Studied Bachelor of Engineering. Also awaiting the award of Master of Integrated Water Resources Management. I have completed my course work and thesis on “Economic Cost Analysis of Surface Water Supply in Obubra Local Government Area of Cross River State” remaining the thesis defence. Fluent in English.
21 years post qualification experience, specifically in the Urban and small towns water sector, in Nigeria and Ghana West Africa.
21 years cumulative experience in urban and rural water and sanitation sector projects and complex multi-disciplinary operations including:
o Design, Contract Management and Construction Supervision of 20 small towns’ Water Supply and Sanitation Projects and Rehabilitation of 53 Water Supply Schemes under the EU-WSSSRP II with WS Atkins and Enplan Group Limited. I was team leader of the design and construction supervision team comprising of 5 engineers and 2 geologists drawn from the Ministry of Water Resources as well as a field officer of Enplan Group.
o Design, Contract Management and Construction Supervision of Water Supply and Sanitation projects in 5 small towns of Cross River State under EU-WSSSRP I with WS Atkins. I superintendent over the design and contract management team of 8 engineers/geologists drawn from the Ministry of Works and State Water Board.
o Design Review for the Rehabilitation/Construction of the Water Production and Distribution Systems for Itigidi, Ikom, Obubra and Okpoma under the World Bank financed Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project (IINUWSRP) with SGI Consulting Engineers Limited. I reviewed the entire design including the technical specification, Bill of Quantities, water demand, treatment plant, pumps sizing, pipelines and associated appurtenances.
o Design Review and Construction Supervision of 107km length of Distribution Pipelines under the World Bank financed Calabar Distribution/Densification Network project with Tahal Consulting Engineers Limited (Israeli Consulting Firm). I superintendent over a team of 5 pipeline inspectors who carried out the daily supervision of pipe laying works of the Distribution/Densification project in Calabar metropolis.
o Design of Regional Water Supply and Rehabilitation Schemes for Ghana Water Company Limited in Obuasi, Damongo and Bawku under Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) Operating as UK Export Finance (UKEF) arrangements with Lilleker Brothers Limited (UK Firm). I was the team leader for the design team of 6 key experts - Hydrologist, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Geo-technical Engineer, Socio-economist and support staff – AutoCAD draftsman, Land Surveyor, enumerators etc.
o Design, Contract Management and Construction Supervision of Ikom, Itigidi and Obudu Water Supply Schemes under the World bank/French Development Agency financing with Lilleker Brothers Limited. I was team member.
o Design Review and Construction Supervision of 487km length of Raw water, Conveyance and Distribution Pipelines for Calabar/Odukpani, Akamkpa and Ugep/Ediba Schemes under the African Development Bank Assisted Multi-State Water Supply Project with SGI Ingenierie SA/Engineering Limited (Swiss based Consulting Firm). I supervised a team of 7 pipeline inspectors involved in the daily supervision of pipe-laying works in the 3 Regional Schemes of Calabar/Odukpani, Akamkpa and Ugep/Ediba.
o Development of Tender Dossiers/Technical Specifications, Bill of Quantities, Schedule of price etc for the European Development Fund (EDF) Works Contracts under EU-WSSSRP I & II with WS Atkins.
o Iterative and participatory planning and facilitation methodology for Urban and small towns-based Water Supply and Sanitation projects in Assiga, Akpap Okoyong, Bateriko, Ofumbongha, Akpet I and Abia small towns.
o Design and execution of EIA for WSS projects in small towns – Abia, Assiga, Akpap Okoyong, Bateriko and Ofumbongha under WSSSRP I with WS Atkins.
o Economic Viability studies of Urban Water Supply Works – Obubra, Itigidi, Ikom, Obudu and Calabar in Nigeria and Bakwu, Damongo and Obuasi in Ghana, West Africa
o Unaccounted for water study.
o Design and supervision of surveys such as topographic and hydro-geological surveys
Sound working knowledge of EDF/World Bank procurement procedures and regulations, having worked on the EU WSSSRP programme, World Bank financed Second National Urban Water Sector Reform Project and African Development Bank Multi-state Water Supply Project in Cross River State.