William Nwankwo Alo, a special breed administrator; FCIA

Administration is a process of systematically arranging and co-coordinating the human and material resources available to an organization for the main purpose of achieving stipulated goals of that organization. There are many other definitions of the word administration but the above definition captures most of the essential words in other definitions of administration.
An administrator is someone who carry’s administrative duties at whichever administrative cadre he/she finds him/herself. The following are examples of administrators; Managing director, President, Governor, Manager, Supervisor, Foreman etc, These people are involved in administrative duties courtesy of their positions.
Among other things an administrator must be knowledgeable about the following basic functions; planning, organizing, directing and controlling. At high echelon of administration, the person for such position needs to get necessary training from an administration institution. There are a couple of them in Nigeria such as ASCON, Chartered Institution of Administration (CIA) etc. William Nwankwo also fits into the description above. His administrative traits were inborn which he later upgraded through formal education. He started his administrative duties in his native town of Ekwetekwe Umuezeoka in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State where he functioned as a general monitor of Community Primary School, Ekwetekwe between 1975 and 1976. He was also a senior sanitarian at St. Hidans Secondary School, Umuezeoka between 1981 and 1982. As he grew in age and education he started holding higher administrative duties. Between 2002 and 2003 he was the transitional chairman of Ezza West Local Government Area. From 2007 to 2013 he was the co-ordinator of permanent secretaries in Ebonyi State.
Currently he is the permanent secretary, Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy. Until his present posting he had served in several ministries as Permanent Secretary.
Before assuming higher administrative responsibilities, he first went for requisite academic qualifications. After his bachelor of Arts (Hons) in 1989, he went for PGD in public administration in 1994. He also has MSc in 2012 before he went for his doctorate degree. To function as a seasoned administrator he attended ASCON. He is also a fellow of Chartered initiate of Administration. He is equally a member of Institute of Co-operate Administration.From the number of years he has put in the administrative duties of the Country, starting from his State, Ebonyi he deserves more challenging duties that will impact on the lives of Nigerians. He could be elevated with an ambassadorial posting because he has the wherewithal to represent the country at any level. William Nwankwo Alo, from all standard is a special breed administrator having started his administrative duties early in life.


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