KALU, OMOKORIE OBASI

KALU, OMOKORIE OBASI

KALU, OMOKORIE OBASI

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Biography

KALU OMOKORIE OBASI             

Kalu studied Applied Biology at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka. He proceeded to Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO), where he did his Masters degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Health Biology. Kalu is a licenced Environmental Health Scientist (Licenced by Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria- EHORECON), He is a Chartered Environment Health Scientist ( London). Kalu was a participant of the” Consultative Stakeholders Meeting on the Implementation of Environmental Audit Programmes in Nigeria”, organized by Fed. Min. of Environment; held in 2001 at B-Bek Plaza PortHarcourt. He was once a keynote speaker at World Environment day at Abuja (Transcorp Hotels and Towers), standing for his mentor-Prof. M.O.E Iwuala. Kalu was a consultant for Abia State House Committee on Environment 2009. He was equally a member of team of accredited Consultants by Federal Ministry of Environment in the aspect of Pest Control. Kalu has been engaged by the EHORECON as a resource person in their Mandatory Continuing Education Programme- a programme that has taken Kalu to all parts of Nigeria. Kalu was a recipient of the most committed Teaching Staff Award of College of Natural Resources and Environmental Management in 2018. Kalu was a recipient of TETFund National Research Fund Award 2018. Kalu has vast administrative experience as a lecturer which include : course advisorship (FUTO and MOUAU), Examinations officer(FUTO),undergraduate seminar and projects coordinator(FUTO), Time table officer (FUTO), Research committee member (FUTO), University Laboratory Equipments Inventory Committee( MOUAU), College Servicom Window(MOUAU), College Representative at MOUAU Senate, Member Senate Business Committee(MOUAU), Postgraduate programmes coordinator ( EMT dept MOUAU) etc. Kalu has over forty publications in referred journals spread across the globe: Asia, USA, Africa, Europe etc.

Kalu started lecturing career at Imo State University, Owerri; Centre for Continuing Education(CEC) in 2002. Kalu was part of the team that started the Professional Public Health Programme of Imo State University. Kalu secured a tenure appointment with Federal University of Technology, Owerri in February 2005 as an Assistant lecturer in the department of Molecular Biology. Through hard work and high level of commitment to assignments, Kalu rose by rank to Senior lecturer in FUTO .Kalu got appointment at Michael Okpara University of Agriculture in 2015, however; after the statutory three months notice of service transfer, started work at Umudike  in February 2016. Besides the core area of specialization, Kalu has a training in accountancy, electronic data processing etc. Kalu has supervised over forty Masters degree graduates (M.Sc and MPH) plus one Ph.D graduate of Texilla American University where he served as a Subject Matter Expert(SME) in “Environmental Concepts in Public Health”.

 

Journal Articles/ Published Papers In Referred Journals

 

1.                  1. Obasi K.O.and M.O.E Iwuala(2003); Biochemical analysis of Aba River Enrichment (based on phosphate and nitrate indices) in relation to Escherichia coli counts; International Journal of Env.Health and Human Dev. Vol. 5 (no.1).

 

2..Okereke J.N, Obiekezie S.O and K.O. Obasi (2007). Microbial floral of oil-spilled sites in

Egbema,Imo State.African  Journal of Biotechnology volm 6(8)pp xxx-xxx. http://www.academicjournals.org/AJB

 

3.Okereke J.N, Obasi, K.O, Obiekezie S.O and Okechukwu .R ( 2006).Bacterial quality of rainwater in selected communities of Imo State.Nigeria. Estud. Biol.Brazil . v.28 no 63 pg 51-59.http://periodicos.pucpr.br/index.php/estudosdebiologia/article/view/22723

 

4. Obasi K.O ,A.C. Udebuani and J.N. Okereke (2006). Study on the Relationships Between the

Chemical Oxygen Demand and Total Aerobic Fungi and Bacteria in Aba River,Abia State. Journal of Research in Bioscience. volm.2(1)

 

5. Obasi, Kalu O (2006). Biology Update. Rumok printing and publishing house Aba. (Ist edition) ISBN. 978-30560-9-3.

 

