LT Ajibade

Professor Lanre Tajudeen Ajibade is currently a Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ilorin.  He had his primary education at Saint Paul Anglican School, Idi-Oro, Mushin, Lagos, Lagos State between 1966 and 1972, and his secondary school education at Victory College of Commerce, Edidi and Playfair Memmorial College, Oro-Agor both in Kwara State between 1973 and 1980. He had his preliminary studies at School of Basic Studies (SBS), Kwara State College of Technology, Ilorin, Kwara State between 1980 and 82. He proceeded to Bayero University, Kano (BUK) to bag B.Sc. Hons. Degree in Geography in 1988, and M.Sc. Degree in Land Resources (Development) in 1992. He later went to Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) for a Ph.D. Degree in Geography which he bagged in 2002. Professor Ajibade has some professional qualifications such as Advanced Certificate in Geographical Information System (GIS) and Certificate in Advanced Digital Appreciation.

Professor Ajibade started his academic career as Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Geography, University of Ilorin, Ilorin in 1992 and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Geography and Environmental Management in 2014.

He has to his credit over 80 publications both in reputable local, national and international journals as well as books. He attended several training workshops and conferences within and outside Nigeria. He is a member of Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) and Association of American Geographers (AAG). His research interests are Biogeography, Land Resource Management, Indigenous Knowledge System (IKS) and Geographical Information System (GIS).

Professor Ajibade has series of administrative experiences through services to the university and the nation in several capacities. He was an Acting Head of the Department of Geography (now Geography and Environmental Management) between 2003 and 2004 in the first instance, and between 2013 and 2015. Between 2009 and 2011, he was the Coordinator of the Faculty Professional Programme (FAPP) which metamorphosed into the present Ilorin Business School (IBS). He was the Organizer of Master programme in Geographical Information System (MGIS) from 2005 to 2007, as well as 2010 to 2012. He has successfully supervised over 70 students at master’s level and has produced many doctoral students. He was at one time the Sub-Dean of Students’ Affairs in the university. Professor Ajibade has served (and still serving) as External Examiner to universities in and outside Nigeria. He is the Chairman of the Technical Committee on Annual Rating of States and FCT for Entrenching Road Safety and Traffic Administration, and the Coordinator of Special Marshal Unit 22, RS 8.1 Kwara State. Professor Ajibade is the Chairman, Governing Council of Pan African College of Education, Offa, Kwara State, Nigeria.

Professor Ajibade is happily married with Children. His hobbies include reading, fieldwork and games.

His contact details are: Department of Geography and Environmental Management, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. Mobile telephone numbers are 234-806-525-1963 and 234-805-245-7820. E-mail addresses are This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.