Anetekhai Martins is married to Emmanuella and the union is blessed with three children (Ewia, Nenie and Epue). He had his primary education at St. Patrick’s Catholic Primary School, Yaba and secondary education at St. John’s College, Fugar, Edo State. He possess B.Sc, M.Sc and Ph.D with specialisation in fisheries from the University of Ibadan in 1979, 1982 and 1986 respectively, and Certificate in aquaculture from the Lincoln University/ USDA, USA in 2005.
Anetekhai Martins rose to the rank of a professor in the year 2000 and currently the Director, Directorate for Skills Development and Entrepreneurship, Lagos State University, Ojo, Nigeria and Chairman, Lagos State University Conflict Resolution and Policy Advisory Committee. He is also a Member, Science, Research and Innovation Council, Lagos State.
Professor Anetekhai has over 41 scholarly publications in learned journals and he is external assessor to many Universities locally and internationally for the award of PhD and promotion to Professorial Cadre.
He inaugurated his chair in November, 2002 with a lecture titled ‘Fisheries and National Empowerment’ and has supervised several PhD theses and still doing so. Five of the candidates he supervised their Ph.D theses have attained professorial rank. In the year 2008, Professor Anetekhai was adjudged the best PhD supervisor in biological Science in Nigeria by the National University Commission (NUC). He won the award for the National fish farmer of the year in 2007, 2010 and 2011.
He has contributed to the University, State, the Nation and the Continent as Head, Department of Fisheries and Zoology, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos from 1994 to 1997; Dean, Faculty of Science, Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos from 2000-2004; Acting Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU) from January 27th, 2003 to Feb 5th, 2003; Director, Centre for Environment and Science Education (CESE), Lagos State University, Nigeria from 2004 to 2005 and Director, Lagos State University Foundation Programme from 2008 to 2011.
He was a Member of Lagos State University Governing Council from 2008 to 2010;Chairman, Business Committee of Senate; Member, Lagos State University Council’s Finance and General Purpose Committee (FT&GPC); Chairman, Lagos State University Governing Council Ad-Hoc Committee on harmonization and recommendation of ASSU/SANU/NASU Federal Government agreement; Member National Research Council of TETFund ;Chairman, National Committee on brood stock and Fingerling production and standardization; Member, National Technical Team that represented Nigeria in Cotonou for the review of FAO code of conduct for responsible fisheries in 1996; Member, National Fish Frame Survey and Fish Stock Assessment; Member, Presidential Technical Committee on anti-sea piracy against fish trawlers; Member, National Fisheries Development Council of Nigeria; Member, African Fisheries Reform Mechanism of the African Union.
Professor Anetekhai is a Fellow, Fisheries Society of Nigeria and Zoological Society of Nigeria; Hon. Fellow, Biomedical Association of Nigeria, and Member, World Aquaculture.
He has consulted for Shell Petroleum Company, Nigeria, World Bank Assisted Agricultural Development Project, Nigeria, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nation, AGIP/KMPC, Chemonics /USAID/Nigeria, New Nigerian Foundation, FATE Foundation, Hogan Lovell’s International LLP, London and African Union.