A Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Science, Educationist, Apostle of R&D, astute Administrator & Community Developer, Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro was born on June 6, 1958, in Tudun Wada, Yelwan-Shendam, Plateau State.  He obtained his tertiary education at the University of Maiduguri, Ahmadu Bello University [ABU], Zaria & Federal University [Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University] of Technology [ATBU], Bauchi. Among other qualifications, he holds degrees of B.Sc., in Agriculture, M.Sc. & Ph.D. in Animal Science.

Elias Bogoro began his career in academia in 1984 as a pioneer Graduate Assistant in ATBU School/Faculty of Agriculture. Rising through the ranks, he became a Professor of Animal Science in 2003 [with specialties in Biochemistry & Ruminant Nutrition]. He was actively involved in the establishment of a comprehensive Dairy Research & Development [R&D] Research Centre at the University, which project is operational with impressive results.

Appointed the pioneer Director of ATBU Agro-Meteorological Centre in 2004, Professor Elias Bogoro also served as Chairman, Governing Council of Federal Polytechnic, Nekede-Owerri, Imo State, between 2005 and 2007. In that capacity, he successfully initiated and pursued unprecedented transformation of that polytechnic for which he received a Fellowship – the first & only of that category to date.

In April 2014, Professor Elias Bogoro was deservedly appointed Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund [TETFund].  In that position, he has consistently advocated the institutionalisation of R&D in Nigeria’s tertiary educational institutions to render them more globally competitive and relevant to industry needs. He created a Department of R & D at the Fund; to coordinate the establishment of R&D Units in all public tertiary institutions and provision of funds for an R&D Standing Committee of some eminent researchers in Nigeria & the Diaspora. Efforts are also on to float Research & Development Foundation for the country.

His tenure at TETFund has also witnessed steady improvements in academia-industry collaboration to deepen R&D for sustainable national development.

At ease with teaching, supervision, mentoring & journal reviews, Professor Elias Bogoro is a prolific researcher with over 65 presentations in local & international journals as well as other learned fora, including 8 Convocation Lectures. On research, he improved on a Rumen Fermentation Model and developed a Modified Re-entrant Rumen Cannulation Surgical Technique for enhanced understanding and tooling of rumen metabolism for bulls and rams. He is also a Collaborating Scientist to the Raw Materials Research & Development Council [RMRDC] as well as Consultant, Team Leader, and Project Manager for quite a number of projects sponsored by the Federal Government of Nigeria, The World Bank, UNDP, USAID, DfID, among others.

A Member, Post-Graduate College of Animal Science, Professor Elias Bogoro is also a Fellow – Nigerian Academy of Science, Nigerian Institute of Animal Science, Nigerian Society for Animal Production, College of Animal Scientists of Nigeria, Society for Peace Studies & Practices, & Solar Energy Society of Nigeria; and Member, British Society for Animal Science.

Recipient of the 2015 Nigerian Society for Animal Production Captain of Industry Award, he is the Trustees Chairman of the highly-impactful NGOs — “Forward in Action for Education, Poverty, and Malnutrition”, “National Association for Peaceful Elections in Nigeria” & Society for Peace Studies & Practice”.

He is happily married with children to Hon. Justice Yellim Bogoro of the Federal High Court.

Ladies & Gentlemen, we invite Professor Suleiman Elias Bogoro to receive the “2021 Hallmarks of Labour Role Model Award for Outstanding Contributions in the Field of Education”.

Accept our Hearty Congratulations.

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