Engr. Kashim Abdul Ali was born on June 10, 1958 to the Ali family of Ofugo, Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, where he had his early education.

After his secondary education, he wanted to be a fighter pilot, but a false   blood   genotype    result   however    cut   short   the   dream    and   an opportunity for possible fame for a young man, growing up in a military era.

He therefore  proceeded to acquire  a Higher  National  Diploma  from Kaduna  Polytechnic, then   a  Bachelor  of  Engineering  degree   from  the Federal  University of Technology, Owerri  both  in Civil Engineering, and several other professional trainings,  within  and outside  Nigeria.


Professional Career


Engr. Ali commenced his professional practice with the Benue State Government in 1982 and was involved in several engineering projects  few of which are:

·        Direct labour construction of a 54m - length Reinforced Concrete Bridge at Ikpa-Mbatierev, on Wannune - Igbor Road;

·        Planning/Progress Engineer  responsible for the collation of designs and co-ordination of the annual  Traffic Census for Federal Roads with Benue state

·        Resident Supervision for internal   roads and civil works in the Commissioners’ village and the Benue Hotel Markudi projects.

·        Planning,   Engineering  Design  and  Direct  labour  construction  of erosion  control  structures  for heavily  eroded   sections  of Anyigba -Idah  Road  in Kogi State,  and  part  of Katisna - Ala  township  roads  in Benue  State.


In  1992,  he  joined   the  services   of  the  Federal   Capital   Development Authority  (FCDA)  as a Principal   Engineer,   and  rose  steadily   with  a trail  of legacy  projects  in Water  supply   and  railway   as testimonial.

He was appointed Director/CE of the FCT Water Board in September

2005,  where   he  proved    his  Midas   touch, when  under  his  leadership   the Water    Board   moved    from   a  distressed utility  with   heavy    debts,    to   a buoyant  one  with   surpluses  in the  first  year!  He  repeated  a similar   feat  in 2012,  on  the  Abuja   Rail  Mass  Transit   project,   moving   the  progress    status rapidly,   and  now  running  its planned  schedule.

Engr. Ali has also served   nationally    in various   capacities   at different time:


·        Member,   Board   of  the  National   Inland   Waterways  Authority (NIWA)

·        Member,  Governing  Board of the National  Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI)

·        Member,  Nigeria  Integrated Infrastructure Master  Plan  (NIIMP) Committee

·        Member, Vision 2020Steering Committee

·        Co-Chair,   Infrastructure   Policy   Commission  of   the   Nigerian Economic Summit  Group  (NESG)

·        Member, Policy Support Group  (Technical Advisory Committee of Nigerian Economic Management Team)

·        Special Adviser  (Utilities)  to the FCT Minister

·        Member,   Inter-Ministerial  Technical   Committee  on  Additional Potable  Water  Supply  Sources  for the  Southern Part  of the  FCT 2004




An avid  and  consummate professional engineer  and  recipient  of the World Federation  of Engineering Organizations (WFEO)Presidential Gold medal, Engr. Kashim is a Registered  Engineer, Fellow and Past President of the  Nigerian   Society  of  Engineers   (NSE)  and   current   President  of  the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria  (COREN).


He is also a Member  of the National  Institute  (mni), Nigerian Institute  of Management  (NIM),  the  American   Water  Works  Association (AWWA), and   member    of   the   governing    board    of   the   International   Science, Technology and  Innovation Centre  (ISTIC) for South-South  Cooperation under  the auspices  of the UNESCO.


He holds the royal title of Olimene-Ataby His Majesty, the Attah  Igala and Galadima Ankpa by His Highness,  the Eje of Ankpa.


A family man and great respecter of women, Engr. Ali enjoys reading, current   affairs, travelling,   walking   and  watching   extreme   sports. He is happily married to Hajiya Hadiza Ali and they are blessed with children.

  • Civil/Structural Engineering Consultant