National Executive Members

Professor Mohammed Bello Yerima

Professor Mohammed Bello Yerima

Professor Mohammed Bello Yerima, an Applied Environmental Microbiologist graduated from the prestigious Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto-Nigeria where he obtained a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology in 1994. He also obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. Degrees in Applied Microbiology (Bioremediation) from the University of Jos, NIGERIA. He is involved in Research and Teaching Microbiology for 22 years now at University level. Now he is with newly established Federal University Dutse-NIGERIA. He has published over fifty peer reviewed articles in both foreign and local journals. He also has to his credit close to sixty Conference/Workshop papers which he had presented both locally and internationally. His area of research interest is Environmental Microbiology (Bioremediation) and Biomass Utilization. Yerima is the Immediate Past President of Biotechnology Society of Nigeria and the current President, Nigerian Society for Microbiology. He is a Fellow of Nigerian Society for Microbiology and member of academic Societies home and abroad. He is also a member of the prestigious BIT Life Sciences, China and recognized as one of the Nigerian experts on Biotechnology.

Dr. Odumosu  Bamidele

Dr. Odumosu Bamidele

Publicity Secretary

Dr. Odumosu is a Pharmaceutical Microbiologist with a focus on antimicrobial agent and chemotherapy, genetics and drug resistance in bacteria as well as quality control of consumables and sterile pharmaceutical products.
His research activities also involves bioprospecting potential antimicrobials and bioactive compounds from various biological sources (aquatic and terrestrial) and screening of pharmaceutical products essential to the public health. His overarching issues of concern are threat of extensively drug resistant and pandrug-resistant bacteria and their genetic basis / mechanisms of resistance to antimicrobial agents. He had his first degree in Microbiology at Olabisi Onabanjo in 2002; obtained his Masters and Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Microbiology in 2008 and 2013 respectively from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is a lecturer at the University of Lagos, Nigeria. He belong to many scientific body such as American Society of Microbiology (ASM), Society for Applied Microbiology (SfAM), He is an Executive member of the Nigerian society for Microbial Ecology (NSME) and also the Publicity Secretary of Nigerian Society for Microbiology (NSM).

Dr. Aminu Bukar

Dr. Aminu Bukar

Aminu Bukar, born on the 19th April, 1970 in Tudunwada, Nassarawa LGA, Kano State. He had his primary and secondary education in Kano and Borno States respectively and also attended Bayero University, Kano where he obtained his B.Sc., M.Sc. and PhD degrees in 1996, 2008 and 2012 respectively. He is presently a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Microbiology, Bayero University, Kano. His major areas of research interest are Indigenous food fermentation, Enzymes production, Food Spoilage, Phytopreservatives, Plant drug Research and Bioethanol production. Aminu Bukar has published many papers in reputable Journals in Nigeria and Abroad. He is the Associate Editor (North) in the Editorial Board of the Nigerian Journal of Microbiology.

Chigor, Vincent Nnamdigadi

Chigor, Vincent Nnamdigadi

Full name:
Chigor, Vincent Nnamdigadi

NEC Position:
Associate Editor (East)

University of Nigeria, Nsukka

Brief description of research activities or research biography:
I am an Environmental and Public Health Microbiologist, skilled in the application of molecular techniques, microbial risk assessment and bioinformatics, and in the relational style of teaching. My primary research interests include Water quality and public health, Molecular epidemiology of enteric pathogens (viral and bacterial), Dispersion of virulence and antibiotic resistance genes, Bioactive agents from natural sources, especially the aquatic environments, and Bioenergy from wastewater. I lead the multidisciplinary Water and Public Health Research Group (WPHRG) at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria.

Dr. C.J. Ogugbue

Dr. C.J. Ogugbue

Legal Adviser/Liaison

Dr. C.J. Ogugbue is an Associate Professor in the Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, University of Port Harcourt. He obtained his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degree in Environmental Microbiology in 2005 and had his post-doctoral fellowship training at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece and at the Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia. He is currently the Associate Dean, School of Science Laboratory Technology (SSLT) and the Head, Department of Microbiology, University of Port Harcourt.  Dr. Ogugbue is a Consultant Microbiologist to a couple of Companies and his research interest include: biodegradation and ecotoxicity of textile dyes and other xenobiotic compounds;  effect of microbial inoculants (biofertilizers) on growth  and yield of tropical plants; antibiotic resistance profiles of environmental isolates; aquatic microbiology; microbial fuel cells (bioelectrochemical cells); wastewater treatment. He has conducted over 20 environmental impact assessment and environmental evaluation studies across Nigeria. He is a member of various professional bodies including the Nigerian Society for Microbiology, American Society for Microbiology and the Nigerian Institute of Science Laboratory Technology.  Dr. Ogugbue has over 50 publications in peer-reviewed international journals.

Professor Ositadinma Chinyere Ugbogu

Professor Ositadinma Chinyere Ugbogu

Bacteriology Representative

Full Name: Professor Ositadinma Chinyere Ugbogu
NEC Position: Bacteriology Representative
Affiliation: Abia State University Uturu
Research Biography: Osita currently focuses his research on indigenous food fermentations, wine production from local fruits and bio deterioration of urban ecosystems.

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National Executive Members (NEC)


President                                           Prof.M. B. Yerima

Vice President                                 Prof.V. O. Nwaugo

National Secretary                         Dr. A. U. Dutsinma

Assistant Secretary                        Dr.S. Awe

Publicity Secretary                         Dr.B. T. Odumosu

  Treasurer                                          Prof. D. J. Arotupin

  Financial Secretary                      Prof.  C. A. Etok

  Internal Auditor                            Dr. (Mrs). Ekwealor

   Editor in Chief                                   Prof. S. A. Ado

  Associate Editor (North)               Dr. Amin Bukar

       Associate Editor (West)            Dr.O. M. David

       Associate Editor (East)                  Dr. V. Chigor

      Business Manager                               Prof. J. D. Mawak

        Legal Adviser/Liaison                   Dr. C. J. Ogugbue

                 Virology Rep                              Dr. A. S. Suleiman

                  Mycology Rep                           Prof.M. Makut.

                Bacteriology Rep                      Dr.O. C. Ugbogu

                  Ex-officio (PP)                        Prof.G. Okpokwasili

             Ex-officio (PP)                             Prof.I. B. Enweani

                Ex-officio (IPP)                       Prof. K. I. T. Eniola

            Ex-officio (IPS)                           Prof.E. S. Amadi

Board of Trustee Members

HRH Dr. Muhamad ZayyanAbdulllahi FNSM, CON Emir of Yauri Kebbi State – Chairman

Prof. G.S.C Okpokwasili FNSM          Member


Prof. M.JIkenebomehFNSM             Member

Prof. Nduka Okafor                           Member

Prof. K.I.T Eniola FNSM                   Member

Prof. M.BYerima, FNSM                   Member

Prof. O. FamurewaFNSM                  Member

Prof. D.E.I. Chukwura FNSM            Member

Prof. E.S. Amadi, FNSM                   Member

Prof. NenfortGomwalkFNSM           Member

Prof. Auwalu Uba, FNSM                  Member

Prof. M.D. Mukhtar, FNSM               Member

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