Samari Edoni is an IT Professional who has vast knowledge in different aspects of Information Technology, with specialty in Networking. Born on January 15, 1976 in Oloibiri, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State. He attended St. Michael's Primary School, Oloibiri (1980 – 1986), Oloibiri Grammar School, Oloibiri (1987 – 1992) and Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori (1997 – 2001) where he obtained Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computer Science. He also holds a Diploma in IT Infrastructure Management from NIIT, Port Harcourt Centre, obtained in July 2015. He qualified as Microfinance Certified Banker (MCIB) in 2018.
Samari’s working experience started with four-month Students' Industrial Work Experience Scheme (SIWES) at Eleme Petrochemicals Company Limited in 1997/1998 and twelve-months Industrial Training at Nigerian Agip Oil Company Limited in 1999. After his National Service (NYSC) in 2002, he worked with Fremok Services Limited as IT Support Engineer from 2003 to 2007. Between 2007 and 2011 he was on private practice, providing IT Support/Consultancy Services to various firms. He joined U&C Microfinance Bank Limited in November, 2011 as IT Officer and performed IT related functions. He has worked with U&C Microfinance Bank Limited till date and heads the IT Unit of the bank.