CEFPACS Board of Advisors
SIR DAN WARI NWAZIM (FDC, FABS, FCILRM, KJW, JP)
Sir Dan Wari Nwazim had an illustrious career, spanning some 35 years, in Nigeria’s Foreign Service, where he served in numerous capacities, both at home and abroad, variously as Director, African Affairs Division; Director, Foreign Operations Directorate; and later, Nigeria’s Consul-General to the Republic of Cameroon. Educated at Nigeria’s top Universities at Nsukka and Ibadan, he is a distinguished alumnus of the highest military institution in sub-Saharan Africa, the National Defence College, Abuja; as well as Senior Leader, United Nations Peace Support Operations (UNPSO). 2. A former Vice Chairman, Cyrus Nunieh Foundation in Port Harcourt, Nigeria (involved in Human Capacity Development, Human Rights and Environmental Issues), Sir Dan holds fellowship of the National Defence College; African Business School; Institute of Loans and Risk Management; Knight of John Wesley; and a Jerusalem Pilgrim. With interest and expertise in Strategic and National Defence matters, International Security and Humanitarian affairs, Management, Diplomacy, International Relations, Pollution and Environmental issues; he is currently Managing Director, Tarikh Strategic Analytics – an Abuja-based Think-Tank for geo-strategic and socio-political analysis. Sir Dan Wari Nwazim is the current Chairman,Board of Advisors, Center for Petroleum, Pollution Control and Corrosion Studies (CEFPACS).
AVM CHRISTIAN TSARO DII (RTD)
Christian Tsaro Dii enlisted in the Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA), Kaduna in 1984 as a member of the 35th Regular Combatant Course and Retired as Air-Vice Marshal of the Nigerian Airforce. He was in Dalet Battalion, rose through the ranks of cadets’ officer and graduated as the Academy Senior Under Officer of the 35th Regular Course. He was the best all-round cadet in his course and was awarded the following prizes: Combined Services Gold Medal, Commandant’s Trophy in 1985, and Best All-Round Cadet’s Gold Medal and Sword of Honour in 1986. After being commissioned to the rank of pilot officer, Christian trained as an aircraft engineer and was licenced as a maintenance aircraft engineer on the Falcon 900. He attended the Ghana Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Accra for his senior staff course and thereafter taught in the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji as directing staff. Tsaro attended the National Defence University, Islamabad for his national defence course. During his military career, Christian served as registrar, Air Force Institute of Technology, Kaduna, director of logistics, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, and directing staff/director ICT at the National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria. He was a former Director of Strategy, Defence Headquarters, Abuja Nigeria. Christian graduated from NDA with a certificate of education (NDACE) but obtained some academic degrees in the course of his career from the University of Abuja (BSc Economics), Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (Masters in International Affairs & Diplomacy), The University of Manchester, United Kingdom (MSc International Development: Economics & Management of Rural Development), National Defence University, Islamabad (MSc National Security & War Course) and Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna (PhD Defence and Strategic Studies). He is an alumnus of the Galilee Institute of Management, Israel and the Harvard Kennedy School, USA, from where he obtained a diploma and certificate in national and international security, respectively. He is presently, a Senior Lecturer at the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, and Baze University, Abuja respectively. He has published extensively in local and international journals of Economics, Strategic Policy and Management across the globe. He is the current Board Member in Charge of Client Contacts Relations of the Center of Petroleum, Pollution Control and Corrosion Studies (CEFPACS).
MAJOR GENERAL AYOBAMI S. IBIKUNLE
Major General Ayobami S. Ibikunle is currently serving as the Commandants: Headquarters Nigerian Army Ordnance Corp, Lagos, Former Director of Nigerian Army Standard and Evaluation Army Headquarters NAHQ Abuja, Former Director of Ammunition NAOC HQ, well trained in Nigeria and Abroad as experience logistic management and Ammunition expert. Educated and trained at the only military University in West Africa Nigerian Defense Academy Kaduna where he holds BSc in Chemistry and M.Sc. in Material Science and Explosive Chemistry respectively. He also holds Master in Strategic Study from University of Ibadan. An Aluminums of National Defense College Abuja. Fellow, National Defence College, Fellow Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria. Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), UK. Attended Koffi Anan Int’l Peace Training institute, Ghana for Logistics Operational Training Course, Adjuctants and commander in various army divisions such as - Nigerian Army College of logistics, 2 Base Ammo Depot Ibadan, Ammo Sub-Depot Port-Harcourt Commanding officer, 3 Base Ammo Depot, Jos, Senior Ammo Tech Offr (SATO). 3 Division Ordnance Svcs (GSO2 Ammo). AHQ-DAPP, 3 Bn (NIBATT 17) and Army Central Ammo Depot, Agunu-Kachia, AHQ Logistics Base Maiduguri among others. With interest and specialties in research, security and ammunition, logistic planning, risk management, low intensity conflict, maintenance of law & order, and tactical operations, advice and contribution in various military subjects relating to research, ammunitions and security for peaceful operation. he is well published in chemical kinetics, thermodynamic modelling, climate change and material managements in color smoke grenades. Major General Ayobami S. Ibikunle is the current Board Member, Communication and Broadcasting Network of the Center for Petroleum, Pollution Control and Corrosion Studies (CEFPACS).
PROF. KEMKA H. OGBONDA
Kemka Humphrey Ogbonda holds a B.Sc and MSc (Microbiology) degrees of the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He also holds a Ph.D (Microbiology) and a postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) of the University of Port Harcourt. Kemka H. Ogbonda is a Professor of Environmental and Applied Microbiology at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education, Port Harcourt, where he has held several positions including: • Director, School of Basic Studies; Head, St. John’s Diobu Campus; and Dean, Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences. Presently he is Director, Directorate of Research and Development of the University. Professor K. H. Ogbonda has authored and co-authored over 50 publications including Journal articles and books. He belongs to several professional bodies both local and international, including Member, Institute of Biology (MIBiol), United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; Chartered Biologist (CBiol), Institute of Biology, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland; and Honorary Rosalind Member of London Journals Press (United Kingdom). Prof. Ogbonda is the current Board Member, Publication and Documentation of the Center for Petroleum, Pollution Control and Corrosion Studies (CEFPACS).