FEDERAL UNIVERSITY DUTSINMA

This is the full profile of Ati Ojonigu Friday
 
Professor
 
Ojonigu Friday ATI is a Professor of Geography with interest in Climatology, Environmental Management and Geographic Information System. He has worked extensively on rainfall climatology of the sudano-sahelian zone of Nigeria with a view to helping farmers determine the optimum plating date. His Hybrid-method for calculating onset date helps in reducing, significantly, the loss of agricultural produce through too early/too late planting. His research also involves the use of GIS for monitoring landuse/landcover changes and their environmental impacts. He is the pioneer Dean, School of Postgraduate Studies.
Personal Details
Contact Details
Full Name: Ati Ojonigu Friday Email: nigu30@gmail.com, oati@fudutsinma.edu.ng
Gender: Male Mobile No.: 07030995552
Marital Status: Married Contact Address: Department of Geography and Regional Planning, Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Katsina State
Nationality: Nigerian
Place of Birth
State of Origin: Kogi State: Kogi
Local Govt.: Olamabolo Local Govt.: Idah
Town/City: Ogugu Town/City: Idah
Extra Curricular Activities: Music, Reading and Poetry  

Qualifications
S/N Cert. Type Awarding Institution Qualification Obtained Year Obtained
1 PhD Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Phd Geography 2006
2 Masters Ahmadu Bello University Zaria MSc Geography 1996
3 1st Degree Ahmadu Bello University Zaria BA Geography 1990
4 Others School of Basic Studies, Makurdi IJMB 1984


Professional Qualifications
Pending or no information


Honour/Distinction
S/N Name Awarding Institution Year Additional Info.
1 Manjit Sidhu Prize for the Best Graduating Student in Geography Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 1990


Working Experience
S/N Employer Position/Rank Responsibility From To
1 National Center for remote Sensing, Jos Sabbatical Leave Research and Administration 3rd February, 2008 2nd February, 2009
2 Benue State Health Services Management Board Pharmacy Storekeeper Storekeeping 1985 1987
3 Community Secondary School, Emonyoku Ogugu, Kogi State Class Tutor Teaching 1984 1985
4 Community Secondary School, Emonyoku Ogugu, Kogi State Class Tutor Teaching 1984 1985
5 Benue State Ministry of Finance Clerical Assistant Clerical Work 1981 1981
6 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Assistant Lecturer Teaching, Research and Community Service 1996 2000
7 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Lecturer II Teaching, Research and Community Service 2000 2004
8 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Lecturer I Teaching, Research and Community Service 2004 2007
9 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Senior Lecturer Teaching, Research and Community Service 2007 2010
10 Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Reader Teaching, Research and Community Service 2010 2012
11 Federal University Dutsin-Ma Professor Teaching, Research and Community Service 2012 Date

Community Services
S/N Description Participation Institution Date From Date To
1 Governing Council Member Federal University Dutsin-Ma 2015 Date
2 School of Postgraduate Studies Dean Federal University, Dutsin-Ma June 2017 Date
3 Faculty of Social Sciences Dean Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2015 2016
4 Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences Dean Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2013 2015
5 Department of Geography and Regional Planning Head Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2013 2016
6 Department of Geography and Regional Planning Head Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2016 2017
7 Staff Disciplinary and Appeals Committee Member Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2015 Date
8 Council Committee on Internally Generated Revenue Member Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2016 Date
9 Institutional Research and Publication Committee Member Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2014 Date
10 University Central Appointments and Promotions Committee Member Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2014 Date
11 Committee on Preparations for the visit of President Goodluck Jonathan, GCFR to the Federal University Member Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2014 Nil
12 Editorial Board, Federal University, Dutsin-Ma, News Bulletin Chairman Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2013 2016
13 University TETFund Committee Chairman Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2014 2016
14 University Tenders Board Member Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2014 2016
15 Committee of Deans and DirectorsCommittee of Deans and Directors Member Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2014 2016
16 Committee of Deans and Directors Member Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2017 Date
17 University Senate Member Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2012 Date
18 Faculty of Arts, Management and Social Sciences, Appointments and Promotions Committee Chairman Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2014 2015
19 Faculty of Social Sciences, Appointments and Promotions Committee Chairman Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2015 2016
20 Faculty of Social Sciences, Appointments and Promotions Committee Member Federal University, Dutsin-Ma 2016 Date
21 University Senate Member Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 2010 2012
22 Faculty of Science Colloquium Colloquium Officer Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 2010 2012
23 Department of Geography Head of Department Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 2010 2012
24 Interim Joint Matriculation Board Chief Examiner Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 2009 2012
25 Faculty of Science Examination Officer Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 2009 2009
26 Faculty of Science Assistant Examination Officer Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 2006-2008
27 I.J.M.B. Board Member Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 2002 2004
28 Departmental SIWES Office Coordinator Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 1997 2008
29 Departmental Registration Officer (Faculty Level) Registration Officer Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 2002 2006
30 Editorial Board of LOC for 43rd Annual Conference of the Nigerian Geographical Association Member Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 2000 2000
31 300 Level Students Geography Department Academic Adviser Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 1997 2002
32 National Association of Geography Students Staff Adviser Ahmadu Bello University Zaria 1998 1999

