Dr. Ibrahim O. Abdulsalami B.Sc. (Chemistry, LASU); M.Sc. (Biophysical Chemistry, Ibadan); PhD. (Physical Chemistry, Ogbomoso) (MCSN), (MANSOLE)

Dr Ibrahim Olasegun Abdulsalami is the Coordinator of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO), Nigerian Army University Biu, Biu, Nigeria. He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemistry. He holds B.Sc. in Chemistry from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos in 2005, M.Sc. in Biophysical Chemistry from the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria and Ph. D in Physical Chemistry from the Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, Ogbomoso, Nigeria.

He started his formal academic career, in September 2011, as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Sciences, Fountain University Osogbo, Osogbo, Nigeria. There he rose through the ranks and became a Senior Lecturer, in October 2020. At the Fountain University Osogbo, he held various leadership positions, which include the Coordinator (Ag. Dean) Student Affairs (2013 – 2019), Departmental Examinations Officer, Chairman of various Committees. He joined the Nigerian Army University Biu, Biu, Nigeria in October 2020 as a Senior Lecturer. He was appointed the Head of Department, Department of Chemistry, in March 2021. He led the Department to its maiden accreditation in December 2022, where the Department got the first full accreditation status. He was appointed the Coordinator of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office, NAUB, in February 2022, when the Centre was commissioned.

He is an entrepreneur per excellence. He has trained well above five hundred trainees in various entrepreneurial skills, facilitated the formulation and production of about seven hundred buckets of emulsion paints and supervised the painting of the Fountain University Students’ Hostels. Until his departure from the Fountain University, he was the producer of household chemicals (such germicides, disinfectants, tile-wash and insecticides). He played a major in the fumigation cum sanitation of the entire University, post Covid-19 lockdown.

Ibrahim has well above fifteen (15) years working experience as a University Teacher. He has more than thirty-five (35) published peer reviewed articles in reputable Journals and also has four (4) book chapters to his credit. He has attended a number of workshops and conferences and has presented papers in the latter.


1.0 Introduction

By Degree 70 of 1979, the Federal Government established an agency known as National Office for Technology and Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP)as a parastatal of the Federal ministry of science and Technology. Among other things, NOTAP was mandated to facilitate the acquisition and absorption of foreign technology, encourage the development (R & D) result in Nigeria.

Importantly also, NOTAP was charge with the responsibility to help facilitate the process of patenting the products of original research and creative ideas at the universities and research and Developments in Nigeria with eye on job and wealth creation.

The recent establishment of intellectual property and Technology Transfer Offices (IPTTO) in some Nigerian Universities and Research Institutes by NOTAP is an attempt to create sub-agencies at institutional level to effectively promoted its mission at the grassroots.


The Directorate of the Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer Office (IPTTO), Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB) was commissioned on the 14th of February 2022, by the Director of National Office for Technology and Acquisition and Promotion (NOTAP), Dan Azumi Ibrahim, ably represented by Dr. Adamu

The Mission of IPTTO-NAUB

Our mission is to make original research activities within Nigerian Army University Biu, its environs and beyond, through awareness/sensitization, commercialization of products and ideas from original research, linkage of research activities to industries and formulation, facilitation of Patent Acquisition and Review of Mutually Rewarding Intellectual Property Policy for the Staff and students of the Nigerian Army University Biu (NAUB).

The Vision of IPTTO-NAUB

To be the topmost IPTTO, the foreplay upheaval and interest in original research directed at promoting innovation capable of linking research activities in the University to Industries, for the benefits of the Researcher, the University and the general public through job and wealth creation.


Activities of IPTTO-NAUB

  1. To create IP awareness for staff and students of the University;
  2. To sensitize University faculties, Research Based Institutes, ICT unit, and other relevant organs on Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs);
  3. To train academic staff on intellectual property rights (IP)
  4. To source solution to industrial problems through high quality research contracts to drive academic research.
  5. To manage IPR applications for inventions, patents, publications and products.
  6. To establish and sustain linkages with Industries and Entrepreneurs.
  7. To monitor the activities of Researchers on Research Contracts;
  8. To regularly implement competence assessments of University Intellectual organs.
  9. To patent, keep of copyrights and transfer of NAUB research products to goods and services for creation of jobs and wealth.
  10. To prepar regular report of activities of the office;To encourage academic staff and students to conducting high quality, collaborative and market-driven research targeted towards IP generation and commercialization; and
  11. To guide staff on processing and patent application form and facilitating patenting of inventions.

The Intellectual Property Commercialization Department of (IPCD) IPTTO-NAUB

The intellectual property (IP)/Commercialization Development of IPTTO assists academic staff and students in translating their innovative research output into products, processes and services for public use. Thijs is achieved by licensing such innovative research outcomes to outside organisations to further develop and market the products and services.

This Department is the first point of contact for outside organization and individuals seeking skills, inventions, creative works and other resources of the University research community for commercial and other public purpose. When a researcher from the University discloses an invention, the Department seeks intellectual property protection (copyrights, patents etc.) for the research and/or creative work and then endeavours to identify commercial partners to negotiate a license and option agreements for continued development.

                                                 STAFF LIST
1Ibrahim O. Abdulsalami Ph.DCoordinator
2Priscillia YakubuAdmin Staff
3Shattima Lawan MainaJunior Admin Staff