Adebayo Adedeji was United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa until 1991.


Adebayo Adedeji
African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies (ACDESS)
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P.O. Box 203
Ijebu-Ode
Nigeria
Email: adebayo_adedeji@acdess.org

Adebayo Adedeji was United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa until 1991. Before then, he served as Nigeria's Federal Commissioner (Minister) for Economic Development and Reconstruction for five years (1971-1975), following his tenure as a Professor of public administration and Director of the Institute of Administration at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife, Nigeria).

Professor Adedeji has written and edited widely, and his publications include: Nigerian Administration and its Political Setting; Nigerian Federal Finance; Developing Research on African Administration; Africa, the Third World and the Search for a New Economic Order; Economic Crisis in Africa — African Perspectives in Development Problems and Potentials; South Africa & Africa, Within or Apart?; Comprehending and Mastering African Conflicts: The Search for Sustainable Peace and Good Governance.





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