Patrick Amidu Audu
Born on 28th July 1962 at Imane in Olamaboro Local Government Area of Kogi State, Nigeria, Professor Patrick Amidu Audu had his primary school education at St. Joseph’s Primary School, Kaduna (1970 – 1976) and attended Rimi College (formerly St. John’s College), Kaduna in the period from 1976 – 1981. He had his University education at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he earned B.Sc. Zoology (1986), M.Sc and Ph.D in Veterinary Parasitology in 1991 and 1999 respectively. After serving in the National Youth Service scheme, he started his working career as a lecturer in 1989 at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. Professor Audu was promoted Professor of Parasitology on October 2008 in the same University.
He had acted several times as Head of Departments, Dean of Faculty at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, and Federal University Lokoja and has been a member of the University Senate. He has participated in NUC Resources Verification/accreditation exercises in Several Universities in Nigeria.
Professor Audu is a member of several professional associations/societies some of them are Nigerian Society for Parasitology and Public Health, Agricultural Society of Nigeria, Zoological Society of Nigeria, Entomological Society of Nigeria.
Professor Audu has the following distinctions and awards for outstanding performance: Research Award for postdoctoral exposure/academic development in the USA, Ahmadu Bello University/Mcarthur Foundation Grant; Award for integrity, excellence and achievement in recognition of humanitarian services to Imane people, Imane Development Union (IDU), Kaduna branch; Award of honour in recognition of contributions towards service to God and humanity, United Evangelical Church (Youth); Merit Award in recognition of immense contribution to the growth of All Saints Igala Catholic Community of Nigeria (2017); Certificate of Honour as Ukomu Igala Ambassador presented by Ukomu Igala Organisation to illustrious Sons and Daughters of Igala Kingdom. Fellow of the Zoological Society of Nigeria (2018), Award for Meritorious Service to Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (2020).
Professor Audu was a Researcher on EEC-sponsored project on prevalence of Animal trypanosomiasis in Nigeria (1988 – 1990). He has held several administrative appointments/served as member and Chairman of Boards and Committees, and has been an Acting Vice- Chancellor, Federal University Lokoja with effect from Monday, 27th April, 2015 to Friday, 22nd of May, 2015.
Professor has travelled widely in and outside Nigeria. He is committed to intellectual and moral excellence and prudence in management of resources. He is a team oriented and a self-motivated with proven leadership skills. Professor Patrick Amidu Audu is happily married to his friend, Mrs. Vivien Eleojo Audu, and blessed with lovely children. He enjoys reading, writing, analytical discussions, soccer, badminton and table tennis.
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