The Executive Director (Projects) nominee of the Niger Delta Developmnt Commission (NDDC), Engr Adjogbe Ajenakevwe Samuel is certainly one of the best brains in the Engineering profession in Nigeria.
Based on popular demand, Engr Adjogbe decided to release the abridged version of his profile so as to enable Deltans and the good people of the Niger Delta know vital details about their new EDP nominee.
Here is what he has to say about himself:
“Engr. Adjogbe, Ajenakevwe Samuel is a registered engineer of Nigeria and a corporate member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). Also, I hold both Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Engineering degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in 1998 and 2008 respectively. Currently, I am undergoing a PhD degree program at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri in Mechanical Systems Design. I attended the prestigious Government College, Ughelli between 1985 & 1991 and Shell Intensive Training Program (SITP), Warri between 2002 & 2003.
“I have worked in various capacities as a Designer, Construction Engineer, Project Engineer, Lead Project Engineer and Pipeline Integrity Engineer both as a Consultant and a Client. I have worked with Texaco Overseas Nigeria Petroleum Unlimited and Chevron Nigeria Limited, where I was involvement in the management of Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Commissioning (EPIC) of small, medium and major capital projects at different phases, both in onshore and offshore locations. Prior to joining Chevron Nigeria Limited, I worked as a General Manager – Projects to an Oil & Gas Services Company in Warri.
“I have attended and made project management related presentations at both international and local conferences. Notable presentations were on the Community Involvement in Delivering of Industry Leading Projects – Houston, Texas and Succeeding with Marginal Contractors in Niger Delta Region – Lekki, Lagos. I was an Instructor in the Project Execution Fundamentals and Empowerment for Job Creation, amongst others, at the Delta State University, Oleh Campus, organized by the Facilities Engineering Human Capital Development Initiative (FUHCADI) of Chevron Nigeria Limited.
“I have attended several training programs in project and construction management. I am a renowned tactful negotiator, cost management leader, risk manager and grassroot representation crusader.
“Until this appointment as an Executive Director, Projects in Niger Delta Development Commission (EDP-NDDC), I have been an employee of Chevron Nigeria Limited, with active political participation (Former Delta State House of Assembly Aspirant) in 2014.
“I hail from Delta State, happily married to Juliet in 2007 with four kids (a son and three daughters).”
As can be seen from the intimidating and sound profile of Engr ADJOGBE, it can be safely asserted that President Muhammadu Buhari made the best choice for the commission.
Thank you, Mr President.