Faculty of Social Sciences International Conference


International Conference

(June 22-23, 2022)


Optimizing and Achieving Nigeria’s Socio-economic Development: Prospects, Opportunities and Challenges

Abstract Submission Deadline: Tuesday 15th April, 2022

(See overleaf and www.fuoye.edu.ng for conference sub-themes, submission guidelines, important dates and other details) or conference_workshop.socialsciences@fuoye.edu.ng

Conference date: 22–23 June, 2022.      Venue: Faculty of Social Sciences Auditorium, Phase 3, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria      

Time: 09hr00 to 16hr00 daily (WAT)

Keynote Speakers:  Prof. Olabisi Aina (Department of Sociology & Anthropology, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

                                                           Dr. Robert Asogwa (Central Bank of Bank of Nigeria)

Registration fees

Nigerian participants:                                    N20,000

Students (with a valid student ID card):       N10,000

International participants:                            $100

(Registration fees are payable upon acceptance of abstract)

Prof Abayomi S. Fasina                                              Prof Babatunde J. Omotosho

Vice-Chancellor, FUOYE                                           Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, FUOYE

Chief Host                                                                  Host

Dr Sunday A. Adedini                                               Mr. Samuel Oyewole

Chair, Conference Organizing Committee                Secretary, Conference Organizing Committee


Call for papers

Federal Government of Nigeria recently launched the National Development Plan (NDP) 2021-2025 which is designed as a medium-term Development Plan to build on the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan 2017-2020. Nigeria has a lot of opportunities and prospects to achieve the national development agenda as outlined in the NDP 2021-2025. The country is the most populous black nation on Earth with an estimated 206 million population. Nigeria has the largest economy in Africa with nominal GDP estimated at 460 billion USD.  The country has a vibrant young population, with almost two-third of its population aged 10-24. Young Nigerian start-ups are making headway in cutting-edge sectors such as the information, communication and technology. The country is home to the second largest film industry on the globe. Nigeria is the fashion, technological and creative hub in Africa.

However, Nigeria’s socio-economic potential is constrained by many structural challenges, including inadequate infrastructure, obstacles to investment, barriers to trade, lack of confidence in currency valuation, high rate of youth unemployment, and limited foreign exchange capacity. Other challenges facing the country are corruption, insecurity, terrorism, violence during elections, weak democracy, unsustainable urbanization, high rate of girl child marriage, large number of out-of-school children, low contraceptive prevalence rate, poor reproductive health outcomes such as unintended pregnancies, unsafe abortion, adolescent childbearing, high population growth rate (with the rate of economic growth falling below the population growth rate), high rate of poverty, inequality and non-inclusive growth, etc.

The Conference will interrogate and produce policy-relevant evidence on how Nigeria can address its challenges, and optimize its potentials towards achieving the national development goals as enshrined in the National Development Plans 2021-2025 and the international development agenda such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the African Union Agenda 2063.

The Conference is proposed as in-person and will be hosted at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria from May 24th to 25th, 2022.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is March 15th, 2022. Structured abstract of not more than 350 words or full paper of a maximum of 10 pages (in Microsoft Word format) should be submitted to the following e-mail address: conference_workshop.socialsciences@fuoye.edu.ng


  • SE1: Sustainable macroeconomic policies and economic growth in Africa
    • SE2:Emerging issues in resource governance and sustainable development in Nigeria
    • SE3:Socioeconomic effects of COVID-19 pandemic on national development
    • SE4:COVID-19 transmission, prevention and its consequences in Nigeria
    • SE5:Armed conflict, food security and gender issues in Nigeria
    • SE6:Leadership, governance and development trajectory in Nigeria 
    • SE7:Nigeria’s Foreign Policy and socio-economic development in a Globalized World
    • SE8:Women empowerment, disempowerment, gender inequality and socioeconomic development
    • SE9:Climate change and socioeconomic development in  Africa
    • SE10:Communication and socioeconomic development
    • SE11:Social media and socioeconomic development
    • SE12:Crime and insecurities: global pressure and local measures
    • SE:13:Criminal justice system: custodians, policies and reforms
    • SE14:Migration: voluntary and forced migration dynamics in Africa
    • SE15:Fertility, reproductive health, mortality and socioeconomic development in Africa
    • SE16:Insecurity and challenges of educational system in Nigeria
    • SE17:The judicialisation of politics, rule of law and electoral justice in Nigeria
    • SE17:Suggestion: Politics, national security, and development in Nigeria
    • SE18:Attitude as ink to national socio-economic development
    • SE19:Getting rich quick syndrome: beliefs, perceptions, attitude and practice across age groups
    • SE20:Entrepreneurship intention, attitude and practice
    • SE21:Psychoeducation, psychotherapy and socio-economic development in  Nigeria
    • SE22:Prospects and challenges of youths and gender relations in the socio-economic development of Nigeria
    • SE23:Putting the “last” “first”: re-inventing and exploiting the potentials of the neglected rural areas for national development

Important dates

Official release of call for abstracts/papers                           – February 25th, 2022
Abstract submission closing                                                  – April 15th, 2022
Notification of accepted abstracts                                          – May 15th, 2022
Opening of conference registration                                       – May 15th, 2022
Submission of full papers                                                       – May 31st, 2022
Conference dates                                                                    – June 22nd – 23rd, 2022

Please indicate the sub-theme, you wish your submission should be considered.

Journal publication

The full manuscripts submitted for the conference will be peer-reviewed and promising papers will be published in the Studies in the Social Sciences (a publication of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria)


Conference Organizing Committee

Femi Ojo Michael

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