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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 first female President of the Nigerian Economics Society (NES); and a Council Member of Anchor University, Ayobo Lagos.



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 for 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 1st Vice President of the Society.


Moses K. TULE……





Benedict Anayochukwu OZURUMBA is an Associate Professor at the Federal University of Technology, Owerri (FUTO). He holds a B.Sc (Hons) in Econs from Abia State University, Uturu, M.Sc (Econs) from Imo State University, Owerri, M.Sc and Ph.D in (Financial Management Technology) from the Federal University of Technology, Owerri. He has served the University as Deputy Director, Center for Entrepreneurial Studies (CES), FUTO, (2016-2017), Deputy Director, Public Procurement Research Center (PPRC), FUTO, (2017-2018). Currently, he is the Head, Department of Financial Management Technology, FUTO. He’s research interest is in Public Procurement Management for Sustainable Development Public Private Partnership and Infrastructural Development in Nigeria & Public Expenditure Management. Dr Ozurumba is currently the Secretary of the Nigerian Economic Society.



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 Assistant Secretary of the Society.




Adeolu O. ADEWUYI is a Professor of Economics at the Department of Economics, School of Economics, University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is the current Director of the University of Ibadan School of Business. He has close to two decades experience in both teaching and research in the tertiary education sector. He has consulted for both local and international organizations such as the Ministries of Trade, Industry & Investment, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Manufacturers’ Association of Nigeria (MAN), African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), and United Nations for Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). He is a member of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) based in Nairobi.

His research interests straddle international economics, financial economics energy economics and environmental economics. He has published papers in internationally recognized scholarly journals such as The World Economy, International Trade Journal, Economic Modelling, Energy Policy, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Resources Policy, and European Journal of Development Research among others. Professor Adewuyi is the current Business Manager of the Nigeria Economic Society (NES).


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.



Perekunah EREGHA, a member of NES council as an associate editor, is a Professor of Macroeconomics at the School of Management and Social Sciences, Pan-Atlantic University, Lagos. Prof. Eregha holds a Doctorate Degree in Economics from the collaboration of African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) and University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria. He has also undergone courses & training in DSGE modeling in University of Surrey, Guildford, London, UK and Panel Data Analysis by the AERC in Tanzania. Prior to joining Pan-Atlantic University, he was a Senior Research Economist at the Research Department of the Nigerian Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC), Abuja and was also a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Lagos. His research areas are Macroeconomic Policy Analysis, International Finance and Economic Modeling.
Prof. Eregha was among the five consultants that built the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) Medium Term Macroeconometric Model on Nigerian Economy. He was a Visiting Research Fellow in the Macroeconomics Policy, Forecasting and Research Department of the African Development Bank, Cote D’voire. A member of the Fintech Roadmap Committee of the Capital Market and a Consultant with Usman and Associates, Abuja in drafting the document on Voice and Voting Power of the Minority Shareholder in Nigeria. Prof. Eregha has published well over 40 articles and/or contributed to books and presented papers in both local and international conferences. Prof. Eregha is married and is blessed with children. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Nigerian Economic Society.

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.


Mrs. Nonye NDIDI is currently an Assistant Director, in the Cash Management Department of the Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja. She holds a B. Sc and M. Sc degrees in Economics from the University Jos and University of Abuja respectively. She has attended several local and international professional courses in Financial Management, Cash Management, Administration, Budgeting Process in the Public Service and Leadership. In the last 20 years, Mrs Ndidi has served in the Council of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES) as Ex-official (1999 -2001 and 2005 – 2007), Publicity Secretary (2001 -2003 and 2007 -2009), and Internal Auditor (2017-2019). She has also served as a member of the Joint Planning Committee and Co-chairman of different Sub-Committees of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) annual conferences for several years.

A recipient of several awards of excellence from several reputable Institutions, Mrs. Ndidi has distinguished herself in service to the nation. For several years, she participated in organizing successful annual conferences of NES as member of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) and has immensely contributed to the growth and development of Society. She is Life Member of the NES, a Fellow of the Institute of Corporate Administration (ICAD), a Fellow of West African Society for Communication and Administration (WASCA) and Member of different Stakeholders Consultative/Technical Committees, etc. She is currently the Internal Auditor of the Nigerian Economic Society.


