Biographical Info

  • Age: 57 years
  • Date Of Birth: 10th June, 1956
  • Gender Male
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Profession: Environmental Expert

Contact Info

  • Official Email: enquiries@fmf.gov.ng
  • Official Website Visit Page
  • Official Address:
    Ahmadu Bello Way, Central Business District
    Abuja, Nigeria
  • Official Post Address:
    PMB 14, Abuja, Nigeria

Age Rank

  • Senator Mudasiru Oyetunde Hussain
    Senator: OSUN - WEST

  • Mr. Peter Mamza Papka
    Director: Community Service,Women & Youth Employment, SURE-P - MIN. OF FINANCE

  • Mrs Olufuke Mojisola Adepoju
    Director of Administration: University College Hospital, Ibadan

Education Qualification

  • M.Sc: University College of North Wales Bangor, United Kingdom.. Ended: 1984
  • B.Sc: Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Ended: 1980
  • SSCE: Federal School of Arts & Science, Mubi.. Started: 1974. Ended: 1976
  • Pry-School Leaving Cert: Waka Secondary School, Biu . Started: 1968. Ended: 1973

Professional History

  • Director, Community Services, Women and Youth Employment, SURE-P, : Federal Ministry of Finance.. Started: 2012
  • Director: Federal Ministry of Environment.. Started: 2010. Ended: 2012
  • National Coordinator: Federal Programme Support Unit (FPSU), Community and Social Development Project (CSDP).. Started: 2009. Ended: 2010
  • National Coordinator: Federal Program Support Unit, Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project . Started: 2004. Ended: 2009
  • Coordinator: Preparation of the World Bank assisted Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP) US$70 million Project.. Started: 2000. Ended: 2003
  • Project Manager: Forestry Management Evaluation and Coordinating Unit (FORMECU).. Started: 1992. Ended: 2002
  • Deputy Program Manager: Forestry Management Evaluation and Coordinating Unit.. Started: 1987. Ended: 1992
  • Conservator/Principal Conservator of Forest: Ministry of Animal and Forest resources, Borno State.. Started: 1983. Ended: 1987
  • National Youth Service Corp: Government College and Queens School, Ibadan, Oyo State.. Started: 1980. Ended: 1981

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow (Fellow): Forestry Association of Nigeria
  • Member (Member): Commonwealth Forestry Association
  • Member (Member): Nigerian Conservation Foundation
  • Member (Member): Nigerian Geographic Information Society

Education Rank

  • Hon. Isumafe Obokhuaime Iriase Pally
    Representative: EDO - Owan East/Owan West

  • Mr. Peter Mamza Papka
    Director: Community Service,Women & Youth Employment, SURE-P - MIN. OF FINANCE

  • Mr Michael Edet Asuquo
    BURSAR: University of Uyo

Main Remuneration (Annual): Not Available
Other Remuneration (Annual): Not Available

Other Personal Information

CAREER SUMMARY:


A. January 2012 – Date: Director, Community Services, Women and Youth Employment, SURE-P, Federal Ministry of Finance
 In recognition of past project management experience, I was deployed to the above project as Director to facilitate formulation of project which is being implemented in all 774 local government areas in the country. In addition, I coordinate and provide technical guidance to the State Implementation Units. Designed and providing implementation guidance to support youth employment across the country; some other responsibilities include: managing data on unemployed youth registered and beneficiaries of the project; providing implementation support to all state implementation units. Introduced community based initiative into the youth   employment scheme to strengthen transparency, accountability and enhance opportunity for sustainability

B. June 2010 – January 2012: Director, Federal Ministry of Environment
? I was deployed from the Federal Program Support Unit of the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) to help resuscitate the department from collapse.
? Responsibilities include: Providing policy direction for forestry development in Nigeria, establish and maintain linkages with states, guide sustainable forest management across the county, facilitate creation of awareness and capacity building amongst others
? Within the period of service, I was able to resuscitate the ailing department, restored leadership confidence and that of international communities. Within this period, I was able to secure donor support to the department to the tune of US$400,000 in addition to overseas training for staff of the department
? In addition, I facilitated the signing of International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) agreement, which had been outstanding since 2008. Restated the international participation of Nigeria from the sector, improved, and culminated in my appointment as Chair of Committee on Forestry (COFO) of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) for 2012; I had to decline the offer as a result of my deployment to the Federal Ministry of Finance

