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Obafemi Olugboyega  OMOLOLU

Professor, Social Demography

B.Sc., (Calabar), M.Sc., Ph.D. Demography, (Ibadan)



Professor Omololu was educated at the University of Calabar where he obtained a B.Sc degree in Sociology and Anthropology; the university of Ibadan for his M.Sc degree in Political Sociology  and PhD (Social Demography and Policy). His  Post-Doctoral program in population dynamics was  at Johns Hopkins University. He also attended Trinity College, Dublin in 2010. He was a National Merit Award Winner for Academic Excellence between 1981-1984 and a Population Council research fellow from 1991 to 1992. He was a visiting scholar to Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1994. He was External Examiner to many local and international institutions.


He was a Council for Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA) Laureate in 1988; the Rockefeller Foundation Research Fellow on the Education and Reproductive Health of School Girls in Lagos state between 1993 and 1996. In collaboration with others, he had attracted grants from the Ford Foundation, the Friedrich Eibert Foundation,and the Irish Aids Foundation. Between 1991 and 2005, he was an Executive Committee member of the Social Science and Reproductive Health Research Network (SSRHN), Nigeria's pioneering multidisciplinary research and intervention organization that attempted to unite the Social and Medical Sciences in the delivery of reproductive health services. SSRHN activities transformed reproductive health services and research in Nigeria.


He was the Consultant Sociologist to UNICEF on Evaluation of the Bamako Initiative Program in Nigeria. A national evaluation program that provided a template for redesigning primary healthcare delivery in Nigeria. He served as the Consultant Sociologist to the UNESCO / NGOSED on the Education of the Girl-Child in Northern Nigeria; a program designed to increase access of females to primary and secondary school education. In 1994, he was the Lead Consultant to the Center for Development and Population Activities, (CEDPA), USA, for Reproductive Health Empowerment of Women in Southwest Nigeria. He has served as a technical committee member to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Nigeria. The committee designed programs and activities leading to reduction in drugs use and criminal acts among Nigerian youths.


In 2008, Professor Omololu served as the UNFPA Consultant to a multinational group of experts for improving the health and social welfare program for the Republic of Namibia. He was a Board Member of the International Doctoral School In Global Health (INDIGO), Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland between 2007 and 2013. The INDIGO program, in collaboration with ivy league western institutions, provided fully funded Doctoral level trainings for gifted scholars from Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Ethiopia and South Africa.


 Between 2001 and 2004, Professor Omololu was the Southwest Zonal Manager for the Federal Government of Nigeria's Education Trust Fund (later designated as TETFUND) established to improve the quality of education through increased infrastructure provision and capacity development. In 2005, he designed and promoted the establishment of the Professional Masters Degree on Projects Development and Implementation (MPDI) at the University of Ibadan. A course designed to produce a critical mass of highly trained project managers in Nigeria. He was the Program Director from 2005 to 2013.


 He was a Research Associate of the Nigerian Institute of Social and  Economic Research (NISER) where among other activities, he collaborated on a Melinda and Billy Gates Foundation family planning development project. He is currently a member of the Public Policy Group of the Ibadan School of Government and Public Policy (IGSPP). Professor Omololu is the Coordinator of the Ibadan Social and Evaluation Research Team (ISERT) of the University of Ibadan, a multi-disciplinary team engaged in providing high level research and evaluation services and project implementation on national development. Recently, with funding from the Ford Foundation, ISERT has produced and distributed one hundred and thirty-five thousand (135,000) copies of IEC materials to teachers and administrators in secondary schools in Nigeria.


He is currently the Editor of the Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences. A distinguished Professor of Sociology, Femi Omololu has successfully supervised 22 PhD scholars, has extensive experience in education, public service, civil society, local and international development activities, program and project design, policy and advocacy and has consulted for leading global development partners.




Population Studies, Reproductive Health, Systems and Program Evaluation



Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

[email protected][email protected]



1981: Federal Government of Nigeria National Merit Award for Academic Excellence                          1989: Council for Development of Economic and Social Research in Africa (CODESRIA)              

1991: Population Council  (N.Y.) Research Fellow

1993-1994: Rockefellwe Foundation, New York                         

1994: Visiting Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health

1996:  Friedish Ebert Foundation grants

1996-1997: Nigeria Institute for Social and Economic Research grant




Udegbe, B. I. and Omololu, O.O.(1994) Adolescence and Sexual Violence    in Nigeria Urban Environment in I.A. Albert et al (eds.)  Urban Management and Urban Violence in Africa Vol. 1 Ibadan: IFRA            


Omololu, O.O and Udegbe, I.B.(1994)’ Reproductive Health and Fertility behaviour of nursing mothers in Ibadan; An exploratory investigation.’Women’s Behavioural Issues.  Vol. 1, No 1 PP 17-25


Omololu, O. (1995)  “Timing of First Birth and Implications for Poverty Among Nigerian Adolescent”.  Women Behavioural Issues Vol. 2 No 1 13.              

Omololu, O. (1997) Graduate Self-Employment: Implications for the development of Entrepreneurship in Nigeria. Ibadan Socio-Economic Group


J. Olawoye, F,O, Omololu, et al.; (2004) ‘Social Construction of Manhood in Nigeria: Implications for Male Responsibility in Reproductive Health’ African Population Studies. Vol. 19 No. 2, Pp 1- 20


Adeyefa I, Aderinto A.A.  Olawoye, J.E, Udegbe, I. B, Omololu O.O.  (2004) “Male responsibility in Reproductive Health in Nigeria: An Eclectic Methodological Approach” African Journal for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Volume 7 No. 2 Pp 168-195


Aderinto, A; Femi  Omololu; et al (2006) ‘Cultural Conception and Changes in    Husband-hood: Evidence from Three Socio-Cultural groups in Nigeria’ Journal of Environment and Culture Vol. 3 No 1.


