With less than two years to vacate office and after spending over six years in office, President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, appointed Dr. Doyin Salami as Chief Economic Adviser to the President (CEAP).
The appointment has generated lots of questions from the critical mass citizens of Nigeria on what achievement is expected to be made by Dr. Salami within the short timeframe.
Senator Shehu Sani asks “What can Chief Economic Adviser do with less than two years to go?”
Others criticised President Buhari for wasting the past more than six years in office without Chief Economic Adviser who is expected to assist him in shaping his economic policies and decisions.
He is Dr Doyin Salami, up till now Chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).
A 1989 doctorate degree graduate in Economics of Queen Mary College, University of London, Doyin Salami, 59, is 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.
According to a statement by the Presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, “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; develop and recommend to the President national economic policies to foster macro-economic stability, promote growth, create jobs, and eradicate poverty, among others.”