ENGR. NEBOLISA O. EMODI
RETIRED PERMANENT SECRETARY
Engr. Nebolisa Olisaeloka Emodi, born on August 25, 1961, is a 1983 Bachelor Engineering (Civil) graduate from University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He started his public service at the Ministry of Defence, December, 1984 and had a distinguished and fulfilling career with verifiable legacies as an Engineer, Mentor, Reformer, Administrator and prominent advocate for leveraging on technology to enhance operations and provide public services. He has the undisputed record of passionately participating in developing major infrastructural projects across all sectors.
He was Permanent Secretary State House, August, 2014 to November, 2015 effectively functioned as the Chief of Staff to Mr. President, June to August, 2015, managing the seamless transition of out-going-and-incoming Administrations.
He was Permanent Secretary Federal Ministry of Transport, August, 2011 to August, 2014, successfully restructured the Ministry, created the Engineering and Maritime Safety and Security Departments to enhance service delivery and was key in driving on-going Reforms in the Transport Sector, reviewed and drafted new Bills for the Railway, Ports and Inland Waterways. He oversighted the introduction of Standard Operating Procedures/Port Services Support Portal to enhance efficiency in 2012 that has been adopted by the Federal Government in 2020. He managed/oversighted the implementation of part of the 25-year Railway Master-plan and some Maritime projects.
He worked in the Bureau of Public Procurement, March, 2005 to August, 2011, became Director in 2009 and participated in operationalizing the public procurement law, reviewed major national projects and achieved massive reductions in costs.
He also worked in the Highways Department, Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, November, 1987 to March, 2005, became Assistant Director in 2002, computerized Departmental Record and was involved in planning, managing the construction/rehabilitation of major highway projects including: Kaduna-Kano, Ibadan-Ife, Kaduna-Abuja, Benin-Asaba, Otta-Abeokuta and Abuja-Keffi dual carriageways.
He is a 2004 Fellow, Nigeria Society of Engineers: 1989 Registered Engineer, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria and 2014 Professional Development Certificate, Wharton University Philadelphia, USA. He attended several leadership and professional trainings locally and abroad including Harvard Business School, Massachusetts and Yale University, USA and has many awards.
Nebolisa Emodi is presently Managing Partner, Ideas and Visions Consultancy Limited, Abuja offering Advisory and Supervision Services on Infrastructure, Research and Development and Procurement Reforms and Operations. He has written several Technical Papers on Engineering Management, Transport and Procurement. He hails from Onitsha, Anambra State, titled Ononenyi and is happily married to Linda Chichi Emodi and blessed with five children.
Engr Nebolisa Emodi was appointed as a Member of the National Judicial Council in 2021