Felicia Agubata inducted into NASENI Technical BoD, bags ChangeMaker award in STEM by Aviators Africa

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Dr. Engr. Mrs. Felicia Agubata

Engr. Dr. Mrs Felicia Agubata, an engineer in the Nigeria Airspace Management Agency, NAMA, has been Inaugurated into the Technical Board of Directors for the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure NASENI Institute.

Engr. Agubata also recently bagged the ChangeMaker recognition award for STEM by the Aviators Africa CEO Forum. The presentation of the award is to be made on October 27 at the Aviation Leadership CEO forum/ Aviators Africa towers awards ceremony.

Her inauguration into the Board of Directors of NASENI was held on 30th September 2021 at the Headquaters of NASENI in Abuja under the Chairmanship of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation SGF, Boss Mustapha.

In her accept speech, Engr. Dr. Agubata thanked  President Muhammad Buhari GCFR for Implementing the APWEN Diversity and Inclusion Policy that was developed under the Sheengineer Invent It, Build It  project sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering UK (GCRF African Catalyst) in partnership with University of West of Scotland, “with my humble self as the grant Awardee”.

“I want to thank  COREN and Nigerian Society of Engineers Leadership ( Engr. A. A. Rabiu FNSE and Engr BABAGANA Mohammed FNSE)for the  IMPLEMENTATION of this policy document. Special thanks to the APWEN diversity & Inclusion Committee Chairman, Engr. Idiat Amusu and all Committee members. The journey that started in 2019 is already yielding Fruits. Thank you COREN and NSE for Ensuring Diversity in ALL you DO. Thank you Royal Academy of Engineering UK for making this journey possible”.

Dr. Felicia Nnenna Agubata, is the Assistant General Manager Terrestrial Services at the Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA) . 

NAMA is an Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP) responsible for managing the Nigerian Airspace through the Provision, Installation and Maintenance of Navigational Aids, Communication Equipment and Surveillance Systems, etc. Dr. Felicia has over 18 years of experience in aviation, project management and communication engineering.

She is a committed professional as attested by her industry and hands on approach to problem solving . Principals and peers readily acknowledge her can-do spirit and team ethics. Felicia has an innate desire to mentor and guide young STEM students in achieving their goals .Her  knack and drive for engineering solutions are compulsive. She also enjoys percolating technical knowledge within professional groups and outside. 
She is a devout Christian and happily married with kids.

Achievements, Projects, Professional positions

Engr. Dr. Mrs. Felicia Agubata is the Assistant General Manager, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency. President Association of Professional Women engineers of Nigeria 2018-2019.

GCRF African catalyst 2019 Grant Awardee sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering UK for Sheengineer Invent it, build it project.

Initiated and implemented the Invent it , Build it programme in 2018 in partnership  with NNPC. Awarded scholarships to 81 from primary to University .(currently tuning) for primary school pupils across the six geo political zones in Nigeria. Bauchi, Ogun, Kogi. Anambra, Edo, Kano, Borno.Worn several awards.

APWEN Biennial woman award for girl child education and women empowerment ( 2018,- 2919, 2020-2021)2010 ICAO Scholaship sponsored by IAWA. Served as an intern at ICAO Headquaters in Montreal ( air navigation Bureau under the leadership of Director Nancy Graham.

Member of Council of COREN Member of Board of directors of PEDI, Past Chairman APWEN Lagos Chapter 2013-2014.

Association of women in Aviation scholarship sponsored by Pratt and whitney in 2007. Was at the Pratt and whitney facility for training on Engine fleet management

She is a graduate of Computer Science & Engineering( 2nd Class , Upper Division), has a Masters degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering (Communication Engineering) and holds a doctorate degree in Communication Engineering. 

Felicia is a Council member of the Council for Regulation of Engineering in Nigerian (COREN), a Fellow of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (FNSE).

She was a past Director IFATSEA (International Federation of Air Traffic Electronics Association) African Region , Member Board of Trustee Women in Aviation Nigerian Chapter and an Associate member of UK-Based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators( ACIArb). A recipient of 2010 Women in Aviation Scholarship as well as 2007 association of women in aviation Maintenance ( AWAM) scholarship  and featured in 2006 edition of AWAM newsletter. 

Dr. Felicia Agubata is the 15th President of the Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN), from 2018 to 2019; and a passionate STEM advocate. 

She has transversed all the six geopolitical zones in Nigeria with her “Invent It, Build It “ initiative under APWEN and awarded scholarships to 81 pupils from primary to university level as well as constructing seven science and technology laboratories in seven states ( primary schools) across the six geo political zones in Nigeria in partnership with NNPC. 

Some of the labs are completed and others are work in progress. She has contributed in building the capacity of STEM teachers across the six geopolitical zones in partnership with University of West of Scotland through the SHEENGINEER “Invent It, Build It “ program sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering UK , as the 2019 GCRF African Catalyst grant awardee.

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