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Dr. (Mrs) Patricia Adamu


Dr. (Mrs.) Patricia A. Adamu is an International and Development Economist with the following credentials: Ph.D. Economics, M.Sc. Economics and Statistics, M.Sc. Banking and Finance, B.Ed. (Hons) Economics, and NCE Economics. She won the best graduating student Award in NCE Economics as well as M.Sc. Banking and Finance, and she is also a scholar of the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Dr. Adamu’s areas of specialization include: Macroeconomics, International Economics and Economic Development/Human Capital Development. She has published several articles in indexed national and international journals and books. She is currently a Senior Programme Manager at WAIFEM.

Prior to her appointment in WAIFEM, Dr. Adamu was a Lecturer at the College of Education Ekiadolor (full-time), Benin City and the University of Benin (part-time) where she taught the following courses: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Quantitative Methods, Public Finance, International Trade and Labour Economics.

Dr. Adamu was at the International Monetary Fund(IMF) as a Visiting Scholar, and has attended national and international courses at the Bank of International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland; the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and the World Trade Organisation (WTO). She has also consulted for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and ECOWAS Commission, and facilitated in the UNDP training programme on pro-poor fiscal policy management for five Nigerian States, as well as the Central Bank of Nigeria under the aegies of WAIFEM.

Dr. Adamu is an experienced process facilitator whose preoccupation is to elicit excellent performance in organisations committed to transformation and renewal. She is a teacher, writer, manager, researcher, consultant, and above all, a program initiator, implementer and coordinator towards the achievement of desired goals.

Dr. Adamu is a life member of the Nigerian Economic Society, a member of the International Economic Association Young African Scholars Program, African Econometric Society, National Association for Research Development, and a Fellow of the Economics Institute / Consulting Economists Academy, West African (ECOWAS) Region. She is happily married with children and grandchildren.



Dr. Umoh

Dr. Okon Joseph Umoh



Mr Agu

Mr. Ogbonnaya Agu




Mr. Asante

Mr. Gabriel Asante





Mr. Momodou Jarjue





Mr. Alvin Johnson


Dr. Okon Joseph Umoh is the Senior Programme Manager, Macroeconomic Management Department. He is a Nigerian, born on April 11th, 1958. He obtained a B. Sc. Economics in 1985 from University of Calabar, he also holds a M. Sc Economics (Econometrics) and Ph. D. Economics (Econometrics) from University of Ibadan, Nigeria and University of Uyo, Nigeria respectively.

Until his appointment as the Senior Programme Manager on March 3, 2014, he was a Senior Lecturer, Department of Economics, University of Uyo, Nigeria between 1987 and 2014. He has also been a Managing Consultant , Foundation for Economic Research and Training (FERT), Uyo, Nigeria, since 1995, a lead consultant, FRIDA Consult, Uyo, Nigeria and a consultant to the Government of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria on Millenium Development Goals (MDGs) since 2005, among others.

Dr. Umoh is a member of Nigerian Economic Society (NES) and International Association of Environmental Impact Assessors.

He has published so many thesis, journal articles and books

He is married with two children




Mr. Ogbonnaya Agu attended the University of Calabar from 1986 to 1990 where he obtained a B.Sc. degree in Accounting. He joined WAIFEM in April 1997 as an Assistant Accountant and was later promoted to Senior Accountant in the Administration and Finance Department. He is currently the Programme Manager Financial Sector Management Department.

Mr. Agu has attended many short term courses in (Banking, Finance Management) both in Nigeria and abroad. He has considerable experience in donor fund accounting and is in the final stages of obtaining the ACCA qualification.

Mr. Agu is an Associate Member of the Institute of Business Development.



Mr. Gabriel Yaw Asante, a Ghanaian, was born on March 28, 1968. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Statistics from the University of Ghana and a master’s degree in Economic Policy Management also from the University of Ghana. In addition to his academic qualifications, Mr. Asante holds a professional qualification (Level II) of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA-UK). He has benefited from many seminars and training courses both in Ghana and outside Ghana.

Until his appointment as the Programme Manager, Macroeconomic Management Department, Mr. Asante has worked as a research and policy analyst at the Internal Revenue Service, Ghana and rose to the rank of Senior Inspector of Taxes (SIT). Over the years, he was also an Adjunct Lecturer at the Ghana Telecom University College, and Regent University College of Science and Technology where he taught Financial Management, Econometrics and Accounting. He served on many supervision committees at both undergraduate and MBA levels. He has to his credit the publication of “Basic Statistics Made Easy”.

He is married with three children.



Mr. Momodou Lamin Jarjue is the Programme Manager, Debt Management Department. He was appointed on March 15, 2017. He is a Gambian, born on July 2, 1968.

He hold an MBA in International Trade/Banking from Johnson and Wales University, Providence Rhode Island, USA - May 2004, and a BA in Economics / Math from St. Mary's University, Halifax, Canada. In addition to his academic qualifications, Mr. Jarjue holds a professional Higher Teachers Certificate (HTC) in Maths/Physics. He taught in Maths and Physics in both High Schools and Secondary Schools. He has benefited from many training courses both local and international.

Prior to his appointment at WAIFEM, Mr Jarjue has worked at the Central Bank of the Gambia since March 2006 at the Banking Department under the Open Market Operation (OMO), managing The Gambia domestic debt and rose through the ranks to Principal Banking Officer. He attended several debt management courses.

He is married with children.



Mr. Alvin G. Johnson is a Liberian, born on March 1, 1972.He earned his MA in Economic Policy Management from the University of Ghana, Legon in 2006 and B. Sc. (cum laude) in Economics from the University of Liberia in 2001.

Mr. Johnson joined the Research Department, Central Bank of Liberia in March 2002 and rose from the position of Junior Analyst to that of Economist in Balance of Payments Section. In 2009, Mr. Johnson was appointed as Consultant/Director for Policy and Planning at the Ministry of Finance and was responsible to conduct fiscal policy research, revenue impact analysis as well as develop tax policies aimed at improving taxation and revenue administration.

Prior to taking up the position of Research Manager at WAIFEM on October 6, 2011, Mr. Johnson lectured Economics on a part-time basis at the University of Liberia and the Stella Maris Polytechnic since 2007.

Mr. Johnson has attended several international courses and obtained certificates in Financial Programming and Policies, International Trade-in-Services Statistics, Revenue and Expenditure Programming, General Data Dissemination System and FDI Statistics, and Balance of Payments Compilation and Methodology.


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