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Ag. Chairman | Ekpo Una Owo NtaAlhaji Dauda Yahaya, mniHon. Garba Musa GulmaEngr David Isho Nyikyaa** Heads of Departments **OGBODO, ChinasaORESANYA, Babatunde OlumuyiwaKWEVI, Edward OlusegunOJO, Olugbenga Oludare, FNIER, FIIMC. O. NwachinemereIGBUDU, Ngozi GiftMr. Adighiogu, Anselm Chiadi, MCIPM** Heads of Units **ADOFU, Theophilus E.Barr. Chigozie George IwuohaERNEST Paul Arum, J. S.

Born on 12th October 1952, Ekpo Una Owo Nta is a Lawyer, Political Scientist and an Administrator. He holds the following qualifications: B.Sc. Political Science (1977) and M.Sc. Political Science (1980) both from the University of Ibadan; LL.B (1987) from the University of Calabar; and BL (1988) from the Nigerian Law School. He was enrolled as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1988.

He has over thirty years of rich and varied State and Federal Civil/Public services experience spanning Public Relations, Personnel Management, Consular Matters, Legal/Arbitration Affairs, Public International Procurement, University administration and Law Enforcement. He was of the pioneer Directors of the Oil Mineral Development (OMPADEC) which metamorphosed into present Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The Commission was charged with the responsibility of developing the oil-rich but environmentally-devastated region. He retired officially as Director (Human Resources and Administration) in 2010.

Mr. Nta has acted as Consultant to local and international bodies in respect of Community and Youth Development Programmes. In 2001 established the Loyola Nursery/Primary School, Uyo to provide high quality early childhood educational services especially for children from under-privileged socio-economic backgrounds. Due to his passion and commitment to the field of education he was elected and once served as the National Deputy President of the National Association of Private Schools (NAPPS) in Nigeria from 2008-2011.

On November 29, 2011 he was appointed Board Member/Acting Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. On September 28, 2012 he was nominated as Chairman by the President and confirmed by the Senate as the substantive Chairman of ICPC for a 5-year term.

Although ICPC is charged with the responsibility of investigation and prosecution of corruption offences his main focus was the institutionalisation of corruption-prevention processes through system studies and review, public enlightenment, education and mass mobilisation against corruption as provided in the ICPC Act 2000. A lot of attention was paid towards professionalising ICPC and galvanising public sector agencies to provide sustainable IT-based anti-corruption solutions in line with international best practices. He nurtured the Anti-corruption Academy of Nigeria (ACAN), the training arm of ICPC, into a world class IT-based academy to provide cutting edge research for anti-corruption initiatives towards improving institutional capacity for the public and private sector. He was a member of the Association of Heads of Anti-corruption Agencies in Commonwealth Africa.

Mr. Nta is a Member/Fellow of several professional bodies and has headed or participated in several international delegations on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria in relation to anti-corruption.

He also sits on two international Boards dealing with corruption issues:

  1. Founding Member of the Advisory Board, National Anti-Corruption Institutions of West Africa Academy (NACIWA).
  2. Member, Board of Governors, International Anti-corruption Academy (IACA), Austria. IACA is an affiliate body of the United Nations charged with the responsibility of promoting and providing the highest certified levels of academic research and practical training in the field of anti-corruption in the world. He is the first Nigerian and African to be elected into the BoG and represents Africa Region for a six-year term (2016-2022).

On concluding his tenure at ICPC the current Federal Government further appointed him as Full-time Commissioner at the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission for initial five-year term from 2017.

His hobbies include cinematography, reading and computer applications. He is married to Prof. Eno Grace Nta of the University of Calabar and they have five children and two grandchildren.

Alhaji Dauda Yahaya, mni, was appointed as Commissioner, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission on the 28th July, 2017.

He is an indigene of Fika Local Government Area of Yobe State. Born on 10th April, 1957, Alhaji Yahaya had his primary education at Daya Primary School between 1964 and 1970. Between 1971 and 1975, he attended Fika Government Secondary School, Potiskum, and later proceeded to Federal School of Arts and Science, Mubi, between 1975 and 1977. Between 1977 and 1981, he attended Bayero University, Kano, where he obtained B.A. (Hons) in Mass Communication/Political Science.

