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Ugochukwu David Abasilim

Political and Governance Policy Research Department (PGPRD)

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Dr Ugochukwu David Abasilim is a Public Administrationist who specialises in Public Personnel Administration, Organisational Leadership, Public Service Ethics and Governance. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Public Administration from Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, in 2008. In 2014, he graduated from the University of Uyo in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, with a Master of Science degree in Public Administration. In 2019, he graduated with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Public Administration from Covenant University in Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. He has worked as a Graduate Assistant in the Department of Political Science and Public Administration, University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. He received a lecturing appointment in the Department of Political Science and International Relations, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria, where he taught and supervised undergraduate and master students. Furthermore, he received the Covenant University School of Postgraduate Studies Award of Best PhD Student in the College of Leadership Development Studies, 2019-2020 Academic Session. He is a recipient of the award of a Fellow, Ife Institute of Advanced Studies. He is presently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Political and Governance Department (PGPD). He has a list of publications to his name. Some of these include:

Recent Publications

  • Abasilim, U. D., Durojaiye, J. O. & Gberevbie, D. E. (2022). Challenges of Those in Leadership in the Digitalisation of Nigeria’s Government Organisations. JPPUMA: Jurnal Ilmu Pemerintahan Dan Sosial Politik UMA (University of Medan, Indonesia), 10(2), 281–289.
  • Abasilim, U. D., Adebajo, O. O. & Gberevbie, D. E. (2022). Causes and Remedial Measures of Presenteeism in the Post COVID-19 Era Workplace: Insight from Job Demands-Resources Theory. Masyarakat, Kebudayaan dan Politik (Universitas Airlangga, Indonesia), 35(2), 242-251. [Web of Science]
  • Abasilim, U. D., Moses, E. O., Gberevbie, D. E., & Fatogun, I. A. (2021). COVID-19 Pandemic and Its Cost Implications for Nigeria. FUWukari Journal of Politics and Development, (Federal University, Wukari, Taraba State) 5(1), 318-332. [Google Scholar]
  • Abasilim, U. D., Gberevbie, D. E., & Osibanjo, O. A. (2019). Leadership Styles and Employees’ Commitment: An Empirical Evidence from Nigeria. SAGE Open, 9(3), 1-15. [Scopus-indexed]
  • Abasilim, U. D., Eyo, P. O., Akande, B. A., & Popoola, R. O. (2018). Periscoping The Implementation Challenges of National Policy on Education in Nigeria. Akwa Ibom State University Journal of Social and Management Sciences, 1(8), 129-143. [Google Scholar]
  • Abasilim, U. D., Salau, O. P. & Falola, H. O. (2016). Towards An Understanding of Presenteeism and Its Effect in the Workplace. LASU Journal of Public Administration and Management (Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos State, Nigeria), 1(1), 74-85. [Google Scholar]
  • Abasilim, U. D., Obayan, A. I., Odukoya, A. J., Agbude, G., Wogu, P. A. I. & Excellence-Oluye, N. (2016). Transformational Leadership Style and Organisational Commitment among Academic Staff in Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria. UNIUYO Journal of Public Governance and Administration (University of Uyo, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria), 1(1), 40-49. [Google Scholar]
  • Abasilim, U. D. & Edet, L. I. (2015). E-Governance and Its Implementation Challenges in the Nigerian Public Service. Acta Universitatis Danubius–Administratio (Danubius University of Galati, Romania), 7(1), 30-42. [Google Scholar]
  • Abasilim, U. D. (2014). A Note on Understanding Performance Evaluation in Organisations. UNIUYO Journal of Politics and Administration (University of Uyo, Uyo), 1 (1): 11-22. [Google Scholar]
  • Abasilim, U. D. & Ubani, G. E. (2014). An Empirical Synthesis of employees’ Perceived relationship between motivation and job performance in Nigeria. Covenant University Journal of Politics and International Affairs (Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State), 2 (1):38-52. [Google Scholar]


Contact: ugochukwu.abasilim@gmail.com


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

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