Anayochukwu Basil CHUKWU, has a Ph.D in Development Economics, from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, a M.Sc degree in Economics, from University of Ibadan, a B.Sc degree in Economics, from Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria, a certificate in Microfinancing from Tokyo Development Training Centre, Japan and almost 15 years executive level experience across public and private sectors. Dr Chukwu has demonstrated a proven ability to deliver high impact results as a researcher and practitioner in Development Economics. He has experience in financial market analytics and strategy development, business growth strategy implementation, and strategic management. He has developed strategies and led implementation efforts for driving organisational performance and growth; trained, and motivated teams towards designing and implementing strategic solutions in the areas of human development.
Dr Chukwu was the former Administrative office of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES), and a former Head of Research & Training, Chartered Institute of Stockbrokers, Lagos. He is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Development Studies, Alex Ekwueme Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ebonyi State, Nigeria. He sits in the University’s Wide Quality Assurance Committee and Senate Committee on Research Grants. Dr Chukwu is an external examiner to two universities in South Africa - University of Witwatersrand (Wits) and University of Fort Hare. He is a Full Member of NES, Member, African Econometrics Society (AES), Member, Tokyo Development Training Centre, and Nigerian Environmental Study/Action Team (NEST). He has consulted for Africa Heritage and IDRC, published several academic papers in national and international journals and has attended several Conferences, Seminars and Workshops both at national and international fora. He’s research interests span international and financial economics, poverty, energy, and health economics. Dr Chukwu is a two-term Executive Council member of NES and currently the Publicity Secretary of the Society.


Uche Collins NWOGWUGWU is a professor of Economics at Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, Anambra State. He began his study of Economics at Ahmadu Bello University, where he received his bachelor's degree in 1988. He obtained a Master and PhD degrees in Economics from the University of Port Harcourt in 1992 and 2002 respectively. He’s teaching career started from Alvan Ikoku Federal College of Education, Owerri, before moving to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in 2005, where he rose to the rank of Professor. Currently, he teaches courses in Microeconomics, Development Economics, Energy Economics and Public policy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has authored numerous books, book chapters and monographs some which include: Africa in Development Paradox, Doctrinal History of the Box Diagram and (Decision Making with Game Theory and Utility). He has over 65 journal papers in local and international outlets.
Professor NWOGWUGWU is a regular participant at academic and policy debates. His research ranges from energy access, Public policy analysis, consumer behaviour, games and decision theory. In addition to his duties at Nnamdi Azikiwe University, he is also a research associate of African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Nairobi, Kenya. He has consulted widely for the World Bank in NEWMAP, LEEMP rural and community development projects. Professor NWOGWUGWU was a former Secretary of Nigeria-Polish Business Council. He is currently the National Vice President of The Nigerian Association for Energy Economics (Conferences and publications), and a member of International Association for Energy Economics. He is on second term in the Council of Nigerian Economics Society as ex-officio member.


Baba Yusuf MUSA is currently Director General of the West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM) a capacity building institution owned by the Anglophone Central Banks of West Africa. Nigeria. Previously, Dr. Musa has held the position of Director, Debt Management Department at WAIFEM from 2006 - 2018. Preceding joining WAIFEM, Musa had a 21-year stint at the Central Bank of Nigeria, where he worked in both the Research and the International Economic Relations Departments. Prior to CBN, he had worked with the ministry of education plateau state and National Directorate of Employment (NDE). In the last 24 years, Musa has been involved in capacity building in macroeconomic management especially public debt management to public sector officials in West Africa and beyond. From 1998–2006, Musa served as member of HIPC steering committee (a multi donor fund which conducted capacity building programme among 42 HIPC Countries).
In addition, Musa had also served for 5 years (2008-2013) in the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) of the World Bank Debt Management Facility and was Chairman of the Implementation Coordination Group (ICG) of the World Bank Debt Management Facility from 2016-2019. He is an adviser to some state governments on debt issues. He had many publications and partnered and facilitated debt management capacity building activities in Africa and beyond with many international organisations such as IMF, World Bank UNCTAD, UNITAR, Commonwealth Secretariat, African Development Bank and African Capacity Building Foundation. He is currently a council member of Nigerian Economic Society and holds B.SC Economics, MBA and Ph.D. in Economics. Dr Musa is an Ex-officio Council member of the Society.


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, an Ex-Officio Council member of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES). Dr Nteegah’s major areas of specialisation include: Development and Quantitative Economics.



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