. OKORAFOR G. F. (2008), “Public Sector Clients Role in Construction Project Failures. The Nigerian Experience”. The State of Economic and Business Environment in the Global Age; DR. A. N. Nosike, (ed.); Granado-Kingdom of Spain, Afro-Euro Centre for Development Studies.
  3. J. I. LEMCHI & G. F. OKORAFOR (2011) “Building a World Class University in the 21st Century: The Legacies of Prof. C. O. E. Onwuliri at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri, 2006-2011” in University Education in the 21st Century: A Festschrift in Honour of Prof. C. O. E. Onwuliri; Skillmark Media Ltd, Owerri.
  4. Okorafor G.F (2016), “Academic Planning and Research” in the harvest of Excellence: A valedictory Colloquium in Honour of Prof. C.C. Asiabaka, FUTO

Conference Papers

  1. OKORAFOR, G. F. (2013) Project Management Skills and Growth of National Human Welfare at the 5th Annual National Project Management Conference held in Lagos, Nigeria. September 17 – 19, 2013.
  2. OKORAFOR, G. F. (2010) “The Impact of Infrastructure on Property Development and Management” @ The 2010 Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Seminar (MCPD) of The Nigerian Institution of Estate Surveyors and Value’s, Imo State Branch, 30/9/10.
  3. OKORAFOR, G. F. (2010) “The Global Economic Melt-down and Successful Delivery of the Seven-Point Development Agenda in Nigeria” @ A 2-Day Seminar organized by the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Imo/Abia States Branch, @ Concord Hotel, Owerri, 25-26/11/10.
  4. OKORAFOR, G. F. (2010) “Project Management: The Key to National Development”, @ The Second Annual National Project Management Conference; 21-22/9/10
  5. OKORAFOR, G. F. (2010) “Philately: Letter Writing and ICT Challenge in Nigeria” @ The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Nigeria Philately Service on 23/6/10.
  6. OKORAFOR, G. F. (1997) “The Crisis of National Development in Nigeria: The Project Management Perspective,” SMAT EXHIBITIONS & SYMPOSIUM; Obah T. Y. (ed.) FUTO pp. 9-13.

Technical Papers

  1. OKORAFOR G. F. et al (2006): Feasibility Report on the Proposed Water Processing Plant at FUTO at the Request of the Management of FUTO management.
  2. OKORAFOR G. F. (2006); A Feasibility Study on the Expansion and Modernization of Omeziribe Farms – A Division of ECU ENT LTD.
  3. OKORAFOR G. F. (2009) Research Report on the Establishment of Imo Geographic Information System (IGIS), Commissioned by TTi for Imo State Govt.

