If you are familiar with Nigerian politics, then obviously you must have heard the name Charles Chukwuma Soludo. Charles Chukwuma Soludo is one of the famous Nigerian economists and also had a one-time regime as the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria.
There are various interesting things to tell about Charles Chukwuma Soludo, you find them all in this article.
|Real name||Charles Chukwuma Soludo, CFR|
|Date of birth||28 July 1960|
|Country of Origin||Federal Republic of Nigeria|
|Net worth||₦2.3 billion – $5 Million|
|Education||University of Nigeria, Nsukka|
Charles Chukwuma Soludo Background
Born on the 28th of July 1960, Charles Chukwuma Soludo hails from Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, Nigeria. When he was eight years old, Charles Soludo lost his mother Mgbafor in his home town of Isuanioma near Isuofia, in Anambra State. Not much details is known about his childhood, however, Charles Chukwuma Soludo has always had a knack for being a scholar. This is obvious in his academic pursuit, and his subsequent career choice as a lecturer.
Right after his primary and secondary education, Charles Chukwuma Soludo pursued his Bachelors of Science degree in Economics from the University of Nsukka, Enugu state. Being a scholar and a bright student, he graduated with a First-Class degree in 1984. Three years after this, in 1987, Charles Chukwuma Soludo undertook his Masters degree in Economics from the University of Nsukka, Enugu State. His PhD was also in Economics from the same university. In both of these graduate studies, Charles Soludo was exceptional as he bagged First Class results in both with various awards.
Soludo ACADEMIC PROWESS
Charles Chukwuma Soludo’s brilliant mind and scholartics sense in the field of Macroeconomics has taken him on lecturing and researching spree both locally and Internationally. He started his career as an academia quite early. In 1998, Charles Soludo became a professor of economics at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and in 1999, he became a visiting professor at Swarthmore College in Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA.
Prof Charles Soludo has been a visiting scholar at the International Monetary Fund, the University of Cambridge, the Brookings Institution, the University of Warwick and the University of Oxford. At these universities, he lectures on various aspects of Economics, some of which are multi-country macro econometric modelling, techniques of computable general equilibrium modelling, survey methodology and panel data econometrics.
Every professor has publications to his/her name, it is one of the hallmarks of being a veteran professor. Same can be said of Charles Soludo, in addition to the numerous publications in his name, he has also co-authored and authored numerous books. Some of his publications include;
- “North-South Macroeconomic Interactions: Comparative Analysis using the MULTIMOD and INTERMOD global models”, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Brookings discussion papers in international economics, Brookings Institution (1992)
- “Implications of alternative macroeconomic policy responses to external shocks in Africa”, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Development research papers series, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Socio-Economic Research and Planning Division (1993)
- “Growth performance in Africa: Further evidence on the external shocks versus domestic policy debate”, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Development research papers series, United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, Socio-Economic Research and Planning Division (1993)
- “The Consequences of US Fiscal Actions in a Global Model with Alternative Assumptions about the Exchange Regime in Developing Countries”, Ralph C. Bryan and Charles Chukwuma Soludo. Chapter 13 in David Currie and David Vines, eds., North-South Linkages and International Macroeconomic Policy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press for the Centre for Economic Policy Research. (Brookings Discussion Paper in International Economics No. 103. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, February 1994.)
- “Macroeconomic adjustment, trade, and growth: Policy analysis using a macroeconomic model of Nigeria”, Charles Chukwuma Soludo, AERC research paper, African Economic Research Consortium (1995) ISBN 9966-900-26-8 ISBN 978-9966900265
- Soludo, Charles Chukwuma (1998). Macroeconomic Policy Modelling of African Economies. Acena. ISBN 978-2114-29-4.
- “Our Continent, Our Future: African Perspectives on Structural Adjustment”, T. Mkandawire and C.C. Soludo, Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa, Dakar, 1999, in Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa, 1:2, 1999.
- “African Voices on Structural Adjustment: A Companion to Our Continent, Our Future”, Edited by Thandika Mkandawire and Charles C. Soludo. At least three editions: IDRC/CODESRIA/Africa World Press 2002, ISBN 0-88936-888-0, 280 pp.; Paperback, ISBN 978-0-88936-888-0 Jan 2003; Africa World Press 2003, ISBN 0-86543-779-3
- Okonjo-Iweala, Ngozi; Charles Chukwuma Soludo and Mansur Muhtar (2002). The Debt Trap in Nigeria: Towards a Sustainable Debt Strategy. Africa World Press. ISBN 1-59221-001-5.
- “The Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy in Africa: Forced Consensus”, Edited by Charles Chukwuma Soludo, Michael Osita Ogbu and Ha-Joon Chang, Africa World Press (January 2004), ISBN 1-59221-164-X, ISBN 978-1-59221-164-7 (Also International Development Research Centre, ISBN 1-59221-165-8)
- “Potential Impacts of the New Global Financial Architecture on Poor Countries”, Edited by Charles Soludo, Musunuru Rao, ISBN 978-2-86978-158-0, 80 pages, 2006, CODESRIA, Senegal, Paperback
In 2003, Professor Charles Soludo joined the Nigerian government as the Chief Economic Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Planning Commission of Nigeria.
In May 2004, he became the Chairman of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Also, he got an appointment from the Nigerian President – Mohammadu Buhari, to be part of the newly formed 8-member Economic Advisory Council (EAC) on the 16th of September 2019.
In 2010, he campaigned to be the Governor of his hometown, however, he lost to Peter Obi during the elections. But it seems, the erudite professor hasn’t given up on politics yet, he still aspires to be the Governor of Anambra in 2022 (@soludo2022).