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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Meet The Man Robert Aondona Tyough 'Bob Ityough'



Born on 9th day of June, 1971, Robert Richard Aondona Tyough who hails from Kwande Local Government of Benue State is a man of many skills, varied educational background, diverse interests, a business mogul and philanthropist extraordinaire with a specialty in making money and touching lives positively. Fondly referred to by many as Bob Tyough, attended Government College, Makurdi, between 1980 and 1985 after which his educational pursuits took an exciting dimension as it would suit his variegated interest later in life. He obtained a Certificate in Executive Grade Accounts and Auditing at the Benue State Polytechnic, Ugbokolo between 1986 and 1987; he also bagged a Diploma in Law at the same institution between 1987 and 1989 after which he proceeded to the prestigious University of Jos where he studied from 1991 to 1995 and obtained a  Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts. 

With  his sights firmly fixed on being an enterprising person with diversified interests, the young Bob Tyough proceeded to the University of Calabar where after a Postgraduate Diploma in Management between 1998 and 1999, he also bagged a Master’s in Business Administration.

Robert Richard Aondona Tyough had had his share of humble days as he rose through the vicissitudes of life to the very height he is now.  Before gaining admission into the university for his first degree, he had a stint with Abbah Memorial College Jos between 1990 and 1991 as Admin and Accounts Officer. After graduation, he carried out his primary assignment in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme with Alker Ray Nigeria Ltd, Port Harcourt in 1996 as Public Relations/Marketing Officer. Upon completion of his Service year, Bob Tyough was immediately engaged by the Professional Cleaning Services, Port Harcourt as Head of Operations between 1996 and 1997. In one year, he excelled on the job and rose to the position of General Manager of the company, a position he held from 1997 to 2000. Since 2000 to date, the amiable Bob Tyough has been the Managing Director/CEO of the Company. This enterprising man of honour, integrity and enviable business acumen also holds the position of Managing Director/CEO of Steltoo Services Ltd., Port Harcourt since 2002 to date. 

He has held many positions of responsibility in the service of humanity. Between 1993 and 1995, he was the Coordinator, University Theatre Troupe, University of Jos; during the same period, he was the National Speaker of the General Assembly of Nigerian Universities Theatre Arts Students’ Association (NUTASA); in 1995 he was Coordinator for Welfare and Discipline, NYSC Orientation Camp Ndele, Rivers State; between 1995 and 1996, he was Coordinator/Director, NYSC Theatre Troupe, Rivers State; since 2003 to date, he has been the Chairman, Tiv Committee of Friends, Port Harcourt Chapter. From 2007 to 2011, he was a Member, Management Board, Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi. Today the young leader holds the exalted position of Chairman, Management Board, Federal Medical Centre, Asaba, Delta State. 

It is one thing to be naturally humanitarian and another to become humanitarian for specific reasons whether the reasons are political, economic or social.

From all indications, Bob Tyough is a naturally humanitarian person. Most things he has done were done long before he ventured into politics. Those things were done for general good.

As an undergraduate, he worked for high grades graduating as one of the best students in his year with Two (2) outstanding prices. So early in his business life he endowed academic prices in the Benue State University for best graduating students in Theatre Arts, Accounting, Law and Business Management. In the same vein, he endowed academic prices in the University of Agriculture, Makurdi for the best graduating students in Statistics, Computer Science, Electrical Electronic Engineering, Economics and Agric Extension and Agric Engineering. These awards have been given for about Ten (10) years.

On the Board of Federal Medical Centre, Makurdi he ensured the employment of over One Hundred (100) people. Now since the question of how many Kwande/Ushongo people he has empowered has comes up, for the record the list of Kwande/Ushongo indigenes that can be immediately remembered is produced below:

NAMES OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED BY BOB TYOUGH WHILE ON FMC MAKURDI BOARD
1.     Samuel Maiker                                -Kwande
2.     Erdoo Humbe                                  -Ushongo
3.     Terkula Adikpo                               -Kwande
4.     Terkula Abu                                     -Ushongo
5.     Dr. Gom                                            - Kwande
6.     Erdoo Agba                                      -Kwande
7.     Felix Ugbor                                       -Kwande
8.     Samuel Ihundu                               -Ushongo
9.     Mrs. Victoria M. Kusah                 -Ushongo
10.                        Bemgba Nanev                               -Kwande
11.                        Bridget Tyough                               -Kwande
12.                        Atsen Torkwende                           -Kwande
13.                        Simon Ihundu                                 -Ushongo
14.                        Late Ngodoo Tyough                     -(not a relative) Kwande
15.                        Godwin Anande                             -Ushongo
16.                        Jane Anande                                    -Ushongo
17.                        Late Mrs. Kumbur                          -Kwande
18.                        Andrew Nguaba                             -Kwande
19.                        Bridget Nyior                                   -Kwande
20.                        Loveth Icheen                                 -Kwande
21.                        Monica Ugoh                                   -Ushongo
22.                        Timothy Kur                                     -Ushongo
23.                        Mercy Ajira                                      -Ushongo
24.                        Paul Manor                                      -Ushongo
25.                        Micheal Chir                                    -Kwande

In the Federal Medical Centre, Asaba for the record there were only Three (3) indigenes of Benue State extraction at the time he was appointed Chairman of the FMC Asaba Board. At the time the board was dissolved, Bob Tyough had Twenty Two (22) indigenes of Benue State employed.

There is no need to mention here that in his private business there are over Seven Hundred (700) employees of Benue descent.
There are many instances in his kindness to people who need assistance for health reasons that he has seen to it that they get the required medical attention.

Quick takes of his show of care for the society.
He built the Basket Ball Court in Adikpo Community College (ACC).
-  He is training over Twenty (20) indigene students not related to him in many schools. 
He has helped five cases of amputation of limbs on medical grounds.

We cannot count cases of assistance of Students seeking admission into Universities that he has helped. 

These are just a few of the ways that clearly shows the man, Bob Tyough has the people at heart and is willing to help them lead better lives too. He is indeed a natural humanitarian.
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