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Prof. I.A Okunlola

Professor

Historical Background

Prof. Ipoola Okunlola FNAH is a Geologist and read exclusively in Germany where he obtained B.Sc Geology in 1975, a Master’s degree in Hydrogeology in 1977 and PhD in Engineering Geology in 1980; all at Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany. In 1983, he established Geosciences (Nigeria) Limited which has served as training ground to many young Geologists, some of which are Professors of Geology in some Universities in Nigeria today. The company has participated I various geological projects at national ad international levels. He joined the academics in 2008. He is a very busy professional, combining teaching as Professor of Geology, Dean of Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences and Pioneer Director of Abdulraheem Oladimeji Centre for Entrepreneurial and Vocational Studies at Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin. As a practitioner of over 40 years, he is still much sought after as Consultant Geoscientist in hydrogeological, environmental and engineering geological projects and resource person in different geoscientifical fora. He is the pioneer President of Groundwater Development Association of Kwara State and has many journal publications to his credit as well as the principal author of the only book on Geo-Entrepreneurship in Nigeria. In 2014, Prof. I. A. Okunlola was awarded the fellowship of the Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH) as member of the executive council of the Association for sixteen unbroken years, among which he served as the Managing Director of NAH CONSULTS, the consultancy arm of NAH for 8 years. In June 2021, he was honoured with two awards (Distinguished Member and Meritorious Service) by the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Ilorin Chapter.

Educational History

  • First School Leaving Certificate 1964 West African School Certificate 1969 Certificate in German Language (Grundstufe) 1972 Certificate in German Language (Mittelstufe) 1973 B.Sc (Vordiplom) Geology 1975 M.Sc (Diplom) Hydrogeology 1977 Ph.D (Dr. rer. Nat) Engineering Geology 1980 The Council of Nigerian Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) GEM 0147 (2001) Certified trainer on Competency based Economies through Formation of Enterprise (CEFE) organized by German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ) of Germany (2012).

Qualifications

B.Sc., M.Sc., PhD

Research Interest

a. Effects of geology on road stability and construction materials.

b. Anthropogenic influence on groundwater and surface water bodies.

c. Groundwater recharge into deep Basement Complex aquifers

Publications

        1. A. THESIS
          1. Okunlola F. A. Hydrogeologische Untersuchungen in Niederschlagebiet des Kleebaches (Hessen). Translation (Hydrogeological studies of the catchment area of Kleebach (Hessen). Unpublished M.Sc Thesis submitted to Faculty 22 – Geosciences and Geography of the Justus Liebig University, Giessen, Germany, 140 pages, (July 1977).
          2. Okunlola F. A. Zusammenhange zwischenmineralogisch-geochemischem Aufbau and bodenmechanishem Verhalten von Lateriten aus West Gabun and Sudwest Nigeria. Translation (The relationship between the mineralogical-geochemical components and soil mechanical properties of laterites from West Gabon and Southwest Nigeria). Published Ph.D thesis in: Giessener Geological Schriften, Nr. 25, 140 pages, Germany (1980).

          B. AUTHORED AND CO-AUTHORED BOOKS
          Okunlola I. A. & Kolawole L. L. (2016). Manual of Practice for Entrepreneurs in Geosciences and Allied Professions. Unilorin Press, ISBN: 978 – 978 – 52984 – 9 -9, 208 pages. Ilorin, Nigeria.

