For President: – Prof. Ijeoma Vincent-Akpu

Qualifications: – B.Sc. in Biology (University of Lagos, Lagos State); M.SC. and Ph.D. in Hydrobiology & Fisheries (University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State); Post Doctorate (Stirling); in addition to several local and international professional certifications.

Current Job: – Professor of Ecotoxicology & Hydrobiology in Department of Animal and Environmental Biology, University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State with over 25years of lecturing and mentoring undergraduate and postgraduate students including diverse professionals

Stint with AEIAN: – Since inception and have been actively involved in the activities of the Association.

Aim: – To revitalize AEIAN and ensure it is a nationally recognized and active Body in conformance with the global IAIA

For Vice-President: – Dr. Banji Adekoya

Qualifications: – Diploma in Environmental Management; Ph.D. Agric-Economics; MBA University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Current Job: – Sustainability and Project Management Professional of more than 25years across non-profit, finance, oil & gas and energy industries

Stint with AEIAN: – Since 2009, very involved and was the National Secretary from 2009 to 2017

Aim: – To take AEIAN to greater heights and enhance the functionality as an international association.


For General Secretary: – Engr. Tukur M. Lawal

Qualifications: – B.Eng. Chemical; PGDM and MBA; Professional Diploma n Education; ongoing Ph.D. in Environmental Management (University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State) in addition to several Professional Certifications.

Current Job: – Senior General Manager/Head (Environmental & Community Affairs) of Dangote Cement Plants Plc. with a career that spans 30years in the Manufacturing Industry.

Stint with AEIAN: – Since inception and active in the activities of the Association

Aim: – To ensure that AEIAN is recognized and very functional in line with global standards.

For Assistant General Secretary: – Mrs. Zenum Kifasi

Qualifications: – B.Sc. Chemistry (University of Jos, Plateau State); M.Sc. Environmental Resource Management (Nasarawa State University)

Current Job: – Principal Environmental Scientist in Environmental Assessment Department of the Federal Ministry of Environment

Stint with AEIAN: – Since 2009 and is currently the Desk Officer in AEIAN Headquarters, Abuja.

Aim: – To further develop, improve and implement ways to advance the activities of AEIAN.

For Publicity Secretary: – Engr. Chinyere Nnenna Igwegbe

Qualifications: – B.Eng. Water Resources & Environmental Engineering (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State); PGD Conflict Management & Resolutions (Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, Osun State); Exe. Masters in Business Administration (Metropolitan University, United Kingdom)

Current Job: – Certified Management Trainer that spans Power Sector, Real Estate, Water Resources, Environment, Renewable Energy and Mentorship programmes, also Co-Founder of “Bridging the Gap” (an NGO).

Stint with AEIAN: – Since inception and active in the activities of the Association

Aim: – To further develop and put in place better ways of creating awareness for and promoting the Association.

For South-West Zonal Coordinator: – Adeolu Ojo (Ph.D.)

Qualifications: – B.Sc. (University of Ibadan, Oyo State); M.Sc. Environmental Pollution & Ecotoxicology; Ph.D. Environmental Management

Current Job: – Senior Environmental & Social Consultant to Africa Development Bank (AfDB) with almost 30years experience in that field.

Stint with AEIAN: – Since inception and with the global IAIA since 1999.

Aim: – To ensure that AEIAN is propagated and grows in the South-East Geopolitical Zone.


For South-South Zonal Coordinator: – Onyagbodor Oghogho Peter

Qualifications: – B.Sc. Environmental Sciences (Esep Le Berger Universite, Cotonou, Republic of Benin); M.Sc. Animal Science, Nutrition, Production and Management and PGD Agriculture in Animal Science & Livestock Production (both from Benson Idahosa University, Benin-City, Edo State); recently completed Ph. D. Thesis in Environmental Animal Physiology

Current Job: – Heads the Animal Health and Physiology Unit Laboratory in the University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State.

Stint with AEIAN: – Was Secretary of the Local Organizing Committee of the Maiden AEIAN Conference at University of Port-Harcourt (2019); Organizer of the Charlie Wolfe 2022 Symposium in Port-Harcourt.

Aim: – To ensure that AEIAN is propagated and grows in the South-South Geopolitical Zone

For North-Central Zonal Coordinator: – Dr. (Engr.) Abdullahi Mohammed Evuti

Qualifications: – B.Eng. Chemical Engineering (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State); M.Eng. Chemical Engineering (Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State); Ph.D. Chemical Engineering (Universiti Teknologi Malaysia)

Current Job: – Deputy Dean, Faculty of Engineering, University of Abuja, F.C.T.

Stint with AEIAN: – Since inception and has engaged in several activities of the Association

Aim: – To enhance and coordinate the functions of the AEIAN in the North-Central Geopolitical Zone of Nigeria.

For North-East Zonal Coordinator: – Isa Zubairu

Qualifications: – B.Sc. Environmental Engineering (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State); M.Sc. Environmental Engineering (University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom);

Current Job: – Senior Lecturer at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State

Stint with AEIAN: – Since 2019

Aim: – To ensure that AEIAN is propagated and grows in the North-East Geopolitical Zone

For South-South Zonal Coordinator: – Franklin Ditenake Magada

Qualifications: – Post Graduate Diploma in Health, Environment, Safety & Security (HESS) and M.Sc. Environmental Management & Toxicology (Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State); currently pursuing Ph.D. Environmental Disaster Risk Management (University of Port-Harcourt, Rivers State).

Current Job: – Has a Firm called Difix Multi-Resources Company and Founder of Niger Delta Echo Monitors (an NGO)

Stint with AEIAN: – Since 2020

Aim: – To ensure that AEIAN grows successfully in the South-South Geopolitical Zone