Agunbiade Lamidi

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Wasiu Agunbiade LAMIDI, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D, PGDE, MNSE, MNIAE, MISTRO, COREN Regd.
Email: wasiu.agunbiade@uniosun.edu.ng

Biosketch:

Wasiu Agunbiade Lamidi holds B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD in Agricultural Engineering respectively in 1994, 2005 and 2011 from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. He has Post Graduate Diploma in Education, (PGDE) from Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto. He was a Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Education of the Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun (OSSCE ILA), first as part timer between April 2000 and December 2004 and then as full timer from January 2, 2005 to June 5, 2014 when he transferred his services to Osun State University. He taught both Nigerian Certificate in Education students, (NCE) and Degree students of the Affiliated University of Uyo to OSSCE ILA. He joined the services of Osun State University in November 2011 soon after receiving his PhD Certificate as Adjunct Lecturer II. He was fully appointed as Lecturer I and assumed duty in Osun State University on June 6, 2014. His academic career has seen him occupying some academic positions in both College of Education and University systems ranging from different roles to NCE and Undergraduate Programmes as:

Coordinator of Examination in the Department;
Coordinator, School of Vocational and Technical Education NCE Sandwich Programme
Member, College Teaching Practice Committee;
Member, College Time Table Committee;
Member, College Quality Assurance Committee;
Member, Students’ Disciplinary Committee;
Member, Students’ Examination Mobile Court Committee
Examination Officer, Department of Agronomy
Coordinator of Department of Agronomy
Acting Head, Department of Agronomy (up till date)

As an Agricultural Engineer, he singlehandedly initiated the establishment of the Department of Agricultural and Bio-Resources Engineering in Osun State University, Osogbo, and through the efforts of relevant authorities, the first set of students were admitted in 2019/2020 academic session.
He helped to established Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers (NIAE) in Osogbo in November 2015 as a result of resolutions made at the NIAE International Conference and Annual General meeting in Katsina 2015 of which the Osun State University sponsored him. He had held many significant posts in many professional bodies as Vice Chairman of NIAE, Osogbo Branch and is currently the Chairman of NIAE in Osun State. He is a member of South West Regional NIAE Executives and also one of the Executive members of the Nigeria Society of Engineers (NSE), Osun State.

Research Interests, Achievements / Specialization:

His interests are in Farm Structures and Environment, Livestock Housings, Crop Husbandry and Environment, Agricultural Education. Dr Lamidi is currently working on wind’s effects and boosting crop production with respect to changes in global climate.

Contributions to knowledge
Dr. Lamidi has over 30 scholastic publications in local and international Journals. I have contributed in the area of the effects of environment and housing differences on the livestock production precisely on broilers and rabbits. My interests and areas of specialisation include farm structures and environment, animal welfare and livestock housing and soil effects on crop productions.

Scientific/Professional Activities:
In the last two years, he has been external examiners to Students of the Department of Agricultural Education, Ila-Orangun. He is a member of Editorial Board of some academic journals namely Academic Research Publishing Group and American Research Journals. He reviews articles for many academic journals namely Italian Journal of Animal Science –IJAS; International Journal of Education and Practice –IJEP; African Educational Research Journal; African Journal of Agricultural Research -AJAR; Advanced Journal of Agricultural Research- ARPG; Journal of Agriculture and Crops; and Sciencedomain International.

Awards/ Grants
Dr. Engr. Agunbiade Lamidi was awarded Certificate of Merit as Chairman, Education Committee of 1999 Coaching Class for Senior Secondary Students in Ayedire Local Government Area, Ile-Ogbo, Osun State. He was the best Student in Advanced Level Mock Examinations in both Mathematics and Physics, 1986/1987 Academic Session at Baptist High School, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria.