Completed Research
S/N Title Start Date Completed Date
1 On Normalization of rainfall series in Nigeria September 1989 June 1990
2 A comparison of methods to detect onset of the growing season and its trends for some stations in th September 1993 June 1996
3 Rainfall characteristics in drought-prone sudano-sahelian zone of Nigeria September 2003 June 2006
4 Trajectory and Social Consequences of Substance (Drugs) Abuse among Youths in Katsina State, Nigeria June 2014 November 2015

Inventions

Books
S/N Name (Authors) Title Year Publisher Edition
1 Ati, O.F Understanding Basic Climatological Terms 2002 Pisteuo Printers, Zaria 1st

Chapters in Book

Papers in Learned Journals
S/N Name (Authors) Title Year Name of Journal Page Number Edition Link/URL
1 O. F. Ati, C. J. Stigter,* andE. O. Oladipo A comparison of methods to determine the onset of the growing season in northern Nigeria 2002 International Journal of Climatology 731-742 Vol. 22, Issue 6 http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.712/references
2 Ojonigu F. Ati, Tabitha Sheyin, Innocent Abbas and Seidu O. Mohammed Assessing Changes in Kagoro Forest, Kaduna State Nigeria using Remote Sensing and Gis 2010 Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 121-132 Vol. 2, Issue 2 http://maxwellsci.com/jp/abstract.php?jid=RJASET&no=35&abs=04
3 Folorunsho, J.O and Ati, O.F Normality of monthly and weekly rainfall series for Kano, Nigeria 2004 Academy Journal of Science and Technology 38-45 Vol. 3, No. 1 NIL
4 Ati, O.F A review of current understanding of El-Niño/Southern Oscillation and its implication for climate policy in Nigeria 2004 Nigerian Journal of Scientific Research Vol. IV. No. II 41-51 NIL
5 Ati, O.F Effects of El-Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on rainfall characteristics in Maiduguri, Nigeria 2006 Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences 111-115 Vol. 25, No. 1 NIL
6 Ati, O.F., and Gowon, Y The relationship between temperature and human conception and delivery in Zaria, Kaduna State 2007 Journal of Environmental Studies 38-41 Vol. 3, No. 3 NIL
7 Ati, F.O., Danjuma, A and Mohammed, S.O The application of geoinformatics in assessing landuse changes in Kaduna South, Kaduna, Nigeria 2007 Zaria Geography 44-55 Vol. 17, No. 1 NIL
8 Ati, O.F The “Picnic” Model and TTMI Research: Innovative approaches to strengthening of local capacity for research in third world universities for sustainable development (The Nigerian Example) 2008 Journal of Social and Policy Issues 89-93 Vol. 5, No. 1 NIL
9 Ati, O.F. Harnessing the divergence and convergence between the sceince and the humanities for ageicultural development in the 21st Century 2008 International Journal of Development Studies 48-52 Vol. 3, No. 4 NIL
10 Ati, O.F., Iguisi, E.O and Mohammed, S.O Temporal variation of annual rainfall amount, onset, termination and duration of the rainy season in Katsina State of Nigeria 2009 Geo-Studies Forum 1-12 Vol. 4, Nos. 1 & 2 NIL
11 Ayansina, A and Ati, O.F Mappping spatiotemporal variation of cereal crop production in agroclimatic zone of sub-saharan Africa: a comprehensive study of Nigeria 2009 International Journal of Geography and Regional Planning 88-97 Vol. 1, No. 1 NIL
12 Mohammed, S.O., Ati, O.F and Ati, H.M Youth and climate change: time for action 2009 International Journal of Social Sciences 41-46 Vol. 1, No. 2 NIL
13 Abdulhamed, I.A., Balogun, A.A., Iguisi, E.O., Nduka, I.C and Ati, O.F Evaluation of a low-cost temperature measurement system for the investigation of the characteristics of the urban canopy heat island in tropical cities 2010 Zaria Geographer 14-20 Vol. 18, No. 1 NIL
