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EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Professor Ummu Ahmed JALINGO hails from Gombi, Adamawa State and currently holds a Chair in Economics at Bayero University Kano (BUK). She had her early education in Gombi and later attended BUK for her BSc and Master’s degree. She bagged her PhD in Economics at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto. A Non-Executive Director of the Board of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof Ummu has been a lecturer in Economics Department, BUK, for over 3 decades now. She has published several books and over 30 articles in reputable local and international journals and have attended several conferences and trainings. An external examiner to 6 (six) Universities in Nigeria, Prof Ummu was once the Head of Economics Department, BUK, Head of Economics and Development Studies Department, FUD and was also the pioneer Director, Centre for Social and Economic Research, FUD. She was privileged to be endowed with a Professorial Chair in Aviation Economics by Nigerian Aviation Handling Company (NAHCO Aviance Plc) since 2014.
Professor Ummu is a Member of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES); Member, Institute of Management Consultants (MIMC); Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) and equally a Member of World Economics Association (WEA). She was once a consultant for the European Union Support to Reforming Institutions (EU-SRIP), Department for International Development (DFID), Mobilization for Development (M4D) and the World Bank. Professor Ummu Jalingo is married and blessed with children.  Professor Ummu Ahmed Jalingo is currently the President of the Nigerian Economic Society.

 

Professor Adenikinju holds a PhD Degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, where he is currently a Professor of Economics. He is also a Research Professor at the Centre for Econometrics and Allied Research. Adeola was a Visiting Scholar to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 1996 and 2005.His research interests include Petroleum and Energy Economics, Economic modeling, and Economic Development Issues. He is a former Council Member of the Nigerian Economics Society. Former President, Nigerian Association for Energy Economics. Adeola had served in several senior policy positions. He was a Special Assistant to the Presidential Adviser on Energy Matters, between 2005 and 2007, and Senior Special Assistant to the President, Office of the Chief Economic Adviser to the President between 2010 and 2011. He was Gas Policy Analyst at the World Bank assisted Federal Government Project Gas to Power, between 2007 and 2009. In 2010, he served as the Technical Adviser to the Presidential Committee on Deregulation of the Downstream Petroleum Sector. He is former Director, Centre for Petroleum, Energy Economics and Law (CPEEL), a MacArthur Foundation Regional Centre of Excellence at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria. He has consulted widely for many international organizations on energy and economic issues in Africa and Nigeria. Adeola is currently the Head of Department, Department of Economics, University of Ibadan. Professor Adenikinju is 1st Vice President of the Nigerian Economic Society

 

 

Professor Ifeoma Stella Madueme has a B. Sc. in Economics, a Post Graduate Diploma in Education, Master of Education degree (M.Ed), a Master of Science degree in Economic Development (M.Sc), Doctorate degree in Education (Ph.D Education) and another doctorate degree in Development Economics (Ph.D Economics). She also has a Basic course Certificate in Agricultural and Food Nutrition Technology. She is a Professor of Development Economics. She has produced over forty Masters degree students and up to thirteen doctorate degree students in Economics. .
She has published over fifty papers in both local and international journals and has authored four university textbooks. She is a reviewer for some international journals, Editor in Chief of the Journal of Economics and Allied research and an advisory Board member of the Economic and Financial Review of the Central Bank of Nigeria.. She is a 2001 Claude Ake scholar awarded by the African American Institute, United States of America, an Honorary Mayor President of East Baton Rouge, United States of America, and a 2016 top ten most innovative Lecturer in University of Nigeria, Nsukka. She is also a recipient of the 2017 University Excellence Award by the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. and a recipient of the Royal Mothers and Dorcas Awards
She has been serving as a member of the National University Commission (NUC) Accreditation teams to various Universities in the country. In the University of Nigeria Nsukka, she has also served as the Faculty representative of the Social Sciences to the Post Graduate School, Vice Chancellors representative to the Consultancy Unit, Member review of staff regulations, University, Member, Internally Generated Fund Committee, Member University Strategic contact committee etc. She was the Head of Department of Economics from 2015 to 2019 and , established a linkage for her Department with TU Freiberg University, Germany for tuition free double degree Masters Program, staff exchanges and joint research projects. She served as Chairman of the board, University of Nigeria General Enterprises Ltd. (UNGEL) from 2015 to 2020. She is the Consultant that developed the UNN Enterprise School under the e learning platform of the University and the establishment of the UNGEL Tissue factory for the university. She is a member of League of Researchers, Associate fellow of AFRIHERITAGE, Nigeria, Fellow, Royal DOYEN Academy, Board member of Center for Entrepreneurship and Creativity, Awka, Director, Center for Contemporary Economics and Allied Research, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Director Evergreen Foundations Ltd Nigeria, Director THEOELLA Engineering and Economics Consultants Ltd. She is currently a Vice President of the Nigerian Economic Society and the Director, Central Bank of Nigeria Center for Economics and Finance, University of Nigeria, Enugu Campus. She is happily married to Engr. Prof Theo Madueme with five children.


