Dr Mohammed Adaya Salisu has been appointed as the Senior Special Adviser to the President on Policy Development. Dr Mohammed Adaya Salisu was born in 1959 in Yobe State.
He graduated from the University of Maiduguri with a First Class in economics in 1982, Masters and Ph.D in Economics 1986 and 1990 respectively from Lancaster University, UK.
Prior to his appointment, he was the economic adviser to the President of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He was also the chief economist of both Gulf One Investment Bank, Bahrain and Gulf One Capital Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from 2007-2014, after a brief stint at the African Development Bank (2004-2007) as Principal Research Economist.
Dr Salisu has a long and illustrious career as Associate Professor in Economics and Researcher at Lancaster University Management School (1990-2004). He is author of over 40 journal articles, book chapters and economic reports in the field of development economics, international trade, business management, and finance.
He has published over 250 weekly economic updates on Global Economic Developments; Commodity Markets; Currencies and Capital Market.
The Concerned Northern Youths in a statement by Ustaz Musa Danjuma, yesterday, noted the appointment was timely and will allow Dr Salisu to contribute his quota to promote national development.
He has since resumed duty in the Presidency in Nigeria.