Engr. Michael Igara Nmecha


Engr. Michael Igara Nmecha, MNSE, COEN,Reg.


Lecturer II

B.Eng., MSc.
Email: michael.nmecha@futo.edu.ng

Biography

Michael Igara Nmecha, born on February 14, 1981, in Aba, Abia State, Nigeria, at Ndubisi Hospital, comes from a family of notable heritage with roots in both Abia and Imo States (Chief and Lolo Igara Nmecha of AmekeAbiriba Abia State/Chief and Lolo Michael IhemejeAsinobi of ObazuMbeiriMbaitoli).

As the eldest of three siblings, his early education spanned the vibrant 1980s at Children Welfare Nursery School and Constitution Crescent Primary School in Aba, before advancing to Ngwa High School, where he completed his secondary education from 1992 to 1998.

Nmecha’s academic journey continued at the Federal University of Technology Owerri, Nigeria, where he pursued and earned a Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) in Agricultural Engineering and a Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Pollution Control in Environmental Technology, which is now known as Environment Management.

Despite facing numerous challenges, Nmecha’s resilience and determination led him to gain valuable experience through roles in various organizations, including the Ministry of Agriculture in Abeokuta, Ogun State, FADAMA 1-3, Imo State Agricultural Development Program, the Federal Road Safety Corps, TARI-GLO Ventures, the Independent National Electoral Commission, and others.

Since 2012, Nmecha has contributed his expertise to the Public Procurement Research Centre, alongside pursuing a Doctorate degree in Environmental Engineering with a focus on Agricultural Bioresources Engineering.

His appointment as a Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Management underscores his commitment to academic excellence and his practical approach to problem-solving.

Nmecha’s personal life is as fulfilling as his professional journey. He is married to Mrs. Ugochi Igara Nmecha, a Lay Reader, and together they are devoted members of the Anglican Church. They are blessed with two children, Princess Michaela Uzoamaka Michael Igara Nmecha and Princess Harmony Onyinyeomachukwu Michael Igara Nmecha, born on February 2, 2020, and February 7 2022 respectively.

Beyond his family life, Nmecha actively participates in his church as an Usher and Chorister and is involved in various religious and community organizations, including the Bible Society of Nigeria, Boys Bridge of Nigeria Owerri Division, Anglican Christian Men Fellowship, and Full Gospel Businessmen Fellowship.

Nmecha’s hobbies are diverse, ranging from sports such as soccer, table tennis, and swimming, to intellectual pursuits like scrabble, chess, and monopoly, alongside video gaming, internet surfing, reading, traveling, driving, and climbing.

His dynamic personality and openness to new ideas underscore his belief in the power of positivity, flexibility, and hard work. Nmecha’s life philosophy centres on making a silent yet impactful difference, underpinned by his deep faith and commitment to seeing possibilities in every challenge.

Academic Qualification

  • First School Leaving Certificate                                                             1992
  • Senior Secondary School Certificate                                                     1998
  • General Certificate Examination                                                            2004
  • B.Eng (Agricultural Engineering)                                                           2009
  • M.Sc. (Pollution Control in Environmental Technology)                        2014
  • Ph.D (Environmental Engineering in Agricultural and Bio resources Engineering)  2017/18 in View

 

Professional Qualifications

  • Financial Management for Donor Funded Projects Course Certification , 2024.
  • Digital Skills & International Volunteer Certificate, 2023.
  • Environmental Standards Track C ToT workshop 20TH – 31ST March, 2023.
  • E-Learning Course Development and Administration Training Using Moodle; Febuary, 2023.
  • Leadership, Team Building and Personal Productivity Skills; December, 2022.
  • Project Management Training, 2022
  • Member Nigeria Society of Engineers, 2018.
  • Mandatory Continuing Professional Education Course forProspective Corporate Members (MCPE), 2018.
  • Mandatory Branch Pre-Examination Workshop for Prospective Corporate

Honours/Awards

 
  1. Award of Study Fellowship to Undertake a PhD Programme in Soil and Water Engineering in the Department Agricultural and Bio resources Engineering, School of Engineering and Engineering Technology, Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  2. Letter of Commendationby the University Governing Council at its 178th Meeting held on Thursday December12,2019 noted with delight the Vice-Chancellor’s report on the selection of the University as the Centre of Excellence in Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards,FUTO (CE-sPESS-FUTO), the Governing Council was very pleased and appreciated my effort in attracting such honor and recognition to the University.

Affiliations

  • Member COREN
  • Member Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers   
  • Member Nigeria Society of Nigeria     
  • Member Igbo Studies Association   
  • Member Bible Society of Nigeria
  • Patron Boys Brigade of Nigeria (Owerri Zone)      
  • Member Anglican Men Fellowship
  • Member Full Gospel Men’s Fellowship

Courses Assigned to Teach

Centre/Unit/Department:  Environmental Management/PPRC/CE-sPESS

  • Course Code and Courses Assigned to Teach: Module I: The Legal and Regulatory frameworks for Public Procurement.
  • Module VIII: Procurement for Design, Supply, and Installation of electro-mechanical plant.
  • Environmental Management PGD
  • EVT 528: Erosion Dynamics & Modeling
  • EVT 552: Storm Water Management
  • EVT 441: Land Development for Erosion Studies.      
  • EVT 429: Principles of Land Drainage.
  • EVT 425: Foundations and Slope Stability.
  • EVT 423: Fluvial/Costal Geomorphology.
  • EVT 421: Hydrologic Modelling.
  • Public Procurement Research Training Courses (PPRCT 01’02’03’04’05’06’07’08’09’10’11’12).

