Professional Experience

Selected Working, Teaching and Administrative Experience:

  • Vice-Chancellor, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria. May, 2000 - May 24, 2005.
  • Deputy Vice-chancellor, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria, April 1999 to 2000. Also, Chief Anthony Ani Professor of Public Finance
  • Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria, January, 1997-1999.
  • Professor and Head, Department of Economics, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria. September, 1994 - 1997.
  • Visiting Scholar, Public Economics Division, The World Bank, April, 1998.
  • Visiting Scholar, Research Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D.C. USA, June-July, 1996 and January-March, 1998.
  • Professor, Department of Economics, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria, July, 1992 - September, 1994.
  • Dean, Faculty of Management Sciences, University of Abuja Abuja, Nigeria, July, 1992-February, 1994.
  • Associate Professor and Head, Department of Economics, University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria. January - July 28th, 1992.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Economics, University of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe, January, 1990 - 1992
  • Managing Director, Calabar Investment Company Limited, 1988-89.
  • Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Calabar, Nigeria, 1987 - December, 1989.
  • Lecturer I, Department of Economics, University of Calabar, Nigeria, 1985-87.
  • Lecturer II, Department of Economics, University of Calabar, Nigeria, 1983-85.
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Cross River State, Uyo (part-time), 1985-86 (now University of Uyo).
  • Lecturer, External Degrees Programme, University of Lagos (Calabar Branch), Part time, 1984.
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, North Carolina A&T State University, Greensboro, N.C., USA, 1980-83.
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, Robert Morris College, Pittsburgh, USA. 1979/80.
  • Instructor, Department of Economics, Slippery Rock State University, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania, USA. 1978/79.
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Economics, Howard University, 1976-78.
  • Researcher, Howard University Student's Government Research Institute, 1976-1977.
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Courses Taught at University Level:

  • Economic Theory (Microeconomics and Macroeconomics) to Undergraduate and Post-graduate students.
  • Statistics - undergraduate.
  • Economic Development - undergraduate and post-graduate.
  • Comparative Economic Systems - undergraduate.
  • International Economics - Undergraduate.
  • Money and Banking - undergraduate.
  • Monetary Theory - undergraduate and post-graduate.
  • Mathematical Economic Theory - undergraduate.
  • Financial Institutions - undergraduate.
  • Managerial Economics - MBA.
  • History of Economic Thought - undergraduate.
  • Political Economy - undergraduate and post-graduate.
  • Applied Research Methods - post-graduate.
  • Public Finance and Fiscal policy - post-graduate.
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Selected Government, Professional and University Responsiblities:

Selected Government Responsibilities:

  • Adviser, Calabar Municipal Government, 1988 - 89.
  • Member, National Committee Against Apartheid (NACAP), Cross River State, 1985 - 87.
  • Chairman, National Committee Against Apartheid (NACAP), Akwa Ibom State, 1987 - 1990.
  • Member, Akwa Ibom State Economic Advisory Committee, 1993 - 94
  • Chairman, Ministerial Advisory Committee, Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja, Nigeria, 1995 - 1998.
  • Technical Adviser, VISION 2010, 1998, Committee's Secretariat, Abuja, Nigeria.
  • Chairman, Akwa Ibom State Technical Committee on Privatisation and Commercialization 1998 - 99.
  • Chairman, Finance and Means Think Tank Committee, Akwa Ibom State, 1999.
  • Chairman, Blueprint For the Development of Akwa Ibom State Committee, 1999
  • Chairman, Akwa Ibom Investment and Industrial Promotion Council, 1999.-2007
  • Chairman, Akwa Ibom Development Trust Fund, 2002-5
  • Member, Utilities Charges Commission, Abuja, 2005-7
  • Non-Executive Director, Central Bank of Nigeria, Abuja, 2005-9
  • Member, Monetary Policy Committee, Central Bank of Nigeria, 2005-9
  • Member, National Economic Management Team, Abuja, 2008.
  • Member, Steering Committee VISION 2020

Selected Professional Responsibilities:

