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21 December, 2018


Emmanuel O. Ajayi has the following qualifications WASC O/L (Division One) in 1977 and WASC O/L (Division One) 1977, GCE A/L (Maths - A; Physics – B; Chemistry – B) 1979. He embarked for his B.Sc. and had a (First Class Honors) Civil Engineering 1983 and his M.Sc. (Hydraulics/Reservoir Engineering) 1986

He has the following professional certificates. 1988 Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE) No. 3171, 1989 Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (MASCE) and 1991 Registered Engineer COREN R4111.

⦁    New Development in Port Engineering;  Port of Antwerp
⦁    Anatomy of Shipping;  Cambridge Academy of Transport (Moeller Centre)
⦁    Building a Performance Culture in a Concession System Programme, Wits Business School, Johannesburg
⦁    Project and Programme Management; RIPA International, U.K.
⦁    Understanding a Deregulated Electricity Industry: Insight, implementation Strategy and Investment Opportunities. ESL Economics and Management Associates
⦁    Conference on Tran Sahara-Gas Pipeline Project;  Conrad Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
⦁    International Workshop on Power and Energy, "Post Unbundling, Privatization and Energy Market Structure" Foundation for International Training (FIT) Ontario;
⦁    International Training on Petroleum industry; Introduction to upstream and downstream petroleum Industry. Prospect Project Development Consult, New Jersey;


April 2010 to 2015    FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER, Energy Resources Department
2015 Till date        Director (Energy Resources Department), Power Department
2010 to 2014        Deputy Director (Power)

Responsible to the Permanent Secretary and serve as the administrative Head of the Energy Resource Department

Involved with multi-disciplinary team of professionals to develop policies, programs and projects for the development of appropriate energy resources for electricity generation with particular emphasis on hydropower, coal and gas;

Supervision and/or oversight on the execution of hydropower, coal and gas generation projects benefitting from funding from the treasury and public sector loans;

Monitor the performance of generation companies and advise on governmental intervention where appropriate

June 2007 to March 2010 FEDERAL MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES as an Assistant Director (Gas) – SA/Perm Sec. Assist the Permanent Secretary on technical related matters. Appraise and provide advice on engineering project proposals in the Ministry including NNPC, its subsidiaries, and PSC and JV contracts.

Sept. 2005 to June 2007 FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, Maritime Service Department as an Assistant Director (Coastal & Ports). My schedule of duties involves formulation and implementation of policies and progammes in the maritime transport sector as it affects seaborne trade, tanker chartering market, berthing of vessels and operation of jetties. Involved in the preparation of Bankable Feasibility Studies for the Inland Waterways Transportation in Nigeria. Carryout appraisal on designs and construction of  Port Facilities, wharves, jetties, rehabilitation of Dockyards & workshops along River Niger and the dredging of the river . Member/Secretary of the implementation committee on the dredging works on the River Niger from Warri in Delta State to Baro in Niger state.

Member of the Study Implementation Committee (SIC) on the integrated multi purpose Olokola Deep Seaport and Free Trade Zone Study project which consists of a free trade zone, deep sea port complex, oil & gas processing zone for LNG/LPG Plants, refineries and petrochemicals as well as an oil & gas logistic base. The study involved conducting technical, economical, financial, environmental investigations to determine the feasibility of a new deep seaport and free trade zone in Olokola at the costal boundary between Ondo and Ogun states. (Estimated cost = $500miilion)  

2003 to Sept. 2005 FEDERAL MINISTRY OF POWER AND STEEL as an Assistant Director (SA - Perm. Sec.). Appraise proposals and submissions on engineering projects and prepare brief for the Permanent Secretary. Projects include the Power Plants at Geregu, Papalanto and Omotosho (414MW each), Alaoji (378MW) and Omoku (252MW). Member of the Adjudication Committees on the prequalification of Independent Power Producers (IPP), Solar Power Projects and the Consultancy Services for the Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project.

2003 FEDERAL MINISTRY OF INDUSTRY, Viva Methanol Project, Lekki, Lagos State as the Chief Engineer (SA - Perm. Sec.). Member of the Technical Sub-Committee actively involved in the design review, appraisal and construction supervision of a 2.5million tons per year methanol plant located in Lekki, Lagos State. The sole raw material is the Nigerian natural gas.  Project scope comprise of Site Related Works, Viva Methanol Process Plant, Offsite and Utility Facilities. The Site Related Works consists of Site Preparation, Backfilling & Leveling, and construction of harbour, warehouses, maintenance shop, corporate headquarters and infrastructural works. The process plant includes a reforming unit, steam and condensate system and methanol synthesis and distillation while the Offsite and Utility facilities consists of tank farm, cooling water facilities, air separation and power generation units. (Cost = $ 690miilion)

1993 to 2002 FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, Transport Coordination & Inspectorate Department (TCID).

