Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi

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Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi
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Political Scientist/Lawyer
BornAugust 3, 1971
Ile-Oluji, Ondo State, Nigeria
🏳️ NationalityNigerian
🎓 Alma materOndo State University, University of Ibadan,University of Abuja
💼 Occupation
👩 Spouse(s)Professor (Mrs.) Adebukola Osunyikanmi
👶 ChildrenThree, Ages 17,16,13

Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi,(August 3, 1971 - ). A native of Ile-Oluji in Ondo State, Osunyikanmi is the current DG of Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He succeeds Ambassador Mamman Daura.

Biography and Education[edit]

Pius Osunyikanmi was born to the family of Pa Christopher Kehinde Osunyikanmi and Madam Esther Osunyikanmi on the 3rd of August, 1971, in Ile-Oluji, Ondo State. He completed his Primary School education at CAC primary school at Ile-Oluji in 1983. He Proceeded to Orere Grammer School, Ile -Oluji for his Secondary School education where he graduated in 1989.

He went on to Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti ( Formerly Ondo State University) for his first degree in Political Science, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science in 1997. He has a Masters degree in Political Science from the University of Ibadan in 2001. In 2008, he bagged a PhD in Political Science from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko,Ondo State. Pius Osunyikanmi also got a Bachelor of Law degree from the University of Abuja in 2018.


Pius Osunyikanmi served Ondo State in various capacities as Special Assistant to the Honorable Commissioner of Health, Secretary to the State Government and the Honorable Minister Federal Ministry of Housing and Urban Development , Olusegun Mimiko between 1999 - 2006 . He was appointed the Special Adviser to the Governor of Ondo State on Intergovermental Affairs and Multilateral Relations between 2009 - 2010 and Honorable Commissioner for Education, Ondo State between 2010 - 2011.

He was appointed Special Adviser to Former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan on International relations between 2011 - 2013.

He was a part -time lecturer in the department of Political Science and Public Administration, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State on part -time basis between 2011 -2013.

He was appointed the Director General and Chief Executive Officer of The Directorate of Technical Aid Corps, Ministry of Foreign affairs in 2013 by Former President Goodluck Jonathan and his tenure was renewed in 2018 by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Other Activities[edit]

  • Presidential delegate, Extraordinary Summit of ECOWAS Heads of State and Government, Ouagadougou, 2012.
  • Delegate, Commonwealth Head of Government Meeting (CHOGM), Perth, Australia, 2011.
  • Delegate, Gulf of Guinea Commission Heads of State Meeting, Yaoundé 2013.
  • Delegate 18th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government, 2012, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Delegate, United Nations General Assembly, New York, October, 2012
  • Delegate, RIO+20, Brazil,2012.
  • Delegate 50th Anniversary of the Establishment of OAU and 21st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of Heads of State and Government and the 23rd Ordinary Session of the EC of the AU,2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  • Adviser/ Delegate, United Nations General Assembly,December, 2011.
  • Delegate, HIIC Meeting, Paris, France, 2012.
  • Second Regional Networking Forum on South-South and Triangular Cooperation for the Arab States, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), Astana, Kazakhstan, June 2017

Professional Membership[edit]

Nigeria Political Science Association (NPSA)

Published Works[edit]

