CITATION OF PROFESSOR OLUSOLA JOHNSON OJO - NAPE-NOELA 2017 AWARD WINNER

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Sola Ojo earned his B.Sc Geology from University of Ilorin (1989) and M.Sc Geology from University of Ibadan (1992). In 2000, he obtained PhD Geology from University of Ilorin. In 2001, he was on post Doctoral research visit to Technical  University, Berlin, GERMANY. His academic career started in the University of Ilorin where he rose through ranks from Assistant Lecturer (1994) to Associate Professor (2012) and was appointed Professor of Geology in 2015 at the Federal University Oye-Ekiti.  He is currently a Head of Department of Geology.

His research interest has focused on inland sedimentary basins of Nigeria where he has been applying sedimentological, palynological and geochemical tools to unravel the stratigraphy, paleoenvironments and resource potential of the basins in collaboration with his senior colleagues, peers and students. This endeavour has significantly influenced the current state of knowledge in these basins through publications of over sixty impactful articles in journals and books. He has mentored and supervised many M.Sc and PhD Thesis.

 He had one-year sabbatical tenure at SPDC PortHarcourt (2008-2009). He has attended many international conferences and visited countries such as USA, Germany, France, Netherland and South Africa.

Sola Ojo has been actively involved in Professional societies like NAPE and NMGS. He has the lead on many occasions, NAPE Field trips and co-authored a book on Field Guide of Bida Basin. He has served as Associate Editor of NAPE Bulletin and peer reviewers of articles/abstracts. He was a recipient of a second best paper presented at NAPE annual conference in Lagos in 1996. He is currently an executive council member of NMGS (Chairman, Distinguished Lecturership Programme DLP) and Chairman of ILORIN CHAPTER of NMGS. He is also a member of AAPG, GSA and COMEG registered.

He is a dedicated family man and happily married to his darling wife, Dr Foluke Sola-Ojo. The marriage is blessed with three children; Olaoluwa, Mofesolaoluwa and Modadeolaoluwa.