  • Secretary, Nigerian Economic Society, Cross River state Chapter, 1986 - 89.
  • Contributing Editor, African Journal of Applied and Theoretical Economics
  • Contributing Editor, Journal of Development (Nigeria)
  • Contributing Editor, Nigerian Journal of Economic History (University of Ibadan)
  • Member, Nigerian Economic Watch Project, NISER, Ibadan.
  • Associate Editor, West African Economic Journal.
  • Expert on Macroeconomics Workshop Group - AERC, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Member, Council of the Nigerian Economic Society.
  • Editor, Nigerian Journal of Economic and Social Studies 1996 - present.
  • Member, Council of the West African Economic Association.
  • Member, Board of Economists, Centre For Advanced Social Sciences (CASS), Port Harcourt, Nigeria, 1994 - present.
  • Conference Editor, Nigerian Economic Society, 1994 and 1995
  • Chairman, Consultancy Committee, Nigerian Economic Society, 1993-95
  • Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Social Sciences, University of Uyo. 1998 - 2000.
  • Member, Select Committee of African Economists, 2002.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, African Institute of Applied Economics, Enugu, 2000 - present.
  • Chairman, Foundation for Economic Research and Training, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
  • Resource person, African Economic Research Consortium, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Member, Programs Committee, AERC, Nairobi, Kenya, 2005-present.
  • Director, Board of African Finance and Economic Association, 2007-2009.
  • President, Nigerian Economic Society, 2007-2009.

Selected University Responsibilities:

  • Examinations Officer, Department of Economics, University of Calabar, 1984 - 1986,
  • Chairman, Graduate Committee, Department of Economics, University of Calabar, 1987 - 88.
  • Vice-Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Calabar Chapter, 1986 - 89.
  • Member, University of Abuja Senate, 1992 - 1994
  • Chairman, Board of Studies, ASCON/University of Abuja Linkage Programme, 1993 - 1994.
  • Member, University of Uyo Senate, 1994 - 1999
  • Member, University of Uyo Governing Council 1997 - 1999
  • Chairman, Committee of Heads of Economics Department (COHED) in Nigerian Universities, 1997 - present.
  • Chairman, Inter-university Relations Committee, University of Uyo, Uyo, Nigeria.
  • Chairman, Centre for Skills Acquisition and Rural Development, University of Uyo. 2001 - 2005.

Selected Corporate Responsibilities

  • Chairman, Akwa Ibom Property and Investment Co. Ltd., 2000 - 2007
  • Director, Vee Networks (Nig.) Ltd (now Zain), 2001 - 2005
  • Director, Universal Energy Company Ltd.
  • Chairman, Zawadi Investments (Nig.) Ltd.
  • Director, Resource Petroleum, New York, USA.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Clement Isong Foundation, Uyo, Nigeria
  • Member, Board of Trustees, African Institute of Applied Economics, Enugu, Nigeria
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External Examiner:

  • University of Calabar, Nigeria, 1993 - present
  • Nigerian Defense Academy, Kaduna, Nigeria, 1992-93.
  • University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1994-96; 2006-09.
  • Edo State University, Ekpoma, Nigeria, 1995-97.
  • Abia State University, Uturu, Abia, 1995-97.
  • Ahmadu Bello University, 1994.
  • University of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, 1997 - 2000
  • University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria, 1996 - 2001.
  • University of Zimbabwe, Harare, 2000 - 2002.
  • Collaborative Ph.D in Economics (Selected African Universities) 2004.
  • University of Cape Town, South Africa.
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Consultancy:

  • African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF, World Bank) Consultant, NCEMA, Ibadan, Nigeria, 1993-1994.
  • National Manpower Board, Lagos.
  • The World Bank
  • Foundation for Economic Research and Training, Uyo, Nigeria.
  • Federal Ministry of Finance, Abuja.
  • African Economic Research Consortium, Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Centre for Advanced Social Sciences, (CASS), Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
  • United Nations Development Programme(UNDP).
  • European Development Fund.
  • Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) - Addis Ababa.
  • Forum of Federations, Canada.
  • National Planning Commission, Nigeria.
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