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Engr. A.A. Rabiu is the Executive Partner of AR – AR Partnership, an indigenous consulting outfit with a professional practice embracing a full range of activities in Civil Engineering, Water Resources Engineering and Project Management.
Born on April 24th, 1963, in Lafia, Nasarawa State, Engr. Rabiu studied Civil Engineering at the Federal Polytechnic, Bida and Bayero University, Kano.
He has over the years acquired extensive experience in various aspects of Civil Engineering works particularly construction supervision and procurement services.
He has served the Nigeria society of Engineers in various capacities which includes 3-times Vice President and many more.
Engr. A.A. Rabiu, a well-traveled Personality has several awards locally and internationally and is married with Children.
Address: No. 65, Marhaba, Farm Centre, Kano.
Engr. Dr. C. U. Nwoji is a civil engineer with about 37 years post graduation experience. He is COREN Registered as well as active member of Nigerian Society of Engineers since 1992. He earned B.Eng; M.Eng and Ph.D degrees of the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN) and had been teaching civil engineering courses in that university since 1985. He has published many articles in reputable national and international journals. He has also attended conferences. He also held many administrative offices in UNN some of which are SIWES Coordinator (1992-2004); Head of Civil Engineering Department (2004-2007) ; Ag Dean of Engineering (2005); Assoc Dean Students Affairs (2014-2017).
He is currently Director SIWES unit. Professionally he has rendered invaluable engineering services to Governing Council of UNN as member Council Committee on Projects Monitoring & Evaluation (2002-2016). He had also served Government of Anambra State as Chairman Special Team on Monitoring & Evaluating Road Projects; principal partner CUNS Engineering Services & partner FORTRAN Engineering Company in the post contract consultancy services in construction of Phase I of Road Network of COO University Anambra State . Many religious bodies had also benefitted from his professional services. He had been Diocesan Engineer of Diocese of Nsukka since 1995 to date. Engr. Dr. Nwoji (knight of St Paul) is happily married to Lady Dr. Ijeoma Nwoji and the marriage is blessed with three children and a grandson.
Address: MOKS Engineering Consultants Ltd, Suite 10, 4th Floor, Grand Square, Central Business District, Abuja.
Engr. Otis Oliver T. Anyaeji, FNSE, FAEng is the current and 30th President of the Society, Fellow of the Society and a winner of many distinguished awards for service to the Society.
He was Vice-President several times and Deputy President and member of Council.
Engr. Anyaeji is a member of several learned professional societies associated with advancement of engineering. They include, the Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE), the Automotive Engineers Institute (Auto EI), the Institute of Appraisers and Cost Engineers (IA&CE), the Solar Energy Society of Nigeria, the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, etc.
Engr. Anyaeji served three terms as Secretary General of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (1989, 1990, 1991), three terms as Vice President (2011, 2012 & 2013), and was the immediate past Deputy President of NSE (2014-2015). To the glory of God, he stands today as the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers.
He is the Vice President (Anglophone), West African Federation of Engineering Organisations.
A member of the Governing Council of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Engr. Anyaeji was the pioneer Chairman of COREN’s Regulation and Control Committee (1990-1992).
Address: National Headquarters, National Engineering Centre, Off National Mosque, Labour House, CBD, Abuja.
ENGR. Ahmad Muhammed Yabagi, was born in Niger, Nigeria. . He went to Kaduna Polytechnic to obtain his National Diploma (ND) Electrical/Electronics and Higher National Diploma (HND) Electrical/Electronics between 1982 and 1990. He then attended Fed. University of Technology, Minna, Alcatel University Shanghai (AUS), Peoples Republic of China, and ZTE University, Shenzhen, People's Republic of China where he got the following degrees; Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) computer science (2002), ), Certificate in Alcatel S.12 Switching and External Line Plant, (ELP) 2005, and Certificate in CDMA (MSS, BSS and Optimization 2006, respectively. PROFESSIONAL BODIES ENGR Yabagi is a diligent and dedicated man, who has many awards and accolades over the years, some of which includes; Phone: 08052256404 Email: email@example.com Address: A-8, Tudun Wada Low-Cost, Minna, Niger State.
He worked at Niger state housing corporation Minna, as the Tech. Officer – Chief Tech Officer (Elect.) between the year 1983-2002 where his duties included HOD (Electrical), Production of Electrical Designs for Projects handled by the Corporation, Projects Supervision and any other duty that may be assigned. 2002-2004, he worked as senior tech officer at Ministry of Communications Abuja, with responsibilities of Data Processing and Computer Maintenance in Technical Services Department.
