DIRECTOR'S PROFILE

OMIPIDAN, BASHIRU ADENIYI was born to the family of Late Alh. Abdulazeez Akanbi and Alhaja Nihmatalah Abike Omipidan of Ile Olorisas’ compound Ila-Orangun, Osun State in 1971.

Omipidan had his primary education in Otukpo Benue state and proceeded to Esie/Iludun Angican Grammar School, Esie for his secondary education and emerged as the overall best Art student in 1990. He thereafter went to the Kwara State Polytechnic Ilorin between 1992 and 1994 emerging as the first to bag a DISTINCTION from the Legal Studies Department. He became the Principal of Sight and Sound Commercial Institute; Otukpo Benue State, the position held from 1994-1995 when he got admission to pursue his degree programme. In 1995, Omipidan was admitted into the faculty of Law University of Ilorin and graduated in 1999 with Second Class [UPPER DIVISION] winning nine [9] of the available fourteen [14] faculty prizes. Omipidan joined the University of Ilorin as an assistant lecturer in 2002 as the first law alumni to be so appointed. In 2010, Omipidan emerged as the overall best PhD student in law from the prestigious International Islamic University, Malaysia [IIUM] having completed his PhD programme in two years.

In 2012, Omipidan became the Sub-Dean of the faculty of law, a position he held until 2014 when he was moved to the PG unit as the faculty postgraduate representative. In 2012, Omipidan also became a Senior Lecturer and in 2015 he became an Associate Professor. On the 1st of October 2018, Omipidan became a Professor of Euthanasia Law and Medical Ethics. Omipidan served as the the Chairman of the University of Ilorin Time-Table and Room Usages Committee from 2017-2020. Omipidan is also the first law alumni to be appointed a professor of law. He is also the founder/ Initiator of Euthanasia Prevention Initiative [EPI]; Chairman Ansar-Ud-Deen Youth Association of Nigeria Northern States Council from 2013-2019; presently the Branch Secretary of Ansar-Ud-Deen Society of Nigeria; Ilorin Branch. Omipidan is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association [NBA] & Muslim Lawyers Association of Nigeria [MULAN] has publication in both National and International reputable journals.

Omipidan, as a researcher at the International Islamic University Malaysia [IIUM] taught on-line courses from 2008-2010. He has equally attended trainings and workshops on open and distance learning. He was appointed the Director of Centre for Open and Distance Learning of the University of Ilorin by the Vice-Chancellor on the 5th of November, 2020.

Omipidan Bashiru Adeniyi is happily married with children.