6th Annual Symposium of American Chemical Society

Nigeria International Chemical Sciences Chapter



Covenant University Center for Research, Innovation and Discovery (CUCRID),
Covenant University, Canaan Land, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.


February 28 to March 3, 2021.


Dear and Esteemed Colleagues, the Local Organizing Committee for OTA2021 humbly invites you to participate in the 6th Annual Symposium of the American Chemical Society tagged OTA2021 scheduled for February 28th – March 3rd, 2021. The symposium will bring together high profile and reputable international and national experts, scholars, professionals, researchers and policy makers in the chemical science community to share recent developments on various broad topics highlighting the role of Chemists and Chemistry in attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a post-COVID-19 era. Many in the chemistry community are refocusing their efforts towards our collective response to COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond research, Chemists are already repositioning chemistry education and cutting-edge chemical technologies in achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in a post-COVID-19 world. Therefore, in the current context of a changing world, chemical scientists and technologists at the symposium will produce innovative research initiatives, implementation and declaration towards addressing the SDGs.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Eno Ebenso

North-West University, South Africa

Invited Plenary Speakers

Prof. Carsten Streb

Ulm University, Germany.


Prof. Abdelhamid Errachid

Université de Lyon, France.


Prof. A. A. Zuru

Fmr. VC, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, Nigeria.


Dr. David O. Oyedepo

Chief Host

Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria

New Vice Chancellor-Covenant University,Ota- Prof.Abiodun H.Adebayo

Prof. Abiodun H. Adebayo


Vice Chancellor, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria

HOD, Chemistry - Prof. Joseph A. O. Olugbuyiro

Prof. Joseph A. O. Olugbuyiro


Head, Chemistry Department, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria

Registration Fees

ACS members N20,000
Non-members N25,000
International Industrialists N45,000
Corporate (Max. 3 reps) N100,000
Students N7,000
Foreign Participants $350

Publication Fee: $100 per article (IOP Scopus Indexed).

ACS members N25,000
Non-members N30,000
International Industrialists N50,000
Corporate (Max. 3 reps) N120,000
Students N7,000
Foreign Participants $450

Publication Fee: $100 per article (IOP Scopus Indexed).


The bank account details for payment are as follows:
Bank Account Beneficiary Name: AMERICAN CHEM. SC. ASSOC. OF NIG. Bank Name: GTBank plc
Bank Account No: 0239048782 (For Naira) and 0239048799 (For Dollar).

Call for Abstracts

The LOC invites submission of scientific abstracts for oral or poster presentations. Abstract should not be more than 250 words and can be submitted via the email acsngota2021@covenantuniversity.edu.ng or acs_ota2021@aol.com or tomyi2012@yahoo.com. Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee. Successfully submitted abstracts will be acknowledged with an electronic receipt including an abstract reference number, which should be quoted in all correspondence. Allow at least 3 hours for your receipt to be returned to you. If abstract is accepted, authors must agree to send full text paper, including results, tables, figures and references. All submissions should report original and previously unpublished research results no matter the type of research paper being presented. Full text papers (.docx and .doc) will be accepted by electronic submission form.

Manuscripts should meet the format set by the Symposium Committee. All full paper submissions will be peer reviewed and evaluated based on originality, technical and/or research depth, accuracy and relevance to conference theme and topics. Once the paper is accepted, at least one of the authors must register for the symposium and present the paper at the symposium.

Thematic Abstracts

· Petroleum and Petrochemicals
· Analytical Chemistry
· Phytochemistry and Natural Products
· Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Chemistry
· Inorganic/Organic Chemistry
· Green and Sustainable Chemistry
· Waste management, Recycling and Reuse
· Polymer and Material Sciences

· Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
· Computational Chemistry
· Water, Sanitation and Hygiene
· Photochemistry
· Renewable Energy
· Agrochemistry
· Marine biogeochemistry and climate science
· Environmental Chemistry
· Chemical Science and Policy

Major Sub Themes

  • Indigenous Approaches to Sustainable Development
  • Developing Countries and SDGs
  • The intersection between Science, Technology and SDGs
  • Smart and Sustainable Cities and Metropolis
  • The COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for the SDGs
  • Indigenous approaches to achieving the SDGs in developing countries
  • The intersection between Science, Technology, Medicine and the SDGs
  • Innovation and change with technology in a globalized world.

Important Dates

September 21, 2020– Early Bird Registration begins.

September 21, 2020– Submission of Abstract (Abstract word limits: 200-250 words).

October 25, 2020– Notification of Acceptance (Abstract).

October 25, 2020– Submission of Full paper.

December 31, 2020– Deadline for Submission of Abstract.

January 15, 2021– Notification of Acceptance (Full paper).

January 31, 2021– Deadline for Early Bird Registration.

February 28 – March 3, 2021– Conference Dates.

Exhibition and Commercial Opportunities

An exhibition will run alongside the conference sessions. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. In addition, a range of commercial sponsorship opportunities are available. To discuss your requirements or to book sponsorship or exhibit space please contact:
Prof. J. A. O. Olugbuyiro



For proper preparation, kindly indicate if you are joining the symposium ‘physically’ or ‘virtually’. Thanks from L.O.C 6th ACS Nigeria Chapter Symposium.


Feel free to reach:

Prof. J. A. Obaleye

(Chairman, ACS Nigeria)
Department of Chemistry,
University of Ilorin,
Kwara State, Nigeria.
Email: jobaleye@unilorin.edu.ng; jobaleye@yahoo.com
Mobile: +2348033582048

Prof. N. U. Benson

(Chairman, LOC)
Department of Chemistry,
Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Email: nsikak.benson@covenantuniversity.edu.ng
Mobile: +2348138501505

Prof. K. O. Ajanaku

(Chairman, Scientific Sub-committee)
Department of Chemistry,
Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Email: kola.ajanaku@covenantuniversity.edu.ng
Mobile: +2348033575624

Dr. Edu Inam

(Vice-Chairman, ACS Nigeria)
Department of Chemistry,
University of Uyo,
Akwa-Ibom State, Nigeria.
Email: eduinam235@gmail.com
Mobile: +2347062404480

Dr. W. U. Anake

(Secretary, LOC)
Department of Chemistry,
Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria.
Email: winifred.anake@covenantuniversity.edu.ng
Mobile: +2348038384319