He has also worked at Federal. Min. of Information and Communications Abuja as principal Technical officer and from 2012 till date he has worked at Federal. Min. of Communications Technology Abuja, as Chief Technical Officer (RT) with responsibilities of Desk Officer, Nigerian Communications Satellite (NigComSat).
He is the current National President, Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE).
• FELLOW, NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF TECHNOLOGISTS IN ENGINEERING (NATE),
• FELLOW, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS (NISET),
• COUNCIL MEMBER, COUNCIL FOR THE REGULATION OF ENGINEERING IN NIGERIA (COREN).
• PRESIDENTIAL AWARD BY - Nigerian Association of Technologists in Engineering (NATE)
Award of Excellence by - NATE Branches, kwara and Akwa-Ibom state
• NATIONAL OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AWARD BY - National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS)
• GARKUWAN MATASAN AREWA BY - Arewa Youth Assembly
ENGR. Ahmad Muhammed Yabagi, was born in Niger, Nigeria. . He went to Kaduna Polytechnic to obtain his National Diploma (ND) Electrical/Electronics and Higher National Diploma (HND) Electrical/Electronics between 1982 and 1990. He then attended Fed. University of Technology, Minna, Alcatel University Shanghai (AUS), Peoples Republic of China, and ZTE University, Shenzhen, People's Republic of China where he got the following degrees; Post Graduate Diploma (PGD) computer science (2002), ), Certificate in Alcatel S.12 Switching and External Line Plant, (ELP) 2005, and Certificate in CDMA (MSS, BSS and Optimization 2006, respectively.
ENGR Yabagi is a diligent and dedicated man, who has many awards and accolades over the years, some of which includes;
Address: A-8, Tudun Wada Low-Cost, Minna, Niger State.
Address: Director, (Electrical), Engineering Services (Housing), Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing, Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja.
Address: Director, Highways, North East, Federal Ministry of Power, Works & Housing, Headquarters, Mabushi, Abuja.
Representative of NSE
Address: Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Area 1, Garki, Abuja.
Representative of South South state
Hon. (Engr.) Andem Etim Ekpo Bassey was born in Lagos. He is from Calabar South Local Government Area, Cross River state. He attended University of Lodz, Lodz, Poland for his pre-degree program, (1978-1979). He obtained both his First and Second Degree in Civil Engineering at University of Technology, Cracov, Poland, (1979-1985).
Engr Bassey was the managing Director, Magabee Engineering Company Limited Cross-Rivers State where he provided all forms of engineering services to the public and assisted in the social engineering of the community. The company distinguished herself with many awards, including the 1st prize from NAFCON in 1995.
Between 30th June 2003 and 23rd September 2004, Engr Bassey was the Director at Cross-River State Government Directorate of project Monitoring & Evaluation. In September 2004, Cross Rivers State Planning Commission made Engr Bassey the Commissioner in-Charge of projects inspectorates department. He carried out his duties effectively and ensured that all projects were properly executed.
In 2007, Engr Bassey was appointed by cross rivers state water board Ltd as Project Coordinator 2nd national Urban Water and Sanitation Reform Program Cross River State Component, financed by World Bank. He was also elected as Executive Chairman, Calabar South Local Government Council, Cross Rivers State, Where he served his people with great diligence and Honor. Engr Bassey has also demonstrated leadership capabilities in different areas, including Politics.
• Nominated, Member Partnership for Sustainable Development (PSD) with NDDC
• Nominated as Cross River State Desk Officer to Niger Delta development Commission (NDDC) 2005 – 2007
• Treasurer – South-South Professional Forum SSPF) Elected April, 2016
• National Chairman, Nigeria Institution of Civil Engineers (NICE) 2017.
• Nominated, Chairman – Subcommittee on Physical Infrastructure GUIDELINES IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE for NDDC.
• Grand Patron for the Boys Brigade Nigeria, Calabar South Battalion Council.
• Appointed as Ambassador for Peace AHMADIYYA MUSLIM JAMA’ AT NIGERIA
• COREN – South-South Representative as COREN COUNCIL
• He is currently the National Chairman of Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers.
• Polish Society of Engineers – Member
• Institute of Chartered Mediator and Conciliator of Nigeria (ICMC) – Member
• The Nigerian Society of Engineering Technicians (NiSET) – Fellow
• The Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) – Member
• Council for the Regulation of Engineering of Nigeria (COREN) – Registered Engineer
• Nigerian Institutions of Civil Engineers (NICE) – Fellow
• American Society of Civil Engineers – Member
He has had publications in both local and international Journal.
