Dr. Anafi

Welcome Message

The department of Mechanical Engineering’s core mission is to address the most pressing needs of human society, with a particular emphasis on the fields of energy, transportation and health. It offers you a broad based degree with a sound grounding in engineering science focusing on quantitative, problem-solving, mechanical design and the opportunity to develop communication skills. Our degree programs give students the broad skill set they need to pursue their goals – whether that’s working as an engineer, founding a company, continuing on to a postgraduate study and research, or going to a professional school to study business and management. The department traces its origin prior to the founding of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. It started in 1955 in what was then called Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Zaria, under University College, Ibadan, which was affiliated to the University of London: its degree awarding institution. With the creation of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1962, the department got a new syllabus with emphasis on practical training and introduced workshop technology. Since then, it has been both academically rigorous and practically oriented, aspiring to produce "cultured and useful citizens”.

Dr. ANAFI, Fatai Olukayode
HOD Mechanical Engineering


The Mechanical Engineering Program at ABU makes available a high quality, relevant engineering education by providing students with a set of skills, knowledge and attitudes that will permit its graduates to succeed and thrive as engineers and leaders. The program stives to:

  • Prepare its graduates to pursue life-long learning, serve the profession and meet intellectual, ethical and career challenges
  • Maintain a vital, state-of-the-art research enterprise to provide its students and faculty with opportunities to create, interpret, apply and disseminate knowledge.
  • Contribute on a continuous basis towards the growing technological needs of the community.


The Mechanical Engineering program at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria Nigeria will be a citadel of learning of new technology, strives to graduate mechanical engineers of the highest quality and to conduct state-to-the-art research.