Born on 15th October 1961, at Oloibiri, Mr. Adolphus Joe Ekpe hails from Opume Community in Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State of Nigeria.
He attended primary school at State School Opume from 1967 to 1969 and State School Okoroba from 1970 to 1972. He went to Government Secondary School Oloibiri from 1974 to 1979 passing the West African School certificate with division 1 as the best graduating student out of 145 students who sat for the examination in the school. He had his tertiary education in the University of Port Harcourt from 1981 to 1985 where he graduated with (BSc.) second class honours (upper division) in Economics. As an undergraduate, Mr. Ekpe was on the Dean’s list for academic excellence and was one out of three students in the Department who were given Federal Government of Nigeria Merit Award. He was a student Union Activist and served on the Executive of National Union of Rivers State Students, Editorial Board of Uniport Mirror Newspaper amongst others.
He has a Post-Graduate Diploma in Economics also from the University of Port Harcourt 1988 to 1990 and an MBA in Banking and Finance from the Rivers State University of Science and Technology Port-Harcourt 2000. He is a certified Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Bank Examiner.
Adolphus Joe Ekpe joined The Nigerian Stock Exchange as an Executive Assistant in September 1990 and rose through the ranks over the years to the position of Assistant General Manager (Compliance) in 2008. He became head of Training at the NSE in 2010 and disengaged from the NSE in March, 2012.
He served The Exchange in different capacities including being Branch Manager, Port Harcourt Branch from 1993 to 2004, Coordinating Manager for Uyo Office from 2006 to 2007 and Head of inspection and complaints resolution from 2008 to 2010.
Mr. Ekpe is a quiet achiever, loyal, dedicated and devoted to duties. He is humble, unassuming, sociable and hardworking. By virtue of his exposure through training programs, international conferences, seminars and workshops, he possesses a broad and in-depth knowledge of capital market regulation, compliance, inspection, surveillance and dispute resolution.
He is a member of the Technical Committee (TC) of the National Council on Privatization (NCP) from 2008 to date. He was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Keystone Bank Ltd where he served on two Board Committees until August 2013 when he took up the appointment of Director-General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission.
Mr. Adolphus Joe Ekpe is married with children. He is a fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM).
Adamu Mohammed Sifawa, Administration & Finance Director
Adamu Muhammad Sifawa is Fifty Two (52) years of age from Sokoto State Nigeria, and possesses a Masters Degree in Business Administration and Post Graduate in Management Studies, Advanced Diploma in Public Administration, HND, from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Usman Danfodio University Sokoto respectively, along with other Professional and Fellowship Certificates.
He has worked in all three tiers of Government as the former Hon. Commissioner for Commerce, Industries, Cooperatives and Tourism in Sokoto State, Permanent Secretary in the State Public Service, Executive Secretary Pension Board, Local Government Secretary to the sultanate Council and Sokoto State Council of Chiefs among others. He transferred to Federal service and currently is director of Administration and Finance National Lottery Regulatory Commission, The Presidency.
Altogether he has over Twenty Four (24) years cognate experience in Senior Management positions. He equally attended courses on relevant skills of Capacity Building and Management Competence. His Attributes to the industry and avowed commitment to organisational goals coupled with team spirit are the driving force in the administrative capacity.
He is happily married with children and strives daily to ensure his wealth of experience as the Commission’s Director of Administration and Finance adds great value to the growth and development of the National Lottery Regulatory Commission
Sajo D. Mohammed, Enforcement & Compliance Director
Mr. Sajo D. Mohammed was born in 1960, he hails from Adamawa State, North-East Nigeria. He obtained a degree in Law from the University of Maiduguri in 1985. Following which he attended the Nigerian Law School in Lagos and was called to bar in 1986.
He joined the Department of State Service and rose through the ranks. He was appointed as the Chief Intelligence Officer to the former Vice-President, a position he held from the year 1999 to 2007. He held other commanding positions in the service from 2007 to 2009, In April 2009 he joined as the National Lottery Regulatory Commission as Director of Enforcement and Compliance.
In his 22 years of meritorious service, Mr Mohammed has travelled to all States of the Federation and several other countries of the world including France, USA, United Kingdom, China, Brazil, South Africa and Kenya. Among Several courses, he attended a course on National and International Security at Harvard University, Boston, USA in 2005.
His hobbies include basketball, football, athletics and boxing. He is happily married with children.
Prince E. Oladiran Jeminiwa, Regulation & Monitoring Director
Prince Jeminiwa Emmanuel Oladiran was born on 12th March, 1957 in Iyah-Gbede, Ijumu LGA, Kogi State. He had a formal education at Government Secondary School, Dekina, Ilorin Teachers’ College, Ilorin, Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna, University of Ado Ekiti, Ado Ekiti and Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) Topo, Badagary respectively. He participated in the NYSC scheme in 1986/1987 service year in Cross River State at the Metropolitan Hotel, Calabar where he was saddled with interchanging responsibilities of Service Manager and Duty Manager.
He started his career in the Federal appointment with the National Park Service in February 1988 as the pioneer Tourism Officer at the Kainji Lake National Park, built and sustained the Ecotourism Department from inception in 1988 through May, 2009 when he transferred his service from National Park Service to National Lottery Regulatory Commission in the Presidency as a Deputy Director. While in the National Park Service, he rose to the rank of an Assistant Conservator of Park (an Assistant Director).
In his working career at the National Park Service as the HOD (Ecotourism) , he worked at Kainji Lake National Park, Old Oyo National Park and Yankari National Park respectively on posting to these locations. In addition he had other adhoc responsibilities while in the Park Service.
Member – Internal Management Committee – 1988-2009 (May)
Prince Jeminiwa Emmanuel prides in human and academic development. He had served as External Examiner (Tourism Programme) at the Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State. He is currently the External Examiner (Tourism Programme) at the Federal College of Wildlife Management, Kainji. He is a member of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) accreditation team for Tourism and Hospitality Management Programmes.
He holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Management with specialisation in Ecotourism. He is a Professional Manager as a Fellow – Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) (Chartered), Institute of Corporate Administration (ICA), Hospitality and Tourism Management of Nigeria (HATMAN) as well as a Fellow – WASCA.
He has to his credit several scholastic papers presented to various audience focusing on Tourism and Ecotourism as well as lottery stakeholders forums respectively. He has passion for nature conservation, sustainable Ecotourism development, Strategic resource management, ethical process of thought in decision making and result oriented in achieving set goals. These traits were brought to bear as he migrated on inter-service transfer to National Lottery Regulatory Commission. He served as Deputy Director in Regulation and Monitoring Department from 1st June, 2009 to 30th May, 2011. He had also served in Enforcement and Compliance Department of the Commission. He is happily married with children.