Phone: 08058559067, 09056852542
Address: 100, White House Street, Calabar, Cross River State.
Engr. Usman Alkali MNSE was born in Zamfara State. He got his First School Leaving Certificate in 1969 and his WASC 1974. He then got admitted into A.B.U Zaria to get his National Diploma in (Agricultural Mechanization) in 1976 and proceeded in the same school to get a Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Mech. in 1979. He went ahead to get his Post Graduate Diploma in Agricultural Engineering at (Cronfield University UK).
- 1980 – 1982 Mechanical Supervisor – Ministry of Agriculture Sokoto State
- 1982 – 1983 Assistant Plan Engineer – Wold Bank Assisted, Gusau, Agricultural Development Project (GADP)
- 1984 – 1986 Mechanical Engineer - Sokoto Agricultural Rural Development Authority (SARDA) Sokoto
- 1987 – 1988 Senior Mechanical Engineer, (SARDA) Sokoto
- 1988 – 1992 Chief Engineer, Vegetable & Fruit Processing Company (VEGFRU) (INLAKs Group of Companies) factory site Jauro-Garga Biu LGA, Borno State.
- 1992 – 2011 Managing Director Alkason Technical Service Nig. Limited, Gusau, Zamfara State.
- 2012 – 2014 Managing Consultant Building Right Global Services, No. 113
Zamfara Plaza, Gusau, Zamfara State.
- 2014 – 2015 Managing Consultant Confidence Engineering & Technical Services No. 102 Zamfara Trade Centre, Gusau, Zamfara State
- 2015 – to date COREN Council Member North West Geo political Zone
MEMBERSHIP OF ENGINEERING BODIES
- Associate Member: The Institution of Agriculture Engineer (UK)
Membership No. 5514 -12th June, 1986
- Co-operate Member: The Nigerian Society of Engineers
Membership No. 28834 - 8th May, 2013
- Registered (with): Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria
(COREN) Membership No. R30205
CERTIFICATES OF AWARD RECEIVED
- Best Student in General Work Shop Practice – Division of Agricultural Colleges ABU Zaria - 1976
- Honorary Fellow; The Nigerian Society of Engineering Technicians - 2017
SOCIETY/UNIONS & POSITION HELD
- General Secretary of the Student Union
ABU Zaria Div. of Agric Colleges 1978
- General Secretary Nigerian Student in UK
(Silsoe Campus Cranfield Univercity UK) 1986
- Chairman Senior Staff Association
(Vegetable & Fruit Processing Company (VEGFRU)) 1990 - 1991
- Trustee, Northern Caucus – Food Beverages & Tobacco (FOBTOB)
Senior Staff Association – 1991 -1992
- Member Main Organisation Committee for the 26th COREN Engineering Assembly 2017
- Member Main Organisation Committee for the 27th COREN Engineering Assembly 2018
SEMINARS/ CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS ATTENDED
- National Engineering Conference (NSE) & A.G.M at Abuja 2014
- COREN 24th Engineering Assembly, Abuja - 2014
- National Engineering Conference (NSE) (Sunshine) Akure 2015
- National Engineering Conference (NSE) & A.G.M Uyo 2016
- National Engineering Conference (NSE) & A.G.M at Abuja 2017
- COREN 25th Engineering Assembly, Akure 2016
- COREN 26th Engineering Assembly, Abuja - 2017
- Ability to develop new skills
- Ability to work with less supervision
- Good sense of humour
- Excellence human relation
- Good communication skills
- Creativity and hard working
Phone Number: +234 8039326211
Address: AlkasonTechnical Service Nigeria Limited,Zamfara Trade Centre,Gusau, Zamfara State
Phone: 08039326211, 08085508384
Address: Alkasons Technical Services Nig. Ltd., Gusau, Zamfara State.
- Education and Qualification
Abubakar Sadiq is 57 years old, an indigene of Kano State, and a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria where he obtained his first, second and third degrees. He obtained Post Graduate Diplomas in International Institute for Soils & Water Management, Agric Research Organization (ARO), Tel-aviv, Israel; International Centre for Tropical Agricultural and Development (CIRAD), Montpellier, France; and Institute for Agric Development, Tsukuba and Tokyo International Centers, Japan, MANAGE Institute, Hyderabad, India, AFRACA, Nairobi, Kenya, respectively. He attended several local and international professional short courses in various countries relevant to his triple responsibilities of teaching & student supervision, conduct of basic & applied research and packaging & promotion of relevant agricultural innovations to targeted end users.
