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Joseph Wayas was born in Basang, Obudu, Cross River State on 21 May 1941.
He attended the Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha. He went to the United Kingdom where he studied at the Higher Tottenham Technical College, London, the West Bromwich College of Commerce, Science and Technology, Birmingham and Aston University, Birmingham.
Returning to Nigeria, he worked as a manager or controller from 1960-1969 for several companies in Nigeria and the United Kingdom.
Wayas was a member of the Society of International Affairs at Lincoln University, United States.
Joseph Wayas joined the Federal Government in 1969-1972.
Joseph Wayas became the commissioner for Transport, South-Eastern State, now broken into Akwa Ibom and Cross River states from 1972-1974.
He was a member of the constituent Assembly in 1977-1978.
Wayas was Deputy Chairman of the 1994/1995 National Constitutional Conference COMMISSION that organised and midwifed the National Conference itself.
In 1998 Joseph Wayas was a founding member of the All People’s Party. He later joined the People’s Democratic Party in 2001 at the urging of Cross River governor Donald Duke.
Joseph Wayas was a strong believer in true Federalism as the only solution to Nigeria’s democratic problems, which had been manifested in the Nigerian Civil War.
In October 2003 Joseph Wayas spoke out against the ongoing local council reforms by the Federal Government, describing them as “unconstitutional”.
Joseph Wayas was appointed Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the South-South Peoples Assembly (SSPA).
In January 2009 he described post-election petitions to electoral tribunals as senseless, reckless and time wasting.
In January 2010, Joseph Wayas advocated that Vice President Goodluck Jonathan be authorized to act as President pending the return of President Umaru Yar’Adua, who had been incapacitated by illness for some time.
Joseph Wayas attended the Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha.
He went to the United Kingdom where he studied at the Higher Tottenham Technical College, London, the West Bromwich College of Commerce, Science and Technology, Birmingham and Aston University, Birmingham.
Joseph Wayas Death
Joseph Wayas died on the 30th of November 2021, at the age of 80 year.
Joseph Wayas net worth is estimated to be $5 million.