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  Adebayo Adedeji  
   
 
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Adebayo Adedeji (1930- ) was executive secretary of the UN Economic Commission for Africa from 1975 to 1991. He was also a member of the Nigerian civil service, professor of administration at the University of Ife, and minister for economic development and reconstruction of post-civil war Nigeria (1971-75). He was born in Nigeria and educated at University College in Ibádan, Nigeria, and London and Harvard Universities. He is currently founder and executive director of the African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies, and member of the Advisory Board of the UN African Futures Project.

 

 
   
 
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