Abubakar Inuwa is a trained Economist with over 20 years of local and international practice spread across the public and private sectors. A graduate of Economics with a Master’s degree in Economics and an additional Masters in Economic Policy Management and currently pursuing his doctorate degree in Economics at Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria. Mr. Inuwa was a World Bank Consultant and Columbia University Ambassador, North Africa, and the Middle East. In 2012, Mr. Inuwa was selected as one of the 12 global Economists to be sponsored by the World Bank Group to study at the prestigious Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, New York (USA).
Mr. Inuwa’s working experience spans insurance, commercial and central banking where he worked with Nigeria Reinsurance, Standard Trust Bank Plc, and the Policy Directorate of the Central Bank of Nigeria. During his stay with the CBN, Mr. Inuwa was part of the team that worked on the “Impact of AMCON Liquidity Surfeit on Monetary Policy” and the “Impact of Regulatory Sanctions on Banks for Non-compliance with Foreign Exchange Guidelines”. He was also involved in most of the Bank’s high-profile meetings involving the IMF and the World Bank on Article IV Consultations, the Fitch Rating Agency, and Standard & Poor (S&P) on External Sector Development. He was the country’s focal point person for the harmonization of Balance of Payments and International Investment Position for West African Sub-region.
Mr. Inuwa served on various Committees including a standing Committee on Foreign Exchange Management and worked closely with core Departments such as Reserve Management, Financial Markets, Trade and Exchange, Research, Banking and Payments, Monetary Policy Departments among others. Before his secondment to Gombe State Government in December 2019, Mr. Inuwa was the Head, Statistical Method Office, and Managing Editor of the Central Bank Journal of Applied Statistics (CBN-JAS) and a member of the Technical Committee for the review of “National Integrated Infrastructure Master Plan”.
At the International scene, Mr. Inuwa has consulted for the World Bank Group and worked with Human Development Network in Washington DC in 2013. Specifically, He was part of the team responsible for the preparation of an in-depth country report on Nigeria, Ghana, Mozambique, and Kenya for the Education Markets for the Poor - Engaging the Private Sector. He developed an Education Policy Assessment Report using Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) and contributed to Framework Paper on Private Sector Engagement - using System Approach for Better Education Result (SABER).
Mr. Inuwa is a certified Public Financial Management Analyst with additional certifications in Debt Sustainability Analysis, Budget, and the Parliament, Economics of Education for Policy Makers, Balance of Payments and International Investment Position, Macro-econometrics, Interrupted Time Series Analysis among many others.
He is the founder of Abubakar Inuwa Tata Foundation (www.aitfoundation.com ), a not for profit organization established to support academically talented but disadvantaged children through scholarships, annual lecture series, guidance & counseling, employment scouting, and other civic engagements.