Secretary to The Commission

Engr. David Isho Nyikyaa

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.

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