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    Profile of Engr Ibrahim Khaleel Inuwa


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    Name: Engr. Ibrahim Khaleel Inuwa OFR

    Date of Birth: 15th April 1949

    State of Origin: Kano State

    Local Govt. Area: Gwale Local Govt., Kano City.

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    Marital Status: Married with Children.

    Contact Adress: 13 Engineers’ Lane, Sharada NNDC

    P.O. Box 6216, Kano Nigeria.

    Educational Background:

    Kofar Kudu Junior Primary School, Emir’s Palace, Kano. 1956 – 1959.
    Gwale Senior Primary School, Kano. 1960 – 1962. First School Leaving Certificate.
    Government College Kaduna. 1963 – 1967. West African School Div. I 1967.
    Rumfa College Kano. 1968 – 1969. Cambridge Higher School Certificate. Dec. 1969.
    Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. October 1970 – June 1973. Bachelor of Engineering Degree in Mechanical Engineering. B. Eng. 1973.
    Cranfield University, Bedford England. (Formerly Cranfield Institute of Technology) Oct. 1976 – Sept. 1977. Master of Science Degree in Automobile Engineering. M.Sc. March 1978.

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    Kabel Metal, Hannover, Germany. Machine Operator on a Production Line. July to September 1972.
    Tokyo International Training Centre, Tokyo, Japan. Course on Maintenance, Repairs and Manufacture of Construction Equipment. May to August 1975.
    Department of Administrative Studies, University of Manchester, England. Senior Management Programme 1985. Three Months Course on Public and Private Sector Management for Senior Managers. January to April 1985.

    Professional Affiliation:


    Registered Engineer. Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria COREN No. R1276. March 1979.

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    Corporate Member, The Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE No. 929 May 1978.
    Fellow, The Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE No. 929. November 1988.
    Honorary Fellow, The Nigerian Society of Agricultural Engineers NSAE No. HF04 Dec 1998.
    Member Nigerian Institute of Management August 2006.
    Accredited Valuer, Institute of Appraisers & Cost Engineers, a Division of The Nigerian Society of Engineers No. 00032. August 2006
    Honours and Awards:

    Awarded Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic OFR by the Federal Government of Nigeria 20th December 2005.
    Recipient of 1983, 1997, 2001, 2004, 2007 & 2008 Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE Merit Award.
    Recipient of Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria COREN distinguished Merit Award for Excellence (Distinguished Service to Technology) 1997.
    Recipient of Lagos State Polytechnic Fellowship award January 2005.

    Service to the Profession/Community:

