1. Research Grant on “Global Value Chain Participation of Firms in SSA: Insights from Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria”, by the African. Economic Research Consortium (AERC), under its Collaborative Research Programme, May 2023.
  2. Research Grant on African Continent Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and Agrifood Sector, Agricultural Food and Resource Economics, Michigan State University, March 2023.
  3. Selected as one of the Authors for 7th Edition of the Global Environment Outlook (GEO-7) by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The 1st Workshop at United Nations Conference Centre, Bangkok, Thailand, 13-17th March 2023.
  4. Research Grant on “Assessing the Effect of Digital and Flexible Payment Options on the Uptake of Health Insurance by the Nigerian Informal Sector”, awarded by J-PAL Africa, November 2022.
  5. Research Grant on ‘Governance and Africa’s Financial Development amidst Sustainable Digitalisation’, by Wits Enterprise, Wits School of Governance, South Africa, October 2022.
  6. Honoured as SDG-8 Champion, Awarded by Covenant University Management for Outstanding Contributions to the Achievement of the University in the 2022 Times Higher Education Impact Ranking, May 2022. Highlights on Online.
  7. Appointed as Member of Covenant University Sustainability Committee, June 2022.
  8. Grant for Research Project on ‘Agricultural Risks, Pandemics, and Farm-Household Welfare and Diversification Strategies’, by United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) under its Social Protection, Taxation and Crises, March 2022.
  9. Grant to Organise the Summer Institute in Computational Social Science (SICSS) Awarded by The Russell Sage Foundation. Details on Online (with Emmanuel Olamijuwon, Fidelia Dake and Obindah Gershon), January 2022.
  10. External Assessor, Selection Committee for the Appointment of Distinguished Visiting Professor (DVP), University of Johannesburg, South Africa, June 2021.
  11. Distinguished Reviewer of the Year 2020, Emerald Literati Award by Emerald Publishing, December 2020.
  12. External Assessor, Publications for Promotion to Professorial Cadre, University for Development Studies, Tamale, Ghana, since June 2020.
  13. Member, African Scientific Research and Innovation Council (ASRIC) Working Group to Study the Socioeconomic Impact of COVID-19 on Africa. ASRIC is a Specialised Technical Advisory Body to the African Union-Scientific, Technical and Research Commission (AU-STRC), September 2020.
  14. Member, Expert Panel Discussion on Africa’s Agriculture Revolution to 2040, October 2020-2021.
  15. Grant for Research Linkage Programme from Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (with Dr Magdalene Silberberger, Witten/Herdecke University, Germany), July 2020.
  16. Recognised as one of the 6 Youngest Professors in Nigeria, Opera News, May 2020.
  17. Top 10 Downloaded Paper 2018-2019 Award, Wiley Publishers for ‘Bilateral Trade Performance in West Africa: A Gravity Model Estimation’ in African Development Review, April 2020.
  18. External Assessor for Postgraduate Programme, College of Business & Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, since April 2020.
  19. Research grant on Tax Morale and Public Service Provision in Different States of Nigeria (with Belinda Archibong & Tom Moerenhout), International Centre of Tax and Development (ICTD), UK, November 2019.
  20. Appointed as a Member of the National Universities Commission (NUC) Panel for Universities Accreditation, since 2019.
  21. Research Grant, Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Rural Change and Social Conflict (LARCC)’, award by GIGA (German Institute for Global and Area Studies), July 2019.
  22. Equipment Subsidy Grant, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, July 2019.
  23. External Examiner for Postgraduate Programme, University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe, since October 2019.
  24. External Examiner for Ph.D Thesis, Moshi Co-operative University, Tanzania, since July 2019.
  25. External Examiner for Postgraduate Programme, Bells University of Technology, Nigeria, since March 2019.
  26. Assessor/Evaluator, South Africa’s National Research Foundation (NRF) for Evaluating the Quality of the Research Outputs and Standing of Professors, since 2018.
  27. Research Fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), at Faculty of Management & Economics, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Germany, July 2019.
  28. Overall Best Conference Paper Award, 1st International Conference on African Entrepreneurship & Innovation 2019, De Montfort University, Leicester, UK, June 2019.
  29. Zenith Bank PLC’s Grant for Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE Ogun)’s Activities, January 2019. This was the aftermath of RCE Ogun’s Acknowledgement by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) in 2018.
  30. African Economic Research Consortium (AERC)’s Collaborative Project on ‘Rethinking Regional Integration in Africa for Inclusive and Sustainable Development, November 2018.
  31. Alexander von Humboldt Visiting Professor, at Faculty of Management & Economics, Witten/Herdecke University, Witten, Germany, under the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation’s ‘Renewed Research Stay Fellowship Programme’, August 2018.
  32. Member, Board of Directors, Covenant Microfinance Bank (CMFB) Limited, Ota, Nigeria, since July 2018
  33. Research Grant, from the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF)/National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS) for a Research Project on Developing an African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Country Strategy for Nigeria, June 2018.
  34. Member, Board of Directors, African Finance & Economic Association (AFEA), since 2017.
  35. Award of Excellence for Contribution towards Students’ Development and Advancement of Education in Nigeria, Nigerian Economics Students Association (NESA), March 2018.
  36. Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA)’s 2017 Meaning-making Research Initiatives (MRI) Competition Award to carry out a research project on ‘Large-scale Land Investments and (Un)Employment Questions in Africa: Quantitative and Qualitative Insights from Nigeria’, December 2017.
  37. Appointed as the Director of the Mentorship Programme, the African Finance and Economic Association, October 2017-May 2020.
  38. Lecturer of the Year, Nigerian Economics Students Association, April 2016.
  39. Research Project with IFPRI on Cocoa & Maize Value Chain and Computation of Natural Rate of Protection for Nigeria, April- December 2016.
  40. Research Project with DTT Farms on Background Study on Rice Production, Processing and Marketing in Ogun State, Nigeria, April – August 2016.
  41. Innovative Research Grant awarded by African Growth and Development Policy Modelling Consortium (AGRODEP)/International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), USA, April 2015.
  42. Grant on Localisation of Teaching Material on Regional Trade Agreements for Nigeria & ECOWAS, by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Virtual Institute, 2015.