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A new substantive Registrar/CEO has been appointed for the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON). He is

Mr. Wilford Zungkat Jwalshik. He was until his new appointment an Assistant Director and Head of Research, Federal Capital Territory Water Board.

Born on 3rd September, 1968 in Bwonpe, Plateau State, Mr. Jwalshik is a product of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University (ATBU), Bauchi, from where he graduated with a B. Tech (Hons.) degree in Industrial Chemistry in 1991. He later obtained M. Sc in Analytical Chemistry from University of Abuja in 2002.    

He joined the services of Engineering Department, Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Abuja in February, 1993 as Scientific Officer II and was subsequently posted to Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Water Board. He rose through the ranks to attain the position of Assistant Director / Head, Research in 2013.

Mr. Wilford has served ICCON as well as the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) in various capacities. These include: Secretary and subsequently Chairman, Abuja Chapter of the CSN (2009-2013 and 2013-2017 respectively); Member, Local Organizing Committee (LOC), CSN - Federation of African Societies of Chemistry (FASC) International Conference held in Abuja (2015); Council Member of CSN 2013 – 2017; Chairman, LOC, 6th ICCON Continuing Professional Development Programme held in Abuja (2014); and Member, ICCON Governing Council (2017), among others.

He was awarded the Fellowships of the CSN in 2012 and ICCON in 2018.

A chemist with great passion for the Chemistry profession, Mr. Wilford was awarded American Chemical Society (ACS) Chemistry Ambassador in 2015 for promoting chemistry and chemists in the community.

He has served in various committees and has been assigned different responsibilities within the FCT Water Board. These include Member, Committee for the production of Operational Manual/Guidelines; Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee as well as resource person for in-house training for Quality Control staff.

He is married with children.

With his new appointment, Mr. Wilford becomes the third substantive Registrar of ICCON.

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