Buhari appoints Rector for Federal Polytechnic Offa


President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Engr. Dr. Kamoru O. Kadiri as the 5th Substantive Rector of The Federal Polytechnic, Offa, Kwara State. 

The appointment letter signed and personally handed over to Engr. Dr. Kamoru Kadiri by the Honourable Minister of Education, Mall. Adamu Adamu in his office  dated 3rd April 2023 is with effect from 29th March 2023. The appointment is a Five (5) years single term.

Before his appointment as a substantive  Rector, he was the Director of Affiliate Degree Programmes and Industrial Collaborations and was later appointed as Ag. Rector of The Polytechnic Iresi, Osun State on a one-year sabbatical in 2021.

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Engr. Kamoru Kadiri was born on 8th July 1968 in Osogbo. He attended Ansarudeen Primary School, Isale Osun, Osogbo, and enrolled at the St Charles’ Grammar School, Osogbo in 1985.

He began his Engineering career at The Polytechnic Ibadan, where he obtained his National Diploma in Electrical Electronics Engineering in 1988. He proceeded to Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, for his B.Sc in Electrical/Electronics Engineering. Engr. Dr. Kadiri possesses three Master Degrees, (MBA University of Ado Ekiti, MILR University of Ilorin, and M.Sc from Babcock University) and a Doctoral Degree (PhD) with a specialization in Networking and telecommunications also from Babcock University. He was at the University of Groningen, Netherlands for bench work where he was exposed to state-of-art equipment to complete his Ph.D. thesis.

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He joined the services of The Federal Polytechnic Offa in November 1996 and rose through the ranks to become a Chief Lecturer. He was a former Head of the Department of Electrical/Electronics Engineering, and former Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) FEDPOFFA Chapter.

He is a Registered Engineer and a FeIlow, Institute of Data Processing Management of Nigeria; Fellow, the Nigerian Society of Engineers; Member, the Nigerian Institute of Management (AMNIM); Member, Nigerian Institute of Engineering Management (NIEM); Member, Engineering Regulation Bureau and Legislation Board of Nigerian Society of Engineers and Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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He is an accomplished scholar who has contributed to knowledge and research with over 50 published journals, seventeen (17) published refereed conference proceedings, twenty five seminar papers, and twenty (20) single-authored textbooks in various fields of Engineering.

Dr. Kadiri has two patented inventions and eleven (11) literary works with the Copyright Commission of Nigeria. He had won research grants twice from Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) and Clintonnel Innovation Centre.

He is happily married and blessed with Children.

The Governing Council, management, staff, and students wish him successful tenure of office.

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