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Dr. ILEMONA ADOFU


    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. Dr. Adofu is well published with about 42 journal papers to his credit and 25 out of the 45 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 and currently the Editor-in-Chief, Lafia Journal of Economics and Management Sciences Federal University Lafia. Dr. Adofu was Head, Department of Economics, Adamawa State University Mubi between 2015 – 2016 and he is currently the Head, Department of Economics, Federal University Lafia.

    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 (See the Links for complete list)

  1. Adofu. I and Salami, A. (2018), Unemployment and Mortality Rates in Nigeria: A Conitegration Aproach. Lafia Journal of Economics and Management Sciences Vol. 3. No. 2. Department of Economics, Federal University Lafia.

    Adofu, I and Okwanya, I (2018), Effect of Growth in Female Labour Participation on Economic Growth in Nigeria. Ilorin Journal of Economic Policy Vol. 1. No. 1. Department of Economics, University of Ilorin, Nigeria.

    Adofu, I and Alhassan A. (2018), Insecurity and Economic Development in Nigeria. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development Vol. 9 No. 18. Available www.ijstc.org.

    Adofu, I and Shaibu, I., (2017), Exchange Rate Volatility and Inflation in Nigeria (1986-2016), Journal of Economics and Development Studies Vol. 5. No 2. Dept. of Economics, Kaduna State University, Kaduna.

    Adofu. I and Okwanya, I. (2017), Linkages between Trade Openness, Productivity and Industrialization in Nigeria: A Co-Integration Test. Research in World Economy Vol. 8, No. 2. Sciedu Press Canada. Available @ http://rwe.

    Adofu. I and Salami, A. (2017), Effects of Monetary Policy Shocks in Nigeria: Evidence from Structural VAR Modeling. Lafia Journal of Economics and Management Sciences, Vol. 2, No 1. Department of Economics, Federal University Lafia, Nigeria.

    Adofu, I and Adofu, S.O. (2017), The Effect of National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP) on the Level of Poverty Among Women in Kogi State, Nigeria. In Entrepreneurship for Development: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Entrepreneurship Research and Development Centre, Kaduna State University, Kaduna-Nigeria.

    Adofu, I and Ayaka, M.A. (2016), Determinants of Internally Generated Revenue in Nasarawa State, Nigeria (1997 - 2016). Kwararafa University Journal of Management Science, Vol. 2 No 2. Department of Management Sciences, Kwararafa University Wukari, Taraba State.

    Okoroafor, D.O.K. and Adofu, I. (2016), An Empirical Investigation on the Relationship between Oil Consumption, Electricity and Economic Growth in Nigeria: 1986 -2015. Journal of Dev. And Society, Vol. 3, No 4. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Abuja, Abuja – Nigeria.

    Adofu, I and Gimba, O.J., (2016), Foreign Direct Investment and Economic Growth in Nigeria (1980-2015), Kwararafa University Journal of Management Science, Vol. 2 No 1. Department of Management Sciences, Kwararafa University Wukari, Taraba State.

    Adofu, I and Alhassan A., (2016), Impact of Interest Rate Deregulation on Gross Domestic Investment in Nigeria (1979-2015), Journal of Economics and Development Studies Vol. 4. No 1. Dept. of Economics, Kaduna State University, Kaduna.

    Adofu, I and Okoroafor, O.K.D., (2016), The Relationship Between Non-Oil Export and Real Domestic Product (RGDP) in Nigeria: 1986-2015. Journal of Economics and Development Studies Vol. 4. No 1. Dept. of Econs, Kaduna State University, Kaduna.

    Adofu I. Abdulsalam J. and Agama J.E (2016), Human Capital Development and Economic Growth in Nigeria. ADSU Journal of Economics and Interrelated Disciplines, Vol. 1 No. 1. Department of Economics, Adamawa State University, Mubi.

    Adofu I,  Adejoh, M.O. and Mohammed, I.D. (2015), The Agricultural Credit Guatantee Scheme Fund (ACGSF) and Food Security in Nigeria (1990- 2013). International Journal of Agricultural Economics, Management and Development. Vol. 5.  No 1. Dept. of Agric. Econs. And Ext. Kogi State University Anyigba.

    Adofu, I., Onuh U. F. and Abdulsalam, J.A (2015) Public-Private Partnership and Agricultural Development in Nigeria. A Case Study of Kogi State. Tansian Uni. Journal of Arts, Mgt. and Social Sciences. Vol 2(1). Tansian University, Umunya, Anampa State, Nigeria.

    Adofu, I, Taiga, U.U. and Tijani, Y. (2015) Manufacturing Sector and Economic Growth in Nigeria (1990 – 2013). Donnish Journal of Economics and International Finance Vol. 1 No 1.

