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Mining is the next big thing, bigger than oil in Nigeria

Click: Solid minerals: Gold, Lithium, etc.


Building trusting relationships among key players that spur the movement of ideas into action in an agile manner for the Arewa region and indeed Nigeria as a whole...Read More>>

The Centre collaborates with local, state, and federal government in the country and around the globe to explore and share development Best Practices... READ ON>>


 AREWA Center for Regional Development (ACRD)

ACRD was founded based on the United Nations (UN) documents of UNCRD - ECOSOC resolutions 1086 C of 18th June 1971 with the vision to achieve a sustainable living environment, safe, secure, equitable and inclusive development in harmony with the environment. ACRD is a Center of Excellence that helps to promote Local and Regional Economic Development (LRED) in Nigeria. The Centre aims to promote economic development, partnership and collaboration, focused research, evidence-based analysis, information and communication technology (ICT) training and other development services to private, public and not-for-profit organizations. It has formal collaborative agreements with the Global Economic Institute of Canada and the US International Economic Development Council (IEDC) in the areas of learning, development, information sharing and policies. To keep Arewa competitive both in Nigeria and in the global marketplace...Read On>>


Leaders of political parties and organizations from around the world have hailed the China-proposed Global Civilization Initiative, saying that it has great relevance, together with the Global Development Initiative and Global Security Initiative, to building up countries' consensus on addressing mounting global challenges in terms of peace, security, development and harmonious coexistence. The initiative calls for respect for the diversity of civilizations, upholding the common values of humanity in pursuing peace, development, equity, justice, democracy and freedom, and promoting robust international people-to-people exchanges and cooperation...Read More>>


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World Bank Data on Nigeria

1999 Constitution of Nigeria

Nigerian Leaders - Past and Present

State Governors List in Nigeria

Tribute to Sir Ahmadu Bello

About Nigeria    Quotes


Profile of Dr Baba J Adamu President of ACRD



"Given the emergence of new regional dynamics in development policy and practice, we MUST fine-tune current regional development perspectives and to develop new ones that are not only more in sync with the present and future global context but with the governance systems being currently adopted that are becoming more and more decentralized and grassroots oriented. We should adopt a strategy with emphasis on a balanced approach and justice to development and opportunity for all diversity irrespective of one’s tribe, social class, religious belief and even political affiliation; and establish targets for economic growth of the entire country taking advantage of our Demographic Shifts, which will fuel the growth of new sectors, markets, and service lines in our communities. The diversity that defines our various communities in our states and the nation at large is our Strength and, this ability to build strength and unity is the power that will propel the region and consequently, the Nigerian industry, into new dimensions of performance and inclusive growth. Catalyzing Inclusive Growth through ICT-enabled solutions in healthcare, education, financial services and public services can drive socio-economic development and inclusion of more than 30 million citizens each year, faster, cheaper and more effectively than traditional models; and thus addressing the root cause of terrorism, banditry and kidnappings. Our economic plan should be built on current regional opportunities and ethnic diversity linking macroeconomic models that brings knowledge, innovation and creativity”.... Dr. Baba J Adamu

"Let us begin by embracing a new way of thinking and action by cultivating a new philosophy that expresses the best of us, that brings forth our better selves and not our worst demons. Unending political recriminations and deliberate economic sabotage must give way to compassionate leadership, accommodation and the pursuit of better ideals".



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