Staff Profile

Dr. OKAFOR ODERA

Lecturer Ii
  • Faculty :
    Faculty of Environmental Sciences
  • Department :
    Geography
  • Official Email :
  • Alternate Email :
    okaforodera2010@gmail.com
  • Google Scholar ID :
    https://scholar.google.com/citations?view_op=new_articles&hl=en&imq=Dr.+Okafor,+Odera+Chukwu
  • Research Gate ID :
    https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Oc-Okafor?ev=hdr_xprf&_tp=eyJjb250ZXh0Ijp7ImZpcnN0UGFnZSI6I
  • ORCID :
    https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8089-7070


Biography

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)

S/N Publication(s)
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 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).
3 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: https://doi.org/10.9790/2402-1601023743
4 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: https://doi.org/10.3923/jas.2022.76.83
5 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.
6 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.
7 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: https://doi.org/10.17311/tas.2023.44.53
8 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: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-023-11311-9
9 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: https://doi.org/10.32861/jac.94.421.426
10 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: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-023-11755-w
11 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://doi.org/10.1186/s12302-023-00793-6
12 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: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12665-023-11380-6
13 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). Web link: http://www.ijbems.org/
14 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: https://doi.org/10.3923/asb.2024.01.09
15 Okafor, O.C., Onwumere, M.O., Iroegbu, C.S. et al. Physicochemical properties and heavy metal concentration of soils along Enyigba mining site in Ikwo, Ebonyi State Nigeria. Environ Monit Assess 196, 414 (2024). (Clarivate Analytics) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-024-12565-7
16 Okafor, O. C. (2024). Environmental Impact of Solid Waste Generation on Air Quality in Ebonyi State, Nigeria. Asian Science Bulletin Journal. 2(4): 351 – 360. (Google Scholar) DOI: https://doi.org/10.3923/asb.2024.351.360
17 Okafor, O.C., Obaze, W.O. Environmental impact of waste disposal sites on physicochemical properties of soil in Enugu State, Nigeria. Arab J Geosci 17, 190 (2024). (Scimago) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s12517-024-11994-5
18 C. N. Ukwu, J. E. Ekpe, A. N. Nwachukwu, E. P. Obot, O. C. Okafor, T. O. Daniel, J. C. Umunna, P. B. Otah, B. J. Robert, C. A. Elekwa., and B. J. Ifeanyichukwu. (2024). Synthesis and characterization of Optical and Structural properties of inorganic and green leaf doped SnO thin films deposited using Spray Pyrolysis. Global Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences, 30: 233 – 248. (Google Scholar, AJOL). DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/gjpas.v30i2.12
19 Ekwe, O. O., Okafor, C. O., Effiong, O. O. and Ozung, P. O. (2024). Effects of Gamba grass (Andropogon gayanus) and Centro (Centrosema pubescens) Leaf meal diets on the growth and Haematological profile of weaner rabbits. Nigerian J. Anim, Sci., 26(1): 232-247. (AJOL).