Vision and Policy in Nigerian Economics: The Legacy of Pius Okigbo (West African Studies)ISBN: 9781214015;
This is a festschrift for Pius Okigbo, a foremost economist, public intellectual and trailblazer of Nigeria's development in the immediate aftermath of colonial rule. Okigbo was the first African recipient of a doctoral degree from Northwestern University in the US, the first 'indigenous' development officer and economic advisor to the federal government, the first Nigerian Ambassador to the European Economic Community, and the first economic advisor to the as-was Biafran Government. He forged many associations with progressive leaders of developing countries in the South, notably with Julius Nyerere. He was a brother of the distinguished Nigeria poet, Christopher Okigbo. Okigbo's subjects of enquiry and ideas about the future of Nigeria are deeply relevant today, and provide the impetus for the debates and analyses presented in this book. The work is comprised of twelve chapters and organised into four sections: Memoirs and Tributes; Okigbo and the Evolution of the Nigerian...