Experience

  • Federal University of Technology Owerri:  Assistant Lecturer (2018-Till Date)
  • Public Procurement Research Centre: Assistant to the Director on Technical
  • Logistics and Operations (2012-Till Date)
  • FUTO Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards (2018-Till Date)
  • INEC (2011)
  • FRSC (2011) 
  • Imo State ADP (2008)
  • FADAMA (2006-07)
  • TARI-GLO Ventures (2006-2012)

Research Interest

  • Engineering
  • Oil Spill
  • Public Procurement/Procurement management/Sustainable Procurement
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Cybersecurity
  • Environment
  • Robotics
  • Sustainable Energy

Publications

  1. October 2023**Iheriohanma, C. C, Nwachukwu, M. A., Ejiogu, C. C., Uyo, C. N., Iwuji, M. C., Nmecha, I. M., Onwuagba, C. G., and Esomonu, I.**Soil Contamination and Sustainability of Open Market in Ihiagwa, Imo State, Nigeria.Global Research in Environment and Sustainability October 2023, Vol. 1, No. 8, pp. 31-39.
  2. Ekweogu Chinonye, Diagi E. Bridget ,Justin N. Okorondu ,Chidinma Acholonu Obayi Victor Ikedi and M. I. Nmecha **Bio-Accumulation of Heavy Metals in Aquatic Organism in Otamiri River inOwerri, Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Biochemistry Research & Review Volume XXX, Issue XX, Page XX-XX, 20YY; Article no.IJBCRR.99915 ISSN: 2231-086X, NLM ID: 101654445
  3. May 2023**Michael Igara Nmecha, Osuji Chuks Stanley,.A.B.C.Akujuobi,EsomonuIheanyichukwu,Ikechukwu Eze ** An Appraisal of Effectiveness of Public Procurement Act and Procurement Process in the Cost of Contract Awards. Quest Journals Journal of Research in Business and Management Volume 11 ~ Issue 5 (2023) pp: 83-92 ISSN(Online):2347-3002
  4. May 2023 *Anyanwu J.C., Nwafor D.M., Ejiogu C.C., Iwuji M.C., Ulor C.O., Esomonu I., Uche C.C.,Nmecha M.I., Amaku, G.E.,PHYSICOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS AND PHYTOPLANKTONABUNDANCE OF NKISI RIVER, ANAMBRA STATE.International Journal of Current ResearchVol. 15, Issue, 05, pp.24486-24491, May, 2023DOI: https://doi.org/10.24941/ijcr.45138.05.2023
  5. April 2023** Michael Igara Nmecha, Paul C. Njoku,Ekweogu Chinonye Victoria,EsomonuIheanyichukwu **Impact of Oil Spill on Edaphic Variables Near A Flow Station In Odagwa . Quest Journals Journal of Research in Environmental and Earth Sciences Volume 9 ~ Issue 4 (2023) pp: 145-155 ISSN(Online) :2348-2532
  6. April 2023** Peter Claver Okoro, M.I. Nmecha, A.B.C. Akujuobi.Factors Affecting the Adoption of E-Procurement in Public Sector in Nigeria Quest Journals Journal of Research in Humanities and Social Science Volume 11 ~ Issue 4 (2023) pp: 118-135 ISSN(Online):2321-9467
  7. March 2023** Nmecha, M. I, C.D. Okereke, C.C. Egwuonwu, I. Esomonu“Drone Development of a Dynamic Drone Device for Surveillance for Agricultural Lands to Detect Crude Oil Spill in Federal University of Technology Owerri.” is Accepted for publication in Quest Journals. Article id: 
  8. December 2022** U Mgbeahuruike, E.I Emereibeole,F.U Nwobodo, Nmecha I.M.Et Al, Trace Metal Uptake by Food Cultivars in Coal Mining Environment of Enugu State, Nigeria.Vol. 10. No. 1, 1-7 American Journal of Environmental Protection.           
  9. August 2021**Emereibeole E. I.,Enenebaku C. K,Nmecha I.M.Et Al, Groundwater Contamination from a Municipal Solid Waste Dumpsite: Case Study of Obosi, Southeastern Nigeria.12,15-22(ISSN 2229 – 6441) International Journal of Science and Nature.
  10. January 2021**Ogar P.A.,Uyo C.N,Nmecha I.M.Et Al, Study on the Physical Environmental Parameters that Influence the Location of Industries in Ibadan, Nigeria: A Geospatial Approach. VOL.7. pp: 63-70 ISSN(Online) :2348-2532. Quest Journals, Journal of Research in Environmental and Earth Sciences.
  11. 2019**Anyikwa Sylvester Obum, Nmecha, M.I. Et Al, Effect of Brewery Effluent on Surface Water Quality of Ikpoba River, Benin City, Edo State. Doi: 13140/Rg.2.2.17095.04000.
  12. 2015 **Ikwa L. E., Nmecha M. I. Et Al, Investigation of Soil Ecosystem Variables Affected by Oil Spill in OdagwaEtche Rivers State, Nigeria. Journal Of Biopesticides and Agriculture, Vol. 1, 2465-7115 (Online) 2465-7123 (Print). Http://Www.Biopjournal.Com.