Prof Adeola Adenikinju emerges President of Nigerian Economic Society,


The Nigerian Economic Society (NES) has announced the composition of new Governing Council of the body with Prof. Adeola Adenikinju as president.

The New council members were elected at the 64th Annual Conference (AGM) of the society which took place in the nation’s capital Abuja.

A statement by her National Secretary, Dr. Frank Iyekoretin Ogbeide said the new Council comes on the heels of the NES’s highly successful National Conference, held under the theme “Building Resilience for Transformational Recovery.”

Acording to him, A total of sixteen (16) distinguished individuals within the NES membership were elected into the Society’s Executive Governing Council for the 2023-2025 tenure.

Those on the Executive Governing Council include, President: Prof. Adeola Adenikinju, Vice Presidents: Dr. Baba Yusuf Musa, and Prof. Ifeoma Stella Madueme.

Others are, National Secretary, Dr. Frank Iyekoretin Ogbeide, Assistant Secretary: Dr. Victor Akidi, Editor, Prof. Douglason Omotor , Associate Editors: Prof. Evans Osabuohien, Prof. Mohammed Yelwa, Dr. Ekundayo Peter Mesagan, Business Manager: Dr. Idris Mohammed Idris, Publicity Secretary, Dr. Oluwafemi Mathew Adeboje, Internal Auditor, Dr. Emeka Obi, Dr. Rislanudeen Muhammad , Prof. Ummu Ahmed Jalingo; Dr. Emeka Osuji; & Prof. Aliyu Rafindadi Sanusi.

The statement added that the Society extends its gratitude to members who participated in the Conference and AGM, and warmly congratulated the newly elected Council Members.

President: Prof. Adeola Adenikinju,in his acceptance speech thank God for the opportunity to serve the Society at this level, as President of the Nigerian Economic Society (NES). I, on behalf of the newly formed Governing Council, thank the Society for bestowing its confidence in us to serve them for the next two years, spanning 2023 to 2025.

“We also want to thank the immediate past Council for their contributions in taking the NES a notch higher than they met it. I have assured them that we will continue to count on their experiences during our term in office.

I also want to congratulate each and every one of you for your election into this council. The expectations are quite high. We have so much ground to cover in the next two years. I am counting on all of you for your support and to be ready to put in your quota towards making the society more dynamic, visible and relevant to the Nigerian and the advancement of the economics profession. You are ably qualified for these responsibilities.We have to hit the ground running. Our meetings would be more frequent to ensure that deliver on our mandates.

The Nigerian Economic Society, which remains at the forefront of economic discourse and policy formulation in Nigeria, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the advancement of economic knowledge, research and policy development in Nigeria.

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