PROFESSOR EMMANUEL IORNUMBE KUCHA


PROFESSOR EMMANUEL IORNUMBE KUCHA
Designation: Professor
Email: eikucha2013@gmail.com
Phone: 08037402361, 08095152514
Gender: Male

Biography

Name:-Kucha, Emmanuel Iornumbe
Date of Birth:-August 8, 1950
State of Origin:-Benue
Local Government:-Guma
Marital Status:-Married with Children:
Iveren: -Daughter
Tarfa: -Son
Terhemba:-Son
Terungwa: -Son
Mimidoo: -Daughter
Postal Address:-Mechanical Engineering Department,
University of Agriculture,
P.M.B. 2373,
Makurdi, Benue State.

Telephone:-08037402361
08095152514
E-mail Address:-eikucha2013@gmail.com

Present Appointment:-Professor of Mechanical Engineering
(1993 to date), University of Agriculture, Makurdi

INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
Primary, Secondary and University Education:

L.E.A. Primary School, Imon/Adudu-Jan. 1958 – Dec. 1965
Government College (Now Barewa College),
Zaria, Nigeria.-Jan. 1966 – Dec. 1970
School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello
University, Zaria, Nigeria.-Jan. 1971 – June, 1972
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria-Sept. 1972 – June, 1975
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria-Oct. 1979 – Aug. 1980
Michigan Technological University,
Houghton, Michigan, USA-Dec. 1980 – May, 1984
Academic Qualifications:
First School Leaving Certificate-Dec. 1965
West African School Certificate-Dec. 1970
“A” Level Certificate-June 1972
B.Eng (Mechanical Engineering)-June, 1975
M.Eng (Mechanical Engineering)-August, 1980
Ph.D (Mechanical Engineering and
Engineering Mechanics)-May, 1984

WORKING EXPERIENCE:
Industry Level:
Aug. 1975 – July, 1976-NYSC Member
Attached to NEPA Power Stations at
Ijora and Oji River

Aug. 1976 – Feb. 1977-Pupil Mechanical Engineer,
Central Mechanical Workshop, Ministry of Works, Jos, Plateau State.

Feb. 1977– March, 1980-Research Officer
(Engineering) and Head of Works Division, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Near Jos, Plateau State.

Polytechnic Level:
June, 1980 – Dec. 1980-Lecturer II,
Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi, Near Jos, Plateau State.






University Level:
Dec. 1980 – July 1982-Graduate Teaching Assistant,
Department of Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA.

Aug. 1982 – May, 1984-Instructor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

June, 1984 – Dec. 1984-Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical
State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Jan. 1985 – Aug. 1987-Lecturer I and Coordinator of Postgraduate
Programme,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.

Aug. 1987 – Dec. 1987-Senior Lecturer and Head,
Department of Production Engineering and Design, University of Jos, Makurdi Campus.

Jan. 1988 – Sept. 1990-Senior Lecturer and Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Oct. 1990 – Sept. 1993-Associate Professor and Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Oct. 1993 – Feb. 1995-Professor and Head,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Feb. 1995 – Nov. 1996-Professor, Head of Department of
Mechanical Engineering and Dean of Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Nov. 1996 – June 1999-Professor and Dean of Engineering,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

July, 1999 – Nov. 2000-Professor, Head of Department of
Mechanical Engineering and Dean of Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.


Nov. 2000 – Aug. 2001-Professor and Dean of Engineering,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Jan. 2002 – Jan. 2008-Professor and Director of Academic Planning,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Feb. 2008 to Nov.2012-Professor of Mechanical Engineering and
Dean, Postgraduate School
University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Nov. 2012 to Nov. 2017Professor of Mechanical Engineering and
Vice-Chancellor
University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

UNIVERSITY TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
Dec. 1980 – July, 1982-Graduate Teaching Assistant,
Department of Mechanical Engineering and
Engineering Mechanics, Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA.

Aug. 1982 – May, 1984-Instructor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

June, 1984 – Dec. 1984-Assistant Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical Teaching State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, USA.

Jan. 1985 – Aug. 1987-Lecturer I,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria

Aug. 1987 – Sept. 1990-Senior Lecturer,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi

Oct. 1990 – Sept. 1993-Associate Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.

Oct. 1993 to Date-Professor,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Agriculture, Makurdi.


ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE:

Industry Level:
Head of Works Division,
National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom, Near Jos, Plateau State -Feb. 1977-March 1980 (3years)

University Level:
Head of Department,
Department of Production Engineering and
Design, University of Jos, Makurdi Campus-Aug. 1987 – Jan, 1988 (½yrs)

Head of Department,
Department of Mechanical Engineering,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi -Jan. 1988 – Nov.1996 (9½yrs)
-July 1999 – Nov. 2000 (1½yrs)
Dean of Engineering,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-Feb. 1995 – Aug. 2001 (6½yrs)

Director of Academic Planning,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-Jan. 2002 – Jan. 2008 (6yrs)

Dean of Postgraduate School,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-Feb. 2008 to Nov. 2012

Vice-Chancellor,-Nov. 2012 – Nov. 2017
University of Agriculture, Makurdi

Memberships

Registered Engineer, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN)
Fellow, Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE)
Fellow, Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (FNIMechE)
Fellow, Solar Energy Society of Nigeria

Publications

PUBLICATIONS WITH DATES:

(i)DISSERTATION AND THESIS

1.“Determination of Phase Equilibrium Diagram for Water Using a Water Heat Pipe” B.Eng Thesis, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (1975)

2.“Performance Characteristics of Cold Storage Under Frosting Conditions”.
M.Eng Thesis, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, (1980)

3.“Theoretical and Experimental Investigation of Turbulent Mixing on Optimization of Ejector Configuration and Performance in a Solar-Driven Organic-Vapour Eject Cycle Chiller” Ph.D Dissertation, Michigan Technology University, Houghton, U.S.A. (1984).

Journal Papers

1.Folayan. C.O. and Kucha, E.I. (1983). “Performance of Cold Storage Under Frosting Conditions”. The Nigeria Engineer, Vol. 18, No. 4, pp141-148.

2.Kucha, E.I. (1985). “Assessment of Ejector Cycle for Potential Application to Solar-Powered Cooling” The Nigerian Journal of Solar Energy, Vol. 4, No.1. pp 88-95.

3.Kucha, E.I. (1985). “The Development of a Multi-Year Plan Experimental Systems Research in Passive Hybrid Solar Energy Technology”. The Nigerian Journal of Solar Energy, Vol. 4. pp 164-167.

4.Kucha, E.I. (1990). “Biomas Gasification, a Rediscovered Technology”. The Nigerian Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol. 1, pp 56-68.

5.Kucha, E.I. and Min, T.C. (1990). “Simulation and Optimization of Design Parameters of the Solar Absorption Cooling System”. American Society of Mechanical Engineers Journal of Solar Energy Engineering.

6.Kucha, E.I. and Min. T.C. (1990). “Design of Optimum Ejector for Solar Cooling Applications”. The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Journal of Solar Energy Engineering.

7.Kucha, E.I. and Min. T.C. (1991). “Experimental Investigation of Ejector Cycle Solar Cooling System Using Feron 11”. The International Journal of Experimental Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics.

8.Kucha, E.I. (1995). “Modified Ejector Cycle Cooling System”. The Nigerian Journal of Solar Energy, Vol. 13, Nos. 1 & 2, pp 56-62.

9.Kucha, E.I. (1995). “Design and Construction of a Cooling System Using Hygroscopic Brine”. The Nigerian Journal of Solar Energy, Vol. 13, Nos. 1 & 2, pp 63-66.

10.Itodo, I.N., Lucas, E.B. and Kucha, E.I. (1992). “The Effects of Media Materials and its Quantity on Biogas Yield”. The Nigerian Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol. 3, Nos. 1 & 2, pp 45-49.

11.Itodo, I.N. and Kucha, E.I. (1997). “The Prospects of Biogas Technology in Agricultural Development in Nigeria”. The Nigerian Journal of Renewable Energy, Vol. 5, Nos. 1 & 2, pp 21-24.

12.Itodo, I.N., Lucas, E.B. and Kucha, E.I. (1997). “The Effect of Using Solar Energy in Thermophilic Digestion of Poultry of Poultry Waste”. The Journal of Engineering for International Development, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp 15-21.

13.Itodo, I.N., Lucas, E.B. and Kucha, E.I. (1997). “The Suitability of Obeche (Thriplochiton Sceaeroxylon) as Media Material in the Anaerobic Digestion of Poultry Waste”. The Journal of Engineering for International Development, Vol. 3 No. 1, pp 15-21.
14.Itodo, I.N. and Kucha, E.I. (1998). “An Empirical Relationship for Predicting Biogas Yield from Poultry Waste Slury”. Nigerian Journal of Renewable Energy. Vol. 6 Nos. 1 & 2, pp31 – 37.

