About Us

Who we are

VIOPAT INTERNAL SERVICES CONSULTANTS LIMITED was conceived to cater for the increasing demands by corporate entities who opt to outsource migration management so as to better focus on and discharge the core objectives for which they were established. We have been rendering top notch services to our ever increasing clients over the years. With a formidable team of experts and experienced professionals and, coupled with with a wide range of networks within regulatory agencies, VIOPAT is well positioned to render consumer friendly services that meets international standards in Nigeria and abroad. 

VISION

To be the best fit in the provision of world class migration related service delivery systems. in accordance with best practices.

MISSION

To provide a one-stop-shop clearing hub for migration matters for individuals and corporate concerns in country of origin, transit and residence (globally), Nigerians and businesses with expatriate employment and their management thereof.

Our Team

CHUKWUEMEKA PATRICK PIUS OBUA
WILLIE A. ESELEBOR Ph.D
VIOLET AMEDE ANENE-OBUA
DOMINIC TEMPLE OKON
JOYCE ODUAH, FICMC
ABEL IDAHOSA ASIBOJA

CHUKWUEMEKA PATRICK PIUS OBUA

Chairman/Chief Executive Officer

CPP Obua is a results-oriented Consultant with more than 35 years of experience on migration governance and border security management. He previously worked with the Nigeria Immigration Service from 1988-2023, with demonstrated ability in fraud detection; expatriate quota administration; intelligence, investigation, monitoring and surveillance; passport, visa, residency and citizenship administration. He holds Master’s Degree in International Law and Diplomacy from the University of Jos; Bachelor of Arts Degree (History/Philosophy) from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo university, OAU) and is also certified in ISO 9001: 2015 QMS as Lead Auditor and Lead Implementer in Service Delivery. He rose as a Comptroller of Immigration and held several positions in Lagos State Border Patrol Command, Seme – Lagos, Passport Control Office, Alimosho; in addition to being a Special Adviser to Comptroller Generals of the Nigeria Immigration Service. He is a visionary leader, who possesses great ability to motivate his workforce, creative positive impact in achieving desired results. With his problem-solving and foredating skills, he ensures quality standards in delivery services. He is a prolific writer and consummate communicator who has served as image maker and spokesperson of the Service from 2013 – 2015. He is the founder of VIOPAT Consulting and an Expert (Migration) at Universal Research & Training Institute.

WILLIE AZIEGBE ESELEBOR Ph.D (Executive Director)

Willie holds Doctorate & Master Degrees in Peace & Conflict Studies (Borders & Migration). In addition, he holds Masters in public administration (HRM) from Lagos State University, Ojoo, Lagos; Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration (Personnel Management) from The Administrative Staff College of Nigeria, Topo-Badagry; and Bachelor of Arts (History) from the Primer University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State. He previously lectured at the Institute for Peace & Strategic Studies (Postgraduate – 2012-2023) at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria; and his earlier career was spent with the Nigeria Immigration Service (1980-2012) – Assistant Comptroller; serving in diverse schedules on border security and migration governance. He is experienced in teaching and research in core areas of international border, migration, peacebuilding, project management, monitoring and evaluation. He was formerly the President of the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (2011-2016) and one-time Executive Director of CLEEN Foundation (2014). He also attained extensive experience consulting for the UN-IOM, EU, AU, ECOWAS, COMESA, ICMPD, GIZ and Rwanda Peace Academy on various projects in Africa. He was the Focal Person of Border Regions in Transition (BRIT 2018) Conference held between Nigeria/Benin Republic from October 15-18, 2018. He also participated in the drafting and review of the Election Security Personnel Manual (2022), the ECOWAS Negotiation and Mediation Manual (2018) and The African Union Migration Policy Framework for Africa (2017).  He is proficient in regional peace process and delivery of training on border security, migration governance, negotiation, mediation, monitoring and evaluation. He has published widely in books, journals and periodicals in his area of interest. He is a Trustee on Board Association of Borderlands Studies (ABS – USA), African Borderlands Research Network (ABORNE France), and the Society for Peace Studies and Practice (SPSP). He is the founder of Menawill Academy, Universal Research & Training Institute; and belongs to several learned societies globally.

VIOLET AMEDE ANENE-OBUA (Managing Director)

Anene-Obua Violet Amede is a graduate of Geography from the University of Port Harcourt where she bagged a Honours degree in 1989. Her working experience include serving as a Surveyor with the Rivers State Ministry of Lands and Survey (1989); Protocol Officer in the office of the Military Governor of Katsina State (1989 – 1990); and, Banking Relations and Passages Officer responsible for the management of the company’s Expatriate Staff at Tenex Group (Nigeria) Limited (1990 – 2007). Anene-Obua Violet Amede has been engaging in part-time consultancy with companies with Expatriate employment since leaving Tenex Group in 2007. She has Certificates in Secretariat and Windows Office from NITT.

DOMINIC TEMPLE  OKON (Director)

Mr. Temple Dominic Okon is a quintessential hospitality and security expert who has a long history of managing and coordinating meet-and –greet operations across international airports in Nigeria. He has over the years developed and maintained relationships with hotels in the 36 states in the country where he can book reservations for clients at moment’s notice. Mr. Temple Dominic Dominic Okon has practical experience in business management, development, sourcing and on-boarding of new corporate products and clients while developing tailored services to ensure customer retention at all times. He also provides bespoke logistic services to corporate organizations across Nigeria.

JOYCE ODUAH, FICMC

Barrister Joyce Oduah is the current General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and Managing Partner and Notary Public at Joyce Oduah & Co., a law firm situate in Festac Town, Lagos. An Associate Certified Fraud Examiner, she has worked with the Ministry of Justice, Ogun State (1991 – 1992) and as Legal Coordinator of General Oil Ltd. (1992 – 1996). Barrister Joyce Oduah thereafter joined the Steve Nwagbo & Co. law firm in 1997 and proceeded to set up her own law firm a year after.

Aside her experience in the public, corporate and litigation practice, she has been an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) where she variously held the following positions at the Lagos Branch of the Association: 1st Assistant Secretary (2000 – 2002); Publicity Secretary (2007 – 2009) and Social Secretary (2009 – 2011). At the national level of the Association, Barrister Joyce Oduah, was National Treasurer (2012 – 2014) and member National Executive Committee (2008 – date). She is also an active member of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) serving in numerous committees of the Federation. Mrs. Joyce Oduah, FICMC was elected General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) on 31st July, 2020.

ABEL IDAHOSA ASIBOJA

Mr. Asiboja is a retired Immigration Officer where his over three decades sojourn with the Nigeria Immigration Service saw him traversing virtually all departments of the Service. He holds a double Diploma Certificates in Criminal Justice and Business Administration. He is presently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Strategic Management from the European/American University. Mr. Asiboja has attended the following in-service professional courses: Nigeria Immigration Basic Training Course; International De Police (INTERPOL) law enforcement course; and, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) organized training Workshop on modern tools in combating cross-border crimes. Mr. Asiboja is an Associate Member of the following bodies: Nigeria Institute of Management (Chartered) and Institute of Private Detectives and Investigators.