Boroffice Robert Ajayi Biography, Deputy Senate leader

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Boroffice Robert Ajayi Biography, Deputy Senate leader: Professor Robert Ajayi Boroffice a public servant who was elected Senator for Ondo North, in Ondo State, Nigeria on 9 April 2011.

Robert Ajayi Boroffice Biography

 

Boroffice Robert Ajayi Biography Deputy Senate leader

Nigerian Senator for Ondo, Incumbent, Assumed office in June 2011
Preceded by Bode Olajumoke
Constituency Ondo North
Personal details
Born April 23, 1949 (age 70)
Oka-Akoko, Western Region, British Nigeria
(now Oka-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria)
Nationality Nigerian
Political party All Progressives Congress (APC)
Profession Academic, Public Servant

Early career

Boroffice was born on 23 April 1949 in Oka-Akoko, Ondo State, South Western, Nigeria. He became a lecturer at the University of Ibadan in 1975, and Professor of Zoology at the Lagos State University in 1986. He once held administrative positions at the Lagos State University including Head of Department, Dean of Faculty, and Chairman of the Committee of Deans

Boroffice was appointed Coordinating Director for Science in the National Agency for Science and Engineering Infrastructure (NASENI) in 1992.

He worked on biotechnology,

Information and Communication Technology

Space Science and Technology which led to establishing the National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA),

National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA)

National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA).

In 1999 Boroffice was made the Director General of NASRDA, a post he held for 10 years.

Under his leadership, NASRDA launched 2 satellites;

a low orbit earth observations microsatellite (NigeriaSat-1) in 2003

a communication satellite (NigcomSat-1) in 2007.

He also laid the groundwork for the building of NigeriaSat-2 and NigeriaSat-X, which were launched in August 2011, from Russia.

In 2004, Robert Boroffice was awarded the title of Officer of the Order of the Niger (OON) by former President Olusegun Obasanjo.

In March 2011, Boroffice was given the 2011 Golden Merit Award in Space Science by the World Federation of Science Journalists.

Boroffice Robert Ajayi Biography Deputy Senate leader

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