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Doyin Salami Biography: Facts You Should Know About Buhari’s Chief Economic Adviser



President Muhammadu Buhari recently appointed Doyin Salami as his new chief economic adviser,according to a statement signed by Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, on Tuesday.

What you need to know about Doyin Salami, the new chief economic adviser, is listed below.

Doyin Salami Biography

Doyin Salami appointed as chief economic adviserDoyin Salami who was born in 1963, has earned several degrees and has worked in various capacities to improve the economic climate in Nigeria and beyond.


Salami went to the University Tutorial College for his A level after finishing high school in Igbobi College, Yaba, Lagos, according to his LinkedIn page, before moving to the United Kingdom in 1980 to study for a Bachelor of Science, Economics, which he earned in 1984.

Doyin Salami’s  passion for research led him to pursue a Masters of Science (MSc) in 1985 and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 1989 in Economics from the same university. His research interests included corporate long-term financial management, macroeconomic policy, corporate competitiveness and risk management, and characteristics of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Doyin Salami Professional Career 

His professional career, however, did not begin in the classroom. It all started when he started consulting for Adetutu & Co. Ltd. before joining the University of Lagos as a lecturer in the Department of Economics.


Salami quickly established a career in consulting as the managing partner of Edward Kingston Associates, an economic consulting firm where he led a team to develop the Nigerian economy’s macroeconomic model in 1997, which he later merged with Soft Skills in 2014 to form Kainos Edge, a consulting firm.

He’s also worked as a consultant for Coca-Cola Nigeria and Equatorial Africa (CCNEAL), the Department for International Development (DFID), the World Bank, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), among others.

Salami was appointed to the Federal Government’s Economic Management Team by former President Yar-Adua in 2009. After a year, his brilliance led to his appointment to the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria, where he served for two terms before retiring in 2017.


He is a member of the Advisory Group for Sub-Saharan Africa (AGSA) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), as well as the Board of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and Co-Chair of the Central Organising Committee for the Nigerian Economic Summit in 2009.

His Appointment 

President Muhammadu Buhari appointed him as chairman of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC) in September 2019, and he became President Buhari’s Chief Economic Adviser in January 2022.

Doyin Salami  Net Worth. 

His net worth is estimated to be above $35,000


Doyin Salami  biography will be updated as soon as we get more information.




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