BRIEF PROFILE OF DIRECTOR, TECHNOLOGY AND ACQUISITION & ASSESSMENT (TAA) DEPARTMENT
Dr. (Engr.) A. A. Talabi
Dr. (Engr.) Adeneye Abiodun Talabi was born on the 1st of April 1958 at Lagos. His Parents High Chief Thomas Abimbola Talabi and Chief (Mrs.)-Mother-in- Israel Comfort Afolabi Talabi, both of the blessed memory hailed from Ijebu Imodi-Imosan (near Ijebu-Ode) in Ogun State, Nigeria.
Dr. Talabi started his elementary/Primary education at Methodist Primary School, Surulele – Lagos from January, 1964 – December, 1971. He immediately preceded Comprehensive High School, Aiyetoro-Ogun State from January, 1972 – July, 1976. Thereafter, he gained admission at the Kwara State College of Technology, (now Kwara State Polytechnic), at the school of Mines, where he studied Metallurgy and Materials Science from 1977-1981 and obtained both his National Diploma (OND) and Higher National Diploma (HND).
Dr. (Engr.) Talabi did his National Youth Service (NYSC) with Delta Steel Company, Ovwian – Aladja Warri, Delta State from 1981-1982.
He later got employed by Gulf Oil Company (Nig.) Ltd., (now Chevron Nig. Ltd.,) as a Materials man from September 1982 – September 1984, where he had a stint of working experience in crude oil and gas production before proceeding to Poland, Europe for further studies in October, 1984. He attended the University of Lo’dz at Lo’dz, Poland where he studied the proficiency of Polish language from 1984 – 1985, and he was certified with a certificate of proficiency in Polish language in 1985. He was admitted to the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy (Akademia Gorniczo – Hutnicza), Krakow – Poland where he studied for his M.SC and Ph.D degrees in Metallurgy and materials science with specialization in Special Steelmaking with reference to stainless steels resistant to corrosion Ph.D degree thesis was on The Dynamics of titanium oxidation during electroslag refining/remelting of corrosion resistant steels from September, 1984 October, 1989.
Dr. (Engr.) Talabi started his Civil Service Career as a Professional Engineer who specialized in Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Federal Ministry of Science and Technology in November, 1990 as a Senior Scientific Officer (SSO) on grade level 10.
His dint of work, commitment, sincerity of purpose, dedication and good focus with resilience, determination and loyalty to his father land made him to rise/progress steadily from grade level 10 in 1990 to the enviable position of a substantive Director – GL. 17 with effect from first January, 2012. While fulfilling all righteousness and obedience during his career progression in the Federal Civil Service, he has attended and actively participated in several training courses, conferences, workshops, seminars, symposia, meetings etc, in diverse areas of endeavors and studies both nationally and internationally.
Dr. (Engr.) A. A. Talabi is a professionally registered member of many regulatory professional bodies/organizations; such as:
(i) Nigerian Metallurgical Society (NMS)
(ii) Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS)
(iii) Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG)
He is happily married with children by the Special Grace of Almighty God.