Mohammed MUSA, holds a Ph.D in Economics and lectures at the Department of Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Maiduguri, Nigeria. He’s research and teaching interests is in the area of Health Economics, Public Enterprise/Privatisation and Resource Economics, Economic theory, Economic thought, Political Economy, Economic Policy and Resource Economics (Water). Dr Mohammed Musa is currently the Secretary of the Society.

 

 

 

Terfa W. Abraham, PhD is an Economist/Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), Abuja - Nigeria. He holds B.Sc Economics and M.Sc Economics from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, and PhD in Economic Sciences from Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal funded through the WASCAL/DAAD German scholarship. He is a 2009 Small Grant for M.Sc thesis award Laureate of CODESRIA, and in 2015 he won the best research paper prize Award by Making Finance Work for Africa (MFW4A) in Dakar, Senegal. In 2016, he won the first prize of the Nigerian Economic Society PhD Thesis Award in Economics. He is from Benue State. His areas of academic research are in Financial Markets, Public finance, Climate Change and Development Economics. Dr. Terfa Abraham is the current Business Manager of the Nigerian Economic Society.

 

 

Dr. Frank I. Ogbeide.
Dr. Frank I. Ogbeide holds a B.Sc. in Economics and Statistics from the University of Benin, Benin City (1999), M.Sc. Business and Financial Economics from the University of Greenwich, London (2006), and a Doctorate Degree in Economics from University of Benin, Benin City (2015), under Scholarship obtained from the Collaborative Ph.D Programme (CPP) from the Nairobi-Based African Economic Research Consortium (AERC). Dr. Ogbeide was a Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Benin, Benin City from January 2012 to May 2017, and is currently a Principal Research Economist at the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), since 2017. He was Head, Research & Economic Intelligence Unit, Access Bank Plc from 2007 to 2011, receiving commendations and awards as “Most Customer-Centric Staff”, and also have cognate work experience in both Domestic and Foreign Operations at the United Bank for Africa Plc from 2000 to 2004. Frank was at a time engaged at Preston Consults Ltd, as a Principal Consultant, providing research, technical assistance and training services to national and state governments, international development agencies and private sector organisations. Dr. Ogbeide has published several articles in revered local and international journals, and have attended several technical and managerial trainings. He is a Full Member of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES) and an Associate Member of Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN). He received the University of Greenwich Studentship Grant for his M.Sc. Programme and PhD Thesis Grant from the AERC. His PhD thesis on “Financial Reform and Economic Performance in SSA” won the 3rd Best Prize of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES) PhD Award in 2016. Dr. Ogbeide is a keen public speaker with passion for excellence; and likes playing table tennis, football, and remained an ardent Super Eagles Fan. Dr. Ogbeide is currently the Assistant Secretary of the Nigerian Economic Society.

 

 

Douglason Y.G. OMOTOR obtained Ph.D. Economics degree from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2005. In his over 26 years of teaching and research, he has attended over 50 National and International Conferences/Seminars and Workshops; and contributed over 90 papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals. His main research interests are monetary, public, environmental and development economics. Prof. Omotor was a distinguished visiting scholar to the Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), Department of Economics, University of Oxford; a member of the Journal of African Economies Fellows Alumni Network (JAEFAN), University of Oxford, United Kingdom; member, Scientific Committee of the Turin School of Local Regulation (TSLR), Italy, and served on the Governing Board of Fondazione per L’Ambiente, Turin, Italy. He was a researcher with the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya and the Centre for Environmental Economics and Policy for Africa (CEEPA), University of Pretoria, South Africa.
Douglason, a life member of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES), was Assistant Secretary of the NES (2009-2011), National Secretary, NES (2011-2013) and Associate Editor, NES (2017-2019). Dr. Omotor was appointed Professor of Economics in 2012. He has consulted with the World Bank, UNDP, European Union (EU), Ministries of Budget, Economic Planning; Finance; Niger Delta, etc. and participated in various national and West African regional assignments. He was a Visiting Professor to the University of Benin, Benin City from the Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria; an external examiner and professorial assessor to various universities in Nigeria and Botswana. Presently, he is the Advisor, Business Development & Consultancy Unit of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) on leave-of-absence from the Delta State University, Abraka. He is the current Editor of the prestigious NES Journal: Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies (NJESS).