    Council Member, The Nigerian Society of Engineers 1978 to Date.
    Council Member, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria. COREN 1979 to 1985, 1988 to 1994.
    President, Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria COREN, April 1991 to December 1994.
    President, The Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE, January 1989 to December 1990
    Vice President, The Nigerian Society of Engineers NSE. January 1984 to December 1988.
    Board Member, Kano State Science and Technical Schools Board. 1984 to 1986.
    Member, Research Committee National Road Safety Corps. 1985 to 1986.
    Member, Faculty Board, Faculty of Technology, Bayero University, Kano. 1985 to 1987.
    Chairman and Leader of 1987 Kano State Government Hajj Delegation. Amirul Hajj. July 1987.
    Member, Governing Council, Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC, 1988 to August 1994
    Director, Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Co. Ltd. LNG. April 1986 to Oct. 1992.Director Basic Tech. Industries Ltd. Kano March 1994 to July 1999
    Chairman Basic Tech. Industries Ltd. Kano. March 1994 to 1999
    Member, Governing Council, Kano Foundation 1986 to 1992.
    Chairman New Sharada Development Association, Sharada NNDC Kano. 1987 to 1994.
    Member, TCPC Sub-Committee on Preparation for Privatisation of Vehicle Assembly Plants. April to June 1990
    Member, TCPC Implementation Sub-Committee on Partial Privatisation and Commercialisation of NEPA. May to August 1990.
    Chairman, National Committee on Engineering Infrastructure, Federal Ministry of Science and Technology. July to December 1990.
    Director, Nigerian Uranium Mining Co. Ltd. NUMCO. July 1991 to October 1992.
    Member, Presidential Task Force on the Re-Activation of Nigeria National Paper Manufacturing Company Ltd. Iwopin. April 1991 to December 1992.
    Board Member, National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure NASENI, July 1992 to August 1994.
    Director, Shar-City Community Bank, Sharada NNDC, 53 Aminu Kano Way, Kano. August 1992 to September 1994.
    Chairman, Kano State College of Arts, Science and Remedial Studies, Jan. 1995 to March 1997.
    Chairman, Kano State Polytechnic, Kano. April 1997 to Oct. 1998.
    Director, Stabilini Visinoni Ltd. Feb. 1996 to June 1998.
    Member, 1999 Constitution Debate Co-ordinating Committee CDCC (Justice Niki Tobi Committee) Nov. 1998 to Dec. 1998.
    Member Kano State Incoming Government Transition Committee April 2003.
    Chairman Kano State Government Committee for the verification and review of Projects, Transaction and contracts awarded between May 1999 and May 2003. July 2003 to January 2004.
    Member Monitoring Committee on the Federal Government of Nigeria/Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd and Solgas Contact Concession Agreement. January 2004 to October 2004.
    Member Monitoring Committee on the Federal Government of Nigeria/Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd, National Iron Ore Mining Company NIOMCO Itakpe and ISPAT Concession Agreements Nov. 2004 to date.
    Member Federal Government Peer Review Panel of Parastatals under Federal Ministry of Science & Technology June – July 2006.
    Chairman Committee for the Development of a National Raw Materials Policy. RMRDC December 2006 to date.
    Member Development Committee of Hydraulic Development Institute HEDI Kano a subsidiary of NASENI.
    Member Federal Government Presidential Standing Committee on the Strategic Application of Science & Technology for National Development: Unpacking Africa’s Great Asian Opportunity. March 2007 to date.
    Member Ministrial Committee on refocusing of Projects Development Institute PRODA Enugu August 2999 to date.
    Chairman Board of Directors National Board for Technology Incubation NBTI, Federal Ministry of Science & technology, Abuja Sept 2009 to date.

    Working Experience:

    July 1973 to June 1974

    Served as Pioneer National Youth Service Corps Member NYSC, Port – Harcourt at the Marine Services Department of the Rivers State Transport Corporation. Responsible for the Repairs and Maintenance of Marine Fleet.

    July 1974 to December 1976

    Pupil Mechanical Engineer and later Mechanical Engineer Grade II in charge of repairs and maintenance of earth moving equipment used on direct labour road construction in Kano State Ministry of Works and Survey.

    January 1977 to January 1980.

    Mechanical Engineer Grade I, Senior Mechanical Engineer and Later Principal Mechanic Engineer in charge of Central Mechanical Workshop in the Ministry of Works and Housing, Kano.


    The workshop manufactures streetlight poles, carries out major overhauls of engines, transmission and vehicles used on road projects, refrigerators and electric generators used by Kano State Government. There were four hundred people working under me consisting of engineers, technologists, technicians skilled and unskilled labourers.

    February 1980 to July 1984.
    Asst. Chief Engineer, Deputy Chief Engineer and later Chief Engineer designated Chief Projects Co-ordinator in the Ministry of Rural and Community Development, Kano. The Engineering Division was responsible for the construction and maintenance of feeder roads in the State to link Agriculture produce areas to their main markets, provision of pipe borne water to communities with population of between 2,000 and 5,000 people and establishing model villages to group scattered hamlets all over the state by direct labour. The Division had three bore hole drilling rigs and six road construction teams. There were two thousand people including engineers, surveyors, geologists, town planners, technologists, technicians, skilled and unskilled labourers all working under me. I was co-ordinating the functions of the division, which included planning, design, appraisal and implementation of all projects and their subsequent maintenance.


    August 1984 to April 1985

    Chief Mechanical Engineer Kano State Agricultural and Rural Development Authority KNARDA. Responsible for the operation of the four zonal workshops in Gumel, Birnin Kudu, Rano and Dambatta and PMU workshop in Kano as well as setting up a central specialised workshop in Kano to carry out overhauls of sub-assemblies and fabrication of units and parts of construction machinery, Fadama development and rural water supplies.