Omololu, F.O., Adedimeji, A, and Odutolu, O (2007). ‘Urban Slum Residence, HIV Risk-perception and Constraints to Protective Behaviour among Young People in Ibadan, Nigeria’ Journal of Health, Population and Nutrition. 25 (2)


Adedimeji Adebola A; Heard Nathan J; Odutolu Oluwole; Omololu O (2008) “Social Factors, social support and condom use behaviour among young urban slum inhabitants in southwest Nigeria”  East African journal of Public Health 2008; 5 (3):215-22.


Omololu O. and Oyefara, L. (2008) “ Impact of Adolescent Fertility on Level of Child Fostering in south-western Nigeria’’ The Social Sciences 3 (8) Pp 558-563


Omololu F,O, and Oloya, O,B (2008) “Rural-Urban Migration and women Farmers Fertility Levels in Ewu Community of Delta State, Nigeria” Journal of Social and Policy Issues, Volume 5, number 2




Adewumi Funmi and Omololu Femi (Eds. 1995) Death by Instalment: Occupational Health and Hazards in Nigeria Lagos: Friedrich Ebert Foundation. 


Omololu, F(1995) ‘Socio-cultural Factors influencing Occupational Health and Hazards’ in Adewumi, F. & Omololu F. (eds.) Death by Instalment: Occupational Health Hazards in Nigeria, Lagos Friedrich Ebert Foundation.


Omololu, F. O.(1997) ‘Women’s Movements in the Context of Economic Adjustment: A Critique’  in Garba, P.K; Akanji, B and Isiugo-Abanihe, I(eds.)Women and Economic Reforms in Nigeria Ibadan: Women’s Research and Documentation Centre (WORDOC)


Omololu, O (1997) ‘Size, Composition and Population Projection’ in Dare, O et al (eds.) Status of Adolescents and Young Adults in Nigeria Lagos; Chestrad / CCS                

Omololu, O.(1997) ‘Family Formation’ in Dare, O et al (eds.) Status of Adolescents and Young Adults in Nigeria, Lagos; Chestrad/CSS


Omololu, O(1997) ‘Employment and Unemployment Among Nigerian Adolescents and Young Adults in Nigeria’ in Dare, O. et al (eds.) Status of Adolescents and Young Adults in Nigeria. Lagos: Chestrad /CSS


Omololu, O. Dare, O (1997)” Prospects and Future of the Nigerian Youth’ in Dare, O et al (eds.) Status of Adolescent and Young Adults in Nigeria. Lagos: Chestrad/CSS


Dare, O; Sorungbe, A and Omololu, O(1997) Research and Policy Priorities in Dare, O et al (eds.) Status of Adolescents and Young  Adults in Nigeria. Lagos: Chestrad/CSS PP 505-511.


Omololu.O. “Sociological Theory” (2009) in Ogunbameru, O (ed) Sociology: a Contemporary Science of Human Interaction in Society Ibadan: Penthouse Publishers Ltd.




Omololu, F. O. (1994) Baseline survey for the Family planning project of the Family Health Services (FHS/CEDPA) sub-project) Centre for Development of Population and Development Activities   (CEDPA), Washington, DC, USA


Omololu, F. O.(1994) Baseline survey report for the Family Planning project in the South-Western Zone of Nigeria Family Health Services (FHS/CEDPA) Centre for Development of population and Development Activities(CEDPA) Washington, DC USA.


Omololu, F. O.(1995) High School Education and Sexual Behaviour Among Adolescents Lagos State: Report of findings.  The Rockefeller Foundation.  New York, USA.


Omololu O.(1996) Sexuality and Sexual Behaviour Among Adolescents in Lagos State Report Submitted to the Rockefeller Foundation. New York, USA


Omololu, F and Okunola, R (1996) “Socio-economic Health Profile and Hierarchy of Needs in Oyo, Ogbomoso and Saki Cities”.  Report submitted to the World Bank/ Oyo State Development Programme


Omololu, F.(1997) “Adolescent  Sexuality in Nigeria: A case study of Ibadan North Local Government Area”  The Ford Foundation on behalf of the Social Science and Reproductive Health Research Network, 45 pages


Adeyefa, I and Omololu, F. O (1997) Adolescent Female Self Perception, Nutrition and Reproductive Health The Ford Foundation.


Adeniyi, J.D, Ekpeyong D; Omololu, F. Et al (1997) “An Evaluation of the Bamako Initiative Programme in Nigeria”.  National Primary Health Care Development Agency / UNICEF.

Omololu, O (1999) Adolescent Reproductive health Behaviour in Ondo and Ekiti States. The Population Research Fund: The Nigerian Institute for Social and economic Research, (NISER) Ibadan.


Omololu, F. O (1999) Adolescent Reproductive health Behaviour in Kogi State. The Population Research Fund: The Nigerian Institute for Social and economic Research, (NISER) Ibadan


Omololu O. (2004) Education and the Problems of Being Educated in Nigeria Department of Sociology, Lagos State University, Distinguish Lecture Series No.2.


Omololu, O. (forthcoming 2010) Sociological Explanation: Myths, fallacies and Realities Department of Sociology, University of Ibadan,  Lecture Series