14 I.B. Abaje, O.F. Ati, and S. Ishaya Nature of Potable Water Supply and Demand in Jema’a Local Government Area of Kaduna State, Nigeria 2009 Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 16-21 Vol. 1, No. 1 http://maxwellsci.com/print/rjees/16-21.pdf
15 Anslem, E.O and Ojonigu Friday Ati The influence of rainfall on Hausa traditional architecture 2010 Research Journal Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 695-702 2(8) maxwellsci.com/print/rjaset/v2-695-702.pdf
16 Ojonigu F. Ati, Sedu Q. Muhammed and Maeyam H. Ati Variations and Trends in Annual Rainfall Amounts and the Onset of the Rainy Season for Kano for 87 Yaers (1916-2002) 2008 Journal of Applied Sciences Research 1959-1962 4(12) http://www.aensiweb.com/old/jasr/jasr/2008/1959-1962.pdf
17 Ojonigu Friday Ati and Edwin O. Iguisi Recent Trends in the Duration of the Rainy Season in Some Stations North of Latitude 9oN of Nigeria 2007 Journal of Applied Sciences Research 1737-1745 3(12) http://www.aensiweb.com/old/jasr/jasr/2007/1737-1745.pdf
18 Abdulhamid Adamu Ibrahim, Friday Ojonigu Ati and Abel A. Adebayo Effect of Climate on the Growth and Yield of Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) in Wailo, Ganjuwa Local Government Area, Bauchi State 2011 Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 469-472 3(5) http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/2619/1/ResearchJournalofEnvironmentalandEarthSciences_3_5_469-472_2011.pdf
19 1. Inobeme, J., Iguisi, E.O., Murtala, M and Ati O.F An evaluation of the eefects of Environmental Factors on the Outbreak of Cerebrospinal Meninjitis in Zaria 2014 Zaria Geographer 107-118 Vol. 21, No. 1 NIL
20 2. Yusuf, Y.O., Iguisi, E.O., Bello, A.L and Ati, O.F Assessment of the magnitude of suspended sediment produced by the Goruba tributary of the Kubani River, Zaria 2012 Zaria Geographer 124-136 Vol. 19, No. 1 NIL
21 Ojonigu Friday Ati, Edwin O. Iguisi and Saidu O.Mohammed Effects of El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) on rainfall characteristics in Katsina, Nigeria 2010 African Jouranl of Agricultural Research 3273- 3278 Vol.5(23) http://www.academicjournals.org/journal/AJAR/article-abstract/744952E29479
22 Lawrence Ejeh, Udeh and Ojonigu F. Ati Farmers On-farm Traditional Mitigation, Techniques against Climate Change Impacts in Selected Lgas of Kano State 2014 Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences 353-357 6(7) http://www.airitilibrary.com/Publication/alDetailedMesh?DocID=20410492-201407-201503100027-201503100027-353-357a
23 Ojonigu F. Ati, Dr. Edwin O. Iguisi, C. J. Stigter and Joseph O. Afolayan Trends in August Rainfall for Four Statuns in the Sudano-Sahelian Zone of Nigeria 2008 Journal of Environmental Research and Policies 18-28 Volume 3, Number 2 NIL
24 Prof. Ojonigu F. Ati, Mrs Esther Otaru, and Prof. Edwin O. Iguisi Seasonal Temperature Variation, Malaria in Pregnancy and Spontaneous Abortions in Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria 2015 UNIZIK Journal of Geography, Meteorology and Environment 22-28 1(1) NIL
25 BA Sawa, OF Ati, IA Jaiyeoba, EO Oladipo Trends in Aridity of the Arid and Semi-Arid Regions of Northern Nigeria 2015 Journal of Environment and Earth Science 61-68 5(10) NIL
26 Ejeh, L and Ati, O.F Integrating climate change education into Nigerian tertiary agricultural curriculum: an overview 2012 Nigerian Journal of Curriculum Studies 44-52 Vol. 19, No. 2 NIL
