Seed Systems Specialist
Tel: +234 8020804809, +234 7010101220, +234 8170282229, +234 8036479031
Station: Nigeria (Kano)
Lucky Osabuohien Omoigui, a Nigerian national, has joined IITA-Kano Station as a Seed Systems Specialist. He obtained his BSc in General Agriculture from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, (1999), his MSc in Plant Science (2003), and his PhD in Plant Breeding and Genetics also from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2010). He received special training in Plant Molecular Biology and Genomic tools from the University of Virginia USA in 2008. He started his career with IITA as a Research Technician in the cowpea breeding program (1990 to 1993) where he also worked as a Research Associate with IITA in the PROSAB project (2004-2009). He was also a Principal Investigator of the Kirkhouse Trust and AGRA cowpea breeding Projects that seek to develop improved cowpea cultivars that are resistant to Striga and Alectra using molecular tools. He has been collaborating with IITA and ICRISAT on the Tropical Legume seed systems in Nigeria since 2010. Prior to this current appointment, he was an Associate Professor of Plant Breeding and Seed Science with the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria.