About Prof Tukur Garba
Prof. Tukur Garba is a Professor of Development Economics at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria. He earned his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. in Economics from Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria. He was once the Head of Economics Department at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria. He is serving, currently as the Director, Division of General Studies at Usmanu Danfodiyo University Sokoto, Nigeria. Currently, he is a Visiting Professor at the DSI/NRF/Newton Fund Trilateral Research Chair in Transformative Innovation, the 4th Industrial Revolution and Sustainable Development, College of Business and Economics, Johannesburg Business School, University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He is a member of research teams that won research grants from Office of the Account General of Federation, Nigeria; from African Economic Research consortium (AERC) Nairobi, Kenya; Central Bank of Nigeria; and AfricaLics. He attended several international conferences and workshops in places such as: Helsinki – Finland at UNU-WIDER; Nairobi, Kenya; Mombasa, Kenya; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Maputo, Mozambique; Pretoria and Johannesburg, South Africa; among others. His articles also appeared in the AERC Research Papers Series and in reputable national and international journals. He serves as a consultant to Fadama III Project, in Zamfara State; UNDP; Oxford Policy Management Limited – United Kingdom; Education Data, Research, and Evaluation in Nigeria (EDOREN) – Abuja; and Institute of Corporate Governance, Nigeria – Abuja. He also served as a member, Selection Committee constituted to evaluate research proposals received for the 2016 batch of National Working Groups (NWG) launched under the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) NWG Programme, Dakar, Senegal, 15th June, 2016. He serves as a reviewer of some international and national conference papers and journal articles, including those published by Elsevier and Springer. He has vast skills in performing descriptive and inferential analyses using Stata econometric package. His areas of research interest include: Development Economics, Economics of Innovation and Development, Corporate Governance, Quantitative Research Methods, Applied Econometrics, and Public Finance.