27 Ati and Seidu O. Mohammed Using satellite technology to solve food security problems in Nigeria 2010 International Journal of Environmental Science 73-77 VOL. 6, ..NO. 3 NIL
28 Seidu O. Mohammed, Ojonigu F. Ati., Ezikiel O. Eguaroje and Maryam H. Ati Multidisciplinary approach to space science and technology development in Nigeria 2010 International Journal of Physical Scienc 73-78 VOL. 2 NIL
29 A.W. Butu, O.F. Ati Sources and levels of concentration of metal pollutants in Kubanni dam, Zaria, Nigeria 2013 International Journal of Development and Sustainability 814-824 Vol. 2, No. 2 https://isdsnet.com/ijds-v2n2-27.pdf
30 Abaje, I. B., Sawa, B. A., Ati, O. F. Climate Variability and Change, Impacts and Adaptation Strategies in Dutsin-Ma Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria 2014 Journal of Geography and Geology; 103-112 Vol. 6, No. 2 http://ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jgg/article/view/32991/20601
31 Y. Tanimu, F.A. Tiseer, F.O. Ati and A.U. Ezealor Survey of phytoplankton in Bauchi and Yobe State segments of the Hadeija-Nguru Wetlands , North Eastern Nigeria 2012 Ecologia 114-122 2(4) http://scialert.net/qredirect.php?doi=ecologia.2012.114.122&linkid=pdf
32 Ibrahim, A. A.; Nduka, I. C.; Iguisi, E. O.; Ati, O. F. An Assessement of the Impact of Sky View Factor (SVF) on the Micro-climate of Urban Kano 2011 Journal of Applied Sciences Research 81-85 Vol. 7, Issue 7 http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/69734887/assessement-impact-sky-view-factor-svf-micro-climate-urban-kano
33 Abaje I. B, Ati O. F and Iguisi E.O Recent Trends and Fluctuations of Annual Rainfall in the Sudano-Sahelian Ecological Zone of Nigeria: Risks and Opportunities 2012 Journal of Sustainable Society 44-51 Vol. 1, No. 2 file:///C:/Users/HPUSER~1/AppData/Local/Temp/99-219-1-SM.pdf
34 Dr. Abaje, I.B., Ati, O.F., Iguisi, E.O. & Jidauna, G.G. Droughts in the Sudano - Sahelian Ecological Zone of Nigeria: Implications for Agriculture and Water Resources Development 2013 Global Journal of HUMAN SOCIAL SCIENCE Geography , Geo - Sciences & Environmental NIL Volume 1 3 Issue 2 Version 1.0 https://globaljournals.org/GJHSS_Volume13/1-Droughts-in-the-Sudano-Sahelian.pdf
35 O.F . Ati, 2 C.J. S tigter, E.O. Igui si a nd J.O. Afolayan Profile of Rainfall Change and Variability in the Northern Nigeria, 1953-2002 2009 Research Jour nal of Envi ronmental and Earth Sci ences 58-63 1(2) http://maxwellsci.com/print/rjees/%282%2958-63.pdf
36 Dr. Ojonigu Friday Ati, Dr . Edwin O. Iguisi, Prof . , Joseph O. Afolayan Are We Experiencing Drie r Conditions i n the Su dano-sah elian Zone of Nigeria? 2007 Journal of Applied Sciences Research 1746-1751 3(12) http://www.aensiweb.com/old/jasr/jasr/2007/1746-1751.pdf
37 Abaje, I.B. Onu, V. Abashiya, M. Oyatayo, K.T. Ibrahim, A.A. Ati, O.F and Sawa, B.A. Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment in the Northern Part of Katsina State, Nigeria: A Quantitative Approach 2017 Dutse Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences (DUJOPAS) 1-14 Vol. 3, No. 1 NIL
38 O.F. Ati, J.I. Yecho, I.B. Abaje, G.E. Odok, A. Abdurraheem, T. Gyang and A. O. Ogoh Trajectory and Intersectionality of Drug-Substance Abuse in Peri-Urban Strips of Katsina State, Nigeria 2017 Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa 133-142 Volume 19, No. 2 http://www.jsd-africa.com/Jsda/Vol19No2-Summer2017/PDF/Trajectory%20and%20Intersectionality%20of%20Drug-Substance%20Abuse_Abaje%20%20Iliya%20Bitrus.pdf

