All roads will lead to Community Primary School, Orogwe, Umunwoha, Owerri-West, Local Government Area of Imo State, where the state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha would join A-list in the state to celebrate one of their own, Dr. Eberechukwu Uneze, who is an Executive Director with Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON).
The event is the grand reception in honour of Dr. Uneze an illustrious son of Orogwe, Umunwoha who is also one of the leading lights in Imo State. To ensure that everything went on as planned, newsbitsng.com gathered that, the Imo State governor and members of his cabinet would practically ‘relocate’ the Imo State seat of government to Orogwe, Umunwoha on Saturday May 27, 2017 at 11.00a.m. The reception is happening under the umbrella of Umunwoha Patrotic Front (UPF), an elite association of scholars, political and business heavyweights in the area.
Before Dr. Uneze’s appointment at AMCON, he was previously Executive Director of the Centre for the Study of the Economies of Africa (CSEA) and Head of the Centre’s Public Financial Management & Governance (PFMG) research area. Dr. Uneze’s previously worked in the Nigerian banking sector in various roles, and as an Economics lecturer at the University of Kent and Baze University.
Dr. Uneze’s research interest cuts across Public Economics and Policy Analysis, Development Finance, and Impact Evaluation. He works at the frontier of global development, and is widely recognized as one of the leading development thinkers in Nigeria and Africa. In 2013, he received a lifetime achievement award from the Global Development Network for his contributions to the advancement of research and capacity building in Africa.
Dr. Uneze has provided policy advice to domestic and international institutions including the World Bank, DfID, AfDB, ODI and various Nigerian government agencies. He holds a PhD in Economics from the UK, a Master of Science degree in Economic Management and Policy from the University of Strathclyde, UK, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the Imo State University, Nigeria. Dr. Uneze’s also received post-graduate trainings from Harvard University (USA), Duke University (USA), Laval University, Quebec (Canada); George Washington University (USA); and University of Bologna (Italy), just to mention a few.