Massoud Omar

Massoud OmarMassoud Omar was born in Kumasi, Ghana on 25th December 1952. He attended Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he read political science, graduating with second class honours, (Upper Division). Thereafter, he proceeded to the Institute d’études Politiques, Bordeaux, from where he obtained his Mphil in 1987 and Phd in 1990. At various times, he was Head of Department, Local Government and Development Studies (1996-2001),  Assistant Dean, Faculty of Administration (1992-1993), Deputy Dean Faculty of Administration (2006-2008). From 1992-2001, Massoud Omar served as the Editor, Nigerian Journal of Public Affairs and in 2002, he was appointed as a member of the Strategic Planning Committee,  Ahmadu Bello University . In 2003, Massoud Omar  was appointed as a member, panel of Experts, World Bank/State Governments joint Project on Capacity Building in Local Governance  in Nigeria.

Some of his publications include:
Developing A Training Methodology for Mainstreaming Ethics and Professionalism in the African Public Service  African Administrative Studies, No.64, (2005)

Governance and Primary Health Care In Nigeria in Martyn Sama and Vinh-Kim (eds)  Governing Health Systems in Africa (2008)

Urban Governance and Service Delivery in NIgeria  Development In Practice Vol.19 No.1 Taylor and Francis  (2009) 

The Status of Local Government Functionnaries in France and Nigeria: A Comparative Analysis.  In Nigeria and France: Issues in Comparative Studies  Haruna Jacob and Omar Massoud (eds)  CREDU Documents in Social Sciences and Humanities  (1992)

Massoud Omar recently coordinated for OSIWA and the Centre for Democracy and Development, a six state empirical study of the State Independent Electoral Commissions in Nigeria from which he edited a book titled The State Independent Electoral Commissions and the Conduct of Local Government Elections in Nigeria: A Study of Bauchi, Edo, Imo, Kaduna, Lagos and Plateau  States  (2012)

His Current Research is on “The Youth, the Informal Economy and Identity Transformation in Nigerian Cities”. 

He speaks both English and French fluently.

Fellowship year: 
Dr. M. (Massoud) Omar
Former visiting fellow
Room number: 3.A03