Eze Engr. Ikem W. Agbasi
Eze Engr. Ikem W. Agbasi is the founder and chairman, Vidac equipment Nigeria limited, a multi-disciplinary company with specialization in construction, mining mechanics, automobile, electronics and technology. His drive to build a business capable of delivering products and services according to global standards has led to strategic partnerships across the globe.
Born at Achi in Orji River Local Government Area of Enugu state, Engr. Ikem Agbasi had his primary education at Saint Marks School, Achi 1956 – 1962 and post primary education at Government Trade Centre, GTC, Enugu (1960 – 1963) where he passed with distinction in Trade Test Grade 1. Thereafter, he proceeded to Germany and underwent mechanical training at Hamburg. Back to Nigeria in 1974, his advanced level of mechanical education, competence, hard work and upholding the highest ethical business standards informed the setting up of a mechanical workshop at Otukpo, Benue state where he operated for more than 20 years. The workshop metamorphosed into Vidac Equipment Nigeria Limited that was incorporated at Makurdi, Benue state in 1981a with foreign business associates based in Singapore, Italy, japan and Germany.
With corporate head office formerly in Makurdi, Vidac Equipment Nigeria Limited has 8 branches offices at Abuja, Aba, Oregun, Uyo, Port-Harcourt, Warri, Enugu and Lagos dealing in heavy duty equipment. The company now with corporate office in Lagos has business offices in three African countries: Gabon, Ghana and Cameroon.
Engr. Ikem Agbasi, who has been in the leadership of Vidac Equipment Nigeria Limited, for more than 35 years has carved a niche for himself in good corporate governance, job and wealth creation, community mobilization and development as well as massive supply of agricultural equipment in this era of diversification of the nation’s economy. No doubt, his inspirational leadership qualities have in turn accorded him quality recognitions in Lagos state with his installation as Eze Udo of Isolo Local Government Area (LCDA) about four years ago; chairman of the Constitution Drafting Committee Council of Eze Udos, Lagos state, with the function of promoting Igbo tradition and culture as well s fostering peaceful coexistence between Ndigbo and the host community.
It is instructive that Engr. Ikem Agbasi began traditional role in his own village, Umuoka Amankpunato-achi where he was decorated with the Ozo title in 1981, making him the youngest indigene to hold the prestigious title. He has equally impacted positively on the Achi community by granting scholarships at all levels of education, provision of water boreholes, rural electrification and modernization of Saint Marks Anglican Church, Achi. These legacies of philanthropy have earned Eze Engr. Ikem W. Agbasi Excellence Awards from the church and Achi community respectively.
He is married to Lolo Vidah Uchechukwu Agbasi and they are blessed with 4 children, all engineers by profession.
In recognition of the numerous achievements and service to humanity, Starman Magazine hereby confers on him the Distinguished Award for Inspirational Leadership and Service to Humanity.