Chief Executive Officer, NIFOR

Dr Celestine E. Ikuenobe

The Chief Executive Director

Dr Celestine E. Ikuenobe is the Executive Director of Nigerian Institute For Oilpalm Research (NIFOR). 

About Dr Celestine E. Ikuenobe

He holds a Ph.D in Agronomy from the University of Ibadan. He is a seasoned Agronomist in Oil Palm, Coconut, Date, Raphia and Shea tree Plantation Agriculture. 

Research Interest

His research interest covers weed biology and management, Plant nutrient and Soil moisture management.


Dr. Ikuenobe is a national expert on all mandate crops of NIFOR and widely published in International and Local scientific journal.


He is an editor in numerous International journals. His work forms the basis of many plantations’ Agronomic practices for plant growth and yield improvement.