Founded in 2012

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AIER’s Bastiat Society program in Nigeria provides a platform for scholars and policy experts to share their insights and experiences with the general business community. Our events address sound economic principles, personal freedom, and opportunities created through markets.
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Adewale Bankole has worked and facilitated many startup businesses across Nigeria and presently is Co-Founder of Liberxra Ltd, a freight forwarder and logistic company based in Lagos, Nigeria. Adewale describes himself as “very passionate about issues pertaining to entrepreneurship, the free market and individual liberty”. He started the Bastiat Society of Nigeria Chapter in 2012 and has since been facilitating several seminars and workshop centering on libertarian principles among business people, young professionals and students alike. Adewale is an associate at African Liberty Org and IMANI. He is a member of FEE100 – an exclusive group of Foundation for Economic Education Alumni. Adewale earned a BS in Economics from Obafemi Awolowo University and a Master of Research and Public Policy (MRPP) from University of Lagos.

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Lagos, Nigeria

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Event Coordinator for Southern Nigeria, Olanrewaju Olaboye is a Software Engineer at Premium Software Solutions LLC., a U.S. based software engineering agency. He is a mentor of Nodejs and React at, where he provides hands on mentorship for other developers and students from over 50 countries. Olanrewaju is a member of the engineering team at LegalboxTech Limited, in development of, focusing on solving contract issues for African entrepreneurs businesses, and freelancers. He is also a lead engineer for Godark ( a cloud kitchen management software. Olanrewaju has experience in the finance industry as an ex-developer at GT Bank. He has been an ardent advocate of free market and entrepreneurship since his undergraduate days at Olabisi Onabanjo University (OOU). There, he led the affairs of the free market advocacy group, African Liberty Students Organization (ALSO). Later Olanrewaju graduated with a first class in Economics from the Olabisi Onabanjo University. In 2019 Olanrewaju joined the Bastiat Society of Nigeria as the Program Coordinator for Southern Nigeria.

Program and Policy Fellow, Mudiaga Aluya is a Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator/Trainer, seasoned facilitator, and Public Policy Analyst.
He is passionate about future of work and implication of fourth Industrial Revolution on skill set, required to perform job functions. Mudiaga is very keen about upskilling of labor force to meet 21st Century demands, in order to get value for excellent service delivery.
Mudiaga is an avid believer of proliferation of knowledge. He is gifted in imparting knowledge and touching lives positively is his mandate. This has earned him numerous accolades and awards, including Outstanding Teacher, Lagos State, Nigeria.
He is a volunteer facilitator of School for Artisanship and Business Management and Centre for Legal Support and Inmate Rehabilitation.
He earned a master’s degree in Research and Public Policy at the University of Lagos.