Adebayo Adedeji (born December 21, 1930 in Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria) was United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa until 1991.
Federal Commissioner (Minister) for Economic Development and Reconstruction in Nigeria (1971-1975)
Professor of public administration and Director of the Institute of Administration at the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife, Nigeria).
His publications include:
Nigerian Administration and its Political Setting
Nigerian Federal Finance
Developing Research on African Administration
Africa, the Third World and the Search for a New Economic Order
Economic Crisis in Africa – African Perspectives in Development Problems and Potentials
South Africa & Africa, Within or Apart?
Comprehending and Mastering African Conflicts: The Search for Sustainable Peace and Good Governance.