David was born on the 3rd March 1959 to the royal family of late Kpop Ham, Mallam Dogo Nowro shenom in Kwoi, Jaba L.G.A of Kaduna State.
He started his primary education at the Ngatshang primary school Kwoi in 1966, and completed in 1972. In 1973, he proceeded to Government Secondary School Fadan-Kaje, Zonkwa where he schooled for five years and upon successful completion of the program obtained an excellent WASC result in 1977 and quickly secure admission into a one year pre-degree program at the School of Basic Studies, SBS, in the Ahmadu Bello University, Samaru Zaria.
From September 1978 to June 1981 he studies building engineering at the Ahmadu Bellow University Zaria, graduated with a Bachelor degree and went on to participate in a one year National Youth Service Corp scheme in Niger State.
During the one year service, he supervised construction works of the presidential guest house Abuja and on completion of the service program in 1982; he was employed by the National Electric Power Authority and posted to the 1320MW Lagos Thermal Power Sattion at Egbin near Ikorodu Lagos, then under construction to supervise its construction. The multi-billion naira project consisted of the construction of a self-contained gas and oil fired 1320 MW steam electric power station, the associated 340 unit housing estate, several kilometers of high voltage transmission lines and substations. The first phase of the project was successfully commissioned in 1988 and the final, two year later.
Following the successful completion of that project he was deployed to other projects. Between 1988 and 2001 he handled several multi-million projects of electric power substations, transmission lines, housing and power generation projects around the country, at locations including Ibadan, Yola, Kainji, Ughelli, Shiroro, Potiskum and Maiduguri, among others
From electric power engineering and construction end of the industry, he crossed over to the downstream electric power distribution and sales in 2002. For seven years he worked at the head office in Abuja until he was promoted to the rank of Assistant General Manager (Customer Service) in 2006. In 2009 he was transferred to Enugu Electricity Distribution Company, covering the 5 south-east state of Abia, Anambra, Ebonyi, Enugu and Imo States where he is still serving in the same capacity. Engr. Dave Dogo has earned additional educational qualifications including Master of Business Administration, MBA, and Master of Science, MSc, in Construction Management both from the University of Lagos, Unilag, Akoka, in 1988 and 1999 respectively. Others certificates he has obtained from International Institutions around the world include; Setym International, Canada, 2004; Hangzhou Regional Centre for Small Hydro Power; China, 2004 & 2007; PTT & EC, Hyderabad, India , 2004; New York University, 2005; Centre for Energy & the Global Environment, Virginia Tech, USA, 2007; International Network on Small Hydro Power, China
1998; the Harvard Business School, HBS, USA, 2009 and the Rutgers University, USA, 2013. He has attended several international workshops and seminars around the world.
He holds membership of many professional bodies including Nigeria Institution of Structural Engineers, Nigeria Institute of Building, Nigeria Institute of management, Nigeria Association of Energy Economics, Nigeria Society of Engineers and Council of Registered Builders of Nigeria.
He has earlier received 3 awards namely; United Nation office for Project Services Fellowship Program Award; Missionary Society of St. Paul Award; and Ambassador of Holy Spirit Catholic Church; Golf Estate Parish, Enugu.
The biggest and by far the most important recognition came on 16th November 2013, when the current traditional ruler of Jaba Kingdom, the Kpop Ham, Dr. Danladi Gyet Maude, on behalf of the Jaba (Ham) Tradition Council and the entire Jaba (Ham) Kingdom, turbaned his as the Ciroman Jaba; the first to be so turbaned in the history of the Kingdom. The royal traditional title of the Ciroman Jaba is reserved only for Princes of the Jaba Kingdom who have offered selfless and unquantifiable quality services not only to the entire people of the Jaba Kingdom but also to humanity at large. The Ciroman Jaba in December 2014 was honoured as an Ambassador for Peace by the United Nations.
The Ciroman Jaba is married to Dr. Kande Dogo and their marriage is blessed with 4 children; Arc. Shimmi, Engr. Gyenom, Donowro (RIP) & Kyom. He is grateful to God for blessing him with a very supportive family and who have contributing immensely to his remarkable strides and achievements. By this award and several others before it, may god use him and many several others to bring the much needed peace to families, communities, and the entire people of the world at-large. Help us God.