Mr. William Nwankwo Alo

Mr. William Nwankwo Alo is a native of Ekwetekwe-Umuezeoka in Ezza North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State. Mr. Alo was born on the 15th day of April, 1965. He attended Community Primary School, Ekwetekwe in Ezza North Local Government Area, Ebonyi State.  He passed out from the school in 1976 with First School Living Certificate (FSLC).

          In 1977 he proceeded to St. Aidan’s Secondary School, Umuezeoka also in Ezza North Local Government Area.  He obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in June, 1982.

          The quest for higher education took him to the then Anambra State College of Education Awka for a degree programme.  He later transferred to University of Nigeria, Nsuka where he obtained BA Hons. Government/Education in 1989.  In 1990 he did the mandatory National Youth Service Corps Scheme.  He was posted to Lagelu/Egbeda Local Government Area in Oyo State.  He completed his National Youth Service Corps Programme in 1991.

          In December, 1992 William Alo was employed as an Admin Officer in Enugu State.  Following the creation of Ebonyi State on October 1, 1996, Alo alongside with other Civil Servants were moved to the newly created Ebonyi State.

          In his service to Ebonyi State (as a civil servant), he served in various ministries, until he rose to the rank of Chief Administrative Officer.  He was later appointed a Permanent Secretary in December, 2007.  As a Permanent Secretary in Ebonyi State, he served in the office of the Head of Service Ebonyi State, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Mineral Development, Ministry of Lands, Survey and Housing, and Ministry of Education.

          In 2013, William transferred his service from the Ebonyi State Government to the Federal Government of Nigeria.  He transferred as a Director GL 17 and was posted to the Federal Ministry of Interior.

          In November 2015, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Muhammadu Buhari appointed him a Federal Permanent Secretary.  He has served as a Permanent Secretary – Economic Affairs office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs, Permanent Secretary Special Duties Office, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and presently, Federal Ministry of Labour and Employment.


Academic Qualifications with Dates

1. First School Living Certificate = 1976
2. West African School Certificate = 1982
3. Bachelor of Arts Hons. = 1989
4. Post Graduate Diploma (Public Relations) = 1994
5. ASCON Certificate = 1993
6. Master of Science (M.Sc.) = 2012
7. Ph.D. (Peace & Conflict Resolution) = In view (2016 – date)

Professional Bodies

1. Member, Institute of Corporate Administration    
2. Fellow Chartered Institute of Administration    

Positions Held

  1. General Monitor, Community Primary School, Ekwetekwe = 1975 – 1976
  2. Senior Sanitarian, St. Hidans Secondary School

Umuezeoka                                                                      = 1981- 1982

  1. Commissioner for Welfare (Students Union,

Government) College of Education, Awka                          = 1986

  1. Chairman Ezza West Local Government Area

          (Transitional)                                                            = 2002 – 2003

  1. Co-ordinator of Permanent Secretaries, Ebonyi State = 2007 – 2013
  2. Permanent Secretary (State/Federal)     = 2007 to date

Marital Status

Married to Dr. Mrs. Uzoma Rita Alo

Marriage blessed with five (5) children


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