Engr. Prof. Ngozi Anthony Asuzor Okereke

OkerekeEngr. Prof. Ngozi Anthony Asuzor Okereke

Eng. M. Eng, PhD, D.I.r.E.
Dept. of Agricultural & Biores.Eng.
Federal University of Technology,
P.M.B. 1526, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.
E-mail: profnaaokereke@gmail.com, naaokereke@futo.edu.ng

 


EDUCATIONAL RECORDS:

  • June 1974  –  Ihube Central School, Okigwe  –  F.S.L.C. –  Credit
  • June 1978  –  Methodist College Uzuakoli –  W.A.S.C.   –   Div. One
  • June 1986  –  University of Nigeria Nsukka  –  (Agric. Eng. –  B.Eng.   –   2nd Class  –  Upper Div).
  • Nov. 1989   –  University of Nigeria Nsukka –  (Soil & Water Eng.) –  M.Eng.
  • Aug. 1989   –  Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium  –   (Irrigation Eng.)  –  D.Ir.E. 
  • Feb. 1999   –  Federal University of Technology, Owerri. (Soil & Water Resources Eng.)  –  PhD

ACADEMIC PRIZES AND AWARDS WON:

  1. Best Student in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology   |  (Methodist College, Uzuakoli – 1977/78).
  2. Best Well Dressed Student  |  (UZUMECO – 1977/78)
  3. John Holt Agric. Engineers Limited, Zaria Award   |  1985.

DETAILS OF EMPLOYMENT

  1. United Bank for Africa  –   Banking    |    2 Years  –  1981
  2. NBL Farms Gbakogi, Niger State  –  Irrigation Engineer    |    1 Year   –   1987
  3. HU-FY System Ltd. Owerri.  –   Consulting Engineer   |    1 Year  –  1990
  4. Federal University of Technology, Owerri.    –  Asst. Lecturer    |     2 Years  –  1991
  5. Federal University of Technology, Yola.   –   Lecturer II     |    1991  –  1996
  6. Federal University of Technology, Yola.   –   Lecturer I      |    1996 –  2000
  7. Federal University of Technology, Yola.   –   Senior Lecturer    |   2000  –  2002
  8. Federal University of Technology, Owerri.   –   Senior Lecturer    |   2002   –  2005
  9. Federal University of Technology, Owerri.   –   Assoc. Professor    |   2005   –  2009
  10. Federal University of Technology, Owerri.   –   Professor   |   2009  –   Date 

STUDENT PROJECT SUPERVISED

  • Many B. Eng. Projects (Over 200)   –  (1990 to Date)
  • Twenty (20) M. Eng. Projects   –  (1999 to Date)
  • Six (6) PhD Projects   –   (1999 to Date)

RESEARCH WORK/PROJECT CONDUCTED:

(i)      Okereke, N.A.A. 1985. Research Need for Irrigated Agriculture. The Irritrac. University of Nigeria. 10:13-19.


(ii)      Okereke, N.A.A. 1987. Design and Construction of NBL Farm Bida Irrigation Plot, Nigeria Breweries Limited Lagos (Technical Report).


(iii)     Okereke, N.A.A.; Dayratne, P.W.C. and Mao – Te Chiu. 1989. Design of Dams – A Case Study of the Son-bolrud River Dam, Iran. Center for Irrigation Engineering, K.U.L. Belgium (Technical Report).


(iv)     Okereke, N.A.A. 1991. The Stanford Watershed Model (SWM). A Paper Presented at the First Quarterly Seminar of the E.R.C.F.U.T. Owerri, Nigeria, March 15.


(v)      Okereke, N.A.A. and A. Mollema. 1991. Design of Erosion Control Works – Structural Measures. Handbook on Management and Control of Erosion in Engineering Practice. E.R.C., F.U.T. Owerri Nigeria. Pp 94-116.


(vi)     Okereke, N.A.A. and G.O. Chukwuma, 1994. Effects of Soil Saturation of Different Duration on the Performance of Hybrid Maize (Zea Mays. L). Journ. of Scientific and Tech. Res. 4 (1): 59-67.


(vii)    Okereke, N.A.A. and G.O. Chukwuma. 1996. Growth Characteristics and Yield Response of Plantain to Varying Frequencies of Irrigation. Journ. Of Technology and Development Vol. 6: 29-36.


