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Professor Evans Osabuohien: One of the Six Youngest Professors in the History of the Nigerian Educational Landscape

Professor Evans Osabuohien, Covenant University’s Professor of Economics and the Youngest Professor in the institution, added another feather to his academic cap when he made the list of the ‘Six Youngest Professors Nigeria Ever Had’. He climbed the ladder to the coveted pinnacle of academic attainment as a Professor at the age of 38 in 2017.

The other five persons in the list include: Professor Tolulope Loto (Metallurgical and Materials Engineering), Professor Ayodele Awojobi (Mechanical Engineering), Professor Ahmad Doko (Quantity Surveying), Professor Damilola Olawuyi (Law), and Professor Charles Esimone (Bio-Pharmaceutics and Microbiology).

Professor Evans Osabuohien is invariably the only one in Business, Management and Social Sciences on the list. He is a Second-Class Upper Graduate of Economics from Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (2002), a Former Head, Department of Economics and Development Studies, Covenant University, Ota. He is the Pioneer Chair, Centre for Economic Policy and Development Research (CEPDeR) and the Pioneer Chair, Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE Ogun), where he leads vibrant interaction platforms among academia, policy and industry experts. His underpinning secret remains anchored on God, Focus and People (GFP).

Professor Evans Osabuohien leading a National Discourse as Keynote Speaker

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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 publication of four books and over 155 scholarly articles. 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). He is the Editor of ‘Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions’ (2015) and ‘The Palgrave Handbook of Agricultural and Rural Development in Africa’ (2020), Handbook of Research on Institutions Development for Sustainable and Inclusive Development in Africa (2021) as well as the Guest Editor for African Journal of Economic and Management Studies (AJEMS) on ‘Labour Issues in Africa’s Agricultural and Rural Transformation I & II’ (2020).