Col Kingsley Archibong Umoh
Col Kingsley Archibong Umoh was born on 12 November 1967 in Suru-Lere, Lagos, Nigeria. He is from Ikono LGA, Akwa Ibom State He attended Onward Nursery and Primary School (1970-1977) and Federal Government College, Lagos between 1979 and 1984. He gained admission into the Nigerian Defence Academy on 10 Sep 88 as a member of 40th RC and graduated with a BSc in Biology in 1992. He was commissioned into the Directorate of Army Public Relations in September 1993. He has served in several Army Public Relations (APR) units, formations and higher headquarters. He also had operational experience in United Nations Assistance Mission in Sierra Leone as part of NIBATT 12. Kingsley is a graduate of Junior and Senior Staff Courses at Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji. He holds a Masters degree in Media and Communications from the prestigious Pan African University, Lagos. He also has a certificate in International Public Relations and Advanced Media Management from the Management School London course, held at the Universities at Shady Grove, Maryland, USA. Kingsley is a Distinguished Fellow of the prestigious National Defence College, Nigeria. He is also a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations, an Associate Member Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK, and a member Board of Trustee Association of Nollywood Core Producers. He is the founding Chief Facilitator of Military, Police and Para-Military Public Relations Officers’ Forum (MILPOPPROF). He is the Chairman Board of Trustees of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre promoters of MILPOPPROF. Kingsley is happily married to Esther and they are blessed with Kingsley (Jnr) and Ivy. His hobbies include movies, drama, and traveling.
He holds a Masters degree in Media and Communications from the prestigious Pan African University, Lagos.
Okonmah Steve Azuka
Okonmah Steve Azuka was born in 1964 into the home of Chief & Mrs James & Justina Okonmah in Ibusa. Osimili North LGA of Delta State. He attended St. Georges primary School, St Thomas Teachers College Ibusa for His Secondary Education, College of Education Agbor, where he was among the pioneer students from 1980 to 1983 before serving his fatherland in Bauchi in 1983 to 1984(NYSC). He briefly taught in Tincan Island high school, Tolu Apapa from where he moved on to join the Nigeria Customs Service in January of 1992. He grew through the rank and today is a Chief Superintendent of Customs, serving as command PRO in PTML. He is a Fellow of many bodies among which is Fellow institute of Customer Service & Strategic Management, Fellow institute of investment professionals, Fellow institute of public diplomacy, Member National Institute of management, Member National Institute of Public of Relations. Currently Okonmah Steve is the National Chief Facilitator of military, police & paramilitary public relation officers in Nigeria. In the course of his career, he has bagged about one hundred & twenty five merit awards to date. His hobbies include football & tennis. He is happily married. He has three Chieftaincy titles in Lagos & one from Ibusa in Delta State.
A Fellow of many bodies among which is Fellow institute of Customer Service & Strategic Management.
Frank Mba, an Assistant Commissioner of Police is an alumnus of many distinguished academic institutions. He studied Law at the University of Lagos, Akoka (1995 – 2000) where he obtained an LLB Degree (Second Class Upper Division). Graduating also with a Second Class Upper Division at the Nigeria Law School where he obtained a BL Degree and was called to the Bar (2002), Frank won the prestigious Justice Kayode Esho Award for the Best Graduating Student in professional Ethics. He equally passed with a distinction at the University of Dundee, Scotland – United Kingdom where he obtained a Masters Degree in Law. Besides his core academic trainings and attainments, ACP Frank Mba attended numerous Development and Professional Police Courses within and outside the country. Some of which includes: Middle Management Courses on Global Peace Operations in Vicenza, Italy (2008). General Criminal investigation Course at the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA), Gaborone, Bostwana (2009), International Visitor Leadership Programme with special focus on International Crime Issues in Washington DC (2010), Managing the Media in Crises Situations at School of Media and Communications, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos (2013), Senior Executive Courses in National and International Security, Havard Kennedy School, USA (2014), Leadership and Counter terrorism Training at FBI National Academy, Quantico, Virginia USA (2015), amongst others. A member of Nigeria Police Contingent to the UN Peace Keeping Mission in Liberia between (2006 and 2007), Frank, in the past two decades has served the Nigerian Police Force in several capacities. He was the Lagos State Police Command Public Relations Officer (2007 – 2011), and later became the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja (2012 – 2014). He then went on to become the Area Commander, Area ‘J’ Ajah, Lagos; Area Commander, Area ‘E’ Festac, Lagos; AC Zonal CID, Zone XI, Oshogbo and currently, AC State CIID, Panti, Yaba – Lagos. Frank’s excellent performance in his duties has earned him numerous awards, including the Prestigious UN Medal and a Special Commendation Letter from the UN Police Commissioner. A member of various professional bodies, among which are the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration of Nigeria (MCPA) and International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP), Member Board of Trustees of Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Center (PEACrEc). Frank a lover of poetry, classical reggae music and Arsenals brand of mesmerizing soccer, is happily married and blessed with lovely children.
An Assistant Commissioner of Police.
