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Dr. Yahaya Baba ALKALI was born at Efulungoyi Bida to Mallam Baba Alkali Wuya Kede and Mallama Hawawu Mahmud Bida of the blessed memory on 11th July, 1973. He had his primary school education at Bagudu Waziri Primary School, Bida, Senior Primary School, Kutigi and Edozhigi Primary School, Edozhigi. He attended the famous Government College Bida for his secondary education. He obtained BTech Geology in 1998. He undertook the NYSC at Department of Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences, Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta State 1998-1999. He went ahead to obtain his MTech and PhD Geology (Biostratigraphy option) in 2006 and 2014 respectively from Federal University of Technology, Minna.

Dr. Alkali's working career began in the Department of Geology, Federal University of Technology , Minna, Nigeria in 2005 as Assistant Lecturer and rose to the rank of a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Geology in 2015. He has authored and co-authored over 18 publications in both local and international journals. He has also successfully supervised several undergraduate students, 2 MTech students and as internal examiner to several MTech candidates. Currently 4 ongoing PhD and 2 MTech students are under his supervision.

He is a beneficiary of an advanced seismic interpretation training using OpendTect and plugins by Danvic concepts international. Dr. Alkali has attended several other trainings workshops on academic level advisership, instructional leadership actions, research grant proposal writings and geosciences workshops within and outside the university. Dr. Alkali was the departmental examination officer between 2012 - 2015 and Assistant examination officer for School of Physical Sciences between 2015 - 2017, Elected Deputy Dean, School of Physical Sciences October, 2017 - January, 2018. This mandate was truncated by his appointment as Head of Department, Department of Geology in January, 2018 – till date.

He is a member of Nigeria Phosphate Research Group. He also served in the following committees in the Department of Geology: Committee on new academic brief, course content on sequence stratigraphy and development of postgraduate curriculum on petroleum geosciences. His primary research interest includes aspects of Paleontology, Stratigraphy,Sedimentology, Phosphates, Paleoclimatology, Paleobiogeography and Sequence Stratigraphy. Dr. Alkali is an active member of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS). He was the the transport officer at NMGS 48th conference “Minna 2011” and the society's Financial Secretary of Minna Chapter between 2014 - 2017. He is Council of Mining Engineers and Geoscientist (COMEG) registered. Dr. Yahaya Baba Alkali is happily married to Maimuna Abdullahi and the family is blessed with four children: Maryam, Mahmud, Abdullahi and Sumayya.

To be a center of excellence of international repute in the teaching, learning and research in the area of Geosciences.


The mission of the Department of Geology is to serve humanity by:

  1. Providing high-quality training and research in Geosciences.
  2. Rendering services that will promote exploration, exploitation and development of earth resources for wealth creation.
  3. Rendering services to solve problems created by natural hazards and human use of the environment.
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