Benson Idahosa University (BIU) School of Post-Graduate Studies has successfully graduated the first Student in the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme. He is Dr. Leonard Nosa Aisien.
In his research work entitled, “China-Africa Trade Relations: Growth Implications for ECOWAS Countries”, Dr. Aisien observed that in recent years, there had been sustainable growth in a lot of the countries within the sub-Sahara Region of Africa.
His research work coincides with improved trade in China which according to him, is fast becoming a world (super) power- growing from a third world country into a first world country.
Identifying Africa as a virgin land with lots of untapped resources, his research was to verify if the growth in China was as a result of improved trade relations with Africa; adding that currently, the future of the world is Africa.
Also on the need for African leaders to take advantage of this fast growing trade era, building strong infrastructures, sound financial systems as well as diversification of the economy is the way to go. “This is the time for African leaders to be aware and more involved in treaties. I however advocate for the importation of capital goods as against consumables”- Dr. Aisien.
Concluding, the researcher disclosed that his research work was carried out using state- of -the art facilities at the University and was sponsored by the Management of the Institution.
This is a testimony to Integrity and transparency of Benson Idahosa University (BIU) academic calendar, where every student is envisage to graduate at stipulated time.