Teaching and Research Experience:
University career started with appointment as Graduate Assistant, in the Department of Economics A.B.U. Zaria in 1975 and progressed to the rank of Professor of Economics in 1992 in the same department and has continued to date.
Research Team, Nigerian Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER) on the project “NISER Econometric Model of the Nigerian Economy” (1985).
Member, Economy Watch project, NISER (1986-1990).
On secondment to the Federal Ministry of Industry as Training Coordinator, Policy Analysis Department (PAD), NISER, Ibadan (1989-1990). National Project Coordinator, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO), Industrial Technical Assistance Project (ITAP) of the Federal Ministry of Industry [(UNDP/UNIDO Consultant), 1990-1992]. National Programme Management Adviser, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)-assisted Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Development Programme of the Federal Ministry of Industry (1996 - 1998). Member of research teams, Institute for Development Research Ahmadu Bello University Zaria. Consultant to ABUCONS Ahmadu Bello University on “Study on the Evaluation of the Revenue Powers and Responsibilities of the Three Tiers of Government in Nigeria” conducted for the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission Abuja. 1997. Lead Consultant to ABUCONS Ahmadu Bello University on Study on Fiscal Responsibility and Revenue Allocation in Nigeria” conducted for the Revenue Mobilization, Allocation and Fiscal Commission Abuja 2000. Chairman, Technical Committee on the National Trade Policy. Federal Ministry of Commerce Abuja 2001.
Team Leader, IBRD sponsored Nigeria Water Resources Management Strategy (Economic and Financing Team) Federal Ministry of Water Resources 2000 - 2001. Team Member DRN/ALF Programming Study for Nigeria (EU) 2000.Short-term consultant to the Budget Office of the Federation (BOF) on reform following the Phillip Committee report.Project leader, IBRD/USAID sponsored Nigeria Governance and Corruption Study IDR and a consortium of institutions 2001-2002 for the Federal Government of Nigeria.
Lead Consultant with A.G Garba on “A Study of the Possible Impacts of an EU-ECOWAS Economic Partnership Agreement” commissioned by the European Commission. ECOWAS Abuja. July 2002.Director, Independent Policy Group (IPG). A Policy Think Tank of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2002-2003.Presidential Special Adviser in the office of the Vice – President Federal Republic of Nigeria on Economic and Social Matters 2003 to 2006.Consultant to the Policy Analysis and Research Project (PARP) of the National Assembly (2007-2008).Consultant to SLGP on support to Kaduna State Government in incorporating the 11 Point Agenda and Multi-Year Budgeting into KADSEED II Guidelines 2008.Member Technical Review Team on the 2007 Federal Budget Proposal and Resource Person at the PARP Workshop for Members of the National Assembly.Chair, EPA Advisory Committee, Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry Abuja.Member of the Technical Review Team on the 2008 Federal Budget Proposal and Resource Person at the PARP Workshop for members of the National Assembly.Member of the Technical Review Team on the 2009 Federal Budget Proposal and Resource Person at the PARP Workshop for members of the National Assembly.
Chair, Technical Committee of the Expanded Focal Group on Trade Matters, Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry Abuja.
Member of the Macroeconomic Work Group of the Vision 20-2020 National Planning Commission 2009.Member committee on the preparation of Nigeria Vision 20:2020 1st Implementation Plan (2010 – 2013).
Head of Department, Department of Economics ABU Zaria 1987 - 90 Sub-Dean (Academics), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ABU Zaria 1983 - 84
Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences ABU Zaria 1984 - 86 Dean, Faculty of Art and Social Sciences ABU Zaria 1986 - 1988. Training Coordinator, Policy Analysis Department, Federal Ministry of Industry, Ibadan (1990-1992).Foundation Director, Institute for Development Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (1998 - 2003). Director, Independent Policy Group (IPG) Policy Think Tank of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 2002 - 2003. Special Adviser (Economic and Social Affairs) to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the Office of the Vice-President Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Member, National Economic Advisory Council (One of the statutory Planning Bodies) representing Nigerian Universities 1994 to 1999.
Member, Kogi State Council of Higher Institutions (1999).
President, Nigerian Economic Society (NES) 1999 – 2001.
Member, National Consultative Committee on Statistics (NCCS) 2000.
Member, National Advisory Committee on Statistics (NACS) 2000. Member, Governing Council Igbinedion University Okada (1999-2004).
Chairman, Drafting Committee to review Nigeria’s Trade Policy. Federal Ministry of Commerce, July 2000.
Member Steering Committee on Pension Reform in Public Enterprises in Nigeria 2001.
Member, National Focal Point on Multilateral Trade Matters 2001. President, Social Science Academy of Nigeria 2003 to 2005.
Member, Governing Board, Nigerian Institute of Internal Affairs (NIIA), Lagos 2004.
Member of Governing Council Veritas University (The Catholic University of Nigeria) 2007 to date.
Member, Expanded Committee on Multilateral Trade Issues, Federal Ministry of Commerce and Industry - 2011.
Chairman, Technical Committee of the Expanded Advisory committee on Multilateral Trade Issues. Federal ministry of Commerce and Industry 2008 to date. Member, Governing Council Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) 2009 to 2011.
Member, Governing Board, Nigerian Institute of Internal Affairs (NIIA), Lagos 2010 - 2011.
Afgrad Fellow African American Institute 1975 and 1976.
Fellow of the Nigerian Economic Society (FNES) 2007.