Prof Milton Iyoha
(Acting Chairman)

Milton Iyoha is a Professor of Economics with a Ph.D in Economics from the  Yale University, USA, 1970. He is currently a Professor of Economics (Adjunct) at the Department of Economics, Banking and Finance, Benson Idahosa University Benin City, Nigeria. He was at different times Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Benin, Benin City and Head of Department of Economics and Statistics of the same University.   He was a visiting Research Scholar at the Central Bank of Nigeria. He also served as the Dean, College of Business Administration and Management Studies and Professor of Business Administration and Economics, Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria. Professor Iyoha was also a former Chief Economist, Nigerian Economic Summit Group Lagos, Nigeria and  visiting Fellow, Visiting Research Fellow Research Department, International Monetary Fund, Washington, D. C. USA.

Rev. David Ugolor

Rev. David Ugolor is the Executive Director of Africa Network for Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ). ANEEJ is an NGO based in Benin City promoting good governance and anti-corruption work through research, policy dialogue, education and advocacy. David Ugolor has over two decades working experience on anti-corruption work and also has Master Degrees on Agricultural Economics and the Study of Corruption from the Universities of Benin and Sussex. He has made several paper presentations on corruption, Illicit Financial Flows and Sustainable Development at both local and International workshops, and Seminars. David Ugolor has participated as a resource person in several UN meetings and also facilitated civil society engagement on Open Government Partnership and currently serve as the Co-Chair of the Anti-Corruption Working Group of the Open Government Partnership Nigeria. David Ugolor also facilitated the Pre-Global Forum on Asset Recovery consultation in Nigeria and participated in the GFAR panel debate held in December, 2017 in Washington DC.

Mr. Nowinta Igbotako

Comrade Nowinta Igbotako is a Pro-democracy and Human Rights activist. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN). He is a Peace & Conflict Resolution practitioner in Benin City, Edo State. He is currently the Publicity Secretary at Society for Peace Studies & Practice (SPSP), Edo State. Nowinta is a foremost pro-democracy and human rights activist with vast experience in citizens’ mobilization and advocacy, and was the former Chairman of Committee For The Défense of Human Rights (CDHR), Edo State, during the darkest period of military dictatorship in Nigeria (1995- 1999); Chairman, National Conscience Party (NCP, Edo State), a group founded by the Late renowned Human Rights Lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi (2006- 2011; General Secretary, Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, (CNPP, Edo State, 2009-2011). Nowinta is also a journalist. He is currently the Nigeria Bureau Chief of newspaper, based in Boston Massachusetts.

Augusta Akindor

Ms. Augusta Akindor is an Economics graduate of Bendel State University, Ekpoma, Edo State. She has over fifteen years’ experience working in the public sector of the Delta State Government. As Chief Inspector of Taxes with the Delta State Board of Internal Revenue, she has a record of superior results in a variety of challenging and multicultural environments. She equally has a unique blend of visionary leadership and executive business savvy with competencies to spearhead strategic planning and bottom-line results. She equally has excellent negotiating and problem-solving skills and a proven ability to manage and complete tasks to the highest standard.

Prof. Eddy Onemolease

Prof. Eddy Onemolease holds a PhD in Agricultural Extension with 29 years of experience in university teaching, research, and consulting. Eddy has strong project/program management skills, is result-oriented, and is experienced in team building and coordination. Eddy has successfully managed USAID-funded activity and has extensive research (both academic and consulting) experience having led and supervised several research works including a postgraduate thesis, agricultural (food security/livelihood) program evaluation, Environmental and Social Impact Assessments (ESIA), project (grant) management, business assessment and monitoring. Other skills of interest include data management and statistical analysis. Eddy has consulted for international development agencies such as USAID Feed the Future projects, DFID, United Nations (UN) Migration Agency, Norwegian Embassy, Foundation for Partnership Initiative in the Niger Delta (PIND), Catholic Relief Services, Action Aid, International Centre for Agroforestry Research (ICRAF). He has also consulted for private sector firms, State governments, among others.

Prof. Grace Oghenerobor Alufohai

Professor Grace Oghenerobor Alufohai holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics (Agric. Marketing and Cooperatives) with 28 years of experience in university teaching, research and service to community. She is a distinguished professor with a profound dedication to the field of Agricultural Economics. Her extensive experience, academic achievements, and commitment to research make her a significant contributor to the advancement of agricultural practices and policies in Nigeria and beyond. Grace was a 2-time Head of Department and served in several Departmental, Faculty and University committees and has extensive research in Agricultural cooperatives, Agricultural marketing, Women in Agriculture, Poverty and Food security. She has supervised numerous B.Sc projects in UNIBEN, BIU and Babcock University, over 50 M.Sc Projects in UNIBEN, BIU and Babcock University, and 20 PhD theses (5 still ongoing) in UNIBEN, BIU and Babcock University. She was an external examiner for several universities for MSc and PhD theses, an external assessor to several universities for promotion purposes and has over 95 scholarly publications in reputable journals locally and internationally.
She is a member of several national and international professional associations such as: ASN, NAAF, FAMAN, AAAE, AFMA, AWSE, GNAT, IAAE, IFMA, ICOPRON and attended several national and international conferences with papers presented.