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 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.
Comrade Nowinta Igbotako is a Pro-democracy and Human Rights activist. He holds Bachelor’s of Science degree in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution from the National Open University of Nigeria. He is a Peace & Conflict Resolution practitioner in Benin City, Edo State. He is currently the Publicity Secretary, Society for Peace Studies & Practice (SPSP), Edo State. Nowinta is also a foremost pro-democracy and human rights activist with vast experience in citizens mobilization and advocacy and was former Chairman, Committee For The Defense of Human Rights (CDHR), Edo State, during the darkest period of military dictatorship in Nigeria (1995- 1999); Chairman, National Conscience Party (NCP), a group founded by the Late renowned Human Rights Lawyer, Chief Gani Fawehinmi in Edo State(2006- 2011; Edo State ( 2009-2011). Nowinta is also a writer and a journalist. He is currently the Nigeria Bureau Chief of Alltimepost.com newspaper, based in Boston Massachusetts, USA and a weekly columnist. He is an author at Amazon, prolific writer, erudite Television/Radio analyst; publisher, Consultant/Researcher @ Nigeria Good Governance Research Centre (NIGOREC).
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.