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8 Olasode Street,

Ilesa Road, Ile Ife,

Osun State, Nigeria.
The President
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
ASUU National Secretariat
FCT, Abuja,
The Chairman
Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU)
OAU Branch
Obafemi Awolowo University,
Ile Ife, Osun State,

Dear Sir,
I write to relay my disappointment in the quality of academic staff of the Obafemi
Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria which is exemplified by the unethical scientific
research, professional and academic attitudes of some academic staff members of the
A typical example is the case of Mr. Nathaniel O. Adeoye, presently the Head of
Department, Department of Geography, Faculty of Social Sciences, Obafemi
Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Adeoye in the most important scientific publication of
his academic career for the university titled Geospatial Analysis of Wetland
Cultivated Areas in Ile Ife, Osun State, Nigeria utilizes duplicated datasets, filled
with plagiarism while libelling original intellectual owner of the data/research work
(he was only the academic supervisor during the research work what he was paid to
The principal dataset used for the published paper locational and attribute data of
wetland areas in Ile Ife and processed road map of Ile Ife showing location of the
wetlands used for cultivation in the city was extracted (unedited) from my

undergraduate BSc thesis. The location of all the wetlands were collected in late 2009
within a week covering all areas in Ile Ife and some part of Modakeke where wetlands
exists or are used for cultivation a total of 62 wetlands were recorded while 37 were
analysed as those actually used for cultivation in the city. And finally, he unethically
libelled the original intellectual property owner as being a field help used for data
collection publicly published in an internationally indexed open access journal
(Journal of Earth Science and Engineering 2 (2012) 97-104) since February 20, 2012.
The original research work was published as Geospatial Analysis of Wetland Areas
in Ile-Ife, Nigeria: Imperative for Sustainable Urbanization in the Nigeria
Geographical Journal, Volume 8(1) June 2012 by the Association of Nigerian
Geographers with ISSN 1358-4319. The corresponding co-author Dr. Fanan Ujoh
(PhD) may be contacted if the need be via The co-author did
the editing and complete revision and also paid for the publication.
To serve as an example for others and to further strengthened the present initiatives
and efforts of the Union to improve the quality, productivity and research output of
Nigerian Universities, I call for the suspension of unethical non-entities like Nathaniel
Adeoye from the union with applicable sanctions while being compelled to retract the
said publication, contact other researchers who have cited the publication (about two
public citations) and adequate compensation for publicly libelling the data (research)
owner spanning over a period of 54 months (4 years 6 months).
The university community Vice Chancellor and concerned academic/principal
officers of the institution have also been notified of this atrocity.
Evidences for originally conducting the research data collection, management and
analysis methods used for the research projects execution, unprocessed/raw field
data, and research output is available on request.
Thank you for your time and understanding.

Yours Faithfully,

Sunday Adewumi ADEFIOYE
Founder/CEO Pratibha Systems
Founder/CEO Sadaxx Systems Intl
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