The federal government has approved the appointment of Ibraheem Abdul as the seventh substantive rector of Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH).


NAN reports that Joe Ejiofor, the institution’s deputy registrar and head of public relations, announced Abdul’s appointment in a statement on Monday.

Prior to his appointment, Abdul was the director of Open Distance and Flexible E-Learning (formerly known as Flexible Skills Development Centre) of the college.

He succeeds Obafemi Omokungbe, the immediate past rector, whose tenure ended on January 29, 2023.



Born in 1965, the new rector joined YABATECH in 1993 as a lecturer 2 and became a chief lecturer in 2012.

The native of Ado-Odo-Otta in Ogun state had his (O/A Level) from Ansar-ud-deen College, Isolo in 1983 and thereafter obtained B.Sc in mechanical engineering from the University of Lagos (UNILAG) in 1987.


In 1996, he bagged a master’s degree from UNILAG followed by another M.Sc and Ph.D. from the University of Ibadan (UI) and Okayama University in Japan in 2004 and 2011 respectively.

Abdul has held several positions at YABATECH in the past including being the head of the Department of mechanical engineering as well as chairman of strategic management and academic board committees.

The rector is a fellow of the Global Academic of Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2022) and a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) 2010.

He is also a registered member of the Council of Registered Engineers in Nigeria (COREN) 2004 as well as a corporate member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) 2003.


The rector has published scholarly papers in both local and international journals.

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