Ini Aniefiok Akpabio

Professor of Environmental Extension, An Academic, Agricultural Development Expert, Gender and Generation specialist, and Environmental Consultant

Name: Ini Aniefiok Akpabio

Profile: Professor of Environmental Extension


Phone: +234-8032543497

Membership of Professional Bodies

Nigeria Environmental Society (NES)
Nigeria Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST)
Nigerian Rural Sociological Association (NRSA)
Agricultural Extension Society of Nigerian (AESON)
Farm Management Association of Nigeria (FAMAN)

Thesis Dissertations

The Role of Young Farmers’ Clubs in the Socio-Economic Development of Nsukka L.G.A. of Anambra State, Nigeria (B. Agric. Thesis) 1986.

Motivation Needs Affecting Adult Volunteer Leaders of the Akwa Ibom State Young Farmers’ Club Programme in Ikot Abasi L.G.A. of Akwa Ibom State (M. Sc. Thesis) 1990.

Determinants of Levels of Social Participation in Farmers Local Organisations in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria (Ph. D. Dissertation) 2000 AD.


Prof. Ini Akpabio is the immediate past Dean (2012-2016) of the Faculty of Agriculture of the University of Uyo. He has also served on the Governing Council of the University of Uyo (2015-2017). He hails from Mkpat Enin LGA of Akwa Ibom State, and is an academic, rural sociologist, agricultural development expert, youth mobilization specialist and environmental consultant. His strengths subsist in his enthusiastic, pragmatic, focused, visionary and results-oriented approaches to the solution of human, agricultural and rural development challenges.

As an academic, he became a Professor in 2008 and has been involved in teaching, research and extension activities. In the process, he has served as Head of Department, and has chaired or served as member of several statutory University bodies and Investigation Panels. He has also supervised 121 undergraduate and 30 postgraduate students and has to his credit, 165 publications [65 technical papers, 65 journal articles, 16 invited papers, 9 (nine) conference proceedings, ten (10) books/ book chapters]. He has also served as both External Assessor and External Examiner to many Universities in Nigeria and abroad.

As an International socio-economic Consultant, he has led/participated in 65 environmental pre-and post Impact Assessment activities for multinational companies and International Development Organizations, resulting in sustainable community development activities. As an agro-development specialist/ rural development expert, within a year into his tenure as Dean, he resuscitated and revamped the two (2) Faculty Teaching and Research farms, which had been moribund for five years. He also attracted a World Bank grant of N71 million to the University of Uyo, which has been used for the multiplication of fish fingerlings, cassava seeds and day-old chicks. This has culminated in the location of agricultural projects in fourteen (14) communities and six (6) secondary schools in the State.

He has also attracted a bio-gas digester (to produce clean energy (electricity) with the aid of raw materials) into a rural community in the State. Of recent, he has facilitated the registration of the University of Uyo as a Service Provider Operator in the Farm Mechanization Equipment Hire Scheme of the Federal Ministry of Agriculture. Prof Ini Akpabio presented his Inaugural Lecture on the topic “Youth Employment and Agricultural Development: The Inextricable Siamese Twins” in 2012. He is married to Inem (an epitome of a virtuous woman) and they have three (3) children. He is imbued with the fear of the Lord and he believes that ‘with God, all things are possible’.

Academic Background

Below are the different Institutions attended by Prof. Ini Akpabio

Ph.D. (Agric Extension/Rural Development)

University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 1995-2000

M.Sc. (Agric Extension)

University of Ibadan, Nigeria. 1988-1990

B. Agric (Agric Extension)

University of Nigeria, Nsukka. 1981-1986

West African School Certificate

Federal Government College, Odogbolu, Ogun State. 1975-1979

First School Leaving Certificate

Methodist Primary School Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State. 1969-1974


Impact Assessment Consultations


Undergraduate/Postgraduate Supervisions




Courses Taught


Work Experiences


University of Uyo, Nigeria. 1994-Present

Agricultural Development Officer

National Directorate of Employment, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. 1989-1994

