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17 months to go: Buhari names Ass. Prof. Doyin Salami, his Chief Economic Adviser

Barely 17 months to exit office, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has announced the appointment of Dr Doyin Salami, as his Chief Economic Adviser.

The 59-year-old is currently the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).

Salami, a 1989 Ph.D holder in Economics from the University of London, is the Managing Director and Head Markets Practice at KAINOS Edge Consulting Ltd.

He is a Senior Fellow/Associate Professor at the Lagos Business School (LBS), Pan-Atlantic University, Lekki, Lagos.

 

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A statement by the president’s Media Adviser, Femi Adesina, said Salami, by his appointment, is expected to develop and recommend to the President national economic policies to foster macro-economic stability, promote growth, create jobs, and eradicate poverty, among others.
He is also expected to closely monitor national and international developments, trends and develop appropriate policy responses.
Buhari has a special economic adviser, Adeyemi Dipeolu who works in the Vice President’s office. Dipeolu was appointed in 2015.
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