The Federal government has appointed Dr Uchenna Chukwu as Director General and Chief Executive Officer of the National Board for Technology Incubation, NBTI.
Chukwu’s appointment was contained in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja by NBTI’s Head of Corporate Communications and Media, Reuben Shagu.
According to the statement, the appointment of Dr Chukwu takes effect from 1st May.
The statement reads, “Until her appointment as the Director General/ CEO, NBTI, Dr Patricia Uchenna Chukwu was the Director of the South East Zonal of the Board.
“The new Chief Executive Officer also served as the Pioneer Centre Manager for the Technology Incubation Centre Nnewi.
“She was also the pioneer Zonal Director, NBTI South East where she championed the establishment of many Institution based Technology Incubation Centres in tertiary Institutions across the Country .”
NAN reports that Dr Chukwu holds a PhD in Agriculture Extension from Ebonyi State University and an MSc and PGD in Technology Management from Enugu State University.
Chukwu, an expert in Technology Incubation Programmes, also holds a first degree in General Agriculture.
She is a member of many Professional associations and bodies, including the National Business Incubator Network of America.
Added to her academic portfolio are 40 research publications and 11 patents.