Director and Head, PPP and Asset management, Federal Roads Maintenance Agency, Nigeria
Dr Agbasi is a civil engineer and holds MSc/DIC (Concrete Structures) and PhD (Civil Engineering) degrees from Imperial College, London and University of London respectively and a post graduate certificate in Engineering Management from University of Bath Management School, UK. He obtained his BEng (Civil Engineering) and MEng (Materials & Construction) degrees from University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
He is a UK certified PRINCE 2 practitioner, APMG certified PPP Professional, and has attended several courses including management and leadership course at Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA.
Presently a Director and Head, PPP & Asset Management at the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA) where he is leading and pioneering development work on mainstreaming asset management, deploying new strategies for maintaining the road network, and managing the interface of the Agency’s programmes with DFID, USAID, ECOWAS, JICA, World Bank, AfDB amongst others.
Prior to joining FERMA, he was a Senior Structures Advisor and Project Sponsor at the Highways Agency (HA), an executive Agency of the UK Department of Transport. Other engineering roles in the UK built environment and construction sector were with Kvaerner Technology (part of Kvaerner Construction Group, now Skanska Construction), and WhitbyBird (now part of Ramboll Group). He has been engaged as a research associate at Imperial College, London and Loughborough University where he executed fixed term commercial research contracts. His early career was in Nigeria where he worked as a civil/structural engineer in a consulting engineering practice and a Researcher/Lecturer at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Dr Agbasi has over 30 years local and international civil engineering (consulting and contracting) and applied research experience spanning design and construction, structural investigation, condition survey and assessment, on-site troubleshooting, materials testing at macro and micro levels, and product development. He has developed and implemented strategies and methodologies for repair and maintenance regimes for civil infrastructure and advised on serviceability issues to ensure adequate in-service performance, particularly for structures procured under Private Finance Initiative / Design Build Finance Operate route with long-term concession period. He has maintained an interest in whole life management of structures including IT tools for asset management and integrated project delivery processes. He has authored several technical reports/papers and has presented papers at international conferences in Africa, America, Asia and Europe.