List of famous Nigerian Engineers

In this article, I will discuss and show you the list of all newly updated famous Nigerian Engineers as of 2022, their course and what they are doing currently.

When we are talking about Nigerian Engineers, we are referring to the famous and successful ones. As a matter of fact, I am an Engineer, did you know? You may not know, indeed!!

Note that any branch of engineering you studied, your name is engineer!

Please continue reading this page in order to find out the list of all newly updated famous, richest and successful Nigerian Engineers as of 2022.

List of top successful, famous and richest Engineers in Nigeria

The list and some more important information of top famous and richest Engineers in Nigeria updated recently as of 2022 are now discussed below:

  1. Babalola Borishade, an electrical engineer
  2. Maikanti Baru
  3. Olufemi Bamiro, Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  4. Rahmon Ade Bello, a Nigerian professor of Chemical engineering
  5. Ibrahim Khaleel Inuwa, Mechanical Engineer
  6. Danladi Slim Matawal, a Nigerian professor of Civil engineering
  7. John Dabiri, a Nigerian-American aeronautics engineer
  8. Akinsola Olusegun Faluyi, a Nigerian Mechanical engineer 
  9. Abubakar Sani Sambo, a Nigerian Mechanical engineer
  10. Mayen Adetiba, a Nigerian civil engineer.
  11. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, a Nigerian Engineer
  12. Godman Akinlabi, a Nigerian engineer.
  13. Deji Akinwande, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  14. Oyewusi Ibidapo Obe, a Nigerian professor of System engineering
  15. Samuel Olatunde Fadahunsi, a Nigerian Civil engineer
  16. Hauwa Muhammed Sadique, a Nigerian engineer
  17. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad, electrical and electronics engineer
  18. Olatokunbo Somolu, a Nigerian structural engineer
  19. Igho Sanomi, a Nigerian businessman, geologist
  20. Ogbonnaya Onu, a Chemical engineer
  21. Olawale Adeniji Ige, a Nigerian Electrical engineer
  22. Chris Ogiemwonyi
  23. Adeola Olubamiji, Nigerian-Canadian Technologist
  24. Babatunde Ogunnaike, an American chemical engineer of Nigerian descent
  25. Soni Oyekan, a Nigerian-American chemical engineer
  26. Femi Hamzat (current deputy governor of Lagos state)
  27. Demola Aladekomo, a Computer Engineer
  28. Bolaji Aluko, Professor of Chemical Engineering
  29. Edet Amana, a Nigerian engineer
  30. Rahmon Ade Bello, a Nigerian professor of Chemical engineering
  31. Nicholas Agiobi Damachi
  32. Andrew Yakubu
  33. Idiat Amusu, an agricultural engineer
  34. Aderemi Aaron-Anthony Atayero
  35. Ifedayo Akintunde, Nigerian engineer
  36. Ebele Ofunneamaka Okeke, a Nigerian civil engineer
  37. Edet James Amana, a Nigerian Civil engineer
  38. Ernest Ndukwe, an Electrical engineer
  39. Joseph Atubokiki Ajienka, a Nigerian professor of Petroleum engineering
  40. Salihu Mustafa
  41. Umar Buba Bindir, a Nigerian Agricultural engineer
  42. Umar Garba, electronic engineering
  43. Eli Jidere Bala, a Nigerian professor of Mechanical engineering
  44. Philip Emeagwali, a Nigerian computer scientist
  45. Franklin Erepamo Osaisai, nuclear engineer
  46. Seun Fakorede
  47. Ahmadu Musa Kida, a Nigerian engineer
  48. Lawrence Oluwawemimo Arokodare
  49. Micheal Oladimeji Faborede, Professor of Agricultural Engineering
  50. Azikiwe Peter Onwualu, a professor of Agricultural engineering

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Top 5 richest engineers in Nigeria

Top 5 richest engineers in Nigeria

After Medicine is mentioned, Engineering is another one of the professional courses in the world to be mentioned and here is why.

The most important duties of engineers include;

  • Designing a products, machines or other systems that will make life much easier.
  • Engineers also provide maintenance services to industrial machines to improve their usability.

There are many different Engineers in Nigeria who are doing very well in their field, however, please continue reading to know the list and explanation of top 5 richest Engineers in Nigeria for now.

1. Seyi Makinde (current Governor of Oyo State)

Oluseyi Abiodun Makinde is a Nigerian businessman, politician and philanthropist who is the Governor of Oyo State since 29 May, 2019.

He is an engineer and a subject matter expert on fluid and gas metering. He is the managing director of Makon Group Limited; an indigenous oil and gas company in Nigeria.

He studied electrical and electronic engineering in University of Lagos. After his graduation, he did his National Youth Service program with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and he was later employed in the NNPC as an engineer.

In 2019, he contested for Oyo state governor and he was declared winner of the contest by the Independent National Electoral Commission.

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2. Akinsola Olusegun Faluyi

Akinsola Olusegun Faluyi (born 13 November 1934) is a Nigerian Mechanical engineer and former President of COREN, an engineering regulation body in Nigeria.

He attended Ibadan Boys High School, Oyo State, Nigeria where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate (WASC) and later proceeded to Loughborough University where he obtained a first degree (B.Eng) in Mechanical engineering (1953-1985).

Engineer Akinsola Olusegun Faluyi joined the service of the University College Hospital, University of Ibadan as Hospital Engineer in 1960. He left the teaching hospital after two years of services as hospital engineer, to join the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) in 1962 as Chief Engineer.

In 1975, he retired from LUTH in 1975 to join Edison Group and Partners. He became the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) in 1985 and served in that capacity for one year, a tenure that ended in 1986.

He later became the president of COREN. He also served as President of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering.

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3. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad

Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad (born October 20, 1983) is a Nigerian Engineer and renewable energy advocate. He is the current Managing Director of Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency.

He attended Essence International School, Nigeria and British Secondary School of Lome, Togo and later got admission to study Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University of Leeds, UK and graduated in 2006.

After that, he then furthered his education to Masters on Project Planning and Management from CADD Abuja and Masters in Development Studies at Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria in 2008 and 2018 respectively.

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4. Abubakar Sani Sambo

Professor Abubakar Sani Sambo (born 31 July 1955) is a Nigerian Mechanical engineer, former Director-General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN), Chair of the Nigerian Member Committee of the World Energy Council (WEC), Africa Region and former Vice-Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Nigeria.

He was born on 31 July 1955 in Zaria, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He obtained a Bachelor of Science ( degree in mechanical engineering from the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 with a first class honour.

In 1983, he obtained a doctorate degree, Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Sussex, United Kingdom.

After he obtained his Ph.D, he returned to Nigeria to join the services of Bayero University, Kano where he rose to the position of a senior lecturer in 1989 and was appointed a professor in energy studies at the same University.

He was appointed as the vice-chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University in 1995 and served in this capacity for two terms (1995-2004).

Presently, he is the incumbent director-general and chief executive officer of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN) and vice chairman of the World Energy Council (WEC), Africa Region, since November 2007.

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5. Robert Ifedayo Akintunde

Robert Ifedayo Akintunde (born 2 November 1935) is a Nigerian engineer, a distinguished Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and former President of the society.

He is the first African to win the WFEO Medal of Engineering Excellence, in 2017.

Engineer Robert is also a Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK), and a Chartered Engineer of the U.K. since 1965.

He was registered by Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria in 1974.

Now, above are the list and explanation of top famous, richest and successful Nigerian engineers. Please scroll shortly to wrap it up!!


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