Prof. Millionaire Freeborn Nestor Abowei is a Commissioner / Member of the Board of the Nigerian Communications Commission.
An indigene of Angiamagbene, Bayelsa State, Prof. Abowei is a Chemical and Petrochemical Engineer, a University Lecturer, a consultant, a researcher and an inventor with well over 30 articles published in several professional journals.
Prof. Abowei holds a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the Rivers State University of Science & Technology (RSUST) in Chemical Engineering, from where he had previously obtained his Higher National Diploma (HND) and Masters of Technology (MTech) degree in Chemical/Petrochemical Engineering.
Prof. Abowei's professional career spans stints in academia as a Lecturer at the RSUST, and in private industry as consultant to Shell Petroleum Development Company Limited, Willbros Limited, Texaco Overseas Petroleum Company Unlimited and as Chairman, Fibow Petroleum Environmental Consulting Limited.
Prof. Abowei is a member of the Port Harcourt Polo Club and a Chief in the Angiamagbene Council of Chiefs. He has interests in sports, travel, wrestling, reading and environmental issues. He is happily married with children.