15.Ette, A.O. Amali, O., Kucha, E.I. and Ogo, D.U.I. (2000). “Production of a Potable System for Purification of Drinking Water”. African Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 1, pp 1 – 6.

16.Kucha, E.I. (2005). “Analysis of Frost Formation on Refrigeration Coils”. The Nigerian Journal of Engineering, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 98 – 107.

17.Kucha, E.I. (2005). “Fabrication and Performance Analysis of Improved Woodstoves”. Journal of Engineering for International Development, Vol. 4, No. 1.

18.Kucha, E.I., Ameh, J.A. and Awulu, J. (2006). “The Effect of Grate on the Performance of Improved Fuel Wood Stove”. Journal of Engineering and Technology, Vol. 1, Nos. 1 & 2, pp. 56 – 62.

19.Oseni, M.I., Kucha, E.I. and Ette, A.O. (2007). “Extension and Performance of Gmelina and Rubber Seed Oil as Lubricants”. Journal of Agriculture, Science and Technology, Vol. 15, Nos 1 & 2, pp 104 – 113.

20.Iortyer, H.A., Kucha, E.I. and Umogbai, V.I. (2008) “An Investigation of the Nature of Salt Separation of Some Selected Textile Fabric Materials in a Reverse Osmosis Cross – Filtration Module”. International Journal of Multi-disciplinary Ressearch, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp 203 – 215.

21.Alakali, J.S., Ariahu, C.C. and Kucha, E.I. (2009). “Kinetics of Moisture Uptake on Osmo-Foam-Mat Dried Mango Powders and Application of Sorption Isotherms to Shelf-Life Prediction”. American Journal of Food Technology, 4(3), 119 – 125.

22.Ibrahim, J.S., Kucha, E.I. and Igwue, G.A. (2009). “Modelling of Solar Absorbtion Refrigeration Using Local Gin (Ogogoro) as Refrigerant”. International Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 1. No. 1: pp 1 – 13.

23.Edeoja, A.O., Kucha, E.I. and Itodo, I.N. (2009). “Development of an Active Solar Crop Dryer with a Manually Tracking Concentrating Collector” International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Vol. 1, No. 1: pp 99 – 109.

24.Ibrahim, J.S., Kucha, E.I. and Agbendeh, A.A. (2009). “Evaluation of Some Thermo-Physical Properties of Local Gin (Ogogoro)”. International Journal of Pure and Applied Science, Vol. 2. No.3. pp 66 – 71.

25.Edeoja, J.O., Kucha, E.I. and Ameh, J.A. (2009). “Improvement of Performance of Shioro Hydropower Station During Sub-Optional Operations” International Journal of Engineering Science” Vol.1 No.1, pp 7-14

26.Iortyer, H.A., Kucha, E.I. and Kuhe, A. (2009). “Effect of Recovery Ratio on the Performance of a Nylon Textile Fabric Membrane in a Reverse Osmosis Module”. International Journal of Multi-displinary Research, Vol. No. pp 197 – 202.

27.Edeoja, A.O. and Kucha, E.I. (2009). “Design and Constructions of a Nozzle to Enhance Mist Generation in Manual Spraying” Global Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 10, No. 1: pp 37 – 45.

28.Ibrahim, J.S., Kucha, E.I. and Itodo, I.N. (2009). “Preliminary Studies of using Local – Gin (Ogogoro) as the Working Fluid in Bubble-Pump” International Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research.

29.Alakali, J.S., Kucha, E.I. and Ariahu, C.C. (2009): Sorption Properties of Osmo-Foam-Mat Dried Mango Powders”. Journal of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Ecology (2) (3) pp 331 – 348.

30.Alakali, J.S., Kucha, E.I. and Ariahu, C.C. (2009). “Water Loss and Solute up-take During Osmotic Dehydration’ of Mango (Magnifera Indica) Fruits”. Journal of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Ecology 2 (3) pp 349 – 358.

31.Alakali, J.S., Kucha, E.I. and Ariahu, C.C. (2010). “Drying Characteristics of Osmo-Foam-Mat Mango Pulp”. Journal of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Ecology, 3(1), 87 – 98.

32.Iortyer, H.A., Kucha, E.I. and Kwaghger, A. (2011) “Influence of Recovery Ratio, Feed Sabinity and their Interaction on the Nano-Filtration Properties of Silk Textile Fabric Membrance” Nigerian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vol. 4 Pp 166-175.

