Dr Agu Collins Agu is the Director of Infrastructure and Technical Support Services (ITSS) Department of the Agency. He holds a top level PhD in Engineering Sciences from National Technical University at Kharkov City, Ukraine where he invented a hydrocarbon based solid substance for combined processing of materials using electro-conductive abrasive tools (Ukraine Patent № 58078, 25th March 2011).
He is a design consultant with many years’ hands-on real-industry experience in upstream ICT product development, specializing in Advanced Embedded System Design and Programming; PCB Design and Manufacture; R&D and Innovation Management. He also researches in Cyber Physical Systems and Applications.
He has been nominated for several national assignments such as a member of the Technical Working Group for National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan, a member of ad-hoc Committee of National Economic Council on Crude oil Theft Prevention and Control etc.
In his current role as Director of Infrastructure and Technical Support Services (ITSS) Department, he identifies with cutting-edge technologies; possesses an in-depth understanding of emerging technologies and their commercial applications; oversees the overall running of the Agency’s infrastructure, with development of cutting-edge programs for ICT penetration, day-to-day administration, team management and interaction.
He is a member of several professional bodies including: Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Nigerian Institute of Mechanical Engineers (NIME), Nigerian Institution of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (NIEEE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) etc.