Alhaji Yahaya started his working career with the former Borno State Governor’s Office in 1982 as an Assistant Secretary II (Administration) and rose to the rank of Principal Assistant Secretary I (Political) in 1988. He also served as Deputy Clerk, Borno State House of Assembly, Maiduguri, between 1989 and 1991. He thereafter held the position of the Clerk, Yobe State House of Assembly between 1991 and 1994.

From 1994 to 1997, he served as the Director-General in Yobe State Governor’s Office (Cabinet Affairs), Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Health. He also served as the Honorable Commissioner, Ministry of Youths & Sports and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry between 1997 and 1999. He was the Secretary of Establishment & Service Matters of Governor’s Office and later Secretary Local Government Service Commission from 1999 to 2000. In August 2000, he was appointed Permanent Secretary where he served in the Political Affairs Department and later in the Admin and General Services in the Governor’s Office during the period 2000 to 2009. Alhaji Dauda Yahaya finally served as Head of the Civil Service of Yobe State from December 2009 to April 2017.

Alhaji Yahaya attended the following professional courses:

  • Public Speech Writers Course, University of Ibadan in 1986
  • Management Appreciation Course, Nigeria Institute of Management in 1987
  • Induction course for Legislative Staff by ASCON in 1989
  • Legislative Procedure and Practice Course by ASCON and the Presidency in 1990
  • Comparative Legislative Procedure and Practice organised by Australian Parliament, Canberra Australia in 1991
  • Executive Course on Total Quality Management by Phillips Consulting in conjunction with Mid-South African Consortium, INC. Memphis Tennessee, USA in 2006
  • Senior Executive Course 30, National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Jos in 2008.

He is a member of Non-Governmental Organisations like the Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN) and the Kano Zone Shareholder’s Association. He is widely travelled, having visited Benin Republic, Togo, Niger Republic, Australia, United States of America, France, Belgium, Italy, Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt and Malta.

Alhaji Dauda is also the author of a book titled “In the Corridors of Power” (Reflections of a Career Civil Servant), published in November, 2016.

Honourable Garba Musa Gulma was appointed as Full-time Commissioner, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission on 28th July, 2017.

An indigene of Kebbi State, Hon. Gulma was born on 16th June, 1963. He attended Gulma Primary School between 1971 and 1977 where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. In 1977 he enrolled into Government Secondary School, Kamba and completed in 1982, obtaining his General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level). Between 1983 and 1985, he attended Sokoto State Polytechnic Birnin Kebbi where he obtained an Ordinary National Diploma in Quantity Survey. Between 1987 and 1989, he returned to the same institution where he bagged a Higher National Diploma in Building Technology. He participated in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps scheme in 1990. He also holds a qualification in Administrative Processes and Procedures.

Hon. Gulma started his working career with the Local Government Service Commission in 1986, where he remained until 2007. In 2007 he was elected into the Federal House of Representatives as an Honorable Member and served until 2011 when he was re-elected for anothker four year term which ended in 2015.

Engr David Isho Nyikyaa was appointed the Secretary to the Commission with effect from 1st November, 2018. He had earlier occupied the position in acting capacity since June 25, 2018. Engr Nyikyaa joined the Commission as Deputy Director, Management Information with effect from 2nd June, 2008. He was until this appointment a Chief Computer Engineer in the Computer Centre of the University of Abuja.

Born on September 8, 1964, Engr. David Isho Nyikyaa hails from Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State. He started his working career with Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo, as a Lecturer between September 1988 and October 1994 where he rose to the rank of a Lecturer I. In November 1994, he moved to the Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, where he worked until 2001 and rose to the rank of a Senior Lecturer. He was also Head of Electrical/Electronics Engineering Department between 1997 and 2000. Between 1999 and 2000, he was also the Ag. Director, School of Engineering Technology. In October 2001, he joined the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna, as an Assistant Chief Programmes Officer (Computer Engineering) where he worked briefly and later joined the University of Abuja as a Chief Computer Engineer in the University Computer Centre in August 2002, the position he held until when he joined the Commission in 2008.