(viii)   Okereke, N.A.A. 1996. Development and Performance Evaluation of a Modified Splash Cup for Monitoring Splash Erosion. Journal of Technology and Development Vol. 7: 13-19.


(ix)     Okereke, N.A.A. and E.M. Onyekwena 1996. Performance Evaluation of Installed 1000 tons Capacity Indoor Galvanized Steel Silo at Karim Lamido for Taraba State Government. Portech Nig. Ltd. (Technical Report).


(x)      Okereke, N.A.A. 1997. Performance Evaluation of Water Conveyance System of Lake Geriyo Irrigation Project, Proc. of NSAE Vol. 19: 121-126.


(xi)     Okereke, N.A.A. and D.F. Jatau 1997. Flooding in Adamawa State. A Case Study of Kukumso River Basin. Proc. of Adamawa State Environmental Action Plan. Vol. 2:36-43.


(xii)    Okereke, N.A.A; S.A. Iya and Ali Pella. 1998. Chouchi Irrigation Project for Adamawa State. P.T.F. Project. Pema Engineering Consultants (Technical Report).


(xiii)   Okereke, N.A.A.; Sani A.I. and J.N. Maduako. 2000. Water Management System at Lake Geriyo Irrigation Project, Yola. Nigeria Journal of Edu. & Tech. Vol. 4 (1&2): 37-41.


(xiv)   Okereke, N.A.A. and S.A. Iya. 2000. Irrigation Farming. In Igwe,. E.C. et al (Eds). Agriculture in Adamawa State. Pp 128-142.


(xv)    Okereke, N.A.A. 2000. Causes, Failure and Remedies in Soil erosion Control Structures. Proc. of N.S.E. Yola. Vol. 1: 22-29.


(xvi)   Okereke, N.A.A. and W.N. Ohagwu 2003. Performance Evaluation of a Modified Non-Recording Rain Gauge. Nigeria Journal of Edu. & Tech. Vol. 4: (1&2): 42-45.


(xvii) Okereke, N.A.A.; J.O. Duru; B.A. Nwachukwu and C.N. Madubuike. 2005. Determination of Design Inflow Rate in Furrow Irrigation using Simulated Advance and Recession Curves. Nigerian Journal of Technology Vol. 24 (I): 1-7.


(xviii) Okereke, N.A.A. 2005. An Agro-hydrological Based Evaluation of Irrigation Potential in Adamawa State, Nigeria. IREJEST Vol.2 (1): 85-94.


(xix)   Okereke, N.A.A; C. N. Madubuike and Uma, C.C. 2006. Seasonal Quality Status of Groundwater for Irrigation Purposes in Imo State Nigeria. IREJEST Vol. 3 (I): 1-14.


(xx)    Duru J.O.; A.I. Hjelmfelt and Okereke, N.A.A. 2006. Developments in Infiltration Theory and Applications in Hydrologic Modeling. IREJEST Vol. 3 (I): 77-87.


(xxi)   Okereke, N.A.A; Latuji, N.A. and F.A. Maunde. 2001. Effect of Vetiver Grass in Soil Erosion Control. Proceedings of National Conference on the Revitalization of Agriculture in the Nigerian Economy. Pp 50-55.


(xxii) Maduako, J.N.; O.N. Namessan; N.A.A. Okereke and B. Aliyu. 2003. Utilization of Gum Arabic Starch and China Clay Additives with Cotton Linters for Paper Making. Bagale Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences. Vol. 3:20-27.


(xxiii)  Maunde, F.A.; N.A.A. Okereke and E.A. Smekhunov. 2005. Design of a Test Machine for Study of Cutting Resistance of Some Agricultural Produce. Global Journal of Engineering Research Vol. 4 (I): 5 – 13.


(xxiv) Maunde, F.A.; N.A.A. Okereke and H.U. Kabri. 2001. Prospect of Animal Traction Technology as an Alternative Source of Farm Power. Proceedings of National Conference on the Revitalization in the Nigerian Economy. Pp. 181-186.


(xxv) Okereke, N.A.A. 2010 Refuse Characterization and Management in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Global Journal of Eng. & Tech. Vol.3 (2): 227-233.


