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Monday, 10 December 2012 02:15

Prof Bashiru 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 has his background in Geology having obtained B.Sc and M.Sc degrees in the field. Prof Raji specialization area is soil genesis, classification, soil survey and landuse planning with an affinity for environmental impact assessment of natural resources utilization.

Monday, 10 December 2012 02:12

Prof B.A. Raji is a devoted and committed teacher who has taught a number of courses in Soil Science and Geology at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, University of Calabar, Calabar and Uthmano Danfodio University, Sokoto on Visiting appointment. Besides his research work, he has also supervised and co-supervised 5 PhD, 11 M.Sc and 20 B.Sc student theses.

Monday, 10 December 2012 02:11

Aside from Prof 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) in a number of soil survey, Land degradation evaluation, soil and water quality assessment and soil testing projects. He was the State coordinator for the Monthly/Quarterly Technology Review Meeting (MTRM/QTRM) for Zamfara State (2000-2004) having been an active member of the Core Team for Katsina State (1996-2000) through the Institute for Agricultural Research (IAR-ABU). Prof Raji has served diligently as the

Monday, 10 December 2012 02:08

Honours, Distinctions and Membership of Learned Societies and Professional Bodies

  • Kwara State Government Scholarship for B.Sc Geology Degree at University of Ife, Ile-Ife.  1978-1981 
  • Netherlands Fellowship Programme scholarship for Post graduate Diploma in Soil Survey using remote sensing at ITC, Enschede, The Netherlands. 1991-1992
  • Book Award for the overall Best Student in Postgraduate Diploma in Soil Survey, ITC,Enschede, The Netherlands. 1992
Monday, 10 December 2012 02:05


  • Raji B.A., Jimba W.B. and Alagba S.A. (2014). The distribution and geochemical assessment of trace elements from the semi-arid to sub-humid savanna of Nigeria. Environmental Earth Science Vol. (In press)
  • Maniyunda L.M, Raji B.A. and Gwari M.G. (2013). Variability of some soil physicochemical properties on Lithosequence in Funtua, Northwestern Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Research. Vol 2 (9) : 174-180. http://ijsr.net/archive/v2i9/MDQwOTEzMDM=.pdf
Monday, 10 December 2012 01:51
  • 2012 - Date ProfessorDepartment of Forest Resources Mgt, University of Ilorin
  • 2003-2012 Professor        Soil Science Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
  • 2010-2011 Visiting ProfessorDepartment of Agronomy, University of Ilorin, Ilorin
  • 2010-2010 Visiting ProfessorDepartment of Soil Science, Bayero University, Kano
  • 2000-2003 ReaderSoil Science Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
  • 2002-2003 Visiting Snr Lect.Soil Science Dept., University of Calabar, Calabar
  • 1996-2000 Snr. LecturerSoil Science Department, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
  • 1992-1996  Lecturer I        Soil Science Department, Ahmadu  Bello University, Zaria. 
  • 1989-1992 Lecturer II        Soil Science Department, Ahmadu  Bello University, Zaria. 
  • 1986-1989Asst. LecturerSoil Science Department, Ahmadu  Bello University, Zaria. 
  • 1982-1986Grad. Assistant        Geology Section, School of Basic Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. 
  • Vice Chancellor        Fountain University, Osogbo, Osun State2012-Date
  • CoordinatorDepartment of Forest Resources Management, Unilorin       2010-2012
  • Dean        Students Affairs Division, ABU, Zaria2008-2010
  • Director         Directorate of Academic Planning and Monitoring, ABU, Zaria2007-2008
  • Head of DepartmentDepartment of Soil Science, Faculty of Agriculture, ABU, Zaria2006-2008
  • State Co-ordinator Agricultural Technological Review Meetings for Zamfara State 2001-2004
  • Assistant Dean        Faculty of Agriculture, ABU, Zaria (Postgraduate)          2003-2005
  • Senate Rep.Board of Governance, National Agricultural Research and Liaison Services (NAERLS), ABU, Zaria 2004-2007