6. J.N.Okereke, K. O Obasi. R.I Okechukwu and M.C. Nnoli (2006). Physicochemical and

Bacteriological Quality of Rain Water in Egbemba, Imo State Nigeria. International Journal of Natural and Applied Science. volm, 2no 4pg372-376.http://www.ajol.info/index.php/ijonas/issue/view/5168

 

7. Okereke J.N; Nnoli M.C, Obasi,K.O,and Ukegbu C.P(2007): Genetically engineered food crops: prospects and problems-a review. Int.J. Biotechnol and Applied Science 2(3):261-265.ISSN: 1597-9784.  http://www.ijobas.org

 

8. K .O .Obasi, M . O . E. Iwuala, H.C. Nwigwe, J.N. Ogbulie , A.C. Udebuani (2008): comparative study on the concentration of Trioxonitrate (v) ions in five selected rivers of Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development. Vol.6(no.2)pp 19/20.

 

9. K. O. Obasi, M.O.E. Iwuala, H.C. Nwigwe and J.N. Okereke (2008): Study on the Concentration of mercury in selected rivers of Abia State, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development. Vol.9(no.1)

 

10. K.O.Obasi, J.N.Okereke and R.I . Okechukwu (2009): A study on the relationships beween nitrate ion and chemical oxygen demand (COD) in five selected rivers of Abia State, Nigeria. Institute of Ecology and Environmental studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, lle-ife , Nigeria vol.2 (145/150)

 

11. K.O.Obasi, N.C. Chineze and M.C.Duru(2009). Studies on the bacteriocidal effects of garlic(Allium sativum Linn) on selected pathogenic bacteria.International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development Vol. 10(2)

 

12. K.O.Obasi, N.C. Chineze (2009). Studies on the antimicrobial effects of ginger(Zingiber officinale Roscoe) on selected pathogenic bacteria.International Journal of Environmental Health and Human Development Vol. 10(1)

 

  13. Okechukwu. R.I., Okereke J.N;Ezejiofor T.I.N; Obasi, K.O. and Ebere G.O (2011). Relationship between malaria vector densities in artificial container habitat, land use changes and temperature. Nigerian Journal of Parasitology, Vol. 32(2) pp283-286. ISSN 11174145.http://www.ajol.info/index.php/njpar/issue/view/10772

 

14. Okechukwu R.I., Tony Egboka N.A, Okechi R.N. and Obasi K.O (2011). Studies on the proximate and mineral composition of ‘BURUKUTU’ and ‘KUNU’ – two Nigerian fermented food drinks.Journal of Science and Technology Research , Vol.10 (3). ISSN 1596-9646

 

15. R.I.Okechukwu, K.O.Obasi, M.C.Nnoli and A.A.Ukaoma (2010). Antimicrobial properties and preliminary phytochemical analysis of Carica papaya leaf. Advances in Science and Technology,Vol. 4(1)

 

16. K.O.Obasi(2012). The Characteristics of living organisms in Foundation Biology for University Students (Edited by M.O.E Iwuala, R.I.Okechukwu and I.A.Okwujiako).Dept. of Biological Science, Fed. Univ. of Tech, Owerri. ISBN: 978-219-314-3

 

17. K.O.Obasi,N.D.Ijere and R.I.Okechukwu (2013). Species Diversity and Equitability Indices of Some Fresh Water Species in Aba River and Azumini Blue River, Abia State Nigeria.International Journal of  Science and Technology U.K Vol. 2 (3). www.journalof sciences-technology.org/archive/2013/march.vol_2_no3/march

 

18. K.O.Obasi ,R.I.Okechukwu and N.J.Nwokocha(2013).Species Diversity and Evenness of Some Organisms in Usumani and Imo Rivers, Abia State Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Technology U.K Vol. 2 (9)www.journalof sciences-technology.org/archive/2013/sept_vol_2_no_9/sep_2013

 

19. Okereke J.N, Obasi,K.O,Udensi J.U and Ahumibe N.C(2013). Studies on the Effect of Burnt Naira Ash on Soil Properties. Natural Products Research Bulletin(2013)1(2): 034:040.

