Meet MEKULEYI GABRIEL OLARINDE, an Academic Staff of Lagos State University.


Environmental Toxicology & Aqua-economics


Assistant Lecturer




At the Fisheries department office

Visiting Hour

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Research Interest

Topic: Economics Of Ecological Services Provided By Some Aquatic Ecosystems In Badagry Division, Lagos, Nigeria


  • Key actors within the study areas (Gbaji, Ajegunle, Topo and Agboju) were interviewed via structured questionnaire.  The findings of the study indicated that all sampling stations provide viable ecological services and serve as one of the mainstay of the people's income and livelihood.  
  • Therefore, it is recommended that users of these aquatic ecosystems should utilize her natural resources responsibly in order to conserve and sustain her long time natural ecological services.


# Certificate SchoolYear
1. M.Sc (Fisheries (Environmental Toxicology)) Lagos State University 2015

Current Research

Environmental Health Status and Aqua-Economic of Some Aquatic Ecosystems in Badagry Division, Lagos State, Southwest, Nigeria

Research Details

The study examined the heavy metals contents, physicochemical and biological characteristics (such as growth parameter of some fish and its histopathology) from four aquatic ecosystems (Gbaji, Topo, Ajegunle, and Agboju) in the Badagry Division of Lagos State. Samples were collected and analyzed using standard methods. Data were analyzed via analysis of variance, descriptive statistics, indices such as enrichment factor(EF), ecological risk factor(Er), contamination factor(CF), hazard index(HI) as well as modeling using mathematical algorithm. Results showed that Ajegunle water bodies were the most polluted and least economically viable. However, majority of the physicochemical examined in all the stations were within WHO permissible limits. There were significant differences in physicochemical and biological characteristics across the sampling stations. The indexes indicated that rate of pollution was Ajegunle> Agboju> Gbaji> Topo. The modeling indicated that if pollution rate are not minimized, over 50% of values of physicochemical in Ajegunle and Agboju will exceed WHO permissible in the next 5 years. In relation to the hectares as a proportion of ecological services rendered by the sampled aquatic stations, the trend of productivity was Topo>Gbaji>Agboju> Ajegunle. The study concluded that all users of these aquatic ecosystems must ensure good management of the habitat so as to conserve its biodiversity as well as its ecological services.


MEKULEYI GABRIEL is a Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Fisheries

MEKULEYI has a M.Sc in Fisheries (Environmental Toxicology) from Lagos State University

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