(xxvi) Madubuike, C.N; N.A.A. Okereke and S.E.Tolubanwo. 2009. Comparative Analysis of Three Filter Media for use in Potable Water Filtration. Ghana Journal of Science & Tech.Vol.4(1):1 – 10.


(xxvii) Okereke, N.A.A 2010 Chemical Quality Status of Adamawa State Water Sources for Irrigation. Global Journal of Engineering & Technology Vol.3 (3): 541-549.


(xxviii) Okereke, N.A.A and M.T. Kutte. 2010. Application of Linear Programming Model to Agricultural Input Allocation Problem. Global Journal of Engineering & Technology Vol. 3 (4): 135 – 142.


(xxix)  Egwuonwu, C.C. and N.A.A. Okereke 2012. Characterization of Erodibility Using Soil Strength and Stress-Strain Indices for Soil in Some Selected Sites in Imo State. Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences. Vol.4 (7): 688 – 696.


(xxx)  Okoroafor, O.O; N.A.A. Okereke and C.C. Egwuonwu. 2013. Evaluation of the Hydropower Potential of Otamiri River for Electric Power Generation. Research Journal of Applied Science, Engg. & Tech. Vol. 6 (24): 4541 – 4547.


(xxxi)  Egwuonwu, C.C. and N.A.A. Okereke 2013. Characterization of Erodibility Using Soil Strength and Stress-Strain Indices for Soil in Some Selected Site in Anambra State. Journal of Emerging Trends in Eng. & Applied Sciences Vol.4 (2): 333 – 340.


(xxxii) Okereke, N.A.A. and A.U.T. Okereke. 2013. The Challenges to the Functionality of Nigeria Technical Education. In Functionality of Education in Contemporary Nigeria (ed) Okere, T.I; Whelan Research Academy. 2(11): 174 – 183.


(xxxiii) Okereke, A.U.T., N.A.A.Okereke and C.P. Odocha 2013. Governments and Educational Development: The Impact on School Library Development in Nigeria. In Functionality of Education in Contemporary Nigeria (ed) Okere T.I. Whelan Research Academy: 2(11): 201 – 218.


(xxxiv) Okereke, A.U.T and N.A.A.Okereke 2014. The Biafra War and Igbo identity: The Effect on Academic Library Development in Igboland. Whelan Research Academy: 2(12): 291 – 308.


(xxxv) Egwuonwu, C.C.N; Okereke, N.A.A; Chilakpu, K.O. and S.O. Ohanyere 2014. Characterization of Erodibility using Soil Strength and Stress-Strain Indices for Soils in some Selected Sites in Enugu State, Nigeria. Proc. Of the International Conf. on Agricultural and Biological Systems Engineering, New York, USA. Pp. 29-36.


(xxxvi) Okorafor, O.O; Okereke, N.A.A. and Egwuonwu, C.C. 2014. Evaluation of the Hydropower Potential of Otamiri River. Journal of Environmental and Earth Science


(xxxvii) Nzediegwu, C; Madubuike, C.N; Okereke, N.A.A; Egwuonwu, C.C; Okorafor, O.O; Chukwuma, E.C. and Duruanyim, I.L. 2014. Development of a Local Flood Alarm System (LOFAS) for Riverine Flood Forecasting. Greener Journal of Environmental Mgt. and Public Safety. 2(6):200 – 209.


(xxxviii) Mac-Pepple, E; Okereke, N.A.A; Egwuonwu, C.C and Asinyetogha, I. 2016. Effect of Raw Sewage Disposal on Surface Water Quality in Opobo Town, Nigeria. International Journal of Sciences, Basic and Applied Research.


(xxxix) Anyanwu, V.K; Okereke, N.A.A; Egwuonwu, C.C and Oguoma, O.N. 2016. Reliability Studies of Six Evapotranspiration Models for Owerri in South Eastern Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Biosciences. 5(4): 147 – 150.


(xl) Egwuonwu, C.C; Okereke, N.A.A; Chilakpu, K.U and Ohanyere, S.O. 2016. Investigating Soil Strength and Stress-Strain Indices for Characterisation of Erodibility for Soils in Some Selected Sites in Abia State, Nigeria. Journal of Advances in Agricultural and Environmental Engineering. 3(1): 34 -39.


(xli) Okereke, N.A.A.2016. Agricultural Mechanization: A Remedy to Nigeria Non-Oil Based Economy. Proc. Of Nigeria Society of Engineers, Enugu Branch AGM, Pp 1-17.


