Charity Ashe’osla Agada


Charity Ashe’osla Agada
Designation: Lecturer II
Email: Agadacharity@uam.edu.ng
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Gender: Female

Biography

Name: ...................................................................Charity Ashe’osla Agada
Date of Birth: ...................................................11/2/1970
Place of Birth: .................................................Kaduna, Kaduna State
Nationality:.........................................................Nigerian
Permanent Home Address: .................P229, First Avenue, Federal Housing Estate, North Bank, Makurdi, Benue State.
Correspondence Address: ...................P.O. Box 1922, Makurdi, Benue State.
Marital Status:..................................................Married
Date of First Appointment: ...................2nd April 1998
Date Appointment confirmed.............2nd April 2000
Present Rank and Salary: .......................Senior Lecturer CONUASS 5 step 7
Date of Transfer to UAM..........................3rd October, 2012
Rank of First Appointment......................Lecturer II
Date of Assumption of Duty in UAM.5th March 2005
Date of Last Promotion..............................1st October, 2015
Phone Numbers .............................................08036506966, 08023496342

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED WITH DATES
i. S.U.M. Primary School, Kagbu, N/Eggon L.G.A. Narasawa State.............1976-1981
ii. Government Girl’s Secondary School, Shendam, Plateau State.............1981-1986
iii. Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria..............................1986 to 1992
iv. University of Ibadan, Ibadan.....................................2001 to 2002
v. University of Ibadan, Ibadan .....................................2008 to 2015

3. QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES
i. West African Secondary Certificate (WAEC)...............................1986
ii. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM)..............................................1993
iii. Masters of Veterinary Public Health (MVPH) ............................2002
iv. PhD in Veterinary Public Health..........................................................2015

Memberships

(A) MEMBERSHIP OF LEARNED SOCIETIES
i. Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association 1993 to date
ii. American Society of Microbiologist 2009 to date
iii. International Society of Infectious Diseases 2011 to date
iv. National Association of Women Academics 2018 to date
(B) CONFERENCES ATTENDED:
3. 47th Annual National congress of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (Benue, 2010) held in Makurdi, Benue State in 2010.
4. 42nd Annual National congress of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (Vom, 2005) held in National Veterinary Research Institute (NVRI) Vom in 2005.
5. 41st Annual National congress of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (Ibadan, 2004) held in Ibadan, Oyo State.
6. 6th/53rd Annual Congress of African Veterinary Association and Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (Coal City, 2016) Held at De-Dome Event Center, Opp. Nnaji Park, Nnaji Street, New Haven Enugu, Enugu State 31st October to 4th November, 2016.
7. 54th Annual Congress of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (Kano, 2017) Held at the Coronation Hall, Government House, 6h-10th November, 2017.
8. 55th Annual Congress of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (Sokoto, 2017) Held at the Auditorium, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto on 22nd -27th October, 2018.

