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Emerald Book Release: COVID 19 in the African Continent

The COVID-19 in the African Continent: Sustainable Development and Socioeconomic Shocks published by the globally recognised publisher, Emerald Publishing Limited, was recently released in May 2022.

The book is edited by a team of researchers led by Professor Evans Osabuohien, with Professor Gbadebo Odularu, Dr Daniel Ufua and Dr Romanus Osabohien as co-editors.

In this timely and topical book, the challenges occasioned by COVID-19 and the associated socioeconomic situations and how they can be tackled in the African continent are expounded. Furthermore, the book explores the range of economic interventions that can alleviate the immediate impact of COVID-19 by offering an in-depth understanding of the disruptive impacts of COVID-19 on the African continent. Another uniqueness of this book is that it offers insights into the challenges and complications interrelated COVID-19 and other socioeconomic shocks in Africa. Also, the interdisciplinary positions of diverse authors from different African countries provide interesting cases and understanding that enriches the readers’ knowledge of these salient issues.

The book can be accessed on the publisher’s website at this LINK.

Also, it is one of the outcomes of the project embarked on by Professor Evans Osabuohien and a team of researchers in the heat of COVID-19 lockdown in 2020. The initial call can be viewed HERE.


Prof Evans Osabuohien is a good team player, hardworking, intelligent and self-driven who demonstrates maturity, innovativeness and responsibility on any assignment. He is endowed with a pleasant personality and capability to work effectively in multi-cultural environments. He has executed funded research projects as an individual, team leader, and team member. He is astute in research, which has resulted in the publication of books and numerous scholarly articles. In November 2022, he was ranked among the top 2% in his research field. He has participation in conferences/workshops/short courses across the world. He was appointed as the Head of Department (HOD) in 2016, emerging as the Youngest HOD in the University. He received a Double Promotion to the Rank of a Full Professor of Economics in December 2017, which made him the Youngest Professor in the University. In May 2020, he was recognised as ‘One of the 6 Youngest Professors Nigeria Ever Had’. He is the Pioneer Chair at the Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR) as well as the Pioneer Chair for Regional Centre of Expertise, Ogun State (RCE Ogun). He is a member of many International Learned Societies/Professional Associations. He is a Visiting Professor at Witten/Herdecke University, Germany and Visiting Scholar at University of Economics Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (June- December, 2020).