I am the founder and current President of Ejagham Tradition Centre fondly called EjT. After being challenged by my son, it beat my imagination that Ejagham rich heritage did not have the appropriate visibility in the community of cultures. Recognising that there are many parents out there in similar situation, it became clear that a structured action was necessary to address the situation, hence EjT was born.

I am a professional Marine Engineer with several years of experience and still an active member of the global energy community of practice.  I joined the Shipping and Maritime industry as an Engineer Cadet and served across the value chain of the industry from operating foreign going vessels, procurement of vessels, design and construction of vessels, management of fleet of vessels to providing shipping and maritime assurance to industry trading and supply operatives. In each of these services I demonstrated, and still do, a passion for safe operations and a learners’ mind-set for continuous improvement and growth.

I hold a Master of Science degree in Cryogenic Systems Management from the Middlesex University in London. I am a Chartered Engineer (CEng), a Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng), a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering Science and Technology (FIMarEST) and also a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (FRINA).

I believe that in all that we do, we should be “professional in our execution”, a belief underpinned by integrity and respect for one another and the law and attention to details.

I am a family man, Mgbe initiate, respectful, team player, always hopeful, caring, football loving, devout Christian, Njagham and much more. I am passionate about Ejagham Tradition, I love listening to music especially traditional music and always sees opportunities in challenges.

As current President of EjT, I am focused on rallying Ejagham people and friends of Ejagham to achieving the mission, vision and objectives of EjT and help transmit a health Ejagham heritage to future generations. These I hope to do in partnership with Ejagham tradition Stakeholders.


Vice President, Ejagham Qua - (VP-EQ)

Dr. Nsagha Osaji is a proud member of EjT Leadership Team. She is a Recreation & Sport Tourism specialist, Lecturer at the University of Calabar, Faculty of Education with seventeen (17) years of education management experience. 

Nsagha is an active member of the National Association of Women in Sports (NAWIS), National Association of Athletic Technical Officials (NAATO), National Association of Physical and Health Education Recreation Sports and Dance. (NAPHER-SD), Rotary International and currently the President, Rotary Club of Calabar—University of Calabar (UNICAL).

Nsagha is a member of the Qua Ejagham Festival Commission and belongs to Eweng Asi age grade, Big Qua Clan Calabar Municipality, where she serves as the Secretary.

She is a hard-working professional, goal driven, highly skilled, result focused and a committed team player. Dr. Osaji is highly motivated by the mission of EjT and committed to ensuring that a healthy Ejagham heritage is transmitted to future generations.

Nsagha pays strict attention to family and is passionate about her tradition, culture and values. Her hobbies include but are not limited to travelling, listening to music and very adventurous.


Vice President, Ejagham Akamkpa - (VP-EA)

Valentine Etta Ntui Ph.D. was born on Saturday 14th February at Nsan ‘Okim-Isughe’ in Akamkpa Local Government Area of Cross River State, so many years ago to Ntufam Joseph Etta Ntui Iserom Aki and late Mrs. Felicia Joseph Etta Ntui of Akamkpa urban. He attended Government Primary School Nsan obtaining his First School Leaving Certificate in 1983, in 1991, he emerged one of the best graduating students in the Senior Secondary School Examination in the state with distinction. He immediately enrolled for the Advanced Level (IJMB) Programme at the College of Education, Akamkpa where he passed all his papers and proceeded to the University of Calabar and bagged a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy in 1998. 

On graduation he participated in the mandatory National Youth Service Corps in Ekiti State from 1999 to 2000. In 2001 he enrolled for the Master’s Degree in Philosophy in the University of Calabar and later veered into Education disciplines earning a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in 2004. In 2005 he was admitted in the department of Teacher Education of the prestigious University of Ibadan where he bagged a Master’s Degree (M.Ed) and a Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) in Philosophy of Education in 2008 and 2014 respectively.

Valentine started his teaching career while in Ekiti State during his National Service. He returned to teaching after the National Youth Service after he secured employment with the Cross River State College of Education Akamkpa in 2000 where he is still teaching. He has taught at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the University of Ibadan, and currently teaching in the Cross River University of Technology as an adjunct lecturer.

Dr. NTUI is widely travelled and has attended and presented scholarly papers locally and internationally. He is a member of several professional societies within and outside Nigeria. Some of them are Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia (PESA) International Mentoring Association (IMA) Philosophy of Education Association of Nigeria (PEAN) and so on. He is a professionally Registered Teacher of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. 

In his teaching career, he has served in several academic and administrative capacities up to this day. He is a consummate higher education teacher with several publications in his kitty. He enjoys new challenges that breeds intellectualism and believes in continual self-improvement, community spirit and aversed to injustice.


