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Hi there, my name is Iso Bassey. I'm a husband, father, social entrepreneur and avid golfer.

I'm passionate about social issues especially as they affect my country - Nigeria and my state - Cross River.

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Iso's Timeline

1971
Born on 7th April, 1971 in Calabar to Justice Peter Odo Effiong Bassey and Mrs. Claire Lorina Bassey
1980
Completed primary education at Port Harcourt Primary School, Port Harcourt, Rivers State
1988
Completed secondary education at Federal Government College, Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom State
1994
Graduated from the University of Port Harcourt with a B.Eng. degree in Civil Engineering
1996
Completed National Youth Service in Kaduna State
2000
Graduated from the University of Leeds with an MSc. in Information Systems.

Served as MSc. Information Systems student representative

Served as Assistant Student Adviser, James Baillie flats
2001
Married Ansa Kadana on 14th April, 2001 in the United Kingdom
2003
Founded nigeria-friends.com (first Nigerian social networking website with over 10,000 schools and 100,000 users)
2007
Appointed Project Manager, Garden City Literary Festival - An annual festival of arts and literature organised by the Rainbow Book Club with the support of the Rivers State Government
2008
Appointed Special Assistant to the Governor of Cross River State (Senator Liyel Imoke), ICT

Served on the following committees:

Chairman, Nigeria National Software Conference local organising committee

Member, Calabar Festival planning committee

Member, National Sports Festival local organising committee
2010
Elected Chapter President of Full Gospel Business Men's Fellowship International
2011
Founded Cornerstone Leadership Inspiration and Transformation Foundation also known as Lead Inspire Transform (LIT), a not for profit organisation with a mission to raise and inspire leaders to influence and build better communities
2013
Deputy Leader, Nigeria e-Government delegation to South Korea
2014
Appointed Chief Operating Officer, Port Harcourt UNESCO World Book Capital

Founded www.academix.ng, Africa focused research repository

First featured in the Contemporary Who is Who for Cross River State
2015
Elected Vice President (Intergovernmental Affairs), Calabar Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture.
2016
Appointed member of the Cross River State Growth and Development Strategy committee



Appointed to Board of Trustees, Rainbow Book Club



2018
Appointed Member of External Advisory Board, SORMAS (Surveillance Outbreak Response Management & Analysis System https://sormas.org/) , Braunschweig Germany

Founded Quick School Manager (www.qschoolmanager.com) - A SaaS school management solution for nursery, primary and secondary schools

Recent News

May
16
Recurrent Expenditure – Is Cross River Spending Its Way To Death?
In my earlier article Labouring under a deadly burden, I wrote about one of Cross River State’s biggest challenges – It’s debt burden. I reflected on the fact that the State’s debt grew by 78%…

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May
16
Labouring Under A Deadly Burden
As politicians in Cross River State begin to jostle against 2023, it is important for everyone to be reminded of what is one of the state’s biggest challenges – IT’S DEBT BURDEN.Going by 2019 records,…

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Apr
27
E-government: Three Technologies That Can Transform Service Delivery In Cross River State
By Iso BasseyHardly anyone in today’s world can dispute the value technology brings to service delivery. Whether it is a simple email or SMS that informs you that your application has been received and is…

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Apr
18
Rules Are Rules – Lessons From The Funeral Of The Duke Of Edinburgh
Yesterday the British royal family laid to rest the remains of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at a low-key ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. The Duke had died peacefully a week earlier at the…

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