President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Dr Doyin Salami as his Chief Economic Adviser.
This disclosure was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday in Abuja.
Adesina in his statement said that until his appointment, Dr Salami was the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) and is expected to address all issues on the domestic economy and present views on them to the president.
What the Presidential media aide is saying
The statement from Adesina partly reads, “A 1989 doctorate graduate in Economics of Queen Mary’s College, University of London, Doyin Salami, 59, is Managing Director and Head Markets Practice at KAINOS Edge Consulting Limited, and member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Pan-Atlantic University, where he recently attained the rank of Senior Fellow/Associate Professor.
“The Chief Economic Adviser to the President is expected to address all issues on the domestic economy and present views on them to the President; closely monitor national and international developments, trends and develop appropriate policy responses; develop and recommend to the President national economic policies to foster macro-economic stability, promote growth, create jobs, and eradicate poverty, among others.’’
Salami is a senior lecturer at Lagos Business School where he leads sessions in the Economic Environment of Business.
He was a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Federal Government’s Economic Management Team, as well as an executive director of the UK-based African Business Research Limited.
In addition to teaching, Dr Salami engages in consulting activities, including assignments for the Department for International Development (DFID), World Bank, United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), United States Agency for International Development (USAID).