(ii)PAPERS IN REFEREED PROCEEDINGS:

1.Kucha, E.I. (1989). “Solar Desalination in Conjunction with Controlled Environmental Agriculture (CEA)”. Proceedings of the Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers Conference, pp. 318 – 324.

2.Kucha, E.I. (2004). “Farm Tools and Equipment Fabrication and use under Indigenous Knowledge Systems”. Proceedings of the National Conference in Indigenous Knowledge and Development, pp 100 – 106.

(iii)JOURNAL PAPERS UNDER REVIEW:

32.Kucha, E.I. “Solar System Modelling and Circuit Simulation for Greenhouse Solar Drying System” Submitted for Publication in the Journal of Renewable Energy.

33.Kucha, E.I. “Wind Power for Powering Reverse Osmosis Systems”. Submitted for Publication in Journal of Engineering.

34.Kucha, E.I. “Engineering Education and Practice for Sustainable Development”. International Journal of Multi-disciplinary Research.

(iv)TECHNICAL REPORTS:

1.Kucha, E.I. and Aliyu, A.A. “Investment Proposal for a 10 Million/year Propylene Bag Plant”. Sponsored by A.B. Brothers Limited, Kano (December, 1986).

2.Folayan, C.O., Kucha, E.I. and Audu, M.L. “Feasibility Study on the Central Mechanical Workshop, Estate Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria”. Sponsored by A.B.U. Consultancy Services, Zaria. (February, 1987).

3.Gulma, M.A., Arinze, E.A., Kucha, E.I. Sambo, A.S., Bala, E.J. and Dioha, I.J. Feasibility Study of Powering of Rural Development Projects for Kano State”. Sponsored by Kano State Government (March, 1987).

4.Ezemenari, F.R.C. et al: “Report of National Committee on Engineering Infrastructure (Sub-Committee on Engineering Materials)”. Sponsored by the Federal Republic of Nigeria (September, 1990).

(v)PAPERS AT CONFERENCES/WORKSHOPS:

1.Kucha, E.I. (1995). “Technological Transformation Through Indigenous Technology in Nigeria”. Paper Delivered at the Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Makurdi. December 7, 1995.

2.Kucha, E.I. (1996). “The Role of Water Resources in Food Security”. Paper Delivered at 1996 World Water Day, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Abuja, March 22, 1996.

3.Kucha, E.I. (1997). “Collaboration with Higher Institutions and Private Sector in the Management of Fixed Assets”. Paper Delivered at Nigerian Army Engineers and Schools Training Week, Nigerian Army School of Military Engineering, Makurdi. October 27 – 28, 1997.

4.Kucha, E.I. (1998). “Characterization of Engineering and Technology for Policy Analysis of Benue State Agricultural and Rural Development”. Paper Delivered at Planning Workshop on Situation Analysis of Benue State Agricultural and Rural Development Polices, Makurdi. October 8, 1998.

5.Kucha, E.I. (1998). “Engineering Food and Fibre Production for National Self-Sufficiency and Security”. Invited Paper Delivered at National Engineering Conference of Nigerian Society of Engineers (Borno, 1998), Maiduguri. November 30 – December 3, 1998.

6.Kucha, E.I. (2002). “Professional Engineering Education and Practice for Sustainable Development”. Invited Paper Delivered at National Engineering Conference of Nigerian Society of Engineers (KADA 2002), Kaduna. Dece 7 – 10, 2002.

7.Kucha, E.I. (2005). “New Partnership and Agricultural Development in Nasarawa State”. Invited Paper Delivered at Nasarawa State NEPAD Sensitization Workshop, Lafia. March 21 – 25, 2005.

Specializations

Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics

Research Archive

FUNDED RESEARCH/CONSULTANCY SERVICES:

1.Goswami, D.Y., Min, T.C. and Kucha, E.I. “Potential Areas of Energy Conservation and use of Alternate Energy Sources on Agriculture in North Carolina, USA”. Funded by the US. Department of Agriculture, USA (May 1981 – September 1982). (Completed).

2.Goswami, D.Y., Min, T. C. and Kucha, E.I. “Renewable Energy Feasibility Study”. Funded by Wright Patterson Air Force Base, USA (September, 1981 – May, 1982). (Completed).

3.Klett, D.E. Goswami, D.Y., Min, T.C. and Kucha, E.I. “Solar Energy Research”. Funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) USA. (September 1982 – August, 1983). (Completed).