C. June 2009- June 2010: National Coordinator, Federal Programme Support Unit (FPSU), Community and Social Development Project (CSDP)
? Facilitated the design of CSDP, which is a follow-on project to Local Empowerment and Environmental Project. The project is aimed at reducing poverty through community driven development approach in identifying and implementing community priority projects
? Recruited FPSU and state project management in 20 states
? Facilitated development of result based monitoring and evaluation programme for the CSDP
? Provided technical support to state project agencies

D. January 2004 – June 2009: National Coordinator, Federal Program Support Unit, Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (2002-2009)
? I am charged with coordinating the implementation of this community based integrated poverty reduction project in nine states (9) Adamawa, Bayelsa, Benue, Imo, Enugu, Niger, Katsina, Bauchi and Oyo), 94 Local government and over 1500 communities in Nigeria. The local government and communities that participated in the project have inculcated the same principles of community driven development. The project affected education, water, health, rural roads amongst others
? The project was adjudged by the World Bank, Washington DC as the most result focussed World Bank intervention in Africa due to the monitoring and evaluation system put in place which culminated in an award presented by the Country Director of the World Bank in 2008
? Received letter of commendation from Hajiya Halima Tayo Aloa, Honourable Minister of Environment Housing & Urban Development for outstanding performance
? Coordinated Global Environmental Facility (GEF) towards improving projected access in Bauchi and Niger states with provision of sustainable livelihood of support zone communities

E. January 2000 – 2003: Coordinator in preparation of the World Bank assisted Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP) US$70 million Project
? Facilitated the formulation and design of World Bank assisted Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP).  In addition, provided technical guidance on the Development of Environmental and Social Management Framework as safeguard for the project
? Coordinating the implementation of six World Bank assisted Local Empowerment and Environmental Management Project (LEEMP) (2002 – 2008).  I am charged with coordinating the implementation of this community based Integrated poverty reduction project in nine states (of Adamawa, Bauchi, Benue, Bayelsa, Katsina, Enugu, Imo, Niger and Oyo), 82 Local government and over 1500 communities
? In addition, I oversee U$8.0 MILLION Global Environmental Facility Support Management of some protected areas of Bauchi and Niger state.  Its implementation period is between 2004 and 2009


F. January 1992 - December 2002:Project Manager, Forestry Management Evaluation and Coordinating Unit (FORMECU)
Responsible as Programme Manager for implementation of six foreign assisted projects in Nigeria, highlights of which include:

a. World Bank Assisted Forestry II Project 1987-1996
US$71.0 million Project
Implemented in 16 States of Nigeria. The major objectives were strengthen structural base of the sub-sector, stabilizes soil conditions in the semi arid and semi arid north through establishment of shelter belts and woodlot and increase industrial wood supply. This project culminated in the establishment of 1300KM of shelter beltsThis project was completed on June 30, 1996 and the afforestration component judged as one of the most successful in the world, culminating in the “Saving the Dryland” award by UNEP/IFAD in 1998.

b. African Development Bank Forestry Development 1988 to 1998 US$100.0million project
Supervised and coordinated the implementation of this project in Ogun and Ondo States. The objective of this project was to increase the industrial raw materials for the Iwopin Pulp and paper mill. Over 23,000 hectares of gmelina plantations were established and managed. In addition ultra modern saw mill and wood treatment plants were for wood processing.

c. UNDP Assisted Tropical Forestry Action Program
1992 - 1995 US$665,000
Coordinated the Tropical Forestry Action Plan/Programme supported for UNDP which led to successful completion of a Multi-sectoral strategy/plan (National Forestry Programme).This has formed the basis of the formulated Nigeria Forestry Development Programme which guide current government donor.


d. World Bank Assisted Environmental Management Project 1992 - 1997 (US$3.5 million project)
Facilitated the formulation, design and subsequently coordinated the implementation of the component on land use and vegetation assessment for Nigeria. This resulted in the production of most up to date land use and vegetation maps providing most scientific data for intervention in land management.

