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.
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:
- New perspectives on economic development;
- Innovative approaches to economic growth;
- Innovations in Program and Project evaluation;
- Poverty and income Dynamics;
- Social and Infrastructural Development and the economics of gender; and
- 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:
S/NO. NAME. POSITION. ZONE
1.Mr. Aliyu Inda Salami Chairman Central
2 H.E Amb Olusiji Godwin Aina Alternate Chairman. West
- 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
- Chief Abdulrazaq Isa Kutepa Member West
8 Mr Segun Adaju Member, West
- Prof. S .I. Ocheni, Ph.D, FCNA Member East
Mr. Ola Oyelola Member, West
Musa Itopa JimohCMember, Central
Mr. Isah Shaibu Member, Central
Prof. Seidu O. Muhammed, Member East
Mr John Obaro, Member West
Mr. Lawal Itopa Lamidi, FCA, Member, Central
Dr. Isah Abdullahi, Member East
17.Prof. Sule Jafaru, Ph.D Member East
- Dr Audu Dangana, Ph.D, Member East
Prof . John O. Alabi, Ph.D, Member West
20.HE Amb. Shola Rafiu Enikanolaye Member, West
- Mr. Tunde Ayeni, Member, West
Prof. Suleiman A. S. Aruwa, Ph.D, Member East
Engr. Ismail Akaba, Member, Central
Mr. Thomas Etu, Member, East
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
- 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.