4.Min, T.C. and Kucha, E.I. “Solar Powered Ejector Cycle Cooling Systems”. Funded by the Solar Oriented Environmental Systems. Inc. Miami Florida, USA. (March 1983 – March 1984). (Completed).

5.Kucha, E.I. and Folayan, C.O. “Cleaning of used Lubricating Oils for Further Re-use”. Funded by Nigerian Paper Mills Limited. Jebba. (February 1986 – July 1987). (Completed).

6.Kucha, E.I. and Aliyu, A.A. “Investment Proposal for a 10 Million/Year Propylene Bag Plant”. Funded by A.B. Brothers Limited, Kano (Oct. 1984 – Dec. 1986). Completed).

7.Folayan, C.O., Kucha, E.I. and Audu, N.L. “Feasibility Study on the Central Mechanical Workshop, Estate Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria”. Funded by A.B.U. Consultancy Services, Zaria (May, 1986 – Feb. 1987). (Completed).

8.Gulma, M.A., Arinze, E.A., Kucha, E.I., Sambo, A.S. Bala, E.J. and Dioha, I.J. “Feasibility Study for Solar Powering of Rural Development Projects for Kano State”. Funded by Kano State Government (January – March, 1987). (Completed).

9.Kucha, E.I. and Itodo, I.N. “Development of Biogas Plant for Lighting the Animal Farm at University of Agriculture, Makurdi”. Funded by Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Makurdi”. Funded by Raw Materials Research and Development Council, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology, Abuja, (Completed).

10.Kucha, E.I. Consultancy on “Energy Security”. Funded by UNDP and Energy Commission of Nigeria, Abuja. (February, 2007 to Date). (On-going).

O.RESEARCH INTEREST:

Alternative Energy Utilization

Responsibilities

SPECIAL CONTRIBUTION TO UNIVERSITY, STATE AND NATION:

UNIVERSITY:

Council:
Member, Governing Council,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-1989 - 1991 &
- 2000–2004; 2012-2017
Member, Tenders Board, University of Agriculture,
Makurdi-2000 – 2002

Member, Finance and General Purposes
Committee, University of Agriculture, Makurdi-2002 – 2004

Member, Appointments and Promotions Committee,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-2000 – 2004

Chairman, Board of Survey,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-2002 – 2005
Chairman, Council Ad-hoc Committee on the Establishment of
Motor Vehicle Repair Shop at University of Agriculture,
Makurdi-2002

Member, Council Ad-hoc Committee on Internally
Generated Revenue, University of Agriculture,
Makurdi - 2000

Member, Council Ad-hoc Committee on Current
Financial Status of University of Agriculture, Makurdi-2001

Member, Council Ad-hoc Committee on the
Implementation of Report on Presidential Visitation
Panel of 1999 and Government White Paper on it-2001

Member, Council Ad-hoc Committee on
Commercial Operation of University Feed Mill-2001

Member, Council Ad-hoc Committee on
Evaluation of University Vehicles-2000

Senate:

Member, University Senate
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-1988 to Date

Member, Standing Committee of Senate-1988 – 1995

Member, Senate Examination Malpractices
Committee, University of Agriculture, Makurdi-1989 – 1995

Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Agriculture,
Science and Technology, University of Agriculture,
Makurdi-1990 to Date

Deputy Chairman,
Standing Committee of Strategic Planning,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-2002 – 2006

Member, Senate Curriculum Committee,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-2002 – 2006

Chairman, Postgraduate School Board,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-2008 to Date

Chairman, College Postgraduate Committee,
College of Engineering, University of Agriculture
Makurdi-1996 – 2004

Member, Postgraduate School Board
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-1996 – 2007

Member, Senate Ad-hoc Panel on Investigation of Students
Demonstration (April 7 – 8, 1998)-1998

Chairman, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Review of
Academic Brief, University of Agriculture, Makurdi-2003

Member, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Identification of
Quality International Journals-2006

Chairman, Senate Ad-hoc Committee to Review Entry
Requirements at University of Agriculture, Makurdi -2006

Chairman, Senate Ad-hoc Committee on Review of
University Calendar- 2007

Member, 1st Senate Convocation Committee-1991

Member, 5th Senate Convocation Committee-2003

University Orator, University of Agriculture, Makurdi-2003

Administration:
Member, Vice-Chancellor’s Tenders Committee,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-1989 - 1991

Member, Committee of Deans and Directors,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-1996 to Date

Chairman, Task Force on University Generators,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-1997 – 1998

Member, Administration Ad-hoc Committee on National
Universities Commission Accreditation Visitation-2006