Dera Nnadi; Assistant Comptroller of Customs is at the Strategic Research & Policy Department of the Nigeria Customs Administration Abuja, Nigeria and is the head of Intellectual Property Right, Environment & One Stop Investment Centre. He is also the Service representative and member of the National Trade Facilitation Committee as well as the Head Desk of Customs Inter State Road Transit Scheme. Before now he served as the Public Relations Officer in Zone “A” Headquarters Lagos; Public Relations Officer Apapa Area 1 Command Lagos; Secretary Zone “A” Lagos during the Customs Reform Committee. Posted to Apapa Area 1 Command after the reform he played vital roles in sustaining and implementing the kick-off for the Port Concession programme, the introduction of the Nigeria Common External Tariff, Destination Inspection Scheme and the e-Customs regime in Customs. He maintains extensive contacts and networking among the various stakeholders in the Nigeria Business Community and is widely respected for being firm and decisive on the position of the Service he projects without compromising courtesy. An alumnus of the world renowned American International Law Enforcement Academy, he has a Masters in Business Administration [MBA] in Management from the University of Calabar, Bachelor of Science [BSc] Entrepreneurial & Business Management and Higher National Diploma [HND] in Science Technology. He is a founding and Board of Trustee member of Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre an initiative that promotes the Military Police & Paramilitary Public Relations Officers Forum [MILPOPROF]. He is a member of Nigeria Institute of Public Relations [NIPR], Fellow and Senior Research Fellow of the International Logistics Administration and Fellow Freight Forwarders Academy of Nigeria. He has attended Courses in Public Relations, Event & Crisis Management, Cross Border Crime Prevention, and Leadership & Management Training among others. Nnadi has won several awards in the past including the Prestigious World Customs Organisations Merit Award for promoting Customs Business Relationship.
Assistant Comptroller of Customs.
Igwe H.O. Chibueze
Igwe Hosea Amamndimneze Chibueze was born on June 15, 1976 and hails from the South Eastern Nigerian State of Imo. Had his Primary Education at Western Nempi and Community Primary School Akatta respectively with Distinction in First School Leaving Certificate Examination in 1989. He was on scholarship throughout schooling having won the Gifted Child School Competition in the whole State. He regularly represented the School, State and South Eastern States in Quiz and Essay Competitions. As an avid reader and prolific writer, he was the overall best in the history of his school’s performance in the West African Examination School Result in Nempi Secondary School. This earned him three (3) different Scholarship Awards from Imo State Government, University Undergraduate Wing Association of his town, and Association of All Nigerian Conference of Principals of Secondary Schools in Nigeria (ANCOPSS). While in School, Igwe was student leader, School Prefect, President of Essay Club, and JETS Club, Quiz and Debating Society. He got Distinction in Mass Communication and First Class Degree in English with several Awards. He was also the Commander of War Against Indiscipline Brigade Oru LGA re-launched in 1993 by the Federal Government Nigeria, a Member of the Red Cross Society and Editor-In-Chief of the School Magazine. Igwe started with Society People Magazine at Ojodu Berger Lagos in 1998where he learned his skills and thereafter had excellent career in both print and electronic Media with Special interest in Defence and Security issues. He has ventured in several endeavors with a measure of success. Has taught in Grammar School as English teacher; has worked in Dana Group as a Sales Manager, and has managed a fairly successful Leadership Book Company (Optimum Books) as the Managing Director2000-2006. He writes articles for publications in various media including Nigeria Defence Magazine, a publication of Nigerian Defence Headquarters. He served as a media adviser to a former Chief of Defence Staff Adm OS Ibrahim (Rtd). As an author, he has some books to his credits (Published and non-published). He has attended several courses within and outside Nigeria. Among which were: Skills for Effective Public Relations, Information and Press Management to Power Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government (NAN) Lagos 2012; Fostering Effective Media Relations (NIPR) Owerri 2012. Intellectual Rights Protection Course(CRC) 2011; Crisis Communications Course for Media Executive (Asaba) 2013; Social Media for Stakeholder Engagement (NIPR/Customs)Calabar 2014; Effective Public Relations for Change Management(NIPR/Customs) AkwaIbom 2015; Artificial Intelligence, Upper Division Course University of California Berkeley 2008; African Public Relations Leadership Course, Yaoundé Cameroun 2015 and a host of others sponsored by the Nigerian Army, Nigerian Navy, Police, Customs Public Relations Departments. He is a Strategy and Security Consultant to Kenlee Group (a multi-national firm with interest in Oil & Gas, Construction and Dredging). He is a member of several professional bodies including Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) where he was appointed a member of the seven-man Executive Caretaker Committee by the Governing Council to oversee the affairs of the Institute in Lagos in 2015/2016.A Fellow of the Institute of Public Diplomacy and Management. In 2006, he was appointed the Secretary General of the Military, Police and Paramilitary Public Relations Officers Forum (MILPOPPROF) a flagship project of the Peace and Conflict Resolution Resource Centre (PEACReC) where he serves also as the Executive Secretary and founding Member of the Board of Trustees till date. Igwe is happily married to Mrs. Naomi Ngozi (Nee Ikpele) a multi-talented resourceful woman and blessed with Children. His hobbies include preaching the Good News of God’s Kingdom, writing, reading, mentoring and swimming. He has strong analytical mind and works under pressure with demonstrable flair for social entrepreneurship.
An avid reader and prolific writer.