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Dr. Idris Abdullahi Nda was born in Minna on the 14th of November, 1967, he attended Madaki Primary School Minna from 1973 – 1979, where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate, Government Secondary School Kontagora from 1979 – 1984, where he obtained the General Certificate in Education (GCE) Ordinary Level. He obtained the Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) certificate from School of Basic Studies/Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1986. He obtained his Bachelor of Science (Hons) Degree in Geology from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1990. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Hydrogeology from Federal University of Technology (FUT) Minna in 2000 and Ph.D. Geology from FUT Minna in 2010. He joined the services of the Federal University of Technology, Minna in 2002 as an Assistant Lecturer and rose through the ranks to the rank of a Senior Lecturer in 2013.

His major research areas are in Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Mining, Engineering Geology, Water and Sanitation. He teaches Hydrogeology, Environmental Geology, Drilling Technology, Mining Geology, Groundwater Engineering, Economics of water Resources Engineering and Disaster Risk Science at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has many publications in his area of specialization and other related fields. He has supervised many undergraduate and postgraduate projects, co-supervised Ph.D. theses and currently supervising a Ph.D. candidate.

He has attended several conferences and seminars both locally and internationally and is a member of the Nigerian Mining and Geosciences Society (NMGS), Nigerian Society of Mining Engineers (NSME), Nigerian Association of Hydrogeologists (NAH) and is COMEG registered.

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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