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PMB Appoints Ogbobe PRODA DG 

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The director-general, Projects Development Institute, Dr. Peter Ogbobe.
The director-general, Projects Development Institute, Dr. Peter Ogbobe.

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr. Peter Okwudilichukwu Ogbobe as the substantive director-general of the Projects Development Institute (PRODA), Enugu.

Ogbobe’s appointment is contained in a letter dated May 20, 2022, and signed by the president’s chief of staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari.

According to the statement, the appointment of Ogbobe takes effect immediately and is a non-renewable five-year tenure.

Until his appointment, Ogbobe was the director, information communication technology (ICT), National Board for Technology Incubation (NBTI).

He holds a doctorate in mechatronics engineering, a master’s degree in mechanics/production engineering and has 29 publications to his credit in both national and international journals.

Ogbobe is a member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN), Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) among others.

Ogbobe has also received several awards and held various leadership positions in the past.

PRODA was formerly known as the Research and Production Department of the old Eastern Region.

After the civil war, it was renamed PRODA and enlisted as one of the agencies under the Federal Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (FMSTI).

Shortly after it was renamed, PRODA pioneered the first made-in-Nigeria car, branded PRODA and the low-cost prototype was taken on a roadshow across the country.

In 2018, the former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, announced that Nigeria would start the production of pencils and PRODA would be the agency responsible for that.

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