 

Abiodun Oluwole FOLAWEWO is a Professor of Macroeconomics, Labour and Development Economics, in the Department of Economics, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. He holds B.Sc. degree with Second Class Upper-Division in Economics from Ogun State University (now Olabisi Onabanjo University), M.Sc. and Ph.D from University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. His teaching experience cuts across Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, and The University of the West Indies, Mona Campus, Kingston, Jamaica.Professor Abiodun Folawewo is a recipient of many scholarships, fellowships and awards including among many other: Ph.D thesis writing Support Grant from African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), Nairobi, Kenya; Visiting Scholarship from International Monetary Funds (IMF) and Visiting Research Fellowship from The World Bank; Special New Initiative Grant from The University of the West Indies; and Research grant from United Nations University - World Institute of Development Studies (UNU-WIDER) 2019.

Professor Folawewo’s research interests spread across macroeconomic, labour and development economics. He has published extensively in these areas with over forty-five (45) published papers spread across book, chapters in books, conference proceedings, and peer-reviewed journal articles. He is a Consultant to several local and international organizations and agencies including: Federal and State governments’ Ministry; Department and Agencies (MDAs); United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); The World Bank; International Labour Organisation (ILO); and Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Professor Folawewo is a member of many professional associations in the American Economic Association, South-West Economic Association (SWEA) USA and Network member AERC.

 

 

Prof. Perekunah Bright Eregha, Perekunah is currently a Professor of Macroeconomics and Director of the PhD Management Programme at the Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki-Lagos. He is a member of the Senate of the Pan-Atlantic University and a non-resident Senior Research Fellow at the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG). A member of the modelling team to design macroeconomic framework for the National Development Plan (NDP) 2021-2025 and the Agenda 2050 of Nigeria. Perekunah is also member of the Technical Review Team to the National Development Plan 2021-2025 and has currently been invited as an IMF Visiting Scholar at the IMF Headquarters, Washington DC. Prior to joining the Pan-Atlantic University, he was at various times a Senior Research Economist and Policy Analyst at the Research, Policy and International Relation Department of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Abuja and Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Lagos where he taught Econometrics, Simultaneous Modelling and Macroeconomics for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.
Perekunah was at a time an AfDB Visiting Scholar to the Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Cote D’voire where he led a team of researchers to undergo a study on the exchange rate management dilemma Nigeria was facing in the last oil price plunge titled, “Nigeria: Should the Government Float or devalue the Naira?” which is already published by the AfDB. He was also a panelist at the African Union meeting on Trade and Industrialization in Ethiopia and has been invited twice by the Oxford University to present papers on African Development Issues. He has core knowledge in macroeconometric modelling and simulation, DSGE modelling and Macroeconomic Policy analysis. He was among the five (5) consultants that built the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) medium-term macroeconometric model on the Nigerian economy called NESG-MACMOD 2016 and the Development Planning Relevant Macroeconometric Model and policy simulation for the Federal Ministry of Finance, Budget and Planning.
Perekunah holds a Doctoral Degree (PhD) in Economics from the University of Benin under the African Economic Research Consortium’s sponsored Collaborative Ph.D. Programme (CPP) in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has also undergone macroeconomic modelling training at the University of Surrey, Gildford, UK. He has consulted for various international and local institutions and has published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in books, conference papers, among others. Perekunah is an external reviewer to several journals including the NDIC, CBN and SEC journals and he is a member on the editorial team of a number of journals including the NDIC quarterly and the NES Journal. He has also served in various national committees.

 

 

Lionel EFFIOM is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Calabar. Besides a firm academic background in Economics (having received his B.Sc., M.Sc. and Doctorate degrees from the same discipline), Dr Effiom also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree and is a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. His teaching and research interests span development economics, macroeconomics, and monetary Economics. He is a member of The Nigerian Economic Society, member Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), and Associate Fellow Institute of Operations Research of Nigeria. Dr Lionel Effiom had brief stints in the private and public sectors before venturing into academics. He worked as a Planning Officer in the Cross River State Planning Commission. He has been a consultant to the Cross River State Government in the preparation of the Local Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (LEEDS) document as well as Consultant to GEMS3 – a DFID-funded programme implemented by Adam Smith International – on Policy Framework for Investment (PFI) Cross River PFI Review. Dr Lionel has served in several committees both in the Department of Economics and Faculty of Social Sciences. Presently he is the Secretary Departmental Post-Graduate Board as well as member Faculty Journal Editorial Committee. He has published extensively in local and international journals. He is currently Associate Editor of the Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies (NJESS), the main publishing organ of the Nigerian Economic Society, NES.

