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Engr (Dr) Emmanuel Uwalaka Emerges the Executive Director for OSHAssociation Africa & Middle East Region

Following the remarkable achievement of Engr (Dr) Emmanuel Uwalaka (aka) the Safety Minister, the immediate past Nigeria Regional Administrator of the Occupational Safety and Health Association in Nigeria, he is now officially appointed the Executive Director for the Africa & Middle East Region. This prestigious position came as a result of his tireless passion and commitment to promoting occupational safety and health awareness and measures to all corners of Africa and beyond.

Engr (Dr) Emmanuel Uwalaka is known as a leader who has spearheaded numerous initiatives and implemented crucial safety measures that have had a profound effect on Africa’s occupational safety and health landscape in Nigeria especially.

His unwavering commitment to enhancing workplace safety standards and promoting best practices has earned him widespread recognition and respect in the field of occupational safety and health in Africa and Europe at large.

Under his guidance, the OSHAssociation Nigeria region witnessed substantial growth, progress, recognition and massive impacts in the region. He championed the development and implementation of comprehensive training programmes targeting various industries across the country and beyond; which have equipped thousands of professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to identify and mitigate potential risks and hazards within their workplaces and environment.

Understanding the concept of occupational safety and health implementation in the Western world, he deployed the same intelligence and wisdom in playing a pivotal role in fostering collaborations between the OSHAssociation and Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs) of the Federal Government; including the key stakeholders in the private sectors.

Through these collaborations and partnerships, the Federal Government has seen strong reasons to integrate Occupational Safety and Health Measures in the public sector and adopted robust safety policies and regulations, ensuring the protection and well-being of Nigerian workers.

His achievements and impacts as the regional administrator have left an indelible mark on Nigeria’s occupational safety and health landscape.

His dedication to creating a safe and secure working environment has not only safeguarded the lives and well-being of countless Nigerian workers but has also contributed to the overall economic growth and development of the nation and beyond.

A lot of emotional comments from members of the Association and Nigerians at large reacting to the change in the Nigeria Office as highlighted below:

“You are such a very huge driving tool as Regional Administrator” *– Lola*

“I was cold to comment on this change. Wishing you the best in your higher role” *– Joy Praise*

“Well done Boss for your dedication and commitment to promoting safety awareness across Africa and beyond. I pray for more Grace as you take on bigger responsibilities in this march towards a safe work environment for all. Hearty Congratulations for a successful office as Administrator sir” *–Tunde*

“You performed your role with so much passion and enthusiasm” *–Prof. Achu*

“My Boss, Congratulation on taking up greater responsibility and giving chance for another to serve. I just hope that the zeal and passion driving you day and night to make safety a lifestyle in this region and beyond will be reflected in the new person, even more. You have done more than enough. Your level of commitment is second to none, and can’t be compared to anyone in this industry or field. More grace to travail, Sir.” *– Mr Ibrahim*

“We salute Dr. Emmanuel Uwalaka, the outgoing Regional Administrator for making OSHAssociation a household name in Nigeria as he moves to a higher ground. Society of Safety & Environmental Professionals (SOSEP) is happy to be associated with OSHAssociation….. Jointly promoting health, safety and environmental management training in the oil and gas industries” — *Mr. James from SOSEP*

“Engr. Emmanuel the National Marine Environment Marshals of Nigeria (NAMEM) heartily congratulates you on all your successes in the safety industry in Nigeria and beyond. – *DG NAMEM.*

Engr. Dr. Emmanuel Uwalaka is well known as one of the leading forces with extraordinary leadership in the promotion of Occupational Safety and Health and the Environment in Nigeria and beyond. As he assumes his new role for Africa & Middle East Region of OSHAssociation, he is poised to extend his impact and drive further advancements in occupational safety and health across a broader spectrum.

His visionary leadership style, combined with his extensive expertise and experience, has positioned him as a formidable force in the field of Occupational Safety and Health, which have attracted so much interest to associate with from the Western world and other continent of the world. In recent times, scholars and reputable personalities and institutions recognized him as “The Safety Minister” in the Nigeria region; due to his strong passion for the safety of lives and humanity.

His new appointment as the Executive Director for Africa & Middle East Region of OSHAssociation signifies a new chapter in his illustrious career; Nigerians and Africans are very sure of greater exploits and manifestation of various OSH developments through his leadership. It is a testament to his remarkable achievements and his unwavering dedication to improving occupational safety and health standards and best practices within the continent.

3 Replies to “Engr (Dr) Emmanuel Uwalaka Emerges the Executive Director for OSHAssociation Africa & Middle East Region”

  1. Hearty congratulations to you Dr. Uwalaka E., your passion and commitment to safety is second to non. Kudos for this great feat.

  2. My able International Safety Ambassador,your new position is an acknowledgement of your hard work and dream in the safety parlance. I wish you more successful accomplishments in the world of today! May God protect you as you travel often. May your nuclear family still enjoy you. Congratulations! I love you! Keep the flag flying! Sanitarian Dr Simeon Oghenerhoro Ajueyitsi retired Director Environmental Health AEPB FCTA,FCT,Nigeria.

  3. Indeed, it was a dream pursued with great sacrifice and dedication. Your efforts is crown with great success. May God crown your efforts with more favour and achievement

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