Conference Proceedings
S/N Name (Authors) Title Year Conference Organizers Edition Link/URL
1 1. Abaje, I.B., Ati, O.F., and Iguisi, E.O Occurrence of Meteorological Droughts in the Northeastern Part of Nigeria and the Risks on Human Health 13th – 17th Novemb Nigerian Meteorological Society NIL NIL
2 B. A. Sawa, O. F. Ati, I. A. Jaiyeoba and E. O. Oladipo Determination of Aridity Indices for Drought Prone Areas of Northern Nigeria 13-17/11/2011 Nigerian Meteorological Society NIL NIL
3 BILLY, Justin, Ati, O.F and Iguisi, E.O An Assessment of the Effect of Climate Change/Desertification in Yobe State, Nigeria, Using Remote Sensing/GIS Approach 13-17/11/2011 Nigerian Meteorological Society NIL NIL
4 Mrs Esther Otaru, O. F. Ati and E.O. Iguisi Seasonal Temperature Variation, Malaria in Pregnancy and Spontaneous Abortions in Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina State, Nigeria 13-17/11/2011 Nigerian Meteorological Agency NIL NIL
5 Abaje, I.B., Ati, O.F and Iguisi, E.O Droughts in the Sudano-Sahelian zone of Nigeria: implications for agriculture and water resources development 1-4/11/2010 Nigerian Meteorological Agency NIL NIL
6 Mohammed, S.O., Ati, O.F., Eguaroje, E and Ati, H.M Multidisciplinary approach to space science and technology development in Nigeria 25-28/11/2008 Nigerian Meteorological Society NIL NIL
7 Mohammed, S.O., Ati, O.F and Ati, H.M Youth and climate change: time for action 25-28/11/2008 Nigerian Meteorological Society NIL NIL
8 Ati, O.F., Iguisi, E.O., Stigter, C.J and Afolayan, J El-Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and rainfall characteristics in Katsina Nigeria 25-28/11/2008 International Research and Development Institute NIL NIL
9 Ati, O.F., Iguisi, E.O., Stigter, C.J and Afolayan, J Trends in August Rainfall in the Sudano-sahelian zone of Nigeria 24-27/6/2008 International Research and Development Institute NIL NIL
10 Ati, O.F The “Picnic” Model and TTMI Research: Innovative approaches to strengthening of local capacity for research in third world universities for sustainable development 14-15/11/2007 International Research and Development Institute NIL NIL
11 Ati, O.F Tends and changes in the rainfall and its onset series for Kano 11-14/11/2003 Nigerian Metteorological Society NIL NIL

Public Lectures
S/N Title Institution Date Link/URL
1 Climate Change: Fact, Fiction and Faction Federal University Dutsin-Ma 09/02/2016 Inaugrual Lecture
2 Enhancing Global Visibility of the Academy and Staff for High Rate Webometric Ranking Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna 30/08/2017 Academy-Wide Lecture

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