- Working Experience
He joined the service of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1988 as assistant lecturer and extension specialist and posted to NAERLS but attached to Institute for Agricultural Research and Department of Agric & Bio-resource Engineering, respectively. He was appointed to professorial rank in Agricultural & Bio-resource Engineering in 2005 academic session. He has been involved in the conduct of applied research, promotion of improved technologies and practices, development/production of extension support materials, provision of support services, capacity building of diverse clients including field extension staff and managers, farmers, etc nationwide. He has committed himself to teaching and supervision of both undergraduates and postgraduate students not only in ABU Zaria but also in Bayero University Kano, University of Ilorin, ATBU, University of Uyo, University of Maiduguri, Kaduna Polytechnic, etc. He led several FAO, WB and missions to develop policy and strategic documents on Irrigation and Drainage for Nigeria and West African Sub region.
- Administrative Experience
Professor Abubakar administrative experience include serving as HOD of Agric & Bio-resource Department and of Agric Engineering & Irrigation Research Program in NAERLS (1996-2000); Officer-in-Charge of Agric. Extension Service Delivery for North-West Agro-Ecological Zone (2000-2004); Deputy Director of NAERLS (2004-2008), Executive Director of NAERLS (2008-2012) responsibility to the Hon. Minister of Agriculture on agricultural extension service delivery for the whole nation. He chaired and served on many committees at University, Institute and Departmental levels. He represented Congregation in the ABU, Zaria Senate (1999-2003) and served as a member of Governing Boards of IAR, NAPRI, DAC and NAERLS (2008-2012). He was Chairman of Agric & Vet Complex (2010-2012) comprising of Faculties of Agric, Vet Medicine, IAR, NAPRI, NAERLS, Vet Teaching Hospital and 3 Colleges of Agriculture of Kaduna, Samaru and Kabba. He saved as a member of ABU Governing Council (2009-2014) where he chaired and served in a number of committees including Senior Staff Appointment & Promotion, ICT & Computing Service; Investigation Panels and Ad-hoc Committees on Financial Control, University Budget Performance, etc. He was a member of ABU Strategic Planning Review & Monitoring and Physical Planning & Development Committees. He was appointed as the team leader on Agribusiness in ARDP who are engaging the North Western States on promoting Economic Development Agenda (2012-Date). He was appointed the pioneer Vice Chancellor of Alvan Ikoku University of Education, Owerri (May – August 2015). He was appointed as Chairman and led the Committee that developed the strategic plan of the newly established Federal University, Gusau (2016-12017). He was appointed as the Dean of School of Postgraduate Studies in ABU, Zaria (2017-Date).
- Academic Duties, Mentoring and Outputs
He supervised and mentored several students both internally and externally: 12 PhD, 15 M.Sc and 30 B.Engn student theses. He had internally examined 8 PhDs, 12 MSc theses, externally examined 9 PhD and 17 MSc theses; assessed 6 candidates for professorial positions. Most of the students produced high quality publications from the research projects l supervised and published in highly rated journals. Engr. Professor Abubakar have to his credit as output of his 27 years of academic career 194 publications including 29 journals, 2 edited book, 7 book chapters, 23 edited proceedings, 33 conference papers, 12 extension bulletins, 6 extension guides, 37 training workshop papers, 20 research reports, 16 technical reports, 9 edited training manuals. He has produced more than 45 radio, 20 TV programmes, 10 video documentaries and 12 slides shows on various aspects of agriculture in English and local languages which were aired/televised in both public and private stations across the country.
- Project/Programs Implementation
Professor Abubakar led and participated in winning several research/development projects grants, which were successfully implemented using the platform of ABU, Zaria. To date, Abubakar was involved in more than 21 projects sponsored by development partners like FAO, WB, ATI, IFAD, USAID, DFID, French Embassy in Nigeria, other donors, multi and bi-lateral collaborations, Government interventions covering areas like irrigated agriculture, irrigation system management, water supply and sanitation, water lifting devices, labour saving devices, agric mechanization, ground water pollution and land use, dry agriculture, water harvesting, irrigated soil management, etc.
