Sir Victor Etim Antai
Sir Victor Etim Antai: A Visionary Administrator and Servant Leader Transforming Communities with Excellence
Sir Victor Etim Antai, the Executive Director of Projects, is a distinguished Methodist who has been honoured with the prestigious title of KJW. He symbolizes administrative mastery and dynamic leadership, inspiring those around him. He was born on May 19, 1965, at Methodist Hospital in Ituk Mbang, Akwa Ibom State. Sir Antai's inspiring journey is defined by his unwavering dedication to service and his profound commitment to creating transformative change within communities.
A devoted family man, Sir Antai finds fulfillment as a loving husband to Mrs. Edu Victor Antai and a proud father to their children. His passion for serving his community is matched only by his devotion to his family.
With a remarkable educational background, Sir Antai's thirst for knowledge led him to pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Geography from the esteemed University of Port-Harcourt. His visionary mindset and desire for further growth propelled him to obtain a Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Logistics and Transportation Management. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the same field at the University of Port Harcourt.
Sir Antai's professional path radiates with innovative leadership, beginning as the Chief Operating Officer at Maintenance Culture Limited. His entrepreneurial spirit and visionary mindset led him to found Men at Work LTD, where he served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). His exceptional leadership qualities were evident during his tenure as the Chairman of the Mbo Council Area from 2008 to 2011 in Akwa Ibom State, where he redefined governance and achieved an unprecedented re-election for a second term from 2012 to 2015.
In 2015, Sir Antai's journey took on a greater purpose when he accepted the role of Commissioner in the Akwa Ibom State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs. He demonstrated his transformative touch and transitioned to the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, where he spearheaded initiatives that revitalized the state's cultural heritage and tourism sector. Under his visionary leadership, Akwa Ibom experienced remarkable transformations and gained national prominence through groundbreaking events showcasing the state's rich cultural tapestry.
Sir Antai's commitment to community development matches his pleasant nature and dedication to student welfare. His Active involvement in sports and his former leadership role as Director of Welfare/Transport in the Student Union Government of the University of Port Harcourt underscore his holistic approach to leadership and his genuine care for the well-being of others.
Honored with the Knight of John Wesley (KJW) by the Methodist Church Nigeria and recognized as the head of the most improved ministry by the Governor of Akwa Ibom State in 2017, Sir Antai's exceptional contributions have received well-deserved accolades. His legacy of excellence is further cemented by the Ibom Pride Award of Excellence and his recognition as the Best Performing Local Government Chairman by the House of Representatives Committee on Local Government.
Beyond his administrative prowess, Sir Victor Etim Antai is a true humanitarian, dedicating his time and efforts to community development. His unwavering commitment to societal growth has earned him several chieftaincy titles, testifying to his transformative impact on the lives of the people he serves.
Sir Victor Etim Antai is not merely an administrator but a visionary leader guided by a deep sense of purpose. His exceptional achievements, dedication to service, and holistic approach to community development have solidified his reputation as a figure of influence and inspiration in Akwa Ibom State. Through his remarkable journey and outstanding leadership, Sir Antai exemplifies excellence in transforming communities and leaving an indelible mark on society, all while cherishing the loving support of his wife and children.