Publications

PUBLICATIONS
A. Journal articles
1. Agada, C. A.; Mohammed J.; Okoh, A. E. J. and Ogugua, J. A. (2018). Prevalence and risk factors associated with brucellosis among high-risk individuals in Lafia, Nasarawa state, Nigeria. International Journal of One Health 2018; 4:45-51.
2. Agada, C. A.; Ogugua, A. J and Anzaku, E.J. 2018 Occurrence of brucellosis in small ruminants slaughtered in Lafia central abattoir, Nasarawa state, Nigeria. Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences, Volume 16 (Number 1). March, 2018
3. Agada, C. A. and Imenger, O. (2017): A survey of veterinary students for knowledge, attitudes, and practices about tuberculosis. Poster presented at the 54th Annual Congress of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (Kano, 2017) Held at the Coronation Hall, Government House 6th -10th November, 2017, Book of Abstract pp 145. Book of Proceeding in press.
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4. Okoh, A.E.J.; Agada, C. A. and Amali, E.O. 2017. Efforts towards Rabies Awareness in Makurdi, Benue State Nigeria: A public Lecture on Annual World Rabies Day, September 28, 2016. Vom Journal of Veterinary Science Vol 12, 2017,: 122-129
5. Agada, C. A.; Goden, C. P. and Ogugua, J. O. 2017. Prevalence of Bovine Brucellosis and Analysis of Risk Factors in Resident Cattle Herds of Kanke Local Government Area, Plateau State, Nigeria Nigerian Veterinary Journal 38(2). 2017
6. Akinseye, V.O., Adesokan, H.K., Ogugua, A.J., Adedoyin, F.J., Otu, P.I., Kwaghe, A.V, Kolawole N.O., Okoro O.J., Agada C.A., Tade A.O., Faleke O.O., Okeke A.L., Akanbi I.M., Ibitoye M.M., Dipeolu M.O., Dale E.J., Lorraine P., Taylor A.V., Awosanya E.A., Cadmus E.O., Stack J.A., Cadmus S.I. 2015. Sero-epidemiological survey and risk factors associated with bovine brucellosis among slaughtered cattle in Nigeria. 2015. Onderstepoort Journal of Veterinary Research 83(1), Art. #1002. http://dxdoi.org/10.4102/ojvr.v83i1.1002
7. Adesokan, H.K., Adetunji, V.O., Agada, C.A. and Isola, T.O 2014. Antibiotic Use and Resistance Development: Exploring Livestock Owners' Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices in south-western Nigeria. 2014 Nigerian Veterinary Journal Vol 35 (4) 1084-1092.
8. Agada, C.A.; Adesokan, H.K.; Igwe, D and Cadmus, S.I.B. 2014. Mycobacterium africanum and nontuberculous mycobacteria from fresh milk of pastoral cattle and soft cheese in Oyo State- implications for public health. African Journal of Medical Science (2014) 43, Suppl.
9. Adetunji, V.O; Adesokan, H.K., Agada, C.A. and Isola,T. O. 2014, Bacterial Load and Antimicrobial Profile of Escherichia coli and Listeria spp. Isolates from Muscle Tissues of Slaughtered Cattle at a Major Abattoir in Ibadan, South-Western Nigeria Journal of Basic & Applied Sciences, 2014, 10, 299-305 299.
10. Adesokan, H.K., Agada, C.A., Adetunji, V.O. & Akanbi, I.M., 2013, ‘Oxytetracycline and penicillin-G residues in cattle slaughtered in south-western Nigeria: Implications for livestock disease management and public health’, Journal of the South African Veterinary Association 84(1), Art. #945, 5 pages. http://dx.doi.org/ 10.4102/jsava.v84i1.945.
11. Cadmus, S.I.B; Ajunwa, O.M; Adeleke, A.J.; Agada, C.A. and Awoyele, A.A. (2013): Mini-Review: Theoretical and Onsite Evaluation of Hazard Potentials in the Local Production of Wara; an Indigenous West African Soft Cheese. British Microbiology Research Journal3(3): 218-234, 2013
12. Ibrahim, S.; Agada, C.A.; Umoh, J.U.; Ajogi I.; Farouk, U.M. and Cadmus, S.I.B (2010). Prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in Jigawa State, northwestern Nigeria.
Trop Anim Health Prod (2010) 42: 1333-1335.
13. Cadmus, S.I.B.; Agada, C.A.; Onoja, I.I and Ibrahim S. (2010). Risks Factors Associated with Bovine Tuberculosis in Some Selected Herds in Nigeria. Trop Anim Health and Prod 2010 42: 547-549.
14. Agada, C.A; Akombo, P.M. and Alabi, P.I (2010): Common Diseases of Cattle in Nasarawa State. The proceeding of the 47th Annual Congress of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, Benue, 2010. Pg 151-153.
15. Yohanna, C.A., Adenkola, A. Y. and Kigbu, R. (2008). Diseases of Sheep and Goats in Nassarawa State, Nigeria. Tropical Veterinarian Vol. 26 (3&4), 31-35.
16. Yohanna, C.A., Ijagbonne, I.F. and Cadmus, S.I.B. (2008). Prevalence of Bovine Tuberculosis Using Single Comparative Intradermal Tuberculin Test (SCITT) in Fulani Herds in Nassarawa State, North Central, Nigeria. Sokoto Journal of Veterinary Sciences. 2008 Vol. 7, 2, 49-50.
17. Saganuwan, S. A; Ahur, V. M and Yohanna, C. A. (2008) Acute Toxicity Studies of Potassium Permanganate in Swiss Albino Mice. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences. Vol. 23 No 1& 2 31-35.
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18. Ofukwu, RA; Yohanna, CA and Awuobu, CA. (2007) Brucella Infection among Hospital Patients in Makurdi, North-Central Nigeria. Journal of Medical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Vol. 3 No 2, 2007.
B. Referred Proceedings.
1. Agada, C.A; Akombo, P.M. and Alabi, P.I (2010): Common Diseases of Cattle in Nasarawa State. The proceeding of the 47th Annual Congress of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, Benue, 2010. Pg 151-153.
2. Agada, C. A. and Imenger, O. (2017): A survey of veterinary students for knowledge, attitudes, and practices about tuberculosis. Poster presented at the 54th Annual Congress of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (Kano, 2017) Held at the Coronation Hall, Government House 6th -10th November, 2017, Book of Abstract pp 145. Proceeding in press.
C. Thesis
i. Epidemiology and Public Health Implications of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex and Non-tuberculous mycobacteria in Cattle and Humans in Oyo State, Nigeria. PhD, University of Ibadan, Ibadan.
D. Conference papers
1. Agada C.A.; Odoba J.O and Ameh V.O. (2018): Isolation of coliforms and Escherichia coli from yoghurt sold in Makurdi metropolis: public health implication. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Congress of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (Sokoto, 2017) held at the Auditorium, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto on 22nd -27th October, 2018.
2. Agada, C.A., Ijabone, I.F. and Cadumus, S.I.B (2018): Isolation of mycobacterial species from nasal secretions and faeces of slaughtered cattle with positive tuberculous lesions at bodija municipal abattoir. Paper presented at the 55th Annual Congress of Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association (Sokoto, 2017) held at the Auditorium, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto on 22nd -27th October, 2018.

