Deputy Vice Chancellor Academics
DVM, M.Sc, PhD (ABU)
Prof. Clement Barikuma Innocent Alawa studied at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is a Professor in the Department of Animal Health and Production at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Abuja. He is currently the Dean of the Faculty and a member of the Governing Council of the University. He is also a Visiting Professor to the Department Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Usmanu DanFodiyo University, Sokoto. Prior to his current position, he was Head, Department of Animal Health and Production and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Abuja (2014-2016). While at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, he was Programme Leader of Beef Research at the National Animal Production Research Institute, Ahmadu Bello University, Shika-Zaria (2003-2013) and also doubled as a staff of the Department of Theriogenology and Production, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is Fulbright Scholar and spent his Fulbright Fellowship year (2001/2002) at the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, USA. He obtained his DVM, M.Sc and PhD degrees from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
In addition to his academic positions, he has served on several committees while at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria such as member of the Coordinating Team/Resource Person of the Centre for Biotechnology Research & Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (2002 – 2013), Member, Board of Research Division of Agricultural Colleges, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria (1998 – 2008), Consultant, West African Agriculture Productivity Programme – Nigeria Office, World Bank 2013-2014, Member, United States Embassy Fulbright/Humphrey 2016/2017 Fellowship Selection Panel (September, 2015) and presently serves as Chairman, University of Abuja Research Grant Committee among others. Prof Alawa has over 50 publications to his credit. His research focuses on beef cattle production, nutrition-disease interaction and ethnoveterinary medicine. He has worked on several internationally funded research projects such as the NAPRI-IDRC (Canada) Survey of Ethnoveterinary Practices of Agropastoralists in Nigeria (1996-2000), NAPRI – IAEA Project on Development and Evaluation of Animal Feed Supplementation Packages (1996-2000). Prof Alawa is currently working on collaborative research with Prof Jessica Rothman and Dr. Sagan Friant of Hunter College, City University of New York, USA on how bushmeat is incorporated into the diets of hunting communities in Cross River State, Nigeria with the aim of protecting wildlife and understanding how hunting contributes to biodiversity degradation.