Engineers are pillars all over the world; especially in a developing country like Nigeria. Typically, their main duties include developing new products and machines to enhance productivity across each national sector and providing maintenance and technical advice to current machines to improve their usability and amp up their numerous functions.
The richest engineers in Nigeria are maestros of math and science, and truthfully, they create a lot of cool inventions and it’s only natural that they earn a lot of money for the awesome products they create. In light of this, the following are the wealthiest Nigerian engineers:
Richest Engineers In Nigeria
1. George Chukwulewa Okoroma (FNSE, FNICE, FNIHTE, MNIM, JP)
Due to his interest in the Oil and Gas sector, he founded George Chukwulewa Okoroma indigenous limited liability company in 2009 to provide top-notch engineering services, procurement, installation, and construction to the oil and gas industry in Nigeria.
George graduated as a Civil Engineer in 1981 from the Paul Sabatier University, Toulouse, France, after which he immediately started working with various construction companies as a Project Engineer.
These years of professional experience helped him to start a construction company called Gambeta Nigeria Limited in 1985. He got more actively involved in the business and later established an Oil and Gas Facilities Maintenance Services company called ChukChi Oil and Gas Limited.
George currently serves as the Vice President for the Association of Consulting Engineers in Nigeria (ACEN), he is also a prominent member of the Fellow Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE), Fellow Nigerian Institution of Civil Engineers (FNICE), Fellow Nigerian Institution of Highway and Transportation Engineers (FNIHTE), Member Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) (MNIM), Fellow Institute of Management Consultants (FIMC), and other professional associations in Nigeria and abroad.
2. Akinsola Olusegun Faluyi
He is a renowned mechanical engineer and former President of COREN with an estimated net worth of $5 million.
His professional exploits are deeply steeped in engineering research and he is currently ranked on the list of 1511 popular engineers in the world.
Regarded as one of the richest engineers in Nigeria, his passion for engineering was set in motion after graduating from Loughborough University where he obtained a first degree (B.Eng) in Mechanical engineering.
His career officially began in 1960 when he began working in the University of Ibadan College Hospital as a hospital engineer. After two years of fulfilling work, he left to join the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) as Chief Engineer.
In 1975 he joined the Edison Group and Partners, he then became the President of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), and COREN 10 years later.
3. Abubakar Sani Sambo
He is a Nigerian mechanical engineer and a renowned professor of energy studies.
His professional career is power-packed as he was the first Nigerian to hold the position of vice-chairman of the World Energy Council (WEC), and a former Director-General of the Energy Commission of Nigeria (ECN). He had a fulfilling time as the Vice-Chancellor of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, and as a fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering, Nigerian Academy of Science, Nigerian Society of Engineers, and Solar Energy Society of Nigeria.
4. Mayen Adetiba
Mayen Adetiba is a famous female engineering champion, and one of the richest engineers in Nigeria.
She wanted to be an accountant but decided to start her career as a journalist. Later, she became an actress, appearing in popular sitcoms and shows until she decided it was time to dive into the world of engineering.
She got certified in civil engineering at Columbia University after initially applying to study electrical engineering. She is a pioneer for female engineers in Nigeria.
5. Ahmad Salihijo Ahmad
He is a prominent Engineer and renewable energy advocate in Nigeria, and he is the current Managing Director of the Nigerian Rural Electrification Agency.
He was also the Executive Director of Operations at eN Consulting and Projects Limited.
6. Deji Akinwande
He is renowned for his authentic and innovative research on nanomaterials, sensors, devices, research on the synthesis, device physics, and circuit applications of carbon nanotubes and graphene, and flexible technology.
His work is so good and he is considered one of the top researchers in the world in the areas of graphene, silicon electronics, and 2-D nanomaterials in flexible electronics.
7. Bolaji Aluko
His achievements in the engineering industry are immeasurable.
He is currently a professor of Chemical Engineering at Howard University, Washington, DC, and is president of Alondex Applied Technologies, and Principal Academic Consultant and Member of the Board of AfriHUB.
He is an avid engineering researcher with interests in mathematical modeling, energy systems, chemical reaction engineering, electronic materials processing, education, and information technology.
8. Idiat Amusu
She is the first female agricultural engineer in Nigeria and the first female council member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN) with an estimated net worth of $10 million.
She was among the original founding members of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN) in 1983, and a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers, the Nigerian Institution of Agriculture Engineers, and the Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology.
She obtained a BSc in agricultural engineering from the University of Nigeria Nsukka in 1977. Afterward, she proceeded to acquire a Postgraduate Diploma in Food Science and Technology.
9. Ifedayo Akintunde
His engineering career began in the U.K when he worked with some engineering consulting firms. He then proceeded to the then Western State Ministry of Works and Transport as a senior researcher and chief engineer with a frontline Roads and Bridges contractor.
He returned to Nigeria to handle some World Bank Assisted Road projects in the Western part of the nation. After which he founded the firm Profen Consultants Inc. in 1976.
10. Aderemi Aaron-Anthony Atayero
He currently serves as the 4th substantive vice-chancellor of Covenant University, Nigeria.
He has served as the first academic deputy vice-chancellor, Coordinator School of Engineering, and twice as head of the Electrical and Information Engineering Department of Covenant University.
His professional interest in engineering research got him into the International Association of Research Scholars & Administrators, and the Science Association of Nigeria (FSAN), as a senior research fellow.