    Adofu, I. Abdulsalam, J. and Ameji, N.E. (2014), Financial Liberalization and Savings Mobilization in Nigeria. ADSU Journal of Accounting Research Vol. 3&4. Dept. of Accounting, Adamawa State University Mubi.

    Adofu, I. Abdul O.M and Ugbede M. (2014), Industrialization and Economic Growth in Nigeria (1984 – 2013). Confluence Journal of Economics and Allied Studies Vol.1 No. 2. Dept. of Economics, Kogi State University Anyigba.

    Adofu, I. Solomon U. P. and Ugbede, M. (2014) Unemployment and Economic Growth in Nigeria. Confluence Journal of Economics and Allied Studies Vol.1 No. 1. Dept. of Economics, Kogi State University Anyigba.

    Adofu, I. and Tijani, Y. (2014), Finance as a Factor Influencing the Output of Food Crop Farmers in Kogi State. A Case Study of Bank of Agriculture (BOA) Food Crop Farmers Loan Beneficiaries. Confluence Journal of Economics and Allied Studies Vol.1 No.1. Dept. of Economics, Kogi State University Anyigba.

    Abula, M and Adofu, I (2013) An Evaluation of Microfinance Bank’s Staff Perception of the Major Constrain Factors Affecting the Performance of Microfinance Banks in Rural Agricultural Financing in Kogi State, Nigeria. Unique Journal of Business Management Research Vol. 1 No. 6. 100 – 106. Also available @ http://www.uniqueresearchjournals.org/UJBMR

    Adofu, I., Adofu, O.S. and Muhammed, I.D., (2013): Barter System in a Modern Nigeria Society, A Case Study of Bagana Barter Market in Omala Local Government Area of Kogi State. Open Journal of Business Administration and Management Vol. 1, No. 1. 1-6. Also available @ http://scitecpub.com/journals.php

    Adofu, I., Ocheja, A. and Abula m., (2013), Alleviating Poverty Through the Use of Entrepreneurship Skill Acquisition in Kogi State, Nigeria.  Aceh International Journal of Social Sciences. 2(1). P 1-10. Postgraduate School, Aceh University Indonesia. Also available @ www.jurnal.unsyiah.ac.id

    Adofu, I., Alehile, K.S., Agama, J.E. (2013), Financial Deepening and Economic Growth in Nigeria (1986 -  2010). Jalingo Economic and financial Review Vol. 2 No 1. Dept. of Economics, Taraba State University Jalingo.

    Adofu, I., Shaibu, O.S., and Yakubu, S. (2013): The Economic Impact of Improved Agricultural Technology on Cassava Productivity in Kogi State of Nigeria. International Journal of Food and Agricultural Economics Vol. 1, No. 1. 63-74. Department of Economics, Nigde University Turkey.  Also available @www.foodandagriculturejournal.com.

    Adofu, I., Orebiyi, J.S., and Otitolaiye, J.O. (2013), An Evaluation of the Possible Strategy for Effective Functioning of the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) in Kogi State, Nigeria. A Case Study of Food Crop Farmers Loan Beneficiaries. International Journal of Farming and Allied Sciences vol. 2(2) 48-52. Also available @www.ijfas.com.

    Adofu, I., Orebiyi, J.S., and Otitolaiye, J.O. (2013), Repayment Performance and Determinants of Food Crop Farmers Loan Beneficiaries of Nigeria Agricultural cooperative and Rural Development Bank (NACRDB) IN Kogi State, Nigeria (2008-2010). International Journal of Farming and Allied Sciences vol. 2(1) 11-17 Also available. @www.ijfas.com.

    Adofu, I., (2012), An Appraisal of the Factors Influencing the amount of Loan Obtained by the   Food Crop Farmers in Kogi State. A Case Study of Nigeria Agricultural cooperative and Rural Development Bank (NACRDB) Food Crop Farmers Loan Beneficiaries. Journal of Economic Growth and Transformation Vol. 1(3). 1-10. Institute of Chartered Economist of Nigeria.

    Adofu, I., Abula, M., and Agama, J.E., (2012), The effect of government budgetary allocation on agricultural output in Nigeria. Sky Journal of Agricultural Research vol. 1(1) 1-5. Also available@www.skyjournals.org/SJAR.

    Adofu, I.and Ocheja, A, (2012), An Evaluation of the Possible Strategies for a Sustainable and Successful Bank of Agriculture Service Delivery to Farmers in Nigeria. A Case Study of Food Crop Farmers in Kogi State. International Journal of Agricultural Economics, Rural Sociology and Development Vol. 4 (1). Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension, University of Abuja, Nigeria.

