HEAD OF OFFICE, AIRBUS NIGERIA
LAST 3 APPOINTMENTS HELD, RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES
1. CHIEF OF DEFENCE SPACE AGENCY - February 2015 – April 2017.
Defence Space Agency (Now Defence Space Administration) – Nigeria.
2. DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL SERVICES - December 2013 – February 2015.
Defence Intelligence Agency – Nigeria.
Responsibilities; Responsible for executing the Technical Support strategy and objectives of the Agency. Responsible for advising the Chief Executive (Chief of Defence Intelligence) on equipment budgeting, equipment procurement and global best practice for maintaining equipment in the Agency’s inventory.
Reporting to the Chief of Defence Intelligence, the duties and responsibilities of the Director of Technical Services include:
Developing and achieving Technical Support objectives and goals to support the organizational vision.
Managing and directing a team of Technical Support staff.
Leading the development of the vision and strategy for the maintenance team.
Ensuring targeted service and performance standards are achieved or exceeded.
Executing plans and initiatives that exceed organizational expectations via phone, email and web; resulting in increased user satisfaction that translates to lower attrition and higher productivity.
Executing technical projects in synergy with other companies or organizations.
Succession planning, training practices and cross-functional corporate initiatives.
Establishing and managing communication channels within and among departments; being the liaison to provide feedback to the Senior Management Team.
3. DIRECTOR, INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY-April 2010–December 2013. Headquarters, Nigerian Air Force – Nigeria.
Responsibilities; Established and managed the Nigeria Air Force Information Technology services and participated in the development of long-term strategy for the future direction of Information Technology. Led the Information Technology team in the development and implementation of information systems across Nigerian Air Force formations, including working with key developers and customers.
Duties; Reporting to the Chief of Policy and Plans and the Chief of Logistics, the duties and responsibilities of the Director Information Technology include:
Creating and maintaining Information Technology strategy in line with current best practice in the field of IT.
Ensuring that Information Technology is in-line with agreed Policies and Strategies.
Ensuring that policies and strategies are in compliance with government legislation and Air Force standards.
Developing and managing of projects such as the Personnel Management System, Stock/Inventory Management System and Aircraft Maintenance System.
Managing the day-to-day operations of IT systems to ensure that deadlines, budgets and service levels are met and results delivered.
Managing the annual Information Technology budget and any associated funds.
Organising and implementing servicing and support of all IT systems to agreed service level standards.
Develop, maintain and implement measures designed to safeguard the Information Technology assets of the Nigerian Air Force in the event of major incidents or disasters.
Chairman, National Committee on Cybersecurity Legislation (2011 – 2012).
Board Member, National Identity Card Commission (2012 – 2015).
Member, Presidential Committee on the Production of Master Plan and Roadmap for the Implementation of Information Technology for National Development (2010).
Member, Committee on National Integrated Infrastructural Master Plan (2013).
Member, Committee for the Design and Implementation of a Centralized Identity Database for Nigeria (2015-2016).
Member, Technical Advisory Committee on National Research Development and Innovation Council (2015).
Member of the Cyber Security Advisory Council (2015 – 2017).
Chairman, Expert Group to the 8th Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime (2018 – 2019).
Anchor of the Multi-stakeholder Validation Workshop on the Review of the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy 2014 and Formulation of the National Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy 2020.
CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS ATTENDED
Various ITU Conferences in Switzerland and UAE.
Various Air Force IT Conferences in the USA.
Various Air Shows in Dubai and Paris.
Satellite 2015 Conference in the USA.
The Community on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (COPUOS) at Austria.
Various Defence and Security Equipment Training and Exhibitions in Israel, Hungary, Germany, France, Italy, Turkey and United Kingdom.
RECENT PAPERS PRESENTED
Cyber Insecurity: A Latent Threat to National Security and Economic Development. The World Cyber Security Conference, Abuja- Nigeria, September 2013.
Cyber Warfare: Myth and Realities. Organised by Nassarawa State University, Keffi, November 2015.
Space Technology and National Security: Defence Space Agency in Focus. Paper Presented at the National Defence College, Abuja. November 2015.
Online Extremism and Boko Haram Use of Socia Media in Nigeria. Publication of George Marshal School of Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.
Technological Approach to Curbing Insurgency in Nigeria: Challenges and Options for the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Paper Presented at the Nigerian Army College of Logistics, May 2016.
Information Technology and National Security: Counterterorism Perspective. Paper Presented at the Information Technology Conference Organised by the Nigeria Computer Society, July 2016.
Cyber Threats and Nigeria’s National Security: Challenges and Responses. Paper Presented at the Cyber Security Conference Organised by the National Space Research and Development Agency, June 2016.
Keynote Speaker at the 6th Annual Faculty of Science Lecture, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, January 2017.
Defence Space Agency’s Role in Supporting the Armed Forces of Nigeria. Paper Presented at the Airborne Intelligence Surveillance And Reconnaissance Conference , Twickenham Stadium London, March 2017.
Presentation on the Role of Technology in National Security at the National defence College, 2018.
Presentation to Defence Intelligence College on the Role of Defence Attaches in Acquiring Technical Intelligence in Combating Nigeria’s Security Challenges, Nov 2019.
Disscusant of a Paper at the National Defence College on Enhancing E-Commerce Through Indigenous Science and Technology Development, Nov 2019
Presentation on Application of Technology in Contemporary Conflicts to the Presidential Committee on Security April, 2021
Ability to lead, motivate and manage a large diverse team.
Effective communication within the Team.
Representing organization in a professional manner at all times.
Mobile and available to travel at short notice.
Highly organized and have an eye for detail.
Ability to prioritize and manage high level tasks and directives.
Literate and experienced with Microsoft Office tools.
Interpersonal Skills including; mentoring, presentation skills and the ability to interact.
Dynamic, energetic, motivated, positive outlook with the ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.
Ability to communicate with and understand the requirements of professional staff in area of specialty and communicate these requirements to higher authority.
In Leadership – Do what is right, even if it is tough.
In Collaboration –Be a team player.
In Transparency – Be real.
In Accountability – Recognize that if it is to be, it is up to me.
In Passion – Show commitment in heart and mind.
In Advocacy – Earn trust.
In Quality – Ensure that what is done, is done well.
Forces Service Star (FSS)
Meritorious Service Star (MSS)
Distinguished Service Star (DSS)
General Service Star (GSS)
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
Fellow, Nigerian Computer Society.
Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Space Engineers
Member, Computer Professional Registration Council of Nigeria.
Member, Nigeria Institute of Management.