Dr. Nentawe G. YilwatdaDr. Nentawe G. Yilwatda Photo Credit: drnentawe.org

Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda: A Visionary Leader in Digital Systems, Energy Engineering, and Community Development

By: Peter Ritdung Wakkias

In the realm of digital systems and energy engineering, few individuals stand out as prominently as Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda. With a career spanning over 29 years, Dr. Yilwatda has left an indelible mark as an expert, educator, and community developer.

Born on August 8, 1968, in Dungung, Kanke LG, to the family of the Late Rev and Mrs Toma Yilwatda, Dr. Yilwatda’s journey has been one of dedication, innovation, and impactful contributions.

Educational Journey and Expertise

Dr. Yilwatda’s educational journey began with distinction, culminating in a First Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, in 1992.

His pursuit of knowledge continued as he earned a Master of Engineering and a PhD, specializing in Digital Systems Engineering, from ATBU Bauchi and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, respectively.

His thirst for expertise led him to the United Nations University International Institute for Software Tech., Macau, China, where he received training on Building Electronic Governance Structure.

Professional Achievements

Dr. Yilwatda’s professional journey is a tapestry of diverse experiences. He served as an Assistant Lecturer at the Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkinladi, before joining the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi, in 1996.

Over 25 years within the university system saw him excel as a teacher, researcher, and project implementer, notably as the pioneer Director of Information and Communication Technology.

His contributions extended beyond academia. Dr. Yilwatda played a pivotal role in ICT reforms, enhancing government transparency and institutional strength.

He served as a consultant for international development partners, including the World Bank and UNICEF, where his work in alternative energy sources for health facilities highlighted infrastructure challenges in certain geographical zones.

National and International Engagements

Dr. Yilwatda’s impact extends to the international stage, where he participated in delegations to the USA and Canada, negotiating technology transfer opportunities for Nigeria.

His involvement in the Cuban Government/ECN program for energy efficiency showcased his commitment to sustainable development.

Electoral Commission Role

In 2017, Dr. Yilwatda’s commitment to national service took a new dimension when he was appointed as a Commissioner with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

He became the Resident Electoral Commissioner in Benue State, championing IDP voting rights, fostering peace, and working towards a more inclusive electoral process.

Community Development and Philanthropy

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Dr. Yilwatda is deeply committed to community development. He has provided scholarships, paid JAMB fees, and supported the academic pursuits of over 200 kids annually.

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His initiatives include training youths in animal husbandry, distributing laptops to indigent students, and co-founding the Bikatki cooperative to uplift rural farmers.

Recognition and Affiliations

Dr. Yilwatda’s contributions have not gone unnoticed. As a registered Engineer with COREN, a member of esteemed organizations like IEEE and NSE, and recipient of numerous awards, his influence in the field of ICT and electronic engineering is well-acknowledged.

Personal Life

A devout Christian and family man, Dr. Yilwatda is married to Dr. Mrs. Martina Yilwatda, and their union is blessed with a son.

In conclusion, Dr. Nentawe Goshwe Yilwatda’s journey is a testament to the transformative power of expertise, dedication, and a commitment to community development. As he continues to make strides in various spheres, his legacy as a visionary leader is firmly established.

By dworldgist.com

Peter Ritdung Wakkias is a Nigerian blogger and programmer, known for being the CEO of www.dworldgist.com and www.gospelrespec.com. He holds a Higher National Diploma in Computer Science from Isa Mustapha Agwai 1 Polytechnic Lafia. Based in Lafia, Nasarawa State.

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