Top 10 Richest Civil Engineers in Nigeria in 2022

There’s almost no sector of the economy where civil engineering solutions are not needed, and civil engineers who have carved a name for themselves in this industry make a fortune for delivering quality construction and property development services in Nigeria. In this article, we’ll discuss the top 10 civil engineers whose careers in the building industries have made them wealthy. Read on to find out who they are. 


Top 10 Richest Civil Engineers in Nigeria in 2022

The top 10 richest civil engineers in Nigeria in 2022 would be discussed below:

  • George Chukwulewa Okoroma

George Okoroma is a prominent Nigerian civil engineer who is among the top 10 richest civil engineers in the country today. In 1981, he obtained his bachelor of civil engineering from Paul Sabatier University in Toulouse, France. Later on, he obtained a masters in project management from the University of Roehampton, United Kingdom. 

George Okoroma established Gambeta Groupe Limited after working as a project manager for some years. At the moment he sits at the helm of affairs of that conglomerate with major professional interests in oil and gas projects, real estate, hospitality, manpower development, engineering, and technical services, and information technology, among others. 

  • Mayen Adetiba

Mayen Adetiba, a native of Akwa Ibom,  boasts of being the first female engineer in the South-South geopolitical zone of the country. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Columbia University, before proceeding to Cornell University in New York, to get her masters in civil engineering. On returning to Nigeria, she worked with several civil engineering firms like Structeng Associates, DHV Consultants, and Ogunsola & Partners Consulting Engineers. Mayen Adetiba also served as a member of the board of directors for several government establishments such as NITEL, Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, and Qua Steel Products Nigeria Limited, among others. 

As of 2022, Mayen Adetiba is the Principal Partner of Delkem Associates Consulting Engineering Outfit, a position she’s occupied since 1984. She’s also the chairman and managing director of Mayad Limited, which she has been from 1986 to date. The revenues from these companies put her among the top-earning civil engineers in Nigeria in 2022. 

  • Robert Ifedayo Akintude 

Robert Ifeadayo Akintude is one of the most successful civil engineers in Nigeria today. Upon graduating from the university in the United Kingdom, he started working with various engineering consulting firms in the UK. However, he returned to Nigeria later on and was involved in the design and construction of many highways, bridges, and water supplies. He also worked as a senior engineer for the Division of Western Region Ministry of Works and Transport from 1962 until 1974. 

In 1976, with the experience he had gained, Robert Ifedayo Akintude established Profen Consultant Incorporated, a consulting firm, of which he is the CEO to date. He is one of the richest civil engineers in Nigeria in 2022. 

  • Igbaun Okaisabor 

Igbaun Okaisabor obtained his civil engineering bachelor’s degree from the University of Benin. After working for various construction firms for a while, in 1993, with limited resources, Igbaun established Construction Kaiser Limited, and decades later, in 2022, the company is a leading construction company with expertise in heavy engineering projects, as well as commercial and residential development projects. 

  • Engr. Nasiru A. Dantata 

Nasiru Dantata is the Executive Director of Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company (Nig.) Limited, is one of the most successful indigenous construction companies in Nigeria. With clients cutting across diverse sectors of the economy, Dantata and Sawoe Construction Company (Nig.) Limited delivers quality construction and property development services nationwide. Nasiru Dantata’s earnings from the construction industry put him among the top earners in the building industry in 2022. 

  • Supo Jagun 

Supo Jagun is another building industry professional who has amassed a great fortune from delivering civil engineering solutions. He held the Head of Projects position at Jing Design Design Limited for some years, then co-founded Blueline Urban Projects, which is now a leading construction company with an interest in building construction, real estate, design consultancy, and civil engineering. 

  • Ifeanyi Megafu 

Ifeanyi Megafu is a trained civil engineer with over 30 years in the consultancy and construction segments of engineering. In the mid-80s, he began his career as a consulting engineer with Structeng Associates where he was involved in the design of various schemes across Nigeria. He has grown in his career to become the Head of Contract for Formwork Limited, one of the construction companies with massive projects nationwide in 2022. 

  • Ademola Ogundipe 

Ademola Ogundipe is a University of Benin-trained civil engineer who went on to obtain a master’s degree from the Imperial College, London. After starting his professional career in civil engineering, Ademola Ogundipe ventured into banking and investment management. Highlights from his non-construction career include serving as a Director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and a Director at Barclays Capital. Now, he’s back in the core of the construction industry in Nigeria, holding a Director designation on the board of directors at Construction Kaiser, a leading indigenous construction company in Nigeria in 2022. 

  • Harcourt Adukeh 

Harcourt Adukeh is a University of Tennessee-trained architect with decades of experience in the construction industry. Harcourt began his career in the United States before returning to Nigeria to focus on civil engineering solutions. He is the managing director of Megastar Technical and Construction Company Limited, one of the indigenous top-ranking construction companies in Nigeria with high net worth projects across Nigeria. He is also the managing director of Quality Building Centre and Builders Merchant Limited, as well as the principal of Harcourt Aduke Associates.

  • Ibukun Sonola 

Ibukun Sonola is a building industry professional with over 28 years of experience. His professional career from when he was at Towry-Coker Associates in the early 90s, to being the chief executive officer of one of the leading indigenous construction firms in Nigeria, Formworks Limited, Ibukun Sonola has built a successful career in the construction industry worthy of this list. Formworks Limited boasts of various high net worth projects nationwide, and as CEO, Sonola holds the lion’s share of the revenues. 


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