1999 to 2002 FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, Chief Engineer (Civil/Hydraulic Structures)

1996 to1998 FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, Asst. Chief Engineer (Civil/Hydraulic Structures)

1993 to 1995 FEDERAL MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT, Principal Engineer (Civil/Hydraulic Structures)

My duties involve assessment of engineering projects in the Ministry and its Parastatals (Nigerian Port Authority, National Maritime Authority, Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron and National Inland Waterways Authority). Participated in the Transport Policy Programme of the Ministry and was a member of the Committee on Phase-out of leaded gasoline in Nigeria.

1990 – 1992    DE-CROWN WEST AFRICAN COMPANY LIMITED, (Engineers and Consultants). Worked as Chief Design Engineer (Civil/Hydraulic Structures)

    (i)    Kampe River Dam & Irrigation Project, Ejiba. (Contract Sum $150m and N190m)
    (ii)    Middle Ogun River Project, Iseyin (Contract Sum £28.5m and N234m)

Was involved in the design review and construction supervision of a 43metres high earth fill dam with a reservoir capacity of 250Mm3 of water.
Other hydraulic structures reviewed ands supervised include:

⦁    143m wide open Ogee crest spillway
⦁    22m high Omi dam Intake Tower
⦁    112m long 3.0m x 3.0m Twin Box Culvert Outlet Works.
⦁    36.0m x 9.0m x 7.50m high stilling basin

Main responsibility included statistical and hydraulic analysis, structural design and reinforcement detailing of the Intake Tower and the Outlet Works.

Also carried out the hydrological and meteorological studies for the Middle Ogun River Project. Prepared the hydraulic and stability analysis and structural reinforcement design of the 250m wide River Ogun Weir, Stilling basin and the pumping station

1987 to 1990 Worked at ENPLAN GROUP (Consulting Engineers & Planners) as Quality Control & Hydraulics Engineer, Jibiya Dam cum Water Supply Project, Katsina State. (Contract Sum $70m and N46.5m)

Fully involved in the review of design and supervision of construction of  a 12,000 cumec/day water supply system and 20m high earth fill dam with 144Mm3 reservoir capacity. 
Major responsibilities included review of structural and hydraulic design calculations, setting out of:

⦁    105m long draw down Tunnel, 9m high Valve Chamber.
⦁    35,000m3 earth Compensation Reservoir and Intake works.
⦁    2000m3 circular concrete reservoir for water supply.

1988 Worked as Project Engineer at Federal Ocean Port Terminal Project, Onne,     Oil & Gas Free Zone Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

Participated in review of the design and construction supervision of the Port facilities. Work done included, taking of inventory of facilities, completion stage including outstanding component of the 200metre each long wharf, Ro-Ro and Container Platform. Details of Transit Sheds, Port Managers Office, Control Tower and road network including outstanding works. ( Client – Nigerian Port Authority)

1984 to 1987 Worked with PROGRESS ENGINEERS (Consulting Engineers) as Hydrology/Hydraulics Engineer, Iyora Odame Dam cum water supply project

1985 Worked as Assistant Resident Engineer at Global Detergent and Soap Factory, Ilorin

Participated in the static analysis and review of the hydraulic design of the pipeline system and the steel storage reservoirs of the Detergent and Soap Factory consisting of:

⦁    10m x 10m x 24m high steel tower and 10m x 50m x 10m high steel factory,
⦁     2Nos. 10m diameter and 6m high circular steel reservoir tanks ,
⦁     2Nos. 10m x 30m x 10m high steel warehouses,
⦁     supervision of foundations, pump bases, structural steel erections and  claddings
⦁     office and other utility buildings and access road.

1984 Assistant Design Engineer

    (i)    Nefraday Farms Limited, Ilorin
    (ii)    Reconstruction of 43km Ajasse-Igbaja-Oke-Ode-Shagbe Road.

PUBLICATIONS: "Synthesis of flow regimes and simulation models in some Aquifers and Reservoirs"M Sc Thesis 1986




21 December, 2018


1. Develop policies, programs and projects for the development of electricity generation with large hydropower, coal and gas;

2. Monitor the performance of the generation companies and advice on governmental intervention where appropriate;

3. Provide update on Generation Expansion Master Plan;

4. Provide technical guidance and advice on development of energy resources for the generation of electricity;

5. Develop policies and initiatives for enhancing security of supply and diversification of the nation’s generation mix;

6. Supervision and /or oversight on the execution of generation projects benefitting from funding from treasury and public sector loans. These projects are listed below:

  (a) 700MW Zungeru Hydroelectric Power Project;

  (b) 3050MW Mambilla Hydroelectric Power Project;

  (c) 10MW Katsina Wind Farm Power Project;

  (d) 240MW Afam 3 Fast Power Project; and

  (e) Coal to Power Generation: Bankable Feasibility Studies for Coal to Power generation for Enugu Axis and Kogi, Gombe and Benue Axis.



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Hon Minister of Power Works Housing Mr Babatunde FasholaSANmiddle Minister of Environment Mrs Amina Mohammedleftand CEO Chapel Hill Denham Mr Bolaji Balogun right duringthe Opening Session of the Green Bonds Capital Market Investors Conference organized by the Federal Ministry of Environment with the theme Green Bonds Investing in Nigerias Sustainable Development at the Stock Exchange House Marina Lagos on Thursday 23rd February 2017

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