H.E Chinedu Ositadinma Nebo
H.E Chinedu Ositadinma Nebo

Minister of Power, Nigeria

Prof. Chinedu Ositadinma Nebo, Ph.D., OON, NPOM serves as Director of Niger Delta Power Holding Company Limited. Prof. Nebo served as the Vice Chancellor of Federal University Oye-Ekiti from February 2011 to February 2013, one of the nine (9) new start-up Federal universities in Nigeria.

He served as Vice Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), from 2004 to 2009, served meritoriously and successfully with several awards to his credit. He is a diversified and detribalized Nigerian in every sense, held his primary education in Ibadan, Kafanchan, and Port Harcourt; a result of the nature of his father’s work while engaged with the Nigeria Railways Corporation. His decades of knowledge expertise and experience building and transforming institutions in Nigeria and abroad are an asset and distinguish him. He served as Deputy Vice Chancellor in the Enugu State University of Science and Technology from January 2000 to January 2004. In June 2004, on appointment as Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria Nsukka, he successfully rejuvenated the university and completed several projects and programs that had been left undone, reviving the wounded lion and living up to his name “Ositadinma” meaning “from henceforth it is well,” restoring hope, healing, and beauty to UNN. For his remarkable achievements and noteworthy accomplishments, in 2006 the national body of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) elected prof. Nebo as the Best Vice-Chancellor in Nigeria, the following year brought the conferment of the same award by the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), and the next, A Most Outstanding Vice Chancellor Award and induction into All Africa Students Union Hall of Fame. His most recent assignment, Prof. Nebo’s visionary leadership and management joined fore. He successfully created a convivial environment that promoted an enabling environment for increased harmony between the two host communities of the university and transformed a virgin forest into a university campus within 6 months, which many term “the six months miracle.” He is committed to the service of his community and has demonstrated this through chairing, supporting, managing, and advancing causes, NGOs, conferences, and workshops that advance human capacity development, nation building, spiritual and character development, education, healthcare, and the disadvantaged. He served as Member of Governing Board of the National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, National Steering Committee on Vision 2020, Governing Council of Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), and Enugu State Development Committee (on the inception of Enugu State), as well as Chairman of Enugu State Committee for the Eradication of Cultism. He serves as Archdeacon in the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), Diocese of Nike. While an undergraduate, he was listed in the prestigious Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. He served as visiting Professor of Metallurgical Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and the University of Nevada, Reno, in the U.S. and has authored and produced several publications in reputable international and local journals to date. Prof. Nebo’s recognizable and towering profile stands him out as an intellectual giant, a quintessential technocrat, an administrator par excellence, a man of stellar qualities, and a man of visible candor. His passion and commitment to excellence, servant leadership, and integrity to any and every organization or cause he is involved makes him a value-adder, unrepentant crusader, and insightful contributor to national building and transformation. He has been nominated to numerous prestigious biographies to include Who’s Who in the U.S., International Youth in Achievement, Who’s Who in Finance and Industry, International Book of Honor, etc. He received the Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) in 2009 and the National Productivity Order of the Merit Award (NPOM) – conferred by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2009 and 2012 respectively. He passed the First School Leaving Certificate Examination with Distinction. He attended the prestigious Government Secondary School Afikpo and shortly Government College Umuahia with scholarship before proceeding to the United States for further studies. He is Minister of Power. He is a graduate of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology where he bagged a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mining Engineering (First Class Honors and University-wide Prize for Outstanding Student). He holds Master of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Materials Engineering and Science, all from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology U.S.A.

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