          C. PUBLISHED JOURNAL ARTICLES
          1. Okunlola F.A. & Rammner R (1981). Einfluss der Bodennutzung auf die Wasserinfiltration oberhalb des Grundwaserspiegels. Translation (Effect of land use on water infiltration rate above the ground water table). Zeitschrift fuer angewante Geowissenschaftens, Germany, Pages 77 – 82.
          A publication of Institute fuer angewante Geowissenschaftens, Justus Liebig Universitat, Giessen, Germany
          2. Okunlola F. A. (1986): Examination of factors affecting diminishing quantity and quality of borehole waters. Proceeding of first annual symposium and exhibition of Nigeria Water and Sanitation Association. Pages 199 – 222.
          A publication of Nigeria Water and Sanitation Association
          3. Amadi, A.N., Olasehinde, P. I., Okunlola I. A. & Egharevba N. A., (2009). Assessment of Aquifer Characteristics and Groundwater Quality in Parts of Niger State, North-central Nigeria. International Journal of Chemical Sciences, 2(2); 234 – 243.
          A publication of International Journal of Chemical Sciences
          4. Amadi, A. N., Yisa, J., Okoye, N. O. & Okunlola, I. A., (2010). Multivariate statistical evaluation of the hydrochemical facies in Aba, Southeastern Nigeria. Science Focus: An International Journal of Biological and Physical Sciences 15(3): 326 – 337.
          A publication of International Journal of Biological and Physical Sciences
          5. Amadi, A. N., Olasehinde, P.I., Okunlola, I. A., Okoye, N.O. & Waziri, S., (2010). A multidisciplinary approach to subsurface characterization in Northwest of Minna, Niger State, Nigeria. Bayero Journal of Physics and Mathematical Sciences, 3(1): 74 – 83.
          A publication of Department of Physics and Mathematical Sciences
          6. Amadi, A. N., Nwawulu. C.D., Unuevho C.I., Olasehinde P. I., Okunlola, I.A., Egharevba N. A. Alkali Y.B. (2011). Evaluation of the groundwater potential in Pompo village, GidanKwano, Mina using vertical electrical resistivity sounding. British journal of Applied Science and Technology, 1(3): 53-65
          A publication of British journal of Applied Science and Technology
          7. Jonah, S. A., Baba-Kutigi, Uno, U. E, Kolo, M. T. & Okunlola, I. A, (2011). Measurement of a unique carbon monoxide concentration and the creation geographical information system layer map for carbon monoxide pollution in Minna, Niger State, Journal of Science, Technology, Mathematics and Education, Vol. 8 (1)
          A publication of Department of Science Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna
          8. Jonah, S. A., Baba-Kutigi, Uno, U. E, Kolo, M. T. & Okunlola, I. A., (2011). Measurement of environmental niose levels and creation of a unique geographical information system layer map for environmental noise pollution in Chanchaga LGA council, Minna, Niger State. Journal of Science, Technology, Mathematics and Education, Vol. 8 (1),
          A publication of Department of Science Education, Federal University of Technology, Minna
          9. Jonah, S.A., Okunlola, I. A., Amadi, A. N., Baba-Kutigi, A. N. & Umar, M. O.(2011). Investigation of nitrogen dioxide indices and the creation of a unique geographical information system (GIS) layer for nitrogen dioxide pollution in Minna, Niger State. Environmental Technology and Science Journal, 4(1): 74 – 82.
          A publication of Environmental Technology and Science Journal
          10. Amadi, A. N., Olasehinde, P.I., Okosun, E. A., Okoye, N.O., Okunlola, I. A., Alkali, Y. B., & Dan-Hassan M.A., (2012). Comparative study on the impact of Avu and Ihie dumpsites on soil quality in Southeastern Nigeria. American Journal of Chemistry, 2(1), 17-23. DOI: 10.5923/J. chemistry. 20120201.05.
          Available online: http://journal.sapub.org/ chemistry
          11. Amadi, A. N., Okeye, N.O., Olasehinde, P.I., Okunlola, I. A., Alkali, Y. B., Ako, T. A. & Chukwu, J. N., (2012). Radiometric survey as a useful tool in geological mapping of western Nigeria. Journal of Geography and Geology, 4(1); 242 – 249, DOI: 10.5539/JGG. V4n Ip242.
          Available online: www.ccsenet.org/jgg
          12. Amadi, A. N., Nwankwoala, H. O., Olasehinde, P.I., Okoye, N.O., Okunlola, I. A. & Alkali, Y. B., (2012). Investigation of aquifer quality in Bonny Island, Eastern Niger Delta, Nigeria using geophysical and geochemical techniques. Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied sciences, 3(1): 180 -184.
