Department Of Economics

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Anfofum Abraham Alexander Ph.D
Head, Department of Economics

                                                                 Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna



At inception in 1985, the department commenced as department of Economics, awarding only B.Sc degree in Economics.  In 1987 the department was changed to the Department of Economics and Management Sciences as a result of the introduction of B.Sc degree programme in Accounting.  However, following the restriction of NDA academic programme in 2002, a combined degree programme in Economics/Accounting was introduced in place of the initial separate degree programme in Economics and Accounting.

The National Universities Commission Resource Verification Team visited the department in December 2007 to access unapproved/new academic programme.  After the verification and assessment exercise, the National Universities Commission gave approval for the splitting of the combined degree programme in Economics/Accounting into separate degree programmes in Economics and Accounting respectively.  The department became full-fledged Economics department in 2013.


The aim of the Department is to produce graduates (Officer Cadets) and postgraduate students who are able to proffer solution to socio-economic problems that affect the Nigerian Armed Forces and the society at large.  The degree programmes have been designed to achieve the following objectives:

  1. To provide students with balanced academic curriculum of study this will enable them to contribute effectively to the operational needs of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
  2. To produce competent professional officers and postgraduate students who will be economists, and financial experts.
  3. To create an intellectually exciting and supportive workplace environment in which high quality, internationally recognized research and teaching in economics and related disciplines are produced and disseminated.


Nigerian Defence Academy vision is to produce high quality military officers and postgraduate students in academic excellence and morals that compete anywhere in the world.  Economics department is a dynamic department producing graduates with the best thinking on and best capacities for investigating local, national, and global economic problems and policy issues as well as globally competitive problem solving, writing and communication skills.


The mission statement of Economics department is the pursuit of excellence in knowledge for defence policy, character and service to humanity via impactful teaching and learning that is in line with the Nigerian Universities commission benchmark.  The mission statement also, includes the provision of high quality research services to Nigeria and the world and to extend the frontiers of economic science as well as to produce professional economists whose thinking and capacity to find solutions to economic problems would drive Nigeria development process.



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1. Dr AA Alexander Associate Professor/HOD 6/10  
2. Prof CI Egwaikhide Professor 7/9  
3. Prof ZS Saheed Professor 7/3  
4. Dr S Saad Associate Professor 6/10  
5. Dr S Ayodeji Senior Lecturer 4/9  
6. Maj IM Imam Senior Lecturer 4/6  
7. Mr MG Danpome Lecturer I 4/9  
8. Dr A Yakubu Lecturer II 3/4  
9. Mrs JA Yakubu Lecturer II 3/4  
10. Dr OJ Ikubor Lecturer II 3/3  
11. Mr DA Dahoro Assistant Lecturer 2/8  
12. Mr IS Oyefabi Assistant Lecturer 2/7  
13. Maj HH Gusau Assistant Lecturer 2/7  
14. Mr A Yahaya Grad Assistant 1/2  
15. Mr  U Haruna Grad Assistant 1/2  


(a) (b) (d) (e) (f)
1. Mrs Rashidat B Adisa Personal Secretary I 11/11  
2. Mrs Janet Zagi Chief Secretary Assistant 8/15  
3. Mr Philip D Rayah Chief Clerical Officer 6/15  
4. Mrs Rabi Yahaya Steward I 4/13  
5. Mrs Juliana Orinya Cleaner I 3/7