 

20. Okereke J.N, Okereke C.B.N, Obasi K.O and Nnoli M.C(2013). Survey on the distribution and prevalence of water related diseases in Owerri from 2005 – 2008. Int. Journal of Biotech and Allied Science. 8(1):1024-1030 ISSN 1597-9784

 

21. Kalu. O .Obasi, E.A. Nwoke and F.N.K Obasi(2014). Handbook of Health Information System. Prestige Press and Publising Company , Aba ISBN: 978-978-53232-69

 

22.Udebuani A.C, Abara P.C, Obasi K.O and Okuh S.U(2015). Studies on the insecticidal properties of Chromolaena odorata(Asteraceae) against adult stage of Periplanata Americana Journal of Entomology and Zoology Studies 2015;3(1):xx-xx. E-ISSN:2320-7078

P-ISSN:2349-6800. www.entomoljournal.com

 

23. Kalu.O.Obasi, Kalu, Chinedu, Okereke,J.N,Udebuani, A.C, Ezeji, E.U and Anyadoh                 S.N(2015).Study on concentrations of selected heavy metals: cadmium(Cd), lead(Pb  ),aesenic(As) and mercury(Hg) in the soft tissue of periwinkle(Tympanotonus fuscatus Var. radula) harvested from Brass Island River, Bayelsa State; Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Technology U.K Vol. 4 (10). www.journalof sciences-technology.org/archive/2015/oct.vol_4_10/oct_2015

 

24. Kalu.O.Obasi, Kalu, Chinedu, Okereke,J.N,Udebuani, A.C, Ezeji, E.U and Anyadoh , S.N(2015). Concentrations of : cadmium(Cd), lead(Pb),arsenic(As) and mercury(Hg) in the soft tissue of periwinkle(Tympanotonus fuscatus Var. radula) harvested from Eagle Island River, Rivers State; Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Technology U.K Vol. 2 (9). www.journalof sciences-technology.org/archive/2015/oct_.vol_4_10/oct_2015

 

25.Kalu.O.Obasi, Enemchukwu, S, Okereke,J.N, Ezeji, E.U and Oparaigbo, M.I(2015).Analysis of  heavy metals concentration in Prawn(Macrobrachium sp) harvested from Gberikoko river, Delta State Nigeria.International Journal of Science and Technology India Vol. 3 issue 8.(Pg 285-288)ISSN 2321-919X. www.theijst.com

26.Kalu.O.Obasi, Enemchukwu, S, Udebuani, A.C , Oparaigbo, M.I and Ezea,C.O (2015).Heavy metals concentration in Prawn(Macrobrachium sp) harvested from Oron river, Akwa Ibom State Nigeria.International Journal of Science and Technology India Vol. 3 issue 8.(Pg 280-284)ISSN 2321-919X. www.theijst.com

27. Okereke, J.N,Obasi, K.O, Anyadoh-Nwadike,S.O, Ezeji, E.U and Udebuani,A.C(2015).Geohelminthes Associated with Geophagic Pupils in Selected Primary Schools in Oyi, Anambra State. Science  Journal of Public Health, USA :Vol 3 issue 5-1 Pages 45-50.sciencepublishinggroup.com

28. Okereke, J.N, Udebuani, A.C, Ezeji. E.U, Obasi, K.O and Nnoli, M.C (2015). Possible Health Implications Associated with Cosmetics: A Review. http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/journal/paperinfo.aspx?journalid=251&doi=10.11648/j.sjph.s.2015030501.21DOI: 10.11648/j.sjph.s.2015030501.21

29. Anyadoh-Nwadike, S.O, Okereke J.N, Odah,R, Obijekwu O., Okorondu S.I and Obasi, K.O.(2015). Bacteriological Quality of Water Contaminated with Faecal Waste from Livestock. Science Journal of Public Health USA 2015: 3(5-1):29-33. ISSN: 2328-7942(print) ISSN: 2328-7950(online).sciencepublishinggroup.com

