The Immediate past Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, Engr Dr Okopi Momoh is dead. His death was announced today by the National Chairman of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Engr (Dr) Olunfumilade Akingbagbohun.
Okopi-Momoh, a fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE and Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, NIMechE was a former National Chairman of Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, NIMechE.
Late Momoh was immediate Past Executive Secretary of Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE which he served between 2018 and 2021.
Engr. Momoh hails from Obotu, Ugboju-icho, Otukpo local government Area, Benue State, He was a well-grounded Mechanical Engineer and a product of the vintage and prestigious Government College, Keffi, and Kaduna Polytechnic. He holds 2 Masters degrees, the first in Industrial Engineering and Production Management from Cranfield Institute of Technology (now known as Cranfield University), United Kingdom, and another Master’s of Business Administration degree, from Bayero University, Kano, where he also obtained a PhD in Mechanical Engineering in the year 2009.
Late Momoh was a well loved and hard working professionals with commendable doses of engineering practice experiences. His work experience cut across diverse organizations in academic, industry and management.
Dr. Okopi Alex Momoh was a COREN Registered Engineer and member of several professional bodies, including his fellowship membership status with the Nigerian Society of Engineer, the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered).
His versatile administrative experience spanned over a period of three decades, and includes the following responsibilities which he discharged meritoriously. He was, Unit Head, Blast Furnace and Sintering Plant – Ajaokuta Steel Company Ltd 1987 to 1988; Senior Superintendent Chipper House, Nigerian Paper Mill Limited Jebba.1988 –1990; Purchasing Manager / Head of Lagos Liaison office, Nigerian Paper Mill Ltd. Jebba. 1990 – 1991; Senior Manager Chipper House, Nigerian Paper Mill Ltd Jebba. 1991 – 1992; Project Coordinator, Fun Tai Engineering Company Ltd, 1992 to 1996; Managing Director, Samex Engineering Company Ltd 1996 to date; Dean, School of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, Kaduna Polytechnic, 2008 to 2012; 8th National Chairman, The Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (NIMechE), 2007 to 2009; Coordinator of Research, Innovation and Technology Transfer office, Kaduna Polytechnic, 2013 to 2017. Dr Okopi Momoh also provided a dynamic and progressive leadership for the foremost socio-cultural organization of the Idoma people of Nigeria as President, Idoma National Forum (INF) between 2012 to 2016.
As a field -tested engineering professional, and Managing Director of Brooks Cedron Nig. Ltd and SAMEX Engineering Company Ltd. respetively, Dr Momoh superintended various engineering projects in the oil and gas sector as an NNPC third party inspector. A listing of some of the projects are as follows; River Usuma Pipeline leakage Repair, Atlas Cove Depot Optimization Project, Rehabilitation of Ejigbo Depot PMS Tank II, New Atlas Cove Jetty Project, Construction of New Tank T-AC –12 for Atlas Cove Depot, Emergency De-Sludging, Cleaning, Slag Removal, Remediation and Inspection of Tanks 102 & 107 at Escravos Terminal, Dismantling and Reconstruction of Tank 13 and Rehabilitation of Tanks 11, 12,and 22 at Mosimi Depot, and Revamping of Atlas Cove Depot Facilities: Reconstruction of PMS Tanks 11 & 21 between the years 1998 and 2015.
Engr. Okopi Momoh was an engineer with a scholarly and intellectual twist; he never runs out of progressive ideas, as he most-often generates them with an element of spontaneity. He has a broad research experience, and is widely published in both national and international engineering journals, proceedings and transactions. He has provided an unrivaled opportunity for Nigerian Mechanical Engineers to publish and disseminate technical information in the Journal of the Nigerian Institution of Mechanical Engineers (JNIMechE), an initiative, he also ‘mid-wifed’ as the 8th NIMechE National Chairman about a decade ago, and still apply himself with much commitment as the Editor –in- Chief to date. Before this appointment, Dr. Momoh served the NSE in other various important capacities .
Dr Momoh is a recipient of a plethora of awards from the Nigerian Engineering Community. He enjoys volunteering, reading and spending quality time with his family and close-knit friends, and always willing to make his unbiased contributions to contemporary national issues.
Dr Momoh was an important member of Nigerian Engineering community whose contributions are valued. May his soul rest in peace.