Geology and Mining

Dr. A. MoumouniHOD’S PROFILE
Dr. A. Moumouni is an Acting HOD of department of Geology and Mining. He hails from Niger Republic and obtained his first degree in Geology at University of Calabar (1998), M.Sc Geology at Ahmadu Bello University (2002) and PhD in Geology at Nasarawa State University.
Dr. A. Moumouni has many publications, Research work undertaken and journals in his credit both locally and internationally. And belong to several professional bodies which include: Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS) – C-06-3123, Nigerian Association of Hydro geologists (NAH) –CH-2008-00617, Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientists (COMEG) – 000980.

Department of Geology and Mining,
Faculty of Natural & Applied Sciences,
Nasarawa State University,
P.M.B. 1022, Keffi,
Nasarawa State, Nigeria.
Phone No: 08065699325
The faculty of Natural and Applied sciences was established in October 2001 alongside the inception of the University. At inception, the faculty started with four academic departments, namely; Biological sciences, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics. The department of geology and mining alongside the department of Geography came on –board in October 2002. The first set of students in the department graduated at the end of the 2005/2006 academic session.
Nasarawa State is appropriately tagged the “Home of Solid Minerals”. The establishment of the Department of geology and mining in October 2002 was therefore very appropriate and was meant to match words with actions by the administrations of the University. The Department has since become the nerve centre of the university’s research efforts and capacity building initiative for the harnessing and development of the state’s solid mineral resources meant to diversify the economy as well as to ensure rapid economic growth and social transformation through employment generation and poverty reduction. The department has since engaged itself in evaluating the solid mineral resources of the state and has on several occasions presented the results of the evaluation to the State Government, the University community and the general public.
[quote align=”center” color=”#999999″] PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES
The undergraduate programme in Geology & Mining at Nasarawa State University is designed primarily to provide students with the basic requirements needed by a professional geologist in any of the fields in which Geologists are required in a rapidly developing country like Nigeria. With this objective, the student is taught to some depth the more conventional and fundamental aspect of Geology such as Hydrogeology, Applied Geophysics and Geochemistry, Engineering Geology and Petroleum Geology.
This will facilitate further specialization in any of the professional fields in which students may choose to work in later years, largely in mining and oil companies, water supply agencies, construction companies, international organizations (UNDP,UNICEF, UNESCO, IEA, etc) public service (Federal and State Ministries of Solid Minerals Development, Petroleum, Water Resources, Agricultural, Works and Housing, Geological survey, Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency, and teaching and research institutions.
Candidates for admission into the B.Sc degree programme in Geology and Mining must satisfy the University’s minimum entry requirements, which stipulate 5 credits in the GCE-O Level, NECO or WAEC (in not more than 2 sittings) and these must include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, in addition to credit passes in Mathematics and English Language.
In addition to the above requirements, candidates seeking admission into 100 Level must sit and pass the University Matriculation Examination administered by JAMB. Candidates for the Direct Entry admission must have obtained minimum of Credit passes at the National Diploma in a subject related to Geology and Mining or must have obtained GCE-A Level or IJMB passes of which two of the passes must include Physics, Chemistry, Geology, or Biology, in addition to O-Level credit passes in Mathematics and English Language.
Students in the Preliminary Studies Programme (Science) of the Nasarawa State University, who satisfactorily pass the end of session examinations in that programme, may be considered for admission into the four years degree programme.

1 Prof. S.I. Abaa Professor PhD (1982) Mineral Explo. Geochemistry
2 Prof.  N.G. Obaje Professor PhD (1994) Petroleum Geol
3 Prof. P. D. Shekwolo Professor PhD (1983) Eng. Geology
Envir. Geology
4 Prof. S.P. Braide Professor PhD (1990) Sedimentology
5 Dr. J.D. Adekeye Associate Professor PhD (1985) Geochem. Mining Geol.
6 Dr. H. Hamza Senior Lecturer PhD(2007) Petroleum Geology
7 Dr. A. E. Ikpotonte Senior Lecturer PhD (1998) Geophysics
8 Dr. B. S. Jatau Senior Lecturer PhD (2006) Mining Geol.
Min. Proces.
9 Dr. A. Moumouni Lecturer  1 PhD (2009) Organic
10 Mr. N. G. Goki Lecturer 11 M.Sc(2004) Geochemistry/
Min. Explortn
11 Mr. I. Y. Tanko Asst. Lecturer M.Sc(2006) Geochemistry/
Min. Explortn
12 Mr. K. Nghargbu Asst.Lecturer M.Sc(2007) Medical Geology
13 Mrs. A. Kana Asst. Lecturer M.Sc(2008) Hydrology
14 Mr. S.E. Obrike Lecturer 11 M.Sc(2005) Environmental Geology
15 Miss. A. Baba Asst. Lecturer M.Sc(2008) Hydrogeology
16 Mr. G. Anudu Asst. Lecturer M.Sc(2007) Applied Geophysics
17 Mr. B. S. Essien Asst. Lecturer M.Sc(2003) Mineral Exploration
18 Mr. S. Iyakwari Graduate Asst. B.Sc. (2008) Mineral Expl./Mining Geology
19 Mr. I. Umbugadu Graduate Asst. B.Sc(2008) Hydrogeology/Min. Geology


  • Mr. Bassa James (Technologist)
  • Mr. Egga Sunday (Senior Lab. Technician)
  • Mr. Asule Isaac (Lab. Assistant)
  • Mrs. Zakoye Lami (Lab. Attendant)
  • Mrs. Bukola B. (dept. Secretary)

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