MR EKPO NTA, CHAIRMAN OF INDEPENDENT CORRUPT PRACTICES WILL BE SPEAKING AT NIDO EUROPE PROJECT SUMMIT IN GERMANY NEXT WEEK

Mr Ekpo Nta is The Chairman of Independent corrupt practices and Other related offences Commission .

He will be one of the Key Speakers at The NIDO EUROPE PROJECT SUMMIT taking place in Dortmund, Germany next week

Mr Ekpo Nta is an indigene of Ndukpoise, Nsit Ubium Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State. He was born on 12th October 1952. He started his Primary education at Zaria, Kaduna State in 1958 and finally finished at St. Anthony`s Primary School in Ibadan, Oyo State in 1964.

In September 1964, he commenced his Secondary School at Loyola College, Ibadan and completed at Hope Waddel Training Institute, Calabar in 1971.

Between 1972 and 1980, he attended the University of Ibadan where he underwent preliminary Science Programme in Chemistry, Physics and Botany, and later obtained B.Sc. (Hons) Political Science majoring in International Releations in 1977 and M.Sc Political Science majoring in Public Policy & Statistics in 1980. He also obtained LL.B. (Hons) Civil Law majoring in Public International Institutions at the University of Calabar between 1983 and 1987, and afterwards attended the Nigerian Law School Lagos between 1987 and 1988.

Mr Nta started his working experience with Nigerian Television Authority Kano as a youth Corp Member in 1977. He was appointed Assistant Secretary by the Cross River State Water Board where he served and rose up to Acting Secretary of the Board between 1978 and 1985. He was appointed Senior Assistant Registrar of the University of Cross River now referred to as University of Uyo, in 1986 where he served until 1987 before moving to the Akwa Ibom State Water Corporation, Uyo as Head, Personnel/Manpower Development & Training.

The Chairman was a Counsel with the Ministry of Justice Uyo and Deputy Liason Officer/ Lawyer at the Office of the Akwa Ibom State Military Governor (Lagos State Liaison Office) in 1989. In 1990 he was appointed Chief Administrative Officer of the Akwa Ibom Agricultural Development Project, Uyo. From March 1993 to June 2001 he worked with the Oil Mineral Producing Areas Development Commission (OMPADEC) now referred to as Niger Delta Development Commission NDDC as Director of Administration and Human Resource Development.

He was sworn in as Chairman ICPC on 17th October 2012 by President Goodluck Jonathan GCFR.

On 17th December 2015, Mr. Nta was elected as a member of Board of Governors of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Laxenburg, Austria.

Mr Nta has attended many Professional Courses within and outside Nigeria and is also a member of Professional bodies like the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nigerian Association for Public Administration and Management and Nigerian Industrial Relation Association. He has travelled widely and has a sound knowledge of Information and Communication Technology.

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About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Eastern Europe and Nigeria and has visited over 18 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for three years in a row (2013,2014 and 2015). He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World On Wednesday the 30th of October 2013, Tony Tokunbo Fernandez organised his biggest event ever- The Black History Month Celebration at the House of Parliament. The Special Guest on the day was The Minister for Sports and Equalities MP Helen Grant and Key Community Ambassadors in The Black Community
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