Dr Samuel Edu Ntem became the REGISTRAR of the board in August 2010 he was the Acting Registrar of the Optometrist and Dispensing Opticians Registration Board of Nigeria (ODORBN) from Nov/Dec. 2007 to August 2010
Dr. Samuel Ntem was once President of the Nigerian Optometric Association (NOA). The highest position he has held in the profession before now. He has previously been treasurer of the NOA in 1988, Zonal chairman in 1989; he became Second vice President in 1992 and in 1993 first vice President. He has been Rivers State chairman of the NOA in 1994 and National President from 2002 – 2004 for two terms.
He was an inaugural member of the Optometrists And Dispensing Opticians Board of Nigeria. He is a Fellow of the NOA and a fellow of the Nigerian college of Optometrists. Dr Ntem was a member of the ‘think tank’ that realized the formation of the Board. He received the ‘Optometric leader Award’ in 2004 by the African Council of Optometry (AFCO) and ‘Optometric leader of the year’ by the NOA in 2007. Married to Esine they have three children. Born in Enugu over forty five years ago, Dr Ntem is from Itigidi in Abi local Government area of Cross river state.