A Day in the Life of a Niger Deltan – Korfii, the Data Wonk

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Korfii Uebari is the Founder of Study Plus Hub, a data analysis firm based in Port Harcourt, Nigeria where he teaches research methodology as well as data collection, collation and analysis. He also currently works as a Surge Monitor with the Institute of Human Virology, a role he has served in for over three years, where he supports the strategic information unit of the HIV/AIDS Surge project.

Korfii’s day starts early and he has developed a routine for weekdays. “My day starts at 5am every day and when I wake up the first thing I do is to pick my phone and check through all my social media accounts and emails. After which I face my data analysis business and do some data visualization or report writing tasks for my clients. At 7:30am I leave for work and spend the rest of the day at the Institute of Human Virology. I close from work at about 5pm and on returning home, I work on few reports then go to bed at 11pm.”

He says this routine is strictly followed during weekdays but he switches things up on weekends. “My day is circled within work and home from Monday to Friday. However, Saturday and Sunday are different, on these days I may go to the library or any cool bar where I can get a cold drink and relax, and then return home late in the evening.”

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“I enjoy what I do daily because it challenges me to learn new things. I got into the HIV/AIDS Intervention space during my National Youth Service Corps in Enugu State. I joined FHI 360 as a volunteer on their HIV/AIDS project and after their project ended, I leveraged the skills and experience I had gained to join the Institute of Human Virology, Nigeria as a Surge Monitor.”

Korfii loves the soups of the Niger Delta especially the Native soup. As a proud Ogoni man, he believes that young people from the Niger Delta are the key to a beautiful future for the region. He encourages youth to get the right skills and embrace online learning as a means to stand out in this current dispensation.

“In the next 5 years, I hope to have completed a PhD in Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology either in Nigeria or abroad. I also expect to expand the physical office for my data and research firm, Study Plus Hub.

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