AcademicAppointments:

-Executive Member, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, NIAE South West Region, 2019 till date
-Vice Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, NIAE Osogbo Branch, 2016-2019
-Chairman, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, NIAE Osogbo Branch, 2019 till date
-Executive Member, Nigerian Society of Engineers, NSE Osogbo Branch, 2019 till date

Membership of Learned and Professional Association

Member, Nigerian Institution of Agricultural Engineers, MNIAE
Member, Nigeria Society of Engineers, MNSE
Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
Teachers’ Registration Council of Nigeria, (TRCN)
Member, International Soil Tillage Research Organisation (MISTRO)
Member, American Association for Science and Technology, (AASCIT)

Selected recent Publications

S.B. Akinde, W.A. Lamidi, M.T. Ayeni (2019). Fungi associated with a dry invasive white patches on trunks of economic fruit trees in south-west Nigeria. African Crop Science Journal, 27 (1): 1– 12. Available online at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/acsj/article/view/184345-469124- 1-SM.pdf DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/acsj.v27i1.1 (Uganda)
Lamidi, W. A., Shittu, K.A. and Adeyeye, A. S.(2018). Yield Performances of Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) on Organic Manure Buffered Lateritic Soils. Journal of Applied Sciences, Environmental Management, 22 (8): 1207 –1212. Available online at https://www.ajol.info/index.php/jasem/article/view/177410.
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/jasem.v22i4.8 (Nigeria)
Alao, O.T., Lamidi, W.A. and Adeyeye, A.S. (2017). Farmers’ Awareness of the Effects of White Patches Disease on the Yield of Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) in a Tropical Farmland of Osun State, Nigeria. CoA Journal, Uniosun Journal of Agriculture and Renewable Resources, UJARR, 1: 15-22 (Nigeria)
Lamidi W.A. and Babarinde I.E. (2017). Environmental parameters and applied nutrients' influence on germination and growth of jute mallow (Corchorus olitorus) under rain-fed agriculture. UNIOSUN J. Sciences. 2(1): 45-53 (Nigeria)
A.S. Adeyeye, W.B. Akanbi, K.K. Olalekan, W.A. Lamidi, H.J. Othman and M.A. Ishaku (2017). The Growth and Yield Performance of Sweet Melon as affected by Planting Spacing in North East Nigeria. International Journal of Research in Agriculture and Forestry 4(8):17-21
Available online at www.ijraf.org/papers/v4-i8/3.pdf and www.ijraf.org/v4-i8 (USA)
Adeyeye, A.S, Akanbi, W.B, Sobola, O.O, Lamidi, W.A. and Olalekan, K.K. (2016). Comparative Effect of Organic and Inorganic Fertilizers Treatment on the Growth and Tuber Yield of Sweet Potato (Ipomea Batata L.) International Journal of Sustainable Agricultural Research December, 2016 3(3): 54 – 57 (Nigeria)
Lamidi, W. A. (2016). Effect of Different Tillage Practices on Cassava Production in Osun State of Nigeria. Research Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Management. 5(4):114- 121. Available online at http://www.apexjournal.org/rjaem/archive/2016/May/fulltext/Lamidi.pdf.(Abuja, Nigeria)
A.S. Adeyeye, W.B. Akanbi, O.O. Sobola, W.A. Lamidi and K.K. Olalekan. (2016) . Growth and Fruit Yield of Water Melon (Citrullus Lanatus) as influenced by Compost and NPK Fertilizer. FUW Trends in Science & Technology Journal ftstjournal@gmail.com. April, 2016 1(1): 80 - 83 (Federal University, Wukari, Nigeria)

Conferences/Workshops Attendance:
He has attended over 20 conferences/workshops/trainings spanning 4 countries. He has undergone one week trainings in Food Security Indonesia under the sponsorship of ILO/UNDP and Federal Government of Nigeria. He had also participated in the Agro-Processing Revolution: Techniques for Rural Development in the new Millennium’ organised by National Institute of Small Industry Extension Training (NISIET), Hyderabad, India sponsored by ILO/UNDP/FGN/NIR/029, March 30 –April 4, 1998.

In addition, he has many annual General meetings and International Conferences of the Nigerian
Institution of Agricultural Engineers, NIAE in Nigeria.

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