Portrait of Engr. Musa Wada, the PDP Candidate in the November governorship election


Engr. Musa Wada, as he is popularly known and called, is an indigene of Odu-ogboyaga, in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State. Born into the family of Wada Ejiga, his mother, Awawo, hails from Idah.


He attended LGEA Primary School, Okura-Olafia and Government Secondary School, Dekina before proceeding to the School of Basic Studies at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

He obtained a B.Sc degree in Building from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and masters degree M.Sc in Transport from Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye (now Olabisi Onabanjo University). He has a Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, and a doctorate degree (PhD) in Environmental Science from the University of Calabar, Nigeria.

A Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Shipping, Engr. Musa Wada is a Member of several professional bodies. They include the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Institute of Building, amongst others. He is an Officer of Igala Kingdom (OIK).


Engr. Musa Wada has been an Engineer all through his life. He has been with the Engineering Division of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) and rose to become the Chief Port Engineer, Tin-Can Island Port between 2004 and 2007, where he was in charge of the general monitoring, overseeing and maintenance of the Tin-Can Island Port facilities and equipments. His overwhelming performance, show of trust and display of true patriotism while in Tin-Can Island Port Complex lead to the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) management board entrusting him with the responsibility of overseeing the Capital Project of NPA Headquarters with his appointment as a Principal Manager, Capital Project of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) Headquarters in Lagos.

Engr. Musa Wada is one of those men who have the tenacity to always do better than their last achievement. This is a very remarkable trait because when one is complacent, true success cannot be achieved. He has the uncommon wisdom to continue growing in the face of challenges and changing circumstances and each victory created the zeal and hunger for further successes.

When the news of his appointment as Port Manager, Calabar Port Complex broke out in January 2013, it did not come to many as a surprise, particularly those in the maritime sector of the Nigerian economy, because providence has its way of rewarding hardwork and doggedness in service which Engr. Musa Wada has severally exhibited all these years in the service of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), show of true patriotism and commitment to the development of the Nigerian state. Between January 2013 and April 2015, Engr. Musa Wada was saddled with the responsibility of overseeing the day to day running of the Calabar Port Complex, ensuring good, proper and timely policies formulation and implementation for effective service delivery to the maritime sector players. This lead to a positive turnaround at the Port Complex within his short period as Port Manager.

With his great achievement and record in Calabar Port Complex, the decision of the NPA Management Board to post him to Onne Port Complex, Portharcourt in April 2015 was an easy one. He was to replicate his administrative and managerial skills while in Calabar Port Complex as Port Manager in Onne Port Complex, before a higher duty call in September, 2015.

This is coming just five month into his appointment as Port Manager, Onne Port Complex. His next duty call was his appointment as the Managing Director, Seaview Properties Limited by the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) management board. Seaview Properties Limited is a subsidiary of NPA.

These appointments/promotions, and his current appointment as the Managing Director, Seaview Properties Limited, no doubt, are an eloquent testimony to his unflinching hard-work and vivid affirmation to his verifiable commitment to the growth and development of Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA), the maritime sector of the Nigerian economy and the Nigeria state in general.

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