Eyo is a lawyer (UNiCal 1987), he also has Certificates in business management, utilities regulation, strategic management of regulatory/enforcement agencies and international gas business and LNG management and degrees in Laws and War Studies from universities in Nigeria, Great Britain and the United States. He is a pioneer practitioner in telecommunications law and project finance; and subsequently played leading roles in reforming the telecommunications, electricity and railway sectors. He joined the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE), 2001, where he was Team Leader, Power Sector Reform Team (PSRT). He led the PSRT in designing and starting the implementation of the electric power sector reform programme.
Eyo has served as Attorney-General/Commissioner for Justice and later as Special Adviser, Special Projects, Cross River State (August 2003 – May 2010). He was also Team Leader, Regulatory and Transactions Team, Presidential Task Force on Power (June – December 2010) before he became Commissioner, Market Competition and Rates, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC), December 2010 – March 2015. Eyo recently resigned as an Executive at General Electric Transportation, where he led the transportation business in Nigeria, tasked with the primary responsibility to work with various consortium partners to secure a concession of Nigeria’s narrow gauge rail assets.