Welcome to CBN Centre for Economics and Finance

The Central Bank of Nigeria Centre for Economics and Finance (CBN-CENEF) is the host of the Central Bank of Nigeria Collaborative Post-Graduate Program (CBN-CPP). The CBN-CPP is the CBN flagship intervention in the education sub-sector which is aimed at producing a critical mass of well-educated postgraduate degree holders in the fields of Accounting, Banking and Finance, Business Administration, and Economics. The collaborating Univesities are; Ahmadu Bello University, University of Ibadan and University of Nigeria, Nsukka. Accordingly, the CBN-CENEF are located in;

Who We Are


The vision of this Centre is to raise the quality of economics and finance teaching, learning, and practice in Nigeria, and the West African subcontinent through world-class research and training


The mission of the Centre is to produce highly skilled human resources at the postgraduate level with knowledge and research competence in economics and finance to surmount modern challenges


The philosophy of the Centre is to deploy world-class tools of learning in economics and finance grounded by educational excellence, hard work, and dedication to train and equip competent professionals with the skills to become trailblazers in finance, economics, and their future aspirations.

What We Do


Centres for Economics and Finance across the participating institutions boast of Faculty staff who are leaders in their fields of specialization with practicing/consulting field experiences in addition to vast teaching and research experience with publications in reputable journals.


The programs are grounded in multidisciplinary research on major policy issues relating to the financial sector, locally and internationally. The program seeks to ramp up the level and quality of research, particularly Policy-oriented research


Given the importance of integrating theory with practice, the program encompasses an outreach segment. The Centres constantly organizes conferences, seminars, guest lectures, and the dissemination of findings of policy research.

Our Team

Dr. Kingsley Obiora
Dr. Uwatt B. Uwatt
Prof. Ifeoma Madueme
Director of Centre, UNN
Prof. Festus Egwaikhide
Director of Centre, UI
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Prof. Auwalu Haruna
Director of Centre, ABU