Engr Nyikyaa was appointed as an Ag. Director in the Management Information Department on 6th April, 2011 and was promoted to the position of a substantive Director with effect from January 2013. It was this position which he occupied until the retirement of the erstwhile Secretary to the Commission on June 24, 2005.

A holder of an M.Sc. in Computer Engineering from the Federal University of Technology Owerri(1996) as well as a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (1982), Engr Nyikyaa started primary school at the L.G.E.A. Primary School, Akpagher, in Gboko Local Government Area of Benue State in 1971. In January 1974, he transferred to the N.K.S.T. Primary School, Zaki-Biam, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1977. Between 1977 and 1982, he attended the N.K.S.T. Secondary School Zaki-Biam, graduating in 1982 with a General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level). From there he registered into the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1982 where he studied Electronics Engineering. He later did his mandatory one year National Youth Service Corps scheme at the Shell Petroleum Development Company, Port Harcourt, Rivers State during the 1987/88 service year.

Engr David Isho Nyikyaa is a member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a Registered Engineer with the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN). He is married with children.


Ag. Director, Finance and Accounts

 

Ag. Director, Ag. Director, Productivity, Prices & Incomes

Mr. Babatunde Olumuyiwa Oresanya, is presently the Acting Director and Head, Productivity, Prices and Incomes Department (PPID). He was appointed into the Commission as Chief Incomes Officer (CIO), PPID with effect from 3rd March, 2008 and promoted to an Assistant Director in 2011.

Before his appointment, he was Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (Budget & Planning) with the Federal Character Commission (FCC), Abuja. Mr. Oresanya, B.O. attended Lagos Baptist Academy, Obanikoro, Lagos where he obtained his Ordinary level Certificate in 1987. He graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State with B.Sc. (Hons) in Economics with Second Class Upper division grade. He obtained a Master of Science degree in Public Policy and Human Development from the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance, University of Maastricht, Maastricht, Netherlands in July, 2009. He also obtained a diploma in Project Cycle Management Course (PCMC) from MDF Training and Consultancy, Ede, Netherlands in April, 2013.

Mr. Oresanya, B. O. started his working career with Leasing Company of Nigeria Limited (LECON), a subsidiary of the Bank of Industry (BOI) in July, 1994 as Operations Officer. He rose within the organisation to the position of Area Administrator (Abuja Office) in April, 1998. In July, 1999, he joined the Federal Character Commission (FCC) as Senior Administrative Officer (Committee Services) and rose to the position of Assistant Chief Administrative Officer (Budget & Planning) in January, 2006.

Mr. Oresanya, B. O. is a member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM), Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN) and has attended several workshops and seminars.

Mr. Oresanya, B. O. was born on the 10th June, 1971 in Ebute-Metta, Lagos. He hails from Ago-Iwoye, Ijebu-North Local Government Area, Ogun State. He is happily married with children

Ag. Director, Grading and Evaluation

Edward Olusegun Kwevi was born in Lagos Island Local Government Area of Lagos State. He had his primary school education at St. Paul’s Anglican School, Breadfruit, Lagos and Secondary School education at Government College, Ketu, Lagos. He obtained the degree of Bachelor of Science with Second Class Honours (Upper Division) in Economics from Lagos State University in 1992. He is an Associate Member, Institute of Management Consultants of Nigeria (AIMC)

Kwevi joined the Presidency, National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission in December, 1996 as Evaluation and Grading Officer I. He was promoted to Senior Administrative Officer, Evaluation and Grading in January, 2000. He was elevated to the post of Principal Administrative Officer in January, 2003. He became an Assistant Chief Administrative Officer in January, 2006 and a Chief Administrative Officer in the same Department in January, 2009. He rose to the post of Assistant Director, Job Evaluation and Grading in January, 2012 and became a Deputy Director, Job Evaluation and Grading in January, 2016. He was appointed Head, Job Evaluation and Grading Department in November, 2018, a post he held creditably till date.

