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ENGR. VINCENT I. MADUKA, OFR

ENGR. VINCENT I. MADUKA, OFR

 

Engr. Vincent Maduka born on 5th October 1935. He attended King’s College, Lagos before proceeding to the University of Leeds (England), where he graduated with B.Sc. (Hons.) in Electrical Engineering in 1959. He later went up to Ireland (UCD), obtained the M.Eng.Sc. Degree in Applied Acoustics in 1969. He worked briefly at the Irish broadcasting organization, RTE, Dublin, before returning again to Nigeria
 
Engr. Maduka spent two years at Marconi Company (UK), before joining the Western Nigeria Broadcasting Corporation (WNTV-WNBS) as a broadcast engineer in Ibadan, Nigeria in 1961. He was promoted Chief Engineer, WNTV-WNBS in 1969 with overall technical responsibility (MW, SW, TV and SHF and production facilities) and appointed General Manager and Chief Executive in 1973. In 1977, Engr. Maduka was appointed the pioneer Director-General of the Nigerian Television Authority, (NTA): over 7,000 employees, 21 production centres and 40 transmitting stations. He was assigned as Technical Adviser to the Ministry of Communications in 1983, was returned to NTA after one year, and retired voluntarily in 1986 to set up the firm, Macrocon Systems Ltd. the firm offers services in Broadcasting, Telecommunications and Management.
 
He has written and presented numerous papers on platforms of Broadcasting, Management, Telecommunications and Engineering, covering subjects like Public Services and Business Management, Long-range Planning, Culture on Management, Development Support Communication, De-regulation, etc in Nigeria and Abroad.
 
Engr. Maduka has held Corporate and similar directorship in both the Public and Private Sectors, including the Chairmanship of the Bendel Broadcasting Service, Lawson Thomas & Colleagues Limited(Advertising), NITEL (the national telecommunications carrier), Magnum Trust Bank and Radix Capital Partners Limited.
 
A Registered Engineer (COREN), he is a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and a former President of that Society. He is a Foundation Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering (FAEng) and was elected President of that Academy from 2004 to 2006. In February 2008, he was appointed Senior Fellow in the School of Media and Communication of the Pan Africa University.
 
In 2003, he was awarded the Nigerian national honour of the Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).


SPECIALIZATIONS
  • Applied Acoustics and Management