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Profile of Ag Director General, Engr Dr Ine E. Briggs, Ph.D., MNSE

Dr. Ine Briggs, holds a distinguished position as a certified engineer by the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) and a seasoned Project Management Professional (PMP) with an extensive track record spanning over 24 years. A luminary of the esteemed Faculty of Engineering at the University of Port Harcourt, Dr. Briggs furthered her academic pursuits with an M.Sc. in Project Management and M.Sc. in Facilities Management from the prestigious Engineering and Built Environment department at Edinburgh Napier University, UK. Her academic journey culminated in attaining a Ph.D. in Project Management from the European Global University, Paris.

In her current capacity as the Acting Director General of the Rivers State Bureau on Public Procurement, Dr. Briggs commands a wealth of expertise and knowledge. Her repertoire includes certifications in Contract and Commercial Management from the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management, specialized training as a certified bidding and cost estimator conferred by the American Society of Cost Estimators, and accreditation as a Certified ISO 19001 Quality Management System Auditor. Dr. Briggs' proficiency in these domains fortifies her leadership role and underscores her commitment to excellence in public procurement.

Dr Briggs’ experience spans both the private and public sector. Her professional journey commenced as an NYSC intern at Nigeria LNG Limited in 1999, subsequently transitioning to pivotal roles at Weltek Limited and Bell Oil and Gas Limited as a Project Engineer and Senior Project Analyst. Her transition to the public sector saw her ascend through various roles within Monitoring and Evaluation and Maintenance Management Departments, culminating in senior managerial positions.

With a multifaceted skill set encompassing Procurement Management, Construction Management, Facilities Maintenance & Asset Integrity Management, and Contract Commercial Management, Dr. Briggs excels in corporate strategy formulation, risk management, project planning, cost estimation, and vendor/supplier management. Her adeptness in the tendering process, scheduling, monitoring, evaluation, and project closure is a testament to her comprehensive understanding of project lifecycle management.

A prolific scholar, Dr. Briggs' contributions to international peer-reviewed journals and academic conferences underscore her commitment to advancing knowledge and best practices in her field. She is passionate about community development and charity. Her advocacy for continuous improvement resonates in both her professional and personal philanthropic endeavours, wherein she champions community development and charitable initiatives.

In addition to her professional accomplishments, Dr. Briggs finds fulfillment in her role as a dedicated wife and parent to three children. With her distinguished background in industry and academia, Dr. Ine Briggs epitomizes leadership excellence, bringing unparalleled expertise and dedication to the organizations she serves.


A team led by the Director General is responsible for the management of the Bureau. The members of the Management are responsible for the Departments of the Bureau. The Management Team is made up of:

Victor Lekie Gima
Victor Lekie GimaCOMPLIANCE
Konipirim Tom-George
Imaitor Ibiba Oghu
Imaitor Ibiba OghuFINANCE
Ayeowueke S. Opuiyo
Ayeowueke S. OpuiyoPUBLIC AFFAIRS
Rita Okoye
Tekena G. Okujagu
Tekena G. OkujaguQAQC
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