 

 

Dr Emeka Obi.
Dr. Emeka Obi holds the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree (First Class Honours) in Finance and Banking, Master of Science (M.Sc.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) degrees in Monetary Economics from the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt. He also received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree in Accountancy and Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the then Imo (now Abia) State University, Okigwe and University of Lagos, Lagos respectively. Professionally, he is a full-member of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES)-{MNES} and was elected into and held position for four years (2013-2017) in its Executive Council as an Internal Auditor. Additionally, he is a registered professional with the Financial Reporting Council of Nigeria (FRC), a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN). He also belongs to the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered) – (NIM) as a member. Currently, Dr. Obi is a member and an Internal Auditor of the Nigerian Economic Society’s Executive Council. He is a visiting lecturer to the University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. Equally, he is a practising accountant and the Principal/Managing Partner of Chukwuemeka Obidike & Co (Chartered Accountants). He is also the Chief Consultant of Harvard Concept Consulting. Previously, he has worked as a professional accountant with the Halliburton Company – an International Conglomerate in the Oil and Gas industry - for over two decades and held the position of Country Finance Manager. He has attended many conferences, seminars, trainings and workshops on Economics, Accounting, Auditing, Taxation, Leadership and Management.
Dr. Emeka Obi is happily married to Lady Dr. Chidinma Evan Obi and the marriage is blessed with five (5) adorable children. His hobbies include reading, writing, travelling and counselling

 


Alwell NTEEGAH has a Doctorate degree (Ph.D) in Development Economics, Master of Science (M.Sc) and Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Economics from the University of Port Harcourt. He started his early working career with Fidelity Bank Plc., and later was appointed as an Assistant Lecturer in the Department of Economics, University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2010. He is currently a Senior Lecturer with over 40 journal articles and publications in both local and foreign Journals in his areas of specialisation. He is a consultant and currently, the Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES). Dr Nteegah’s major areas of specialisation include: Development and Quantitative Economics.

 

 

 

Professor Sarah Olanrewaju ANYANWU is a Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics, University of Abuja. She had served as Dean, Head of Department (HoD), Chairman and members of various University Committees and Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship Studies, at the University of Abuja. She has served as an external examiner to many Universities and has assessed academic staff for Readership and Professorial positions for many Universities. She has rendered editorial services to various academic journals and has published extensively in local and internationally recognized scholarly journals. Presently, she has over 75 journal publications, including books chapters to her credit.
Professor Anyanwu has consulted extensively for both local and international organizations such as: British Council, World Bank, UNDP, SRIP, EU, ILO, DFID, National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), National Planning Commission (NPC), EDOREN, SLGP, NUC (for accreditation), Federal and State Ministries. Her research interests span macroeconomic analysis, poverty reduction, public finance, gender and educational issues. Others include- programme and project monitoring and evaluation/ impact assessment, entrepreneurship, trade promotion, human resources and industrial economics. She is a Life Member of Nigerian Economic Society (NES), and a member of other professional associations. She is currently the Immediate Past President (IPP) of the Nigerian Economics Society (NES); and a Council Member of Anchor University, Ayobo Lagos.

 

 

Dr. Rislanudeen Muhammad
Dr. Rislanudeen Muhammad has an extensive exposure in Investment, commercial, retail and Development Banking as well as public service where he garnered three decades of active experience working in Kano State Budget & Economic Planning Directorate, Centre Point Merchant Bank Limited Lagos and Tropical Commercial Bank Limited Kano (where he rose to become its Acting MD/CEO in 2005. While serving as Executive Director, Risk Management, he became Acting MD/CEO of Unity Bank Plc Abuja in 2013. Dr. Rislanudeen is currently a General Manager in Bank of Industry, Nigeria. Dr. Rislanudeen attended several courses on leadership and Risk Management both locally and internationally, some of which were in Harvard Business School Boston, London Business School, IESE Business School, Barcelona, INSEAD Business School, Fontainebleau and Galilee International Management Institute, Israel among others. He is an Honorary Senior Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN); Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants; Association of Enterprise Risk Management Professionals;
Nigerian Institute of Fiscal Studies; Institute of Service Excellence and Good Governance; Chartered Institute of Loans and Risk Management; Life member, Nigerian Economic Society; Technical Advisor, Commonwealth Women in Business Board; Member, Daily Trust Newspapers Board of. Economists, among others. Dr. Rislanudeen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics (Second Class Upper) from Bayero University, Kano, 1985; MSc degree in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1991; and PhD Economics from Bayero University, Kano, 2019
(where he graduated with a Distinction, both in course work and thesis). Dr. Rislanudeen is an Adjunct lecturer on Risk Management in Financial Institutions in Department of Banking and Finance, Bayero University, Kano. Dr. Rislanudeen is currently an Ex-Officio member of the Governing Council of the Nigerian Economic Society.

 

 

Mr. Mustapha M. Ibrahim – Ex-Officio Member

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Uwatt Bassey Uwatt – Ex-Officio Member

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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