a) Research & Publications

  • Independent Monitoring of 2008/09 Harmonized Nigerian Living Standard Survey (HNLSS) for National Bureau of Statistics (2008/9).
  • Independent Monitoring of 2009/10 National Manpower Stock and Unemployment Survey for National Bureau of Statistics.
  • Initiation and editing of NEXIM Bank’s second publication: Nigerian Export Manual: A Guided Approach (1995).
  • Major Input/Contribution to ‘How to Revive the Nation’s Non-oil Sector’ in Vision 2010.
  • Production of Primrose Tower Digest, the economic journal of the First City Group (2002).

b) Small Business Development Services – training, counseling, finance, and economic policy


  • Banking policy expert in USAID’s Promoting Improved Sustainable Microfinance Schemes – PRISMS (2004) in Nigeria
  • Member of the negotiating team for the World Bank’s Small and Medium Enterprises Development Loan in Washington DC.
  • Facilitation (with SMEDAN) of various UNDP projects in support of MSME Development in Nigeria (2005- 31 Dec. 2009)
  • World Bank MSME Project – Implementation partner (2005-31 Dec. 2009)
  • IFAD’s Rural Micro-enterprises Development Programme – RUMEDP (2007): Appraisal Mission Facilitator and Discussant
  • Member, National Microfinance Consultative Committee (up to December 2009)
  • Member, Governing Council, Entrepreneurship Development Centres, Nigeria (up to December 2009)
  • Initiation, coordination and supervision of SMEDAN’s BDS Programmes across the country, including general, youth, women and pre-retirement entrepreneurship development programmes (2003-2009).
  • Train the Trainers Programme for WINROCK International (implementing USAID’s Aids Impact Mitigation (AIM) Project in Nigeria (2010).
  • Review of the Microfinance Policy Framework for the Central Bank of Nigeria (2010).
  • Contribution to the pre-retirement training curriculum of Bureau for Public Service Reform (BPSR) and facilitating as a consultant in the programme implementation in South-West Nigeria (2010).
  • Organised and ran the 2010 General Entrepreneurship Development Programme (GEDP) for Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) in Lagos, Nigeria

c) Technical/Professional Facilitation of Local and International Conferences

  • Facilitation of the African Development Bank (AfDB)’s Workshop on Addressing Capacity Constraints to the Development of SMEs in Africa (2010).
  • Facilitation of 4th AFRACA (African Rural and Agricultural Credit Association) Agribanks Forum on Financing Options for Agricultural and Rural Development in Sub-Saharan Africa (2010)
  • Facilitation of Central Bank of Nigeria’s Fifth National Microfinance Conference and Entrepreneurship Awards (2011)

d) Special National Assignments Performed by Our Managing Partner while in Government


  • Facilitation (as Secretary) of the Banking Sector Sub-committee of the Presidential Committee on the National Economic Recovery (2001-2002).
  • Coordination of the Central Bank’s Inter-ministerial Committee on the Establishment of a Commodity Exchange in Nigeria (1988/89).
  • Member of the Nigerian delegation on International Commodity Agreements – cocoa, rubber and coffee (1986-93).
  • National Committee on the Design and Preparation of Export Trade Documents (1986);