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Dr. Effenji Ferdinand Odey


Public Administration


Senior Lecturer


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About Dr. Effenji Ferdinand Odey

Dr. Effenji F. Odey was born on the 5th of April, 1954 in Ikahor – Ochagbe, Afrike in Bekwarra Local Government Area of Cross River State. Attended St. David’s Primary School Ochagbe – Afrike between 1962 and 1968, where he completed his elementary six in flying colours. He enrolled in the famous Mary Knoll College, Okuku- Ogoja between 1969 and 1975 and completed his WASC and HSC in 1973 and 1975 respectively. He was among the best graduating students of the set. He proceeded to the University of Wisconsin, United States of America (USA) in 1976 and completed a B.Sc. degree in Economics/Business Administration in 1980. In the same University he pursed and completed M.Sc. degree in Economic Development in 1981. Dr. Effenji Odey returned to Nigeria in late 1981 and did his NYSC as a lecturer at the Department of Management Studies, University of Jos, Jos and rounded off his service year in 1982. He took up an appointment with the former Polytechnic, Calabar as Assistant Registrar between 1983 and 1988. From 1988 to 1991, He served as Chief Commercial Officer, Cross river State Ministry of Commerce and Industry. He was promoted to the rank of Assistant Director in the Cross River Ministry of Commerce and Industry in 1994. Between 1997 and 2004, he served as Director of Commerce and in 2004, he was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Cross River State Ministry of Finance. His love for academics pushed Dr. Effenji Odey to enroll in the University of Calabar for an MBA and Ph.D programmes which he successfully completed in 1992 and 2002.

S/N Qualification School Atttended Started Finished
FSLCSt. David’s School, Ochagbe, Afrike, Ogoja 19621968
West African School Certificate (WASC)Mary Knoll College, Okuku-Ogoja 19691973
Higher School Certificate (HSC)Mary Knoll College, Okuku-Ogoja 19731975
B.Sc. (Economics/Business Admin) University of Wisconsin, U.S.A 19761980
M.Ed (Economics Development)University of Wisconsin, U.S.A 19801981
MBA (Masters of Business Administration) University of Calabar, Calabar 19901992
Ph.D (Educational Planning & Admin) University of Calabar, Calabar 19922002

S/N Publication
Odey, E. F. (2013). N-11 Categorization and the need to improve on our financial and Economic Indices. Mofi News, Journal of the ministry of finance,2013:5-7.
Odey, E. F.(2013). Fiscal Policy and Budgeting Programme in Malaysia. MOFINEWS;Journal of the Ministry of Finance,Calabar,13(5),7-9.
Odey, E. F. (2010). The Kind of Elections we Deserve: Conscientization of our Communities. Giant Strides; Journal of the Ministry of Information and Orientation, Calabar, 1(18),16.
Odey, E. F. (2009). Building a society of our own. Giant Strides:Journey of the Ministry of Information and Orientation,Calabar, 1(16),71-72.
Odey, E. F.(2009). The interest rate factor in the demand for Loanable Funds. MofiNews; Journal of the ministry of Finance,Calabar, 9(6),6-7.
Odey, E. F.(2008). Public Policies and economic performance in Nigeria since 1960. Giant Strides; Journal of the ministry of information and Orientation,Calabar, 1(10),44-45.
Odey, E. F. (2000). Agric-Business as a Transformational Agenda. Mofi News; Journal of the ministry of Finance, Calabar, 13(4),7-8.
Odey, E. F. (2000). Maturation of the Cross River State Service and the Need to Strategise for Contuinity and Futuristic Financial Planning. MOFINEWS;Journal of the Ministry of Finance, Calabar, 13(3),7-9.

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S/N Conference Description Started Finished
Conference for the induction of Administrative officers and preparation for professional exams in Cross River Stare at the Management Development Institute Calabar N0v. 3rd -8th,19831983-11-031983-11-08
Optimal performance of the Banking Industry in the face of SAP by the financial institutions training center Lagos 5th-7th, April 19871987-04-051987-04-07
Conference on the concept operation & management of Export processing zone organized by the SHANNON free trade in the Republic of inland 1st-30,October 19921992-10-011992-10-30
Executive management seminar for Directors in Cross River State conducted by Prince Water House coopers 7th-12th, March 2002sharpening of Directors skills for productive service.2002-03-072002-03-12
IPPA and ARCSD International seminar, University of Calabar, Calabar (8th - 9th November, 2016)2016-11-082016-11-09