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Prof. Rufus Sha’Ator is a professor of Chemistry at the University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State. A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (FICCON) and Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN), Member of Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), Associate Member, African Network for the Chemical Analysis of Pesticides and other Pollutants (ANCAP), Nairobi, Kenya, one-time Member, American Chemical Society (ACS), Member, Institute of Public Analysts of Nigeria (IPAN) his research traverses environmental/analytical chemistry, waste management and general environmental management and sustainability. An alumnus of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Prof. Sha’Ato has also worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Chemistry at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada under the auspices of a CIDA-sponsored project that established the Center for Agrochemical Technology (CAT) in University of Agriculture, Makurdi, Benue State; he collaborates at the Centre as Lead Researcher in the search for phyto-pesticides and other environmentally friendly agrochemical technologies. To date, in his career, he has successfully supervised 11 Ph.D and more than 23 M.Sc students, publishing over seventy (70) peer-reviewed papers in responsible national and international Journals. Prof. Sha’Ato has also served as consultant on DFID and World Bank Projects in the areas of waste and general environmental management, as well as water use.  In the midst of this busy schedule, Prof. Sha’Ato found  time to serve the Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN) in the following capacities: Chairman, Benue State Chapter of the Society (2002-2007); National Assistant Secretary (North-East) (Sept. 2007-September 2011); Acting National Secretary, (2010 –2011); National Secretary, (2011- 2014). He was elected Deputy Vice-President (North Central Zone) for a three-year term in September, 2017.  A widely traveled man (Africa, Europe and America), his mantra is God-Man-Environment and believes in People, Performance, Reputation and Healthy Environment as the essence of human existence.  Prof Sha’Ato is married, reads widely and likes traveling, folk music, poetry, nature watch and photography.

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