- Professional Bodies Activities
Professor Abubakar is an active member and fellow of many professional bodies, among which are American Society of Agric & Bio-Res Engineers (ASABE), International Committee on Irrigation & Drainage (ICID) Nig. Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Inst. of Agric Engineers (NIAE), International Soil Tillage Research Organization (ISTRO), Agricultural Extension Society of Nigeria (AESON), etc. He is a registered and practicing Engineer with Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN). He was the National Chairman of Nig. Inst. of Agric Engineers (NIAE) between 2008 and 2012 and was a member the National Executive Committee of NIAE. He had served NSE in various capacities for over 2 decades including member and chairman of several Boards and Committees. He is the current Editor-in-Chief of Technical Transactions and Journal of Nig. Society of Engineers (NSE) under whose leadership the journal was transformed to an online publication and won TETFUND Sponsorship, where I converted the journal to an online publication at www.nsetransactions.org. He served as Chairman of the technical committee for NSE annual conference (2012-2018). He represented NSE at the development of National Integrated Infrastructural Master Plan (NIIMP): Strategies for Implementation in 2015. He was recently appointed as a member of COREN Council and Chairman of Education and Training Standing Committee of the Council.
- Community Services:
I am the Chairman of Board of Trustees, COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE (COMEIN) since 1998 to date, an NGO based in Kano involve in rural development in the areas of agriculture, irrigation management, rural water supply, and strengthening of community-based organizations. I am a member of board of Directors of WOMEN GENDER DEVELOPERS (WOGEND), an NGO based in Kano involve in the rehabilitation of child-girl abuse/trafficking and reintegration into the immediate society with a sustainable means of livelihood. Member of several community based organizations and self-help groups, religious organizations, community schools, etc in the Zaria, Kaduna and Kano, respectively.
- Grant attracted for Research & Development and Physical Projects
Participated in securing several research-based, development-based and promotion-based collaboration projects sponsored by multi-lateral, bi-lateral, donors like WB, FAO, IFAD, WAPP, etc, which were successfully implemented. The nature of the projects spans diverse fields of agricultural development, water resources and environmental management, economic and social development, youth empowerment and capacity development of institutions, etc. also led in the establishment of several strategic physical structures within ABU main campus during my tenure as Executive Director of NAERLS. The NAERLS SUITES AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, the printing press, the cafeteria complex and maintenance unit and the surfacing of the entire unit with ashfalt and the construction of the exist road of 750m length were amongst the few.
Professor Abubakar is proficient in ICT with the following skills: i) Microsoft Words, Excel, Access, SPSS, Powerpoint Programmes, ii) GIS Applications, iii) Autocard, iv) Audio and Video programme editing soft ware, v) ACCESS/SPSS, vi) On-line e-payment softwares.
- Outreach Activities
He also maintained a personal website at www.szabubakar.com here all my papers, lectures, books, presentations, monographs, etc are hoisted and shared on request.
Professor Abubakar main interest is to improve the living standard of rural people through sustained provision of knowledge, skill development and economic empowerment for effective participation in our national life. Assist them to over-come weaknesses that usually limit their capacities and capabilities; in order to attain their potentials, explore new opportunities and have full access to resources and information. I am very fun of world history, culture, economy and politics at all levels.
Engr. Abubakar Saqid Zubair is a Professor of Agric. & Bio-resource Engineering with specialization in Irrigation System design, development and management. He is a staff in ABU, Zaria since 1988. He is currently the Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is happily married with children.
Multi-talented and proven executive and problem solver with a broad range of leadership, managerial and operational business, safety and security experience.
- NYSC at Modular Aluminum Company Ltd, Kaduna - 1987 - 1988
- Factory Engineer at Modular Aluminum Company Ltd - 1988 - 1989
- Pupilage Training at Federal Ministry of Works - 1989 - 1991
- Design Office of Federal Ministry of Works & Housing - 1991 - 1996
- Chief Engineer (Engineering Services) FMWH, Kano - 1996 - 2006
- Assistant Director (Engineering Services) FMWH, Kano - 2007 - 2008
- Assistant Director (Security & Safety Mgt) FIRS, Abuja - 2008 - 2010
- Head (Security & Safety Mgt) FIRS, Abuja - 2010 - 2011
- Deputy Director (Security & Safety Mgt) FMW, Abuja. 2011 - 2016
- Director/Central Workshops & Equipment, FMPW&H 2017 - Date
Representative of North East State
Address: Office of the Secretary to the State Government, Adamawa State Government House, Yola, Adamawa State.
Representative of Oyo State
Address: Ministry of Works & Transport, Secretariat, Ibadan Oyo State.