Seminar Papers

  1. Okorafor G.F. (1997) “Management of Resources in the military for Better Efficiency” Annual Conference of Senior Military Officers of 34 Field Artillery Brigade Obinze – Owerri.
  2. Ditto: (1998), “The Roles and Responsibilities of Trustees of an NGO”-Board of Trustees Meeting of Forward Africa (NGO).
  3. Ditto: (1980), “Considerations for providing Medium and Long-Term Finances”, Progress Bank Plc, Credit Course, Owerri.
  4. Ditto: (1989), “Agriculture and Rural Development Lending”, PBN Plc Credit and marketing Course, Owerri.
  5. Ditto: (1988), “Bank Lending and Debt Recovery”, Seminar for Journalists by PBN Plc, Owerri
  6. Ditto: (1992), “The 1992 Federal Budget as it affects the Banking Industry in Nigeria,” 8th Management Staff Meeting of PBN Plc, Owerri.
  7. Ditto: (1992), “Credit Administration Review in Auditing”, Bank Inspectors Seminar, Owerri
  8. Ditto: (1992), “A Review of CBN Monetary Policy Guidelines for 1922 “-Bank Inspectors Seminar, Owerri
  9. Ditto: (1992), “Lending policy and Management of problem Loans,” Potomac Nigeria Ltd, Owerri.
  10. Ditto: (1992), “Capital Market, A pre-requisite for Economic Survival – Bankers point of view, “Chartered Institute of Bankers, Owerri.
  11. Ditto: (1993), “Integrated System of Management and Revenue Generation for the development of Local Government Areas”, Tripod Consultants Umuahia.
  12. Ditto: (1993), “Liquidity and Credit Control, Giblet Consultants, Owerri.
  13. Ditto: (1993), “The Dynamics of Open Market Operation (OMO) PBN Plc/Avant-Garde Ltd Owerri.
  14. Ditto: (1993), “ Government and Business Frauds involving Accounts Dept, Banks and other Institutions”, Potomac Nig. Ltd, Owerri.
  15. Ditto: (1994), “ The Implications of the 1994 Budget for the Banking Industry with particular emphasis on Community Banks, “ Unic Community Bank, EhereNgwa.
  16. Ditto: (1994), “Training Development and Motivating subordinates”, PBN consult/POTMAC workshop, Owerri.
  17. Ditto: (1994), “Using Statistics in Bank supervision”, PBN Consults POTMAC workshop, Owerri.
  18. Ditto: (1994), “Communication and Human Relations, “PBN Consults, Owerri
  19. Ditto: (1994), “ Administration of VAT in Nigeria, “ Goblet consultants, Owerri.
  20. Ditto: (1994), “ The Role of Banks in Maintaining Heavy machines” JUDEX (Nig) Ent. Owerri.
  21. Ditto: (1995), “ Domestic and International Investment Securities, POTOMAC WORKSHOP/CASTLE INVESTMENTS LTD, Owerri.
  22. Ditto (1995), “ The Role of Banks in Maintenance Culture,” JUDEX (NIG) ENT & FUTO CONSULT LTD.
  23. Okorafor G.F. (2002) “ Financial and Information Management: Vital roles of the School Principal” at the quality Assurance workshop for Administrators of Secondary Schools in Imo State (28/2/02)
  24. Okorafor G.F. (2002) “ The Role of Community Leadership in the Oil Producing Areas in Conflict Mitigation By traditional and or Modern Techniques” at the USAID/OTI-AFRIDEF-CAJ Training Programme on conflict Mitigation for Youths of Ohaji/Egbema and Oguta L.G.As in Imo State 19/12/02).
  25. Okorafor G. F. (2003) “Project Management: A General Overview” for the Commission for the On-Going Formation of Priests of Owerri Archdiocese, Owerri-Imo State (May, Sept. an Nov. 2003)
  26. Okorafor G. F. (2003) “Project Implementation”, for the Commission for the On-Going Formation of Priests for Owerri Archdiocese.
  27. Okorafor G. F (2007); “Monitoring and Evaluation of Social Project: The Conceptual Operational and Planning Framework,” Abia State Planning Commission/ UNDP 5th March.
  28. Okorafor G. F (2007)”How to conduct Monitoring and Evaluation: The Monitoring Process”. Abia State Planning Commission/ UNDP 5th March.
  29. 2 Okorafor G. F (2007) “How to Conduct Monitoring and Evaluation: The Evaluation Process”, Abia State Planning Commission; 5th March.

 