30. Udebuani, A.C. Obasi,K.O, Okereke, J.N, Ezeji, E.U, (2015).Effects of Anthropogenic activities on soil carbon storage and compactness in coastal plain soil of tropical urban area.International Journal of Science and Engineering Research(IJSER).vol 6 issue 11.  ISSN 2229-5518

31. Kalu O. Obasi, Emeaghara U, Udebuani, A.C, Okereke, J.N and Oparaigbo .M.I (2016) .The antimicrobial effects  of local spices : onions(allium cepa, garlic(allium sativum), ginger(zingiber officinale), and pepper(piper guineense) on selected pathogenic bacteria and fungus. International Journal of Science and Technology India ISSN 2321-919X. www.theijst.com

32. Ethelbert. U.E, Angela C.U, Josephat O, Sylvia . A.N, Ikechukwu N.E.O and Kalu O(2015).Layer Performance and Egg Quality of Poultry Birds Exposed to Dichlorvos. Journal of Environmental Chemistry and Ecotoxicology. Vol. x(x),pp. xxx-xxx,xxxxxxxxxx 2015. DOI: 10.5897/JECE 2015.0354. Article number: xxxxxxxxxxxx.ISSN 2141-226X. http://doi.org/10.5897/JJECE2015.0354 or http://www.academicjournals.org/JECE

33. Ethelbert. U.E, Oluchi. D.O, Angela C.U, Josephat O, and Kalu O. Obasi (2015). Effect of Dichlorvos on the fertility of adult male albino rats.Nature and Science 2015; 13(12):1-5.  ISSN: 1545-0740. http://www. Sciencepub.net/nature  1. Doi: 10.7537/marsnsj131215.01

34. Okereke, J.N, Ogidi, O.I and Obasi, K.O(2016).Removal of Inorganic Anions in Brewery Effluent using Banana Peels.International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences.ISSN: 2348-8069. Vol.3, issue 6-2016 pg  192-197.SOI:http://s-o-i-org/1.15/ijarbs-2016-3-6-2

35.J.N.Okereke,O.I.Ogidi and K.O.Obasi (2016). Environmental and Health Impact of Industrial Wastewater Effluents in Nigeria- A Review. International Journal of Advanced Research in Biological Sciences.ISSN: 2348-8069. Vol.3, issue 6-2016. Pg 55-67.SOI:http://s-o-i-org/1.15/ijarbs-3-6-8

36. Okereke, J.N., Ogidi , O.I and Obasi, K.O(2016). Biosorption of Cadmium and lead in textile effluent using Musa sapientum(banana)peels. .International Journal of Science and Technology India .ISSN 2321-919X. www.theijst.com

37. Obasi, K.O, Onwubiko, P and Ogbonna P.C (2017). Effects of photographic effluent on total heterotrophic bacteria and fungi in Qua-Iboe river, Ikwuano LGA, Abia State.Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology(FADIB) Proceedings Vol. 23, 85-90(2017)

38. Uchenna, I, Obasi, K.O and Ogbonna P.C (2017). Microbial and Biochemical Qualities of Vendor Dispensed Food- African Salad( abacha) from Five Sub-Urban Areas of  Owerri, Imo State. Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology(FADIB) Proceedings Vol. 23, 47-52(2017)

39. Obasi, K.O, Monday, A.M, Ogbonna P.C (2017). Toxic effects of brewery effluent on Clarias gariepinus. Foundation for African Development through International Biotechnology(FADIB) Proceedings Vol. 23, 91-99(2017}

40. Kalu. O. Obasi, Mba T.C and P. C. Ogbonna (2018). Heavy metals concentration in periwinkle (Littorina litterorea) harvested from Oron river, Akwa Ibom State and Gberikoko river in Delta State, Nigeria.Research journal in Health Sciences.www.imsu.rjhs.com 2018

41. Kalu. O. Obasi, Jeremiah Joseph, P.C.Ogbonna and Chidozie Kanu ( 2018).Chemical composition and microbial growth inhibition of Cassava effluent on Heterotrophic fungi and bacteria.Research journal in Health Sciences.www.imsu.rjhs.com. 2018