    Adofu, I., (2012), An Evaluation of the Major Constraints Hampering the Effective Functioning of the Nigerian Agricultural Cooperative and Rural Development Bank in Kogi State, Nigeria.              Jalingo Economic and Business Review, vol 1, no 1. 243 – 253. Department of Economics, Taraba State University Jalingo.

    Adofu, I. & Mohammed, A.S. (2010): The Impact of External Debt on Economic Growth in Nigeria (1986 – 2008). International Journal of Agricultural Economics, Management and Development Vol. 1, No. 1. 20-27. Dept. of Agric. Econs. And Ext. Kogi State University Anyigba.

    Audu, S.I., Adejoh, A.C. & Adofu, I. (2010): Economics of Child Labour among Farm Households in the Central Region of Nigeria. American-Eurasian Journal of Sustainable Agriculture Vol. 4, No. 3. 268—273.Also available@www.aensiweb.com

    Adofu, I.& Awoyemi, T.T. (2010): Population Density, Resource Degradation and Migration in Nigeria. International Journal of Social Science, Vol. 2, No. 9. 5-8

    Adofu, I., Antai, E. &Alabi, O. (2010): Informal Savings Mobilization and Investment: A Case Study of Rotating Savings and Credit Association (ROSCA) in Kogi State, Nigeria. Continental Journal of Social Sciences Vol. 3. 7-17. Also available @www.wiloludjournal.com

    Adofu, I., Abula, M. &Audu, S.I. (2010): An Assessment of the Effects of Interest Rate Deregulation in Enhancing Agricultural Productivity in Nigeria. Current Research Journal of Economic Theory Vol. 2, Issue 2. 82-86. Maxwell Scientific Organization Pakistan. Also available@www.maxwellsci.com

    Adofu, I.&Abula, M. (2010): Domestic Debt and the Nigerian Economy. Current Research Journal of Economic Theory Vol. 2, Issue 1. 22-26. Maxwell Scientific Organization Pakistan.  Also available @www.maxwellsci.com

    Adofu, I. (2010): Accelerating Economic Growth in Nigeria: The Role of Foreign Direct Investment. Current Research Journal of Economic Theory Vol. 2, Issue1. 11-15. Maxwell Scientific Organization Pakistan.  Also available @www.maxwellsci.com

    Abula, M.& Adofu, I. (2008): Housing Problems and Nigerian’s Quest for Development: Measures and Policy Options. Kogi Journal of Management Vol. 2, No. 2. 144-152. Faculty of Management Science, Kogi State University, Anyigba.

    Adofu, I. &Abula M. (2008): An Empirical Assessment of the Effect of Nigerian Stock Exchange on the Nigerian Economy (1990 – 2006). Kogi Journal of Management Vol. 2, No. 2. 69-75. . Faculty of Management Science, Kogi State University, Anyigba.

    Adofu, I. (2008): Telecommunication Sector Reforms in Nigeria: Issues, Outcome and Challenges. Africa Journal of Economy and Society Vol. 8 No. 1 & 2. 195-203. Aboki Publishers Makurdi, Nigeria.

    Akiri, S.E. & Adofu, I. (2007): Interest Rate Deregulation and Investment in Nigeria. Journal of Economics and Management Studies Vol. 2. No. 1. 33-41. Aboki Publishers Makurdi, Nigeria. Aboki Publishers Makurdi, Nigeria.

    Adofu, I. &Awoyemi, T.T. (2009): Population Density, Resource Degradation and Migration in Nigeria. Proceedings of International Conference on Research and Development Vol. 2, No. 2. UniversiteNationale Du Benin, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, Pan African Book, Accra Ghana.

    Adofu, I. &Awoyemi, T.T. (2009): Population Density, Resource Degradation and Migration in Nigeria. Programme and Book of Abstract for the Second International Conference on Research and Development Vol. 2, No. 2. Universite Nationale Du Benin, Cotonou, Republic of Benin, Pan African Book, Accra, Ghana.

    Adofu, I and Alade A. S. (2016): Agriculture and Diversification in Nigeria: The Role of Finance.     Proceedings of 2016 Annual National Conference of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Economist (F.U.T Owerri 2016) 17th – 20th October,2016.

    Adofu, I. (2018). Supply Response of Rice, Maize and Sorghum Farmers in Nigeria; 1986 – 2015. Proceedings of 2nd International Conference on Food and Agricultural Economics. 27th – 28th April, Alanya Turkey.

     

    Adofu, I (2010): Monetary policy Reforms and Financial Deepening in Nigeria. Readings in Nigerian Economy. G. I. Sheka (edited). Department of Economics, Gombe State University, Gombe. 179-194 

    Adofu, I. (2017), Bank of Agriculture and Food Crop Production in Nigeria. Scholar’s Press, Balti, Republic of Maldova. ISBN: 978-3-639-76347-8.

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