He attended various Research/Survey Management Courses/Workshop at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), Centre for Management Development (CMD) both in Lagos; Total Quality Management Workshop at Thames Valley University, Slough, London, United Kingdom; Job Evaluation, Job Analysis and Job Evaluation Software in London, United Kingdom; Mastering the Art of World Class Public Service, Accra, Ghana; Global Current Trends in Job Evaluation & Standards Development; Management Skills and Leadership Development Workshop; Strategic Management Skills Development Workshop; Occupational Group Standards Development Workshop among others.

He is happily married with children.

Ag. Director, Management Information

Mr. Olugbenga Oludare Ojo is an accomplished leader with over 25-year achievement of building, transforming and aligning

technology objectives with evolving business goals to drive advanced growth in the information and communication technology industry.

With strength in establishing, optimising, standardising systems, services and processes, Ojo is skilled at reducing costs, minimising footprint, increasing productivity and supporting constantly evolving organisational needs of the Commission.
In his role as the Acting Director/Head of Management Information Department, he has successfully defined strategic vision and roadmaps, evaluated and selected business-driven technologies while overseeing the design of solutions to achieve strong return on investment and overall goals.

Ojo is a sound business-driven technology architect with expertise in high-value enterprise solutions, including infrastructure, virtualisation, unified communication, security, remote access, back-up/recovery and storage in a multi-vendor environment of UNIX/Linux, Microsoft, Dell Emc, Cisco, VMware, HPE, IBM and cloud solutions.

A detailed IT practitioner who focuses on applying the best tools and industry practices, he holds Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science combined with Mathematics and Master’s degree in Public Administration with specialty in General Administration and Public Policy. He has broad experience in IT infrastructure, multi-platform network implementation and security system. Ojo, a Fellow of both National Institute of Education and Research (New Delhi, India) and Institute of Information Management, is a natural communicator, trainer and team leader with strong motivational skills and ability to build, produce and succeed. He has led the technology infrastructure and support of various ICT projects for over 20 years. An active chess player with analytical mind-set. He has held several positions within and outside the Commission, the recent being the Acting Director, Management Information to drive the ICT component of the Commission’s mandate as espoused in the NSIWC Act. He is married with children.

Ag. Director, Special Duties

Mr. Chukwuma Obioha Nwachinemere was born on the 12th of March 1968. He is presently, the Head, Special Duties Department (SDD). He joined the Commission in December 1996, as Librarian1, from where he rose to become a Deputy Director in 2017 before assuming the position as the Head Management Information Department in June 2018.

Mr. Chukwuma Nwachinemere graduated from the Imo State University (now Abia State University) Uturu Okigwe, where he obtained a Bachelor of Library Science B.Ls (Hons) degree in 1990. He further obtained a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Imo State University Owerri in October 2007. He also has a post Graduate Diploma in Management, obtained from University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) in 2005.

Mr. Nwachinemere C.O began his primary education in Njikoka Central Primary School Awka and obtained the First School Leaving Certificate in 1977. He proceeded to Anglican Grammar School Nbawsi, Igbere Secondary School Igbere, Federal School of Arts and Science Aba, Government Secondary School Owerri, from where he obtained the WASC Ordinary Level (O’L) and Higher School Certificates (HSC) respectively.

Mr Nwachinemere is a Chattered Librarian. He has attended several workshops, seminars and numerous informal training and has been a member of several project committees, both here in the Commission and outside the Commission.

Mr. Nwachinemere hails from Obodoukwu in Ideato- North Local Government Area of Imo State. He is happily married with children.

Mrs. Ngozi Gift Igbudu was born on 3rd December 1966. She is presently the Acting Director, Administration with effect from 1st January 2020. She joined the Commission in April 1995 as Personnel Officer II and rose to the post of Deputy Director, Administration in January 2018 before assuming the position of Acting Director.