e. African Development Bank/ African Development Fund Assisted Forestry Resources Study in Nigeria 1995 – 1999 US$4.0 million project
Facilitated the formulation, design and coordinated the implementation of forest resources survey to enhance forestry development in the country and to facilitate management of its remaining forest resources in an efficient and environmentally sustainable manner. Project output of included forest resources inventory data for 28 of 36 states, forest information system and identified priority intervention projects.

f. Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) Technical Assistance towards control of scale insect infestation on Neem to Nigeria (1994 - 1996) US$155,000
National Chairman on the Task force for control of scale insect infestation on neem (Azadirachta Indica), most hardy and popular tree species used for re-afforestration in Northern Nigeria. The project was implemented in nine states of the country. The project objective was to develop an integrated pest management system through the introduction of natural enemies of the scale insect, (physical, chemical and biological control) to management control scale insect infestation.


G. 1987 – 1992: Deputy Program Manager, Forestry Management Evaluation and Coordinating Unit
? Appointed Deputy Head of Unit, a National agency charged with the responsibility of coordinating the implementation of foreign assisted forestry projects. Assisted the Head of Unit in implementing five foreign assisted projects (listed above)

H. 1983 – 1987: Conservator/Principal Conservator of Forest, Ministry of Animal and Forest resources, Borno State
? Responsible for integrating trees into farming systems through appropriate diagnosis of problems affecting food production and identifying suitable tree species that could ameliorate the problems.  This responsibility was based on my M.Sc. thesis on Integrated Land-use Potential of Borno State.  The M.Sc. thesis also resulted in the University of North Wales Bangor UK to collaboration with Centre of Arid Zone Studies, University of Maiduguri to finance a project for Integrated Land-use study in the vertisol soils in Borno.
I. 1981-1983: Assistant Conservator Forests, Ministry of Animal and Forest Resources Borno State             
? Coordinated the activities of National Committee on Arid zone Afforestration Project (NCAZAP) in Borno State.  The activities included nursery development and management, plantation establishment, woodlot and shelterbelt monitoring and evaluation of NCAZAP activities in the State.

J. 1980 – 1981 National Youth Service Scheme
? Served as a National Youth Service Corps, at Government College and Queens School, Ibadan, Oyo State

PUBLICATIONS AND TECHNICAL PAPERS


I. Status of our forest resources and the environment: Invited paper at Hadeija-Nguru wetland/IUCN stakeholder workshop held at Nguru,Yobe State, Nigeria(1999)
II. Formulating policy and legislative framework: Emerging concerns in community forestry development in Nigeria- Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria, Maiduguri, Borno State Nigeria, (1999)
III. Land Use and Soil Degradation in Nigeria: Invited paper on Nigerian Biodiversity Update: presented at a symposium jointly organized by the FEPA/UNAAB LINKAGE CENTER FOR FOREST CONSERVATION AND BIODIVERSITY in collaboration with the Crop Protection and Environmental Biology Department of the University of Ibadan.  (October, 2001)
IV. Poverty Environmental Linkages in the Natural Sector – Empirical Evidence from Nigerian Case Studies with Policy Implications and Recommendations (co-authors) World Bank publication. (June 2003)
V. Afforestation in the Arid Zone of Northern Nigeria: lessons and experiences (1994) FORMECU Publication
VI. The State of the Nigerian Environment 1995: Invited Paper presented at the Earth Day Summit held at United States Information Service (USIS) in Abuja
VII. The role of non-wood forest products in Nigeria: Paper presented at the 11th World Forestry Congress, Antalya, Turkey, (1997)
VIII. State of the Nigerian Green Environment: which way forward? - Invited paper presented at National Environmental Writers Association, Nigerian Union of Journalist, Press Centre, Abuja on 21st August, (1997)
IX. Status of our forest resources and the environment: Invited paper at Hadeija-Nguru wetland/IUCN stakeholder workshop held at Nguru, Yobe State (1999)
X. Formulating policy and legislative framework: Emerging concerns in community forestry development in Nigeria- Paper presented at the 28th Annual Conference of the Forestry Association of Nigeria, Maiduguri, Borno State, (1999).
XI. Land Use and Soil Degradation in Nigeria: Invited paper on Nigerian Biodiversity Update: presented at a symposium jointly organized by the FEPA/UNAAB LINKAGE CENTER FOR FOREST CONSERVATION AND BIODIVERSITY in collaboration with the Crop Protection and Environmental Biology Department of the University of Ibadan.  (October, 2001)
XII. Poverty Environmental Linkages in the Natural Sector – Empirical Evidence from Nigerian Case Studies with Policy Implications and Recommendations World Bank publication. (June 2003)
XIII. Nigeria Country Environmental Analysis Environmental Institutions, Water resources, and oil and gas sector review: Contribution to World Bank country Environmental Analysis 2005 for World Bank, (2005)
XIV. Environmental sustainability food security and Community Development: Involved Lead paper to National Conference on Community Development, (2007).

