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Assoc. Prof. Ilemona Adofu

Research Interest

Monetary Economics, Agricultural Economics and Development Economics

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Biography


Dr. Adofu Ilemona is an indigene of Olowa in Dekina Local Government Area of Kogi. He holds a B.Sc in Economics from ABU Zaria in 1998, an M.Sc in Economics with bias in Monetary Economics from the Benue State University Makurdi in 2009 and a PhD in Agricultural Economics with specialization in Agricultural Finance from the Kogi State University in 2013. Dr. Adofu started his carrier as a Graduate Assistant in 2004 at Kogi State University Anyigba. He moved to Adamawa State University Mubi in 2014 as Senior Lecturer before joining the services of Federal University Lafia in March 2016 still as Senior Lecturer. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor of Economics in October 2018 Dr. Adofu is well published with about 58 journal papers to his credit and 35 out of the 58 are in international Journals of repute. Many of his work in the field of economics enjoy open access.

He was the Managing Editor, Confluence Journal of Economics, Kogi State University between 2013 – 2015, Editor-in-Chief ADSU Journal of Economics and Interrelated Discipline, Adamawa State University Mubi between 2015 – 2016, Editor-in-Chief, Lafia Journal of Economics and Management Sciences Federal University Lafia, 2016 - 2020 and currently the Editor in Chief, FULafia Journal of Entrepreneurial Development. Dr. Adofu was Head, Department of Economics, Adamawa State University Mubi between 2015 – 2016,  He was the Head, Department of Economics, Federal University of Lafia, 2016 - 2020,  Head, Staff Productivity Promotion Unit, Federal University of Lafia before his appointment as Acting Director, Centre for Entrepreneurial Development, Federal University of Lafia in May 2020..

He is a prodigy of erudition and a paragon of eloquence in self-expression in both written and spoken English. An attractive personality, well discipline, easy-going, astute, neat, hardworking and could equally work under pressure with a lot of ingenuity and innovativeness. An intellectually intimidating personality, you only need to witness the genuinely bewildered consternation interspersed with indescribable admiration on the faces of his audience when he speaks, to understand the kind of intimidation involved. Despite his intimating personality, he is one of those rare intellectuals who can communicate with the lay public; his public lectures are solid testament of his rare gift for communication and intellectual capability. He is married and the marriage is blessed with 3 lovely kids.


Selected Publications in Scientific Journals