Mrs. Ngozi Gift Igbudu graduated from the University of Benin, Benin-City in Edo State where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics in 1991. She began her primary education in Agbado Primary School, Benin-City, and obtained the First School Leaving Certificate in 1979. She then proceeded to Idia College Benin-City and Ezomo College Ora, Via Benin-City, from where she obtained the WASC Ordinary Level.

She attended various Administrative Management and Leadership Courses/ Workshops at the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) Badagry and other training institutes.

Mrs. Igbudu hails from Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State. She is happily married with children.

Ag. Compensation

Mr. Adighiogu, Anselm Chiadi, MCIPM is currently the Acting Director, Compensation Department. Born on October 20, 1971, he hails from Umuariam, Obowo Local Government Area of Imo State. Mr. Adighiogu attended Community Primary School, Umuariam, Obowo, Imo State between 1977 – 1983; Secondary Technical School, Umuariam, Obowo, Imo State from 1983 – 1988; Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State from 1990 – 1995; and Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State from 2001 – 2004 and obtained the First School Leaving Certificate in 1983; West African School Certificate in 1988; GCE O’ Level in 1990; B.Sc. (Hons) Applied Statistics (upper division) in 1995; and Master of Business Administration in Financial Management Technology in 2004.

He did his one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps at the Federal University of Technology (now Modibbo Adama University of Technology), Yola, Adamawa State between November 1995 and October 1996. He joined the service of the Commission in December 1996 as Compensation Officer II. He rose to the rank of Deputy Director, Compensation Department in January 1, 2019, (though he was appointed the Special Assistant to the Chairman of the Commission from August 2010 to July 2019) and was appointed Acting Director, Compensation Department on August 1, 2019.
He is a Full Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria (CIPM) and a Member of Nigerian Statistical Association (NSA).

Some of the working experience over the years are: brought up proposals for the formulation and implementation of labour compensation management policies and guidelines; studied the pay systems of the United States of America, United Kingdom, Republic of South Africa, Zambia, Namibia, etc; prepared reports on International Labour Organisation Conventions relating to workers’ remuneration which are ratified by Nigeria; gave regular clarifications on issues relating to salaries and wages administration which ensured industrial harmony in the Public Service; and participated in collective bargaining between labour unions in the tertiary education institutions, health sector, research and allied sector, etc and the Federal Government of Nigeria on remuneration and conditions of service.

In the course of his duties, he served in some Ad-hoc Committees including the following: Member, Secretariat of the Presidential Committee on the Proposed Salary Structure and Allowances for Top Federal Public Office Holders and the Harmonised Public Service, 2000; Member, Secretariat of the Presidential Committee on the Review of Public Service Salaries and Allowances and the National Minimum Wage, 2000; Member, Secretariat of the Draft White Paper Committee on the Report of the Committee on Fire Outbreak on NNPC building in Lagos, 2004; Member, Secretariat of the Presidential Committee on Mortgage Financing, 2004; Member, Secretariat of the Wages, Salaries and Emolument Relativity Panel, 2005; Member, Secretariat of the Technical Sub-committee on Wage Increase Scenarios to Cushion the Effect of the Petroleum Price increase in the Public Service, 2005; Member, Secretariat of Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage, 2009; Member, Secretariat of Tripartite Committee on National Minimum Wage, 2018; and Member, Secretariat of Committee to Negotiate the Consequential adjustments arising from the National Minimum Wage, 2019.

Some of the selected Trainings/Courses he has attended are as follows: Advance Course on Compensation Management, Lagos 1999; International Labour Standards (ILS) and Report Writing- First Report on Conventions Nos. 111 and 138, Abuja 2004; Industrial Relations Negotiation Skills and Conflict Resolution, Thames Valley University, Slough, London, United Kingdom, 2008; Post 9th Nigerian Development Forum, Ecole Nationale D’Administration, Paris, France, 2011; Hydrocarbon Asset Management Dubai, United Arab Emirate, 2011; Post 10th Nigerian Development Forum, German University of Administrative Science, Speyer, Germany, 2012; and Post 11th Nigerian Development Forum, National Academy of Public Administration , Washington DC, United States of America, 2013.

