Late Prof. Matthew O. Edoga

Engr. Ani, Emmanuel Odii
Engr. Ani, Emmanuel Odii
PROFESSION:- TEACHER
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  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: July 26th , 2019
  • State of Origin: Ebonyi
A TRIBUTE TO A HERO

According to the general rule of thumb, there are at least 5 persons that one would meet during the course of his/her life that would have a lasting impact on him/her and for me, the late Engr. Prof. Edoga was one of them. 

This ever-ready-to-help erudite Professor was uniquely different. The legacies he left behind will live on for decades. His doggedness to position and re-position Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET), AE-FUNAI will never be forgotten. 

I will never forget you and I will always do my best to live up to your expectations. 

Rest in peace Prof. 

Chief Odii (as he always called me).


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Engr. Kelechi Ogbonna Onyekweredike
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  • Country: Nigeria
  • Posted On: July 26th , 2019
  • Department: CIVIL ENGINEEERING
  • Place of Work: AE-FUNAI
  • State of Origin: Imo
A Hero that always defended his subjects

Thank God for the time u spent on earth. Prof., you were a great man, a defender of people, a pace setter and indeed, a man whose dream and efforts got AE-FUNAI to an enviable height. 

Ur loss is irreparable. We miss u Prof. The little time I walked closely with u revealed u were a great man, a man of the people, a man who never believed in giving up. 

Am glad u left positive legacies. U were not perfect, yes, we know but u were one of the finest many of us in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology met.  May your rugged but gentle soul continue to rest in peace, amen.

I miss u Prof.


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  • Posted On: July 26th , 2019
  • Department: Mechanical Engineering
  • Place of Work: AE-FUMAI
  • Address: AE-FUNAI
A Man of Honour

Engr. Prof. Matthew Obichukwu Edoga, the pioneer Dean Engineering at AE-FUNAI, have come and gone but his foot prints remain indelible. An erudite scholar, Man of weath, of impeccable character, an adroit negotiator  We cherish you but God loves you most. It was our prayer you never left us a far, but can't control the metaphysical. Adieu a mentor, bridge builder and a father. Rest on in the bosom of the Lord  


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Dr. Chukwunonye EZEAH
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  • Posted On: July 26th , 2019
Adieu, Hero and Great man

"O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?"(1 Cor. 15:55)

Prof Mathew Obichukwu Edoga, man of candour and courage, even in death, you speak louder. Your work speaks for you. We shall never forget. Adieu, hero and great man!


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Ogechi Akudo Nwogu
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  • Posted On: September 7th , 2018
  • State of Origin: Imo
Life

There are people you expect to always be there, due to how present they always were. Their lives as certain to you as the rising and setting sun...

Your sudden passing, another painful reminder of just how fleeting this life is, here today gone tomorrow. We are taught to embrace change but at times like this it becomes very difficult.

I would have loved for things to remain as they were and have you still here with us, but then again such is this life.

I pray to see you again in the place bigger than life itself.

Adieu our Prof, gone but never forgotten...


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Prof. Matthew O. Edoga Prof. Matthew O. Edoga

Professor of Chemical Engineering
Pioneer Dean of Engineering and Technology, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI)

Date of Birth

25th of December 1964.

State of Origin

Enugu State, Nigeria..

LGA

Igbo Etiti.

Date of Passing

27th of July 2018.

Other Information

In celebration of the life of Prof. Matthew O. Edoga, we use this opportunity to solicit for tributes, which can come in forms of comments, short essays, poems or stories, that reflect the impact that Prof. Matthew Edoga has had on the lives of people, most especially in the establishment of the Faculty of Engineering, Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria.

BIOGRAPHY OF LATE PROF. MATTHEW O. EDOGA

Matthew Obichukwu Edoga is Professor of Chemical Engineering with bias in Petroleum/Petrochemical Engineering and Technology at Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike (AE-FUNAI), Nigeria, a registered Engineer with Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria and the pioneer Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology. A native of Aku (but precisely Ezi-Osigo-Ejuna-Aku) from Ejuna Autonomous Community in Igbo Etiti Local Government Area of Enugu State.

Professor Edoga, fondly called “Mighty” by friends and well-wishers received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from the 1st University of Technology in Nigeria (former ASUTECH, Enugu), a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy degree all in Chemical Engineering from the largest University, South of the Sahara – the prestigious Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Prof. Edoga was the first Nigerian to be honoured with Doctor of Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering Department of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. Of course, he is the first Aku person to obtain a degree in Chemical Engineering.

As part of his nomadic academic activities, he attended both Washington State University, U.S.A. and Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France, where he was trained on Desktop Learning Module (DLM) and principles of pedagogy, respectively, as a means of enhancing his teaching capabilities in the University.

His research activities encompass the area of catalysts development and application, Bioremediation, Petrochemicals development and application and process equipment design.

He has taught courses both at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in his area of specialization at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria and Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. Also, he has held visiting professorships in Federal University of Technology, Yola, Nigeria University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri Nigeria, University of Lagos, Nigeria and Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF), Abuja, Nigeria. He was the Chairman of the Committee on the Establishment of Faculty of Engineering and Technology in FUNAI and immediate past Director of FUNAI Advancement and Linkages Centre. He has over fifty high impact journal publications; and several proceedings and conference papers. He attended several international workshops and conferences at USA, France etc.

He is happily married to Dr. (Mrs.) Rita Ngozi Edoga of University of Leeds, United Kingdom, with two boys–Joseph Kenechukwu and Joel-Maria Chukwuebuka.