42.Nwokocha, C.P, Obasi, K.O and Ogbonna P.C( 2018).Environmental and Health Hazards of Generator usage in Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike.Fed. Univ. Oye-Ekiti(FUOYE)International Science Conference’EARTH RESOURCES: paving the way for wealth creation through scientific research.FAS.2018-SCI-058

43. Ogbonna P.C, Ukpai N and Obasi, K.O (2018). Assessment of metal contamination in Ubeyi River and accumulation in fish and sediments.Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, University of Port .www.uniport.edu.ng Harcourt.http://www.ajol.info.info/stas/e18ce7d70f9ee99a6e01c29b758309e7baa3846d

44.Ogbonna, P.C, Nzegbule E.C , Obasi, K.O and Kanu, H (2018). Heavy metals in soil and accumulation in medicinal plants at an industrial area in Enyimba city, Abia State, Nigeria. Nigerian Journal of Environmental Sciences and Technology (NIJEST).Vol 2 No 1, March 2018 pp xx-xx.  www.nijest.com ISBN(print):2616-051X   ISBN(electronic):  2616-0501.

45. Okereke, J.N, Udebuani, A.C, Ukaoma, A.A, Obasi, K.O, Ogidi, O.I and Onyekachi, U.C (2016). Performance of Zea Mays on Soil Contaminated with Petroleum(oily) Sludge. International Journal of Innovative and Advanced Studies (IJIRAS), Vol 3 Issue 10. Sept 2016. ISSN 2394-4404

46.Ethelbert. Uchechukwu Ezeji, Oluchi Dominica Ogueri, Angela Chika Udebuani, josephat N. Okereke and Kalu O.Obasi (2015). Effects of Dichlorvus on the fertility of adult male albino rats.Nature and Science 2015, 13(12) http://www.xciencepub.net/nature

Conference proceedings

1.Obasi, Kalu O(RESOURCE PERSON). Environmental Health Entrepreneurial Skill Development Programme Mandatory Training Programme for Environmental Health officers in Nigeria, organized by Environmental Health Officers Registration Council of Nigeria( EHORECON)Li) Niger Delta Hotel PH- 13-16th Oct. 2008.(ii) Filbon Hotel Enugu, 23rd-25th Feb. 2009.(iii) A and T Guest House, Akure, 5th-7th May 2009,(iv) Pastoral Centre, Mile 50 Abakaliki,12th-15th April 2010.(v) Hotel De Charity, Ikirun Rd, Kobo Area Oshogbo , 6th-9th July 2010(vi)College of Health Sciences and Tech. Mary Slessor Avenue Calabar29th-31st March 2011. (vii) Merit Hotel, Sapele Rd, Benin City, 21st-23rd  May 2012.(viii)Ibadan Civic Hall, Ibadan 2013

2.. Kalu. O. Obasi(2014). Water Analysis. EHORECON; Mandatory Continuing Education Programme,Ibadan

3. Kalu. O. Obasi(2013) . Promoting Science and Technology for Enhanced Competitive Advantage .The IgboViller Magazine: Enyimba 2013 Retreat . Pg 60-62

4. Obasi, Kalu O (2012). Impact of Educated Person in Community Development. Tertiary Institution Series of Abiriba Studen’s Union

 

5. Obasi, Kalu O (2007).Bioethics of Biotechnology Biotechnological week, Federal University of Technology,Owerri

6. Obasi, Kalu O (2000). Water Pollution and its Control .Scientific Session of a three day Special Training Workshop on Environmental Protection and Industrial Safety.Abia State Min. of Env.Solid Min. and Cooperatives in collaboration with ANOK Biotec. Ventures and College of Medicine and Health Sciences ABSU.11/05/2000

7. Obasi, Kalu O (2003). The Importance of Sexuality Education in Adolescents.Mc. Arthur Foundation Chicago,USA: Improving Access to Education, Communication as Strategies for Reducing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality and Enhancing Young People’s Reproductive Health and Rights. 19/09/2003

