Engr. Saliu Osifuemhe Ahmed

Engr Saliu Osifuemhe Ahmed was born in September 1965 in etsako west local government area of edo state.

Engr Saliu Osifuemhe Ahmed’s experience, spanning over three decades, has been in the areas of water resources, transportation and highway engineering and general civil engineering consultancy / construction. He has also acquired and developed valuable skills in the field of Rural Water Supply, Institutional Strengthening and Facilities Management. He has developed appreciable skills in the application of Computer Software such as Microsoft Office Suites and AutoCAD for presentations of soil profiles, pavement conditions, soil boring logs and graphics.

He is also socially responsible and involved in the communities he has lived and worked in for which he has been variously honoured and recognized. He is the Sadiq of Auchi Kingdom and has attained the highest level of leadership within Rotary in his Rotary District in Nigeria. He is a recipient of Rotary International’s highest individual award – Service Above Self. He was also honoured as the Alabunmu Alabuwe of Atosin-Idanre by His Royal Majesty, the Awosunye of Atosin, Idanre Ondo State.

As Managing Director of Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority over the last three and half years, he has ably managed the human and material resources of the Authority for results delivery that has seen tremendous improvements in the fortunes and impact of BORBDA within its catchment area.
He is an alumnus of the prestigious University of Benin Edo State, where he bagged his Bachelor in Civil Engineering and his Masters in Business Administration.

He is currently the Managing Director of BORBDA, has been responsible for the overall management and directing of the affairs within her catchment States of Edo, Ondo, Ekiti, and Delta North Senatorial District. In this respect, the Authority has improved water access in a number of communities, rehabilitated irrigation infrastructure and increased farmland holdings to farmers. The Authority has also improved rural infrastructure like roads, institutional and commercial buildings like schools, community town halls, skills acquisition centres, rural electrification from hybrid/solar sources. The Authority has also undertaken the construction of dams for water supply and irrigation purposes and the maintenance of existing ones. A number of commercial ventures have been reactivated for improved revenue generation to the coffers of the Federal Government of Nigeria. The Authority has also set up a number of Integrated Farms, Songhai Model, to improve national food security.

Between 1991 and 2017, he was the Director of both Ark Consult Ltd, a firm of planners, engineers and management consultants and Virgit International Ltd, a diversified investments company, with twenty -five years continuous experience in project management

He is a proud Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers (MNSE), Registered Engineer with COREN (R16,893), Fellow Institute of Corporate Executives, Fellow Institute of Supervision and Leadership.

As an entrepreneur he owns and until 2017 ran the Regal Rise Hotel, in Auchi, that promotes the highest ethics of the hospitality industry and provides gainful employment to assist the young adults of Auchi and environs in meeting their daily life pursuits.

Saliu enjoys putting smiles on the faces of others and travelling. He is fluent in English, and Afemai Languages, and can read and write French.
He is happily married with four children.