Engr. Ojekunle Ezekiel Olusegun, FNSE was born in Ibadan, Egbeda Local Government Area. He obtained his Primary School Leaving Certificate 1966, his West African School Certificate (Ordinary Level) 1973, his OND (Electrical Engineering)1981, his Higher National Diploma (HND)in Electronics & Electric Engineering 1991 and his Post Graduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Power) 2009.
He joined NBC, (Now FRCN) as an Assistant Technical Officer, between 1977-1978.
He then joined P & T (Now NITEL), where he retired as a Manager after 29years of Meritorious Services from 1977 to 2006. He is now the Managing Director of OLKONICS Engineering Nig. Ltd.
Membership and Appointment held:
1998-2000: Assistant General Secretary, NSE Ibadan
2000-Date: Examiner for NSE Membership Examination, Ibadan Branch
2001-2003: General Secretary, NE, Ibadan Branch
2004-2005: Vice Chairman, NSE, Ibadan Branch
2005-Date: Member, Interviewing Panel for Registration of Electrical Contractors
Federal Ministry of Mines & Power, South West Zone
2006-Date: Member, Research & Professional Development, (NSE)
2006-2007: Chairman, NSE, Ibadan Branch
2006-2007: Member, Council Nigerian Society of Engineers
2007: Members, Constitution/ Bye-Laws Drafting Committee for NSE Branches
2008-Date: Member, Membership Board, NSE, (National)
2009-2016: South West Coordinator NSE Mandatory Continuing Professional
Education Courses for Prospective Members.
2009-Date: Member, the Governing Council of Igbajo Polytechnic (NSE/COREN)
2010-Date: Member, COREN Engineering Regulatory Monitoring Team (ERM), Oyo
- 2010: Member, Human Resources Development and Special Research Committee
(NSE) Divisions Nationwide
2012-Date: Member, Nigerian Contract Monitoring Coalition
2012 Member, Award and Endowment Committee
2013-2015: Chairman, NIEEE Ibadan Chapter
He is also very active in building his community and was the Chairman, Awotunde, Wakajaye Community Landlord Association, Egbeda Local Government, Ibadan (2011-2016) and Member, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) (2004-Date).
He also chairs the Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN), Wakajaye & Environ, Ibadan, is an Executive Member, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) Egbeda Local Government and Patron, Women Wing, PFN Egbeda Local Government.
Engr. Prof. Joseph Obofoni Odigure was born 2nd October 1959. He had his Primary education at St. John Primary School, Sabongida Ora and Secondary education at Holy Trinity Grammar School, Sabongida Ora, Edo State before proceeding to the Belarus National University of Technology, Minsk, Belarus from where he obtained M.Sc with Distinction in Chemical Technology of Binding Materials and refractories, non-metallic compounds, 1986 as the best graduating student and PhD, Technical Sciences, 1990. He did the NYSC at and was employ thereafter as Lecturer 1 by the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 1990 and 1991 respectively. He was promoted to the rank of Professor of Chemical Engineering Department in 1st October 2002.
Until his appointment as the Registrar, he had been involved in COREN activities in all ramifications for about nine (9) years. During these periods, he served as Vice President/member, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria and as member/Chairman of various Committees. His most recently appointments include Chairman, the Sub Committee on the production of Guideline Document for the Outcome Based Engineering Workshop and Review of Benchmark Minimum Academic Standard for Undergraduate programmes in Nigerian Universities May 2017, member, Special Cases Committee and the Chairman, The Standards Organisation of Nigeria, Technical Committee on Standardisation and Quality Assurance in Building and Construction Industry as Representative of COREN, 2018.
He is administrator of repute having served in various administrative and managerial capacities in the public and private Universities and various national and International Committees. He was twice elected the Dean of School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, the Foundation Coordinator/Dean, School of Information and Communication Technology, Foundation Director, Centre for Open Distance and eLearning, all at Federal University of Technology, Minna. He is the recipient of various local and international awards: Honorary Fellow, Australian Institute of High Energetic Materials, Fellow, Nigeria Association of Technologist Engineers among others. He has over 100 authored and co-authored patents, research journal articles, books and conferences proceedings and serves as referee to various local and international journals. He is widely cited in his area of research.
He believes that regulatory activities must be multidisciplinary in content to be proactive and innovative and to remain relevant. He has by learning, association and exposure recognized the need and acquired strong leadership skill to drive, inspire and sustain globally competitive regulatory standards in engineering education and practices. He is a team player with strong global vision on engineering regulations, capacity building and maintaining of local and international best practices: a necessity for informed and effective regulation of engineering in a 21st century.