Board Member

A professional/career Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). Eze Prof I. F. Okunamiri graduated from the Polytechnic of South Bank, London S.E.I. with a Bachelor of Science degree in Occupational Hygiene. He also holds a PhD in International Safety Management and Engineering Administration (HC) of the Pacific Western University, USA. Professor in Safety Management & Engineering (HC) (Green Hills University, Denmark) RSH Diploma in Public Health, School of Hygiene, Aba.

He holds the following certificates:

  • Certificate in Management of Industrial Hazards & Losses
  • Certificate in Management of Health Risks
  • Industrial Training Fund Certificate in Train the Trainers
  • Certificate in Risk Management and Insurance
  • CMD Certificate in Management Trainers Development
  • CMD Certificate in Industrial Safety Management
  • Certificate in Industrial Hygiene and Safety (FMH)

He was a Public Health Inspector with the then Eastern Nigeria Ministry of Health

He worked as a Federal Inspector of Factories in the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity and retired in 1982 after 15 years of hard work with the Governments

Finally he retired as a Corporate Safety Manager from Guinness Nigeria Plc in November 2002, after putting in another twenty years working for Guinness.

An astitute and pioneer member of the Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP) now Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria (ISPON). He served as the Secretary General of this Institute for nine (9) years, and National Publicity Secretary for three (3) years.

He later became the President, Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP), and served the Institute in that capacity for another six years. Thereafter he was appointed the first Registrar -Nigerian Institute of Safety Professionals (NISP)

He is the former President National Industrial Safety Council of Nigeria (NISCN), a tripartite body set up by the Federal Government, and comprising the Governments (represented by Director of Factories, Federal Ministry of Labour & Productivity and States government representatives), Employers (represented by the Nigerian Employers Consultative Association, (NECA) and Workers (represented by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC)/Trade Union Congress (TUC), and whose objective is to prevent industrial accidents and hazards and promote occupational health and welfare in industrial establishments.

He participated in many International and National Safety Seminars, Workshops and Conferences He has written and presented papers on Safety Management, Accident Costs, Principles of Accident Prevention, Permit to work system, Logistics HSE, Emergency management, Confined Space Entry, etc. for Organizations, institutions, etc.

Professional bodies Eze Prof Okunamiri belongs to include:

  • Fellow and Life Member, Institute of Safety Professionals of Nigeria
  • Member, Royal Society of Health (London)
  • Member British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS), London.
  • Associate Member Nigerian Association for Training and Development
  • Professional Member American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE)
  • OHSMS Auditor/Lead Auditor and a member of the International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA)
  • OH & S Consultant - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

Eze Prof Okunamiri is a member of the Boy Scouts Association and a Woodbadge holder of this Association. He had also served as:

  1. Borno State Headquarters Scout Commissioner.
  2. President Management Staff Association of Guinness Nigeria Plc
  3. Chairman Obowu Social Club of Nigeria, Lagos
  4. President Obowu Development Association, Lagos.
  5. Crowned Eze Ndigbo, IFO LGA, Ogun State, Nigeria.