Mohammed G. Alkali
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC)
Mohammed G. Alkali is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the North-East Development Commission (NEDC), a focal organisation charged with the responsibility to assess, coordinate, harmonise and report on all intervention programmes, and initiatives by the Federal Government or any of its Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs),States; and other Development Partners and for the implementation of all programmes and initiatives for the North East states; Adamawa, Bauchi, Borno, Gombe, Taraba, Yobe, respectively.
Under his leadership, the NEDC has strategically been assessing, reviewing, and implementing key strategic programme that would catalyze the poverty matrix in the North-East region some of which include the development of the North-East Stabilisation and Development Master Plan (NESDMP) is an all-inclusive roadmap for the Reconciliation, Rehabilitation, Reactivation, Replacement, Reconstruction, Resettlement, Renewal, Regeneration, Redevelopment and Sustainable Growth of the North-East Zone. The masterplan focuses on both alleviating poverty and promoting sustainable growth and development using transformative projects and programmes.
Other notable humanitarian and development projects he has spearhead include the ongoing construction of 3500 mass housing units for the resettlement of the IDPs with 1000 completed, capacity building for over 4000 youth in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to improve access to ICT in the North-East through establishment of ICT Resource Centres targeted at supporting ICT penetration with the hope to resuscitate the region economically in line with the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). Under his leadership the NEDC has intervened in the areas of agriculture, WASH, Health, key infrastructure such as bridges, schools etc.
Alkali has also undertaken various national and corporate assignments alongside demanding substantive roles. He served as the Chairman, Technical Committee of the Federal Government of Nigeria’s N10.00 billion Rice Processing Intervention Fund (2008/2009); played an active role in the packaging of the N100.00 billion Cotton, Textiles and Garment (CTG) Development Scheme proposal to the President of Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2009; he was member of the Governing Council of the Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency（SMEDAN) of Nigeria.
He is also member of various professional bodies: Life Member, Institute of Directors (IOD), and Fellow Nigeria Institute of Management (NIM); Member, The Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN) and Member, Boards of various Corporate Organizations. Alkali trained in leadership and Executive management, at Harvard Business School, The University of Chicago, the Stanford University and The Columbia University amongst others. He voluntarily retired from the Bank of Industry Limited on 18/07/2016.
He holds a first-class bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria and a master’s degree in Accounting and Finance from the London School of Economics U.K.