          Available online: http://www.jeteas.scholarlinkresearch.org
          13. Amadi, A. N., Eze, C.J., Igwe, C. O., Okunlola, I. A. & Okeye, N.O., (2012). Architect’s and Geologist’s view on the causes of building failures in Nigeria. Modern Applied Science, 6(6): 31-38. DOI: 10.5539/mas.v6n6p31.
          Available online: www.ccsenet.org/mas
          14. Amadi, A.N., Okunlola, I. A.,Okoye, N.O., Dan-Hassan, M. A., & Ameh, M. I., (2012). Application of remote sensing in geosciences: An Over-view. International Journal of Scientific Research, 2(2). 87-95.
          A publication of International Journal of Scientific Research
          15. Waziri, S. H., Idris-Nda A., Okunlola, I. A., Akano J. T., & Yusuf. I (2012). An integration of electrical resistivity method and geotechnical analysis for foundation investigation: a case study of Talba Estate, Minna, Niger State. Development Journal of Science and technology Research, Vol. 1, No. 1, page 43-52.
          A publication of Journal and Research Development
          16. Waziri S. H., Okunlola, I. A., & Ama I. A (2012). A chemical and bacteriological assessment of groundwater along parts of Minna-Lambata road, North Central Nigeria. Water Resources, Vol. 22, 23-31.
          A publication of Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists
          17. Ibrahim K.O., Okunlola, I. A., & Abdurrahman A. (2013). Trace metal indices in the characterization of hydrochemical condition of subsurface water along Asariver, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. International Journal of Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vol. 3 (1) page 29 – 35.
          A publication of International Journal of Geology, Earth and Environmental Sciences
          18. Ibrahim K.O., & Okunlola, I. A., (2013). Environmental geochemical assessment of freshly deposited sediments of Asa River, Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria. YCJ International Journal of Environmental Issues, Vol 2, No 1, 12-19.
          A publication of YCJ International Journal of Environmental Issues
          19. Kolawole,L. L., Okunlola, I. A., & Adeboye A (2013). Analysis of climatic study of Ilorin, Kwara State. Nigeria Journal of Geography Environment & Planning Vol. 9. No. 1, 1 – 8
          A publication of department of geography & planning sciences, Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti
          20. L. L. Kolawole, Okunlola, I. A., Akpo I. O., & Oyeniran O.O. (2013). The use of locally fabricated seismometer in safety compliance study in Quarry blasting operations: a case study on PW Quarry, Akinyele, Ibadan, SW Nigeria. Nigeria. Journal of Geography, Environment & Planning. Vol. 9, No. 1, 109 – 122.
          21. A publication of department of geography & planning sciences, Ekiti State University
          22. Idris-Nda A., Olasehinde P.I., Okunlola, I. A. Alao D, & Ofoegbu J.O. (2013). Environmental effect of Mining Toumaline in the Pegmatities of Sarkin Pawa area, Central Nigeria. Nigerian Mining Journal, Vol. 11. No. 55 – 64.
          A publication of Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers
          23. Okunlola, I. A., Abdulfatai I. A., Kolawole, L. L & Amadi A. N. (2014). Geological and geotechnical investigation of gully erosion along river Bosso, Minna, North Central Nigeria. Journal of Geoscience and Geomatics, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2014): 50-56. doi 1012691/jgg-2-2-2.
          Available online: www.sciepub.com/journal/jgg
          24. Okunlola, I. A., Amadi A.N., Idris-Nda A., Agvasi, K.,& Kolawole L. L.(2014). Assessment of Water Quality of Gurara Water Transfer from Gurara Dam to Lower Usuma Dam for Abuja Water Supply, FCT, Nigeria, American Journal of Water Resources, 2014, vol. 2, no. 4, 74-80.
          Available online: www.sciepub.com/journal/ajwr
          25. Abdulfatai, I. A., Okunlola, I. A., Akande, W. G., Momoh, L. O & K.O. Ibrahim. (2014). Review of Gully Erosion in Nigeria: Causes, Impacts and Possible Solutions.” Journal of Geosciences and Geomatics, vol. 2, no. 3 (2014): 125-129. Doi: 10.12691/jgg-2-3-8.
          Available online: www.sciepub.com/journal/jgg

