AYAGI, Prof. Ibrahim Alkali

Born August 8, 1940




B.Sc, M.A, Ph.D

Kano-born professor of economics who refused to succumb to IMF Conditionalities back in the mid-1980s, and got sacked as Managing Director of the then Continental Merchant Bank by the Babangida Administration
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Aishatu Mustapha, 1966
State of Origin: Kano State
Father's Name
Father's Status N/A
Mother's Name
Mother's Status N/A

He has 2 children

Profession Economist , Banker , Administrator
Working Experience comm. for Economic Development, Kano State, 1975-78; asst. General Manager, United Bank for Africa, 1978-80; edir. International Bank for West Africa Ltd., 1980-84; md. Continental Merchant Bank Ltd (now defunct), 1984-87; dg. Kano State Foundation, 1987-90; Managing Associate, IAA Associates Ltd., Kano, since 1991; ch. National Economic Intelligence Committee, from 1999-2003
Previous Appointments:

Proprietor, Hassan Ibrahim Gwarzo Secondary School (HIGSS), Kano State;

Karaye Junior Primary School 1950-51; Dandago Primary School, Kano, 1952-52; Gwarzo Senior Primary School, Kano, 1953-56; Wudil Teacher's College, Kano, 1958-60; Katsina Teacher's College Katsina, 1962-63; Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, 1967-70; University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, 1970-74.

Rockefeller Foundation Scholarship USA; Kano State honours award for contribution to state’s development, 1991

The Trapped Economy, Heinemann Educational Books Nigeria Limited, Ibadan, 1990.

Ayagi’s NEIC had worked silently behind the scenes to get Nigeria out of its crippling Foreign Debt, when we paid a $12b down-payment and the rest of the $32b loan was cancelled.


486, Gwale Quarters, Kano City, P.O. Box 4539, Kano State, tel: 064-647402

064-644225, 064-644662
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