Prof. Mike Kwanashie B.Sc. (Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria) MA Economics (Northwestern University, Evanston, USA) PhD Economics, (McGill University, Montreal, Canada) FNES, FSSAN, FIMC

University career with Ahmadu Bello University in the department of Economics from 1975, rose the rank of Professor of Economics in1992. He has been a member of staff of the department since 1975. In the past forty-four years Professor Mike Kwanashie has taught various undergraduate and post graduate courses in economics and has supervised and inspired many undergraduate and post graduate students. He served as the President of the Nigerian Economic Society (1999-2001) and was honored with the fellowship of the society in (FNES, 2007). He was the President of the Academy of the Social Science (2003-2005) and was honored with its fellowship. He is a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants.

In addition to his personal research work which resulted in numerous publications he worked for and in collaboration with research institutes, individuals and groups of researchers.

From 1989 to 1992, he was on secondment to the Federal Ministry of Industry as Training Coordinator of the Policy Analysis Department (PAD), NISER, Ibadan. He became the National Project Coordinator of the 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.

From 1996 to 1998, he was the National Programme Management Adviser of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Development Programme of the Federal Ministry of Industry.

From 1998 to 2003 he was the Foundation Director, Institute for Development Research, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. From 2002 to 2003, he was the Director of the Independent Policy Group (IPG) Policy Think Tank of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and became the Special Adviser (Economic and Social Affairs) to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the Office of the Vice-President.

From 2012 to 2018 he was the Vice Chancellor Veritas University Abuja. He is currently Professor of Economics Ahmadu Bello University Zaria Nigeria