Work Experience

 

POSTS ORGANISATIONS DATES
Senior Research Fellow – CONHESS 13 NIPRD Jan. 1st, 2012 – date.
Senior Lecturer (Sabbatical) Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) Feb 17th, 2014-17th Feb. 2015.
Research Fellow 1 – CONHESS 11 NIPRD April 28th, 2008- 31st Dec. 2011.
Principal Administrative Officer – CONHESS 11 NIPRD Jan. 1st, 2006- 28 April 2008.
Senior Administrative Officer – CONHESS 9 NIPRD February 24th, 2002- 1st Jan. 2006)
1.    Sales Representative/Product Manager

 

Ibachem Limited, Apapa Lagos. (Now Ibafon Oil) May 5th, 1998 – 31st Oct. 2001.
Senior Production Chemist Century Dyes & Chemical (CDC) (Churchgate group), Agbara Lagos. February 2nd, 1998 – 4th May 1998
Production Chemist CDC Sept. 1995 – February 1998
Marketing Officer Jallens Nigeria Limited, Ajangbadi Lagos, March 1st, 1994 – 1st September 1995.
NYSC Teacher Airforce Boys School Nasco Road Jos, Plateau State, Nov. 16th 1992 –Oct. 29th 1993

ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS

  1. Organisation:. (Feb. 2002 – date) :

Note: Some of the positions were held concurrently.

Post:

Administrative Post 1: Head of Phytochemistry Unit, Department of Medicinal Plant Research and Traditional Medicine (October 2014- Date)

Duties: Formulation, design and implementation of the department’s research project; Preparation of scientific reports and the collation and interpretation of research data leading to preparation of journal publications; Assisting in the design, selection, procurement and assemblage of process plants, equipment and materials in the department; Close monitoring of department’s books/journals and other research materials for the smooth execution of the department’s research project; Training of subordinate staff in research methodology including the day to day supervision of their assignments; Participating in the preparation of research proposals for grants; Reading of reports from subordinate staff and annual reports; Perform other duties as may be assigned by the HOD or the Director General/CEO.

Administrative Post 2: Acting Head of Department, Department of Medicinal Plant Research and Traditional Medicine (October 2012- 2014)

Duties: In addition to my regular work as a phytochemist and organic chemist, I also undertake the following: Departmental administration; R&D planning, budgeting and implementation; staff planning, coordination, training, promotion and motivation; attendance of Top Management Committee (TMC) meetings, implementation of TMC resolutions; Development of phytomedicines for the treatment of malaria, diabetes, tuberculosis (TB), HIV/AIDS, sickle cell disease (SCD), cancer and fungal diseases; Preparation of R&D grant proposals; Project Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report; Project monitoring and evaluation; Ethnobotanical survey; Product life assessment survey and analysis; Product market feasibility; etc.

Post: Research Fellow 1 – CONHESS 11 (28th April 2008- 1st January 2012 – Conversion)

Duties: Head Phytochemistry unit, Conduct Research in drug discovery, natural product research, R&D project design, project management, project monitoring and evaluation, development of new R&D analytical tools, R&D protocol development, standard operating procedure (SOP) development, R&D apparatus design, development R&D strategic plan and work-plan, specialized plant extraction, crude extract fractionation, compounds isolation, purification, characterization and identification; structural elucidation, synthetic modification of organic products; spectra analysis, chromatographic analysis, phytochemical analysis; etc.

Post: Principal Administrative Officer – CONHESS 11 (1st January 2006-28 April 2008 – Promotion)

Executive Post: Special Assistant to Director General/Chief Executive

Duties: Coordinate consultancy services; prepare annual budgetary and workplan for consultancy unit; conduct monitoring and evaluation of Institute activities, coordinate Institute planning cell, prepare annual budget, provision of secretariat services to the Governing Board and other Technical committees; Representation of the CEO in external/internal meetings; etc.

Post: Senior Administrative Officer – CONHESS 9 (24th February 2002- 1st January 2006)

Executive Post: Special Assistant to Director General/Chief Executive

Duties: Coordinate Consultancy Services, prepare annual budgetary and workplan for consultancy unit, participate in R&D project planning, monitoring and evaluation; provision of secretariat services to the Governing Board and other Technical committees; Representation of the CEO in external/internal meetings; etc.

  1. Organisation: Sales Representative/Product Manager Ibachem (Ibafon Chemicals) Limited, Ibru yard, Apapa-Oshodi Express-way (Warehouse bus-stop) Lagos. 5th May 1998 – 31st October 2001.

Post: Sales Representative/Product Manager

Duties: Sales of Chemicals/Plastic packaging products, sales management/reporting, products sourcing, after sales services, market/price survey, customer relations management and new business development. Management of haulage logistics for bulk specialized chemicals like concentrated acids and polyols; Report to the General Manager/CEO.

  1. Organisation: Senior Production Chemist, 2nd February 1998 – 4th May 1998 Century Dyes & Chemical, a division of Churchgate group, Km 37 Lagos-Badagry Expressway, Agbara Lagos. September 1995 – May 1998.

Post: (i) Senior Production Chemist, 2nd February 1998 – 4th May 1998

Duties: Supervision of production processes, carryout reaction process in industrial scale (in vessels), ensure proper packaging of finished products, operate sensitive machines like the spray-dryer and the Effluent Treatment Plant, in charge of production shift operation. Report to the Production Manager.

Post: (ii) Production Chemist, September 1995 – February 1998

Duties: Supervision of production processes, carryout reaction process in industrial scale (in vessels), ensure proper packaging of finished products. Report to the Production Manager.

  1. Organisation: Jallens Nigeria Limited, Ajangbadi Lagos, 1st March 1994 – 1st September 1995

Post: Marketing Officer

Duties: Sales of pharmaceuticals and cosmetic products, inventory control, market /price survey, supply logistics etc.

  1. Organisation: Airforce Boys School Nasco Road Jos, Plateau State, Nov. 16th 1992 –Oct. 29th 1993

Post: NYSC Teacher  

Duties: Teach and organise Chemistry practical for SS Students.

ACTING CAPACITIES

  1. Acting Head of Department, Department of Medicinal Plant Research and Traditional Medicine, NIPRD (Oct. 2012- Oct. 2014)
  2. Acting Head, Department of Medicinal Plant Research and Traditional Medicine, NIPRD (December 2011- January 2012).
  3. Acting Head, NIPRD Staff Clinic (2007).
  4. Coordinator, NIPRD Consultancy Service (2002-2009).
  5. Special Assistant to Director General/CEO NIPRD (2003-2009).

SABBATICAL LEAVE

Organisation: Nasarawa State University Keffi (NSUK) (Feb 17. 2014 – Feb 17, 2015):

Post: Senior Lecturer – CONTISS 13.

Duties: Lecturer, CHM 314 – Instrumental Methods of Analysis; CHM 413 – Theory of Molecular Spectroscopy; CHM 425 – Natural Product Chemistry; CHM 426 – Petrochemistry II, and CHM 432 – Chemistry of Biomolecules. Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate projects, coordination of postgraduate seminars, member of Departmental Boards for PG, etc.

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