Adagbonyin Moses Obiazi
Engr. Prof. Adagbonyin Moses O. Obiazi was born at Agbor in Delta state. He attended the prestigious Ika Grammar School, Agbor from 1974 to 1979 obtaining the West African School Certificate with Distinction. He proceeded immediately to the University of Benin to study Electrical/Electronics Engineering, graduating in 1984 with 2nd Class Hons, Upper Division. He had his Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Lagos in 1991 and capped it with a PhD in Electrical Power and Machines from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, supervised by the renowned Engr. Prof. Philip Kuale.
Prof. Obiazi started his working career in the Federal Polytechnic University, Auchi in 1985 after his NYSC in Sokoto State. In the quest for higher levels of engagement, Engr. Obiazi joined the services of then Bendel State University, Ekpoma (now, Ambrose Alli University) in 1987 where he has risen through the ranks from Graduate Assistant to his current status as a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology. He was the Head of Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering [1997-1999], Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Member of the University Senate and Member/Chairman of over 40 University committees/panels.
He is currently serving as the Chairman of the Central Bank intervention Projects in Ambrose Alli University.
At the professional level, Engr Prof Obiazi was elected a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers [NSE] in 1993. As an active member of NSE, he was made Secretary, NSE, Ekpoma Branch from 1994-1997 and Chairman of the Branch for five years(1997-2002). During his Chairmanship, the branch won a national merit award as the Most Improved Branch in Nigeria. In 1999, he was made a life member of NSE. He has been a member of the National Executive Council of NSE from 1997 t0 2002 and from 2012 to date. He has served in several committees of NSE at both national and local levels. NSE national committees such as Finance and General purpose Committee, Education and Training Committee, Awards and Endowment Committee, Conference Planning Committee, Codes and Standards Committee among others. As a registered Engineer with COREN (Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria), COREN in 2006 made him a member of Engineering Regulation and Monitoring (ERM) Committee. He has also served as a member of COREN accreditation team to some eight universities and two polytechnics. For eleven years (2001-2012), he was an External Examiner to the Petroleum Training Institute (PTI), Effurun, and since 2011, External Examiner to Delta State University,Abraka. In 1991, Engr. Obiazi was sponsored by UNESCO to Kumasi, Ghana to present a research paper at an International Engineering Conference, while in 2013, he was sponsorsed to the Conference of the Global Engineering Deans Council [GEDC] held in Chicago, USA. In 1994,the Delta State Government appointed him as a Member of the Delta State Public Utilities Board (PUB).
In May 2013, Engr. Prof OBIAZI was appointed the National Secretary of the Committee set up by COREN [Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria] to develop COREN Minimum Benchmarks for the training of Engineers in Nigerian Universities. In 2006, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) appointed Engr. Obiazi as a research advisor on sabbatical to help with the construction and installation work on the new Afam VI power station in Rivers State. In March, 2010, the Edo State Government appointed Engr. Prof. Obiazi as a member of the Governing council of Edo State Institute of Technology and Management, Usen (a polytechnic),a position he held till Sept, 2012.
Engr. Prof. Obiazi has received several awards from students, staff, religious and professional bodies and groups for outstanding contributions to engineering, education, national development and socio-cultural advancement. Engr. Prof. Obiazi is well published in both local and foreign journals and has presented papers in several local and international conferences.
In Sept, 2012 Eng. Prof .Obiazi was elected the Chairman, Committee of Deans of Engineering and Technology of Nigerian Universities [CODET].
A deacon in Baptist Church, Engr. Prof. Obiazi is married to Mrs. Helen Obiazi (PhD) (a lecturer in the College of Medicine of Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma) and the marriage is blessed with children.