AYIDA, Allison Akehe

Born June 16, 1930



B.A, M.A, political economist, administrator, born June 16, 1930, Gbelebu-Siluko, Delta State; married Victoria Oluremi Cheke, has three sons, two daughters; Education: King's College, Lagos, Queen's College Oxford, London School of Economics and Political Science, 1956-57, Chase Manhattan Bank, New York, 1958, Federal Reserve Bank, New York, 1959; Career: Appointed Assistant Secretary, Federal Ministry of Finance, 1972-75; Permanent Secretary,'Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Reconstruction, 1963-71; Assistant Secretary, Federal Public Service, October, 1957; Secretary to the Federal Military Government and Head of the FederalCivil Service 1975-77; presently and Economic and Financial Consultant, Fin invest Associates Nigeria Limited; Board member, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1963-71; Board member, National Electric Power Authority, 1963- 1971; Chairman, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, 1967-1968; Chairman, National Rehabilitation Commission for Emergency Relief Operation and Post-War Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, 1969-71; member, National Universities Commission, 1969-75; Chairman,Nigerian Security Printing and Minting Company Limited, 1972-75; Chairman, CFAONigeria Limited;Secretary, National Economic Council/Joint Planning Committee of Experts; Chairman, Centre-Point Securities Limited; Chairman, Centre- Point Investments Limited, Chairman, Commercial Bank (Credit Lyonnais Nigeria) Limited; Chairman, Berger Paints Nigeria Limited, S.G.E.N. Limited; Director, Lever Brothers Nigeria Limited and numerous other private Companies; Governor Alternate, Board of Governors of the International Monetary Fund / World Bank; President, Nigerian Economic Society, 1972-73; member, Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research, 1963-1971; member, Board of Governors, International Development Research Centre, Ottawa, Canada, 1978-85; fellow, Institute of Directors, fellow, Nigerian Institute of Management, fellow, Nigerian Economic Society; Foreign Honour: Officer clan l'ordre, National de merite, September, 1994; Honorary Degree: Doctor- ate Degree of Law, University of Benin; LL.D, Bayero University, Kano; Publications: Nigerian Revolution, 1973; Federal Civil Service and Nation Building, 1976; Reflections on Nigerian Development, Malthouse Press, Lagos, 1987; The Rise and Fall of Nigeria: The History and Philosophy of an African Experiment in Nation Building, University of Jos Convocation Lecture, 1987; National Reconstruction & Development, NICER, 1969; Hobbies: lawn tennis, table tennis, swimming, music; Official Address: Office of Chairman, CBCLN, Elephant House, 214, Broad Street, Lagos State. Telephone: 01-266-4762, 266-2950, Home: 01-613-836. Allison Ayida died on October 11, 2018 at the age of 88.
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Profession Political economist , Administrator
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October 11, 2018
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