General Interest

  1. Okorafor G. F. (1985), “Planning as a means of achieving resource allocation in the Economy”, Business times 10th June.
  2. Okorafor G. F. (1985), “Debt Burdens of Loan capital, “Business times 1st July.
  3. Okorafor G. F (1985), “PrivatisationVs Bonds Floating”, Business Time. 29th July.
  4. Okorafor G. F. (1985), “Fifth National Development -Plan: How realistic is 1986” Business Times, 9th September.
  5. Okorafor G. F (1985), “The Impact of Counter -Trade on States’, Development”, Business Times, 9th September.
  6. Okorafor G. F. (1985), “Role of Co-operatives in Imo State”, Business Times, 16th September. ‘
  7. Okorafor G. F. (1985), “The Nigerian Unemployment Problems. The Role of the Private Sector”, Business Times, 16th September.
  8. Okorafor G. F (1988), “Banks Roles in Capital Mobilisation. The Isusu Cases”, Business Times, 9th May.
  9. Okorafor G. F. (1988), “African Countries and Paris Club”, Business Times, 27th June.
  10. Okorafor G. F. (1988), “CBN’s instrument of control: Open Market Operation”, Business Times. 6th. June.
  11. Okorafor G. F (1988) “Government Policies on Industrial Locations”, Business Times, 7th November.
  12. Okorafor G. F (1988)”; All you should know about Paris Club”, Money today, Business Concord. 13th July.
  13. Okorafor G. F (1988), “Bankers are made, not born”, Daily Times. 2nd January.
  14. Okorafor G. F. (1979), “Nigeria’s Interest first”, Daily Times.2nd January
  15. Okorafor G. F. (1979) Thumbs up against mixed Economy”, Daily Times 3rd January
  16. Okorafor G. F. (1979) The Boat People”, Nigerian Statesman. 6th August.
  17. Okorafor G. F. (1979), “Send these Mercenary teachers home “New Nigeria 7th January.
  18. Okorafor G. F. (1979), The Need for Super-Market in Owerri, Nigeria Statesman, 5th October.    ‘
  1. Okorafor G. F. (1979), “The Second Best-A fundraising Measure open to Government” Nigeria Statesman 16th October.
  2. Okorafor G. F. (1979), “Soviet Military presence in Cuba”, Nigeria Statesman, 14th November.
  1. Okorafor G. F. (1979) “The tilting of power in the world, “Nigeria Statesman, 20th December.
  2. Okorafor G. F. (1980), “The Arab threat: challenges to African Nations”, Nigerian Statesman, 20th December.
  3. Okorafor G. F. (1980) The policies of State of Origin and Nigerian Unity”, Nigeria Statesman, 8th January.
  1. Okorafor G. F. (1980), “Men, Women and the struggle for Supremacy”, Nigeria Statesman. 11th April.
  2. Okorafor G. F. (1980), “Zimbabwean election: The Patriotic Front’s position”, Nigerian Statesman. 15th February.
  3. Okorafor G. F. (1980)”, Tax Policy and Capital formulation as Instrument for Development”, Nigerian Statesman, 24th April.

Others

  1. Okorafor G. F. (1978),”THE Role of Thrifty and Loan Societies in financing cottage Industries in Anambra State of Nigeria, “An unpublished B.Sc thesis, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
  2. Okorafor G. F. (1984), “Nigeria’s Balance of Payments: Problems and Possible Solutions, “an unpublished M.Sc Project, University of Bradford, West Yorkshire, Britain.
  3. Okorafor G. F. (1978), “The Bank Nigerian postal orders, “Sokoto Service vol. 1 NO.2 N.Y.S.C.

 Courses Attended

  1. Project Analysis and Investment Appraisal -Financial Institutions Training Centre (FTTC), Yaba; 19th _23rd October 1987.
  2. Workshop on How to Negotiate and Win. Goldland Business Company Ltd. Lagos, 18 November 1987.
  3. Workshop on sources of procurement of foreign finance – Public Finance Management Consulting Group, Lagos, 16 – 18th February 1998.
  4. Corporate Finance Management workshop – Nigerian Institute of Bankers, Lagos 13th – 17th February 1989.
  5. Advanced Project Appraisal course – NERFUND/NIDB, Lagos; 20th November ­15th December 1989.
  6. Workshop on Industrial Investment Appraisal and Computer Model for Feasibility Analysis and Reporting UNIDO, Vienna, Austria, 23rd April, – 11th May 1990.
  7. Financial Restructuring Workshop-Cooper and Lybrand Associates, Lagos: 24th April-10th May 1991.
  8. Credit and Mortgage Course – H Pierson Associates Ltd, 26th – 29th May 1992.
  9. Marketing of Financial services Course- FITC, 25th-29th, January 1993.
  10. Train the Trainers Workshop – FITC 19th April – 7th May 1993.
  11. Workshop on Enhancing Organizational Effectiveness Skills for Management Consultants – Centre for Management Development – Oct. 10-14, 2005
  12. Microfinance Training Service Providers – Train the Trainers Workshop – CBN/NDIC – 23/11/09 to 11/12/09 and 5-10/4/10
  13. 18th National Training Conference and Exhibition, 2010 of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF); 10 – 13/11/10.
  14. Technology-Assisted Learning by NUC
  15. SIWES Administration: Challenges and Prospects of Students placements and budgeting by ITF 19-22/4/2011
  16. Understanding effective Public procurement in practice organized by Public Procurement Research Centre, FUTO; 6-10/3/17.

