SOMOLU, Engr. Foluseke Abidemi

B.Sc, M.Sc, FNSE; electrical engineer, administrator; b: July 14, 1946, ht:Abeokula; so: Ogun; m: Olatokunbo Arinola, 1975; nc: one s, iwo d. ed: Methodist Boys High School, Lagos. 1960-61; Ibadan Grammar School, Ibadan, 1962-66; University of Lagos, 1966-70, 1987. cr: Pupil Engineer, Niger Dams Authority, Kainji Hydro Station. 1970-72; Electrical Engineer. Niger Dams Authority, Kainji Hydro Station and National Control Centre Osogbo, 1972-73; snr. Engineer, 1973, Principal Engineer, 1976; asst. Chief Engineer, 1979; Chief Engineer, Engineering Department, National Electric Power Authority, Headquarters, 1982; Chief Engineer, Substation Projects, Electrical Engineering Department, National Electric Power Authority, Headquarters, 1983-88; dir. Transmission Protection, Control Communications and Metering, National Electric Power Authority Headquarters, 1988-90; gm. (Transmission), National Electric Power Authority, Headquarters, 1990-92, (Transmission), National Electric Power Authority, Lagos Transmission Region 1992- 97; (Power Planning, Engineering and Rehabilitation, National Electric Power Authority, 1997; retired from National Electric Power Authority, 1997; ch/ceo. Optimal Power and Control Engineering Limited, since 1989; registered professional engineer, Nigeria, since 1976; chartered engineer, UK, since 1994; mm. Nigerian Society of Engineers, 1975; f: Nigerian Society of Engineers, 1985; council member Nigerian Society of Engineers since 1980; vp: (Professional Development), 1998; presd. Nigerian society of Engineers; f: Institute of Electrical Engineers, UK, 1994; mm: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, New York, USA, 1972; senior mm: 1983; Nigerian Institute of Management. Lagos since 1986, International Conference on Large High Voltage Electric Systems, Paris, France, since 1985, New York Academy of Sciences, since 1994; Curriculum Committee, Syllabus and Course Structure for College of Engineering and Technology, Ogun State University, 1984; Review Committee set up by Federal Government and Nigerian Society of Engineers to review electricity regulations in Nigeria. 1987-89; ch: Membership Qualification Committee, Nigerian Society of Engineers, 1989; Chief Examiner, (Electrical), Lagos Centre of Nigerian Society of Engineers for assessment of candidates seeking election to corporate member grade of the society, since 1998; developed from scratch, Engineering Resource Library, Nigerian Society of Engineers, since 1998. h: Good Conduct Prize ('Ability does not override character') best performance prizes in individual subjects (Mathematics, Physics and Latin), every year at Ibadan Grammar School, 1962-66; sponsorship by International Atomic Energy Agency to attend inter-regional power system expansion planning course at Argonne USA national laboratory, 1985; Nigerian Society of Engineers Merit Award. 1991; British Council fellowship to attend Senior Managers Course at Cranfield of management, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, 1993; Award of Excellence. International Workshop on power systems operation and planning, organizing committee, 1995. publ: The flooding of the Kainji Power House, The Nigerian Engineer Vol. 16, No. 1 1981; Electricity Supply in Nigeria: Much Achieved. Still a lot to do. Invited Paper, Power Technology International, Sterling Publications Limited, London U.K., 1989 and other seminar, symposia papers and articles in journals, sc: Ikoyi Club 1938: Ibadan Grammar School Old Students Association, hob: photography, reading, lawn tennis, swimming, travelling and listening to music, off: Suite C19, Adeniran Ogunsanya Shopping Complex, Surulere, Lagos, res: Plot 16. Block 64, Fola Osibo Road, Lekki Scheme, Phase I. tel: 01-7740116.
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