Management Team

Prof. D.K Adedzwa

Centre Leader

Prof. D.K Adedzwa, is CEFTER Director and also the ACE Centre Leader. He trained as a Plant Breeder at Ahmadu Bello University Nigeria and Iowa State University, Ames Iowa USA.

During his over 40 years of work experience in the University, he has trained many MSc, PhD. students in Plant Breeding. Prof. Adedzwa is however most known for crop varieties he has released to the Nigerian Cropping system, some of which are still widely grown by farmers today. Prof. Adedzwa also holds a Diploma in sustainable rural livelihoods from the University of Bradford UK. He has wide experience in donor funded Development Projects from DFID, USAID, CIDA and the EU, where he worked as Team Leader. As the center leader, his ultimate responsibility is to ensure successful delivery of the ACE project objectives and meet the set milestones. He will also undertake his directorate roles which primarily are centered on managing the academic activities, faculty and students.

Dr Barnabas Ikyo

Project Manager

Dr Barnabas Ikyo has returned from diaspora to join the team. He has had post-doctoral research experience conducting and managing research with grants up to £1 million.

He has done collaborative research working at the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey Guildford. His immediate past project was sponsored by the Technology Strategy Board UK. Previous collaboration include, optimizing photonics devices for Naval Research Laboratory, Washington DC, the Walter Shoctky Institute, Munich and DelAgua Ltd UK. He is working directly with the ACE Centre Leader/CEFTER Director. He is responsible to the smooth day-to-day running of the project; he will coordinate all project activities and communication between all project partners. The project Manager is responsible to monitor progress reports from all sites and collaborating Institutions; review all planned activities and suggest adjustments, as necessary to the Center Leaders. He will also prepare the annual meeting of the External and the yearly International conference that will be organized by CEFTER.

Project Technical team Members

  • Name
  • Portfolio
  • Prof. M.M Kembe
  • Vice Chancellor, Benue State University, Makurdi
  • Prof. E.A Omudu
  • Member
  • Prof. J.O Fiase
  • Member
  • Dr. S. T. Ubwa
  • Director of Academic planning
  • Prof. Tseaa Shambe
  • Member
  • Prof. L. Ega
  • Member
  • Prof. B. A Kalu
  • University of Agriculture Makurdi – Member
  • Dr. M. Imande
  • HOD Maths and Computer Science
  • Dr. S. Agishi
  • HOD Voc. & Technical Education
  • Dr. Mrs O. Igbum
  • HOD Chemistry
  • Dr. (Mrs) Dinnah Ahule
  • Women Farmers Association – Member
  • Dr. D. Gernah
  • IFS, Uni. Agric. Makurdi – Member