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Dr Goodnews Agbi @ 64: Happy Birthday Sir!



Dr Goodnews Agbi @ 64: Happy Birthday Sir!

On this special day, 2nd February, 2024, we celebrate your remarkable accomplishments in politics and the extensive knowledge you have gained throughout your educational journey and have impacted same to hundreds of your engineering students. Your dedication and commitment to your studies have truly paid off, and we admire your continuous pursuit of learning.

With another Ph.D. in Engineering (Structures) having completed your first Ph.D in Monetary Economics, you have demonstrated your passion for academic knowledge. Your research projects On “The relevance of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund to the Nigerian economy” highlights your interest in the intersection of economics and engineering.

Apart from your Bachelor of Engineering B.Eng. Civil from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, your Master’s degrees which include:
M.Eng. Civil Engineering ( Geotechnic) from Delta State University, Abraka; Business Administration, MBA from University of Calabar and Masters of Science, M.Sc (Structures) from University of Lagos. All these showcase your multidisciplinary approach and your desire to excel in various fields. Your expertise in geotechnical mapping, especially your research on “The Geotechnical Mapping of the Seasonal Flooding Towns of Isoko Using Geophysical Information System. GIS”, Your study of the “The causes of collapsed buildings in Lagos State” have contributed significantly to the advancement of knowledge in these areas.

Throughout your educational journey, you have received numerous accolades for your exceptional performance. Your Grade 1 Distinction in the West African School Certificate at St Finbarr’s College Akoka Lagos, your brief stay for A’Level at Kings College Lagos and your Second Class Division in your Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering attest to your exemplary academic abilities.

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Furthermore, your professional qualifications as a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, FNSE, Fellow of the Nigeria Institution of Civil Engineers, FNICE, Membership of the Nigeria Institution of Structural Engineers, MNIStructE and Registered Engineer with the Council of Registered Engineers of Nigeria (COREN) reflect your dedication to your profession. These esteemed titles highlight your competence and expertise in the engineering field.

Additionally, your involvement in various projects, from the redesign of Lagos state water works at Ishashi and Iju to the construction of government buildings and water reservoir tanks, demonstrates your practical application of engineering principles to real-world scenarios. Your supervision of the National Directorate of Employment projects further emphasizes your leadership and management skills. Your design of several projects for NDDC including Bridges attest to your intellectual prowess.

As a lecturer at Delta State University, your commitment to education shines through. Your vast knowledge in topics such as Strength of Materials, Advanced Structural Design, Structural Mechanics, and Highway Design has undoubtedly inspired and shaped the minds of many aspiring engineers.

Your passion for learning extends beyond engineering, as evidenced by the books you have authored on Structural Mechanics and Structural Design. These publications showcase your ability to communicate complex concepts effectively and contribute to the educational resources available in your field.

In addition to your academic and professional achievements, you have diverse interests outside of work. Your love for reading, sports, and inspirational music highlights your well-rounded personality and your appreciation for personal growth and inspiration.

Chevalier Sir Engr Dr Chief Goodnews Agbi, the Okpolokpo 1 of Iyede Kingdom (fondly called Okpolokpo 1 of Africa by his friends) and the Okpobrisi of Oyede Kingdom, you are an inspiration to all who know you. Your dedication to education, your pursuit of excellence, and your significant contributions to the field of engineering makes you a truly remarkable individual. Your dedication and expertise to serving the people of Delta State as the Special Adviser on Project Monitoring and Audit to the Executive Governor of Delta State, Elder Sheriff Oborevwori is impactful and applauded.

On your special day, may you be surrounded by love, joy, and the appreciation of all those whose lives you have touched.

Happy birthday and many happy returns!

Warmest regards and cheers from your Catholic brother Knight of the Noble and Ancient Order of the Knights of St. John International.

Sir John Obaweki KSJI


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