President Muhammadu Buhari has confirmed the appointment of Dr. Muideen Yomi Kasali, as the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of The National Centre for Agricultural Mechanisation (NCAM), Ilorin.
Kasali’s appointment took effect from October 28, 2018, for a term of four years. Until his confirmation, he rose through the ranks to become the Acting Executive Director of the NCAM in July 2015.
The NCAM boss was born on March 10, 1961, at Ijebu-Itele in Ijebu East Local Government Area (LGA) of Ogun State, South West Nigeria.
He attended St. Anthony’s Grammar School, Esure, Ijebu Imushin from 1973 to 1979, and obtained his West African School Certificate in Grade one.
He bagged a Masters Degree in Land Reclamation with major in Irrigation and Drainage from the Nicolae Balcescue Institute of Agronomy, Bucharest, Romania, in 1986.
He also obtained a Masters of Engineering degree from the University of Ilorin in the year 2003. In 2015, he got his Ph.D. in Agricultural and Bio-systems Engineering from the same University.
Kasali started his professional career at the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Abuja, where he was deployed to NCAM as an Agricultural Engineer Two.
During his years as the Acting Executive Director, he supervised the development of several machines and implements such as: Two Row Mechanical Cassava Planter, Motorised Rice Harvester, Rice Transplanter, Four Wheel Mini Tractor among others.
Kasali is a COREN registered engineer and a Fellow Nigerian Institute of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE). He is also a member of Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Member, American Society of Agricultural Engineers (ASABE), Member, International Soil Tillage Organisation (ISTRO) as well as a member of the Hydrological Society of Nigeria (HSN). Kasali is a member of the Ministerial Committee on Agricultural Mechanisation.
A prolific writer and a versatile researcher, Kasali has over 40 publications to his credit.