Mr. Adighiogu holds the traditional title of “Onuowu” of his community, and has received many other awards.
He is married with children and his hobbies include Tennis, community development and driving.


Mr. Adofu, Theophilus Enejoh was appointed as the Head, Procurement Unit on the 6th of June, 2008. Before then, he was acting as the Head of the Budget Division in the Finance and Accounts Department of the Commission.

Mr. Adofu, T. E. attended Anglican Primary School, Dekina, Kogi State where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in 1982. He proceeded to Government Secondary School, Dekina, Kogi State where he obtained the General Certificate of Education (Ordinary Level) in 1987. He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting, in 1997. Thereafter, he obtained a Graduate Diploma in Computer Science from Ogun State University in December, 1998.

Mr. Adofu, T. E. also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) obtained in January, 2003; and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy, obtained in April, 2009 respectively.

After his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme at the Central Bank of Nigeria, Abeokuta Branch, Ogun State in the 1997/1998 Service year, Mr. Adofu, T. E. was appointed into the Federal Civil service and posted to the Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation. He later transferred his Service to the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission.

Mr. Adofu, T. E. is a Certified National Accountant and Member, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (2004) and a Graduate Member, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply Management of Nigeria (2009).
Born on the 3rd of February, 1973, he is happily married to Grace Unenwa Adofu, and blessed with Children. Mr. Adofu, T. E. hails from Olowa in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State.

Barr. Iwuoha hails from Egbelu Amaimo, in Ikeduru Local Government Area of Imo State, and was born on the 14th of July, 1972. He obtained his First School Living Certificate from Umuri Community School, Amaimo in 1983, in which year he also got admitted into St. Peter Claver Seminary, Okpala, Owerri, where he had his Secondary education. In 1988, Barr. Iwuoha sat for and obtained his West African School Certificate from same institution. As is the seminary tradition, he worked at both Christ the King Catholic Parish Mbieri, and the alma mater- St. Peter Claver Seminary- on Apostolic Work.

In 1990/1991, he was admitted by the authorities of the University of Calabar, to pursue a course of study in Law. Graduating in 1997, he proceeded to the Nigeria Law School as part of the pioneer set of Abuja Law School, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999 as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Following his call to Bar, he performed his one year compulsory National Service with the Legal Unit of Abuja Municipal Area Council.

From the time he completed his National Youth Service, he had been in active Legal practice, till the 3rd of March, 2008 when he joined the services of the Commission as a Principal Legal Officer and Head of Legal Unit, a post he occupies till date.

Barr. Iwuoha is happily married, and has been blessed with a family.

Mr Ernest Paul attended the School of Arts and Science for his Secondary School education and later proceeded to the University of Uyo where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

He started his working career with a construction company before joining NITEL as a Systems Analyst/Programmer in 2001. He was promoted to Senior Officer II in the Systems Analyst/Programmer Group and appointed Head Mediation Department, Zonal Mediation Centre, Enugu.

Paul joined the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission in 2008 and is currently an Assistant Director (MID) where he develops continuous process improvement interventions in the areas of transformational change and ICT infrastructure deployment.

He is married with children.

Mr. Arum Joseph Sunday was posted to the National Salaries, Incomes and Wages Commission on 10 May 2000 from the Office of Accountant-General of the Federation as Accountant 11 but later transferred his service to the Commission in 2011. He was posted to the Internal Audit Unit of the Commission in September 2018 to understudy the two key officers in the Unit (Mr. Henry Egbe- Director and Mr. S. Ademiju- Asst. Director) who are due to retirement in 2019. Before then he worked as the Head of Salary Section and Final Account Section in the Finance and Accounts Department of the Commission.

Mr. Arum graduated from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), with B.Sc, (Accountancy) in 1998. He did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at Sokoto State Ministry of Education in 1999. He is a member of the Association National Accountant of Nigeria (ANAN).