          26. Okunlola, I. A., Okeye Ekene, G. Abdullahi I. N. & Kolawole L. L. (2013). The occurrence of shallow aquifers in parts of southern Kaduna metropolis, North-central Nigeria. Water Resources, Vol. 23, 92 – 99.
          A publication of Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists
          27. Amadi A. N., Okunlola I. A., Eze C. 1., Jimoh M. 0., Uriuevho C. I., & AbubakarFahad; (2015). Geotechnical Assessment of Clay Deposits in Minna, North-Central Nigeria for Use as liners in Sanitary Landfill Design and Construction. American Journal of Environmental Protection, 2015, Vol. 3, No.3, 67-75
          Available online http://pubs.sciepub.com/env/3/3/2 © Science and Education Publishing 001: 10.126911env-3-3-2.
          28. Amadi, A. N., Olasehinde, P. I., Ameh. I. M., Okunlola I. A., & Dan-Hassan, M. A. (2015). Investigating the groundwater potential at the Boys hostel, Bosso Campus, Federal University of Technolohy, Minna, using electrical resistivity method. Water Resources, Vol. 25, Nos. 1 & 2, November 2015, pp 92 – 107.
          A publication of Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists
          29. Amadi, A. N., Ameh. I. M., Okunlola I. A., Dan-Hassan, M. A., & Tukur (2015). A site investigation for siting a municipal and fill system in Minna, NC Nigeria using electrical resistivity method. Water Resources, Vol. 25, Nos. 1 & 2, November 2015. pp 108 – 120.
          A publication of Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists
          30. Amadi A.N., Tukur. A., Okunlola I. A., Olasehinde, P. I., & Jimoh M.O; (2015). Lithologic Influence on the Hydrogeochemical Characteristics of Groundwater in Zango, North-west Nigeria. Natural Resources and Conservation 3(1): 11-18, 2015
          Available online: http://www.hrpub.org DOl: 1 0.13189/nrc.2015.0301 03.
          31. Amadi A.N., Akande W. G., Okunlola I. A., Jimoh M.O., & Francis Deborah G.; (2015). Assessment of the Geotechnical Properties of Lateritic Soils in Minna, North Central Nigeria for Road design and Construction; American Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, 2015, Vol. 3, No.1, 15-20
          Available online at: http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajmm/3/1I3 © Science and Education Publishing 001: 10.126911ajmm-3-1-3.
          32. Olasehinde P. I., Amadi A. N., Dan-Hassan M. A., Jimoh M. 0., & Okunlola I. A, (2015). Statistical Assessment of Groundwater Quality in Ogbomosho, Southwest Nigeria, American Journal of Mining and Metallurgy, 2015, Vol. 3, No.1, 21-28
          Available online at http://pubs.sciepub.comlajmm/3/l/4 © Science and Education Publishing DOl: 1 0.12691 /ajmm-3-1-4.
          33. Okunlola I. A., Amadi, A. N., Dindey A. O. & Kolawole L. L. (2015). Geotechnical and geochemical properties of lateritic profile on miguatite-gneis along Ogbomosho – Ilorin highway, SW Nigeria. Civil and environmental research, Vol. 7, No. 4 (2015). Page 79-85.
          A publication of International Institute for Science, Technology & Education
          34. Amadi A. N., Okunlola, I. A., Dan-Hassan, M. A., Tukur A & Ola
          Olubusayo (2015). Evaluation of Groundwater Quality in Shallow Aquifers Minna, North-Central Nigeria using Pollution Load Index. Journal of Natural Sciences Research
          Available on line: www.iiste.org , ISSN 2224-3186 (Paper) ISSN 2225-092 (Online), Vol.5, No.8, 2015.
          35. Okunlola I. A., Amadi A. N., Onyemere U. B. & Okoye N. O. (2015). Quality Assessment of Surface and Groundwater Sources in Lugbe, Abuja, North-Central Nigeria. Journal of Environment and Earth Science
