The Citation OF Engr Chief Goodnews Goodman Agbi Ph.D, FNSE, FABS, FIPMD, KSJI Read at His 60th Birthday Thanksgiving Celebration at
St.John the Baptist Catholic Church, Oleh.
Dr. Goodnews Agbi was born on the 2nd day of February 1960 in Oyede, Isoko North LGA of Delta State. He attended Orile Iganmu Primary School Lagos, St Finbarr’s College Akoka Lagos, finished in 1980 and proceeded to Kings’ College Lagos for A level, same year. Dr. Agbi left Kings’ College in 1981 through JAMB to the then Ahmadu Bello University, Bauchi Campus. He Graduated in 1987 with a Bachelor of Engineering, B.Eng, Civil. He proceeded to the University of Lagos where he obtained a Masters of Science in Structural Engineering, M.Sc., in 1997. He then enrolled for an MBA program in 1999 at University of Calabar and graduated in 2001. He left for Staton University, Tampa, Florida, USA, for his Ph.D in Monetary Economics and graduated in 2003.
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Today, Dr. Agbi is a member of Nigeria Society of Engineers and member of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN. He is also a Fellow of Nigeria Society of Engineers, FNSE, Fellow of Africa Business School, FABS and a Fellow of the Institute of Policy Management Development, FIPMD.
Dr. Agbi currently lectures at Delta State University and in the following Courses:
i) Strength of Materials i&ii
ii) Advanced Structural Design of Concrete Structures
iii) Structural Design of Prestressed Concrete
iv) Design of Steel Structures
v) Highway Design amongst others courses.
Dr. Agbi started working as an Engineer with SNC Lavalin, a Canadian Consultancy firm that carried out the rehabilitation of Lagos State Water Works in Iju and Ishashi, a World Bank sponsored project. He served as the Project Engineer and later promoted to Senior Project Engineer. He was involved in the rehabilitation and the redesign of Alum Tank House, the intake structures, the internal roads, the staff housing among several others.
At the end of the project, Dr Agbi, having left SNC, incorporated the company, Mortgage Builders Limited where he was involved in designing and building several buildings in Abuja, Warri, including participating in the building of the Gwarinpa housing estate in Abuja.
Dr. Agbi is a Consultant to the NDDC. He designed the Famgbe Road Extention from Ikolo Waterside across River Nun to Ammassoma, Airport at Bayelsa State, the design of the parabolic bridge that crosses River Nun to Ikolo water side. He also designed Emevor By-Pass and the Internal Roads in Isoko North, Delta State. He also supervised projects for NDDC, such as the Shore Protection at Opuoma in Imo State.
Dr. Agbi has acquired robust experience in the Supervisions and Managements of Engineering Concerns.
Politically, Dr Agbi has been very active since he joined politics. In 1998, he contested the Governorship primaries of the defunct Grassroots Democratic Partly, GDM, with Chief James Onanefe Ibori who later became the Governor of Delta State, as his only opponent. He also contested the PDP Governorship primaries in 2007, which was won by Emmanuel Uduaghan. He was the pioneer Deputy Chairman of the National Youths Mobilization of PDP in 1998/1999. He was also a National Election Committee member of the PDP that conducted the primaries in Abia that returned Oji Uzoh Kalu in 1998/1999. But he finally left the PDP to join the APC in 2014 where he hopes to fulfil his quest to serve humanity. And he has since then, been an active member of the Party.
Dr. Agbi is sincere, honest, brave and unassuming. His bravery was one factor that earned him his chieftaincy title as The Okpolokpo1 of Iyede Kingdom, but fondly called the Okpolokpo 1 of Africa by his friends. He is married with children.
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