    May 1985 to November 1986

    Deputy Managing Director, National Trucks Manufacturers Ltd. NTM Kano. Assisting the Managing Director on the day-to-day administration of the plant. Personally responsible for local content development as well as monitoring the implementation of understudy Programme with the ultimate aim of nationalising the personnel. Acted as Managing Director from 3rd August 1985 to 9th January 1986 and from 25th February to 15th May 1986 in the absence of the incumbent.


    December 1986 to October 1988

    Commissioner, Kano State Ministry of Rural and Community Development. Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the re-established Ministry of Rural and Community Development in Kano. The Ministry provides the central focus for Integrated Rural Development Programme. It is charged with the responsibility of implementing the programmes of the Directorate of Foods, Roads and Rural Infrastructures DFPRI in Kano State in addition to the Kano State Community Development, small-scale industries and rural electrification programmes.

    October 1988 to February 1989

    Commissioner Kano State Ministry of Animal Health and Forestry. Chief Executive and Accounting Officer of the newly established Ministry of Animal Health and Forestry. The Ministry is charged with the responsibility of resuscitating livestock production in the State as well as implementing the afforestation programme.


    February 1989 to March 1989

    Director of Engineering on GL 16/3 Kano State Agricultural Rural Development Authority KNARDA. Retired voluntarily from Kano State Civil Service.

    April 1989 to Date

    Chairman Technovation Limited, Kano. Chairman of an engineering outfit engaged in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of Engineering systems and the supplies of the relevant parts.

    April 1989 to Date

    Principal Partner Technokonsult. An engineering and management consulting firm engaged in project management and provision of technical consultancy services, design and supervision of mechanical and electrical services in building, process and product design and development including pulp, paper, petrochemical and metallurgical, design of power plants, industrial auditing, assessment and valuation of plants and machinery, reactivation of industrial plants, preparation of contracts and tender documents, techno economic feasibility studies, project monitoring reviews and controls. Some work done include Monitoring Consultant for Iwopin Pulp Paper Co. Iwopin, Monitoring & Project Management Consultant for Ajaokuta Steel Co., Technical Evaluation Consultant for Baba Plastic Industry, Kano, Project Consultant for PTF National Farm Power Machinery Programme, PTF Strategic Military Depots Project, PTF National Rural Electrification Programme (Bulk Power Supply Project – Daura & Funtua 132/32 kV substation) and PTF Health and Educational Institutions Rehabilitation Project in Zone 3, Consultant for World Bank Assisted SME Projects (Feasibility Study & Engineering Design for Electric Motor & Transformer Pilot Plant Proda, Enugu) Consultant for evaluation of NEPA Installation at Shiroro Hydro-Plant, Consultant for Technical Evaluation of Kaduna Petro-Chemical & Refining Plant, Mechanical & Electrical Services Engineers for Multi-storey Building NITEL Headquarters in Abuja, Services Engineers for Central Bank of Nigeria CBN Executive Housing Estate, Garki, Abuja etc.


    May 1992 to Date

    Chairman and Director Consortium TOC. A partnership of three engineering and management consulting firms namely Technokonsult, Otis Consult Ltd and Chris-Epas Konsult. The consortium is a partnership engaged in project management, technical consultancy of mechanical, electrical, chemical, process, metallurgical, industrial, structural and water systems.

    December 1992 to Date

    Chairman and Co-ordinator Engineering Consultants Nigeria ENCON. Project Management and Technical, Services Consultants to Ajaokuta Steel Project. A consortium of engineering consulting groups put together for Ajaokuta Steel Project.

    January 2007 to Date

    Chairman Board of Directors Technokonsult Facilities Management Services Ltd. A total facilities management company for Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN Kano undertaking the complete maintenance, repairs and operations of generating sets, air conditioning and refrigeration, lifts, electrical services, water supply installation, buildings, cleaning and horticultural services.


    April 2008 to Date

    Member Ajaokuta Steel Company and Nigerian Iron Mining Company Itakpe Federal Government Interim Management Committee.



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