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Osa Felix Asemota

Osa Felix Asemota holds a degree in economics and an MBA both from the Obafemi Awolowo University Ife. He trained at the International Monetary Fund Institute in 1991 as a Balance of payments specialist. He is also an alumnus of Euromoney Training and the National Institute of Rural Indistrialization in Hyderabad, India. He had extensive work experience as an economist at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) including covering the Oil and Gas sector, Money and Banking Division, the stock market doing stock market indices, and finally an extensive stint in the Balance of Payments section in the External Sector Division. He went on secondment to the National Economic Reconstruction Fund where he distinguished himself managing the reporting system to the African Development Bank on the utilization of the 100 Units of Account (US$144.0 million) line of credit and more.....

Focus On Nigeria – The Next Frontier Economy ICES 2016

Analysing Nigeria’s Economy Towards The International CEOs’ Economic Summit | ICES September 15th & 16th 2016. Nigeria’s has a population of over 170 million people and is projected to be among the top 25 economies in the world by the year 2030. The population, growing at 2.83 percent per annum is the third fastest growing population in the world, behind India

Mohammadu Buhari

Growth Oriented Economic Restructuring For Nigeria

There is a convergence of opinion that the Nigerian economy is in urgent need of structural reworking. I hesitate to use the term “structural reforms”, knowing fully well, that the term “reform” has been a constant and often abused part of Nigerian economic lexicon since 1986. There is therefore understandable fatigue about the word “reform” within the Nigeria context

Solving Nigeria’s Budget Paralysis: Urgently Required, A Quantitative Easing Program

It is evidently clear that the current paralysis in the implementation of the 2016 budget is due to the inability to cash back the growth stimuli that were embedded in the budget. This is partly due to a false though unfortunate mindset, that somehow, you can save and starve your way out of a recession. The mindset above, constantly reminds me of a joke one of our IMF

International Trade

International Trade: The Untapped Engine Of Growth

International trade has historically been acknowledged as an important engine of growth for countries at different stages of development. Trade contributes to growth by facilitating efficient allocation of resources within countries. It also serves as an important transmitter of growth impetus such as technical knowledge, productivity growth and financial flows from one part of