Engr. Eze Avemaria Matthew Benedict, MNSE

Igbinedion University Okada

Engr. Eze Avemaria Matthew Benedict, MNSE

Senior Lecturer

COLLEGE: Engineering

DEPARTMENT: Civil Engineering

Award and Honours:

(1) Best Physics and Mathematics Student (1975/1976) in Saint Patrick’s College, Asaba, Delta State

(2) Honoured as a very good Lecturer by Igbinedion University Okada (2017).

(3) Honoured as a Dedicated Lecturer by Igbinedion University Okada (2016).

Professional Affiliation / Linkages:

(1) Corporate Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE (No: 08566)

(2) Registered Engineer with Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria, COREN (R.7590)

(3) UNESCO Ecohydrology Chair Committee, Igbinedion University.

(4) Member, University Committee on Partnership with National Water Research Institute, Kaduna.

National Water Research Institute, Kaduna. Etc.

(5) Participated in the 9th National Water Conference (NWC), Organized by the National Water Research

Institute (NWRI), Kaduna, which was hosted by the Niger Delta Basin Development Authority (NDBDA)

during the Period 9th to 12th December, 2019.

(6) University Joint Committee with Benin-Owena River Basin Development Authority for Planning for National Water Conference (NWC).

RESEARCH INTEREST: Water Resources/Env.; Municipal or Urban Drainage Systems; Flood Control; Rural Community Based Projects


Engineer Avemaria Mattew Eze works with Igbinedion University, Okada, as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering from the year 2004 to date.

He was appointed HOD of the Civil Engineering Department (for the Period 2004 to 2014).

Engr. Avemaria Matthew Eze has published over fifteen (15) research papers in journals as well as presented over nine (9) papers in conferences; seminars and workshops. He had also completed two University Sponsored Research Projects as well as supervised over seventy (70) final year student projects (for the period 2007 to 2021).

Engr. Avemaria Matthew Eze had extensively practiced Civil Engineering (both in consultancy and  Construction Industry) for over thirty five (35) years (before taking up career in academics) and he had  gained considerable experience in Civil Engineering in general and Water Resources / Environmental  Engineering and Structural Design in particular. His wide and extensive experience includes:  feasibility studies, planning, design, appraisal, construction supervision and management of varieties of  projects such as: water schemes namely; water  supply, irrigation, wastewater disposal systems, storm water drainage, erosion / flood control, mini – dam  design, construction and rehabilitation, as well as steel / reinforced concrete structures, residential and  industrial buildings etc. Most of these projects got up to final detailed engineering design stage and were  executed by various clients such as State Water Agencies, River Basins nationwide and, in particular, under  the sponsorship or assistance of multinational funding institutions such as the African Development Bank  (ADB), World Bank etc.

He had equally participated in preparation of the contract documents, Bill of Engineering Measurement and Evaluation, BEME of these projects as well as their bid evaluation. He had worked with many engineering based firms in various capacities most especially Summit Engineering Research Corporation and Catech Consultants (Abakare & Partners), Benin City where he held the position of director of engineering project and chief engineer, respectively. He had also worked with Dictech Konsult (Nig.) Ltd. Benin City in the capacity as partner / director of engineering project operations.

In the past, he was a consultant to some Engineering based Firms.

Between 1992 and 1994, he did a Post – graduate course (M. Eng.) in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering in the University of Benin, Benin City. He is also doing his PhD in Water Resources / Environmental Engineering in the Department of Civil Engineering, University of Benin, Benin City.

Projects Designed and Supervised by Engr. Eze, Avemaria Matthew Benedict; MNSE as a practicing Civil Engineer / Consultant

Some of the major projects which he participated in as a principal Water Resources / structural engineer member and coordinator of the project planning, design and supervision team include (but not limited to):

  1. Construction Supervision of Centre of Excellence of Reproductive Health Innovation (CERHI), UNIBEN, A World Bank Sponsored Project (2015 – 2016).

  2. Feasibility Study, Design Appraisal of the Proposed Ilesha Dam and Urban Water Supply Scheme Project (Osun State); 2010. Proposed Islamic Development Bank.

  3. Study, Design and Documentation of Ekpoma Erosion / Flood Control Project in Esan-West LGA; Edo State for Edo State Government; 2008.

  4. Planning and design of Flood / Erosion Control for Part of Benin City (Siluko Rd/ Textile Road – Uwelu Rd. Area -Five-Star Junction – Ihenyen Area – Eghosa Grammer Sch(2007)

  5. Design of Degema Town Drainage Works, in Degema L. G. A. Rivers State (NDBRDA sponsored); 2007.

  6. Feasibilities Study and Design of Flood Control and Drainage Works of Old Bakana, in Degema L. G. A. Rivers State (NDBRDA sponsored); 2007.Design of Agwara Town Drainage Works, in Ikwerre L. G. A. Rivers State (NDBRDA sponsored); 2007.

  7. Feasibility Studies, Planning and Design of Storm Water Drainage For Textile Mill Road – 5-Star Junction – Iheyen Road – Eghosa Grammer School Manhole; 200

  8. Design of Rumuonu Water Reticulation Project, Obi – Akpor L. G. A. Rivers State (NDBRDA sponsored); 2006

  9.  Design of Rumuosunwa Drainage / Flood Control Works, Obi – Akpor L. G. A. Rivers State; 2006; (NDBRDA sponsored); 2006.

  10. Proposed Rehabilitation of Ukhun/Erha Dam & Irrigation Project (at prelim stage) under the sponsorship of Benin – Owena River Basin Development Authority;2003.

  11. Borehole-based Water Supply Scheme Projects in Delta State under the sponsorship of the Niger Delta River Basin & Rural Development Authority (NDBRDA); 2008.

  12. Appraisal Study of the Engineering Design of the Makurdi Water Project (ADB assisted project); 2000.

  13. (Appraisal of Water Supply project of Port Harcourt and Environs (ADB assisted); 1999.

  14. Rivers State Rice Development (Irrigation) Study (ADB assisted) for NDBRDA; 1998.

  15. Borno State Urban Infrastructure Development Fund Project (World Bank Assisted); 1996 -1997.

  16. Evboriaria Industrial Estate, Benin City, under Edo State Infrastructure Development Project (World Bank Assisted); 1995.

  17.  Delta State Urban Infrastructure Development Fund Project (World Bank assisted); 1995.

  18. Jigawa State Environmental Improvement and Protection Project (ADB Assisted); 1998.

  19. Design and construction supervision of Petrol Filling and Service Station for Beulah – Open Gate (Nig.) Ltd., 2003; etc.


  • M.Sc
  • BSc