The InyangEffiong Interview

Engineer Inyang Effiong took early retirement from Shell and he is into a number of crazy things these days! I am not exaggerating! If a man will ride a bicycle from Lagos to Port Harcourt or ride a motorbike across the Sahara and cross to Europe, I think not many people will blame me for calling him crazy. Effiong himself pleads guilty to the charge!
I knew him as a younger man when he was still in school studying to become an engineer late in the 1980’s. At that time he, with a group of equally crazy fellow students from Science, Engineering, Medicine, etc., taught themselves programming and, despite their declared majors in those days, they would scare any serious computer major. It is no wonder that today, Effiong and his co travellers have reached commanding heights in Software and services in the country.
I was surprised that in his two visits to my place here in Omu Aran, Inyang has morphed into a reporter and journalist! Here are the two interviews we did together for the InyangEffiong Show. Enjoy!
Part One
Part Two

6 comments on “The InyangEffiong Interview

  1. Ajuwa Ifeanyi Wemba(13BE002727) says:

    Great Piece!

  2. Olubodun Fakinlede says:

    I knew without being told that this gentleman must be an insider in computer engineering.

  3. USIFOH Benedict(13BE002730) says:

    Thank God for bringing Prof to our school

  4. Toyin Olugbemi says:

    Such a nice and educative piece there! I was inspired.

  5. Obasogie Amen says:

    I saw both videos and the most inspiring part is the clarity of your goal to create Engineers who make stuff and not just talk stuff.
    You mildly mentioned the social challenges that could inhibit a potential Nigerian Engineer who chooses this approach.
    One of these challenges I believe is the disconnect between age groups in Nigeria and our approach to learning shows this clearly. You being a rare breed of your generation who clearly transcends these planes have seen that knowledge can be transferred much easier if we open our minds to other mediums using technology as an “enabler”.
    I believe there is much to learn from our “fathers” so I honestly wish more of them will come to this realization.
    Thank you so much sir.
    You remain a great inspiration.

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