Vice President, Ejagham Etung - (VP-EE)

Nta Victor Ojong Etta Studied Electrical/Electronics, Instrumentation & Control, Computer Forensics & IT Security and Management Information Systems.

Nta Victor Etta started his education at Metallurgical Institute, Onitsha and University of Port Harcourt. He later progressed his studies at the London Metropolitan University, Holloway, London. He currently pursues a PHD at Girne American University in Cyprus.

Nta Victor Etta has acquired a wealth of work experience from working with Deliote & Touche/DNCR, Leadmann Technologies Ltd, Cross River University of Tech, College of Education, Akamkpa and currently Director of Information Communications Technology (ICT) and Teacher at Cross River State College of Education, Akamkpa. Nta Victor Etta is a Researcher in IT Security.

Nta Victor Etta believes that EjT would ensure a future where Ejagham traditional practices and expressions are easily accessible and enjoyed globally. He is very enthusiastic about the mission of EjT and prepared to support the EjT Leadership Team to ensure that this mission is accomplished. 


Vice President, Ejagham Bakor - (VP-EB)


Vice President, Ejagham Cameroon - (VP-EC)

Sessekou (Iyamba) Dr. Agbornduku Eret is an accomplished Educationist and College Administrator with more than thirty years of experience in the Education sector. Apart from routine employment work, Ntufam Agbornduku Eret researches in diverse fields and Ejagham Tradition in particular.

Ntufam Agbornduku is from Inokun village in Ejagham Cameroon and lives, works and writes from Kumba.

Ntufam Agbornduku Eret is also a writer with a good collection of poetry in the Ejagham language as well as translations into the English language. His interest in politics took him to the Cameroon parliament. He is currently the President of Manyu Elements Cultural Development Association (MECDA), an organisation that brings all the peoples of Manyu Division in Kumba together.

Ntufam Agbornduku is a libator of the Ngbe Stool of Bakem-Inokun as the Sessekou i.e. Iyamba. “Service to Ejagham is service to self”, this is why Ntufam Agbornduku has volunteered his service to EjT.


Secretary & External Relations Executive - (SERE)

Mr. Ekup-Nse, Daniel Clement is a passionate Ejagham man. He is a trained Historian and Educator. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education and History. He is a researcher, thinker, writer, and public speaker. He graduated top of his class yet Ekup-Nse remains adamant that certification, nay qualification whatsoever, is of no value without its bearer’s practical manifestation of necessary skills and positive values to advance humanity. He lives every moment of his life with a growth mindset, and to bring out the best in people stokes his passion for Education.

Ekup-Nse is the co-founder of The Erudites; Host and Speaker, Naked Talks (; Debut Foot soldier, Nigerian Diaspora Movement/We Are One Foundation (NDM/WAO). Writer and Presenter, NDM/WAO first ever Nigeria’s Independence Day Message, 2019: “Ejagham Beyond Snails” ( His research interest is on African Studies, Philosophy of History, Education History, and Technology Integration in Pedagogy. Ekup-Nse can be reached via: +2347065680607;


General Counsel - (GC)

Barr. Francis Ntui Anom-Ogbejok is a practicing lawyer and principal partner of Ogbejok chambers law firm with its practice base in Calabar, Cross River state, Nigeria.

Barr. Francis Anom is a unique Ejagham person with ancestry from three Ejagham Geo-Political areas, Southern Etung, Ejagham East and Ejagham West. He is a firm believer in the Ejagham culture, custom, and tradition. 

Barr. Anom is a member of the Ekan Arirem age grade of Ejagham Akamkpa. He is also a member of the Mbarakom highest traditional ruling body the Ntufam Council otherwise called Eyum Onun. He also holds the office of the Chief Scribe of this exalted body. 

Nta Francis Anom is an ambassador of the Ejagham tradition hence a member of the Mgbe institution. He is committed to providing the necessary services, through EjT, for the promotion, safeguard and preservation of Ejagham tradition.


Contracts & Procurement Executive - (CPE)

Benedict Solo-Ntui is committed to the preservation of the Ejagham Heritage. He is well experienced in the Art of Printing and Publishing with over 17 years working experience in the Media Sector. He studied Communication Technology in the University, with a Diploma in Computer Maintenance and Repairs. He also holds a Diploma in Computer Graphics and Software Engineering. 

He is an inspirational speaker. He organises seminars for Senior Secondary School Students in his Community, motivating them towards career success. He partners with Save Initiative for the Girl Child, a Non-Governmental Organisation for the Education and protection of the Girl Child.

His research interest is on African Culture, Philosophy of Human Anthropology. Ben Ntui can be reached via +2348069193423;


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