The fundamental objective and philosophy of the undergraduate programme is to equip student with knowledge of economics and sociology necessary for proper management of farming, agribusiness and community development activities in our economy. On graduation, it is expected that the students of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development will have acquired skills to:

  • Formulate social and economic policies aimed at agricultural/community development.


  • Undertake needs assessment of rural communities with a view to evolving appropriate agricultural and community development programmes.


  • Assist government and non-governmental organizations in planning and implementing of agricultural and community development projects and programmes.


  • Appraise investment opportunities and projects in farming and agribusiness as well as provide investment advisory services to clients


  • Set up and profitably manage farming and agribusiness enterprises for income and employment generation in the economy.


  • Undertake formal and informal training of farmers and agribusiness entrepreneurs in modern technique of profitable farming and agribusiness enterprise management.
  • The Department of Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development offers the following programmes;
  • B.Sc. in Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Economics
  • Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Master of Science (MSc.) in Agricultural Economics
  • Master of Science (MSc.) in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)in Agricultural Economics
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Food security.
  • Food policy.
  • Rural sociology.

HOD Agricultural Economics, Extension and Rural Development – Prof. Ineye D. Ekpebu

Academic Staff

S/N Names Rank
1 . Ineye D. Ekpebu Professor view profile
2 . Edmond A. Allison-Oguru Professor view profile
3 . Prince E. Kainga Associate Professor view profile
4 . Custodian D. Nnadi Lecturer I view profile
5 . Ebiware E. Sikpi Lecturer II view profile
6 . Abraham G. Ominikari Lecturer II view profile
7 . Dobie A. Wasini Assistant Lecturer view profile
8 . Jimmy P. Samuel Assistant Lecturer view profile
9 . Morgan C. Nimiye Assistant Lecturer view profile
10 . Inemo J. Okringbo Assistant Lecturer view profile
11 . Mike E. Bai Assistant Lecturer view profile
12 . Oyeindoubra Bethel Assistant Lecturer view profile
13 . Benson B. Agadaga Assistant Lecturer view profile

Lecturer Statistics

Professor 2
Associate Professor 1
Senior Lecturer Nil
Lecturer I 1
Lecturer II 2
Assistant Lecturer 7
Graduate Assistant Nil
Year 1 Male Students  –  161 Female Students  – 256
Year 2 Male Students  –  101 Female Students  – 135
Year 3 Male Students  –  85 Female Students  –  120
Year 4 Male Students  –  76 Female Students  – 145
Year 5 Male Students  –  36 Female Students  – 52


NDU Agricultural Economics Programme

Duration: 5 years

Class Attendance: 70%

Semesters: 10

Male Lecturers: 10

Female Lecturers: 3

Male Students: 459

Female Students: 708