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Hussaini Momoh Lawal

Assistant Professor

Hussaini Momoh Lawal obtained a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Ibadan-Nigeria, with an interest in Criminology, Social Problems, and Development Studies. He also earned an M.Sc Sociology from the University of Ibadan and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Sociology from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. He is a grantee of a DFID funded project on Evidence-Based Policy on Teachers Recruitment in Kano, Kaduna, Katsina, and Jigawa State, Nigeria

Hussaini was a facilitator for the National Open University of Nigeria, Kaduna study center from 2013-2019.


Dr. Hussaini was a Research and Knowledge Management Specialist with the International Institute for Local Development and Center for Community Development and Research Network in Nigeria where he developed, supported, and facilitated knowledge and information management related to the implementation of WFP/CCDRN GFD and Livelihood projects in Adamawa, Bornu and Yobe States, including documentation of all key activities and learning points and producing knowledge products for replication of good practices and learning. He also conducted monitoring and evaluation of the overall implementation of the Knowledge Management plan and prepared periodic reports that consisted of reviews, analyses, evaluations, and recommendations to improve the overall implementation of the Knowledge Management plan


He has over 12 years of research experience in Education, social problems, and Health-related issues. He also consults for and provides technical support to governmental and non-governmental organizations such as DFID, World Bank, UNFPA, Education Sector Support Program in Nigeria (ESSPIN), Education Data and Operational Research in Nigeria (EDORN), Federal Government of Nigeria, and State Governments of Nigeria, on Agriculture, Conflicts, Community Policing, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence, the development of educational quality assurance system, Teachers Management, Recruitment and Deployment of Teachers’ Policy, Evidence-Based Teachers Recruitment policy uptake and managing relationships with community actors.


Hussaini has over 15 publications in Nigerian University-based journals and has attended and presented papers at local and international conferences. He is a member of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Practitioners Association (NASA).


Doctoral dissertation Title:

An Assessment of Communal Conflicts and Criminality in Nasarawa State, Nigeria (1996-2013)

  • Investigating the role of the MRN complex in centromere silencing and the spindle checkpoint
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Microbial biodiversity
  • Biotechnology
  • SOC 101 – Introduction to Sociology
  • GEN 102- Nigerian Peoples and Culture
  • CIV 101- African Civilization
Hussaini, M.L. (2019) Rethinking the Phenomenology of Child Soldiers in Africa’ in Osun Sociological Review, 5 (1), Published by the Department of Sociology, Osun State University, Nigeria

Lawal, M., Adeyinka, T.Y. and Hussaini, M.L. (forthcoming), Discourse on Tourism, Global Warming and Health in Nigeria, African Journal of Social Sciences, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences, University of Buea, Cameroon.

Hussaini, M. L. (2018) Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and the Decline of State Intervention in Nigeria’s Development in Zaria Journal of Social Sciences 3 (2)

Hussaini, M. L. & Ikenyei, N. S. (2018) Forest and Social Control in Sapele, Okpe Kingdom, Delta State, Nigeria’ Lapai International Journal of Management and Social Sciences (2) (1

Hussaini M. L. & Gyong, J. E. (2018) The Challenges of Identifying and Recruiting Effective Teachers in Public Primary Schools in Kaduna State, Nigeria’ in Zaria Sociological Journal, 3 (2). 201

Hussaini, L. (2018) School Feeding Programme in Nigeria: Issues and Challenges’ in Zaria Sociological Journal, 3 (2). 2018

Hussaini, M. L. and Halliru, T. (2017) The Relationship of the Informal Economy to Organized Crime and Corruption in Nigeria’ in Journal of Economic and Development Studies, Department of Economics, Federal University, Dutse, Jigawa State.

Member, Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Practitioners Association (NASA)

Member, International Research and Development Network


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Adamawa State, Nigeria
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