University Administration

  1. Head of Department, PMT (July 2017-Date)
  2. Director of Academic Planning and Development (July 2013 – June 2016)
  3. University SIWES Coordinator; (Dec. 2009 – June 2013)
  4. Deputy Director; Centre for Continuing Education (Jan 2008 – Nov. 2009)
  5. Head of Department of Project Management Technology, 2005 – 2007
  6. Member of the University Senate;(2005 – 2007; 2009 – Date)
  7. Secretary; Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) FUTO Branches; March 2005 – Oct. 2008.
  8. Associate Dean, School of Management: 2000
  9. Co-ordinator, Undergraduate Programme, Dept of Project Mgt. Tech: 1996-2000
  10. Member, School Board of Studies, 1995 – Date
  11. Member, Departmental Board of Studies, 1995-Date
  12. Students Academic Adviser, 1995 – 2005
  13. Hall Master, 1997-1999.
  14. Member, Security Committee of the University, 1997-1999
  15. Member, University Computing Facilities Committee: 1997-1999.
  16. Member, SMAT Welfare and Research Committee: 1997-1999
  17. Co-ordinator – SIWES, SMAT, 1997-2005
  18. Member, Council/ Senate Joint Committee on Disciplinary Matters: 2007.
  19. Member, University Committee on the actualization of proposed bottled processed water
  20. Member, University Consultancy Team on Microfinance Training.
  21. Member, The Advisory Committee on Student Discipline; 2007 – 2008.
  22. Member, Senior Staff Training Committee, (2010 – 2016)
  23. Member, Board of Directors, FUTO Water Ltd, 2012 – Date.
  24. Member, Ad-Hoc Committee for 2009-2010 Post-UME Screening Exercise.
  25. Member, Planning Committee of the Pet Project of the First Lady of Imo State, 2007.
  26. Member, The University Estimates Committee, 2011-2013.
  27. Member, School of Management Publications Committee, 2011.
  28. Member, University Annual Reports Committee, (2013 – 2016.)
  29. Chairman, Council Investigative Panel on Case of Gross Misconduct Against the Secretaries of SSANU, NASU & NAAT 2013.
  30. Member, FUTO Team for the Establishment of the Department of Estate Management in FUTO, 2014.
  31. Member, University Quality Assurance Committee, 2013 – Date.
  32. Member, Board of Directors of FUTO Water Ltd, 2012 – Date.
  33. Congregation Representative in the Senior Staff Training Committee, 2011 – 2013
  34. Member, University Estimates Committee, 2011 – 2013.
  35. Member, Advisory Committee on Students Discipline, 2007 – 2009.
  36. External Examiner, Department of Economics, Imo State University, Owerri. 2013-Date.
  37. Contact Person, CVL/Shell Petroleum Company Ltd, Role Model Forum and Set-up Academy Project in FUTO, 2014 – Date.
  38. Member, Senate Planning Committee, 2013 – Date.
  39. Member, University Admissions Committee, 2013 – Date.
  40. Member, Postgraduate Board of Studies, 2005 – Date.

Community Service

  1. Micro-Enterprises Consultant to Forward Africa (NGO)
  2. Ex-officio member, Amuvi Welfare Union, Arochukwu.
  3. Treasurer, Nzuko Arochukwu,
  4. Vice President University of Nigeria Alumni Association, Owerri
  5. Immediate Past Chairman & Ex-officio Member, Institute of Personnel Management, Imo State Branch
  6. Deputy Leader, Holy Ghost Vocation Movement, Holy Cross Church Aladimma Owerri
  7. Staff Adviser, Arochukwu Students Society, Federal University of Technology, Owerri
  8. Secretary, St Joseph Catholic Chaplaincy, Imo State University Owerri; 2004-2008.
  9. Consultants; Imo State FADAMA II Programme
  10. Patron, Project Managers Development Young Crew of Nigeria, FUTO Chapter 2017-Date
  11. Economic Consultant to Boreholes Lt of USA on Oguta Lake Project.

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