Isitor Samuel Profile



Agricultural Economics & Extension

I was born on June 29, 1955. My secondary school education was at Ika Grammar School, Agbor where I obtained the West African School Certificate in Division II. Thereafter, I worked briefly with the Department of Customs and Excise, and the Central Bank of Nigeria in clerical positions. My first degree in Agricultural Economics was obtained from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1980. I obtained and Ph.D degrees from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in 1985 and 1993, respectively. My area of specialization is Agricultural Marketing. I started my academic career as a Graduate Assistant in the Institute of Agricultural Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1982. I rose to the position of Lecturer II. I left Ahmadu Bello University in 1991 and joined the Nigerian Agricultural and Cooperative Bank Limited (now Bank of Agriculture, BOA), where I worked as a Senior Assistant Manager and Head of the Research Unit. I rose to the position of a Deputy Manager. I joined the Financial Institutions Training Centre (FITC), Lagos in 1999 as a Manager and Head of the Research and Publications Unit. I was promoted a Senior Manager in 2002. In March, 2004, I joined the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc., where I worked as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Strategy Department. I joined Landmark University, Omu-Aran in December 2013, as a Senior Lecturer where I am involved in teaching, research and supervision of projects. My areas of research interest include Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Finance and Cooperative studies.

Fabiyi E.F., S.U. Isitor and K.E. Akande (2014). “Nutritional-Related Diseases and Management: Newspaper Education and Dissemination.” Journal of Agriculture, Forestry and the Social Sciences, Vol 12, No 1, Pp64-76. ISSN 1597-0906.


2.. Babalola, D.A., S.U. Isitor and J.O. Kio (2015). Composted Poultry Waste Use Intersity among Arable Farmers in Ogun State, Nigeria: Implications for Climate Change. British Journal of Applied Science and Technology. 12(1):1-7. ISSN: 2231-0843.

3. Isitor, S.U., D.A. Babalola and K.S. Obaniyi (2014). “An Analysis of Credit Utilization and Farm Income of Arable Crop Farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria.” Global Journal of Science Frontier Research: D Agriculture and Veterenary, Vol. 14, Issue 10, Version 1. Pp 27-33.

4. Ajala, A.O., Farinde, A.J., Ogunjimi,S.I. and S.U. Isitor (2014). “Assessing the Influence of Extension Delivery on the Perceived Effectiveness of Improved Cassava Production Technologies in Osun State Nigeria.” Journal of Sustainable Technology, Vol. 5, No. 2 (November), Pp 40-46.

5.Babalola, D. A. and S. U. Isitor (2014). “Analysis of the Determinants of Food Expenditure Patterns among Urban Households in Nigeria: Evidence from Lagos State.” IOSR Journal of Agriculture and Veterinary Science (IOSR-JAVS) Vol. 7:5, (May) PP 71-75.

6. Okoh, R.N., C.O.A. Ogumba and S.U. Isitor (2009). Microfinance for Small-Scale Enterprises Development in Anambra State, Nigeria: A Gender Analysis. The Nigerian Journal of Research and Production, Vol 15 No 2, Nov. Pp1-15.


7. Aliogo, P. N. and S. U. Isitor (2009). “Taking Relationship Management and Customer service to the Next Level” Union Digest Vol. 11 Nos. 3 & 4. pp 41-56.


8. Ezirim, C. B and S. U. Isitor (2005) “Determinants of Insurance Investments in Nigeria: A Partial Adjustment Approach.” in Union Digest Vol. 9 Nos. 1 & 2 June.

9. Oyiana, K. and S. U. Isitor (2003) “FITC Bank Rating” The Journal of Banking and Finance Vol. 6 No. 2, PP. 62-79.

10. Ahmed B, C. I. Agbo and S. U. Isitor (2000) “Inventory and Documentation of Existing Irrigation Systems in Northern Nigeria” Journal of Arid Agriculture 10, PP 105-112.

11. Isitor, S. U. (1998). “Towards Achieving Efficiency in Agricultural Financing: The Role of the Banking Sector” The Journal of Banking and Finance Vol. 2. No.2. PP. 55-72.

12. Ega, L.A. and S.U. Isitor (1991). Lesson from Livestock Development Programmes of the World Bank-Assisted Agricultural Development Project in Ayangba, Nigeria. International Journal of Environmental Studies, Vol. 38, PP. 263-271.

13. Olukosi, J.O., J.F. Alamu and S.U. Isitor (2014). Introduction to Agricultural Finance: Principles and Applications. Great Glory Publishers, Zaria. ISBN 978-2741-67-1

14. Olukosi, J.O. and S.U. Isitor (1990). “Economics of Wheat Production in Nigeria” in Wheat in Nigeria: Production, Processing and Utilization. Rayar, A.J., B.K. Kaigama, J.O. Olukosi and Anaso (Eds). LCRI, IAR and UNMAID

15. Olukosi, J.O. and S.U. Isitor (1990). Introduction to Agricultural Marketing and Prices: Principles and Application. Living Books Series, G.U. Publication, Abuja. (This book is used as a basic text in the teaching of Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis in many universities and polytechnics in Nigeria)


1. Isitor, S.U., A.O. Otunaiya and J.O. Iyanda (2016). Efficiency of Vegetable Marketing in Peri-Urban Areas of Ogun State, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science: Vol. 8. No. 3. Pp 142-150. ISSN 1916-9752.

2. Isitor, S.U., A.O. Otunaiya, A.G. Adeyonu and F.B. Fabiyi (2016). Determinants of Loan Repayment among Small Holder Cooperative Farmers in Remo Division, Ogun Syate, Nigeria. Journal of Agricultural Science: Vol. 8. No.1. Pp92-99. ISSN 1916-9752.

3. Otunaiya, A.O. and S.U. Isitor (2015). “Determinants of Profit in Poultry Enterprise Combinations in Oyo State, Nigeria.” Crawford Journal of Business and Social Sciences, Vol. 5, No 1, (March). Pp 24-39.

4. Babalola D.A., O. Bajimi, and S.U. Isitor (2015). “Economic Potentials of Fish Marketing and Women Empowerment in Nigeria: Evidence from Ogun State.” African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development Vol. 15 No. 2 March.Pp 9922-9933.

i. AEC 322: Statistics and Data Processing (2013/2014 Session)

ii. AEC 412 Data Collection and Report Writing (2013/2014-2014/2015 Sessons)

iii. AEC 421 Principles of Agricultural Marketing (2013/2014 Sessions)

iv. AEC 514: Principles of Agricultural Cooperative (2014/2015-2015/2016 Sessions)

v. AEC 516: Agricultural Economics Analysis (2014/2015-2015/2016 Session)

vi. AEC 521: Agricultural Marketing (2014/2015-2015/2016 Sessions)

vii. AEC 524: Agricultural Investment and Finance (2014/2015-2015/2016 Sessions).

viii. FPT 421: Research Method and Report Writing (2015/2016 Sessions).

ix. FPT 423: Basic Techniques of Field Economics Survey (2014/2015-2015/2016 Sessions).



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