Name of United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences:Tottori University
Assigned university:Tottoriuniversity
Specialized field:Agricultural Water Management
Research Theme:Assessment of Water Management System in Large Scale Irrigation Schemes
Obtained (planned) degree/date:Doctor of Philosophy Ph.D. (Agriculture)
Obtained in September 2024 (scheduled)


The success of an irrigation scheme and its water delivery system can be measured by how well it meets the objectives of delivering an adequate and dependable supply of water in an equitable, efficient manner to the users.

The developed irrigation schemes in Nigeria have not been brought into production fully and they have been implemented with inappropriate infrastructure and management process. By 2004, only about 20 percent of the area planned for public irrigation sector had been developed and only 32 percent of the developed area was being irrigated. The poor utilization of the developed irrigation area in the public irrigation sector in Nigeria can be attributed to a number of factors, among which is insufficient attention to management systems of the schemes. Presently, the Federal Government of Nigeria is trying to create significant improvements through Transforming Irrigation Management in Nigeria (TRIMING) Project.  

In view of the above, am interested in investigating how to solve the challenges mention above to achieved greater agricultural production through irrigation farming. During my Master course I studied about the water management system in Japan, which is recognized among the best in the world. This gave me the opportunity to understand some lapses with that of Nigeria, and learned the way to mitigate some of the challenges in my Country.

In the future, I would like to get a job or a position where I can carry out research and educational practices in a wide range of fields, related to the construction of water infrastructures and utilization of water for Agricultural production. As a Senior Water Engineer and researcher, I look into the ways that will help in serving the humanity by using and utilizing the water reliably.