Member, Administration Ad-hoc Committee on
Professorial Chair in Agronomy-2002 &
-2010
Member, Administration Ad-hoc Training Committee,
University of Agriculture, Makurdi-1997

Others:

External Examiner to Many Universities, Including:
1.Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
2.University of Nigeria, Nsukka
3.University of Benin, Benin City
4.Bayero University, Kano
5.Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi
6.Federal University of Technology, Minna
STATE:

Member, Teachers Service Board, Plateau State, Jos-1985 - 1987
Chairman, Governing Council, College of Agriculture, Lafia1998 - 1999

Chairman, Appointments and Promotions Committee,
College of Agriculture, Lafia-1998 – 1999
Member, Governing Council of Tertiary Institutions,
Lafia, Nasarawa State.-1998

Chairman, Governing Council, College of Arts,
Science and Technology, Keffi-1999 – 2002

Chairman, Finance and General Purposes
Committee, College of Arts, Science and
Technology, Keffi-1999 – 2002

Member, Advisory Committee for Establishment of
Nasarawa State University, Keffi.-Nov. 1999 – Feb. 2000

Chairman, Summit on Education Development in
Nasarawa State-2000

Member, Committee of Benue Advancement Plan,
Makurdi-July, 1999

NATION:

Member, Board of Trustees, International Institute-2016 to date
for Tropical Agriculture (IITA)

Chairman, Presidential Visitation Panel to the
Federal Polytechnic, Nekede, Owerri-1999

Member, Board of National Universities Commission,
Abuja-2005 – 2007

Member, University Development Committee
National Universities Commission, Abuja-2005 – 2007
Member, Quality Assurance Committee
National Universities Commission, Abuja-2005 – 2007

Member, National Committee on National Energy
Master Plan, Energy Commission of Nigeria, Abuja-2006 – 2007

Member, National Committee on Engineering
Infrastructure, Federal Ministry of Science and
Technology, Lagos-1990

Member, Assessment Committee (Engineering and
Technology), Nigeria National Merit Award (NNMA)-2009 to Date

Chairman, Caretaker Committee of the Social
Democratic Party, Guma Local Government Area,
Benue State-1992 – 1993

Chairman, Committee of Directors of Academic
Planning of Nigerian Universities-2003 – 2006

External Assessor, Nigeria Universities Doctoral
Thesis Award Scheme (NUDTAS), National
Universities Commission, Abuja-2003 to Date

Chairman/Member, NUC Accreditation Visitation
Panel to many, Universities, including:-

1.Niger Delta University, Yenagoa-2008
2.Covenant University, Ota-2005 -2007
3.Federal university of Technology, Owerri-2009
4.Anambra State University, Uli-2012
5.University of Ibadan, Ibadan-2008
6.Ladoke Akintola University of Technology,
Ogbomoso-2007
-2004
7.Enugu State University of Science and
Technology, Enugu-1999

8.Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City-2007


H.COMMUNITY SERVICE:
Chairman, University of Agriculture, Makurdi/Host
Community Relations Committee, Makurdi-1996 to Date

Chairman, Committee for Affiliation of Benue State
Polytechnic to University of Agriculture, Makurdi-2012

President, Utyondu Development Association,
Makurdi-1992 – 1998

Member, Utyondu/Iharev Elders Forum, Makurdi-1991 to Date

I.PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Chief Examiner, COREN Professional Examination,
Makurdi Zone, Makurdi-2002 to Date

Inspector, COREN Engineering Regulation and
Monitoring Programme in Benue State-2003 to Date

Member, Executive Committee of Nigerian Society of
Engineers.-1996 – 2006

Member, Executive Committee of Solar Energy
Society of Nigeria-1986 – 2006

Member, Editorial Board, Nigerian Journal of Solar
Energy-1987 – 1999

Member, Supervised Industrial Training Studies in
Engineering (SITSIE), Technical Committee of
Council for the Regulation of Engineering in
Nigeria, Abuja.-2002 - 2005

Member, COREN Accreditation Panel to Many
Universities, Including:-

1.University of Abuja, Abuja-2010
2.University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri-2007
-2011
3.Imo State University, Owerri-2012
4.Bayero University, Kano-1993
5.University of Nigeria, Nsukka-2006
6.Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna-2008
7.University of Agriculture, Abeokuta-2008
8.Igbinedion University, Okada, Benin City-2009
9.Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma-2010
10.Michael Okpara University of Agriculture,
Umudike