By Emmanuel Elebeke
President Mohammandu Buhari yesterday confirmed Dr. DanAzumi Ibrahim as the substantive Director General of the National Office for Technological Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP).
This was contained in a statement signed by the NOTAP’s Head of Media, Mr. Solomon Nshem, and made available to Vanguard.
According to Nshem, ‘‘the statement the appointment was contained in an official correspondence from the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Engr. Babachir Lawal.
Ibrahim is graduate of Agriculture from the University of Maiduguri, holds a Master of Science degree in Soil Microbiology from the University of Newcastle Upontyne, United Kingdom in 1987 and a Doctorate degree in Soil Fertility from the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi in 2004.
Until his appointment, Ibrahim, was the Acting Director General NOTAP, after taking over from his former boss, Dr. Umar Bindir, who was appointed the Secretary to the Adamawa State government in May.
He was the Director Technology Innovation and Commercialization department before his appointment as Ag. Director General.
He hails from Hardawa, Misau L.G.A Bauchi State and started his working career as a lecturer in the Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science at the University of Maiduguri and later joined the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC), where he rose to the rank of Deputy Director.
He joined NOTAP from RMRDC in September 2010 as Acting Director, Technology Promotion and Commercialization Department and was elevated to the position of Director on 1st December, 2014.