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Sani is a PhD candidate in the Department of Political Economy, at King’s College London. His research focuses on the nature and hierarchy of evidence used by policymakers in Nigeria in the development of public policies. Specifically, his research attempts to identify the kind of information policymakers in Nigeria use and interrogates the relative importance the policymakers attach to the different kinds of information.

Prior to enrolling in King’s College in September, 2019, Sani received a Master of Governance and Public Policy (MGPP) from the University of Queensland, Australia, a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, and a diploma in banking from the same institution. He had worked as an Assistant Lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State, Nigeria and he currently works at the Central Bank of Nigeria. At the bank, he has worked in three departments, namely, banking supervision, financial policy and regulation, and consumer protection.

His research is funded by the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Doctoral Research

Exploring the nature and hierarchy of evidence used in formulating public policies in Nigeria from 2015 to 2019.

Research Interests

  • Hierarchy of evidence in policymaking
  • Evidence-based policy
  • Public policy
  • Corruption and (under)development
  • Independent central banking
  • Consumer protection regulation


Professor Jonathan Portes and Dr Wale Ismail


  • The politics of policy-making
  • Economic policy-making