CONFERENCE/SEMINAR PAPERS:

i. Obasi K.O. (2003)” Importance of Sexuality Education in Adolescents “ in Paper presentation at Aba Town Hall, Women and Adolescents Research Association Seminar (Sponsored by Mc Arthur Foundation USA), September.19th 2003.

ii. Obasi K.O. (1999)” Water pollution and it’s control”. A paper presented during “Workshop on Environmental Protection and Industrial Safety”.. May 2000 at Enitona Hotels.,Aba.

iii. Obasi K.O (2005) “Reproductive Health and Rights of the Adolescents”. (paper presented at Aba Town Hall, Women and Adolescents Research Association Seminar (Sponsored by Mc Arthur Foundation USA),on 10th March 2005)

iv Obasi, K.O (2008): “Environmental Health Entrepreneural Skill Development”.

Paper presented in the ‘Mandatory Continuing Education Programme for

Envirronmental Health Officers in Nigeria’; Organized by the Environmental

Health Registration Council of Nigeria, 13th to 16 th  of October 2008 at Niger Delta Hotel, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

 

V  Obasi, K.O (2009):” Environmental Health Entrepreneural Skill Development II”.Paper presented in the ‘Mandatory Continuing Education Programme for  Env. Health Officers in Nigeria’; Organized by the Environmental Health Registration Council of Nig., between 23rd- 25th of Feb. 2009 at Filbon Hotel Enugu. .

Vi   Obasi, K.O (2009):” Environmental Health Entrepreneural Skill Development II”.Paper presented in the ‘Mandatory Continuing Education Programme for Environmental Health Officers in Nigeria’; Organized by the Environmental Health Registration Council of Nigeria, between between 5th-7th of May 2009 at A and T Guest House, Akure .

Vii  Obasi, K.O (2010):” Environmental Health Entrepreneural Skill Development”. Paper presented in the ‘Mandatory Continuing Education Programme for Environmental Health Officers in Nigeria’; Organized by the Environmental Health Registration Council of Nigeria, between 12th to 15th of April 2010 at the Pastoral Centre, mile 50 Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

Viii. Obasi K. O. (2010):” Environmental health Entrepreneurial Skill Development”. Paper presented in the “mandatory continuing Education Programme for Environmental Health Officers in Nigeria’; organized by the Environmental Health Registration council of Nigeria, between 6th to 9th of July 2010, at Hotel De Charity Ikirun Rd, Kobo Area, Oshogbo, Osun State Nigeria.

ix . Obasi K. O. (2011): “Environmental health Entrepreneurial Skill Development”. Paper presented in the“mandatory continuing Education Programme for Environmental Health Officers in Nigeria’; organized by the Environmental Health Registration council of Nigeria, between 29th to 31st of march 2011, at the main auditorium of College of Health Science and Technology, Mary Slessor Avenue Calabar.

x. Obasi K. O. (2012): “Environmental health Entreprenural Skill Development”. Paper presented in the “mandatory continuing Education Programme for Environmental Health Officers in Nigeria’; organized by the Environmental Health Registration council of Nigeria, between 21st to 23rd May 2012 at Merit Hotel, Sapele road, Benin-city Edo State.

xi.  Obasi K. O. (2012): “Environmental Health Entrepreneurial Skill Development”. Paper presented in the “mandatory continuing Education Programme for Environmental Health Officers in Nigeria’; organized by the Environmental Health Registration council of Nigeria, Ibadan

xii. Obasi, K.O (2013).” The Impact of Educated Person in Community Development”. A paper presented at Erinma Town Hall, Abiriba; during the annual lecture series of the Abiriba Students Union( Institutions of higher learning) titled ‘The Challenges and Prospects of Education in Abiriba’ 2nd Jan. 2013.

Books and Book Chapters

1.                  Obasi, Kalu O( 2006).Biology Update. Rumok printing and publishing , Aba

2.                  Obasi, K.O (2012). Characteristics of living things, In M.O.E Iwuala and R.I Okechukwu(2012) Foundation Biology for University Students.

3.                  Kalu O. Obasi, E. A Nwoke and Nene F.K Obasi(2014). Handbook of health information system. Prestige printing and publishing company.