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Engr. Prof. Joseph Obofoni Odigure was born on 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 Ph.D., Technical Sciences, 1990. He did the NYSC at and was employed 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 on 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 an 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 the 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 a 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 skills to drive, inspire and sustain globally competitive regulatory standards in engineering education and practices. He is a team player with a 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 the 21st century.
Mrs. Ayoola Taiwo Obafunmi was born on the 15th of November, 1969. She hails from Ogun State, Nigeria. She started her primary education at Mount Carmel Convent School, E/B, Lagos (First School Leaving Certificate, 1981) and secondary school at Wesley Girls Secondary School, Yaba, Lagos- West African School Certificate (WASC) 1986. She then went further for a Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) at Ogun State Polytechnic, Abeokuta for an Advanced Level Certificate (GCE-A Level) 1989
She obtained her B. A. (Hons.) English (Second Class Upper Division) from Ogun State University, now Olabisi Onabanjo University Ago-Iwoye in 1994 and later proceeded to the University of Lagos where she bagged her M. A. (Hons) Degree in Literature in 1998.
Mrs. Obafunmi was employed into the services of COREN as an Assistant Registrar in 1998. She pioneered COREN Zonal Office in Warri in 2001 and was later transferred to COREN Head office Abuja in 2004 to Head the Registration Department, a position she held for over 8 years. She is currently the Head of Management Services Department as Assistant Director.
A member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (AMNIM), she has attended courses locally and internationally.
Mrs. Obafunmi is married to a Pastor and they are blessed with children.
Barr. Ify Eke was born in Anambra, Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
She completed her Secondary School at Ogidi Girls’ Secondary School Ogidi in Anambra state. She further attended the University of Nigeria, Nsuka Enugu Campus where she obtained her LLB. She also bagged her B.L from the Nigerian Law School Abuja.
She joined the Services of COREN 16years ago and has risen to the current post of an Assistant Director Legal Services.
Barr. Ify has attended many courses locally and internationally.
Engr. Aku Joseph Agabi was born on 13th February 1971 in Kaduna, Kaduna State. He attended Government College Kaduna between 1982 and 1988. He obtained a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He also holds Post Graduate Diplomas in Engineering, Management and Administration from the University of Agriculture Makurdi, Benue State University and Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON) Badagry, Lagos respectively.
Engr. Agabi has worked in different capacities at COREN Zonal offices and Headquarters. He is currently the Head of COREN Engineering Professional Development Centre, Gwarinpa.
He is a Corporate Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers and has served and is still serving in various committees at the National level. He is also a member of the NSE Abuja branch where he severally served as an executive committee member.
He is married with children.
Engr. Oladipupo Isiaka Mabogaje, MNSE, AFCIA was born in Ebute-Metta, Lagos on the 31st March 1976. He obtained B. Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State in 1999. He also holds M. Sc. in Industrial & Production Engineering from University of Ibadan in 2004 and Diploma certificate in Industrial safety, Planning & Control from Federal College of Education, Akoka – Lagos in 2005.
Engr. O. I. Mobogaje worked in different capacities across Engineering filed such as, Boston Nig. Ltd., IHS Nig. Ltd. in Lagos, Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) Headquarters, Abuja and joined Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN, in 2010, as Maintenance Officer and Later as Zonal Officer South-South, 2013 and he is currently the Head of Procurement Unit of COREN.
Engr. Mabogaje has attended several courses in Nigeria and a member of several professional bodies.
He is happily married to Mrs. Gift Chinyere Aishat (Nee Uche) Mabogaje.
Mr. Abudu Sunday Omotayo was born on 28th March 1968 in Somolu, Lagos State. He is a native of Ago-Iwoye, in Ijebu North LGA of Ogun State.
He attended Sanni-Luba Primary and Secondary School in Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State between 1974 - 1984. He studied Accountancy at Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos State (National Diploma) between 1985 -1987 and Yaba College of Technology, Yaba, Lagos (1990 - 1993) where he obtained (Higher National Diploma (Lower Credit) in Accountancy & Finance. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Nigeria (ICAN).
Mr. Abudu has worked in different establishments as a Cost Accounting Clerk, Clerical Officer, Account Officer, and Cost Accountant. He has also served as an Audit Trainee in Titi-Olaniyan & Co. (a firm of Chartered Accountant) between 1988 - 2002. He joined the Council for the Regulation of Engineering Nigeria, COREN in 2003 as Principal Registry Assistant (Audit) and rose to the post of Assistant Chief Auditor in 2012. Presently, he is the Head of Audit.
He is married with children.
Peter Awunde was born on 20th October 1976 at Naka, Gwer-West L.G.A of Benue State. He completed his secondary school at Govt. Secondary School Maina, Lafia Nassarawa State. He further attended the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi where he obtained a B.ENG (Electrical/Electronics). He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Education.
He taught in many international Schools and worked with many IT firms in Abuja before joining COREN where he is currently the Head of Project and facility Management Unit.
He has attended many courses locally and internationally some of which include;
- Computer Maintenance and Database Management System, COREN, May, 2009
- Value for Money in Engineering Projects: The Role of Engineers in the Public Sector, COREN, April, 2009
- Engineering Education in Nigeria: Innovative Teaching and Learning Tools, COREN, February, 2009
- Curriculum Review in Electronics Mechatronic for NBTE Kaduna, March, 2009
- Risk Management – RIPA International, London, July, 2009
- 1St National Engineering Tech. Conf. (NETeC 2008) at ABU Zaria, April, 2008
Engr. Peter Awunde is a registered Engineer with COREN and a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE.
He is married with Children.
Ojonugwa Haruna was born on 1st October, 1978 in Makurdi, Benue State. She attended her primary education at St. Catherine Primary School Makurdi, 1988. She then went to United Faith Tabernacle College in Jos, Plateau State in 1991 and completed at Ochaja Girls Secondary School in 1998.
She obtained her B. A. (Hon) Mass Communication from Kogi State University Anyagba in 2003.
A member of the Nigeria Institute of Public Relation
Ojonugwa Haruna is married with Children.
Engr. Suleiman Adamu Kakudi was born on 27th September, 1982 at Kakudi, Sule Tankarkar L.G.A of Jigawa State. He attended Sani Mainagge Special Primary School. He completed his secondary school at Bayero University Staff Secondary School. He further attained his B.ENG (Electrical/Electronics) at Bayero University Kano.
He started working with Horizon broadcasting and telecommunication LTD as an Executive Officer Power Management and Technical Support EO (PM&TS) before joining COREN where he is currently the head of Management Information System.
He attended many Courses which include;
- 10th November, 2008.
CCNA Exploration: Network Fundamentals.
- 31st March, 2009.
CCNA Exploration: Router Protocols and Concepts.
- 1st January, 2010.
CCNA Exploration: LAN Switching and Wireless
- 12th December 2008:
Corner Stone Technology Solution LTD:
One month theoretical and practical training in :
GSM System Overview
BTS Installation, Integration and Maintenance.
Transmission and Microwaves (PDH/SDH)
Vsats and Fibre Optics Implementation
Data Services and GPRS (2.5) Networks
Edge, UMTS/WCDMA (3G) Networks
Radio Network Optimization
Engr. Suleiman A. Kakudi is a registered Engineer with COREN and a Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE.
He is married with Children.