(xlii) Okereke, N.A.A.2017. Engineering Approach to Soil Erosion Control. Proc. On Workshop on Strengthening of Capacity of LGA Institutions on Sustaining Operations and Maintenance of Projects in Ebonyi State, under the Nigeria Erosion and Watershed Management Project(NEWMAP), Pp.21-36.


(xliii) Oti, O.P; N.A.A.Okereke and K.N.Nwaigwe.2017. Assessment of Palm Kernel Shell as a Composite Aggregate in Concrete. Agric.Eng.Intl.CIGR Journal. 19(2):34-41.


(xliv) Okojie, A.L; N.A.A.Okereke and S.N.Asoegwu. 2017. Modelling of the Hydraulic Characteristics of Owerri Urban Storm Water in Nigeria. American Journal of Engineering, Technology and Society. 4(2):16-24.


(xlv) Okereke, N.A.A. and A.U.T.Okereke. 2018. Exploring Nature-Based Solutions to the Water Challenges in the 21st Century in Agriculture and Pollution Control. A Paper Presented at the 2018 World Water Day held on Wednesday, March 21, at The Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.


(xlvi) Nwakuba, N.R; Chukwuezie, O.C; Asoegwu S.N; Nwandikom, G.I. and Okereke, N.A.A. 2018. A Prediction Model of Energy Requirements for Drying of Okra Slices in a Hybrid Solar-Electric Power. Umudike Journal of Engineering and Technology (UJET). 4(1):155-163.


(xlvii) Nwakuba, N.R; Chukwuezie, O.C; Asoegwu, S.N; Nwandikom, G.I and Okereke, N.A.A. 2018. Energy Requirements and Effective Moisture Diffusivity of Tomato Slices in a Hybrid Convective Dryer. A Paper Presented at the ASABE Annual International Conference, Detroit, Michigan, July 29 – August 1; Pp 1-12.

POSITION OF RESPONSIBILITY/COMMITTEE SERVED:

  • Coordinator: Agricultural Engineering Programme (FUTY) (1992 to 1993)
  • Deputy Dean/Ag. Dean SEET, MAUTECH   –   (1993 to 1996)
  • Member of University Senate: MAUTECH & FUTO  –   (1992 to Date)
  • Member CODET  –  (1993 to 1996)
  • Member of Committee on Third World Strategy for Technology Development (MAUTECH)   –    (1992 to1993)
  • Member of Departmental Board –    (1991 to Date)
  • Member of SEET Board    –   (1991 to Date)
  • Member of Committee of University Exam Malpractice   –   (1992 to 1994)
  • Member of Committee on Remedial Programme (1992 to 1994)
  • Member of Committee on SEET Academic Brief (1997 to 1998)
  • SEET Examination/Time Table Officer (1997 to 1998)
  • Member of Committee on Dean and Directors (CDD) –  (1993 to 1996)
  • Member of Committee on Direct Entry Admission – (1993 to 1996)
  • Member of Convocation Sub-Committee on Security  –   (1992)
  • Member of Post-Graduate School Board (2001 to Date)
  • Member of University Board of Research   –  (2000 to Date)
  • Departmental P .G. Coordinator   –   (2001 to 2009)
  • Member of Committee on Nigeria-South Africa Education Cooperation   –   (2000 to 2002)
  • Department Project Coordinator   –  (1997 to 2001)
  • Chairman, Strategic Planning Committee, MAUTECH (2001)
  • Member Engineering FUTY Consult  –  (2001)
  • Head of Department, MAUTECH   –   (2002)
  • Assoc. Dean, SEET, FUTO   –  (2003 to 2008)
  • Chairman Exam Malpractice Committee   –  (2004 to 2005)
  • Member SEET “Sorting” Committee   –  (2004 to 2005)
  • Member SEET Planning Committee  –  (2005 to Date)
  • Member SEET Research Committee   –  (2005 to Date)
  • Member Senate Exam Committee   –  (2003 to Date)
  • Member FUTO Environmental Committee   –   (2007 to Date)
  • Member NUESA Election Investigation Panel   –   (2007)
  • Chairman FUTO Exam/Lecture Time Table Committee  –   (2007 to 2010)
  • Director; Center for Industrial Studies –   (2010 to 2011)
  • Head of Department, FUTO  –   (2011 to 2012)
  • Director; Centre for Energy and Power Systems Research –  (2012 to 2015)

MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED INSTITUTES

  • Fellow of the Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (FNIAE)
  • Member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE)
  • Member of the Belgian Society of Irrigation Engineers (MBSIE)
  • COREN Registered Engineer.
  • Fellow, Institute of Corporate Administration (FCAI)
  • Member Nigerian Institution of Water Engineers (MNIWE)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Agric. Tech. (JAT)
  • Career Counsellor, Government Girls’ Secondary School, Yola & NYSC.
  • Resource Person, Issues on Education, Adamawa TV talks.
  • Reviewer, Bagale Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences
  • Reviewer, Journal of Tropical Agriculture
  • Reviewer, Nigerian Journal of Technology, Federal Polytechnic Mubi
  • Chaplain. Trinity Chapel, FUTY,  –  (1996 to 1999)
  • Senior Partner, Gospel to the Nations Inc. –  (1999 to Date)
  • Member, Nigerian University Chaplain Association (Protestants) ANUC   –  (1996 to 1999)
  • NUESA Adviser F.U.T. Yola Chapter  –  (1992 to 2002)
  • Patron of Agric. Engineering Students’ Association – (2002 to Date)
  • Adviser on Environmental Watch Tower FUTY Chapter  –   (2000 to Date)
  • Patron Christian Engineering Students’ Association  –  (2001 to Date)
  • External Examiner, PG, KNUST, Ghana.
  • Co-ordinator Easter Fasting Banquet.
  • Senior Pastor, Redemption Christian Ministries Inc.
  • External Examiner, UNN  –  (2012 to 2014)
  • External Examiner, FUAM   –   (2013 to 2014)
  • External Examiner, NAU  –  (2013 to 2014)
  • External Examiner, RUST (2013 to 2015)

Referees

  • Prof. J.O. Duru
    Department of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering
    Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Engr. (Prof.) O.N. Oguoma
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Prof. V.I.O. Ndirika
    Department of Agricultural & Bioresources Engineering
    Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.
  • Prof. N.E.S. Lale
    Department of Crop & Soil Sciences
    University of Port Harcourt
  • Engr. Prof. C.D. Okereke
    Department of Environmental Technology
    Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
  • Engr. Prof. E.E. Anyanwu,
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    Federal University of Technology, Owerri.

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

YEAR: 1985

  • Employer: John Holt Agric. Engrs. Ltd.
  • Project: Agric. Machines
  • Cost: N2,000,000.00
  • Location: Zaria
  • Professional RESP.: Design and Supervision of Machine Production.

YEAR:  1987

  • Employer: NBL
  • Project: Irrigation
  • Cost: In Millions of Naira
  • Location: Gbakogi near Bida, Nigeria
  • Professional RESP.: Design, Const. and Supervision.

Year:  1988

  • Employer: DHV Consulting Engineers, Netherlands
  • Project: Son-Bolrud, Dam
  • Cost: $15,000,000.00
  • Location: Iran
  • Professional RESP.: Design

YEAR:  1990

  • Employer: HU-FY System/Conco Nig. Ltd.
  • Project: Drainage
  • Cost:  N1,500,000.00
  • Location: Izombe – Oguta (Oil Producing Area)
  • Professional RESP.: Design, Supervision of Const. Works

Year: 1997

  • Employer: Portech. Nig. Ltd.
  • Project: Silo Installation
  • Cost:  N5,000,000.00
  • Location:  Karim Lamido
  • Professional RESP.: Design and Supervision

YEAR:  1998

  • Employer: Pema Eng. Consultants
  • Project: Chouchi Irrigation (P.T.F.)
  • Cost:  N2.8 Billion
  • Location:  Yola
  • Professional RESP.:  Design and Supervision

YEAR: 2007

  • Employer: Alfoga Associates Ltd.
  • Project: Road Construction (Rural)
  • Cost:  N3,300,000.00
  • Location:  Oforola, Ohaji – Egbema L.G.A.
  • Professional RESP.: Design, Construction and  Supervision

PROFESSIONAL COURSE ATTENDED:

  • Computer Course for Senior Managers and Chief Executives
  • Course on “Project and Plan Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation”.

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