RELEVANT INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOPS & CONFERENCES ATTENDED

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  •  Building Community based Risk Management and response for Nature Disaster organized by World Bank, Banjkok Thailand - 2008
  •  Local Development and Poverty reduction, Kigali Rwanda – November 2006
  •  Local governance for poverty reduction 2005 organised by ADB/World Bank, Tunis, Tunisia
  •  5th World Park Congress, Durban, South Africa – September 2003
  •  World Forestry Congress, Quebec, Canada- September 2003
  •  5th World Park Congress, Durban, South Africa – September 2003
  •  World Summit: Environment and Development; Johannesburg 2003
  •   Local Development Conference, World Bank, Washington DC - 2004
  •  National Forest Development Programme workshop organised by African Academy of Sciences, Dakar, Senegal - May 2000
  •  11th World Forestry Congress, Antalya, Turkey- 1997
  •  African Timber Organisation Ministerial Conferences, Libreville, Gabon, 1995, 1997; Bangui – 1998
  •  Global Forestry Conference: Agenda 21, Bandung Indonesia- 1993
  •  World Neem Conference Bangalore, India - 1993
  •  Commonwealth Forestry Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -1991

OTHER PROFESSIONAL COURSES ATTENDED

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  • Leadership and change management  - GTC, UK  2007
  •  Strategic Planning for Local governance Metropolitan University London, 2007
  •  Quality Management Systems – Global Training Consultants, London United Kingdom  – December 2006
  •  Quality Management Systems training – Global Training Consultants United Kingdom – December 2006
  •  Certificate Integrated Community based Watershed Management organized by International Institute of Rural Reconstruction Philippines, 2004.
  •  Certificate in Forest Administration and Management, Organised by USAID, University of Michigan, Ann Abor, USA – 1993
  •  Certificate in Project Management for Agriculture and Rural Development, Organised by USAID, University of Virginia, USA - 1991
  •  Certificate in Agroforestry and Extension Training, Organised by USAID University of Florida, Gainesville, USA – 1989
  •  Certificate in Loan Administration and Management, Workshop Organised by African Development Bank, Lagos - 1988

TECHNICAL & MANAGEMENT SKILLs

 

  •  Good project management capability
  • Computer literate and conversant with applications such as MS Project, Microsoft Word, Power point and Microsoft Excel
  •  Good understanding of World Bank and African Development Bank operational guideline – Loan administration and Management to include Financial Management and Procurement procedures for the World Bank, African Development Bank & United Nations Development Programme
  •  Good understanding of Environmental Policy framework, Environmental Management, social framework and safeguard of World Bank
  • Good understanding of Forestry, desertification and environmental management challenges
  •  Good understanding of Community Driven Development Pillars and operational guideline
  •  Good understanding of Resettlement Policy framework of World Bank
  •  Good understanding of Global Environmental Facility – (GEF) Operational Guidelines
  •  Good Project Management and administrative capability
  •  Good Development and Environmental Policy Analysis
  •  Advanced skills in Project conception, design and implementation

COMMENDATIONS & AWARDS

 

  •  World Bank African Award of Excellence, 2008
  •  Commendation from the Honourable Minister of Environment, Housing & Urban Development for outstanding performance 2008
  • "Saving the Dry Lands" by UNEP/IFAD 1998
  • In 1998, commended by the Honourable Minister of Agriculture and Natural Resources - Dr. Malami Buwai for supervising one of the most successful projects in the world
  •  In 1986, Honoured by the Honourable Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources in recognition of my contribution to forestry development in Borno State.
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