profile of Engr.Uduak Effiong Essien

BIRTH AND PARENTAGE

Engr. Uduak Effiong Essien, MNSE was born at general hospital, Ikot Ekpene on the 1st of November,1976 to the family of late Chief Effiong Essien Akpan and Madam Rhoda Effiong Essien of Abiakpo Ikot Udo Oboro in Ikot Ekpene LGA of Akwa Ibom State.Both parents were seasoned engineering professionals.

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

He had his primary education at St. Mary’s Primary School, Ikot Obong Otoro and his Secondary education at Community Secondary Technical College ,Ikot Abia Idem, all in Ikot Ekpene LGA. He got admission into University of Port Harcourt to study electrical/electronic engineering in 1997 and graduated in 2003 with second class honors.

He later got a scholarship from Institution of Engineering and Technology ,UK for a Special Engineering training in Oxford.

Engr.Uduak Essien has attended several training courses for professional and performance enhancement within and outside Nigerian to boost his engineering career.

CAREER

Engr.Uduak Essien has 15 years cognate experience in electrical and electronic engineering practice.He started his career as a graduate engineer with Ministry of Water Resources,Ekiti State in 2004 where he did his one year mandatory youth service program. He later joined the Power industry and rose to the position of customer Service Manager in Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company, PHEDC. As a Senior Manager in PHEDC,he supervised metering ,new connection, reconnection of customers,and customer care services.He also supervised several engineering projects within Akwa Ibom and Bayelsa State. He brought about 50% Increase in hours of availability of electricity supply in the state through customer education on energy management, prompt response to fault clearing and metering

He served as an Industry Representative with the Institution of Engineering and Technology,UK between 2013 and 2016.

He joined politics in 2009 and secured a ticket to contest for the office of the Chairman of Ikot Ekpene Local Government Council. Engr.Uduak Essien is currently the Managing Director of Excellent Electric Power Company Ltd,an engineering company that has contributed immensely to the development of the Power Industry in Nigeria. He has designed and manage several electrical engineering projects for the States and Federal Government of Nigeria.

He has interest in electrical Power, ICT,Industrilization and Leadership.

MEMBERSHIP OFPROFESSIONAL BODIES

  1. He is a member,Nigerian Society of Engineers
  2. Member ,Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.
  3. Member,Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.
  4. Member,Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers,USA
  5. Member,Institution of Engineering and Technology,UK.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

He has spearheaded the electrification of several communities in Akwa Ibom State.

He led in the construction of Nto Udo Oboro Usuk family hall, renovation of Abiakpo Ikot Udo Oboro town hall/design of new town hall/office complex and assist many indigene of the Community to have a means of livelihood.

He sponsored the introduction of trade/technical courses in Amanyam Community secondary School ,Ikot Ekpene to facilitate youth empowerment.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO NSE

He established the Nigerian Institute of electrical and electronic engineers,Uyo Chapter in partnership with late Engr.Inimfon John Okpokpo,MNSE and served as the Pioneer General Secretary between 2012 to 2014.

Revived the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and electronic engineers, Yenagoa Chapter and served as the General secretary in 2016.

Established Ikot Ekpene Branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers in 2017 and got it inaugurated by the President of NSE,Engr.Adekunle Mokuolu,FNSE in the presence of senior members of the society and top Akwa Ibom state Government officials and serve as the Pioneer Branch Chairman till date.

Secure office accommodation and a standard meeting venue at RITMAN University for the Branch. Create social media plateform, post office box and membership materials for easy communication and management of members.

Register 91 new members and inducted 74 of them within a year as a Branch Chairman.

Established Ikot Ekpene Chapter of the Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and got it inaugurated in 2019.

Secured a site for Ikot Ekpene Branch secretariat through the help of Akwa Ibom State commissioner for works and Ikot Ekpene LG Chairman ,complete the architectural and structural design of the secretariat project and got the foundation laid by the President of COREN,Engr.Ali Alimasuya Rabiu,FNSE in 2019 in the presence of senior members of the society and top officials of Akwa Ibom State Government.
Established and inaugurate Ikot Ekpene inspectorate of Engineering Regulation Monitoring in 2019 with seasoned engineering professionals as ERM Inspectors for effective project monitoring and inspection.

Sponsored the professional registration of 20 engineers in 2019 as part of his efforts to encourage young engineers participation in NSE activities.
10.Ensured the posting of engineering graduates to places of relevant engineering experience in Akwa Ibom state through liaison with NYSC and management of engineering companies and relevant Government establishments.

11.Attract the likes of Engr.Dr Emmanuel Effiong Ekuwem,FNSE, SSG,Akwa Ibom State and other top officials of Akwa Ibom State Government to take part in and contribute significantly to NSE activities in Akwa Ibom State.

12.Engr.Uduak Essien is currently working with the Leadership of NYSC to ensure all graduate engineers register with NSE as graduate members as part of their requirement for mobilization for mandatory one year national youth service program.

13.He has instituted a good welfare package for members of his Branch and maintain a good public image through event reportage on social media.

14.He advocated strongly for the appointment of active engineers as heads of engineering ministries, parrastatals, agencies and Board in Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari’s led administration.

15.He is currently working with NTA –STAR TV Network to launch a TV Channels (named NSE TV).The channel will present programs on engineering activities within the country, advertise made in Nigeria products, creativity and innovations in engineering with a view to motivating our engineers into industrialization.

16.He is member,Ikot Ekpene Inspectorate of Engineering Regulation Monitoring, ERM

17.He is currently a member,Bussiness and Rule committee of Council.

Engr.Uduak Essien has made several other contributions to development of engineering profession within and outside Nigeria in the course of his career.

AWARD:

He is a recipient of many awards.The most recent is Corporate Award for outstanding contributions to the development of engineering profession in Nigeria by The Nigerian Society of Engineers.

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