Specializations

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Research Archive

CURRENT RESEARCH AND EXTENSION
(A) Current Research
Individual funded
a. Research into the Risk factors associated with the transmission of Mycobacterium bovis to Humans.
b. Research into the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in occupationally exposed individuals.
c. Use of molecular techniques to characterise as well as determine the drug resistance patterns of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex isolates obtained from animal and human samples in the northcentral Nigeria.
Externally Funded
a. Centre of Excellence in Veterinary Epidemiology, MacArthur Foundation Project:
Evaluation of problems and possible solutions linked to the surveillance and control of bovine tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa, with special emphasis on Nigeria.
b. Tertiary Education Trust Fund (Abuja, Nigeria): Institution-based Research Intervention Allocation (UAM/TETFund IBR/2016).
Topic: The molecular epidemiology of zoonotic tuberculosis in sheep and goats in Benue State
(B) Extension
 Education of the general public and livestock workers on the risks of acquiring zoonotic diseases from animals.
 Participated in the Rabies Awareness Campaign of the Nigerian Veterinary Medical Association, Benue State Branch, during the 2016 World Rabies Day, September 28th, 2016.
 Participated in creating awareness about antimicrobial resistance in a phone in radio programme on Harvest FM between 10-11 am on the occasion of the World Veterinary Day on Saturday 29th April, 2017.
12 CONTRIBUTIONS TO KNOWLEDGE
o Determined the degree of knowledge, attitude and practice of veterinary students to Tuberculosis.
o Determined the seroprevalence of brucellosis in small ruminants slaughtered in Lafia, Nasarawa State and in resident cattle in Kanke LGA of Plateau State.
o Reported the isolation of Mycobacterium africanum and non-tuberculous mycobacteria form fresh milk of pastoral cattle and soft cheese in Oyo State- implications for public health.
o Reported the Bacterial Load and Antimicrobial Profile of Escherichia coli and Listeria spp. Isolates from Muscle Tissues of Slaughtered Cattle
o Mini-Review: Theoretical and Onsite Evaluation of Hazard Potentials in the Local Production of Wara; an Indigenous West African Soft Cheese.
o Reported drug and heavy metals residues in meat sold for human consumption.
o Reported diseases of sheep and goats as well as common diseases of cattle in Nasarawa State.
o Reported on the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in selected herds in Nigeria.
o Determined the prevalence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle in Jigawa State.
o Determined the Prevalence of bovine Tuberculosis in Nasarawa State
o Established the Prevalence of Brucella infection among Hospital Patients in Makurdi.

Responsibilities

SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY/COMMUNITY
A. SERVICE TO THE UNIVERSITY
o College Timetable and Registration Officer. March, 2006 to January, 2008
o College Representative to College of Agronomy Board. February, 2006 to January 2008.
o Member Committee to Review the University of Agriculture, Makurdi Calendar. October 2006.
o Member of committee on the Review of Regulations Governing the Award of DVM Degree in UAM. August, 2007.
o Public Health Clinic Coordinator July, 2012 to July, 2015.
o Departmental Examination/Registration Officer July, 2013 to July, 2015.
o Class Adviser to 200 level students from April 2014 to date.
o Member Induction Committee of DVM graduates into the Veterinary Profession 2017
o Departmental Postgraduate Coordinator 2015 to date.
B. SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY
i. Member of the Executive of National Association of Women Academics (NAWACS) UAM Chapter as Research Officer.
ii. Supervising of M.Sc and Ph.D students (see No. 8 above).