Prof. Daniel Chikere Njoku

Fat Prof.

Professor Daniel Chikere Njoku

Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology,
School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology,
Federal University of Technology, P.M.B. 1526 Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria.



Professor Daniel Chikere Njoku was born on 4th March 1958 at Mpam Ekwerazu in Ahiazu-Mbaise LGA. He had his Primary Education at St. Silas School Mpam (1961-1967), and Secondary Education at Boys Secondary School Ekwerazu (1973-1977). He gained admission into the Imo State College of Agriculture, Umuagwo (1979-1983) and obtained the Higher National Diploma (HND) in Fisheries Science. He then proceeded to Rivers State University of Science and Technology (UST) Port Harcourt and graduated in M. Phil (Fish Biology and Aquatic Environment Management) in 1989. In the year 2000, he obtained his PhD (Fisheries Sciences) from the University of Port Harcourt. Professor Daniel C. Njoku is a sound academic and erudite scholar with over 25 years of teaching experience at the tertiary level. He was a lecturer II at the Michael Okpara College of Agriculture Umuagwo (1989-1992) where he rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer in 1995. In 1996 he joined the services of Imo State University Owerri as a Lecturer I and rose to the rank of a Professor of Fisheries and Aquaculture in 1995 and served as a Head of Department for six consecutive years. On March 31, 2009, he joined the Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO). Professor Daniel C. Njoku is an unassuming scientist, researcher and consultant in fish biology and aquatic environment issues. He is the Fisheries Resource person, Imo State ADP for the Research and Extension Farmers Input Linkage System (REFILS) – a world bank project. He is also an Aquatic Environment Consultant to Imo State Environmental Protection Agency (ISEPA) now the Ministry of Petroleum and Environment, a UNIDO, United Nations Project and Regional Centre of Excellence. Professor Njoku has to his credit, more than 35 peer-reviewed articles published in International and World Class Local Scientific journals, as well as 5 well researched and referred mainline textbooks. He is a member, Fisheries Society of Nigeria (FISON), Science Association of Nigeria (SAN), Agricultural Society of Nigeria (ASN), Network of Tropical Fisheries Scientists (NTFS) Philippines, Nigeria Association for Aquatic Science (NAAS), Zoological Society of Nigeria (ZSN) and Network of Tropical Aquaculture Scientists (NTAS) Philippines. Prof. Njoku is happily married with children and takes delight in reading and Lawn Tennis.



  • Head, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Technology
  • Departmental Postgraduate Seminar coordinator
  • Member Departmental Graduate Studies Committee
  • Member School Graduate Studies Committee
  • Member, School Central Appraisal Committee
  • Member University Senate


  • Development in Nigeria Merit Award, 2005 by People, State and Resource (PSR) Magazine, Lagos.
  • Professional Excellence International Award, 2008 by the Institute of Global Resource Management of Nigeria, Abuja.
  • Educational Leadership Award, 2008 by the Institute of Industrial Administration of Nigeria.
  • Meritorious Diamond Award for National Development, 2008 by Corporate and Media African Communication Ltd.
  • Fellow, Strategic Institute for Natural Resources and Human Development (FRHD), Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Fellow, Fisheries Society of Nigeria (Ffs.).



  1. Njoku, D.C (1991) Comparative efficiency and techno-economics of Multifilament and Monofilament gillnets on the Oguta Lake, Nigeria. Fisheries Research 2:13-30.
  2. Njoku, D.C. and Ezibekwe, I.O (1996), Age composition and the growth of the large-scaled mullet, Liza grandisquamis (Pisces: Mugilidae) Val. 1936 on the New Calabar estuary off the Nigerian Coast J. Fish Research (1-2) 67-73.
  3. Njoku, D.C. (1997) Effects of different manure levels on fish growth, mortality and yield in the horizontally-integrated fish-poultry farming system in Nigeria. Aquaculture Research 26:651-660
  4. Njoku, D.C. (1997) Resistance of selected culturable fishes to ecological conditions of differently loaded ponds under the fish-cum poultry farming system. Acta Hydrobiol, 39 (3/4): 93-102.
  5. Njoku, D.C & Ejiogu C.O. (1999) On-farm trails of an integrated fish-cum-poultry farming system using indigenous chickens. Aquaculture Research 30 (6): 399- 408.
  6. Njoku, D.C., I.R. Keke and M.E. Allison (2009) Food and Feeding Habits of Distichodus engycephalus (Boulenger, 1907) of Oguta Lake: Search for a sustainable aquaculture in the New Millennium. The Zoologist, 7:122-129.
  7. Ezefulukwe, C.F, D.C, Njoku, C.N. Anyanwu H.C Madu, C.B Ekeledo, and G.S Adaka (2015) comparative studies on the Nutrient composition of wild and pond-reared catfish, Clarias gariepinus Bunchell, 1822)  Inter .J. Vet. Sci, 4 (3): 127-130
  8. Ajima, M.N.O; Nnadi, P.C; Ogo, O.A; Adaka, G.S; Osuigwe, D.I; and Njoku, D.C (2015). Bioaccumulation of heavy metals in Mbaa River and the impact on an aquatic ecosystem. Environ Monit Assess: 187: 168
  9. Ezeafulukwe, C.F; Njoku, D.C; Opara, A.C; Amadi-Eke, A.S; Ekeledo, S.B; Adaka, G.S; and Agorua, U.N, (2015) Length-weight relationship and condition factor in Cichlid fishes of two aquatic environments in Imo State, Nigeria. International Journal of Agriculture and Biosciences. 4(4): 181-184.
  10. Ezeafulukwe, C.F; Njoku, D.C; Anyanwu, C.N; Amadi-Eke A.S; Nwaka, D.E; Opara, A.C; Ekeledo, C.B; Adaka, G.S; Madu, H.S and Agorua, U.N (2015). Patterns of growth and degrees of correlation between lengths and weights of Cichlid fishes in two aquatic environments in Imo State, Nigeria. Int. Journal of Agriculture and Biosciences 4 (5): 185 – 182
  11. Ezeafulukwe, C. F. and Njoku, D.C (2017) comparative studies on haematology of Clarias gariepinus from two different aquatic environments. Direct research Journal  of Biology & Biotechnology 3 (2): 36-39
  12.  Njoku, D.C.; M.O. Onuh and N.C. Ohazurike (1998) Research methods and Field Experimentation in Agriculture and Biological Sciences. Alphabet Nigeria Publishers, Owerri, Nigeria. 111pp.
  13.  D.C. Njoku (2003) Basic Fisheries Technology: Fisheries Course in Agriculture for undergraduates. Conta com Communications Ltd, Owerri, Nigeria. 150pp.
  14. Njoku, D.C. (2005) Fisheries and Wildlife of Nigeria Martins Continental Publishers, Owerri, Nigeria. 144pp.
  15. Njoku, D.C. & J.P. Udoh (2014) Fish Biology and Taxonomy. Brighton Graphic Publishers, Owerri, Nigeria. 250pp
  16. Njoku, D.C. (2018) Basic Principles of Oceanography. Lambert Academic Publishing group. SIA Omniscriptum Publishing group. Brivbas Gatve 197, LV 103 9 Riga Lativa, Norderstedt, Germany. 450pp.

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