          Available on line: www.iiste.org, ISSN 2224- 3216 (Paper) ISSN 2225-0948 (Online). Vol.5, No.8, 2015.
          36. Okunlola, I. A., Amadi, A. N., Olassehinde, P. I., Maspalma, S. S., & Okoye, N. O. (2016). Quality assessment of groundwater from shallow aquifers in Hong area, Adamawa state, NE-Nigeria. Ife Journal of Science, April 2016 Edition, Vol. 18, No. 1, page 267 – 285.
          A publication of Faculty of Science, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife
          37. Maspalma, S. S. , Okunlola, I. A., Amadi, A. N., Olasehinde, P. I. & Okoye, N. O.(2016). Geospatial and temporal distribution of fluoride in groundwater and health impacts in Hong area, Adamawa State, N – E Nigeria, Journal of Natural & Applied Sciences, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, page 82 – 93.
          A publication of Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences, Nasarawa State University, Keffi
          38. Okunlola, I. A., Amadi, A. N., Olasehinde, P. I., Sani, Sabo & Okoye, N. O., (2016). Impacts of limestone mining and processing on water quality in Ashaka Area, Northeastern Nigeria. Development Journal of Science and Technology Research, 5(1), 47 – 62.
          A publication of Applied Sciences and Technology, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
          39. Enwedo, E. O., Olasehinde, P. I., Amadi, A. N., Okoye, N. O., & Okunlola, I. A. (2016). Geotechnical Assessment of Subsoil in Wuye District, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria for Construction Purposes. Lapai Journal of Science and Technology, 3(1), 31 – 45.
          A publication of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
          40. Olasehinde, P. I., Amadi, A. N., Enwedo, E. O., Dan-Hassan, M. A. & Okunlola, I. A., (2016). Assessing the Groundwater Potential in Wuye District, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Nigeria. Development Journal of Science and Technology Research, 5(1), 67 – 78.
          A publication of Applied Sciences and Technology, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
          41. Owolabi. R. R., Okunlola I. A., Abdullahi, N. I., & Kolawole L. L. (2016) Geo-chemical assessment of heavy metals in stream sediments of Okun-Oshin stream, in Ilorin, NC Nigeria. Water Resources, Vol. 26, Nos. 1 & 2, November 2016. pp 142 – 155.
          A publication of Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists
          42. Kolawole L. L., Tijani M. N., Okunlola I. A., & Habib Mustapha (2017) Mapping spatial and temporal distribution of groundwater recharge in Basement Complex region of Nigeria using remote sensing and GIS approach: A case study of SE-part of GSN sheet 50 (Ilorin). Water Resources, Vol. 27, Nos.1 November 2017. pp 68 – 81.
          A publication of Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists
          43. Sabo S., Okunlola I. A., Amadi A. N., Olasehinde P. I., Okoye N. O., & Abubakar A. E. (2018). Assessing heavy metal contamination in soils around Ashaka cement factory, Gombe State, NE Nigeria using ecological pollution indices. Lapai Journal of Science and Technology, Vol. 4, No 1 (2018) pp 33 – 48
          A publication of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai
          44. A. N. Amadi, A. Tukru, S. S. Maspalma, I. A. Okunlola, C. I., Unuevho & I. M. Ameh (2019). Comparative geological study and physic-chemical parameters of groundwater in Hong and Zango settlement in Northern Nigeria. J. Chem Soc. Nigeria, Vol. 44, No. 2, pp. 292-300.
          A publication of Chemical Society of Nigeria

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