Master Grade II

Post Primary School Board, Uyo. 1987-1989


Abraka Grammar Sch., Abraka, Delta State. 1986-1987

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

AEC 311 Introduction to Agric-Extension and Rural Sociology: 1994 – 2010

AEC 322 Extension Teaching-Learning Processes and Methods: 1994 – 2010

AEC 420 Extension Practices: 1994 – 2010

AGE 412 Agric Programmes Development: 1994 – 1996

AGR 510 Research Methods and Statistics: 1998 – 1999

AEC 515 Diffusion of Innovations: 1994 – 2019

AEC 519 Rural Community Development: 1994 – 2019

AEC 525 Programmes Development Monitoring and Evaluation: 1994 – 2019

AEC 526 Extension Administration and Supervision: 2008 - 2018

AEC 527 Technological Change in Agriculture: 2000 – 2015

Post-Graduate Courses

AEX 712 Measurement and Scaling Techniques in Extension: 2004-2008

AEX 713 Advanced Rural Sociology: 2004-2012

AEX 715 Philosophy and Psychology of Extension Work: 2004-2012

AEX 716 Advanced Programme Planning and Evaluation in Extension: 2006-2012

AEX 717 Communication and Teaching Methods in Extension: 2008-2009

AEX 718 Comparative Trends in Extension Development: 2008-2019

AEX 722 Gender, Youth and Rural Livelihoods: 2008-2019

AEX 812 Gender Issues in Extension, Agrarian and Environmental Change: 2010-2018

AEX 821 Rural Social Dynamics and Change: 2010-2018

AEX 824 Leadership and Rural Youth Programmes: 2011-2018





West Africa Agricultural Productivity Programme (WAAPP) University of Uyo Linkage Programme (2013-19).


Governing Council, University of Uyo, representing Senate of the University of Uyo (2015-2017)


Faculty of Agriculture, University of Uyo (2012-2016)


Appointments and Promotions Appeal Committee (2012-2016)


University of Uyo, Senate Appeals Committee (2011-2019)


At the PG Board, Faculty of Agriculture, University of Uyo (2010-2012)

Vice Dean

Faculty of Agriculture, University of Uyo (2010-2012)


Department of Agric-Economics and Extension (2010-2012)


Senate of the University of Uyo (2008 - till date)


Departmental Direct Teaching and Laboratory Cost Utilization Committee (2004 –2009)


Of Faculty of Agriculture at Faculty of Science (2004/2005)


Of Faculty of Agriculture at Faculty of Arts (2003/2004)

Staff Adviser

National Association of Agricultural Students (NAAS), University of Uyo (2000 – 2002)


To Faculty of Agriculture, Faculty of Engineering (2001-2003)


Departmental Seminar(2000 – 2008)


Assistant Faculty Seminar(1999)


Of various Examination Malpractice Committees

Agricultural Development Officer

National Directorate of Employment, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. 1989-1994


Committee to study Feasibility of Mounting a Diploma Programme in the Faculty of Agriculture (1996)



National Universities Commission Accreditation (NUC) Panels to Bayero University, Kano; Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike and Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO) - 2014-2019

Socio-Economic Consultant

On Retainership - Mobil Producing Nig. Unlimited (2003-Present)

External Examiner

For Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students(UNICAL, FUAM, UNIBEN, MOUAU, RSUST, UNIPORT, UNIBADAN) 2012-2019

External Assessor

Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) - 2019

External Assessor

Federal University of Technology, Minna (2018)

External Assessor

Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso. (2015)

External Assessor

University of Benin (2014)

External Assessor

University of Calabar (2013)

External Assessor

Michal Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (2013-2018)

External Assessor

University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana. (2008)


Mkpat Enin Youth Day Celebration (2008) held on Monday, 22nd Dec. 2008

Resource Person

Train the Trainer Workshop. Organized by the AKS Ministry of Environment and Mineral Resources for Professional Officers/ EIA Desk Members. 19th - 21st Dec. 2007.


Akwa Ibom State Fadama Technical Committee 2007-2012.


Agricultural Sector Programme of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)/Akwa-Ibom State Government (AKSG) Sponsored – Preparation of Environmental Profile of Akwa-Ibom State. 2006-2007.

LGA Collation/ Returning Officer

For State Assembly Elections in Nsit Ubium LGA, on 3rd May, 2003.

LGA Collation/ Returning Officer

For Presidential and Governorship Elections in Ibesikpo Asutan LGA, on 19th April, 2003.

LGA Collation/ Returning Officer

For National Assembly Elections, in Ika LGA, on 12th April, 2003.


Akwa Ibom State Youth Assembly - Organised Workshop on Youth Development. Held at State Library, Uyo. 21st Sept. 1994.


Organizing Committee, National Youth Day Celebration, Akwa Ibom State (1994)