Abubakar-Surajo Imam: Jubilation as Nigerian Army Gets First Professor, Full Profile Emerges

Nov 19, 2023 | Uncategorized


  • There is jubilation in the Nigerian Army as Lt. Col. Abubakar-Surajo Imam emerged as the first professor of Mechatronics Engineering
  • This was contained in a statement issued by the Registrar, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State, Brig.-Gen. A.M. Tukur
  • Imam is the Head, Department of Mechatronics Engineering and Director, Centre for Innovation and Creativity at the NDA

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Kaduna stateNigerian Army has produced its first professor of Mechatronics Engineering, Lt. Col. Abubakar-Surajo Imam.

The Registrar, Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna State, Brig.-Gen. A.M. Tukur disclosed this in a statement on Friday, November 17, The Punch reported.

Nigerian Army gets first Professor
Lt. Col. Abubakar-Surajo Imam becomes first army officer to attain the rank of a professor
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Tukur said Imam was promoted to the rank of a professor after it was ratified during the NDA Council Meeting in September and took effect from October 1, 2023, according to TheCable.

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Profile of Nigerian Army gets 1st professor

  • Imam is an indigene of Kankia in Katsina state.
  • He bagged his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bayero University, Kano State.
  • He also holds a Master’s Degree in Mechatronics and a Ph.D. in Mechatronics and Robotics, both from Newcastle University, United Kingdom
  • He was assigned to the Nigerian Army Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering after he joined the Nigerian Army as a member of the Short Service Combatant Course 32
  • Prof Imam spearheaded the founding of the NDA Department of Mechatronic Engineering and the establishment of the Centre for Innovation and Creativity.
  • Imam is the Head of, Department of Mechatronics Engineering and Director, Centre for Innovation and Creativity at the NDA.
  • He is also a researcher with the Defence Industries Corporation of Nigeria, the Defence Research and Development Bureau, Abuja, Command Engineering Depot, Buffalo Engineering Technology, and the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure.
  • Imam is an Examiner and Member, Central Selection Committee for Master and Ph.D. candidates being sponsored by the Petroleum Technology Development Fund.
  • He is an author and publisher of books that cover Mechatronics; PIC Microcontrollers; Embedded Systems Design; Sensors and Actuators for Embedded Systems; Coding, Robotics and Drone technology for Kids; and Field Manuals for Drone Technology, among others.

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Kale reportedly died in London, United Kingdom on Wednesday, November 8.

Source: Legit.ng



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