Principal Officers

Prof. Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo holds two Doctorate Degrees from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and the University of Port Harcourt. His educational pursuit has taken him across all the regions in Nigeria. One does not become an Academic General in the ivory tower without any conscious effort and hard work. Several factors interweave to make this possible. They include: determination, sound morality, strength, fidelity, reliability, accountability, show of cerebral profundity, expertise and fear of God.

Between 2002 and 2014, Samuel Edoumiekumo progressed through the ranks of Assistant Lecturer, to a Professor of Economics at the Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island Bayelsa State. From 2011 to 2016, he served in various Boards within and outside the University such as Center for Education Services, Basic and Pre-degree Programmes, Directorate of Consultancy, Entrepreneurship Research and Development. Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo has served in various administrative capacities. He was an Acting HOD of the Department of Economics, Deputy Director Entrepreneurship and Training, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Chairman, Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee, Chairman, Vendors Monitoring Committee, Chairman, Niger Delta University Housing Committee, Member Niger Delta University Governing Council, Member Senate Business Committee, Member Assessment and Graduation Requirements Committee, Deputy Vice Chancellor Administration, and in May 2017 he was appointed an Acting Vice-Chancellor and became substantive Vice-Chancellor in May, 2018. He is presently the Chairman, Committee of Vice Chancellors of State Universities.

Upon assumption of office as Vice-Chancellor, he has been able to transform the landscape of the University and achieved (i) a near 24-hour power and an uninterrupted water supply on Campus, (ii)100% full accreditation status of all programmes presented in the 2018 NUC/Professional accreditation exercise, (iii) Introduction of online fees payment, course registration and result platforms, (iv) Establishment of NDU Table water, Detergent, Disinfectant, Bread, Paint and other products, (v) Establishment of NDU Radio, (vi) Infrastructural development, (vii) Increased student intake, (viii) Introduction of CCTV and other devices to aid security on Campus, (ix) Improved internet connectivity.

Prof. Edoumiekumo is a Fellow of the Historians of Education Development Society of Nigeria (HOEDSON), Fellow, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (FIEN), Fellow, Chartered Forensic Investigation Professionals (FCFIP), Member, Nigerian Economic Society, Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management. He has earned several academic and professional awards. In 2017 he was awarded the Distinguished Economist Award alongside Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Governor of Central Bank by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Others include: The Pan African Servant Leadership Award by the African Student Union Parliament, Award of Honour as the Most Innovative Vice-Chancellor in Niger Delta University, Award for the Exceptional Leadership in the University Administration, African Educationist Award for the year 2020 by African Leadership Magazine, amongst others.

Prof Edoumiekumo’s highest intellectual passion is the search for consumption and production of knowledge. This outright scholar has written and published widely in local, national and international journals, books, book chapters, research reports and monographs. He has also attended and presented seminar papers at several national and international conferences. His web of knowledge has produced scholarly works in economics, and has earned him several awards.

Professor Samuel Edoumiekumo presented the 17th Inaugural Lecture in 2015 titled GOD MAN AND THE WORLD: THE NIGERIAN TRIPODIC ‘EXCHANGEOLOGICAL’ DILEMMA at the Niger Delta University. Edoumiekumo is a pastor, teacher, a tutor, a don, a marketer, an accomplished banker and member of Boards in several reputable organisations. He has consulted for various organisations including some world bank assisted Agencies. His intellectual erection and carriage as a philosopher and professor of economics is a burning endorsement of his monumental contributions to the foundation of economics and social science studies in Nigeria and in the world. The erudite scholar has served as Chairman, National Universities Commission (NUC) Accreditation Team. He is an ASUU veteran. Professor Samuel Gowon Edoumiekumo is happily married with children.

Professor Allen Aziba-Odumonsi Agih, a professor of Educational Management is the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academic) of the Niger Delta University. An epitome of authentic humility that has endeared him to the university community, he brings to the office, a rich and impressive track record of university administration and community service, having served as Director, Linkages and Advances; Ag Head, Department of Educational Management, and chairman/membership of  several university committees. He also had a brief stint as a banker and classroom teacher; a thorough-bred teacher and educationist.

Prof Allen Agih was educated at the Ignatius Ajuru University of Education (Rivers State College of Education by then) where he obtained the NCE certificate and B.ED degree in Political Science with honours as the best graduating student from the Faculty of Social Sciences, and from the University of Port-Harcourt, where he obtained the M.ED and PhD degrees in Educational Management and Planning. A member of many learned and professional associations he has contributed widely to knowledge and scholarship through scholarly articles presented in local and international conferences and workshops and published in reputable national and international journals, besides chapters in books.

Professor Christine Odi, a professor of Theatre Arts

Benjamin JoffaMr. Benjamin Joffa is the Registrar of the Niger Delta University. He graduated from the University of Port-Harcourt with a B.A. in Religious Studies and PGD in Sociology from the Niger Delta University. He Had earlier attended Stella Maris College  and UPE model Primary School Borokiri all in Port-Harcourt. Until his appointment, Mr. Benjamin Joffa was the Establishment Officer of  the University. He had earlier held various positions in the University including Students Affairs Officer, Council Officer, Personnel Officer( junior staff matters), Faculty Officer of Basic Medical Sciences, Faculty Officer of Science. He was the chairman NDU chapter of the Association of Nigeria Universities professional Administration( ANUPA) and a member of the Institute of Corporate Administrators, he attended a number of  workshops/conferences within and outside the state. As a seasoned Administrator, dedicated to duty, versatile and knowledgeable in University administration. He has a cordial working relationship with staff and students due to his highly sociable personality.

Joyce_ChinyereDr. Joyce Chinyere Oyadongha is the Librarian of the Niger Delta University. Before her appointment, she had been head at various times of the Cataloguing and Collection Development Sections of the University Library. She had also served at senior positions in the library units at various tertiary institutions before joining the University in 2004.

She was educated at the Abia State University, Uturu, where she obtained the BLS degree in Library Science (BLS), Master of Science degree in Library Science (MLS) from the Imo State University, Owerri and later a PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Uyo, Uyo. She is a member of the Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN); member Nigerian Library Association (NLA), amongst others. She is a member of several university committees; has attended various professional and management workshops and conferences and contributed widely to the field of library and information science through scholarly publications in reputable local and international journals.

Mr. Seth W. Tueridei, FCA is the Bursar, Niger Delta University. His appointment was confirmed in December 2018 as the second substantive Bursar of Niger Delta University having served for two years seven months acting capacity. He grew through the ranks and became a Deputy Bursar in 2015. He has previously held several positions in the Bursary Department. He was Head, Student’s Accounts, Salaries and Wages and Final Accounts Sections. He was also the Special Assistant on Accounting Matters to the former Accountant-General, Bayelsa state between 2009 – 2012. Before joining the University in 2004, he was the Business Development and Operations Manager of Omega Plc. He commenced his work experience with Modant Marine Limited as an Accountant and became an Accounting Executive in 2001 and thereafter left to join the Banking Industry. He brought his well of experience to bear in the development and implementation of the accounting processes in the Bursary Department.

Mr. Seth W. Tueridei, FCA was a part-time Lecturer in Niger Delta University and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) Study Centre, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. He holds a B.Sc Degree in Accounting from Rivers State University of Science and Technology; a M.Sc Degree in Accounting from Imo State University and an Advanced Diploma in Forensic Accounting and Fraud Investigation from Niger Delta University. He is a Fellow of ICAN, a member of Nigerian Institute of Management and a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Forensic and Investigative Auditors of Nigeria (CIFIAN). He has attended local and international workshops/conferences to broaden his professional and managerial skills and has served on several University Committees.