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PROFESSOR BASHIRU ADEMOLA RAJI

SUMMARY OF CURRICULUM VITAE-PROFESSOR BASHIRU ADEMOLA RAJI

Professor Bashir Ademola RAJI holds a doctoral degree in Soil Science from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and a postgraduate diploma in Soil Survey using remote sensing from the International Institute for Aerospace Survey and Earth Science, Enschede, The Netherlands. He  attended Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Offa and he is of the 1977 Set.

Professor Raji is a devoted and committed teacher who has taught a number of courses at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, and University of Calabar, Calabar; Uthmano Danfodio University, Sokoto; Bayero University, Kano; University of Ilorin, Ilorin and Federal University of Technology, Minna on Visiting Appointments. Besides his research work, he has also supervised and co-supervised 10 PhD, 11 M.Sc and 20 B.Sc student theses. Professor Raji is a senior soil scientist of repute. He has published numerous papers in many scientific journals of international standing spread across the United State of America (USA), United Kingdom (UK), Belgium, India, Pakistan, The Netherlands, and Nigeria. He has to his credit over 100 publications, over 70 of which are in Journal publications in the areas of characterization and management of marginal land resources for sustainable agricultural production, and groundwater quality evaluation for irrigation.

Professor Raji is the Chairman, CBT Centre, University of Ilorin. He was the Dean of Students Affairs Division of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria between 2008 and 2010. He was the Head, Department of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, and the Director, Directorate of Academic Planning and Monitoring of the University between 2006 and 2008. He also served as the Assistant Dean (Postgraduate) for the Faculty of Agriculture between 2003 and 2005. He also served as the Second substantive Vice Chancellor, Fountain University, Osogbo between 2012 and 2016.

Aside from Professor  Raji’s academic and research activities, he has also served as consultant to government (Federal and State-NALDA, FME, FMARD), private sector and International organization (World Bank, African Development Bank, International Finance Development Corporation (IFDC), FAO in a number of soil survey, Land degradation evaluation, soil and water quality assessment and soil testing projects. He has served diligently as the chairman, Offa Royal Club (2006-2010), Zaria; National Treasurer, Offa Descendant Union (1995-2006); Assistant Secretary, Soil Science Society of Nigeria (1999-2003); Treasurer, Soil Science Society of Nigeria (2003-2016); Vice President (2016-2018) and currently National President of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria. Professor Raji was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration of Nigeria and African Scientists Institute (ASI). He is a life Member of the Science Association of Nigeria (SAN), and also a Life member and Fellow of the Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN), and an active corporate member of the several learned societies