Babjide Idowu
Babjide Idowu
Doctoral student

Faculty of Law
University of Ottawa


“The everchanging mode of work as a result of technological revolution and more recently the coronavirus pandemic, have made discussions on non-standard work arrangements very important. Despite the growing prevalence of non-standard work arrangements worldwide, many developing counties including Nigeria are yet to have a comprehensive regulatory framework governing this form of employment.

Babajide Idowu, a student at the University of Ottawa, will under the supervision of Prof. Ravi Malhotra be examining the impact of international labour standards on non-standard work arrangements as practiced in the Nigerian Oil and Gas sector. The project will seek to produce a comprehensive legislative intervention that will regulate non-standard work arrangements in Nigeria and also be useful in the Oil and Gas sector.

Babajide is a trained Nigerian lawyer with experience in corporate law, labour relations and dispute resolution. He holds a LL. B degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria and has been called to the bar as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He also obtained a LL.M from Swansea University, United Kingdom.

Prior to joining the law firm of Ayodeji, Babajide and Lekan Partners where he is currently on study leave, he had spent over 8 years working as a Legal Counsel in Procter & Gamble (Nigeria & Ghana), and Associate Counsel at Abdulai, Taiwo & Co.

Babajide is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K).”