The Director-General Research, Documentation and ICT Directorate, Dr Muazu Shehu, is a multidisciplinary social scientist and development policy specialist.
He was the pioneer Programme Coordinator of the Gombe Goes Green environmental restoration programme. Before his appointment by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya in 2020, Dr Shehu was a Research Fellow at the Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich in Germany and Senior Lecturer in sociology at Gombe State University, Nigeria.
He received his BSc and MSc from the Ahmadu Bello University and Bayero University, Nigeria, respectively.
He obtained his PhD in sociological studies from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom. Although originally trained in sociology, his research interests are interdisciplinary and broadly include sustainability studies, religion and ecology, science and technology in society, and forced migration.
He has published his research in several academic journals, books and academic blogs. He has also given talks in leading academic conferences across the world.
Dr Shehu’s is a recipient of several prestigious research grants from the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), the Institute of International Education (IIE), and the Carnegie Corporation, among others.
He is a member of the Sustainability and Development Research Network University of Michigan, the American Academy of Religion, the British Sociological Association and International Sociological Association.