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BRIEF BIODATA OF ENGR. S. O. EDIBO [fnse, fniae]

Engr. Sunday Odoma Edibo was born in 1958 in Abocho Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria.  He attended Ochaja Secondary School Ochaja and Tresham College of science [Kettering Centre] in U.K. where he obtained Ordinary Diploma in Sciences with distinction in 1979.  He proceeded to Cranfield University [Silsoe College] U.K in 1980 and graduated in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science Degree 2nd Class Honours Upper Division in Agricultural Engineering [Mechanization option]. He holds an M.Sc. degree in Environmental Resource Management.

After serving the compulsory one year National Youth Service with Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority in Doma, Lafia. He was employed as a lecturer in Kaduna Polytechnic where he taught Farm Power and Machinery engineering between 1984-1986.  In 1987, he was recruited by Agricultural Managers and Consultants [AMC] Ltd and was extensively involved in land development activities and farm infrastructure development.  In 1993, he joined National Agricultural Land Development Authority [NALDA] as Assistant Chief Agricultural Engineer in Charge of Field Services and Operations and later promoted to Chief  Engineer [Procurement, Distribution and Maintenance of Agric. Machinery and Equipment].  He was absorbed into the mainstream Nigeria Civil Service was promoted Assistant Director, later Deputy Director, Rural Infrastructure Development. Department of Rural Development of the FMARD.

In 2012, he was appointed Agric. Transformation Agenda [ATA] Regional Director North Central comprising of 6 States [Niger, Kogi, Nasarawa, Benue, Kwara, Plateau] and FCT.  A position he held until February, 2016 when he was appointed Director, Agric Land and Climate Change Management Services to lead Nigeria’s climate adaptation and agricultural resilience programme.  Engr. Edibo attended various short courses at home and abroad.  He is a Chartered Engineer and a fellow of Nigerian Society of Engineers and fellow Nigeria Institute of Agric. Engineers.  He is married with children.