President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Dr. Doyin Salami as his Chief Economic Adviser (CEAP).
This is the first time a Chief Economic Adviser will be named for the president since he assumed office on May 29, 2015.
According to a statement issued on Tuesday by the Media Adviser to the President, Femi Adesina, Dr Salami was until his latest appointment the Chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).
A 1989 doctoral degree graduate in Economics of Queen Mary College, University of London, Salami, 59, was the 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.
He is also to develop and recommend to the president national economic policies to foster macro-economic stability, promote growth, create jobs and eradicate poverty, among others.