  • Osunyikanmi, P.O. (2007), “Foreign Policy Implementations of Nigeria’s Development Crisis”. African Journal of Stability. African Journal of Stability and development, Vol. 2, No. 1. Pp 59 – 72
  • Osunyikanmi, P.O. (2007), “The Political Economy of Nigeria’s Debt Exit Strategy”. Journal of Economic Thought. Vol. 2, No. 1.
  • Osunyikanmi, P.O. and Osunyikanmi, A. F (2011), “Nigeria’s Armed Forces and Foreign Policy Challenges: Revisiting the Problems of Loss of Internal Cohesion And Poor Public Image”. British Journal of Arts and Social Sciences, Vol.3, No,01,PP (58 -67)
  • Adeyemo, D.O., Osunyikanmi, A.F., Osunyikanmi, P.O. (2006), “Origin, Content and Limitations of Nigeria’s Monetization Policy”. The Social and Management Science, Vol. II, No, 1. Vol.1(117-124)
  • Adeyemo, D.O., Osunyikanmi, P.O. (2009), “Political Influence on Bureaucratic Growth and Social Responsiveness: A case of Ondo State, Nigeria”. Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research, Vol.1(16) PP (117-124).
  • Osunyikanmi, P.O. (2007), “Development Implications of Nigeria’s Economic Crisis”, International Journal of Development Perspective, volume 11 No. 2, pp 34 – 59.
  • Sapele, FF, And Osunyikanmi, P.O. (2008), “Political Science Research for Sustainable development in Nigeria”. African Scholar Journal of Humanities and Social Science (AJHSS), Vol. II No. 4. PP 1- 8
  • Ologunwa, Christopher Sunday, Osunyikanmi Pius and Itodo. C.I (2018), Entrepreneurship and effective Time Management: A Route to Successful Ventures’ International Journal of Social and Management Sciences (IJS & MS) Vol. 6 (i) October 2018 Pp 183 – 192.
  • Osunyikanmi, Pius Olakunle, Sapele, Frank Funkeye (2019), “The role of Government and Religion in combating “Violence in Nigeria: the Niger Delta Experience” Humanities, Management, Education and the Social” Sciences Journal. Vol. 7 No. 1 Pp 31 – 36
  • Solomon Ogbu and Osunyikanmi Pius Olakunle (2018) “Brazil’s Growing Interest in Africa” International Journal of scientific research in Social Sciences & Management Studies. Vol. 3 No. 3.
  • Solomon Ogbu and Osunyikanmi Pius Olakunle (2019), OPEC and Sale of Oil: The Role of Nigerian Government as a Member of the Organization” International Journal of Social and Technology.
  • Solomon Ogbu and Osunyikanmi Pius Olakunle (2018) “Executive-Legislative Relations in the Fourth Republic of Nigeria 1999 – 2011: A Critical Analysis” International Journal of scientific Research in Humanities, Legal Status & International Relations. Vol. 3 No. 1.
  • Osunyikanmi Pius Olakunle (2018) “The Position of International Law on the Legal Statuses of Militant Groups Fighting For Freedom and Independence”. International Journal of Scientific Research in Social Sciences & Management Studies. Vol. 3. No. 2 Pp 17 -27
  • Frank Funkeye Sapele and Dr. Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi (2018), “Political Science Research For Sustainable Development in Nigeria” Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (AJHSS) Vol. 11 No. 4.
  • Osunyikanmi, Pius Olakunle (2019) “Good Governance and National Development to Nigeria in Perspective”. World Journal of Social Research (Print) ISSN 23325534
  • Osunyikanmi, Pius Olakunle and Osunyikanmi, Adebukola Foluke (2019). “Politics and the Struggle for Democracy in Nigeria: An Appraisal”. International Journal of advances in Social Science and Humanities (Available online at www.ijassh.com) Pp 1 – 7
  • Osunyikanmi, Pius Olakunle (2018) “Information As A Tool For Achieving Sustainable National Development: A Case Study of Nigeria”. British Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences. Vol. 21 No. 2.
  • Pius Olakunle Osunyikanmi and Frank Funkeye Sapele (2019) “Intergovernmental Relations, Crisis of Governance and Interventionist Effects in The Development of Niger Delta”. International Journal of Governance and Development. Vol. 6 No. 1.
  • Osunyikanmi, Pius Olakunle (2019) “The Emergent African Union: Matters Arising”. International Journal of Social Sciences. Vol. 71. No. 1.
  • Osunyikanmi, Pius Olakunle (2019) “Borrowing and its Impact on the African Economy the First Third Decades of Independences” IOSR Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS). (Available online http://www.iosrjournals.org/iosr-jhss/papers/Volume 24, Issue 2, Ser. 8 (Feb. 2019) 69-77).
  • Osunyikanmi Adebukola Foluke and Osunyikanmi Pius Olakunle (2019) “Africa as the Centre-piece of Nigeria’s Foreign Policy: An overview. British Journal of Science. Volume 17 (1) pg 54 – 59.


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