J. Shola Omotola

Areas of Expertise: Democratisation, Oil and Environmental Politics, Security and Post-Conflict

J. Shola Omotola is a professor of political science at the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), where he is the director of Research and Development and head of the Department of Political Science. 

His primary research interests are in Comparative and African democratisation studies. His other research interests include oil and environmental politics in the Niger Delta, security and post-conflict peacebuilding, and development studies. He previously worked as a consultant in the Office of the Director-General and Head, Socio-Political Unit of the Department of Research and Training, National Institute for Legislative Studies (NILS), National Assembly, Abuja, Nigeria. He is a visiting professor at the University of Bayreuth’s International Graduate School of African Studies. 

He obtained his PhD in Comparative African Governance and Politics and MSc from the University of Ibadan and a BA in political science from the University of Ilorin.

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