The Yahaya Bello-led Kogi government has constituted an economic and advisory council (EAC).
Naija News reports that this was made known in a statement on Thursday by Kingsley Fanwo, commissioner for information.
According to him, the economic advisory council is expected to make decision and evaluate the economy of the state.
“The rationale behind setting up the EAC is to provide evidence-driven decision making and rigorous evaluation of the economy,” Fanwo said.
“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. 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.
“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.”
HERE IS THE LIST OF MEMBERS OF THE ECONOMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL
|1.||Mr. Aliyu Inda Salami||Chairman||Central|
|2.||H.E Amb Olusiji Godwin Aina||Alternate Chairman||West|
|3.||Chief Engr Joseph Makoju OON, OFR (FNSE)||Member||Central|
|4.||Chief Kola Jamodu CFR (FCA)||Member||West|
|5.||Dr. Aheruvoh David Ohiku||Member||Central|
|6.||Dr. Emmanuel E. Onoja, Ph.D, FCA||Member||East|
|7.||Chief Abdulrazaq Isa Kutepa||Member||West|
|8||Mr Segun Adaju||Member||West|
|9.||Prof. S .I. Ocheni, Ph.D, FCNA||Member||East|
|10.||Mr. Ola Oyelola||Member||West|
|11.||Musa Itopa Jimoh||Member||Central|
|12.||Mr. Isah Shaibu||Member||Central|
|13.||Prof. Seidu O. Muhammed||Member||East|
|14.||Mr John Obaro||Member||West|
|15.||Mr. Lawal Itopa Lamidi, FCA||Member||Central|
|16.||Dr. Isah Abdullahi||Member||East|
|17.||Prof. Sule Jafaru, Ph.D||Member||East|
|18.||Dr Audu Dangana, Ph.D||Member||East|
|19.||Prof . John O. Alabi, Ph.D||Member||West|
|20.||HE Amb. Shola Rafiu Enikanolaye||Member||West|
|21.||Mr. Tunde Ayeni||Member||West|
|22.||Prof. Suleiman A. S. Aruwa, Ph.D||Member||East|
|23.||Engr. Ismail Akaba||Member||Central|
|24.||Mr. Thomas Etu||Member||East|
|25.||Alh. Abubakar Sanusi Gamji||Member||Central|
|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 Adejoh||Member||East|
|33.||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|