Brief Profile of Newly Appointed Ankpa LG Administrator, Hon. John Aduga

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Hon. John Aduga, an oil mogul from the royal family of Aduga Onu in Akwu village, suburb 2, Ankpa Local Government was born in Akwu village on 01 October, 1980.

He began his primary education at LGEA primary school Akwu, Ankpa between 1986 to 1992. Hon. Aduga proceeded to community secondary school, Ankpa where he obtained his Senior Secondary Certificate. Consequently, upon his penchant for knowledge, Aduga proceeded to the prestigious Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa where he obtained Ordinary National Diploma(OND) in Crime management.

In 2012, Aduga enrolled for National Diploma at Nasarawa State Polytechnic and obtained ND in marketing with upper credit. He started his Higher National Diploma (HND) in marketing and graduated with upper division from Federal Polytechnic, Nasarawa, 2016.

Professional Background

He started his career as a manager in 2001 at TAMARA guest house, Abuja where he performed excellently. In 2012, he was employed as shift manager at Total filling Station, Abuja. In that same year, due to his crime management cognate experience, he became a security consultant to SANTANA security ltd and worked for over two years before he returned to Total Filling station as cashier and later grew to become manager. Until his appointment, Aduga was the managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Destinemma Oil and Gas Nigeria LTD, Abuja.

Hon. John Aduga is the president and founder of ADUGA FOUNDATION and ADUGA NETWORK, a non-governmental humanitarian organization that is out to provide succor to less privilege people. The foundation has trained and sponsored thousands of Ankpa students, both in the secondary and tertiary institutions.

Political Activities

Hon. Aduga is very enthusiastic, committed and supportive team player. He has been a member of APP, ANPP, CPC and now APC; he held several positions posts where he displayed highest level of political professionalism, dedication and selflessness in all the positions.

Aduga was the reason for the landslide victory recorded by President Muhammad Buhari in Ogodo, Akwu, Ankpa Subub 1 and Surbub 2 of Ankpa where he served as the grassroots mobilizer.

Aduga also repeated same in the main election and supervised the gubernatorial elections in Kogi State with all humility and he used his position to canvas votes from various associations, religious groups, women, youths and traditional rulers. Through brainstorming, strategies and synergy, Kogi was delivered for APC and the then incumbent PDP Governor was defeated.

In 2018, Aduga influenced the defection of over 230 from PDP, ADC, APDA and Labour party members to the ruling APC in his polling unit.

As a man who love peace, he decided to relinquish his ambition to represent the good people of Ankpa 1 State constituency for the incumbent Hon. Ahmed Ahmed.

Philanthropic Achievements With Personal Sweat

With all sense of humility, Aduga by the Grace of God, has assisted numerous sons and daughters to secure jobs in many offices and establishments in Nigeria. He is has been the source of hope and  committed to the plight of the less privileged, poor, destitute, orphans and windows.

Aduga has executed the following projects for his people in Ankpa:
– Renovation of Akwu LGEA Primary School, Ankpa, Kogi State.
– Provision of standard student desk and chairs for Akwu Primary School, Ankpa.
– Construction of Atuma Primary School, Ankpa.
– Renovation of Akwu Secondary School classroom blocks, Ankpa.
– Provision of chairs/lockers for Akwu Secondary School, Ankpa.
– Construction of a market square for Ogodo Village Ankpa.
– Formation of Akwu Mutual Health Association (AMHA) and registration with NHIS.
– Construction of market square for Akwu Community, Ankpa.
– Construction of standard borehole for Ankwu Clinic, Ankpa.
– Construction of solar powered security light for Ankpa Divisional Police Station.
– Face lift of Ankpa Divisional Police Station.
– Construction of a borehole for Ankpa Divisional Police Station.
– Construction of a security post/quarter guard stand for Ankpa Divisional Police Station, Kogi State.
– Renovation of Primary Health Care Clinic in Akwu.
– Provision of health equipment and drugs for Akwu Clinic, Ankpa.
– Provision of a Sienna Bus for Vigilante Group of Nigeria, Akwu/Ogodo axis.


  • Certified Customer Service Manager.
  • Certified Fire Safety Officer.
  • Certified Quality Control Officer.
  • Award of Excellence in Primary School Education Support, ISA Kogi State University.
  • Icon of Social Transformation Garkunwan Matasan Arewa, Arewa Youth Assembly.
  • Merit Award of Excellence in economic Development and Selfless Service, National Association of Ankpa Students, Kogi State University, Anyigba.
  • Best Leadership Quality as DS, Total Nig. Plc.
  • Managing an identified portfolio of clients.
  • Being the last reference for customers in dealing with a range needs. enquiries as well as product / services enquires.
  • Identifying suitable company  products/services and promoting these to meet the customers needs.
  • Performing Sales reviews  and recoveries in line with company policy.
  • Dealing with customer queries face to face and over the telephone and resolving issues quickly and efficiently.
  • Ensuring all appropriate policies and legal requirements are adhered to by operating within a framework of compliance, whilst adding value to customers and minimizing risk to the business.

    Personal Capabilities
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong influencing and team working skills, able to build and maintain trusting relationships with a range of both clients and colleagues.
  • Experience supporting an office environment.
  • Experience working with call-handling applications.
  • Strong numeric and analytical skills.
  • Strong prioritisation, time management and organisation skills.
  • Proven reliability in customer service and problem solving skills.
  • Proactive, self-motivated and able to take responsibility for own work under own initiative.
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to liaise confidently and professionally at all levels.
    Congratulations Ankpa people.

– Peter Ugbedeojo Nelson.

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