PROFILE OF ENGR. FESTUS YUSUFU NARAI DAUDU
PERMANENT SECRETARY, SPECIAL DUTIES
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY TO THE GOVERNMENT OF THE FEDERATION
Engr. Festus Yusufu Narai Daudu is the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties in the Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Before his appointment as a Federal Permanent Secretary in the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria, he was the Director in charge of the Frequency Spectrum Management Department in the Federal Ministry of Communications. He was the Nigerian Focal Point and Councillor to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and African Telecommunication Union (ATU). He represented and led Nigeria delegations to various international fora that had to do with Frequency Spectrum and Satellite Orbital Resources matters, the outcomes, which sometimes were of treaty in nature. He led the African Group to two (2) World RadioCommunication Conferences and served as Chairman and Vice-Chairman at a number of African Preparatory Meetings for major World events. He was Vice Chairman for ITU Radiocommunication Bureau (ITU-R) Study Group 3 for two study circles from 2007 – 2015. He was Vice Chairman of the ITU 2007 World Radiocommunication Conference and became the Chairman of the ITU 2015 World Radiocommunication Conference being the first African in 150 years existence of the ITU to Chair such a unique technical Conference with delegates of over 3000 participating. The Conference was acclaimed to be the best WRC ever in the history of ITU. The outcome of the conference was of a treaty in nature.
Engr. Daudu joined the Federal Civil Service of Nigeria in year 2000 as Chief Engineer coming from the private sector where he had worked for over fifteen (15) years in three different organizations namely Plateau Bottling Company, Jos, Benue Cement Company Plc, Gboko and Jos International Breweries Plc Jos.
Engr. Daudu is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1985 with Second Class Upper Degree classification in Electrical Engineering.
He is a registered Engineer in Nigeria, a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA and Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.
Engr. Daudu was born on 2nd May 1961 in Karu, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State. He attended the ECWA Transferred Primary School, Karu in the now FCT and the Government Secondary School, Nasarawa where he passed out with Division one in the sciences. He had his A-Level education at the School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria from where he was admitted to read Electrical Engineering in 1981.
Engr. Festus Daudu is married with one wife and four (4) Children. Two (2) biological and Two (2) adopted. He likes design and innovative works and is into fish farming as a hobby.