Staff Profile


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    Faculty of Environmental Sciences
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    Okafor, Odera Chukwumaijem
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    O. C. Okafor
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Dr. Odera Chukwumaijem Okafor is a lecturer at the Department of Geography, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He obtained his Ph.D in Environmental Management from the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, in 2021, research areas include Environmental Monitoring and Assessment; Pollution (Air, Soil and Water); Waste Management; Water Treatment; Soil and Water Remediation; Environmental Impact Assessment; Climate Change. He has published articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Odera Chukwumaijem Okafor is specialized in Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. He has 8 years of working experience in academic institutions.

Selected Publications (Articles and Journals)

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1 Njoku, C., Alu, M. O., Okafor, O. C., Nwite, J. N and Uchewa, E. N. (2017). Water Properties as influenced by Abattoir Wastes in Abakaliki and Ezzamgbo Southeastern Nigeria. Indian Journal of Ecology. 44 (3): 500 – 503. (Scopus/Scimago and Country Ranking)
2 Njoku, C., Alu, M. O., Okafor, O. C And Nwite, J. N. (2018). Effect Of Abattoir Wastes On Selected Soil Properties In Abakaliki And Ezzamgbo Southeastern Nigeria. Nigerian Agricultural Journal. 49(1): 198 – 205. (agricultural Society Of Nigeria – Asn) Doi: Https://www.ajolinfo/index.php/nai.
3 Alu, M. O., Njoku, C., Okafor, O. C and Nwite, J. N. (2018). Effect of Abattoir Wastes on Selected Soil Properties in Ebonyi State Southeastern Nigeria. Indian Journal of Ecology. 45(4): 850 – 853. (Scopus/Scimago and Country Ranking)
4 Okafor, O. C., Ibekwe, I., Ukwaja, U. M., Akwuebu, A. N., Okoli, I. S. M., Obiodu, E and Nwojiji, M. (2022). Analysis of Sachet Water qualities produced in Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area, Anambra State, Nigeria. IOSR Journal of Environmental Science, Toxicology and Food Technology. 16(1): 37 – 43. (Google Scholar) (AQCJ) DOI:
5 Njoku, C., Ibekwe, I., and Okafor, O. C. (2022). Selected Water Properties as affected by Flooding in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Southeast Nigeria. Journal of Applied Sciences. 22 (2): 76 – 83. (Google Scholar) DOI:
6 Okafor, O. C., and Akwuebu, A. N. (2022). Effects of Automobile Wastes on Soil quality in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Environs Echo Journal. 1 (1): 59 – 77. (A publication of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, AE-FUNAI, Abakaliki). ISSN 2971-5083.
7 Okafor, O. C., and Aniekezie, F. C. (2022). Perception of the Environmental Effects of the methods of Industrial Waste Disposal in Urban area of Nnewi, Anambra State, Nigeria. Environs Echo Journal. 1 (1): 78 – 89. (A publication of the Faculty of Environmental Sciences, AE-FUNAI, Abakaliki). ISSN 2971-5083.
8 Okafor, O. C., and Mgbenwelu, P. O. (2023). Urban Agriculture Impacts on the Environment of Awka, Anambra State, Southeastern Nigeria. Trends in Agricultural Sciences Journal. 2 (1): 44 – 53. (Google Scholar) DOI:
9 Okafor, O. C., Obaze, W. O., Njoku, C., and Udenze, S. C. (2023). Effect of waste disposal sites on physicochemical properties of water in selected states of Southeast Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 195:701. (Clarivate Analytics) DOI:
10 Okafor, O. C., Okeke, I. C., Ibekwe, I., and Udenze, S. C. (2023). Effects of Pesticides on Selected Vegetable Crops Grown in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State Nigeria. Journal of Agriculture and Crops. 9: 421 - 426. (Scopus) DOI:
11 Okafor, O. C., Njoku, C., Ekwe, A. C., and Onuoha, P. I. (2023). Environmental impact of quarrying on soil quality in Ebonyi State, South‑eastern Nigeria. Arabian Journal of Geosciences. 16:632. (Scimago) DOI:
12 Okafor, O. C., Njoku, C., And Akwuebu, A. N. (2023). Environmental Impact Of Quarrying On Air Quality In Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Environmental Sciences Europe Journal. 35:98. (Clarivate Analytics/Scimago/SNIP) Doi: Https://
13 Okafor, O. C., Nwojiji, M., Njoku, C., and Onuoha, P. I. (2024). Assessment of pollution potentials of slaughterhouse wastes on physicochemical properties of soil in Ebonyi State Nigeria. Journal of Environmental Earth Sciences. 83:47. (Clarivate Analytics) DOI:
14 Okafor, O. C. (2024). Environmental Impact of Air Pollution from Quarry Activities on Agriculture and Biodiversity of Plant. International Journal of Business Education and Management Studies. 86-91. (Google Scholar)
15 Okafor, O. C., and Ikeokwu, U. I. (2024). Influence of Socio-Economic Factors on Contraceptive Use among Rural Women in Gwagwalada Area Council FCT, Abuja, Nigeria. Asian Science Bulletin Journal. 2(1): 01 – 09. (Google Scholar) DOI: