Full Name
Dr. Dan-Azumi Mohammed Ibrahim
Job Title
Director General/CEO
Nigeria National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)
Speaker Bio
Dr. Dan-Azumi Mohammed Ibrahim is an articulate Nigerian with strong passion for development. He obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural science from University of Maiduguri and Masters Degree in Soil Microbiology from the University of Newcastle UponTyne, UK and a PhD (Soil Fertility) from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi in 2004.

Dr. Ibrahim is an astute scientist who started his working career as a lecturer in the Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Soil Science in University of Maiduguri and later joined the Raw Materials Research and Development Council (RMRDC) where he rose to the rank of Deputy Director. In September, 2010, he joined the National Office for Technology Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP) from RMRDC as Acting Director, Technology Promotion and Commercialization Department from where he was appointed a Director on the 1st of December, 2014 and subsequently appointed as Director General/ CEO in July 2015.

He has undergone many capacity development programmes including; International Training on Strategy for Sustainable Agricultural Development at the Institute of Rural Development Hyderabad, India and International Training on Breeding of Horticultural Crops at the Institute of Vegetables, Flowers, China Academy of Science, Beijing, China.

Dr. Ibrahim has many scientific publications to his credit and has handled many assignments for the Federal Government of Nigeria and International Organizations. He was a Consultant to UNIDO on Establishment of Neem-Based Bio-Pesticide in West Africa and Member of International Experts on the development and implementation of ECOWAS Policy on Science and Technology (ECOPOST).

He is presently a founding member of the Neem Association of Nigeria, a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria and Fisheries Society of Nigeria.

His special interest is in human capacity and institutional development to reduce dependency on foreign technology consumption. He has also distinguished himself in sports, particularly hockey in which he represented Nigeria in international competitions and won many laurels.

He is happily married with children.
Dr. Dan-Azumi Mohammed Ibrahim