The Director General
Professor Cleopas Officer Angaye is a native of Okoloba in Bayelsa State, Nigeria. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Kansas State University (KSU) Manhattan, Kansas, USA. He is currently the Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), the Federal Government’s agency responsible for developing and co-ordinating Information Technology development in Nigeria.
Before joining NITDA, he has worked in various organizations among which are Winston-Salem State University where he served as a Visiting Professor & Consultant to Community Safety Centre; Project Leader & Senior Systems Analyst and Programmer, Vianet Technologies, Inc, Plano, Texas; Senior Research Scientist & Task Manager, Infinop Inc., Denton, Texas; and Head, Computer Services, National Directorate of Employment (NDE).
He has over 30 research publications in Information Technology especially in software development. Has over 32 years experience in software development and over 10 years industry experience in Information Technology in the United States of America before coming back to Nigeria to head NITDA.
Some of the popular software he has developed are in the area of Facial Recognition, WEB intercommunication infrastructure, 3D Grid Field compression using Empirical Orthogonal Function (EOF) and Cubic Spline Interpolation for application in weather forecasting, Lossy Binary Software for Imagery over 28.8 bit Communication and a Messaging Server Systems.
He is a member of many professional organizations, which include:
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics;
IEEE Computer Society;
Digital Equipment Users Society;
Fellow Nigerian Computer Society (NCS); and
Computer Professional of Nigeria (CPN).
Fellow African Business School
Professor Angaye is happily married with children. He is an action-oriented person with sense of mission to stimulate an enterprise to a higher performance level. He plays tennis and enjoys reading scientific novels, watches traditional wrestling and soccer.