Gov. Yahaya Bello Constitutes Economic Advisory Council

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As a bold move to stir a revolution in the economy of Nigeria’s most promising state in terms of natural and human resources, the Government of Kogi State has made an audacious move to set up an Economic and Advisory Council.

In a Statement Signed Mr. Kingsley Fanwo,
Hon Commissioner, Ministry of Information and Communications indicated that, the rationale behind setting up the EAC is to provide evidence-driven decision making and rigorous evaluation of the economy. The Council will systematically take stock of the most recent trends in economic development, applied economic methods, poverty analytics, evaluation methods, and modelling, measuring, and evaluating development interventions. An all-embracing purpose of the Economic Advisory Council will be to sharpen the Kogi State Government’s analytical methods and capacity in support of continuing development effectiveness.

The EAC will provide advice to KGSG on issues related to growth and development at the Local and State Government levels and this will include:

  1. New perspectives on economic development; 2. Innovative approaches to economic growth; 3. Innovations in Program and Project evaluation; 4. Poverty and income Dynamics; 5. Social and Infrastructural Development and the economics of gender; and 6. Other innovations in the field of development economics, growth and evaluation. Convening experts in an advisory role will serve to inform the KGSG on the success of its economic program development and measurement of results, shape future policy decisions and methodology, and enhance economic programs and economic growth.

The EAC will serve as a reference group for assessing and advising on methodological directions and innovations for the economic improvement of the state.

As a State, we are proud to unleash Kogites who have excelled nationally and globally on the current economic reality with the aim of bringing our finest brains together to move the State forward with the ultimate goal being the need to reduce poverty and underdevelopment in our dear state.

The EAC has 36 members as follows:

1.Mr. Aliyu Inda Salami Chairman Central 2 H.E Amb Olusiji Godwin Aina Alternate Chairman. West 3. Chief Engr Joseph Makoju OON, OFR (FNSE) Member Central 4.Chief Kola Jamodu CFR (FCA ) Member West 5.CDr. Aheruvoh David Ohiku Member Central

6.Dr. Emmanuel E. Onoja, Ph.D, FCA Member East 7. Chief Abdulrazaq Isa Kutepa Member West 8 Mr Segun Adaju Member, West 9. Prof. S .I. Ocheni, Ph.D, FCNA Member East 10. Mr. Ola Oyelola Member, West

11. Musa Itopa JimohCMember, Central 12. Mr. Isah Shaibu Member, Central 13. Prof. Seidu O. Muhammed, Member East 14. Mr John Obaro, Member West 15. Mr. Lawal Itopa Lamidi, FCA, Member, Central

16. Dr. Isah Abdullahi, Member East 17.Prof. Sule Jafaru, Ph.D Member East 18. Dr Audu Dangana, Ph.D, Member East 19. Prof . John O. Alabi, Ph.D, Member West 20.HE Amb. Shola Rafiu Enikanolaye Member, West

21. Mr. Tunde Ayeni, Member, West 22. Prof. Suleiman A. S. Aruwa, Ph.D, Member East 23.Engr. Ismail Akaba, Member, Central 24. Mr. Thomas Etu, Member, East 25. Alh. Abubakar Sanusi Gamji, Member Central

26.Ebi Atawodi, Member, East 27.Dr. Ronke Bello PhD.Member, West 28.Mr. Tony Okpanachi, MD DBN Member, East 29.Mr. Korede Adedayo, Member, West 30.Hajia Dr. Halima Alfa, Member, East

31.Mr Gimba N. Baba, Member, Central 32 Dr. Suleiman Adejo, Member, East 33. Dr. Michael Abuh, Ph.D Member, East 34, Hajia Ladi Ibrahim FNA, Member Central 35.Prof. Joshua Okpanachi, Ph.D, Secretary, East 36.Mr. Abdullateef A. Bello, Recorder MFB & EP

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