Department of Geography

Dr Olumide Akinwumi Oluwole holds a Ph.D. in Geography from University of Ibadan (2017), M. Tech in Remote Sensing Applications from Federal University of Technology Minna (1997) and B.Sc. (Hons) in Geography from University of Jos (1985). He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography, Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna. His area of specialization is Urban Geography and his research efforts are directed at Urban Issues; Mapping of land use/land cover resources in urban area, mapping of squatter settlements adjoining cities, application of remote sensing technique to military operations in urban area, residential mobility within cities, transportation studies within cities and assessment of ambient air quality in cities. Dr Oluwole has published articles in journals at the international, national and local levels. Likewise, he attended conferences at local and national levels. Dr Oluwole is a member of the Association of Nigerian Geographers (ANG) and Nigerian Cartographic Association (NCA).

Dr Oluwole has brought values and innovations to teaching and research in the Department. He has co-supervised two Ph.D. students’ Theses, supervised one MPhil Dissertation, ten M.Sc. Dissertations, four MGIS Dissertations and numerous undergraduate projects to successful completion. He served as External Examiner to Kaduna Polytechnic in 2004/2005 academic session and held so many posts at the Departmental level, notable amongst them are Departmental Field Course Coordinator (1998 – 2021), Examination Officer (1999 – 2001), Chairman, Departmental Equipment Verification Committee (2004), Postgraduate Coordinator (2017 – 2021), Secretary, Committee on National Universities Commission Mock Accreditation (2015/2016 session), Member, Committee for consideration of Postgraduate Admission (2015 – 2021), Chairman, Departmental Welfare Committee (2019 – 2021).

Dr Oluwole also held responsibilities at the Faculty level, notably; Chairman, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Lectures Timetable Committee (2009 – 2018), FASS representative, Committee on the Commissioning of the NDA Bottled Water Project (2012), FASS representative, Committee on the inventory of items at the NDA Ribadu Campus (2012), Member, Committee on the verification of Results of 64 and 65RC, 2015/2016 session (2016) and member, FASS Results Screening Committee (2018), Member, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Committee (2017 – 2021). At the Postgraduate level; Postgraduate School Representative, External Defence of Theses (2018 – 2021), Member, Committee on Examination Malpractice Rules for Postgraduate Students (2019) and member, Postgraduate Admissions Committee (2019 – 2021). At the Academy level; Member, Committee to Evaluate the Possibility of Introducing Computer Based Test for Regular Course Admission (2017), Secretary, Committee of Enquiry on Suspected Complicity in Examination Malpractice (2018). Dr. Oluwole is happily married with children



  1. Oluwole, OA & Gana, MK (2020). Analysis of Means of Transportation in Gombe Metropolis, Nigeria, Benue Journal of Social Sciences, A publication of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Benue State University, Makurdi, Nigeria, 7(1): 190-196
  2. Oluwole OA & Tarfa AH (2020). Analysis of Socio-Demographic and Pattern of Trip to Work by Civil Servants in Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria, Ife Social Science Review, A publication of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria, 28(1): 52-64
  3. Daful. MG, Adewuyi TO, Dadan-Garba A, Oluwole OA, Muhammad MN & Ezeamaka CK (2020). Apprising the Local and Global Implication of Ambient Air Quality Index of Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria, Researches Reviews of the Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, University of Novi Sad, Serbia, 49(1): 22-50
  4. Daful MG, Adewuyi TO, Muhammad MN, Oluwole OA, Dadan-Garba A & Ezeamaka CK (2020). Assessment of the Spatial Relationship between Air Pollutants in Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria, Journal of Sustainable Development, A publication of the Canadian Center of Science and Education, 13(4): 204-223
  5. Ezeamaka CK, Bala D, Oluwole OA, Adewuyi TO, Ajibuah J, Aremu JK and Daful M (2020). Assessment of the Physical Accessibility of Public Primary and Secondary Schools in Kaduna State, Nigeria, Annals of Geographical Studies 3(3): 10-32 
  6. Haruna H and Oluwole OA (2021). Analysis of Vegetal Cover Status of Lokoja LGA, Kogi State, Nigeria, Journal of Contemporary Social Research, A publication of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Nigeria, 5(1): 1-9
  7. Gandapa, E.N. (2017). Comparative Analysis of Woody Plants Biomass on the Affected and Restricted   Land Management Practices in Peasant Community, Adamawa State, Nigeria. Science World Journal. Kaduna State University. ISSN1597-6343: https://www.ajol.info/index.php/swj/article/viewFile/166074/155509 Pp. 7-11.