Samuel Adepoju Aluko is a Nigerian scholar, critic and economist who was chairman of the National Economic Intelligence Committee under General Sani Abacha. The committee was charged with the duties of monitoring the capital budgets of the government during the mid 90s.
He was also the first dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ife, now called Obafemi Awolowo University. In 1981, he served on a committee constituted to produce a framework for a new univeristy in Bendel State.
He is one of Nigeria's most prominent economists who has had a fair share of public exposure. His economic philosophy tows the lines of John Maynard Keynes.
Samuel was born in August 17, 1929 to Aluko Fagbohun of Ode EKiti. He started his education in his home town at St Mary's School, Ode Ekiti, he was there from 1936-1940, before moving to Emmanuel School, Ado Ekiti; he also attended Christ's School, Ado Ekiti. He then took time studying privately and later achieved a 2nd class honours in Economics from the University of London.
His chosen profession early in life was high school teaching and administration. He was the principal of Zik's College of Commerce, Sapele and Vice-principal of Lagos City College. During the period, he participated in various local organizations including membership of the Ode Ekiti Progressive Union and the Ekiti's People's Party in 1953.
Since then, he has acquired a reputation in the public sphere for his critical stance on some of the government's policies and also an an adsiver to a few government's in the country.
- S. A. Aluko. 'How Many Nigerians? An Analysis of Nigeria's Census Problems, 1901-63', The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 3, No. 3 (Oct., 1965), pp. 371-392.
- S. A. Aluko. 'Population Growth and the Level of Income: A Survey', The Journal of Modern African Studies > Vol. 9, No. 4 (Dec., 1971), pp. 561-575
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