Mr. Mathias Maiyaki Vyonku is the General Manager (GM) of the Department of Administration and Finance of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority (NNRA), having been appointed on the 3rd of September, 2020. He is a graduate of the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, (ABU), where he obtained Bachelor of Art (BA) Public Administration in 1994 and Master of Science (M.Sc), in Political Science in 2004. He is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Administration (MCIA).
Mr Vyonku joined the service of NNRA in the year 2010 as an Assistant Director and he had worked in various locations of the Authority including Heading the South-South (Port Harcourt) and North-West Katsina Zones as the Zonal Coordinator.
He was born on 24th November, 1964, in the present Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State into the family of late Mr. Vyonku ,Angyu Passa and Mrs. Ramatu Vyonku. He hails from Wukari Local Government Area (LGA), of Taraba State.
Mr. Mathias Vyonku, enrolled into Akate Primary School in Donga in 1974 and completed his primary education in 1980, he was immediately offered admission into Government Science Secondary School, Donga in 1980. Vyonku’s love for Art and Social Science subjects got him transferred in 1982 to Government Secondary School, Baissa in the present Kurmi Local Government of Taraba State. He got transferred again to Mamara Government Secondary Wukari where he completed his secondary school education in 1985 following the de-boarding of all secondary schools in the then Gongola State.
Mr. Mathias M. Vyonku, was offered admission to the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU), where he obtained Bachelor of Art degree in Public Administration in 1994, and Master of Science (M.Sc), in Political Science in 2004. Upon graduation, he was posted to Ondo State for the mandatory National Youth Service Corp (NYSC), and served at the Ondo State Executive Governor’s Office Akure, Ondo State in 1994-1995.
In March 1996, Mr. M. Mathias Vyonku was offered employment as Administrative Officer II with Federal College of Chemical and Leather Technology, Zaria now National Institute of Leather and Science Technology(NALEST), Zaria. Barely, a year into his appointment, he was appointed the Student Affairs Officer of the College, a position he held for thirteen years due to his skills in human resource management, dynamism and commitment to responsibilities.
In response to an advertorial by the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority in 2009, seeking applications for the recruitment of an Assistant Director (AD) Administration, he applied and was granted appointment on October, 2010.
Mr. Mathias Maiyaki Vyonku despite being an Administrator, in 2012, was deployed to head and supervise regulatory works in the highly technical South -South Zonal Office of the Authority located in Port Harcourt, Rivers State as the Zonal Coordinator. While in the South -South, he oversaw six states namely: Delta, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Cross Rivers, Bayelsa and Rivers States. It is on record, that during his tenure as the Coordinator, the Authority generated unprecedented and highest Internal Generated Revenue (IGR), in the history of the Authority.
Following the retirement of the then Director of Administration and Finance in August 2015, Mr. Vyonku M. Mathias, was redeployed back to the NNRA Headquarters, Abuja as the Acting Director, Administration and Finance (DAF) and was re-posted to the North West Zonal Office, Katsina, as the Zonal Coordinator to oversee regulatory works in seven states of the North West namely: Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa, Sokoto, Kano, Kebbi and Zamfara Sates. In Katsina, his stewardship facilitated the setting up of an Operation Office in Kano, and galvanized the sensitization of stakeholders and the general public on the mandate of the Authority.
Mr. Mathias is a trained and seasoned administrator with over 23 years of cognitive experience in public and regulatory administration in Nigeria. Presently, he is piloting the affairs of the Department of Administration and Finance of the Nigerian Nuclear Regulatory Authority.