President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a chief economic adviser for the first time since coming to power.
He is Dr Doyin Salami, who until his appointment as the chief economic adviser to the president (CEAP), he was the chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).
A statement issued by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President (Media and Publicity) Tuesday did not say whether he is to combine both positions.
His appointment makes it the first time Buhari would be having a chief economic adviser, having only utilized advisory teams and a special adviser on the economy, Dr. Adeyemi Dipeolu, who was deployed to the office of the Vice President in 2016.
Dr. Salami (59)1989 doctorate degree graduate in Economics of Queen Mary College, University of London, 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.
The statement said 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.