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hat is your ed­u­ca­tional his­tory?

For my el­e­men­tary ed­u­ca­tion, I at­tended Early

Nurs­ery and Pri­mary School and Kabe Sci­ence Col­lege, both in Fes­tac Town, La­gos. I pro­ceeded to

Mercy Col­lege in Ijaiye-ojokoro, La­gos, for my post-el­e­men­tary ed­u­ca­tion. I stud­ied Bi­ol­ogy at the Fed­eral Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, Akure, and I grad­u­ated with a first class. Af­ter com­plet­ing my na­tional youth ser­vice in 2012, I won the Com­mon­wealth Shared Schol­ar­ship for a Mas­ter’s de­gree in Sus­tain­able En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment at the Nat­u­ral Re­sources In­sti­tute, Uni­ver­sity of Greenwich, UK. In 2013, I grad­u­ated with a dis­tinc­tion and also emerged as the pi­o­neer re­cip­i­ent of the Best The­sis Award for a lit­er­a­ture-based project where I pro­posed in­no­va­tive ideas on how to man­age oil spills on land. In 2015, I got an­other Com­mon­wealth Schol­ar­ship to pur­sue a PHD in En­vi­ron­men­tal Geo­chem­istry and Geomi­cro­bi­ol­ogy at the Uni­ver­sity of Manch­ester, UK. My re­search fur­ther stud­ies fac­tors re­spon­si­ble for the nat­u­ral re­lease of ar­senic in ground­wa­ter. I even­tu­ally de­vel­oped a novel tech­nique for the in-situ study of ar­senic in aquifers – a strat­egy that is now adopted in a Uk-funded project in Cam­bo­dia, which is worth about

£700,000.

Have you al­ways had the pas­sion for lec­tur­ing? en­vi­ron­men­tal sci­en­tist, what is your take on the Nige­rian en­vi­ron­ment?

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